Opinion: Let the wounded giant lick its hacker wounds
in all seriousness what has sony done wrong, and dont give me that crap about removing other OS because about only 1% of ps3 owners used it
Agreed. Why not attack another company...without Sony this industry would be rubbish.
I said it b4 and I'll say it again. If Sony leaves gaming, I'll be following right behind them.
All Sony did is opposing piracy
If Sony leaves the industry I'll play exclusively on MS and Nintendo platforms as well as the platform of the company who will see the opportunity to fill the void. Dont know about you guys but I love gaming for gaming...not for Sony, MS or Nintendo. Thats like the stupidest thing Ive heard in a while. If you're a real gamer why stop gaming just because Sony stops it... o_O
Your loss then. Whilst they've contributed significantly, Sony are not the be-all an end-all of the gaming industry.
M-Easy I feel you, I may play the occasional PC game there after. Though the majority of my time will be spent doing something else. Sony's presence in the industry brings more then great games. It also brings balance and competition like no other. High quality exclusive after high quality exclusive forces everyone to step their game up. Sony is the one company that has not forgotten the hardcore for a second. As far as games are concerned.
remember when this 1st happened...the group that discovered the flaw in the PS3's security never released the keys...their goal was to get OtherOS back, even though many believe that this argument is weak...im pretty sure that when these guys went into this...they werent thinking that EGOhotz would take the algorithm/equation, solve it and then post the keys for the world to see...the dumbass gets sued...the hacking scene gets its feelings hurt by how Sony is handling this...so their response is to keep doing the same thing as EGOhotz, which is continually be a painful sore in Sony's ass im just glad we have PSN and the store back...all of this will only give sony experience in future dealings and encounters with other hackers who WILL be stupid enough to do something crazy and then publicize it
If Sony were to disappear, it would certainly be a loss to the gaming industry, but I played video games before them and would transition to playing after them. What blind faith must you have in a company to dismiss anything a competitor will do in the FUTURE? Hypothetically, if another Playstation game was never produced again, you would just keep buying old games and completely ignore any game put out by MS, Nintendo or any other company that comes to the foreground in the next 50 years? That takes fanboyism to a new level in my book. That said, I hope Sony continues to make systems and games for a long long time.
I would give them a break if they give us Voice messaging/Psn ID change feature. ^.^
1% of 50 million is 500 K people, thats 500 000 people that were cheesed of. The hacker community were probably part of that 500k people, take otheros away and you've got 500k pissed off people who also happen to have hackers amongst them.
You realise 1% was number he made up right? I'd be surprised if 50 people used other OS. And to try to stop piracy and hackers ruining online gaming, I'd back Sony to get rid of OtherOS for the sake of so few people. People buy ps3 to play games. When something threatens to ruin that experience, get rid of it.
Given that when I worked in a GAME store about 80% of our customers hadn't read the folded piece of paper pretending to be a manual; and subsequently did not know that you could upgrade your hard drive so wanted to trade-in to a bigger model (yes, we told them, but only if they weren't dicks); I would be surprised if the amount of people even aware that they could use Linux was 1%.
I'm surprised they knew what the PS3 WAS back then due to how incredibly non-existent Sony's adverting of the system itself (not to mention the features in it). And giving Sony a break? Isn't that what most people on N4G have been doing throughout this whole ordeal?
@ antboltonboy Well said.
sadly hackers have nothing better to do, they don't have social life and don't even know what life outside their moms house is like. they wont stop until they can't hack any more.
It could be that Sony anti-piracy measures are working, so pirates vent their anger by attacking Sony web sites.
now an apologist spin... doesn't stop.
I'd love to know how people would feel if it was Microsoft and the Live network being constantly attacked?
Hopefully the same. I think the hackers forget that targeting Sony/MS/Ninty doesn't just harm those companies, but developers, contractors and us. Look at the recent Sony Pictures hack. Thousands of peoples details leaked all over the net. In what way did those people deserve to have their details spread across the internet like that?
I think the better question is, why doesn't it? Other than people complaining that it cost money. And thus, why it isn't a problem. It's a paid service. MS probably employees the best hackers in the world to fight fire with fire. As they should. Sony should follow suit.
watch them start pumping out features next firmware update lol
Simple: Hackers don't have a life so taking a jab at sony makes them feel good somehow....
The only thing Sony did was trying to protect their investment. What the hackers are doing is just wrong.They need to find these hackers and put them in jail,maybe then they would see that wat they are doing is stupid and wrong.
I agree. Let's give them a break. A jailbreak.
These people just ruin the industry. Why just yesterday Lulz Security hacked sonypictures. Ever since Sony attacked piracy the hackers have been going berzerk over them.
Why is everyone sympathetic to the mega corporation? Sony can handle themselves- just look where they are today. Demand more of the companies you give so much money to. Always demand more. Certainly don't feel sorry for them.
Because I would rather see Sony putting money into more games than spending it dealing with "hackers".
When I was younger, I thought it would be cool to be a hacker. An anarchist perhaps or even someone who stands up to the corporate world and looks out for the 'small' guys. The reality, I discovered, is that the world is governed by corporations. But meaningful protests - even civil disobedience can make a difference. But what the hackers are doing in the process of making a point is damaging the 'small' guys ability to enjoy the product they probably worked hard to afford in the first place. This is a rebellion or an uprising that has backfired. I don't feel sympathy for the hackers. I am somewhat sympathetic to Sony but mostly, I'm just frickin' annoyed that people allegedly standing up for me and my rights damaged my ability to enjoy what I like doing. Sony, ironically, was protecting our information - they didn't try to steal it.
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