Sony has told CVG that it is taking "necessary action" to protect PS3 from software piracy - following the release of new security-related Firmware last night.
Has the right mindset here- from hardware to softwre, we are working to make sure the content offered on ps3 is protected.
If you are indeed against piracy, and have respect for developers and publishers, then kudos for Sony. I dont mind paying money for a good product, whether it be a game or a car. You get what you pay for
Go Sony! Why don't you hackers design, manufacture your own console and then jailbreak it?
Sony 1. Hackers 0
at time of posting I have 2 disagrees. Either you are Microsoft fanboys, Piracy fanboys or both.
keep piracy just to the xbox360. comment is only intended to omega, commodore, hallmark lol have you heard, mass effect 2 is on ps3!? delicious.
I wouldn't want piracy at all. Both Microsoft and Sony should do whatever it takes to fight against piracy.
don't you guys realise all the trolls just want to be known on this website? they want nothing more but attention why give it to them?
Have you heard, PS3 is STILL 3rd place no matter what games it gets?
Haven't you heard? The PS3 has closed the gap to just 3 mil. How long do you think you can keep making that comment?
"Have you heard, PS3 is STILL 3rd place no matter what games it gets?" Lol this fail of a comment just explain the mindset of the 360 fanboys. Your concern is sales and not games and that is just rich. I'd rather PS3 be third and have a plethora of games to choose from than be second and play Halo 3 or Gears or Halo ODST or Gears 2 or Halo Reach or Gears 3.
morganfell, oh I dunno.. it is getting tiring saying PS3 is in third for FOUR years. How long can you keep saying PS3 is closing the gap?
@ above ~ Not for too much longer it seems...seeing how they will be 2nd (in sales that is) real soon. And if you really want to be accurate there are more WORKING PS3 than 360's right now, so in essence the PS3 has outsold the 360 because their ratio if sold/working is higher/better than the 360 ;P Also isn't it funny how the 360 LOST 1st place so quickly and is constantly losing to a console that has ALWAYS been more expensive! So they lost to a cheaper console with less power and are also losing to a console that costs more, has better features, overall better build quality AND with more games/devs/support...it's a no-brainer...if anyone can't see that then they're just ignorant.
Uh, as long as it is closing the gap. And considering the 360 had a year head start in the US and Japan and a year and a half head start in the EU and elsewhere, you should be asking how long is the PS3 going to continue to outsell the 360 worldwide?
am i the only person on N4G that doesn't give a damn if the ps3 has been hacked or not ? but what surprises me are these rampant 360 trolls, who are acting like this is the end of the ps3 despite the fact that the 360 and the wii for that matter has been hacked and there still selling, im not a gaming historian or anything but i think the only instance in gaming history where hacking/pirating was a factor to the end if a console was with the Dreamcast, i remember when people were burning Dreamcast games off the internet and onto blank CD's or something like that.
lmao the reality check: sony 1 hackers 394..guess what? people who doesn't update can download and run ps3 games and soon ps2 games.
Playing MW2 single player campaign over and over again for the next few years just isn't fun.
Thx God for this .. PSJailbreak sucks
you'll get zap and update zap and update. It's not worth it. PS3 is a great value.
however I like the idea of MKV support and being able to play my old PS2 games :/ If only Sony would just implement these, the Ps3 would be perfect
I dont think the "hack" would allow you to play PS2 games on non BC PS3s ever. It sounds like a big lie to me.
I bought a 60 (now 320) GB BC PS3 way back in 2007. The best investment I made on a gaming console.
PS3-It only combats piracy even if it fails at the moment, atleast it's trying and hopefully it will completely stop hackers.
There goes the share price of a certain calculator manufacturer.
At last something funny..:)
Become victimised like the psp, knowing them too well they will (i am pretty sure) make some hardware adjustments here and there all in the background. All while the mandatory software updates and the (just in case) lawsuites (which in most cases they will win) roll out on the constant basis. Hackers be hackers, but this is like trying to go after the mobbs life savings. Someones is likely to end up hurt in all this, that much is certain folks.
Nice 1 SONY. Fight these N00B-HEADS on the internet who think they know it all(bit like people on this then)
So why is it okay to pirate the 360 and the wii? Biased much?? Also pirating music and movies and I am sure smart phone app and the like are just as bad...then again as long as its not sony it good then right? If your gonna be denouncing piracy then support it in every way possible not just biased fanboynism
Yep... for some N4G users it's ok to pirate everything except the PS3. It's ok to pirate pc games, PC OS, x360 games, wii games, movies, music, tv shows, ebooks, etc... etc...etc... but God forbid, it's not ok to pirate ps3 games.
Who exactly said that lelo? Show us some proof.
yeah right someone said that precisely ... or wait , you making stuff up with your twisted minds
The thing is that PS3 being hacked is the hot news. The Wii and 360 were hacked in what? 2007? When Reach was leaked online people were saying the same as they are here. Ban the fools that stole it. Protect good gaming.
the funny part is that people keep using the term hacked. no one hacked the ps3, someone 'stole' the code/hardware to dupe the ps3 into the state its in to do backups of original games. i'd hate to be the dumbass pirate selling this shit, especially with so many people against piracy, all it takes is one email or phone call to sony pointing them in the direction of the underground seller and they're off to jail. no one has the right to steal, whether you think something is worth your money or not.
At this point the gaming media is just running with this just for hits, so they will use words like hack and jailbreak to get attention. But for some it's clear as day that this is just a leaked dev code and not a hack.
First I'm not, and haven't hacked my PS3, second aren't PSJailbreak owners being STUPID here? I understand it BLOCKS FW updates? so whats the problem for them they just run PSJailbreak and don't have to download the FW right :( Not good stuff at all.
those jailbreak users want the cake and the money ...they want the jailbreak and still being able to access PSN ..i don't care about jailbreak
Someone tell me if the aboves right pleas? I hope not.
they can't play any new games. And they can't play any old games online. The only thing they can do is play something like MW2 single play campaign, over and over again. And that gets boring quickly.
It looks like the hunter has become the huntere! No room for piracy!
It wouldnt suprise me if the new firmware wasnt hacked by the morning but we will see at least sony are trying i guess .
3.42 has stopped the use of JailBreak and the others...but anyone who doesnt update can still go online and play, use store etc Theres a tool called 'LG5tool' that allows you to sign in onto PSN with FM 3.41 without having to update to 3.42...confirmed working by many and I've seen it myself. So JailBreak users are still alive :s
Need proof otherwise it didn't happen.
Read this: http://www.ps3hax.net/2010/... I even tried it before updating to 3.42 and it works
means you won't be able to play any new games that require Firmare update 3.42. Only old games. And old games gets boring quickly.
It'll be an interesting cycle for the next month or so. Hackers will try to get around 3.42, Sony will counter ... rinse and repeat. It'll get to the point where its just not worth it.
is OK when hackers hack developers bank accounts "ps jailbreak" but when someone hacks theirs is the end of days.
Sony should just hired real serious hackers and have them hack the hackers and erase their identity, close their bank accounts, ruin their credit, and stuff like that. Fight fire with fire. Just a thought. It would be very interesting to see it all play out.
As a hardcore PC gamer I know what piracy has done to my platform of choice, hopefully Sony will beat them and help developers not lose money they rightfully deserve to piracy. Oh yeah and to you who steal games, aka pirates get a job you douche bags and pay for your games.
It's pathetic to see all the low lifes scurring around like cockroaches hoping Sony won't turn the lights on. Just like the hackers you claim your not afraid or intimidated, yet you cowardly hide from them afraid to do anything that might get you caught. Just like most criminals you are brave and bold until you get taken to jail or put up for execution. You laugh and claim there is nothing Sony can do until they do something about it and suddenly you are scrambling to save your @$$es from being banned or bricked. Even worse you come on the gaming sites trying to convince everyone that you are in the right to ease your guilt. It's actually kind of funny to watch you freeloaders desperately try to do the wrong thing when it is so much simplier to just ignore the hack and move on.
I think this is very interesting. I notice some here will defend Sony's intellectual property rights to the grave, which I can kind of understand given your investment. I think some will cut their losses and jump to the dark side, maybe not now, but maybe if the hackers can prove that they can downgrade the firmware someway like was done on the psp. I guess we'll need to wait and see how this plays out.
I'm with you Sony in battle against piracy
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