Filed Under (news, piracy, Sony) by Abbas on 17-02-2011
Sony finally changed its stance on tackling piracy and has decided that taking every single pirate to court wasn’t such a good idea and hence started banning consoles and accounts relating to hacking consoles instead. This is a rather welcomed move as it keeps hackers off bay from going online on PSN, as well allowing owners to do whatever they want to do with their PS3s offline.
The whole argument by hackers is the fact that when they paid for their PS3, they got complete ownership and sony has no right to dictate what the users can and cannot run on their machines. Now Sony can monitor and administer access to PSN whereas hackers will be able to run homebrew on their machines freely.
Over the last few hours, users have received two types of emails. One email is just a warning where sony detected homebrew and piracy applications on the PS3s that didn’t try to access PSN in the last 15 days, whereas the second email is sent to offenders who got on PSN with hacks and different circumvention methods, in which case the PS3 is banned from PSN.
Filed Under (Blu-Ray, games, Sony) by Abbas on 18-08-2008
Ok guys, take this with a grain of salt or two. This hacker called StreetskaterFU over at PS3HAX has apprently found a way to load Blu-Ray games off the PS3′s hdd. PS3HAX has confirmed as the claim being legit and people are actually confirming this hack as been working.
Well it sounds too good to be true, but if its really workin’ then its great news ‘the scene’. Currently its stated that the hack works for older games only. Games claimed to be working with this hack are Warhawk, Gran Turismo 5, COD3, MotorStorm & RFOM and that both legal and illegal copies can be played (should be bad news for $ony). Check out the following video of this hack in action if you want want to believe.
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Filed Under (Sony) by Abbas on 17-08-2008
Sony responded to the recent rumours about a PS3 price drop by saying those coming to the upcoming Games Convention to hear about a price-drop “will be disappointed”. You heard it peeps, Sony’s pretty confident about its business and seemingly, doesn’t feel the need of dropping prices anytime soon (unless of course, Micrsoft tries givin’ them a tough time by lowering Xbox360 prices first).
There were similar rumours about Xbox360 price drops a few weeks ago, which MS declined happily. Looks like both companies think they are doing great business, with Wii still selling more units each unit than MS & Sony can ever combinely wish.
Good luck Sony & MS, hope to hear something good from you too sometime soon. Oh, and by the way, those of you planning to visit the Leipzig Games Convention in Germany, it’ll be running from August 20th through 22nd.