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Hmm if they do go through with this I wonder if they will add an option to purchase a serial key via PSN for those people who buy games used.
I would bet money on that just like ea did for multiplayer but in ea's case its just greed
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I think they're over reacting. It's not like THAT many people are going to perform the jailbreak anyway. The deeds of a small, small minority should not affect the masses imo.
 
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Piracy aside. Sony can do nothing but release a hardware update, which do nothing but bandaid the problem. The psp's scheme and flow of hacks/updates will be a guide for the ps3's.
Things being done to the ps3 now, were brought to their(sony's) attention near or over 3 years ago. Money is less than a determining factor in some things.

This being said. As far as "Dev's" and 3rd party support.... Who the hell wants to start a game company when you'd have to spend near a million dollars on the hardware to test the games on in the first place, not to mention all the paperwork.... Verses spending the cost of a console, and modding it a bit(which is completely moral right and legal)...
If game makers took it into their own hands to make their game secure, things might be less of a piracy problem.... Granted the current control systems that don't rely on online/drm type schemes are far and too few and even more underused... Anyway...
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you can't change hardware ID no matter what control you have unless you swap it out with another real ID. When they ban your Xbox, they ban your key. You can't change that key unless you buy either another 360 and take the key off of it or a buy a key off of someone who has a spare 360. That isn't because you don't have a 360 jailbreak type software either. A keyvault (as its called on the 360) isn't just some software MAC address that can be simply changed with a few keystrokes.
But since the PS3 hack blows the whole thing wide open, in theory, it should be possibly to spoof the hardware ID just like a MAC address. I don't know exactly how it works, but with full control, I could be as simple as overriding the function which checks the hardware ID with a new one that returns a user-defined hardware ID. And once that script is signed, Sony doesn't have a clue as to whether it's real or not.
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Im not sure if this will even work? (I havent read the article, im at work) but from my understanding, with the control of the PS3 that is now possible, surely you can fool it into accepting any serial key as legitimate?
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If I recall PC already went there, did that, and is now migrating away from it slowly.
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PS3 should just run steam already
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