on 24-10-2011 09:29 PM
As a designer, I had been analyzing many issues regarding to 'Copy Protection' Save.
In conclusion, it would be clever if Sony could prototype a USB stick - exclusivly for the PS3 console and allow consumers to backup any 'Protected Save'. For example, if Sony HQ design a simple USB Drive (8GB) which acts like a Memory card with built-in firmware to block consumer from using the stick on a PC / Laptop, then there shouldn't be a problem about cheating and sharing. In simple term, the USB (Including firmware) will only allow the USB (PS3 Design) to function when plugged into a PS3 Console.
If you can pull this off, then it would help everyone and developer in the future. So please take this plan into consideration and don't ignore it. Nevertheless, I will also design a diagram to show you what I am trying to emphesis.
Thank you for your time,
Notes: Diagram & Illustration comming soon!
on 24-10-2011 10:39 PM
The last thing the PS3 user base ever needs is the return of Magic gate encryption extras.
The PSvita crowd are having to deal with this and hate it allready and its not even out.
Worse they have NO choice ether, Games Require Sonys New Memory stick even though the cartridge has storage space for game saves.
Give the developer the choice and most are forcing PS vita users to get the new memory stick.
Give the developer the freedom to encryped the data they dam will.
You wont only be adding the option to encrypt the data. you will be adding more reasons for the developer to force the use of the card and the freedom to use any old USB stick that we have now will be gone.
We have been lucky most developers dont want to upset users buy using protected saves We have been lucky that PS+ has not increased the Copy protection on save game usage. The reason for that has been the LOW amount of PS+ users, thank god. (don't bother shes never listerning)
Also When Sony makes an accessory you will have to pay a big mark up again.
on 24-10-2011 11:08 PM
on 24-10-2011 11:36 PM
Wrong way round the memory card does not need to be encrypted.
The files and folders and servers need better encryption from the developers of the games. But publishers Aka Activison wont pay for that.
Then developers won't need copy protection from the PS3 firmware. If they protected the file better. ( if some one invents the protection, another can break it in time, so all this is pointless, which is likely Activisions reason for not paying for it on any of the COD games.)
24-10-2011 11:50 PM - edited 25-10-2011 12:02 AM
For those who think that this idea is cr*p, then please let me tell you this: It's better to buy PS3 exclusive USB just keep backups of your save rather than paying for PSN+ every 90 days / Years just to backup your copy protected save.
USB PS3 Exclusive = One time purchase - backup and restore "Copy Protected SAVE."
PSN+ Services = Half the junk which the public doesn't like, expensive, needs to be re-new (multiply by the price of USB + savings for games), 24hrs wait just to transfer copy protected save from one PS3 to another.... *snooze... the list are endless.
P.S. if the developer add something special onto the usb, then there is no point of hacking the device. Once modified by the user, the usb would no longer respond when inserted to a ps3 console. So yeah, just think of it as a 'fail safe' from the brain and implement something similar to PS3 Internal HDD.
IE: Try and connect your PS3 HDD to your PC. You will see what I am trying to say...
Notes: Right Click & Save for viewing PDF.
Here is my PDF diagram: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7667973/PS3/Prototype-V1-U
on 25-10-2011 12:05 AM
So you want users to pay £££s to fix mistakes that the publisher makes.
on 25-10-2011 12:15 AM
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