Capcom's Christian Svensson has shared his thoughts on the PSN hacks expressing frustration over them. Expressing frustration not only from an executive side of things and the massive lost in revenue caused by the outage, but also as a gamer.
Im glad to see a developer being honest about this situation. I hope Insomniac doesn't lose too much money out of this situation.
Whoa. PSN downtime is costing Insomniac "hundreds of thousands of dollars". Thanks for the job well done, anonymous and Geohot.. Gamers will now love you unconditionally.
I'm pretty sure there is nobody at Insomniac called James Svensson, it's James Stevenson.
James Stevenson didn't say this it was Capcom Christian Svensson that said this. Now the article been changed and it looks like everyone is off
Anonymous never realized that GeoHot was in in for a payday. He was basically asking around for a job when he broke the iphone, "turned down" any theoretical jobs from Microsoft and Sony because he's a walking security risk, but since Sony's cutting him a check to put his extortion on film, he's scaling back: basically because that's all he wanted (notice how he's mostly quiet now, and not taking up the "rights" of the trampled consumer of the PS3 anymore... first hint). Now Anon haven't yet realized that not only are they taking up a cause of a sellout to their own mislead cause, but they may face criminal charges since it seems that they *might* have violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. http://www.law.cornell.edu/... "Congress adopted the CFAA in 1986 to enhance the government’s ability to prosecute hackers who accessed computers to steal information or to disrupt or destroy computer functionality." http://logiclounge.com/you-... So you tell me: does all of this falls within the realms of what you just read above? However unlikely, GeoHot's actions seemed to be mostly within the realms of Civil law so even when they were violations that's something that Sony can dismiss themselves (IF I'm not mistaken). Anon's infraction on the other hand is clearly within Criminal law, which means that the government would have to excuse you... and when has that ever happened? The reason why GeoHot stated that he didn't condone the use of theft with "his" hack instead of saying nothing was because then he wouldn't be liable seeing that Sony could get punitive damages if GeoHot's conduct was egregious and had either a desire to cause harm, gross negligence (i.e., conscious indifference), a willful disregard for the rights of others. A class action suit, on the other hand, could possibly be brought against Anon because their actions involved dignitary harms; which means an invasion of privacy. Which means 77 million people could sue Anon once their caught and sue for a dollar each and no lawyer on earth would want to touch that one. Plus you don't have to be a hacker to be tried as one, which means a bunch of scriptkiddies could be facing hard time in jail for something that was done in their name when they were a part of Anon if they can link any actions of the person who made the file to Anon, and it won't take much if he was in IRC or in any blog or forum that Anon was or any member. You were better off sending pizzas, Anon.
I'm confused how they are losing money. Insomniac doesn't have any PSN games.
R&CF: Quest for Booty is on U.S. PSN, and I believe All 4 One will be as well... (don't forget their themes and BTS content, etc.)
"if not millions of dollars in revenue that were planned for within our budget. These are funds we rely on to bring new games to market for our fans." Sounds like to me is that Sony is spending some money and some fundings might be cut back do to all of this. IDK they do have games on PSN, so that might be it. PLUS i bet they had something planned out for this week, which i have a feeling might not happen now. They said they would make a post on the PS blog, so whether it was about resistance 3 beta or even discounts of their games, i am sure it was related to this.
Like I said elsewhere, poop always rolls down hill. Stringer, Tretton, Hirai etc aren't losing their jobs, so who does that leave? Everyone else. The money Sony is losing is gonna have to be recouped from somewhere. Marketing, development, R&D, special events and promotions, who knows. Worst case, staffing cuts. Insomniac is making a multiplat' game that will also be on the 360, so for anyone still thinking this only affects Sony's top brass, there's your wake up call. A 3rd party developer making a game for the 360 has just lost a few hundred thousand dollars on the side. Lovely. Just lovely.
@P_Bomb Unfortunately it's next to impossible to get that message across to some that browse the net.
sorry guys it appears this wasn't insomniac but Capcom that said this. That makes so much more sense now
all first and third party developers are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars. I'm not sure how's sony going to compensate them for lost sales.
I hope it will be back this week :(
Great Article! These hackers not only affected Sony they affected the hole damn gaming industry.They are cyber terrorist that need to be brought down once and for all. I get it that we will always have hackers but their are a lot of hackers out their that are reasonable and have logic they understand how things work and respect people. The guys that are behind this all have no respect for anyone. They must really be keeping quite because i bet anyone that is affected by this would love to beat them till they don`t breath anymore. Corporations are no where near innocent to but this has gone way out of hand they where after more then Sony they where after us to along with the rest of the gaming industry.
Pretty sure as one example that the awesome XBL & PSN title by the SSDHD developers was due to be released on PSN same time as Live....so reviews for the game are 3 weeks old, PSN users have not been able to buy the game, so in turn this developer suffers & can only re-coup development costs from one platform. House Marque is the developer I think....and not to mention all the other developers losing out thanks to these cockheads. Sony already cut jobs, & merged there inhouse developers like Cambridge & London studios I think were the ones...I believe the done away with cambridge & merged the 2 into just Liverpool studios & cut the individuals they didn't want. Also Disney just scrapped Split second & Pure developer Black Rock.....so development houses are skating on thin ice anyway, then these pricks go do this & potentially cost us great developers, thus potential killer games. I hope they ALL get caught & prison raped by a hardened con so well endowelled that they sneeze cum shortly after there rapage.
Well so much for free speech.
F.B.I been looking for anonymous for 5 years . They don't even know where the main hackers .Mainly anyone can hack something and say i'm with anonymous thats idea they planted. Anyone in any country can be anonymous thats why going be hard catch true founder an heads of anonymous.
If you did'nt make games PAY TO PLAY in the first place, you would'nt have this problem would you?. I've never liked that scheme at all. The same with FOXTEL, if you could pay for what you play instead of subscription, it would make it more worthwhile I think.
No offense but Capcom is always the one to complain about Sony. Also won't everyone get everything back once PSN store is back? Everyone will still buy everything. Their profits and revenue are on hold rather then lost. If Outland for example wasn't brought during the outage it will be brought by eveyone once PSN is back up.
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