So that’s the way of life, then. Hack the life out of the PS3, get Sony pissed until the firm sends its dogs after you in the form of a lawsuit. Settle out of court and then get hired by one of the most powerful and influential tech companies in the world – Facebook.
See kids, that’s the way you do it.
Inside Sony Japan, where most massive company decisions are made, the mood must have been joyful when it was time to release PS3: “Guys we have no competition!” PlayStation father Ken Kutaragi must have proclaimed. “PS2 is the most successful console ever made, and with over 130 million (at the time) sold, the PS3 will have even more success!” I imagine he didn’t stop there either, with his confidence beaming, and Sony wanting to once again put out the most compelling machine they’d ever forged, all sorts of technology must have been considered, and although price would’ve definitely be an issue, Sony wasn’t afraid.
“They’ll buy it!” I could hear Hirai siding with Kutaragi, “it’s PlayStation, damn it! Look at how many PS2s were sold!” Things were getting a bit touchy though, price range had shot up from $399 to now $599 and some execs were perturbed. “Are we showing too much confidence in our userbase?” Another thought to himself, yet he failed to utter the thing, since the two big dogs in the room held all the say. So Blu-Ray was implemented, OtherOS, Cell Technology – and the final product was a massive technological accomplishment, but one that came with a great price.
I remember many gamers saying they couldn’t log in to PSN when Anonymous was waging war against Sony, but I never had that problem. Yet when the group said it’d stop attacking those targets that got gamers enraged, the problem stopped for them.
Sony also just settled with George Hotz (aka Geohot) recently, with the PS3 hacker consenting to a “permanent injunction”. In other words he agreed never to tamper with Sony products again. But today, for the first time, I’m having massive issues with PSN.
PS3 hacker George “Geohot” Hotz has responded to Sony’s release of the settlement agreement reach between them that forces him never to tamper with the PS3, or any of Sony’s products ever again. His response was rather ironic: “I will never purchase another SONY product.”
Well according to the court order, Mr. Hotz, you’ll have no need to.
The scenario that’s been playing over the past few days ever since an online “hacktivist” group who’ve dubbed themselves “Anonymous” sent an open letter to Sony, is something taken straight from the movies. In the letter, the group told Sony it would soon start attacking its properties in protest of a lawsuit the firm has leveled against infamous iPhone Jailbreak doctor, George “Geohot” Hotz, for cracking the PS3 and releasing its root key online for the masses to view and do what they please with.
The statement in the headline is from infamous “hacktivist” Anonymous for what it deems Sony’s “wholly unforgivable” legal actions against PS3 jailbreaker George “Geohot” Hotz.
George (geohot) Hotz is still in South America, but contrary to popular notion that he headed south to evade a court order forcing him to turn over his tools and hard drives over to a neutral party for inspection, the notorious hacker’s actually living la vida loca down south.
At least that’s what he said.
Infamous PS3 hacker, George Hotz (aka Geohot), has been slammed with a lawsuit by Sony, one we’re certain is costing the 21yr old money he doesn’t have. But it’s his fault, isn’t it? You hack the console, release its root key online knowing full well people would use it to create homebrew, pirate games, hack into PSN, cheat online, put gamers information at risk and that’s all while honest gamers are dealing with ridiculously long firmware updates because Sony’s trying to keep things safe. And then, like a guilty child crying ‘I’ve done nothing wrong”, you come begging for those same gamers dollars?
You’ve got to be kidding me.
Sony’s made it abundantly clear via the US and EU PS Blogs, that it will issue permanent bans to those who are caught running pirated consoles on PSN. The giant made the big news known via a statement issued today.
I’m sure you’re thinking ‘this is gonna be lame so I might as well pass on’. Well child, you’re wrong.
Last night, George Hotz, who also goes by the moniker Geohot, defended himself on live TV against Sony for jailbreaking the giant’s PS3, saying the only reason Sony sued him is because he made the company “mad”.