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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Security issue?
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 8th Jan 2011 16:26 UTC
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2006-12-05

Oh, so if a "security issue" that just happens to give back paying users of a Sony computer system their rights to use features that Sony themselves took away, then Sony takes it seriously.

But if they themselves compromise security on other computers by willfully installing rootkits on systems probably not "owned" or at least not able to be controlled by them, then it's OK.

F***ing hypocrites.

Seriously, I wish Konami would re-release the Silent Hill series on the Xbox 360. Being a life-long Nintendo fan and having a general dislike for Microsoft since about halfway through Windows XP's life, I would say normally say Wii, but GameCube controllers are getting rare and hard to find and I doubt the "Classic Controller" would work very well... but who knows? Maybe it would work out and I would be pleasantly surprised. [Haven't used the Classic Controller Pro... maybe it would be even better. Just no stupid, forced motion controls tacked on just to get additional sales.] It's not like those games require high definition to look good, as it wasn't even around at the time to begin with (at least, not well supported and forced onto us like it is now).

At least the original three games in the series, maybe Metroid Prime Trilogy-style (three games, one disc). That way, my *only* two reasons for owning a PS2 (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and the Silent Hill series) will be gone. I hate Sony as a company, and I wish I could get rid of the last Sony product I have (and probably the only Sony product I've ever owned). The best thing Sony did was E3 2006--I had endless entertainment and made fun of them for months after that. In fact, I still do occasionally (can't get enough of that Giant Enemy Crab...).

Ah... memories. Sony's E3 2006 conference was great almost all the way through for all the wrong reasons. A great year and one of a kind for video game comedy. ;)

Edited 2011-01-08 16:30 UTC

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RE: Security issue?
by dsmogor on Sun 9th Jan 2011 00:13 in reply to "Security issue?"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Well if Sony would be to give users right to run on PS3 whatever any developer freely created the console would cost ~ $500 and that's after last postchristmas %50 discount.

Well it wouldn't showup on market at all, as the whole business model wouldn't work at all.

I think that the only model that is fair and would cater for developement costs would be subscriber oriented one (alas to digital tv) where one would only lease devices (along with access to some game channels) for a monthly fee.

On the other hand they could fankly declare their ROI requrements and for example commit themselves to some level of units sold after which the platform would be opened for some homebrew developement.

Edited 2011-01-09 00:19 UTC

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