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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Will not have much effect in the end
by WereCatf on Thu 17th Feb 2011 12:37 UTC
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This will not have the exact same effect as Sony execs are hoping for: pirates will still be able to continue playing single-player games, and there's loads of those around. It will only hinder pirates from playing multiplayer games. Cheaters will still be cheating, it has never required jailbreaks in the first place. So that leaves those people who have jailbroken their systems for legitimate purposes, like running homebrew and for development.

Basically, Sony will piss off (again) a small portion of population, there will still be cheaters but they'll be more careful in the future, and pirates will keep on pirating.

I personally feel it's hypocrisy to start banning everyone, including people running jailbreaks just for legitimate uses, considering how Sony has been treating people, removing features that were literally advertised as selling points of the PS3 system and all, and they've even gone so far as to rooting other people's machines (Remember the now-infamous Sony rootkit fiasco?)

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