Geo Hotz joining Anonymous may make a huge impact on how decisions are made in the future for the Hacktivist group. We may be witnessing a new calling for Hotz as he joins his fellow Hackers who came to his defense.
He's gone from saying that he'd support the boycott to being a figurehead in just a few hours
yep he just doesn't end they should have jailed him because he still doesn't get it fn idiot. all well as soon as he touches a sony product sony will knock on his door again.
Edit: OK so I read this wrong, he isn't joining Anonymous, just boycotting like Anonymous is doing. Speculation article, but the title made it seem like he joined Anonymous. Anyways, I'll just use this bubble to ask a question: why cant he continue hacking the PS3 despite the court ruling?... how would anybody really know if he hacks or not?
Hotz is an egoist.It's one of the reasons he took credit for work by failoverflow.Iit is also why he said he he was done with the PS3 but came back to it. His need for someone to tell him he matters drove him to it. Within mere months he will be back up on charges for breaking the agreement.
As I recall didn't Mr Hood take from the rich and give to the poor? So far Geo has just taken from the poor to fight his court cases which he didn't even have the guts to see through and settled out of court after setting himself up as a martyr for hackers' rights. Dunno the ins and outs of all this but he seems a LONG way from being Robin Hood to me. More like a media hungry reality TV star who sells every story they can to the highest bidder for more notoriety, squandering everyone else's cash as he goes. This whole thing's a joke in my eyes. Articles making huge leaps of faith(powered, seemingly, by some short sighted wishful thinking too)like this specufest don't help ANYONE much either. For me Hotz had to win in court to justify his position on any level and claiming we should all suspend belief enough to think he didn't know what he did would make piracy easier is just the start of it. Taking supporters' money and then not seeing it through just makes me wonder about both his case AND his own morals. If it were me I wouldn't want him as a figurehead for anything. He made out it was a big moral outrage and then...? He sneaks out with a settlement tying his mouth and actions to save his own hide? Thank God people with ACTUAL causes like Mandela, Tatchell, Pankhurst and MLK were made of sterner, more trustworthy stuff. Thing is hacking is what DOES enable a lot of IP theft and as a direct result people are never going to come down unanimously on the hackers' side in this. As a musician who's suffered a lot through piracy I guess I'm a little biased against them BUT I do think if you're going to play the martyr you don't jack it in, after taking funds for aid at the first sign of self service. I really wouldn't want him as any kind of figurehead of this movement after he bottled it at the first hurdle.
First, he used failoverflow for their hacks, claiming credit for their works. Next, he used hackers for their donation money. Now, he's going to use Anonymous too. LOL. These peoples defending him just never learn, do they? HAHAHA.
steal from the middle class and give to the jackass'
Simply put: he's a hacker. If he does he either wont be able to resist putting his mark on it or announcing it to the hacker community. Its that same prideful egotism which made him go public with his first exploit, instead of using it and a solution as the basis for a resume to Sony.
Mastiffchild, well said man, I couldn't said it better myself, Hotz can't never be compared to Robin Hood, this guy did this to feed his ego and to gain notoriety as "the guy that could do it", no more, no less...
Lol defend GeoHot is an excuse.. i dont think ANON like Geohot... such attention whore...
Well Robin Hood "stole from the rich and gave to the poor" All Geohotz did was steal from the rich, steal from the poor (donations to pay my attorneys please?), fly overseas, and act like a stuck up stupid suburban wigger while doing it all. Is that the stuff made of legends? According to "Anonymous" it is. Geohotz is more like the new Poster Boy for Anonymous. But beyond gaming websites, nobody knows or cares who the F these people are or what they supposedly stand for.
This is their second idiotic move after they turned PSN users against them with stupid aimless DDoS atttacks. Loads of people I know who supported(and some who sympathised)wih Hotz and Anon's cause have lost any respect they ever had for Hotz. When attacking targets which most right thinking people will agree are legitimate Anonymous have done well but this is a shades of grey situation and taking a tainted man like Hotz as any kind of leader is tantamount to sticking two fingers up at a lot of folk who already supported him once and feel cheated and would still, possibly, have supported Anonymous WITHOUT Hotz. I don't think he's ever going to be their figurehead and doubt even he'd want to be now-even with a needy ego. Daft article.
Anonymous != hackers
lol Anonymous is just using him. now they can do what they want and everyone will know who to take out. Anyway I thought the whole point of their little "cult" was to be um I don't know... Anonymous.
@prodigy I dont think he joined Anonymous, he just is boycotting. He shares the same goal as them, but there is nothing indicating he is joining them or leading them. Don't worry, it doesn't mean anything, in fact it's even better news. I dont think Sony wants Geo near any of their products anyway.
Aah thanks for clearing that up, probably helps if I read ;P
Next, he used hackers for their donation money. Now, he's going to use Anonymous too. LOL. These peoples defending him just never learn, do they? HAHAHA.
Pfft, Robin Hood. Filthy socialist. lol Robin Hood? GeoNotz? Why? He took from the rich and the poor, used it for E-penis and vacation, stole others' work (FailuresOver), and gave up when the ride was over. I don't remember Robin Hood doing anything like that. Oh, and now he's going in on Anonymous organized boycotts? Why would Anonymous be so happy with such a egotistical maniac? He's all about the attention. If he cared, he would have quietly and **ANONYMOUSLY** released the cfw (In fact, he would never have released the conceptual one at all...he would have waited to create a working one. Not go all "LOL! Look! I'm Boxxy....I mean Geohotz, and I hacked teh PStree!").
If you consider his link posted as how he feels Sony treats their customer as a small show of support then yes....lol http://www.thebestpageinthe...
Well, the way i see it. This is the same guy who practically let a whole group of people down with the settlement. Sometimes i really wonder whether these kids are half as smart as they claim to be or could it just be that they just have enough time in their hands to sit at home and try to hack things all day. Than brag about their exploits online for a little a fame in exchange. Hotz is just like his so called friends at anonymous,losers who cant accept defeat. Go ahead boycott all you want, but you this though had he won this case he wouldn't screaming these things though and do you know why? Because it is moments like these that shows ones true colors and he has just shown his along with the rest of the pizza ordering clowns that support him. They have no real credibility to speak off and the little credibility they do have(if any)is washed away with every contradiction they conduct on themselves and their audience. Therefore i don't take them seriously or for that matter even have little, to no respect for these cockroaches.
I don't think people know the real story of Robin Hood :/ It was about robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. There is no giving to the poor here. The whole "Robin Hood" term has been used completely out of context during this whole scenario.
Do these guys not get that the guy is a loser who dosen't give a shit about any of them. All he cares about is himself, he's doing this thing for his own benefit ...he can't own anything Sony, what else is he going to do. I mean he could move on with his life but I really don't see that happening.
He can own Sony devices. He just cannot hack them.
So basicaly all he's doing is dragging this thing on. Why dosen't he just give up and move on. I mean I thought he wasn't allowed anything Sony and that was the reason he was doing it. But all he's not allowed to do is hack them, it's not like he can't enjoy the console anymore.
More like a Ret*rd in the Hood..get it?? Sony are giving that dumbass a chance to live a normal life yet he's not using it.. F***ing A. I guess some people are ret*rd*d..
geohotz ego is to big for his own good and one of these days it will hurt him in some way. anyways, I'm glad this is over with for now. we can now get back to why console x is better than console y or whatever fanatic fanboys get off on. on that note, has anyone seen greenringoflife? i haven't seen him around here in ages!
Yes Robin Hood who hacked the rich so the increased cost due to lost sales can be passed down to us poor gamers. Thanks George.
Loving the fact this guy got bent over and pounded by Sony. Maybe he'll stick to using the hardware he buys. . .you know. . .for its purpose as opposed to hacking it and running unofficial crap. Take it, bitch.
But again what this tells you is one thing, he(never)doesn't care about gaming or its interests he just cares about hacking the un-hackable and taking credit for it even if he is not deserving of it. Someone should start a series on youtube call "true colors: Behind the motive" I bet you his episode will get hits like crazy, i mean hey at least he'll get the attention he wants. Maybe not so lol
ok the 100th article claiming he joined anon when all i see is he's going to boycott sony products along with anon. maybe i need a new eye scrip but where is it stated he's officially joining the ranks of anon. which i think would be dumb on his part considering what he just went through to go to a group who claimed to hack sony computers to possible steal personal info? smart move hotz, if true, NOT
No one "joins" Anonymous... It is not an actual organization, I can not believe after all this, people still do not know what Anon actually is.
you are correct. However people are invited aren't they. Anyone can say I want to help and then say I am a member of Anonymous, However there is a inner circle of people that are the staple of the group. Even though no leader is announced we know that there are influential members that lead the sheep. If by chance Geo Hotz got in with the inner circle do you see him as just another sheep or a someone that will lead a herd?
This picture sums up my opinion on hackers vs Sony situation: http://img713.imageshack.us...
lol that's classic, its funny but that's just i see and fee about all this. Its a bad joke at best, ive been saying that all along and took some heat from some of their supporters via personal inbox messages and what not. Crazy shit I tell you.
i mean c'mon why not let people steal your codes and pass them out on the internet.
Anonymous: Despite the settlement we will still boycott because...Well, we already ordered our Halloween masks. :(
It's unfortunate that George Hotz is using his gifted talent to join the forces of evil. With Hotz announcing that he is now in cahoots with those conspiring to see the downfall of Sony Computer Entertainment, he has now sealed his own fate amongst himself and his affiliates. In the beginning, Ken Kutaragi created PlayStation. Innovation, creativity, immense enjoyment and the sheer "wow" factor is what is bestowed upon gamers once the power button is on. Dark Sniper is in full support of Sony Computer Entertainment and their valiant efforts to take away the freedom of George Hotz as he tries to take away the freedom of Sony Snipers. In 1995, times were much simpler then. But now we are amongst a civil war between the honest consumer and the ingrates who prey on the downfall of Sony. While it's painstakingly obvious that the former isn't happening, it's disturbing to know that such evil entities such as George Hotz exists and it's imperative that he should be eliminated. Sony Computer Entertainment has no problem taking this case to any extreme measure possible. For hackers to think that their keyboard will keep them protected, this leaves them with a delusional state of mind. It's inevitable that these criminals will be unmasked, but hopefully before it's too late. Dark Sniper admires George Hotz and his contingent of hackers for their grit and resiliency, but there is absolutely no way that you will ever defeat Sony Computer Entertainment. Not now, not ever. These aggressive campaigns need to cease, or else these very hackers will end up with their lives erased with no traces of evidence to be found. $niper
from cyber idiot to cyber terriost when will this lad learn?.
I've been speaking with their so called "supporters" on the facebook fanpage and to be honest I wasn't impressed. They could hardly even respond logically to any one of my arguments. Most were immature and pointless. What a joke. Even their own "free speech" and "community" propaganda they couldn't defend. If this is the army then I'll fight them alone.
You won't fight anybody. You're just bitching and posturing on a comment section of an N4G story. You're a frustrated nobody and aren't actually involved in this. Get real.
@ palaeomeurs... Actually go check the page. Their supporters(as in Anonymous') responses speak for themselves. That is FACT as I've personally debated this in detail. Four and five at a time. They actually suggested a representative debate me. Whic was laughable... However, you won't check. You just rather assume and stay ignorant. Rather than just jump on comments you disagree with, try adding something constructive to the article.
v for vendetta was fighting for the people against government. why does anon use it?? also anon is way too fucking dramatic with the video. drama queens up this bitch. fucking hackers get a life and be apart of life dont destroy it.
well even if they do catch this guy courts are just gonna let him go like geohotz so in a sense moral of the story terrorists and people who like breaking the law get off scott free
"Its not what you know. Its what you can prove..." ~ Law Abiding Citizen
hackers are still breaking the law so they should still get punishment
Robin Hood came back from a war to find that rich knobs had stolen his house and pinched his deer... The analogy eludes me.
It's obvious a lot of things elude you with this situation. With the depth of this subject for most gamers we could argue this for hours so to make a long conversation short, I won't.
Yes - I'm "thick", you're not... Very condescending of you. At least I know enough to acknowledge that had 'Robin Hood' existed, (which he didn't) he did at least have a noble cause worthy of legend and that George Hotz (a jumped up egotistical brat) has anything but, ergo the analogy STILL eludes me.
What the hell is this "Fight for the people" thing they keep throwing around? THE PEOPLE DO NOT WANT WHAT THEY WANT. All they're doing is attempting to fight for the hackers, NOT the people. And the sad part is the hackers can't see that what they're doing is going to HURT the people. There are millions and millions of gamers on the PS3 who WANT to play it the way it is made with about a thousand or so hackers, maybe less, who want more control. Greed isn't always the answer. If you don't like what the PS3 offers, get something else that gives you more options. Like a PC for example.
I like how they make a big deal about something that can be done on a PC like nothing. I mean who doesn't have a PC and just have a PS3? Its funny how they are only going after Sony and no one else to, but I don't see this ending well for this group. I think this will end the same way it ended for Geo.
A give you a cookie (A bubble). N4G no more bubbles, we want cookies now!! lol.
Call me crazy but if he joins Anonymous that means we already know 1 member of the group so far, so how are they still called Anonymous then? ironeeeeeeeeeeee.......
If this is true it most likely violates the agreement Hotz made with Sony.
This deserves one big fat giant facepalm! Should have seen it coming. Fucking moron.
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