The week of May 7th 2007 might not be know for any great historical references, but for XBOX 360 gamers it might just be the beginning of a bitter battle between XBOX 360 modders and Microsoft. Hit jump to read more.
The last contender remaining now is the ps3, how long will it take before it will be hacked also ?
If you can run Linux on it, it won't take long. I give it 6-8 months. They already cracked the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray DRM...so it's just a matter of time.
ps3 was hacked before it was even released!!!
ps3 hasnt been hacked yet, you retard, witch is surprisibng considering it runs linux, but i guess they just thought things thru better than ms did, but then again, who doesent
PS3 is proving quite the tough cookie to crack as even while running Linux. The main aspects of it are protected since everything run is runing through the hypervisor, acting as another layer between the components and any installed OS. That means a whole other layer of problems and safety for the system that must be solved before it can be compromised.
can you picture how many people out there have modded xbox360 - now take those people and take away there so called "GREAT" XBL what are u left with hahahaha...nothing..i think that will drive ppl 2 switch to the PS3 next-gen = online gaming (big part of it anyway) so u strip that off these people they will go else were good stuff MS - keep it up
turd burglers who pirate games are cheap wankers I dont think they would be able to afford a PS3. I used to burn games for xbox but I changed my attitude towards pirated software. For one thing I never finished games that i burnt I would just play for a few minutes then go download another one. Stupid.
I did mod my Xbox 1 (AFTER CLOSING MY LIVE ACCOUNT) and installed the Xbox Media Center to play stuff from my anime collection, and to run emulators for older systems. However, "hacks" and other things being brought online is totally wrong, and I hope this does not happen on the 360 or PS3.
The worse thing about being M$ is that everyone in the world hates you and they will hack you on a constant basis...
The worst thing about being you, Concole crusader, is that you have no respect for what Bill Gates does with his money. and the fact that your a douche bag.
If they would be more fair to customers and wont force them to adopt to new products they bring out and continue support of older products for a while, then everyone would not try to hack or get back at them.
"and wont force them to adopt to new products" sounds like Sony with BluRay (im not saying Sony was wroung, just think before you comment)
nah, am cool with them, i just hate it when right to someting gets taken away from you
I wish the, ahem, writer of the article would read this, but alas, IBLEEDBLU, you will have to do. You see, in English, when you use a plural possessive pronoun, the word is THEIR. As in THEIR immoral actions. When talking about a place, you would use the word THERE. As in, over THERE is where the modders were sent to jail. Finally, we have THEY'RE. As in, Modders are idiots. THEY'RE making gaming more expensive and less fun for the common gamer. Any questions?
uhhh I don't get it. Are you saying that if your going to teach people to speak properly they should go over their and read threw the dictionary, in order to relearn they're grammer so as to improve there lives?
Go be a grammer nazi somewhere else.
"Go be a grammer nazi somewhere else." <sarcasm> Lord only knows it's not needed here... </sarcasm> :-)
Just don't want lousy stinkin' disgusting filthy cheaters playing online.
Posting in haste is not advised I see... :) Enjoy the new version.
hehe...they pay 50 bucks for get some "live" and they loose their console... i think its fair...learn your lesson:P they could have more protection for a thing that people pay...oh no...it's M$ they just want to make money money money...
I'm starting to think that in America "lose" is spelt with two o's. Is it? Everyone seems to use it.
no its not deep.. its still spelled lose..as in you will lose your mind if you keep reading these posts. I have no idea why these kids keep writing loose.. i believe is loosely based on our failing public school system.
lol...i don't no...but the firefox didn't correct me...and i'm not american..go check my profile...and my language isn't english it's beautiful hard portuguese
Aw dude I retract my comment. Sorry. I didn't realise your first language wasn't English. :/ But yeah it's seems to be a common mistake for the yanks around here. Everybody's very "loose" lol
I think they are two different words. Loose meaning, like cut loose - let go of, loose stomach, loose ends etc. (loos) The other lose (looz) is losing your wallet, misplacing something etc.
Except, you know, this is old? Like, months old? Sheesh. Gameswank is such a joke.
The site Admin who posted that had an interview with the guy today, i spoke to him and he told me i should check today as he will be posting an interview he had with the guy
He acts like he is a lone ranger for the world of computing or some thing, hes not a good guy, He acts like all he and his friends did was make people have the abbility to play backups of games they all ready purchased. When we all know they created the thing so they could steal and play games with out paying, Thats why i hate most all hackers that created any software that makes it easy for any one to do a thing that hurts others, Cause most hide behind, Oh I just wanted to make something to help people learn defence crap... yeah you created the program that crashes yahoo msg,windows live msg,aim, winnuke, and the plathoria of other programs that cause harm or allow you to disable or hurt anothers computing...yep thats right you did it so people could learn *rolls eyes* ""Commodore4Eva: The method won’t detect modded drives but can detect a backup disk and make it not boot, banning someone for a copied disk would be harsh and damaging to MS themselves both in revenue and popularity"" Yes because most casual users have to back up they're games right? lol in reality hes just mad that Microsoft is actively working to stop him and his friends from allowing others to pirate games.... I'm not too worried bout piracy because its not easy any more, Most casuals and most hardcore players really dont have the abbility or know how to impliment modchips or hacks or firmware hacks, and the ones that do I doubt will catch the whole update and get banned real quick for the good of us all. Its people like comodore that make it so people can cheat online with trainers and maphacks.
with the countless horror stories of Xbox 360's chewing up game discs, coupled with Microsoft's no-replacement policy for games damaged by the console.
Really wheres that at? Last time I checked that if it was confirmed your disc was dmged by a faulty 360...uh oh they replaced it..though it might cost you 20 bux, they still replace it. P.S: Oh cause we all know that every single 360 is chewing up discs with out moving it or any thing, if thats happening then you need to return your 360, or contact ms support. P.P.S:All 3rd party companies have disc replacement plans, and they cost money too.
I know Sony replaces damaged games (should it ever occur) free of charge, and considering those discs cost less than a dollar to manufacture that means Microsoft is profiting off of hardware issues that they're responsible for. Kinda sucks that they didn't bother to pay for lens protection on a lot of their early DVD drives. The could've avoided this whole fiasco.
MS will never win against hackers. No company will win against them. Hackers use exploits in the Win OS because MS won't/or is slow to patch them. Hackers hacked a Mac and in 10 days Apple fixed the exploit. I don't support cheaters, but just like any exploit, no-one would use it if the exploit didn't exist in the first place. Pirate games will always exist. I doubt it will ever die out.
I love how the SonyDefenseForce are jumping up and trying to put a spin on this. The PS2 was the easiest to hack last gen and they allowed you to play on the devasty that was the PSN back then. How many consoles did it sell? Also, go to console mods and see for yourself, the majority of modders backup all games, play through all of them and then actually buy the ones they like. Software sales. People who aren't normally gamers because of the expensive prices will see a onetime purchase and buy the console and mod it. They never even planned on buying anything from said company, so it's not like they're losing anything anyway. Hardware sale. Spin, spin, spin. Whine, whine, whine. Don't worry Sony Fanboys, you'll eventually get a good game, be it 2008 or 2009, but you still have the PS2 library, how about playing some of the games instead of whining? Is the PS3 just not that interesting? Oh well. Off to play Crackdown.
Actually, the original XBox was the easiest to hack... Microsoft LEFT THE BIOS DEBUG BUS IN THE MOTHERBOARD DESIGN!!! All the way up to the last XBox motherboard revision! I remember looking into the original PS2 modchips, and freaking out over having to solder 12 connections all over the motherboard to successfully mod the system. Also, with the XBox modchip, you could play most games off of the hard drive (which was awesome, since it pretty much eliminated load times). It wasn't until LATE in the PS2 lifecycle that this became possible, then only on the older model PS2's. Talk about putting some spin on this... The 360 was hacked after only six months on the market!! (Then again, the Wii was hacked after only a couple of months) All systems will eventually get hacked, there's no way to stop it short of constant updates to patch holes as they are discovered. (which is why all three current-gen systems are setup for BIOS/firmware updates)
The SDF can spin this all they want.. The PS3 has been hacked and will use an ISO Loader similar to the Dreamcast. So it was actually easier to hack the PS3 thus far than the 360. It's already been done and people are just waiting for the ISO Loader to be released which will be this week. This is fact. Pirating sucks but some excellent innovations come out of homebrew so I'm on the fence. One thing for certain pirating has been around as long as computers and everyone is still making piles of money and nobody is going out of business. It will continue to exist and theres never been a lock that can't be picked. btw - I love the picture used for this article with the 3 red lights.. Funny.. If you're a dildo..
i have so far brought 10 games, i have had my Xbox 360 since end October/ begining Nov. so i have brough more then 1 a month, and they have mostly been brand new (£40-£50 UK) and with sometimes discs getting scratched i would like to back up my games, but i would rather buy them still, which would make developers make more better games for the system... so its a bit of good news and bad... saying this i know personally that it is EXTREMELY EASY to play downloaded/copied games on the PSP.
FROM MMORPG TO PEOPLE BANK ACCOUNTS! SO SAYING IT WON'T GET HACKED IS A MOOT POINT! BELIEVE IT! just telling it like it is!
These modders seem to know more about how the 360 works than Microsoft. =P
go to www.PSP-hacks.com see what these guys are doing, they really know more than the companies them selves 8(
Now i know why most 360games are available online ;) Anyway i have 2 consoles, i just wish the whole region coding is removed like ps3 so i can play my pal games on the other NTSC/J console. OTherwise i might turn it into a modded one.
Just how many people dont read the article. Its unbelievable the tripe that comes into some peoples head.
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