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[PS3Crunch] Microsoft Vs. Sony: 2 Giants With Different Leap On Hacking

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With the recent legal battles with hackers & consumers, Sony has signaled a message to all their consumers that they did not own the products they purchased, they just rent it. Sony can remove the ability of any products anytime they want and modifying a Sony product you owned, is illegal.

The same cannot be said for Microsoft though, later this Spring they set to release their own SDK for Kinect after several open source hacks has been done to the revolutionary motion controller that interestingly joined by a prominent PS3 hacker, Marcan, who founded fail0verflow team and AsbestOS PS3 Linux project.
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On a side note, the above article is pretty much based on this article:
Microsoft’s Jailbreaker Friendly Approach Impressed Geohot
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Sony is releasing an SDK for PS Move as well. Clearly the article's author hasn't read up at all before making comments like that. It's funny.

Then - they act as if Microsoft doesn't share the same stance as Sony on the whole hacking business. MS is doing and has done the SAME exact thing Sony is doing right now. Except - MS never really had one person to slice their head up on a silver platter yet alone the situations different.

Microsoft never sent "gifts" or "talked" to the people who came up with JTAGs and DVD firmware mods. Nor do they support it.
Jailbreaking a phone is COMPLETELY different from a console. It's not even jailbreaking to begin with really. The only reason a MS rep was so nice over twitter was more-so about the development of apps on the Windows 7 phone, to take a nice chunk of publicity to boot.

Does anyone honestly think that M$ likes this hacking business?
Do you think that if MS were in the same situation as Sony where they had to remove a feature of the console software wise in order to protect the security of a console - they wouldn't do so?
You'd be a fool to think so for either.

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They believed that what the customers need are not their priority as long as they can protect their profit.
Just prove that the author has not only a biased stance, but also one without any understanding whatsoever. Sony did what they had to do, whether anyone liked it or not. I for one do not like that they removed it, but I can certainly see why for MULTIPLE reasons including profit. No one wants hacks or cheats in their games, and neither do developers.
And it's also funny how alot of people act as if they wouldn't do the same thing in Sony or MS' shoes. If you ran or were apart of a multi-billion dollar business, and one of your main sources of income is in threat of being compromised which has the possibility of SEVERELY damaging profits - you would stop at nothing to try and prevent it even as fruitless as the movement may seem. Sony let the PSP go down that path, and they really didn't push the issue too much aside from revisions and software firmwares - and look what happened. You can't honestly sit here and think that Sony shouldn't have, or MS wouldn't have, done what they did. ANY business would've done that even if temporary.
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Lolz so I rent my PS3?

That's news to me. Last time I checked I own it. Keyword is purchased. Last time I checked doesn't that mean I own it.....
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Lolz so I rent my PS3?

That's news to me. Last time I checked I own it. Keyword is purchased. Last time I checked doesn't that mean I own it.....
That's my problem with this...If I buy a pencil I should be able to do anything I want with it, same goes for a PS3.
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Sony is not saying you don't own your PS3, just stating that if you modify the software/firmware they wont let you use their services which you agreed to use on their terms.

Microsoft has done the same thing. Modify your console in a fashion that breaks what you have already agreed to and you cant use their services.
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