Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jan 2011 23:50 UTC
Games Sony has responded to the recent cracking of the Playstation3, and the company claism that they can fix the issue - which ought to be impossible considering the scope of the hack. "We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it," Sony said, "We will fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details."
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RE: Message from Sony
by REM2000 on Sat 8th Jan 2011 02:32 UTC in reply to "Message from Sony"
REM2000
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2006-07-25

I do agree and find drm on the whole a waste of time, it's annoying and only a couple of implementations have been done in which they work in a way I find acceptable, steam and to a lesser degree iTunes.

However even though Sony are the kings of the worst of the DRM, they are in a sort of a bind. They will have to make some strong statements as games developers will start wondering if it's a good idea to develop a £1million game if there's a chance a big percentage of the games will be pirated. One of the fundamental promises that game platforms offer is that will be a pirate free as possible to attract the developers to the platform.

I think Sony shouldn't have wasted there time and our money on removing features such as Linux, stopped being greedy by removing PS2 comparability and instead charge us for games we already own, this was a selling point for the ps2, being able to play ps1 games. However I do hope that Sony gets this under control and it's going to hurt the gamers when developers say, sod it the potential loss through piracy is too high let's skip the platform. We already see this with a lot of games due to the difficult development tools and environment, another blow will really hurt the platform.

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