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"
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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"
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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[3]: Message from Sony
by RikuoAmero on Sat 8th Jan 2011 21:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Message from Sony"
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"Pirates are typically averse to spending money"

Not true, at least not in my case. Yes you can call me a pirate (900 Gigabytes of games and 613 Gigabytes of video files) but I am also a PURCHASER. I buy books, movies and games. I have an Xbox, Wii and had a PS3 before I sold it, and was not averse to buying games for them.
In fact, the reason I don't have a PS3 anymore is because Sony took away OtherOS, all because they were afraid of piracy. Well, jokes on them, cause I sold my PS3 and they're not getting my money now!

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RE[3]: Message from Sony
by nt_jerkface on Sun 9th Jan 2011 02:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Message from Sony"
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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.

Right, I'm sure the millions that pirated Crysis all had junker pcs.

Anyone who has spent time around pc gamers knows that piracy is not something that only happens in third world street markets.

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