Examiner: Sony has had a longstanding policy against anti-piracy. As a matter of fact, at the time of writing this article, Sony is already headed to the courts to try to get distribution of the custom firmware halted. The new firmware also allows for one of Sony’s original heavily marketed features that was taken away in an update: to install an alternate operating system. This was also listed as the biggest motivator behind the hack.
The point of this article however, is not to discuss the how to, legalities or moralities of custom firmware and/or pirating, but how the custom firmware release affects the Norfolk area gamers and community as a whole