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Banned Modders threaten to switch platforms

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.

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THE MAX SPEED 213182d ago (Edited 3182d ago )

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.

rroded3182d ago

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.

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GillHarrison3182d ago

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.

blackpanther253182d ago

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

Shotgun_Roamer3182d ago

pretty much the best constructed comment of the day, bubbles to you, sir.

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Proxy3182d ago

MS says "Please don't hack or system."
Hackers respond with "Oh yea! We'll hack another system then!"

DaTruth3182d ago

Bubbles! LMAO! That was great! Been a while since you came with that AAA material!

I just woke the baby up laughing at that.

Maddens Raiders3182d ago

"PS3
The Playstation 3 can be hacked to play modded games."

so you've successfully hacked a PS3..? Pics?

Baka-akaB3182d ago

@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 ...

IdleLeeSiuLung3182d ago

They are just a parasite in the gaming industry!!!

sikbeta3182d ago

NOW that's what I call DELUSIONAL

Hahahahaha!!!!!!

Nikuma3182d ago

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.

RockmanII73182d ago

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.

Microsoft Xbox 3603182d ago (Edited 3182d ago )

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.

calis3182d ago

It makes no sense.

They are pirates and they want to leave to go to a system where you can't pirate games?

Risky_243182d ago

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.

3XP3182d ago

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.

CrippleH3182d ago

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.

Prototype3182d ago

I like pirates...

The kind that are female, hot, and can fight

velcry3182d ago

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? =)

Microsoft Xbox 3603182d ago (Edited 3182d ago )

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.

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ChozenWoan3182d ago (Edited 3182d ago )

@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. =)

vhero3182d ago

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.

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Xgamerzus3181d ago

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!!!!

LostCypher113181d ago (Edited 3181d ago )

http://www.electricpig.co.u... Heres an Artcle about how to hack the Ps3 and another http://hubpages.com/hub/Cop...

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DuneBuggy3181d ago (Edited 3181d ago )

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?

DaTruth3181d ago

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!

ChozenWoan3181d ago

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 ...
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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.

The Lazy One3181d ago

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.

RedDragan3181d ago

Nobody has hacked the PS3 yet to play bootlegged games. The system is far too secure.

nycredude3181d ago (Edited 3181d ago )

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.

Chimerhazzard3181d ago (Edited 3181d ago )

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...

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MetalGearRising3182d ago

Let them go there not true xbox fan boy's anyway. Only traitors would switch platforms.

U-asked-for-it3182d ago

HHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHAA AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHHHHHAAAAAAA
thanks for the laugh.. you're doing a good job keep it up

ChrisW3182d ago (Edited 3182d ago )

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.

radzy3182d ago

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.

InFAMOUS13181d ago

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"

iamjman3181d ago

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

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ajlopo3182d ago

Let cheaters and hacks go to another network, all I want to do is play games fairly and have a good time.

RememberThe3573182d ago

We don't want their buster asses here.

snake_eater3182d ago

they know that their consoles will die eventually so there's really no point in investing on something that is destined to die...

BX813182d ago

I guess the same could be said for you then!

cyborg69713181d ago

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.