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If your area has been hacked, too, be sure to stay warm! My town has most certainly been hacked. It was warm enough that I hiked (and sweated!) on Sunday, but today, there are tiny icicles on my house.

The Playstation 3 was cracked recently. Several games have had their online play unofficially altered, sometimes with disastrous results. The hackers are "playing" several games, but Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has suffered the worst, with people going so far as to insert tickers at the bottom of the screen, advertising their websites. Profiles are changed irrevocably, "players" disguise themselves as trees, and pieces of scenery are now usable objects. I keep using the quotation marks because there is no actual play value, here. Several titles are involved, but they've all been reduced to the same game with the same, single rule: ruin the fun for everyone else. I've never understood the point of playing a game if you're not actually going to play the game.



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karalianne
Feb. 2nd, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
Okay, that makes sense!

If Sony had just left well enough alone and not taken away the "install other OS" option, this probably wouldn't have happened - or at least, not as quickly. I mean, seriously - you're taking away the ability for people to install Linux, when Linux users are the exact people who are going to be able to figure out how to crack it before anyone else?!?

I still think the judge is an idiot, though.
kimonos_house
Feb. 2nd, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
Sony has to walk a fine line, and I really don't have an opinion either way. People want to have more control over the hardware they buy, and I fully understand that. I also understand why Sony would limit options, since some consumers aren't happy to mod their own hardware and want to damage other people's machines. I think they've been comparatively lenient--Microsoft will remotely shut your console down and render it useless. I wouldn't be surprised if that is how Sony has to deal with the problem in the end, bricking a bunch of machines to take them offline.
karalianne
Feb. 2nd, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
:P That would SUCK.

I think that if Sony had never had the option in the first place, this wouldn't even be an issue. But it sounds like they've not simply taken it off the new machines, they've taken it off the ones already out there, too. I'd be upset if I paid good money for a machine and gotten it all modded out the way I wanted it, using a feature that was already there, and then all my hard work disappeared in a software upgrade or something.

Edit: Oh, um, wanted to clarify that I don't think the hackers should be doing so. I just understand why they would do it.

Edited at 2011-02-02 06:53 pm (UTC)

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