Sony Patent Could Stop You From Playing Used Games, Possibly on the…

A patent application published today resurrects the rumor that Sony's next gaming console will suppress the playing of used games, and outlines how such a scheme would be accomplished without the use of an always-on Internet connection for verification. In short, an RFID ID stamped onto the new discs would track their… » 1/03/13 10:00am 1/03/13 10:00am

Sony Wants Your PlayStation to Automatically Know Who You Are

In May this year, Sony Computer Entertainment filed an application for a patent concerning biometric security. Not an entirely new idea, since there are consumer devices like phones (and the Kinect) that already have things like facial recognition, but it's the scale of Sony's thoughts on the matter that are important… » 9/20/12 11:30pm 9/20/12 11:30pm