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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Comment by mutantsushi
by mutantsushi on Thu 17th Feb 2011 03:09 UTC
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OK, bar the cheaters and pirates too while they`re at it, fine.
What if you just bypassed their lock-down for legal, legit things, aren`t doing the above? That is pefectly legal in most locales AFAIK, so Sony is actually stepping quite beyond their press release. But no worries, it`s just cheaters and pirates and child porn-types... (next up: did you read WikiLeaks?)

BTW, I`m with Thom on Sony`s own actions removing OtherOS. OtherOS was an advertised feature of the product, ALONG with access to PSN. Saying `you`re free to not install updates (not quite, Sony rather likes pushing updates) and just not use PSN means giving up one advertised feature for another. Sony made and makes quite a deal of PSN being free vs. XBox Live, so this is certainly part of the PS3 experience.

If they come up with a technical means to bar cheating hacks, I`m all for it. But don`t give us this BS excuse, blurring the lines between things that aren`t the same. In any case, it just means people will work around Sony`s verification methods in order to keep using their cracked PS3`s on PSN.

Edited 2011-02-17 03:13 UTC

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RE: Comment by mutantsushi
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 17th Feb 2011 10:33 in reply to "Comment by mutantsushi"
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2006-12-05

BTW, I`m with Thom on Sony`s own actions removing OtherOS. OtherOS was an advertised feature of the product, ALONG with access to PSN. Saying `you`re free to not install updates (not quite, Sony rather likes pushing updates) and just not use PSN means giving up one advertised feature for another. Sony made and makes quite a deal of PSN being free vs. XBox Live, so this is certainly part of the PS3 experience.

At this point, it would make more sense in every way but the legal sense to hack your PS3, enjoy the OtherOS feature, pirate their garbage (this worthless company doesn't deserve any more money from the people they've screwed), and don't even bother with their PSN crap. Oh, and *never* buy another Sony product again. F*** Sony.

Luckily, I gave Sony the finger during the PS2 era and vowed to never get a future Sony gaming system or any other Sony product. The only potential exception is in the future, getting a spare PS2 and controllers to play my existing PSX/PS2 games... but not until the system can be bought new for 50-80 bucks (or preferably less).

I have never got into Sony products, and I never will. Being a lifelong gamer and longtime Nintendo fan (I still hate what Sony started with the PSX for the most part and IMO Nintendo is still one of the true innovators), I was tempted by the Silent Hill and Devil May Cry series as well as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Now, Symphony of the Night can be bought on Xbox Live Arcade, which is nice although I would prefer an actual disc over a digital, DRMed file. I don't care as much about DMC any more, so if I never see the originals re-released for another system it's no big deal. But if the original Silent Hill trilogy would be released for the Wii (without fancy Wii controls; ie. Classic Controller) or Xbox 360, I would not hesitate to get those and never look at the PS2 again.

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