Bleszinski: You have to work with hackers

Lead Gears of War dev and Epic Games’ design director Cliff Bleszinski has said that the international games industry would do well to embrace the hacking community.

“Generally speaking when it comes to hackers, you want to embrace a lot of what they are doing instead of fighting it. I think the industry is slowly learning that," he said.

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hiredhelp2538d ago

WTF oh MS really have u by the short and curlys.

Active Reload2538d ago

I guess people don't fully understand the implications of Cliff's statments or MS's actions. Probably a perfect anaology for this would be like how anti-venom is used as a cure for a snake bite, but the anti-venom is actually made from the venom of the snake. Hope that helps...

ZombieNinjaPanda2538d ago

Perfect analogy. Fact of the matter is many "hackers" just want some added functionality to what they own.

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gamingdroid2538d ago (Edited 2538d ago )

Hackers really should be called tinkerers. They like to tinker (or make changes) with things, in a similar fashion people like to make customized characters in game or create levels in their favorite game.

Tinkering with things can result in major benefits such as Linux based routers, XBMC and so on, but can also be used for evil purposes.

From a security stand point, you definitely want to align yourself with hackers when you are wearing a fake bulletproof vest that all companies do. If you can't beat em, join em!

afterMoth2538d ago

Instead of getting more mature with each passing year this Cliffy B goes the other direction.. and his starting point wasn't good to begin with.

bangoskank2538d ago (Edited 2538d ago )

@Active Reload

A lot people on this board are too ignorant or biased to understand what he is trying to say but your analogy is perfect.

GrieverSoul2538d ago (Edited 2538d ago )

Hackers are just in it for the thrill of the challenge. You cant work with these guys! You cant embrace what they are doing! Cmon people, should we embrace everything the law cant handle? Should we embrace terrorism and work with terrorists? NO!!! There is no reasoning with them! They have their agenda and so do the hackers.

Clifford, you are just a low life type of person that tries to spin everything against Sony. I know you like MS and there is no wrong with that, but dont make these statments and go make some more AAA games. ;)

Note: It would take 50 million Sony fanboys to surpass the amount of 360 fanboy you are Mr. Bleszinski.

captain-obvious2538d ago

another day
another line form cliffy b's "wisdom"

keep on trolling cliff
a mean its not like you got a game to work on or anything

Machioto2538d ago

That's not a lilke for like scenario because hacker are not animal that attack out of fear or provocation,they don't need anti-hackers,they need laws to let them know we don't want them tampering in our business.

SephirothX212538d ago

It seems your brain is maxed out because you clearly have no common sense.

Active Reload2538d ago (Edited 2538d ago )

"That's not a lilke for like scenario because hacker are not animal that attack out of fear or provocation,they don't need anti-hackers,they need laws to let them know we don't want them tampering in our business."

Obviously. I'm not saying that there shouldn't be laws against hacking, nor am I saying there should be--it's a contrevorsial topic that I can have fun with as far as stating different perspectives about it--food for thought if you will. These laws have helped to some extent, but obviously they don't provide a permanent solution. I don't really know if Sony would be in a position to do what MS is doing, so them wanting to enforce laws may be their only option. I think there was an article on here--that I haven't read yet--were the heading was "Sony: There's no turning back...". Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it was about Sony going full steam ahead with prosecuting the hackers. But say I'm a company like MS and I'm bringing hackers under my wing. My intent is to use the hackers to see how they are doing what it is they're doing, I'm paying them for their know-how. I'm asking them for advice on how to beef up my security, in essence I'm asking them "What would and how would a hacker go about getting through my security and what not?" I'm certain a hacker would become more prosperous working with a company in this capacity, than on their own. It creates a win-win situation were a business tightens up it's security even more and probably a former hacker turns a new leaf and prospers.

SkyGamer2538d ago

I agree with you Active Reload. Why do you think that the US government as well as other govt will offer hackers jobs so they can improve their security?

kneon2538d ago (Edited 2538d ago )

I think it's time we went back to the original use of the term hacker. Back when I started programming some 30 years or so ago, being called a hacker was a good thing, it meant you were a coding wiz, what we refer to as hackers today were called crackers back then. Hackers try to create and improve code, crackers try to take, disrupt and destroy.

When CB is referring to hackers he's talking more about the old usage of hacker, not the crackers.

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mendicant2538d ago

The fact that you have nine agrees amazes me.

StbI9902538d ago

Cliffy love getting Bang-hacknged by a band of hackers and he affirm it here.

Diamondwolf2538d ago

Right, let the torrent for GeOW3 get publicized a month before the game's release, net over 12m downloads and the console sales equal around 50 thousand units and let's see what good ole Mr. Clifford says about hackers then.

yewles12538d ago

@Diamondwolf   Indeed.

CoLD FiRE2538d ago

@Diamondwolf You're mistaking "Hackers" for "Pirates". They're NOT the same.

lil Titan2538d ago

"dumb asses" comes to mind smh why work with the enemy? Huey said it best "I do not sip tea with the enemy."

Aarix2538d ago

I'd rather have the enemy work for me and use their ability against future hackers than having him and other hackers against me.

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MoDyDo2538d ago

This guy never agrees with anything sony related!!

rabidpancakeburglar2538d ago

If Sony cured cancer, he would probably come out saying that we need cancer.

MoDyDo2538d ago

hahahahahaha XD XD bub+

Uncharted3Goty2538d ago (Edited 2538d ago )

Microsoft Approves these message.

likedamaster2538d ago

"...Microsoft can also confirm that the company has not offered to mentor or hire a 14-year-old from Tallaght who purportedly was related to a phishing scheme."

You got the story twisted homie.

Silly gameAr2538d ago

So cower in a corner while some kids that may not have the best intentions in mind f your s*** up. Nice one Cliff.

Infernostew2538d ago

Can't wait for people to leak your game a$$hole.

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