With the latest update for the PlayStation 3, as well as an update recently for Call of Duty: Black Ops, has come a wave of banned PlayStation 3’s and PSN accounts.
I would say it will, but I dont think that many people are so well informed.
"I just bought used PS3" lolz. Ok. lets just say for a sec this is true. what about Xbox 360 then?? they been banning for years now.
just ask if the used system was tested before hand and if it can access PSN and BlOps severs. /problem
With the xbox you could tell as the warranty seal would be broken, but because the ps3 can be hacked via USB it would defo make it more difficult to spot and i know from experience of working in a Game store that they don't check whether you can still go online or not. If you can get the console to start up then you took it...
I went to gamestop last night to buy littlebigplanet 2 and I asked them if they had a recent flow of used PS3 trade ins and they said yes. So I explained to them the call of duty banning thing and surprisingly they were not aware of it. They told me that they are going to be testing all the ps3's when they come in to see if they are banned from black ops even before the sale.
That's the reason we're on sites like this! It's not like we're all nerds; lots of us are just trying to be informed consumers! None of us will be the ones though!
i tell myself who gives a sh!t look at the xbox many got ban they sell there xbox online same will do with the ps3
If you have a Jailbreak PS3 or CFW you can now unban your console from blackops, this would help many stores that sell second hand PS3s.
@ Best Another reason why I don't like Game Stop, the ones we have here are mostly pro 360 and/or uninformed of the gaming industry - all they do is promote 360 anything and something like this come out they don't know anything about it.
Here's the simple solution. Take it back to the store and exchange it. I think companies should keep banning cheaters so the word gets out more and more and deter people from wanting to cheat. I look at banning as Online Gaming Law. It should be implimented to protect honest gamers and the services.
Well it sure stopped used 360 used sales right? Right? No... 360 console bans are also permanent these are temp bans.
I doubt it but knowing this, moving forward its your responsibility to make sure that your asking the right questions before you buy a used console just like what your supposed to do when buying a used car.Its not like Sony were the first to ban consoles. Do your research and ask questions. Go to the sellers place and get them to log on PSN or Activisions servers. Last time I checked peopled are still willing to buy a banned 360.
I told a friend that he would be banned if a firmware emerged... two days later BAMM!! He is banned! I told him not to use his JAILBREAK online, now he said he would go LIVE with his hacked 360... another bann awaits there!!
What's your friends IQ?
It seems its very LOW... hes almost retard!! LOL!! He is one of those people who always think he is rigth and the rest of the world is wrong... sometimes I just hate trying to convince him... like we said in Puerto Rico: "que se joda!!!!!" LOL!!!
more moneys for sony for non second hand
If microsoft can do it with the RROD then Sony could do the same.
"One member of the website seems to of been banned although not previously playing Black Ops or even owning a PS3. IssY_I posted in one thread “When i want to play black ops it says my console is banned permanently???i have payed 150$ for the Ps3 (i bought it yesterday (used) and just came home with a new copy of b-ops! but why is my system banned?” They are joking right? justpushstart.com is actually being serious about this? That's what a hacker (now banned) would say. You'd be surprise of what excuse people will come up with to try and save their sorry ass. If you look at the Steam forums it's the exact same thing with VAC. People say they have never owned Counter-Strike and they just bought it and found out their accounts banned. When it's an obvious lie forum member themselves can prove. Sure, some "might" be banned on accident, but for most part I doubt the majority of people banned were accidental. Look at that autistic kid that just got banned from Xbox Live. Everyone assumed because he was autistic, he didn't cheat. Boy did Microsoft prove his mom wrong.
boohoo how about you buy your stuff brand new
agreed,used is such a dirty word :D
So, would you guys buy a used car? * Lets get NASTY!!
No,i would rather buy a new car,buying used = buying some one's problems
More like "users of modified save files and custom firmware that managed to get their consoles banned" may affect second hand console sales.
If you buy a used ps3 (or whatever console) , regardless of hacks , ban and what not , without even checking if everything works including online , then you are an idiot and conned yourself . What were you going to do , even without the existence of cw and hacks , if , say the built in lan and wireless stopped working and never checked before buying it ? And no you wouldnt have fixed it (unless bought in store ) , you werent even bright enough to check it in the first place .
How would they check b4 buying it though??? What if the retail/store doesn't have lan/wireless internet. i worked at a game store for 3 years and the only thing we had was dial-up and that was so we could get updates from "corporate". The only thing customers could do would be to take it home and test it b4 the store warranty was up to return it. I know some may say "dur, your store/company was dumb for not have internet access...but you game stores (or any retailer for that matter) are always looking to cut cost at any corner and if it was at the expense of the customer in the long run so be it.
how is that the customer's problem anyway ? if i can't check properly , then i dont buy it .
Are you people smoking crack? The console should be checked before it even goes for sale, its not my job as a customer to check if the used console works or is banned, thats the retailers job. Is it unreasonable that people get what theyre suposedly paying for? No, i dont think it is.
You buy something used you check if it works , whatever the hand or the place that give it to you . If it's a store , of course you'll most likely get another one or a refund .. but why waste a trip and time going back for it ?
@ Britainz-Finist360 I got a 360 I would love you to buy.
@ Britainz-Finest360 Well fucking said, bubbles to you because people here dont realize that, you can even apply that concept to buying a game, as a matter of fact, you can buy anything new or used and it doesn't work, if you buy a new xbox or ps3 and it doesn't work then whose fault is it, mines? If you go to a store and buy something not just from gamestop but from anywhere else, you buy it expecting it to work not be be broken, defected or banned. * Lets get NASTY!!
all you hackers really pushed Sony to the wall , now its payback time
Simple solution: Don't buy used consoles. Even before the PS3 was hacked, it was a risk to buy a used PS3 because you don't know if it was a YLOD-resurrected console that someone sloppily dissected and fixed temporarily, only to YLOD again after a few weeks/months of use. These are the reasons I don't trust used videogame consoles, and try to avoid buying them as much as I can, unless it's really, really cheap, or an officially refurbished item. There's an element of risk to buying ANY previously owned product, be it software or hardware.
With all the games coming out soon, who's honestly going to buy Black Ops for the PS3 this year.
I don't think sony mind you buying new consoles from them instead of seconds hand ones.....anyway this is another thing you can blame hackers for, before they messed with sony you didnt have to worry about this sort of stuff, and you could have another os
lol f**k the cheaters and hackers. wow..... I was retired CODBO on yesterday, because I finished all of prestiges.
Should of banned the whole console so places like gamestop can easily check if the console is banned.
Companies have no obligations towards second hand goods. People are stupid to buy used systems in the first place. The majority of the systems that get traded in at Gamestop have some form of problem to begin with.
Wonder if the price of a used PS3 will go down. I'll happily buy a PS3 for $10 less if it can't play BO.
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