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[–] [email protected] 102 points 2 days ago (1 children)

PSN account needed to play Palword incoming

[–] [email protected] 71 points 2 days ago (1 children)

...This is not a publishing deal for Palworld the video game, or an acquisition by Sony, rather an attempt to make the most of the game’s huge popularity with non-video game products, such as merchandise and music...

Looks like we're safe from any forced PSN account requirements. For now...

[–] [email protected] 36 points 2 days ago (2 children)

PSN account required to wear Palworld merch incoming

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 day ago

We noticed that you're trying to put on a licensed Sony hat, please sign on first.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 days ago

Gotta get PSN account before buying your lovander body pillow

[–] [email protected] 15 points 2 days ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Not Craftopia players, that's for sure.

[–] [email protected] 77 points 2 days ago (3 children)

Players (suspicious): "So what is it you're doing here, Sony?"

Sony: "Merchandizing."

Players: "Merchandizing? What's that?"

Sony: "Merchandizing! Come, I'll show you. Open up this door."

Sony: "Come, take a look! We've got the game's logo on everything. Merchandizing, merchandizing... Where the real money from the game is made."

Sony: "Palworld the t-shirt! Palworld the cell phone case! Palworld the laptop stickers! *Palworld, the flamethrower!"


Sony: "The kids love it."

[–] [email protected] 34 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)
[–] [email protected] 24 points 2 days ago

Sony: "And lastly..."
Gestures to a life-size Lovander doll
Sony: "Palworld the mega-doll! Pose it however you want! Stand it dramatically in a window! Lay it in bed and use it as a pillow!"

Sony (smugly): "But we know what you're really going to use it for. You naughty little hand-holder, you."

[–] [email protected] 9 points 2 days ago

Spaceballs is a timeless classic.

[–] [email protected] 48 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Sony really just wanted their own Pokèmon, huh?

[–] [email protected] 19 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Compliments ~~Splatoon~~ Foamstars nicely lol

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Seriously though is there anything like splatoon for pc?

[–] [email protected] 23 points 2 days ago (1 children)

These guys won the lottery and I'm excited for them.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 day ago

Tell that to Hello Games.

[–] [email protected] 19 points 2 days ago

I thought this meant they were getting bought out but it seems like a deal for selling merch and other products.

We should be fine.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 day ago

Not gonna lie, I missed the pokemon craze as a kid. Like yeah it was there but I never really got into it.

That said, I'd be down to get some kind of Palworld merch like a plush or something.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 2 days ago (2 children)

Now the lawsuit from Nintendo will come...

[–] [email protected] 17 points 2 days ago

How many Pokemon rip-offs are there out there? Nintendo doesn't own the idea of enslaving cutesy critters to fight for your entertainment.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 days ago (1 children)

The fact that they haven't issued lawsuits already makes it more difficult to start them now.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 2 days ago

They go after small youtubers to get a few pennies, whale eating tiny krill. They are very likely salivating about a cut of the meat from Palworld, they would have sued in a heartbeat if they could.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 2 days ago (1 children)

I'm not playing palworld if it requires a PSN account.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 2 days ago (1 children)

I think the Palworld devs got the hint, as many other devs did.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 2 days ago (1 children)

Unfortunately, their opinion no longer counts for much

[–] [email protected] 12 points 2 days ago (2 children)

Guys! Guuuuys! I found someone who didn't read the article! We are going to make so much money selling the wagons this time!

[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 days ago (1 children)

I didn't, but I knew it was so far just a merch deal from the comments. I just don't think that's where this ends, and Sony does not have a reputation for being subtle in getting what it wants.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 day ago

Fair enough!

[–] [email protected] 2 points 2 days ago (1 children)

I know it's merch. Why would you think they'd stop there?

[–] [email protected] 6 points 2 days ago

Because they have been stopped there. It's up to those folks behind Palworld to not sign contracts or accept certain promises.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 2 days ago

Signing a deal with the devil.