The way Sony is stopping hackers from playing PS3 games is now you need official current firmware 3.56 to play. Hacked firmware 3.55 will not work with new PS3 games.
is already running on PS3 with any 3.55 or 3.41 was fixed yesterday afternoon
I'm glad they're still offline though. That unban/ban trick they tried to use recently apparently got alot of pirates banned (re-banned?) along with the friends who let them use their PS3 console ID. Wonder what game stores are selling games weeks before release to hackers to pirate from?
this is actually pretty legit just the retairlers fault for breaking the street release date they basically bought a game they couldve hacked and got free. that aside did they say make modifications to the "game"? and people ask why jailbreaking should be illegal
damn they really not playing with this
why play games for free when u can spend 60bucks? hackers are so dumb.
ya, just like people who pay cable, internet, electricity. Why pay over 300 monthly to use those while you can use it for free from neighbours. People are so dumb.
It must be tough being honest. Why not just steal? Because hacking is no different than being a thief and a criminal.
@Acedoh Explain to me how hacking is the same as being a criminal/stealing.
@ Zombie Maybe because hacking is a criminal offence?
Hacking is a criminal offense. LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!! You really are stupid.
Wtf how is hacking a criminal offence, its my hardware. If you buy a car it isnt illegal to tune it. Same thing.
Just so you know hacking and cracking are two completely different things. more what these modders do is crack. Hacking is accessing files or material from a database, They are not doing this, they are breaking a system code that in no way harms another system. Now if he wrote a code that attack other ps3 users and stole there passwords over psn, that would be more of a hack.
SHUT THE HELL UP ABOUT A DAMNED CAR! IT IS NOT THE SAME THING!
Yeah, but modding your car doesn't allow it to run on free gasoline, or no gasoline (unless you build a new car... but, different analogy, too). Modding your system in the way that these people in question have means that you then gain the ability to play games for free. It doesn't matter if that has nothing to do with the idea of hacking the system in the name of "homebrew" (which is all shit on consoles anyway).
Cracking isn't exactly legal either, the console may be yours, but you still don't have the right to break terms and conditions by modding it to run pirated games.
actually modding a car is illegal in some instances. There are emission laws, and laws to keep your car "street legal" and such... If we're doing a car analogy... If you keep your car on your own private property, you are going to be fine for the most part. But once that car (console) hits the streets (game servers and the like), it's a problem by law (t&c's). And as someone said, that car better not be running on fuel (games / electricity) illegally siphoned (pirated) from someone else. Since we're using a car analogy...
Actually your own stuff is not illegal. PIRATING other people's stuff is what is illegal. Hacking consoles and pirating games just happens to have a high correlation. Why would you hack your console if you don't intend to play copied games? Maybe you want to tie them together to make supercomputers like universities do and the Department of Defense does. Technically that is a hack. They make the consoles run custom software. But unless you happen to be a large government agency or corporation, if you hacked your console it probably means that you intend to play pirated games.
mwhahaha. good bye hackers
did you even read the article?
new game new FW. Say it all along. hack ps3 is unwise.
and the people who support them are nothing more than back-stabbing lazy pinkos looking for a handout from thieves! These people and all their ilk should be flushed down the toilet, straight to the black hole of our galaxy. yeah I'm looking at all you ************* below that support this crap.
Wouldn't it have been smarter to force the update though instead of giving them the option? EDIT: I see the pros in pirating games, it allows you to try before you buy, or just get free games, hell I do it with movies, albeit I only watch them once and that's why i dont see the point in buying them, but why go jumping through hoops just to get this on your ps3? it seems like it'd be easier to just buy the game.
Hidden patch soon hehehe
Now that would be a slap in the face if they forced a hidden firmware update without alerting the user that it was downloading in the background on their console and change the whole root program/keys on everyone's PS3 trying to connect to PSN. Even smarter would be to put it on a game disc and make it download like it was just part of the games mandatory install.
"and change the whole root program/keys on everyone's PS3"... you do realize that the root code is impossible to change right???
Unfortunately root keys are sculpted on stone (attached to hardware). But I would love if they had the right to background update your FW to get rid of hackers as far as they wouldn't abuse it... I don't know if I trust big companies that much (it's not like they hadn't abused the system before) but it could maybe get rid of pirates and than legit gamers could rest assured they wouldn't be penalized for pirates' wrongdoings.
Hackers have already found a work around. . .yesterday.
Fantastic. Lets see how long that will last.
And with every Sony update a few more people realize jumping through hoops and playing offline just isn't worth it. They won't get everyone with each update but they continue to whittle away at the sparse numbers. Of course you never know when you'll think you are being smart and Sony will nail you a ban, console lockdown, or a lawsuit. Hackers like most of their ilk are never as intelligent as they think they are. Eventually their egos and own brazen stupidity catch up with them. It's self made karma and you can't avoid it. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
failoverhero - hackers say a lot of nosense that isn't true - something you can surely relate to.
lets see them try to get online Sony has already banned a lot of people more will follow.
"The first game, Dragon Age II, isn't due to hit retail shelves until March 8th, but hackers have managed to get their hands on an early leaked copy. " Hackers? Try pirates.
Go back to 4chan.
lol, he mad.
Someone care to tell me why I'm mad? I could use a laugh.
This just in. Buying a game at a retailer who broke street date is piracy. You heard it here first folks!
This just in! Dope can't read article that makes the obvious distinction between Dragon Age being leaked (which has been reported elsewhere) and MLB being sold early. When contacted for comment, Vaud-Villian said "Reading the article is hard. Instead, I just assume that these hardcore hackers stumbled upon Dragon Age being sold early and decided to hack it. I don't care if they didn't say that in the article." Now to Ollie with the weather...
It makes me made when people call hackers pirates....it's not even hackers that pirate games it's crackers but the terms are so messed up now that people use them as the same thing...
Not only do they get a free copy of Dragon Age II but they get it a week before the paying customers. NIce...
Lmao @ everyone on N4G being serious business about everything. Problem, n4gfags?
One, this is old news and two they have already found a way around this.
That's what they all say until another update blocks you and then another and another. They spend half their time trying to work around Sony's updates to do anything else. By the time everyone thinks it is safe they get banned or can't go online again.So my question is, why go through all this trouble? Just buy he damn games and be safe instead of risking your system with all this nonsense.
bubbles, blackburn! i agree with you - but, i think some people just like to steal and cause trouble.
"They spend half their time trying to work around Sony's updates to do anything else" Not really. The workaround took about half a day to release. That would only be 'half their time' if Sony were releasing new updates on a daily basis. Fortunately, that is not the case. "So my question is, why go through all this trouble?" Because it is nowhere near the trouble that you seem to think it is, natch.
/\ A piracy supporter with 6 bubbles? Shame on you N4G, shame on you...
"/\ A piracy supporter?" Support for modding is not support for piracy. Obviously.
Don't you love to hate how Sony's quick to protect their own assets and own interests, yet we sit here with no news of cross-game chat that was promised to us with PS+? So many other ways to be productive. There are so many things that deserve better attention to make gaming on PS3 more satisfying. We all have Dualshock 3 controllers with SIXAXIS and Pressure-sensitive buttons. Yet there are so few games that even support these. We have PS-Eye and with it, the capabilities for voice-recognition tech and facial features that could compete with Kinect. The PS3 uses BT to communicate with its peripherals, why not use the BT Headset in an innovative way to immerse players into the game with voice recognition tech again? Still waiting on Eyedentify Sony. Remote Play with PSP is quite possibly the best thing to happen, yet there are so few games that support it. Can you imagine playing KZ3 over Remote Play w/ Lock-on assist to compensate for the lack of a 2nd nub? Yeah it sounds dumb, but these are ideas that could've been realized. Remember Zelda Wind-waker where connecting a GBA allowed the GBA player to play as Tingle and help Link? It's a small concept, but we can take this to PS3 and really make some interesting games with this concept in mind. The PS3 is a beast of a media player and no doubt the best bang for buck entertainment console, yet we're still lacking essential video codecs like MKV to really make it stand out. What's the big deal? MKV and xh263 is open-source: there's really no reason (at least monetary reason) not to include MKV support for PS3. Of all the shit that Sony decides to do, they decide to put their manpower behind chasing pirates. Illusive pirates.
Don't you like how some of the hackers that said they'll bring this stuff to the system....and it hasn't happened yet? If you are going to get on someone's case, you should get on BOTH of their cases, not just one side.
Really now? Name some hackers that promised "said stuff". I don't even know why you brought up hackers to begin with. Instead of side-stepping the issue, why not try and justify Sony's inability to support the products they put out? I'm still waiting on cross-game chat.
Hotz: OtherOS Others: Mkv support. Music Overlay on all games. Multi-codec support. Why don't YOU stop beating around the bush and READ WHAT PEOPLE TYPE. Why was the topic of hackers brought up? If you actually read the 15 or so comments about this, you'd realize it. I was able to tell already that you didn't even want to have a civil discussion to start off with anyways.
^^^^ "Hotz: OtherOS Others: Mkv support. Music Overlay on all games. Multi-codec support." they have done all that though.... with exception of the music overlay
@Darkfocus I know. I was throwing examples out there for him. Thing is, there's a lot of other stuff people promise as well. What I was pointing out is that if you're going to complain about it from one side, you should complain about it on all fronts, because it's not centralized towards 1 person or company. He's trying to criticize at something on here that doesn't need to be, and can be put to something more useful. What I find funny is that he complains at them for cross-chat, when he states that he's using the programs on PC, which are much better to begin with anyways, and you don't have to pay a cent for it.
"What I find funny is that he complains at them for cross-chat, when he states that he's using the programs on PC, which are much better to begin with anyways, and you don't have to pay a cent for it." Beyond the point. Using your logic the PS3 is totally pointless because I can play games and music ect on my PC. RETARD
I want to have what drugs Look_Behind is on right now, cause something tells me he's an alt account.
Pretty sure I dont wanna chat to people playing sing star while im playing kz3, people are always going wine about something. Take this we get free online, two music services, 1 free and 1 paid. More exclusives then any other console, heaps more video codecs then the xbox, and yet here we are you winging about talking to someone playing another game, serious dude, get over it already.
@multiman Good for you and your simple opinion. Sorry you like your gaming experience so bland and void of being able to talk to friends. I'm also sorry that you prefer a cheap experience on consoles as well. I want cross-game chat because I game on PC and I always have a line with friends over Skype or Steam during different gaming sessions. Yeah, I'm pretty awesome and like my gaming like that. Sorry you don't know the better life of gaming and are content with only the small things. Otherwise you wouldn't be settling for less. Don't lump me in the same category as you. I game on all platforms including 360, Wii, PC, PSP and Android apps as well. I'm way above your level, so sit there and suck on that. Or better yet, get over the fact that I have a better opinion than you and that you're just a casual gamer who doesn't know what's good for him. Mr "I play SingStar and Killzone 3, I'm sooo hardcore."
First of all, you aren't better than anyone else so you can go suck on that. Second of all, if being "awesome" was equivalent to what you say it is, then I'd try my hardest to not act like the douche you sadly are. Thirdly, I have every system you mentioned and I don't have to constantly have contact with people to have a good time. I'm sorry your insecurity doesn't allow you to grow up and be able to do things on your own but seeing as how you probably are a kid, I'll let you off the hook squirt.
"Otherwise you wouldn't be settling for less. Don't lump me in the same category as you." You're right. We should lump you up with mud, considering you got nerve to try and oust Sony on what they do, and then you turn around and act completely immature.
FantasyStar: you can have all the consoles in the world but it doesn't excuse your immature behavior.
"Sorry you like your gaming experience so bland and void of being able to talk to friends. I'm also sorry that you prefer a cheap experience on consoles as well. I want cross-game chat because I game on PC and I always have a line with friends over Skype or Steam during different gaming sessions. Yeah, I'm pretty awesome and like my gaming like that. Sorry you don't know the better life of gaming and are content with only the small things. Otherwise you wouldn't be settling for less. Don't lump me in the same category as you. I game on all platforms including 360, Wii, PC, PSP and Android apps as well. I'm way above your level, so sit there and suck on that." No offence, you sound like a total geek. And a pig arrogant one at that. Really, if you believe what you wrote makes you awesome......lol. Do yourself a favour and get some real friends that don't just exist on your computer
@FantasyStar - Wow you sound like a complete tool. Fantasy indeed. I agree with multiman. I play games on my bigscreen with surround sound for a reason. Immersion. When I'm playing a single player game, I don't want to talk to anyone about anything. When I'm playing online, I talk to the people in the game. I usually put my phone on silent and turn off my PS3 message notifications, so why would I want another distraction? I'll turn Cross Game Chat off if the PS3 ever gets it, but if you want to gossip with your scout troop while you game that's your business. I used to game on PC, and I'll never go back. Try and get over yourself, mmmkay?
The company needs to keep and get their money i'd rather them get it from legit sells rather than my pocket it's simple how are they going to pay the people that make games and software if they're losing money. bootleg movies and music didn't start huge but look at it now if this continues we're going to see games go all digital with one time access codes, paid online, poor quality and non-original gameplay, and people will lose their jobs starting at the mother of 4 that makes $8 hr to package games ect. times are tough but if you can't afford get it when you can. I'm happy sony is protecting business first while still providing kick ass games new hardware and wonderful software. "we sit here with no news of cross-game chat that was promised to us with PS+?" when did they promise that again?
fantasy star - i'll justify it. why would sony keep bringing features to the people who are stealing from them? i'd understand if sony stopped support for gaming entirely. hackers/pirates are ruining gaming......and everything else they touch.
@star if your really a multiplatform gamer as you say what are you doing waisting your time in a ps3 article complaing about things that were never promised go complain about the horrible dated hardware xbox and wii have(dvd really) or maybe the lack of new games and internet the ps3 even runs internet explorer come on get over yourself you obliviously have a right to your opinions so just jot them all down throughout the day and burn them before you go to sleep
Wait, they promised us Cross Game Chat with Playstation Plus? On another note, I want the option to change my screen name, like the Japanese PSN
I'd much rather Sony protect my online gaming experience and credit card details from scum hackers then to focus on cross game chat, which I personally don't give a crap about. I think the former issues are a little more important. What's the point of cross game chat if the game you're playing is ruined by hackers? All you'd be chatting about is "why didn't sony fix this?"
this was already the case with new games? You needed to have the latest firmware to play the latest games
Epic Sony is epic