Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Apr 2011 23:07 UTC
Legal "The hacker hordes of Anonymous have transferred their fickle attention to Sony. They are currently attacking the company's online Playstation store in retribution for Sony's lawsuit against PS3 hacker George Hotz. A denial of service attack has temporarily taken down playstation.com."
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RE: Interesting
by westlake on Tue 5th Apr 2011 04:21 UTC in reply to "Interesting"
westlake
Member since:
2010-01-07

So, in the end, are those kids "outlaw hero" like modern robin hood, just dumb kids playing batman or simple criminals with no better idea and/or an appetite for visibility?


Walmart positions the PS3 Slim at the center of a golden triangle of console video games, Internet enabled HDTVS, and rack upon rack of DVD and Blu-Ray videos.

Walmart knows what sells -
and it isn't Homebrew and it isn't the OtherOS.

Blu-Ray at Walmart is very much alive. But the PS3 Fat is close on to three years dead.

Each new Arkham City, Black Ops game, Blu-Ray rental or high-definition Netflix stream is a vote for the firmware upgrade.

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RE[2]: Interesting
by WereCatf on Tue 5th Apr 2011 04:32 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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2006-02-15

Each new Arkham City, Black Ops game, Blu-Ray rental or high-definition Netflix stream is a vote for the firmware upgrade.


You can't claim such. You can't just somehow expect everyone to know what CFW is or that they even have the possibility of using homebrew. Not to mention the whole hassle of backing up your games and modifying eboot.bin to get it working on lower firmware and whatnot.

If anything, it's a choice between homebrew and online gaming, and for most people online gaming wins.

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RE[2]: Interesting
by Laurence on Tue 5th Apr 2011 11:59 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Walmart positions the PS3 Slim at the center of a golden triangle of console video games, Internet enabled HDTVS, and rack upon rack of DVD and Blu-Ray videos.

Walmart knows what sells -
and it isn't Homebrew and it isn't the OtherOS.

Blu-Ray at Walmart is very much alive. But the PS3 Fat is close on to three years dead.

Each new Arkham City, Black Ops game, Blu-Ray rental or high-definition Netflix stream is a vote for the firmware upgrade.

I'm sorry to sound blunt, but that's got no relevence to this article.

It's not about what currently sells. It's about removing features from previously sold devices. It's about taking people to court because they hacked their own hardware. And it's about the disgraceful techniques Sony are using to undermine Holtz (this isn't a fair trial in the slightest).

I couldn't careless if XYZ now sells better than ABC just so long as the manufacturers of ABC don't remotely nuke /MY/ equipment /post/ purchase.

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RE[3]: Interesting
by westlake on Tue 5th Apr 2011 13:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting"
westlake Member since:
2010-01-07

"Each new Arkham City, Black Ops game, Blu-Ray rental or high-definition Netflix stream is a vote for the firmware upgrade.

I'm sorry to sound blunt, but that's got no relevance to this article.
It's not about what currently sells.
I couldn't care less if XYZ now sells better than ABC just so long as the manufacturers of ABC don't remotely nuke /MY/ equipment /post/ purchase.
"

It is relevant to the power of Anonymous - and of the geek - to bring about any meaningful change.

48 million consoles.

69 million PSN accounts. 17 million PlayStation Home social networking accounts. 4 million MOVE controllers.

This is the constituency that matters to Sony - and the PS3 - sans the OtherOS, SACD and PS2 emulation - seems to serve it very, very well.

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