Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Mar 2011 13:19 UTC
Legal And so Sony's crusade against Playstation 3 hacker George "Geohot" Hotz continues. After Sony getting all of Geohot's computers and access to server logs and personal details from many of his websites and social media accounts, Sony has now been given access to Geohot's PayPal account, and all information within it - including of the people he has had financial dealings with.
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RE: Oh well...
by nt_jerkface on Thu 17th Mar 2011 21:14 UTC in reply to "Oh well..."
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

The console market has died with the appearance of current-gen consoles anyway.


And you base this on what? Black Ops is the best selling game of all time.

Consoles are now just limited PCs, and we're fighting to get to fully use them.


Well maybe you should have hooked a pc up to your tv. Most PS3 owners are against Hotz. Maybe the problem is with pc enthusiasts expecting consoles to be built around their whims. I play on both and don't want consoles to become pcs.

Now, the Xbox 360 is among home devices the closest thing you'll find to an A380's turbin in terms of noise.


Oh come on when was the last time you used one? The latest two gens are quiet.

Having this in mind, it's logical that Hotz fights for the right to use a PS3 as the PC it is. The problem which Sony should face is that their console is just that : a limited PC with a gamepad attached to it. Not a true video game console anymore.

It's only logical in your mind based on your own expectations. For the over 1 million PS3 MW2 owners who had their online experience ruined Hotz is an asshead.

If PS3 owners could vote they would have him thrown in jail.

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RE[2]: Oh well...
by Soulbender on Thu 17th Mar 2011 21:33 in reply to "RE: Oh well..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

For the over 1 million PS3 MW2 owners who had their online experience ruined Hotz is an asshead.


Right, because God forgive they'd blame Sony for not designing their software properly. PS3 users where vulnerable the moment they plugged in their unit, they just didn't know it.Maybe they would have preferred that Hotz had kept quiet and released the hack underground as a 0day?
If he had actually done that I could have understood why they'd blame him.

If PS3 owners could vote they would have him thrown in jail.


Thankfully the lynch-mob is not the preferred means of justice these days.
Maybe taking gaming less serious might be a good idea too.

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RE[3]: Oh well...
by nt_jerkface on Thu 17th Mar 2011 21:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well..."
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Right, because God forgive they'd blame Sony for not designing their software properly.


Sony made a mistake in their encryption but Geo made a conscious decision to release software that he knew would be used for piracy and cheating 99.9% of the time. His decision is not justified by Sony's mistake.

Thankfully the lynch-mob is not the preferred means of justice these days.
Maybe taking gaming less serious might be a good idea too.

For millions of PS3 owners there has been a loss of value as a result of the key release. A civil society does not have lynch mobs but also does not ignore widespread devaluation of property.

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RE[2]: Oh well...
by m_abs on Thu 17th Mar 2011 22:37 in reply to "RE: Oh well..."
m_abs Member since:
2005-07-06

It's only logical in your mind based on your own expectations. For the over 1 million PS3 MW2 owners who had their online experience ruined Hotz is an asshead.

Wrong, they had their online experience ruined because Sony are assholes.
It's not Hotz' fault that Sony don't have respect for their customers, their actions are their own fault.

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