Originally Posted by Djghost454
I'm still confused as to why sony cares so damn much...
If people spend $400 on their damn console, it's theirs, let them do what they please. If the results end well for the hackers, more people will buy the console, and they will make more money. If they are dicks, like they are being, it's going to cut into their business.
Just let it slide... Don't see Microsoft suing over hacked xbox's, yes, they ban people online, but thats a risk. Nintendo hasn't sued anybody yet for it. Sony is burning bridges here.
While yes, it cuts into business they're just trying to make a statement to keep business. If Sony chose not to hunt down GeoHot and those who "broke the code" - publishers, investors, and developers would basically be like "So, you're going to sit back and do nothing about this other then pass out a bunch of bans?". Similar situation happened with the PSP to an extent.
MS and Nintendo have sued and chased plenty off for hacking their system. People who make "mod chips" that make JTAGs and modding Wii's so simple - monkeys can do it - have been hunted down to an extent.
You can't buy Wiikeys in the US legally because Nintendo banned it from sales for example. You have to buy that either from UK or China sales. And because there wasn't just one guy who stuck their neck out for it in public, and the extent of damage that they've done, like GeoHot has - it hasn't been severe. Modchips and JTAGs are just running unsigned code. That's completely different and of a whole new level of running signed
code. That is the major difference that everyone is making a big poo out of.Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 2/18/11 at 1:13pm