The #PS4noDRM Campaign: We Want You!

Let Sony know how you feel about used games.


While Microsoft is telling us that we were wrong about their used game policies (although game journalists are just repeating back what Microsoft’s own spokespeople said), Sony has been a little quiet about the matter. I have been a little hesitant to jump on Sony’s bandwagon until I heard a clear statement on the matter — possibly justifiably so given some rumors that are floating around. The captain of Dorito industry himself, Geoff Keighley, has suggested (in the most speculative way) that Sony might be considering some shenanigans as well.

We don’t know what Sony’s up to, and that worries me a bit. It also worried NeoGAF user famousmortimer, and he’s created a forum asking gamers to communicate with Sony’s reps about how we feel about used games. He asks folks to try to stay polite, but firm in our feelings about what we expect from used games and next gen. Before you dismiss this as just a couple of internet complainers, go take a look at the hashtag #PS4noDRM.

Whether this has an effect on Sony remains to be seen, but the temptation of all the free press they can get from the attention that’s on this subject may be too much to turn down. Sony may or may not listen, but honestly, isn’t this the best chance we’ll all have at being heard?

The rules and suggestions for joining this campaign are all on the forum.

Joel Couture
Joel Couture
Joel Couture

MASH Veteran

A horror-obsessed gamer, Joel is still spending his days looking for something to scare himself as much as Fatal Frame. Even so, he has ridiculous action games and obscure gems to keep him happy in the meantime. A self-proclaimed aficionado of terrible retro games, he's always looking for a rotten game he hasn't played yet, and may be willing to exchange information for candy.

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