In today's world, it's just commonplace for new hardware to be hacked. So why hasn't the PS3 been abused?
The people that can afford a Ps3 can afford spending 60 bucks on games,that's the reason why Ps3 software sells best in Europe
Because people who can afford a good gaming PC never pirate games.
Hackers suck and they failed to crack ps3
Didn't you say yesterday you had some exclusive news about a "certain Sony handheld"? Or did I miss it?
@1.3 He sure did! now bring up that news, boy!
Because the PS3 did not take one year of R&D. They actually took time to give us the most advance piece of hardware technology unlike the... well y'know
PS3s are actually Skynet and there are Terminators inside. John Connor was eaten by one. PS3 cannot be stopped!
You really drank that Sony Kool-aid and enjoyed it huh?!
'hackers' can't really hack, its only homebrewers that can.. and since Sony 'technically' allows homebrew.. homebrewers can't be arsed to 'rehack' the console.. and 'hackers' can't actually hack it.. seriously.. look at the old consoles.. NONE of them has allowed homebrew.. they've all been hacked.. leave out the PS2 which got Linux support later.. tho that support was later in it's life cycle and you had to dish out some more for that.. but at that time.. the PS2 was already hacked..
Ran out of kryptonite!
get loads of games for free on it. But where are the games?? <easy guys, an xmas jest> <ish>
seriously tho, fvck downlaoding 30, 40, 50 gigs, buying burners and discs and not going on to psn.
If the hack is to complicated then it's not worth creating. No hacker is going to try and sell a hack that in essence causes the hacks to be more expensive. What drives these hacks is several things, Homebrew, piracy and glory. Of the 3 Homebrew is already an option without mortification. Glory is just simply being able to say I cracked it. Homebrew isn't really a bad thing unless it's used for illegal activities. Piracy is what pushs hacking. People try and cheat the system so they can get free software or sell the modifications to pirates. The main problem is the technology. It simply isn't financially feasible to hack the PS3. Sure it can probably be done but at what cost? First the workaround will probably require some intricate hareware installation or cracking. Not only would this be expensive but to complex to invest in on most cases. Sony can easily update the firmware again to break the cracks. Secondly the data is just so big that pirating it or even copying it to a media for distribution is complicated and definitely not free. Third issue is when the system is cracked games introduced after the crack will be disabled with forced updates. Future games have forced firmware updates. Ever put in a game and see the message "This game requires and update to run" Well there you are if you have a pirated copy running on a modded system it won't run unless you update to the not-so-cracked version.
Because the media, the BR, but it will be hacked soon, the same problem with the GC.
How soon? I'm so temped at picking up a 360, maybe I should sell my PS3. Look at all the free games *drools*.
..360s cheap enough to have both
Blu ray burners and resonable cheap media have been available for ages, as have iso rips of PS3 games. They were available when the system launched in the US almost 3 years ago. If you genuinely want to know, you should read the article you are responding to. Its hugely informative and well written and about the best explanation of the PS3's advanced securitty I've ever seen. Its not hacked because no one can hack it. Sony made a big slip up with PSP firmware v1.5 and a few other exploits with that system and learned their lesson. All thr major cracking and pirate groups have tried to find an exploit on the PS3 for years now, but its too tough a nut to crack, and every rumoured exploit (there have been loads) is always BS and leads to nothing. If you want to pirate games, the PS3 is not the system to have. Its the system I actually have to buy my games for <grin>.
2 years, not nearly 3 ^_^
hahaha "resonable cheap media"??? do you know how much a BR 50GB blank disc costs??, do some google please. PS3 will be hacked, thats for sure, like the GC the last console to be hacked last generation. Sony learned for their mistakes? so how the PSP3000 it's already hacked?
the ps3 is just too brolic...imo..lol
All those down loadable games makes Xbox 360 a very attractive system for pirates. I assume this helps drive the purchases for those $199 units. Question: What percentage of those 25million 360's are modded? I'm sure DEV's like SquareEnix would like to know these numbers, seeing as the platform is cracked. I assume SE's big name games will be on that list shortly if not already.
Because it's made by the latest alien hardware not to be seen on this planet. The Sony Gods themselves came down to earth and gave us this wonderful piece of machine. And then we have the xbox....
PS3 Home is safe!!!!!!!!!!
cuz their is no point of hacking that sh1t its wack ass f**ck
And not an Xbox 360
It'll be hacked eventually... well, maybe, the protection Sony have on the thing is insane from what I hear.
ps3 is that dude! thats why it hasnt been hacked
i have not seen 1 ps3 game on torrents or warez, but i do see a lot of blu-ray films on torrents.
Wrong - all the early games were released. But obviously they are big files and the cracking groups soon realised there was no point in releasing any more until the system was hacked. Since no one has got an iso running, no one is producing any scene releases.
absolutely huge files, but there is no way to play them, so its pointless to DL them
PS3 = Leetness that's y :/
Atleast that would be my reason.
You got to love Sony for PS3 DRM, SecuROM, Blu ray AACS and all their lovely, not-infuriating, copy protection schemes.
isn't as bad as the XBOX360 DRM
PS3 = Quality, that's why
I can hack it if i want but it's not worth my time due to poor internal hardware.You won't even be able to run XBMC on it thats why its not worth it.
360 got hacked in like waa a month?? das how lame it is
your so stupid you cant even Hack A Game & Watch
Even if the PS3 was hacked, buying a Blu-ray DVD burner and plenty of Blank Blu-ray discs really isn't that cheap... I think that there's still plenty of Blu-ray DVD burners that still cost more than the PS3 itself. I would never try to hack my PS3 even if it was possible, especially not my launch 60GB PS3.
Hahaha, what's a Blu-ray _DVD_ burner?! You sound like my mom, calling DVDs CDs
Makes sense to me....blu ray digital versatile disc burner... BD Burner is shorter though.
this is about the ps3 not being hacked not why haven't ps3 games been pirated.
built with quality. anti piracy measures that work. file sizes too large to download. too expensive even if you tried. you can play foreign games on it with ease. sounds like a winner to me. all it needs now is to allow me to play foreign ps1/ps2 games and the system will be unstoppable. apocalypse.............
like others have said people are afraid to brick their $500 machines and BD costs far too much still. If somebody really wanted to hack it, its not that difficult. the development ps3 kits that sony sends out has a mod chip which allows it to play burned BD. take one of those apart and theres your answer. $20 for a blank BD is pretty ridiculous though, bluray burners are getting cheaper but until the disc do also i dont think 'hackers' will benefit as much from it.
actually the development systems won't help you one bit, as most of the "famous" hacking teams have one and still can't produce a modchip that works on retail PS3's and if you REALLY buy a dev kit for $15000 just to play pirated games ... lets not go there, ok ?
You would be surprised how far the PS3 has been hacked. You didn't hear this from me. Just because no one has released anything, it doesn't mean anything :).
Bob Dole heard it from you.
And actually - strange - because Linux does give the opporunity to really dig into the hardware on a low level. There was a number of successes, but plugged quickly. So it must come down to a simple thing - good design.
Why don't you actually pay for the game and get it and stop being soo tight fisted ? people who get their xboxs and all chipped are wankers who need a good slap about because im sure they wouldnt like it if it was their product being sold for free
How do you sell something for free ? :) LOL J/K
... That and the fact the damn things cost too much! lol Better not to buy one all together and get a 360 instead.
Who wants to hack a system no one has. No one gonna waste an effort to hack a console that isn't selling.
Hackers will try to hack anything, even if there is only one PS3 sold in the world, they will try.
The PS3 hasn't been hacked because it isn't totally run by circuitry alone. There are little elves, gnomes, fairies, and goblins inside battling it out. And everyone knows you can't hack elves, gnomes, fairies, and goblins.
because everyone knows the PSN has been hacked a couple times compromising people's credit card information. as for why the PS3 hasn't been hacked for pirated games? the X360 is already hacked and is much cheaper hardware so why would a hacker bother buying a $400 PS3 just to hack it for a couple exclusives. Sony's consoles are just as easy to hack as anyone else. Look at the PSP. that thing is so hacked they should probably start selling the games for $5 a pop so people buy them. lastly, the USA, home of the internets, has the highest concentration of the best hackers of any country and X360 is much more popular in the USA than the PS3.
@pumpkinpunker What a waste of bandwidth. i hope you dont pass your gene to your generation, otherwise, we'd be looking at mistakes in humanity, and a generational waste!
You TRULY believe all that. Kids... don't do drugs. -_-"
First off: you are incorrect about USA having the best hackers. They would probably fall closer to the 25th best country for hackers. Most 3rd world country hackers run circles around our homebrew hackers. And for everyones information. PS3 has already been hacked and yes there ARE PS3 game copies out there. I do not understand why everyone thinks differently? Cost effective? NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!! No one is interested in the games. I know of 2 stores in South Korea alone that have sold hacked PS3 systems with hard drives that come loaded with games already installed. Thing is it cost way too much to make and nobody bought them. Since then they no longer even sell XBox 360 nor PS3 games. More profitable to copy DVDs and sell them for $5 each.
I'd say it's already been hacked but they were waiting for Home to be released to publish the hack so they didn't start the game of hack and firmware update against Sony too early. Hope we might see the ps3 hacked soon as Home is coming tomorrow. As for the media, I guess it will be loaded from external hard disk or so instead of burning iso images to blank BDs as they are too expensive...
Blu-Ray rewriteable discs and Blu-Ray burner for the PC are bloody expensive. Nothing is ever unhackable and it will only take time to hack the PS3. Whoever said that SecuROM is a good DRM my be joking because its just plain horrible and annoying.
If the ps3 could be hacked, ps3 sales would BOOST instantly. A 360 is for pirates
Sadly this will be the case with many knowlegable consumers, as new technology comes out. As busnesses cheat consumer, so will consumers, and the cycle continues.
Get over yourselves.. Do you really think hackers give a sh.t about whether or not people have the console, or there's enough game to pirate or whatever? They don't, it's a game to them, a puzzle.. A challenge. They're not doing it for anyone other than themselves.. The right to brag, the right to say I did it.. The confidence it brings.. Why solve a rubix cube? Because you can.
I can't, ive only ever got 1 side...
still xbox360 game sales are much more than ps3!!! it doesnt matter if someone can hack ps3...it still sucks thats why nobody cares about it!!!ha!
Match up the amount of games to the amount of 360's, I rest my case
Yu can't even call hacking the Xbox 360 and the PSP hacking, it's for kids mere child's play. The day they hack the PS3 is the day they become real hackers.
*stares at ps3* Sirbigam , you're so right sir .
you just have to know where to look. the problem is that it's a difficult hardware hack that's lets you play backups. and it is not well known, soon enough someone will make an easier hack that will open the doors. here are some of them though: http://www.ps3-hacks.com/ps... search hard enough and you can easily find more.