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Sony Releases Instructional Video On Sharing Used Games

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Sony one-ups Microsoft during E3 event.

During yesterday's event, Sony talked a lot about upcoming titles for the PS4, services the console would support, and even mentioned a brand new cloud gaming service that it would be launching next year. However, the company also revealed that the PS4 would support used games. It's an issue that's caused quite a bit of controversy for Microsoft, along with the fact that the Xbox One will need to 'check in' with Microsoft via the web once daily. Guess what? Sony's PS4 won't need to do that either.

Of course, confirmation of these facts would be enough to score points with gamers, but Sony went a little further with a video lesson on how to share games with your friends and fellow gamers. Check it out below:

Official PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video

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    rad666 , June 11, 2013 7:03 PM
    This made me laugh SO hard when I saw it yesterday...
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    kinggraves , June 11, 2013 7:35 PM
    Microsoft, just relax. Let it happen. It will be over soon.
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    John Hadley , June 11, 2013 7:58 PM
    Hilarious way to make Microsoft look bad.
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    rad666 , June 11, 2013 7:03 PM
    This made me laugh SO hard when I saw it yesterday...
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    pcichico , June 11, 2013 7:13 PM
    I wish we lived in a world where Sony could make this funny ass video and not have to put fine print on the bottom cuz some douche bag is going to hold them to this till the end of time.
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    pcichico , June 11, 2013 7:14 PM
    I wish we lived in a world where Sony could make this funny ass video and not have to put fine print on the bottom cuz some douche bag is going to hold them to this till the end of time.
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    kinggraves , June 11, 2013 7:35 PM
    Microsoft, just relax. Let it happen. It will be over soon.
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    frank the tank , June 11, 2013 7:38 PM
    U mad Xbox One fans? Good on Sony for not applying the always online DRM and the used game fee.
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    jaguarskx , June 11, 2013 7:43 PM
    The instructional video was sooo complex and convoluted that I needed to watch the video several times to understand what was going on....
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    John Hadley , June 11, 2013 7:58 PM
    Hilarious way to make Microsoft look bad.
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    edogawa , June 11, 2013 8:14 PM
    I'm hoping Microsoft learns there lesson from this, what they are doing is completely ridiculous. Sony is just wiping the floor with Microsoft.
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    southernshark , June 11, 2013 8:15 PM
    Definitely buying Sony. The last thing I want is (more) MS spyware in my house with no real way to trade used games. Sony all the way.
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    Yuka , June 11, 2013 9:11 PM
    Here's a related link to this:

    http://kotaku.com/the-internets-hilarious-reactions-to-e3-512667747

    This has been like the best E3 for a long time now, hahaha. Thanks MS for being so inept at making a good product.

    Cheers!
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    razor512 , June 11, 2013 9:19 PM
    Instructions were too confusing, I got the fork stuck in the electrical outlet :(  .
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    brettms71 , June 11, 2013 9:33 PM
    And what happens when e.g. EA release a game for PS4 and EA ties it into your details and requires online connection every time you play it. Nothing Sony can do about that. So much for swapping games with your mates at that point. I'm a PC gamer, so used to not being able to trade games (Steam). I like what Sony is doing, just hope they can stick with it and override the publishing companies. Otherwise at that point MS wins, because at least they have a strategy to trade games, as much as that strategy sucks.
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    wl589 , June 11, 2013 9:56 PM
    Funny video, but the Glorious PC Gaming Master Race will still reign above all the dirty console peasants.
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    Darkerson , June 11, 2013 10:43 PM
    There are two things I hope Microsoft takes to heart after all the dust has settled. Stop treating your customers like walking, talking wallets that do nothing other than spew money, and actually LISTEN to your customer's feedback. FFS, as if they didnt learn this the hard way with Windows 8 (not listening to feedback, hoping to lock us all in via the store to extract even more money), they go and make similar boneheaded moves with the new Xbox. Christ, at this point its like they just want to piss all over their customers/fans with their controlling, greedy bullshit.
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    madjimms , June 11, 2013 10:55 PM
    Looks like If I ever get a next-gen console its going to be a PS4.
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    xero141 , June 11, 2013 11:00 PM
    brought tears to my eyes
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    dimar , June 11, 2013 11:26 PM
    How do you share games purchased on PSN?
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    nino_z , June 12, 2013 2:10 AM
    Last time Sony started bad and Microsoft did well, now the sides switch. Well played Sony!
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    Avus , June 12, 2013 5:00 AM
    MS just like the good (bad) old MS... always need to be embarrassed by the competition in order to make things right.

    Remember how Apple embarrassed MS using "Mac guy vs. PC guy" ads campaign to remind Windows Vista failure. Now is the Sony's turn....
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    AndrewMD , June 12, 2013 5:26 AM
    Working on public fears to gain lost foothold to future customers... This is a basic marketing 101 tactic. Sony needs more than this in order to lure customers back. However, only time will tell if this policy will be able to stick. Sony likes to give people only half of their intentions and quickly change when odds are in their favor.
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