IW finally admit MW2 and COD4 have been hacked, but... say its still not their problem its more to do with Sony as its their machine that has had its security breached and cannot fix it until Sony sort it out.
I have my popcorn ready for this one.
"It's like blaming your oven's manufacturers for you letting your soup burn"
Couldn't have put it any better than that. MW2 was hacked mere weeks after it came out on the PS3.
Lol, I wonder what their excuse is for the X360 and PC hacking that not only affects MW2 and COD4, but now Black Ops on all platforms. http://n4g.com/news/678951/...
so same goes for them i guess these activision hoes are the best so obviously its the platforms that are fooked.
Here what i love about it Okay IW first off the PS3 hack dilemma was way after your games got hack. Not for some reason games like [email protected] Lets look at COD4 shall we? The first freaken hack that could be done for PS3 COD4 was this. Copy Gamesave-----Put on computer-----Open Hex editor----Now find your values oh yeah prob the easiest and prob the first PS3 game to use this type of hack http://ibotmodz.net/forum/t... So IW is it sony to blame that they allowed you to be able to copy the data? Or is it your fault for not encryting it right in the first place or better yet not hacking a lock game save? Both MW games made by IW are far more buggier then the ones made by Treyarch. IW you guys made a broken game to begin with. Here another question IW what about the PS3 counterpart PC and 360? Those games had hack nearly the first month of release, where as the PS3 versions took a lot more time. obviously they will never see this but still. IW you guys are just looking for a sheep to put your blame on bad protection/programming against hackers. Sony PS3 had nothing to do with the gamesave hack, nor the patch hacks. Infact the hackers didn't even use these methods that are being used now. Treyarch seems to be doing a really good job at keeping hackers off their side of COD games. Point is they never fixed it even before this exploit . . also got to love Maxconsole, is this all they report on? All week even during PS3 jailbreak (the dongle version) all what they reported on were hacks for PS3.
mate you can follow n4g all you want... but hacking on xbox360 in black ops case is VERY minimal... if you want to hate on xbox go ahead but you cant deny the fact that i cant play mw2 or black ops on ps3 for shit... and ive actually brought a xbox just for my call of duty needs.
They have no shame, MW2 was hacked on ps3 for ages. Never gonna buy IW and activision game again
i call BS....i have COD:BO on both PS3 and 360 and disconnects are the biggest problem.. which i agree are more prevalent on PS3..
TO say COD:BO is unplayable is ridiculous.....must've been reading too much PS3 COD:BO refund petition news..
Despite all of that COD:BO is my last COD i will purchase. Activision just doesnt make quality games on a regular basis, always full of problems.
The problem with this entire story is the ps3 was hacked late 2010 early 2011......MW2 released 2009.
So the hackers hopped in thier 85 Delorean went back in time a lil over a year just to cheat in MW2..... thats more believeable than saying the PS3 is to blame for the infinite hacks across 3 platforms.
I really cant wait til COD goes the way of Guitar hero
@Maini8000 I remember playing call of duty 2 on the 360 in 2006 it was filled with cheaters aka glitch exploiters , the ps3 wasn't even out then .
fail0verflow I agree, and have not done so , nor will do so since MW2. Crappy I know.... but it starts somewhere...
IW: It's PS3's fault. Fanboys: Yes! Yes! Gamers: WTF? Bwahaha!
Live has a very strict banning policy. Also, people are less likely to hack on Live nowadays because they're paying for an account. Free is better? LOL
So I guess I DIDN'T see someone playing as a CAR on the Xbox 360 version of COD4? WTF is going on lately? We keep seeing people complaining about cheating on the PS3 that we've seen all along! (On the PS3 and the other systems as well)
mw2 was hacked 3 days after release on the PS3 to be exact. Xbox was like 2 days. Most were for singleplayer only though, then we found a way to merge splitscreen stats to online, therefor merging leaderboards and prestiges, giving you the prestige hack and leaderboard hack.
Here's a question; has anyone even bothered to look at Infinity Ward's post? Or did you all just read the title of this article and start typing away in a rage? Misleading article title, honestly.
MW2 and all CoDs are broken games to begin with! no other games being hacked the same way is telling something! screw people who were backing IW on anything MW2! they are CRAP!
@maini I can deny, easily, cuz my wife has been addicted to COD through 4 games now, many prestiges, and never has hack problems. But whatever helps you justify your 360 purchase.
This is not Sonys fault, they can just blame themselves from this. Gamer should not be able to run code trough programs save files. I mean its often just encrypted data like text, numbers and possibly few booleans. Its like hacking N4G trough a user comment!
Hacking n4g through a user comment? Already been done. One user about a year ago had the ability to post instantly and as many times as he wanted. Could not be banned for a day either.
Classic! http://experimentgarden.blo... If it was similar hack, I am severely disappointed by N4G testers. But I would guess its something far more complex than that, hackers are getting meaner and meaner day by day after all.
Wow...Lol I dont know why hes only blaming sony? The xbox hacks were because the game had no security it self, and the MW2 ps3 hacks were happening before the ps3 was hacked. 1 guy had done something to the game save data to manipulate the game so he could have infection hacks like the xbox version did. He then went on holiday and another 2 guys found out how to do it He had videos on a forum (no name mentioned) which I used to use got GTA IV pc mods, so I could make videos. I remember watching the video and couldnt believe it was on the ps3. The old ps3 hacks were fairly 'underground' so it wasnt widely reported hence not many people knew about it.
Who puts soup in an oven?
LOL, good one Assassyn... Wait... It must be that french onion soup with the gobs of melted cheese on top and crispy bread inside..... Damn, now I'm hungry for french onion soup! Curse you Assassyn! :)
Wow, what a severe lack of customer service.
i cant tell you all now this is bullshit.
These hacked lobbies plagued mw2/cod4 on the 360 a few months after mw2's release, and infinity ward patched them. There are still whats known as "challenge lobbies" on the 360 also.
Not only that before these ps3 hacks there was challenge lobbies on ps3 they just weren't as mainstream(on cod4 anyway), another thing after mw2 released there was a UFO hack on ps3(which was also before the jailbreak) and infinity ward patched it.
So how is this unfixable until sony sort things out?.. when they patched the ufo hack and patched the same issues on 360?.. lol
The only thing the ps3 jailbreak is responsible for is most likely the increase in people doing the hacks, plus its the only 2 games i see plagued with hacks, and they're both developed by infinity ward, seems to me the problem lies with them ;)
They didn't even patch the game, they did something with the playlist that stopped it from working.
really IW this is the best you can come up with for your poor programming skills?
wow i like how i can still download this game days before the release date. on xbox and pc wow and they dont moan about that.. activison should quit ps3 and shut the fuvk up. im not buying there games anymore.
What a load of bull shit, All current gen systems are hacked. I remember playing MW2 on the xbox 360 and getting shot at by some guy who gets a bazillion chopper gunners or what about the players who can run like the Flash! Or my personal favorite, game starts and everybody gets nuked!! This is just Activision/Bobby Kotick saying shit about the PS3, everybody knows he hates the PS3 because sony doesn’t give them a cut of their profits like Microsoft does with Xbox live.
before the ps3 was hacked all you had to do is open the memory card slot and extract the memory data for mw2 and then put this data on your pc, run a special program and bingo you now have a hacked mw2 copy and can troll people on psn. A patch disallowed this. Now that the ps3 is hacked anyone can hack the console now. On the 360 only jtaged consoles can run hacks and those are very rare, jtag consoles have to be old 20 gig 360s from 2006. Hacks will be way way way more rampant on the ps3 then they are on the xbox. All 40+ million ps3s have the ability to be hacked, meanwhile only a small percentage of 360s can.
So is it also the PS3's fault when people rampantly hack the 360/PC versions of your games, IW?
Don't you guys realize no patch would work for any game on the ps3 because of this hack? This is what he is saying. If the game has online states that part of the game may push releases back. True cod was a mess but why the states where left on the local end is beyond stupid. Yet even if they wanted to fix it hacker could even hack the fix as if they worked at the dev studio. The every one hates Sony has produce a lot of sheep and parrots it seems. Maybe it could be an age thing also. Who knows.
They could easily make the games download the real game settings online between each game or as each map loads up to over-write the hacked game data..
lol what!? weren't those games broken b4 even the ps3 hack delema
You sir, are goddamn genius, and thats NOT sarasm
IW needs an excuse
not only that - the broken games were also on 360 and PC.... actually the first hacks were (as almost always) on the PC version... so... then again, they mean of the hackings now, and that above all it is sony's problem, and it is because its more to do with the firmware hack than with MW2 in other words: yes, hackers can hack into many games on PS3 because of current hack, doesn't mean MW2 wasn't a broken POS before the hack
It's like blaming your oven's manufacturers for you letting your soup burn
Surely they have some sort of security/encryption code implemented for the PC version of the game? If so, it should be relatively trivial to enable it in the console versions, making them just as secure as the PC version. Of course, the PC version may not actually be all that secure, but they can't blame Sony for THAT.
*status update* currently laughing at this news report:
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Lol are you kidding me? How is this piracy news?
probably, because its from maxconsole.net...
If you are concerned about playing with players who are hacking, I encourage you to play exclusively with friends by utilizing the party or private match options in Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty 4 to avoid such players as much as possible until this issue is resolved by Sony i lol'd
Oh please, just admit you're terrible developers. You got fucking AIMBOTS on ALL PLATFORMS for your games. Not to mention hacked lobbies, boosters, people with god-mode, shooting helicopter rounds from their fucking AK's, and so much more. You have no other excuse, except your own failures.
Nuff said, you are right.
Last time I checked, poor coding was the reason for all the hacks, not the breach in the PS3's security.
Sorry not hacks, exploits.
Can't be helping though
wonder which console this gen got crack first and play pirated games, so much for the lack of security of ps3 =)
Xbox 360 version is fine.. Went on it for a bit last night.. Great fun. No problems, apart from a few disconnections from hosts & matches
Oh great, now they will be blaming Microsoft for the disconnects, because xbox live is incredibly slow! Oh wait, that's actually true.
xbox live is slow? wow fanboys are stupid, I honestly can say I hate N4g and ps3 fanboys with a passion.
Dude it is true, you are paying money for what PS3 owners get for free. I have both PS3 and 360.
that's because these issues like public speed lobbies with unlimited ammo etc plagued mw2 on 360 like a few months after released and got patched..
PS3 security failing allowed for open hacking on the 360 and PC. Now that is some powerful stuff. The world is on fire and it is the PS3's fault. /s Really IW and camp, you got no better excuses?
It's not easy being black.
And gay, left handed and disabled and ginger. And blind, deaf and very dumb.
Try reading Infinity Ward's original post before looking like a fool; eh?
It was broken before the PS3 was hacked.
Again; try reading the post before looking like a fool.
What I think is most surprizing about this is the fact that there is still some life in Infinity Ward. They actually spoke even after getting gutted studio wise. I figured we wouldn't hear a peep out of them and then they would eventually dissolve completely into Activision.
People all ways blame other people for there own faults how come other fps games are not hacked on ps3 admit the fact that its your own fault and stop being childish how can you guy's run a business like this if i was your owner i would have sacked you guys on the spot
I don't think this is Sony's fault as Modern Warfare 1 and 2 were hacked long before the PS3's security was ever broken.
Misleading headline obviously. I'm pleased that they would at least acknowledge that the game is broken. At this stage, it's ridiculous to assume that they could fix it, but if they are prepared to lay down the same measures that Treyarch have to prevent hackers, then I'll be please.
It's just me or devs sometimes seems and act like a bunch of dumb asses??? COD was hacked few days after it's release sony is in trouble now but MW2 has nothing to do with PS3 security...
The security for preventing all these cheats is garbage. These guys are trying to save face by using Sony as a scapegoat. This game has been ripped to shreds on all platforms: pc, xbox, and ps3. Search YouTube and you'll see. Black Ops could face the same problems because the security isn't that much different from what I know; in fact, there were hacks for the game before it even released and they're still being released. I know its been updated from MW2 but the hacks keep coming.
PS3 security??? There is no such thing anymore.
People hack on the 360 and PC as well.
"but blame PS3's lack of security" What the hell am I reading?! Last time I checked, CoD4 and MW2 have been hacked since they were released. It's not the consoles fault they're shit at making games.
you are my god!
That's ridiculous. That's not how you treat a community of gamers; by passing on the blame to Sony we basically now know that this problem won't be resolved any time soon. Guaranteed though that if the problem is fixed by Sony, Infinity Ward will do nothing after that anyway!