You have to be kidding… PES 2008 tied to console

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I tried, I really did… I had made a promise this morning that I wouldn’t report on any bad PS3 news today and I think I was doing very well, that is however until I received a tip off about PES 2008 in my mailbox….

I have already posted about the terrible lag and and framerate issues in PES 2008 but this takes the cake… (no not that cake)

If you are brave enough to attempt the terrible online play in PES 2008 you will have noticed that you need to register… so what is that about? 

It’s also worth noting the online registration process, which locks your copy of the game to your Konami account for online play. This means that if you ever want to sell your copy of the game, the next person will be unable to play online unless he or she has your registration details.

So Konami has taken it upon themselves to try and stop the second hand game sales by gimping the game once you use it online. It would be easy to now just blame Konami and move on, however they haven’t implemented this system in the Xbox 360 version

Not to mention that if you have the memory of an elephant you may remember Sony stating that they are going to tie games to the PS3 to stop the second hand trade.

Konami so far has refused to comment on this but it is true and so if you have a choice make sure you buy the Xbox 360 version of this game. Tying a game to a console is absolutely unacceptable. Do not allow it to become the norm.

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[Credit to Doobiwan for the tip]

Last Updated: November 2, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Ouch that really sucks. For once I actually feel sorry for the dudes that own PS3’s.

  • doobiwan

    I suspect everyone is going to raise hell about this and rightly so. It’s not a “PS3” issue per se it’s a fundamental shift in what we perceive as our rights as gamers.

    I suspect it’s happened on the PS3 first simply because stuff is server based, where there’s no centralized servers for XBL games, but as soon as they start coming out early next year 360 may have similar issues.

    Just say no. Don’t buy PES (Any platform) and send ema

  • Ruslan

    Wow… if more games for the PS3 follow suit I might as well keep it simply to store photos. Yawn.

  • JP

    Is Sony trying to make the PS3 phail on purpose?

  • abev

    Oh no!!! One sh*tty game thats locked and the PS3 is a piece of crap and a “phail”ure!! What a load of shit!

  • LazySAGamer

    That game is one of the biggest games in Europe and I think you are missing the point here. This is a trend that can not be allowed to continue…

  • Ruslan

    @Abev – pity you dont see the bigger picture as usual. 😉

  • Bob

    It’s essentially already happened to PC gaming and it was probably naive to think consoles would remain immune. And if it happens on the PS3, make no mistake, it’s going to come to the XBox 360 at some stage.

    More than likely, it’s one reason that EA insisted on being able to authenticate XBL users through its own servers. Draconian copy controls are one reason that I left PC gaming behind, so this is worrying.

    The big question is, what implications does this have for the rental market, which is traditonally fairly big in most parts of the world?

  • SlippyMadFrog

    This sucks. I often trade my older games for other older games I havn’t played yet. If this becomes the norm, I’m going to be pissed.

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