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Blasphemy! I still think CSS is as good as any FPS out there. The precision and skill involved is 2nd to none. I love how fast paced that game is. I think it is the standard to which all other FPS should be compared to.
You are correct. But my point is, with how bad css looks, but is still a fun game, you cant complain that consoles graphics are dumbed down so they must suck too.
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I feel bad for all of the people who rely on PSN for all of their online multiplayer gaming.
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I bet the fanboys are raging.
    
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exactly.
Geo has inadvertently started all of this, and now he's responsible for people not having service for a week unable to play their games.
I don't see a logical connection here. GeoHot was involved in a hack that allowed individuals to unlock their personal PS3s. Unless Sony is guilty of some tremendously brain-dead security flaw, there should be no correlation between the security of a PS3 console and the security of the PlayStation Network.

There's a big difference between compromising one bank account and defeating the bank's security systems. Besides... if a console network could be compromised by modded consoles, wouldn't XBL have been hacked years ago?
    
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Edited by PhRe4k - 4/27/11 at 6:39pm
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This is what I received this morning in my inbox:

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Valued PlayStation Network/Qriocity Customer:

We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have:

# Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;
# Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened; and
# Quickly taken steps to enhance security and strengthen our network infrastructure by re-building our system to provide you with greater protection of your personal information.

We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and goodwill as we do whatever it takes to resolve these issues as quickly and efficiently as practicable.

Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state/province, zip or postal code), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence that credit card data was taken at this time, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, to be on the safe side we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.

For your security, we encourage you to be especially aware of email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. Sony will not contact you in any way, including by email, asking for your credit card number, social security, tax identification or similar number or other personally identifiable information. If you are asked for this information, you can be confident Sony is not the entity asking. When the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services are fully restored, we strongly recommend that you log on and change your password. Additionally, if you use your PlayStation Network or Qriocity user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them, as well.

To protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss, we encourage you to remain vigilant to review your account statements and to monitor your credit or similar types of reports.

We thank you for your patience as we complete our investigation of this incident, and we regret any inconvenience. Our teams are working around the clock on this, and services will be restored as soon as possible. Sony takes information protection very seriously and will continue to work to ensure that additional measures are taken to protect personally identifiable information. Providing quality and secure entertainment services to our customers is our utmost priority. Please contact us at au.playstation.com/psnoutage should you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,
Sony Network Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment Teams

Sony Network Entertainment Europe Limited (formerly known as PlayStation Network Europe Limited) is a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited the data controller for PlayStation Network/Qriocity personal data
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I don't see a logical connection here. GeoHot was involved in a hack that allowed individuals to unlock their personal PS3s. Unless Sony is guilty of some tremendously brain-dead security flaw, there should be no correlation between the security of a PS3 console and the security of the PlayStation Network.

There's a big difference between compromising one bank account and defeating the bank's security systems. Besides... if a console network could be compromised by modded consoles, wouldn't XBL have been hacked years ago?
It was because of a CFW that someone broke into the PSN network. The only reason said CFW exists is because..... well.... Geohot made it exist.
Not just that but also GeoHot's whole shenanigans, which were completely stupid and wrong to begin with, has so many people up in arms against Sony. It's the blind leading the blind. Two wrongs don't make a right. And so on.

This is just getting out of hand, and the source of everything (including the software) is GeoHot. The most immature and pretentious guy going. It's a wonder why anyone defends him, yet alone gives him money, when he "can't stand attention" which just happens to be what he screams for whenever he turns on his computer.

And XBL has been hacked, many different ways and all the time. This is the first time PSN's security has ever been called into question yet it was MS themselves that leaked Halo Reach, people were creating infinite amounts of points for themselves, modifying information sent over XBL with JTAGs, hacks, game mods, and plenty more to count.
In fact, you don't need a modded console at all to abuse XBL features and even security.

I don't know how exactly these hackers got in, obviously Sony doesn't either it seems, but they used the custom CFW rebug to gain developer access to the network and from there - who knows what exploits they found. And who is to say that XBL doesnt have super similar if not worse exploits? I mean, if MS has the audacity to not protect a FULL copy of Halo Reach on their servers and let just about anyone download the entire freakin game.....
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 4/27/11 at 7:06pm
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I'm LoL'ing at this post.

What Geohot did was a great thing, he did not intend for piracy and he wanted to unlock the PS3 to its full potential, which sony is constantly trying to lock it down. This is why many of us here enjoy our PC, we have complete control over it.

Consoles? You pop in a disc and go, you can't do anything with them, they're boring and don't offer much at all if you want to do more than gaming.

Personally, I enjoy jailbreaking my devices, it adds so much more potential to the device that the company wants to lock out, supporting sony would be more "sickening" than someone trying to give you freedom of something YOU PAID FOR.
That, my friend, is the very core of their foundation.
    
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Soo, I think the real reason sony canned the network was RAMPANT PIRACY someone figured out a huge loophole in the developer network and you could buy games using a fake credit card number, I doubt sony was hacked at all, just users hacking FW.

http://venturebeat.com/2011/04/25/pl...obref=obinsite

Sony @#%& Bricks and made up some BS about network being hacked.. LOL idiots.
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You are correct. But my point is, with how bad css looks, but is still a fun game, you cant complain that consoles graphics are dumbed down so they must suck too.
css doesnt look bad at all, its sharp

sharpness > graphics
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