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Whoops, print your own Eye of Judgment cards

What kind of devilry is this? Even with a cheap $60 Canon printer, you too can print your own cards for use in Eye of Judgment. This potentially game-destroying trick will let you scan rare cards, share them on the web, and simply print them out to add to your collection. We don't think Hasbro is going to be too happy about this.

Will Sony come up with some kind of anti-cheat measure for this? Thankfully, we're pretty sure that the really dedicated collectors won't resort to such ... deceit.

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1. There is a camera watching you while you play this game. Sony will just implement random screenshot uploads to catch people uses the paper cards.

Posted at 9:05PM on Oct 25th 2007 by Darkhand

2. wow now i dont wont to buy this game for now

Posted at 9:05PM on Oct 25th 2007 by slade

3. So . . . all the repeated assurances that this was impossible because of their super-secret-CIA-ink were just pure blatant lies?

Posted at 9:15PM on Oct 25th 2007 by busboy33

4. To be honest, this 'ability' would be the only reason besides the Eye itself to get this game.

Well to me anyway...

Posted at 9:21PM on Oct 25th 2007 by Moonkea

5. That's really disappointing. I hope they fix it and soon.

Posted at 9:27PM on Oct 25th 2007 by H2Os

6. I don't think this'll have that much impact as long as the booster packs are priced reasonably.

Posted at 9:27PM on Oct 25th 2007 by T-P-M

7. @4

Posted at 9:28PM on Oct 25th 2007 by Da

8. Andrew...remember a long time ago I discussed this with you...

Saw this coming a mile away and don't know why SONY thought that they could avoid it.

They need to have RF tags in the cards that are verified by the play mat.

Posted at 9:36PM on Oct 25th 2007 by Kspraydad

9. You have a camera trained on the other person's deck; if they're cheating just quit the game. Pretty soon people will figure out that cheating = no one to play with.

Posted at 9:38PM on Oct 25th 2007 by Hyams

10. One could just as easily print Magic: The Gathering cards.

Outside of any kind of ranking boards, which I've not heard of, this isn't game-breaking. Just means if one wants to cheapen and completely void one's own experience, one can.

Posted at 9:42PM on Oct 25th 2007 by JKPierce

11. If I print the card, cut it out and hold it face up to the eye, how can anyone tell if it is paper or real? If the eye cant tell the difference I am not sure anyone else can either.
I wish Sony had come up with a copy protection scheme, watermarks, uv dyes...

Posted at 10:30PM on Oct 25th 2007 by ted

12. 10 - The difference between printing these cards and printing Magic cards is that the latter would get you disqualified from a tournament. Judges examine your deck when it gets registered.

Which EoJ, there's nobody there but you - your opponent could be on the other side of the planet! If you cut the cards out to not look like obvious copies, you're not going to get busted.

Posted at 10:33PM on Oct 25th 2007 by Ithilis

13. Cool Sign me up LOL

SONY al;ready has the Register Card thing for cards you plan on using online, details i have no ideal dont have the game yet wiating for a place near me to get it in,. but this certainly saves money ,. I hate the ideal of having to buy the packs and end up wasting money getting many cards over and over. People will probably start selling unregistered cards on Ebay as well,. though there's always trading the cards fair and sqaure with the cards only changing hands,. i'm down for all the above as i don't plan on playing it online to start with,. but if I have to waste money to get all the cards so be it. Doubt many places around me if any will carry the cards themselves anyway

Posted at 10:34PM on Oct 25th 2007 by Tim Parsons

14. @8:

Sure, they can make security tighter . . . but the booster pack costs go thru the roof. One of the reasone I was wondering about the "magic ink" they were talking about before -- that stuff is expensive, and usually requires customized presses to use. If the booster packs are the source of revenue, then there's only so much you can do to the cards before nobody will buy it.

Posted at 10:35PM on Oct 25th 2007 by busboy33

15. Big deal.

Sony'll probably create identification tags on the cards themselves... to create a genuine gameplay again, you'll see.

Or they could just sell each card at a really low reasonable price, so the player can choose to bundle a pack themselves off of the PS Store. Maybe get it mailed to them?

I'd go with number one. I could see Sony do an MS... create tags on future cards, send a [[Warning]] to all those printing copies... which means, if they keep doing it... Sony will know who's registering tagless cards and ban them.



Posted at 10:52PM on Oct 25th 2007 by JaseHH

16. Theres should be an index card within every pack which contains a unique id key to unlock the cards sony know are contained within the pack, once registered to a players account then its locked there. How hard is that? If you try to use a card the game knows you havent unlocked then it just tells you to stop being a cheap ass.

If a mate comes round with their own pack of cards, then their EoJ account name needs to be entered, unlocking that persons cards which can be used against the other persons.
It stops cheating, means people can only use what they have infront of them, gives their rip-off cards value and makes people feel a whole lot better knowing all these things are covered and your not getting cheated by the other person.

Posted at 11:01PM on Oct 25th 2007 by P

17. If you guys have played the game online, this "cheat" actually doesn't change a whole lot except one person might not have paid for their cards. The game's extremely balanced and loading your deck with rare/powerful cards isn't really possible/smart to do.

In short, I'm not worried. Play with friends if you'd rather -- you know you can trust them (probably).

Posted at 12:10AM on Oct 26th 2007 by ndoerr

18. @16 that's alot of extra effort,. considering to my knowledge and correct me if i'm wrong here,. Cards be it games or Hockey or baseball are sorted at random by the machines that put em in the packs,. so that would certainly add to the cost factor,. But Apparently each card has some kind of code for Registering them for online use,. but nothing preventing you from using Any and all cards regardless offline. Personally I find the whole Card Collecting aspect of this game rather annoyign and a hassle not to mention expensive there's a reaosn I don't get into card collecting,. and the fact of paying money to alot of times get cards you alreayd have is not a very intriging one

Posted at 12:11AM on Oct 26th 2007 by Tim Parsons

19. Are you sure those cards work online though? The barcodes work and such?

Posted at 1:16AM on Oct 26th 2007 by Shadowen

20. If gamers go through the trouble making copies. Then what's the point of collecting comics or "Magic" cards? Sorry. But the whole point of getting the cards is owning the REAL DECK!

Posted at 2:56AM on Oct 26th 2007 by GL

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