With Geohot facing legal action, the big question is whether his actions were justified or just downright negative towards the gaming industry.
Zero and a smartass punk kid. His mouth makes him an ultimate moron. Heard him on AOTS. He better keep his mouth shut or he'll be in jail for life. EDIT, Thanks for the agrees, but here's where they may turn south...I won't be offended. What really pisses me off is Kevin(AOTS) basically was supporting Geo in his battle with Sony. Talk about how G4 really doesn't support Sony. He tried to make Geo look like some innocent person. But As I said, GeoHot is an idiot, so when asked what is next on his hit list he replied, "When is the PSP2 coming out?" God I hope he goes to jail for a while.
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"Bu-bu-but teh Homebrew! Becuze we NEEDZ to do waht can easily be done on a PC on teh PSTREE, even if it leads to piracy!" ZERO. NADA. NOTHING. ZILCH. . @Below Like he knows the PS3's hardware so well? It took him 4 years and the only reason he ultimately got anywhere is because others stepped in and hacked it for him. "He has nothing to gain out of it" He clearly enjoys the attention and E-peni. Don't make a mistake about it....not everyone is driven by money.
Superhero. Instead of suing and removing features Sony should hire him so they can straighten out the security issues of the PS3. Win-win.
Big Zero soon to be Inmate #146 an Big Bubba's Special Buddy
He didn't hack the PS3. FailOverFlow did. Why should Sony hire someone who didn't do jack, but only wants the spotlight? Anyways, it was because of him that OtherOS got removed in the first place. He claims he only wants homebrew on the PS3, when it was already available on OtherOS. Yet he wasn't satisfied with it. He wanted to hack the whole PS3 through OtherOS. Why? So that people can pirate and create "custom firmwares" by tweaking Sony's official firmwares. That's copyright infringement right there. Definitely not a hero.
Hero! He has nothing to gain out of it, don't profit from it, risked getting sued on his own dime and released the information public i.e. not only pirates can get the information, but the people actually interested in homebrew. Xbox Media Center came out the same way and now it is a full fledged application that thousands of people are using. Don't condemn the inventor of the gun, but the people using it for illegal and immoral activities.
@gamingdroid That's why they provide "donate" links. It's just a way to say I want money but don't want to make it seem like I'm selling this stuff. He does have a lot to gain. His "e-penis" seems to be what thrives him. Seems he wants to have a big one. Cause from what I've seen he loves the attention. He probably felt he wasn't taking a risk because he's hacked other things and has obviously gotten away with it and he felt he was doing no wrong just cause he supposedly doesn't condone piracy. But nope, Sony decided to fire back and now he's in a position he didn't expect to be in and now I hope Sony screws him long and hard...to the full extent of the law.
Do you trust someone that has the hobby of breaking security system? Sony will never hire him. ZERO
We will see how the lawsuit pans out if any. At this point, it's not a real lawsuit beyond asking to remove the information Geohot made public. Attention or not does not matter to me. To me as a developer I believe in freedom to run whatever I want on my console and Sony removed that with OtherOS. I strongly believe this is a backlash towards that. Either way, we are now able to run whatever software we want on the PS3. Unfortunately, it has the sideeffect of hurting the PSN community, but I'm sure Sony will handle that.
doesn't jigsaw kidnap those who have done wrong and make them pay? sony should just hire him to do their dirty work,
@Gamingdroid If you believe in freedom then Sony should be free to do whatever they want to keep their system secure. Do people want linux and homebrew when it would run better on a standard laptop? Sony did this to save their console. Why should they stand by and watch their console pirated to hell and back? Would you be pissed if you made a game and some low life scum sold it for a fiver for their profit and you receive nothing? Same goes for the 360. MS had every right to do whatever they could to reduce piracy like ban users. Every company is free to take whatever measures possible to protect their investment.
As a developer, I hate people pirating my programs. However, that doesn't change the fact that I own the hardware and should be able to run any program I want on it irregardless of the fact that there are other options. Sony is in their full right to sue if is within the ramification of the law. However, Geohot is allowed to hack as much as he wants and release whatever he wants within the legal limits of the law as well.
-20 A 10 makes things better A zero doesn't change anything A -10 makes things much worse A -20 makes things worse (linux removed) than does it again... (release of PS3 signing key)
Sub Zero deserves better than Geohot.
Scorpion will burn Geohot!
"sub zero..., now just plain zero."
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Why does he keep getting credited for hacking the PS3? fail0verflow seems to be in this guys shadow and all Geohot did was release the keys and make a custom firmware..someone correct me if I'm wrong. And I find it funny that all this was so they could bring back "other os" and that is still yet to be made..or even be talked about for that matter..instead we just got custom firmware..emulators and a bunch of crap that's pretty much shows they're gonna start pirating soon.
That's why he & fail0verflow get a Zero in my book. It was all BS, they said the firmware was to bring back the ability to use other OS's. To bring back software and features Sony has removed. They didn't do that. What they did do was release a security key to the world, why so they could say they did it? Would people think these guys are heros when we see all these hack users start playing online games? When that guy starts using God Mode in CoD or seeing through walls. Yes we know it's been that way on PC forever, but it kills online play when you have crap like that going on. Hacking the system is one thing, but the key still gets to me.
If he would of kept all his cracks underground then yes.
Who the fuck disagrees with topgeareasy leave a comment and show ur self. Or are they hackers on n4g who are ashamed to show there self bcuz they know majority of us is against them. Show ur self and dont just click the disagree button and hide in the dark, im sure u will agree when ur sent to jail and being ass raped.
@ Black Boi. Geohotz first night in the sin bin Big Bad Inmate "Hey George we gonna play mothers and fathers now which do you wanna be"? Little Geo *Thinking quickly so he doesn't get violated* "errrrm Father please" Big Bad inmate " Ok Father, now come on over here and suck on Momma's D*%K" Poor Geo!
If people hate on this guy for hacking the PS3, do you guys hate PC, DS, Xbox, and Wii hackers? And the ones that lead the charge? Im just wondering, because the hate seems somewhat hypocritical Anyway, I dont like hackers that much, they take away money from developers that worked hard on the game
Yes. Kinect hacks are fine because Microsoft have stated that they will not prosecute, because they too enjoy the hacks they see for the Kinect.
Im talking about hacks that allow for piracy.
One of the few "hackers" I respected was the guy who found the save exploits in COD4. It was so simple to do, and so simple to prevent that when he found it... instead of releasing it to the public. He sent Infinity Ward a letter on how to fix it. He gave them one week to reply back to him that they'll fix it. If they don't, then he'll release it to the public to force them to patch it. Everyone on the hacking forums were asking him to simply release it. But he actually waited for Infinity Ward. Too bad Infinity Ward didn't even care. And the rest is history.
People have hacked the PC,DS,Xbox and Wii and created home-brew apps which I can see no-one would be against. For pirates? People would be against that for obvious reasons (devs not making money, moral-high ground) which the majority will be unhappy and angry with. However, as I understand it, the online play has been compromised on the PS3. People have been hacking and cheating online, thus ruining the online experience. Check out the MW2 videos or read the MW2 part in the article. It's *THIS* i'm guessing is what is what everyone is getting angry at.
It wouldn't be this bad if he didn't release the Root Key and allow any hacker to create/modify the software and sign it as being Official. I hope he does jail time for this. Also if PSN hacking/cheating does get worse over time because of this there are going to be ALOT of unhappy people. It was Geohot who got OtherOS removed and now he may have comprimised PSN and ruined online gaimng on the PS3 if these hacks get any worse.
I don't like hackers but what makes GeoHot worse is that he released the Root Keys which makes the PS3 the most open console to hack now. He could have easily just created some Custom FW and released that on the internet but instead he releases the Root Key. That is why he is a complete dick. If Sony went and removed OtherOS because of the risk of Piracy then what do you think they are going to do now?
you know if i ever see this guy ima punch him in his cocky lil face and stomp him out a true zero we can pretty much say he has no social life no girlfriend never played sports never went out just a true lame. start as a bum finish as a bum just like the guy in gta4...
Zero for sure!
ZERO. what gamer likes to have their options reduced in games,freedom reduced on features,fun reduced with cheats,information stolen because of idiot hacks? they're just leading us into more DRM and time spent on stopping them than what we could be getting.
Because he's the hero PS3 deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not the hero. He's a silent guardian, watchful protector. The Dark Knight.
some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.
I hate all hackers, they ruin the industry. zero
out of curiosity why all the disagrees?
because 75% of n4g are people running the jailbreak, so they dislike what you have to say
cause you said all "hackers"
A huge worthless ZERO.
herp derp, i support of the cancer
Zero. Its people like Geohot who are the reason that the PSP is not supported as much as it used to be. The PSP is probably if not NUMBER 1 in pirated games. Its so easy a caveman could do it.
Um wanker I work hard for my money and buy games when I can
its pretty clear now that we already have ps3 casualties
He is a super smart zero. IF you like hacking then he is a super smart hero. I say he is a zero if I had a choice.
A big wet douchey zero. Hope he gets thrown in prison.
Hero. Escaped a lawsuit and hacked the ps3. Something you guys would never do. Whats so bad about it. 360 and wii are also hacked already.
Yeah, but were their Root Keys released on the internet for the world to see?
the guy who wrote this has no idea! "Even though Apple tried to sue the failOverFlow team" "Now Geohot and his team broke the PlayStation 3′s root encryption key" My god! Fail0verflow is no related whatsoever with Geohot! It is not "his" team, he does not belong to Fail0verflow. He just used FailOverflow's information to create his own CFW
Zero and I think he is a colossal idiot. I don't care if he does not condone piracy or his jailbreak method is not meant to be used for piracy. The fact is he knew that it would lead to that. I'm more pissed that now theres going to be a chance that some moron will be online on COD cheating their asses off and ruining the game for everyone else.I'm glad the PSN will not take my CC info because god know how far these hackers will go.
>Implying there aren't already people online cheating on Call of Duty with hacks.
They are more than zero, the will b but hurt by ass raping when they get sent to jail :p
Think of all the games that were ruined by hackers because of him. He obviously isn't a hero.
less than zero I would like to bitsh slap him, cause the only thing he every has been smacked in the face with is some other dudes member
DA... go download the stuff and brick ya PS3, as the recent article is stating....enjoy
-52165312314623210546254302426 4567642546254235425462354625423 462346562542 But Fail0verflow Get A Thumbs Up From Me