Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Feb 2011 23:24 UTC
Games You'd almost forget it, but a few weeks ago, the Playstation 3 was hacked wide open - like a pristine cave deep in the world of Minecraft. This has let out all sorts of nasties, and now Sony is trying to clean up the mess. For once, I'm in full agreement with their position.
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Yup, reasonable steps.
by umccullough on Wed 16th Feb 2011 23:54 UTC
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

I'm also pretty much in agreement that this is the step forward.

The only thing that still irks me is the removal of OtherOS - with the only way to get it back to "hack" ones firmware, and thus become banned from PSN now.

Oh well, I don't own a PS3, so I guess I don't have the right to be angry ;)

Other thoughts: Many of the comments on that blog are goddamned ridiculous.

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RE: Yup, reasonable steps.
by Valhalla on Thu 17th Feb 2011 13:18 in reply to "Yup, reasonable steps."
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Yep same here, I thought it was a shame that Sony removed OtherOS, but I really can't fault them for kicking pirates/cheaters off PSN, just as I didn't think it was wrong when Microsoft did the same with XBox Live.

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RE[2]: Yup, reasonable steps.
by somebody on Thu 17th Feb 2011 20:20 in reply to "RE: Yup, reasonable steps."
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

lol, it might help you to be angry if i tell you that in 4 years they did exactly nothing to improve online. no matter how people whined. and if hack wouldn't show, they would still do the same amount of work.

***online cheaters*** is just another sad excuse in the line of other sad excuses from sony. the only reason is to protect their revenue. like OtherOS wasn't taken away because of hack, it was taken to lower costs of maintaining firmware

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