PSN vs. XBOX Live, will there be a brawl? Fans are up in arms over banned accounts going as far as legal action to save their online privileges,some may just switch platforms.
why go trough all that? just get a PS3 for 299$ and keep your old Xbox Hard drive and get you a new xbox360 for 199$ or lower because of Christmas specials and you got you everything you need to have good gaming.
if you modded your 360 to play burnt games tho a ps3 might not b the best way to go cause it cant b hacked to play burnt games. still feel for all those peeps who only modded theri 360's to work better or look cooler n got banned.
The Playstation 3 can be hacked to play modded games. Its just a dumb choice because of the cost of pirating games. They would not only have to be your own of friends rips or a rental, you would need a blu-ray burner drive or run the games from back up. Its much cheap and less hassle to just use a 360.
or someone can just play most of their single player multiplatform games on the xbox 360 by burning it and just buy anything they want for the ps3....i know a lot of people who do that
pretty much the best constructed comment of the day, bubbles to you, sir.
MS says "Please don't hack or system." Hackers respond with "Oh yea! We'll hack another system then!"
Bubbles! LMAO! That was great! Been a while since you came with that AAA material! I just woke the baby up laughing at that.
"PS3 The Playstation 3 can be hacked to play modded games." so you've successfully hacked a PS3..? Pics?
@GillHarrison Hacked ? once upon a very short and limited time via a method that was never worth it , and whose holes had been plugged the next week it was even discovered . The truth if the matter is that for many month some torrents trackers kept alive every ps3 iso possible , ripped entirely from the blu ray . Some people even burned them just in case , and hoping for a brighter (or i should say bleak) future ... But the truth is those iso are probably useless as is , as not even tested . If there are still guys that arent hackers/coders still with hacked ps3 ... then they are poor smucks sitting with a original firmware ps3 , with an abused and exhausted blu ray drive , and only able to play games like .... well Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire , Ridge Racer 7 and resistance , offline and between numerous crashes ...
They are just a parasite in the gaming industry!!!
NOW that's what I call DELUSIONAL Hahahahaha!!!!!!
If you don't think people could Mod a PS3 to played pirated games then you're kidding yourself. Just because people don't do it, doesn't mean it can't be done. Blu-ray is the biggest piracy prevention the PS3 has. Anyone with the will, knowledge, and money could do it if they desired.
Why does GillHarrison have all those disagrees? You can make the PS3 play modded games, but most people don't because the cost of the everything you need is overly expensive. It is just easier/cheaper to mod a 360.
It's not because of that. You are making sound as if there is no motive to hack the PS3 because its too expensive for burners, blank media, etc... That's simply false. The PS3 as of right now and the past 3 years of its lifetime has been simply impossible to hack. No other BS excuses. There are well known guys in the hack scene trying to crack the PS3 and up until now still fails to do so.
It makes no sense. They are pirates and they want to leave to go to a system where you can't pirate games?
Actually I know of a friend who play all his games from his hard drive on ps3 without the disc. don't laugh when you don't know of something because it only makes u look more ignorant.
For all you people that feel that it is impossible to hack the PS3. You're either silly or just plain ignorant. I'll tell you what. How about giving me some technical reasons as to why you feel that PS3 can't be chipped (hacked) to allow it to play pirated games? Otherwise, I really can't understand why you feel so sure about yourselves on this matter. Madden, why don't you lead the way.
Talk is cheap. That is like saying you can I mean you can cure cancer right now. Will it happen? most likely not. All these years and no news of PS3 being hacked at all yet. Some of you probably want it to be hacked or something.
I like pirates... The kind that are female, hot, and can fight
Those of you who say the PS3 has been hacked... please provide a link to proof, like a video of someone running a disc-based game without the disc. @ 1.17 Risky_24: were the games your friend was playing PSN games? If not, could I trouble you to just give the name of the game your friend played, and his firmware version number? =)
Nobody is saying it's forever impossible to hack the PS3, just as of right now it is. So you can't call people delusional for stating the facts. Do you have technical info to why it can be hacked now? New exploit maybe? Guess not.
@Nikuma - The reason the PS3 remains unhacked is due to the XMB being a virtualized OS environment. The real OS is currently inaccessible as it's likely running from a ram chip on/near the Cell and is based on Linux. There is not that many weekend hackers that are familiar with the Linux OS and virtualized environments enough to hack the system. In time, someone will identify where or how to access the main OS. This will likely come when someone key at Sony leaves or the PS4-5 has been out for some time. I doubt it will happen in the next five years, but in about 10 years from now I expect the PS3 to be hackable. If for no other reason than the fact that technology will be so far advanced by then that the PS3 will be what the SNES is now. As far as blue ray holding back hacking... no it hasn't, although it has slowed it down a little. First off the size of the games means it takes forever to download. Two, the cost of the burner and the discs. Three, it's easier to copy info to the hard disc than it is to burn discs. But all of that would be worth it at the current price of games. However, due to the fact that no one can get access to the main OS on the PS3, going through all of that is pointless. End of story. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, do not even think of playing hacked games... OK emulators running on Linux on Phatties does not count in this case. =)
Why get a new xbox for $199 just to get banned again?? Better off going to PS3 where you won't get banned for not actually being a pirate.
RROD,Poor R&D, PC only Game Experience,Now Banned!, Come over to the PS3 console world!! Where FPS is just the begining of your experience, We have Uncharted 2, MGS,GT5, GOW,Many more!! No one will ban you or over charge you,for internet, for,hard drive,for memory cards, for repairs,crappy games. with cheesey stories,,lol Being sarcastic. but you get the point PS3 It only does eveything. From Imax BLuray movies, to AAA games to SSD drives to in game music, free interent browser support, Netflix, etc.... 299.00 Or refurbished for 249.00!!!!
http://www.electricpig.co.u... Heres an Artcle about how to hack the Ps3 and another http://hubpages.com/hub/Cop...
Xgamerzus..Do you really think making your own personal ad campaign for a console to a pirate is nessesary? I mean they have hacked consoles before so im guessing they have heard of a PS3. BTW, How much is Sony paying you?
Imagine the money you would make modding PS3s! I can't imagine that someone knows this and is just sitting on it for his own personal use!
Hacked ? once upon a very short and limited time via a method that was never worth it , and whose holes had been plugged the next week it was even discovered . The truth if the matter is that for many month some torrents trackers kept alive every ps3 iso possible , ripped entirely from the blu ray . Some people even burned them just in case , and hoping for a brighter (or i should say bleak) future ... But the truth is those iso are probably useless as is , as not even tested . If there are still guys that arent hackers/coders still with hacked ps3 ... then they are poor smucks sitting with a original firmware ps3 , with an abused and exhausted blu ray drive , and only able to play games like .... well Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire , Ridge Racer 7 and resistance , offline and between numerous crashes ... ----------------------------- ------------------------------ The links LostCypher11 provided are over two years old. As many of us know, at that time there was a limited way to hack a limited number of PS3s. Those days have long past unless you only want to play the release titles for the PS3, and even then you have to have the right hardware + firmware to do so. Therefore the PS3, for all intended purposes, remains unhacked at this current point in time.
http://www.gametrailers.com... ferrox can run PS3 isos, it just hasn't been leaked to anyone except the hacker that made it. There's a fake version of it floating around that doesn't work but there's some videos showing the real version on youtube. Then paradox is being worked on as a PS3 ISO loader too.
Nobody has hacked the PS3 yet to play bootlegged games. The system is far too secure.
Risky24 I have a friend who told me that there is a secret website where if I click on a secret link a fairy will appear and grant me 5 wish, only for every wish I am granted someone in the world (who I don't know personally, and of asian pacific islander descent) will die suddenly of an unknown cause. I don't have a video and I don't have proof, heck my friend hasn't even told me the website, but it exist and he is not sharing because he thinks if he post it on the internet then his secret is out and everyone will be granted wishes, and it would mean the end of the eastern pacific islanders! J/K but you get my point, unless you have proof don't talk. FYI For the touchy ones out there I am of eastern pacific islander descent.
Yawn... You actually bough that Game Copy Wizard crap? Just 2 minutes reading the article you can tell it's bull****. To any of those who say "If you think the PS3 can't be hacked your are folling yourselves" then I say, you are probabily right. It MAY be possible to hack the Ps3 in the future, who knows. Right now? Right now there is NO WAY to play Ps3 backups. So we are all stuck with buying the games. EDIT: Oh and the AOTC guy that suposedly "has discovered a way to play PS3 games without the disc." Just do a quick google search for AOTC. What you will find? This article and a bunch of non PS3 related websites. What's more likely to be true? That this actually exists? Or that the guy who wrote the article made this up? Figures...
Let them go there not true xbox fan boy's anyway. Only traitors would switch platforms.
HHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHAA AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHHHHHAAAAAAA thanks for the laugh.. you're doing a good job keep it up
The Sony Red Army will shoot any Nazi Microsoft sympathizers, past or present. But please, come to us. It will make it easier than trying to find you. Oh and you will be shot.
reasons for change are : 1) main reason is FREE online play. 2) all 360 owners own more than one 360 because of the bad manufacturing of the console, e.g. RROD , E74 , dead dvd lasers , open tray , etc...... 3) not only did m$oft bann the console but they stuffed up there gamertags , save games , and more importantly the ability to play off the HDD. 4) ps3 is quieter , and has wifi , you can add larger HDD use 3rd party products. 5) m$oft force people to buy their products (because 3rd party doesnt work on the 360) and charge them 3 times as much 6) ps3 is starting to get some great games and the 360 is drying up in regards to great games. believe me , people are switching , all my friends have switched or intend to do so in the near future. and by the way FUUCK you micro$$$$$oft.
UGH- Not everyone is a worthless, uneducated and blind fanboy like yourself!!! Some people actually buy consoles because they just want to play video games. Unlike you, who spends 99% of his/her time on here playing flame bait wars with NOTHING but pure opinion. Do you even own a console? Because for someone who deserves the BOT FANBOY AWARD you sure spend a lot of time on this site. Never mind........ YOU HAVE NOTHING TO PLAY... OT: I dunno why anyone would mod their consoles anyways, ESPECIALLY when you know M$ gives them a ban every year. If you like gaming so much support the developers because without them there would be no games! So as much as I would like to say "welcome to the better side" I have to say "no thanks"
thats fine send em over, there'll just be more for me to beat, and sony will sell more and goodbye xbox!!! its like a dream come true
Let cheaters and hacks go to another network, all I want to do is play games fairly and have a good time.
We don't want their buster asses here.
they know that their consoles will die eventually so there's really no point in investing on something that is destined to die...
I guess the same could be said for you then!
What are you saying bx that the ps has the same 30% plus failure rate? Because it's far from it. Try moar harder next time.
No ones 'threatening' to switch platforms. Pirates want free games and theres no piracy on the PS3.
There's also no piracy on 360 anymore. I don't see your point. It's like you guys are under the impression that they can just re-mod a new console. If they can, they still run the risk that MS will ban them next month again and they'll lose $299! Piracy is not a religion!
my thoughts exactly, I'd be willing to bet everything that there is NO ONE who can actually give a first hand account and offer hard proof (a video from boot up to putting the burn in to actually playing the game, not "my friend told me he saw it") of a PS3 that can play burnt games. And if you don't want to let it be known you have a PS3 that can do it, my message box is open.
i'm surprised after 3 years the PS3 hasn't been hacked, a big plus compared to the other systems
@ DaTruth 90% of 360 pirates I know don't care about xbox live so there not loosing $299 at all because you can still play pirated games on the 360 if its been banned but obviously not on xbox live. You say piracy isn't a religion, well neither is xbox live! believe it or not there are people out there who don't give a *** about xbox live. Also who in there right mind would pay for xbox live on a flashed 360 knowing there is a high chance of being banned? but I do know people who ended up just buying a second xbox 360 and kept it legit for retail games for xbox live and kept there banned 360 for piracy. Maybe some xbox 360s can't be flashed right now but all xbox 360s sooner or later will get hacked. I also know people who won't buy a PS3 because theres is no piracy on it.
My point exactly. No reason to choose a 360 over a PS3. Not certain if you were disagreeing or agreeing with me? Now if you are going to get a new system for online play and keep your old 360 for offline play, you'd have to be the biggest fanboy in the world not to get something else to play online and have the best of both worlds! Like I said in another thread concerning this! It all comes down to how much you like Xross game chat or Halo3 online!
seriously their are people who still wanna buy a 360! i fell for that sh|t once myself, shortly after i got a ps3 and its soooo much better its untrue, metal gear solid 4 for 10 pound, best game i have ever played. microsoft ripped me off man i feel robbed, i honestly believe that most 360 owners without a ps3 if given one for a week to test drive would sharply be plotting the murder of their xbox. i did.
I have both consoles. Metal Gear Solid 4 is a pretty good game. But for me, there's a few games on the 360 that make it worth keeping. Halo 3, Crackdown, Gears of War 1, etc. Few games on the 360, but the ones that are there are worth playing.
no rubbers thats all i'm saying..... Ya the ps3 is the way to sock it to M$
Makes sense to me, they play single player games on their banned xbox, while playing exclusives and online games on a ps3 with no online fees.
it seems like this year's word is boycott. pure entertainment
There goes the neigborhood. Here's to hoping the riffraff stays on their side of the tracks instead of ruining other game communitites.
i also dont think that a lot of people will change plats. first and formost they probably still do have xbox games which would be useless if they switch. 2ndly there is a reason why xbox is so popular with modders. for one the userbase of xbox is probably younger in avg than of ps. and since it was cheaper + it made piracy pretty easy it causes those underaged kids with no jobs yet to pirate their games. doubt they get every game they want from their parents... so basically: modders = usally kids with no money = no money too to get a ps3 (and kids neither have interest in the build in BDplayer of the ps3).
Uhhh .... modders usually equals anyone invested and informed enough . Contrary to popular belief , it's even a pain on psp to keep up or successfuly mod without a few risk of screwing up majorly ... wich is why highly doubt the majority would be kids . They dont have money ? Well they parents fund their gaming to some various extend , and many would kick their kid's arses if they find out the reason their console wouldnt work anymore is attempt at piracy . If you wanna find a massive amount of kid pirates seek the PC or DS . Since it's the easiest way , you just need a way to get the games and install them . No hardware mod , no fimware check , no pandorra batteries , no checking if your motherboard is good enough .. You have to do use some precautions to play 360 online , well anyway you had to before this year's bigger banhammer . How many kids wouldnt be caught instead playing a leaked cod online before it's release ? PS : and not wanting to pay money for a game doesnt always mean you cant anyway . Some just are cheap and dont want to pay for it at all for various reasons . other only feel the need to support their beloved studios and games ... and some only pay when it's a multiplayer game etc ...
Good riddance to bad rubbish I say. At least I know they'll be playing legal games on PSN.
why would they start paying for games? xD
Because they have no choice either way! Did MS specifically state this banning is a one time thing?
one time thing? lol This isn't the first time ms have dropped the ban hammer, they will keep doing it but pirates don't care. Its not forcing them to go 100% legit.
"Because they have no choice either way! Did MS specifically state this banning is a one time thing? " They do if they don't play online. To think piracy on the 360 no longer exists is laughable denial.
LOl you realize that at least a quater of the banned people - and beforehand noticing that the famous "million" of banned were the tip of the iceberg - are already back ... Plenty of them had contigency plans eons before MS suddenly decided they dont want people to pirate as much MW2 copies as possible ... Both the pro ps3 and 360 are equally kidding themselves . They wont buy a new 360 or the ps3 based on that event , at least far from most of them ... they already had one dirt cheap used one ready to be modded , or remodded the first one .
Man, you guys are such fanboys! I was under the impression that if your console gets banned, that you can't play it again "ONLINE" and if you care about that you will have to buy a new console. RROD gives enough reasons for repurchasing 360s, it is hard to believe people will go looking for more. If they are inclined to continue buying 360s every month, then 360 owners are dumber than I originally thought(WOW)!!!!!!! Why are you even pirating games when you can afford 100 360s. But I really think you guys are just idiots who will make up any reason people will continue buying 360s, even when 360 is lagging in sales!
Lol i actually dont care and would cry for banned people , they deserves it . I just happened to be informed , i happen to be surrounded by many "pirates lowlifes" - who btw happily made fun of me buying legit ps3 or ps2 games . Not to mention that havent used in a very long time my never modded 360 to begin with . Hell it only went online while the month was still free (jrpgs were my reasons for having a 360 to begin with , and i make a point of always buying those game ..) i'm just pointing out that some people are under an illusion . The 360 pirates arent gone , nor have they stopped playing online . Not only do they still enjoy offline game obviously , but many havent been punished yet , and many of those who got struck by lightning are back or getting back . Again some people already thought it was too easy and that some day in the future , there would have been a reckoning ... hence some plans to change the consoles . And contrary to pupular belief , most of those guys wont flock to a shiny new 360 or a ps3 ... they will buy used but be "smart" about it , unlike the unsuspicious masses using craiglist , one of their "banned console dumpsite" . Or they get dirty and unban the console ... But hey , believe what you will ... i'm just describing what happens before my eyes here . You dont even need some real life examples , you just need to hang out at any internet piracy outlet and site , to notice that while there is obviously exagerations and macho bravado (the ban obviously still hurted much) they aint running scared and rejoining the legit fold .
Were always welcoming new people! =D
This entire article is based on what one person said. To make matters worse the last paragraph features this little gem: "It is understandable that users feel betrayed and angered by the permanent termination of their accounts." Microsoft went after consoles, not live accounts. This whole article is just a waste of space.