You know that's BS. The 360 isnt as bad as the PS3 right now.
The Fact of the matter is: as previously stated, people are whiny spoiled brats. Of course you don't wanna spend 60 dollars for a game and such, but you know what, its life! We got to spend money. Many people don't care for Linux running on their PS3, they don't care about Homebrew, all they want is backups.
Yea i do have some backups, but i also support the company who made the console im using. Before running your mouth, think about it thoroughly. I'm neutral one both sides cause i understand the business side of Sony(knowing that your screwed but trying to slow it down), but also i understand The hacking community and how kickass, and generous they are when they release a jailbreak and any apps.
Actually i do the next best thing: I bought a PS3, but USED on Ebay. Then sold it, because there are not any good games for it. 60 Dollars on a game is ridiculous. Also, I bought an Xbox 360 USED. Not only that, anytime i get a game i WAIT until it goes down in price.
Either way, I have not paid Microsoft a nickel, oh yeah I don't even have Xbox Live Gold.
There is ALWAYS ways around the system.
What scene? Since GEoHot lost the case, every hacker is going to be scared crapless, and not publish any "hacks" anymore. Unless every hacker in the world, gets together and sues/counter sues Sony. Say goodbye to the PS3 Scene.
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See, the thing is that while Sony can and does expect customers to purchase games [which Sony gets royalties for each game], it's completely up to the consumer whether to buy anything.
Selling a product at a loss is a bad business practice, and Sony making the assumption that people buy games to make up for lost revenue is an even greater risk.
I'd like to tell you that the trial hasn't even started. He is still in the process of litigation, which hasn't even progressed to trial. There is still time.
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Personally right now Graf_Chokolo is one of the biggest scene devs and he is still going strong which basically says screw you sony and screw the DMCA which is what should be done by all the devs.
kally12 i completely understand that sony gets royalties for each game sold I'm just saying that if a great game does not sell well (gets pirated way too much like the psp I've played some great games on the psp) the support for the console and company that made the game goes down and everyone loses. I know I'm not going to be able to stop pirates because they think screwing people out of their jobs so they can save a few bucks is worth it but it doesn't hurt to try to get them to realize it right?
Might not stop the mirrors but Sony will still run people through the court room ringer. That won't be pretty.
Unless it's game devs trying to make some cash along the way. The problem he could face is being take to court. The problem all this has for Geohot is is does nothing to support him and only supports Sony's side probably why they still got the TRO as a large part of this wouldn't have happened if he hadn't blabed about hacking the PS3 and then releasing the key etc.
He's only 21 so he wouldn't have much clue how screwed he is really and his lawyer is probably some hick town freebie lawyer who knows next to nothing about these cases. but what people don't understand overall is even if they don't live in the USA Sony could still sue them in the USA and just hand those people a subpoena and goto court and if those people don't turn up the court would have to do a warrant for that person and have the police in country they are in arrest them and have them transferred to the USA for the court case.
That would take a few years but is doable and wouldn't that be a major mess around for those people. Which is the overall point of these court cases Sony can change the hardware and software easy, the PS3 won't be the same by the end of this year.
Though these people who end up with a subpoena will still be sued and will end up paying fines and maybe do some jail time as well or instead of paying the court fine. Like whats happening to Geohot right now, people can say anything they like, do anything they like but it won't stop the court case from happening.
Last edited by zagan; 01-30-2011 at 12:12 PM Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Another update, Sony has now contacted Gitorious and removed the mirrors there as well: http://blog.gitorious.org/2011/02/02...ice-from-sony/
From drizzt84: http://drizzt-hacks.blogspot.com/201...n-notices.html
From KaKaRoToKS: twitlonger.com/show/8ib1um