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Terms of Service Change: Only 3 Activations.

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I have my account activated on 4 PS3s.

 

One PS3 is mine of course, there's my brother's cause I often play on his PS3 whenever I'm round his, my old PS3 60GB that I sold as I was unaware of it at the time and didn't know you have to deactivate it and my mate's PS3 for when I'm at his.

 

So I wonder if one of them will deactivate automatically?

 

 


Message from MB:

 

 

VERY IMPORTANT:

 

This is a typo - the number of activated consoles is STILL 5

 

You should receive an updated email within the next few days.

 

Cheers,


 

 

 

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fski wrote:

MusterBuster wrote:

VERY IMPORTANT:

 

This is a typo - the number of activated consoles is STILL 5

 

You should receive an updated email within the next few days.

 

Cheers,


Oh, then the guy at the call center was spot on then. I'll name him now - nice one Chaz (yes, Chaz)

Chaz = officially a legend :)

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Must have had fat fingers, I'd expect a 4 or 6 as a typo, but a 3? :D

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MusterBuster wrote:

VERY IMPORTANT:

 

This is a typo - the number of activated consoles is STILL 5

 

You should receive an updated email within the next few days.

 

Cheers,


Nice one MB, good news.

 

Thanks for letting us know.

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MusterBuster wrote:

VERY IMPORTANT:

 

This is a typo - the number of activated consoles is STILL 5

 

You should receive an updated email within the next few days.

 

Cheers,




Cheers for that MB. :)
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MusterBuster wrote:

VERY IMPORTANT:

 

This is a typo - the number of activated consoles is STILL 5

 

You should receive an updated email within the next few days.

 

Cheers,


Thanks MB for clearing this up, puts my mind bit more ease about bricked activations. Sorry about slightly more heated comments than usual, but this typo really was on akhilles heel of PSN-store.

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My requests for SONY: 1) Integrate PlayStation3 and your 400 disc MEGACHANGER, Im way too lazy to switch game BDs, u could call it forexample MEGASTATION. 2) Build Specialized Fat-AiBO which has MEGASTATION in belly and two projectors as eyes for 3D projection in any given room of the house. You can call them PLAiBO.

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All hail MP.
Nice one,I can now spend money without worry.
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MusterBuster... any clarification on what the "24 hour" restrictions will mean?

 

I'm not clear on whether this applies to downloading the games or playing the games with a 24 hour gap.  If it's a download issue, that's not a huge problem.  But if I activate Fat Princess on two systems so my roommate and I can play together, a 24 hour gap between plays would keep that from happening.

 

That would be a huge disappointment since games like Fat Princess have no local multiplayer on one system. 

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abkadefgee wrote:

MusterBuster... any clarification on what the "24 hour" restrictions will mean?

 

I'm not clear on whether this applies to downloading the games or playing the games with a 24 hour gap.  If it's a download issue, that's not a huge problem.  But if I activate Fat Princess on two systems so my roommate and I can play together, a 24 hour gap between plays would keep that from happening.

 

That would be a huge disappointment since games like Fat Princess have no local multiplayer on one system. 


 

Not really, that is classified as game sharing, and will get you in trouble. If you buy a disc based game, there is no way you and your friend can play the same disc at the same time. Same principle with any downloaded game, it 'should' only be played on one system at a time.
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V00D00CHARL1E wrote:

abkadefgee wrote:

MusterBuster... any clarification on what the "24 hour" restrictions will mean?

 

I'm not clear on whether this applies to downloading the games or playing the games with a 24 hour gap.  If it's a download issue, that's not a huge problem.  But if I activate Fat Princess on two systems so my roommate and I can play together, a 24 hour gap between plays would keep that from happening.

 

That would be a huge disappointment since games like Fat Princess have no local multiplayer on one system. 


 

Not really, that is classified as game sharing, and will get you in trouble. If you buy a disc based game, there is no way you and your friend can play the same disc at the same time. Same principle with any downloaded game, it 'should' only be played on one system at a time.

Hmmm i think u might have mistaken slightly there, cause i remember reading that u can do that with warhawk, no? I mean that somehow u can use one disc to play with multiple platforms on same LAN, i dont know for sure how this work (perhaps disc can spawn a client? or more likely u need disc just to launch the title?) but i might be just plain wrong cause i only have downloaded version myself, which for sure does not support any kinda sharing...

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My requests for SONY: 1) Integrate PlayStation3 and your 400 disc MEGACHANGER, Im way too lazy to switch game BDs, u could call it forexample MEGASTATION. 2) Build Specialized Fat-AiBO which has MEGASTATION in belly and two projectors as eyes for 3D projection in any given room of the house. You can call them PLAiBO.

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Right let me get this straight;

 

If you run out of Actvations 5 or 3 or whatever the number is , you can`t buy any more PSN games ?????

 

If NOT, can`t you just set up a NEW account and BUY PSN games on that ??? :)

 

Can you still log into your account / User ID to get trophies ect .... ????

 

LAST question lol, Is there anyway to find out what number your on ???

 

cheers for clearing this mess up :)

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StarPilot wrote:

Right let me get this straight;

 

If you run out of Actvations 5 or 3 or whatever the number is , you can`t buy any more PSN games ?????  You can't PLAY the ones you've already paid for.

 

If NOT, can`t you just set up a NEW account and BUY PSN games on that ??? :)  Yes you can start a new account and buy them all over again.

 

Can you still log into your account / User ID to get trophies ect .... ????  Yes but not to download/play your games you've paid for.

 

LAST question lol, Is there anyway to find out what number your on ???  How many machines do you own or have owned? Did you deactivate them? If not there's your answer.

 

cheers for clearing this mess up :)


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Avoiding GAME/Gamestation.
Ripoff prices, poor value on trade ins and shoddy customer service.
Latest trade in comparison, Mario Kart Wii with Wheel:
GAME offered a measely £8
HMV offered a huge £25.

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abkadefgee wrote:

MusterBuster... any clarification on what the "24 hour" restrictions will mean?

 

I'm not clear on whether this applies to downloading the games or playing the games with a 24 hour gap.  If it's a download issue, that's not a huge problem.  But if I activate Fat Princess on two systems so my roommate and I can play together, a 24 hour gap between plays would keep that from happening.

 

That would be a huge disappointment since games like Fat Princess have no local multiplayer on one system. 


Sony don't want you doing that anyway, they expect you to buy it on both consoles as you would have to do with disc based games

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Whether or not Sony wants people doing that, the question is "Are they taking action to stop it by forcing a 24 hour gap between plays, or just a gap between downloads?"

 

Because the fact is, there are certain games, like Fat Princess, that I'd be less likely to buy if I can't activate them on two systems to play together.  Games like that don't support multiple players on the same system, and so I'd rather buy something I can actually play with friends or roommates in my own home.  

 

The multiplayer functionality of these games may not be Sony's problem, but restricting the game activations will affect their bottom line.  So, can we just get a clear answer on what they're actually going to do? 

chalky83 wrote:

Sony don't want you doing that anyway, they expect you to buy it on both consoles as you would have to do with disc based games


  

 

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Only 3 activations now thats riddiculous what if you get the YLOD how do you deactivate ur accounnt? You cant and sony wont do it. Ive got my account Activated on My old YLOD 40gig which is collecting dust and my recently 80gig model. Now if that dies and i buy a new 1 and that dies aswell i will be screwed lol.

 

Luckily that wont happen for 3 years tho i managed to grab extended warrenty this time :D. But still sucks for all those other people who cant get theirs deactivated.

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Tuck and Don, had either of you read through the thread you'd see it was confirmed by MB to have been a typo, the 5 activation limit still stands. You couple of plums :p
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Nope i never read the whole thread couldnt be bothered :D

 

Im not a plum but i am eatable :P

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MusterBuster thanks for the clarification.

 

I retract my earlier statement and shall be a customer of the PSN Store once more.  Since I still have some lives left. ;)

 

I don't, won't and never would put my account on a machine I don't own.

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Avoiding GAME/Gamestation.
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Tuck and Don, had either of you read through the thread you'd see it was confirmed by MB to have been a typo, the 5 activation limit still stands. You couple of plums :p

haha, thats what happens when you notice a title and come storming in.............

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How can sony do this in middle of YLOD season? Seriously, are they having revenge on digital distribution cause HD-DVD fanboys proclaimed its gonna kill blu-ray after their own disc had sinked? i mean:

 

- PSP Go! store shelves empty and overpriced

- VidStore HD rentals in STEREO

- And now this!

 

And yes i've lost one activation on YLOD, other was saved by hairdryer. Contacted Sony and they were reluctant to reset activation...

 

Can anybody tell what is the situation on content which can be used on both platforms (ps3&psp) surely 3 cant be enough? 

 

Sony please, this is unacceptable, if it must be only 3 activations, u must make cancelling activations on bricked consoles easier or else atleast I will feel uneasy of using PSN store. 

 

 

 

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My requests for SONY: 1) Integrate PlayStation3 and your 400 disc MEGACHANGER, Im way too lazy to switch game BDs, u could call it forexample MEGASTATION. 2) Build Specialized Fat-AiBO which has MEGASTATION in belly and two projectors as eyes for 3D projection in any given room of the house. You can call them PLAiBO.
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