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This has happened to large companies many times, has nothing to do with anything other than they have a ton of credit/debit card info and somebody wants to steal it.
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
Now all we need is Xbox Live to shut down indefinitely as well so developers can focus on PC gaming.
If xbox live and PSN shut down indefinitely I would guarantee gaming development and funding would go into a slump that would cancel probably everything you are looking forward to.
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Oh well, it's sunny outside. I will go to a beer garden instead.
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Perhaps if they used Linux they wouldn't have been hacked.

Sony brought this upon themselves by taking linux out of PS3s.
I don't understand why people think this was done in retribution for either removing Linux functionality or the Geohot fiasco.

This was more than likely perpatrated by criminals who are going to sell the information they stole, which will then be used for other illegal purposes like using a stolen email for selling WOW gold, hacking Steam, kiddie porn, weapons trafficking and Lord only know what else.

I don't agree with Sony on a great many issues, but there is no reason to believe the people who did this have any altruistic motives.
Robin Hood is a myth escpecially on the internet.

P.S. Linux can be hacked just like any other OS.
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I generally use my pc for online gaming, and xbox for single player games only. Hell, my xbox wasn't even connected to the internet until this year. I didn't want to run a lan cable to it, and im too cheap to buy a wireless card. LOL
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Someone obviously didn't read the thread.



You should most probably make sure you're right before trying to call someone out. In this instance, I am right on the money. They're blowing the story out of proportion to attract attention to their site.
Someone obviously doesn't know the meaning of the word indefinitely. Here, let me help you out...

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in·def·i·nite
   [in-def-uh-nit] Show IPA
–adjective
1.
not definite; without fixed or specified limit; unlimited: an indefinite number.
2.
not clearly defined or determined; not precise or exact: an indefinite boundary; an indefinite date in the future.
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indefinite (ɪnˈdɛfɪnɪt) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]

— adj
1. not certain or determined; unsettled
2. without exact limits; indeterminate: an indefinite number
3. vague, evasive, or unclear
Seeing as how Sony hasn't given a precise or clear date as to when the network will be back online, indefinitely seems like the perfect word choice. "Hopefully within a week" is not a clear plan or precise date...it's PR nonsense. So I'll hold true to my original comment that you don't know what sensationalism means, nor do you know what indefinitely means.
Edited by Pillz Here - 4/27/11 at 8:47am
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when i read the thread title, i had to think it was a joke. I mean, you pay for a PS3, you have to get services on it like XBL or something...
     
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The look on my friend's face was priceless when he found out about this. That was the same friend that trolled me saying consoles were far superior to the PC.

Over the past couple months, the amount of stuff about hacks and exploits involving the PS3 has been enormous, It makes Sony's PSN look so insecure and mediocre.
What exactly was the look on his face? i like details!
     
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everyone keeps saying 60 a year for xbox live... i have never paid more than 30 dollars for a year card... 30x6 = 180. i have spent 180 dollars for 6 YEARS of gaming enjoyment.

i did the math and its roughly 8 cents a day.

so...

yea....

even full price (60, which only idiots would spend when year cards are available cheaper online all the time) its about 16-17 cents a day
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and meanwhile, online PC multiplayer and STEAM in general is still chugging along, and you never had to pay for online either.

You get the good uptime of XBL while not paying for it in general. Win-win for PC.

the only problem is that this will embolden the Xbox fanboys even more so as if it wasn't bad enough already.
     
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