Sony will probably pay LG a certain amount of money, and continue on selling PS3's the world over.
Sony started whole thing?? LOL. do you think LG sued sony because Sony sued Geo?? are you super cereal??
And PS3 so far has best exclusive line up. it would be annoying if something like this impact that in any slightest way.
No one said anything about LG doing this because of Geohot, That's why it is an act of Irony, Sony was so worried about people doing so called "illegal" things to "their" console, That they "forgot" they were doing illegal things as well such as infringing on LG's patent. And if Sony didn't freak out about the whole Geohot memory read and write exploit on the PS3 a year or two back and removed Linux most of this wouldn't have happened.
Just as the other guy said, Sony is extremely dumb for suing people for 1: that knows the PS3 inside and out, and 2: for not hiring them to work for the company. These devs ran circles around Sony's security system and the best thing is they are not lazy and they love the stuff they do and they love it so much they do it for free.
So if you were a company would you rather sue those people for millions of dollars and make them angry, or give them a Job and pay them to make your future consoles even better, and not have them against you. If you'd hire them you would be killing two birds with one stone, fail0verflow single handedly demolished Sony's Security implementations.
Graf_chokolo single handedly, reversed engineered Sony's HV, Geohot single handedly allowed the first exploit to be allowed on the PS3. So if these people can take apart what a whole company spending millions of dollars to build. in a year or two, what could be accomplished if they were on your side I would say pretty close to an unhackable console, wouldn't you? If i was Sony and I would just suck it up, and hire these people, because I know that they know that I can't stop them.
Maybe $ony will have to pay us all loads of money or buy back our systems as they have broken the law themselves??
Not a good start to the year for $ony really. But seeing what $ony are trying to extort out of the Dev community then go get LG... and i am quite assured this will not effect prices for games/consoles as $ony are already falling behind on sales.
tell you the real reason why sony is suing people like geohot.. Until ps3 was jailbroken all the people used to buy original games to play.. Sony has a 53 percent share in every game that is sold for the ps3.. This percentage was so high because the ps3 was not hacked uptil now and due to the huge sale of games the game dev companies could make ample profits in their 47 percent share.
This was the only reason for sony to sell each console at a loss of around 150 or 200 bucks because they were easily able to make up those losses by these sales.. When the jailbreak arrived that percentage fell down to 40 percent that too only because sony said it could stop this and the future games wud be unplayable on the hacked consoles.
Then the scene fluorished and we now are even able to play 3.55 fw games by downloading them which lead that percentage to fall on lower 20s level... Now they are suing just to delay the scene so they can develop a way to protect the system and fear off the devs and hackers like geo and graf to not to work on their systems...
Because if the ps3 gets totally hacked with irreparable damage then the profit share in the game sales would drop down to a mere 9 to 11 percent which would lead to loss of of tens of millions of dollars in revenue...
bang on the button... see greedy sony...just hope this don't effect the ps3 games industry (prob will)...as it hits the fan... bigger games companys will/might jump ship... and not create games for ps3. i for one hope not... also ps4 will have tobe remade from scratch if the technology thats in ps3 will be implemented into ps4...
ie bluray (don't wanna format war like bluray v hd dvd)... lets just see what happens... as for geo/graf/fail... glad you did what you did <- most respect... peace.
Here's a thought... What if Sony "Paid Out" the dev's and actually did hire them somewhere, in return they had to say they were sued and in future could even say SONY won the lawsuit lol it is the e-web so anything can be said online...
This would slow down the Homebrew Community big time, and help Sony at the same time...
But then again, who knows... I just hope this LG thing doesnt harm Sony so much that in the ends hurts us customers.
Sony makes the PS3 since it has lost money this not going to make any grace.