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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Message from Sony
by darknexus on Sat 8th Jan 2011 01:48 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Of course we will fix it. And then the hackers will crack it again, and we'll waste the money you paid us to actually make a product on yet more DRM crap, which will be broken yet again. Thank you very much for supporting us, please give us more of your money so we can piss it away rather than working on actual innovative things like new products. Sincerely, Sony.

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RE: Message from Sony
by REM2000 on Sat 8th Jan 2011 02:32 in reply to "Message from Sony"
REM2000 Member since:
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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RE[2]: Message from Sony
by bert64 on Sat 8th Jan 2011 17:02 in reply to "RE: Message from Sony"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

I don't think any game platform is pirate free...
In fact, PS3 was pretty much the last to fall so by your reckoning virtually all games should be available exclusively for the PS3.

Xbox 360, Wii, PSP and DS have been cracked for years, and there are huge numbers of games downloadable from torrent sites for them. PC games are routinely cracked and piracy is rampant there too, as is piracy on the mobile platforms.

If developers refuse to develop for PS3 then piracy won't be the reason, although it will probably be used as an excuse...

I would argue that there are less pirates on the PS3 than other platforms.. The vast majority of games are already available on Xbox 360 and/or Wii, the PS3 has a relatively small number of exclusive titles so anyone wanting to pirate games which are cross platforms will already own one of the other consoles long before the first PS3 hacks came out.

Pirates are typically averse to spending money, so the idea of buying a PS3 to play the few exclusive games for that platform probably isn't worth the money.

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RE: Message from Sony
by Karitku on Mon 10th Jan 2011 12:33 in reply to "Message from Sony"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

All consoles should come open since all those Fantastic homebrew games I have played over years, I can't name single because they were so Fantastic that I forgot the names. The piracy thing is lie and only makes platform more popular. There hasn't been single proof that platform, not even Amiga that was just so Awesome that evil business men had to kill it, or game company would gone bust due piracy. And if they did they should just release Fantastic homebrew games with ads, because gamers just love ads.

I bought My console with my own money that I got from social service, that was paid by other people taxes, so I can do whatever I want it. No people ever has downloaded pirated games, they are just testing because lot of games are so bad or getting backup copy because DVD's scratch so easily and are product of evil business men. Demos don't since if I can't play it till end I can't be sure if it was good game.

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RE[2]: Message from Sony
by vodoomoth on Mon 10th Jan 2011 14:55 in reply to "RE: Message from Sony"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

I don't mean to be disrespectful, mean or contemptuous, but is there some hidden irony in the syntax that I don't get because the subtlety of it evades me?

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