Originally Posted by SchmoSalt
Good. Dig your own grave Sony. Let's see how popular your PS4 is now that you've lied to, stolen from, and cheated your customers.
It's a good thing Sony has no more worthwhile exclusives. Hell, even the MGS franchise is on the Xbox now.
They have not lied. They have not stolen. They have not cheated anyone.
Worthwhile exclusives? MGS, in my opinion, has been trash. That has never been a "worthwhile" exclusive. If you want to talk about exclusives, I suggest you do your research before you act like you know what you are talking about. Heavy Rain, GT5, GoW, Infamous, LBP, Killzone, Uncharted, MAG, Heavenly Sword, Resistance, Yakuza, Motorstorm, Dead Nation... Seriously, I always have to begin listening their exclusives because so many
people are ignorant of the truth. The PS3 has a ridiculous
amount of exclusives, and almost
all of them are good.
Also, in case no one bothers to actually keep up with things:
Originally Posted by Joystiq
A federal magistrate has authorized Sony to subpoena PayPal for information about California-based funds sent to accounts associated with PS3 jailbreaker George "GeoHot" Hotz, reports Wired's Threat Level blog. The US District Court ruling in San Francisco is the latest development in a jurisdiction dispute to decide whether Sony can proceed with its lawsuit against Hotz in California or must instead do so in Hotz's home state of New Jersey.
Sony alleges that Hotz received donations for his PS3 hack from Northern California residents (via PayPal), and, if true, the evidence could bolster Sony's case to keep the case in San Francisco court. In a court order, Magistrate Joseph Spero defined the "limited information" that PayPal could be ordered to present as "documents sufficient to identify the source of funds in California that went into any PayPal account associated with firstname.lastname@example.org
for the period of January 1, 2009, to February 1, 2011."
Additionally, Judge Spero ordered Hotz to consent to Sony obtaining all of his tweets dating back to Jan. 1, 2009 and to appear in California for a deposition relating "solely" to the jurisdiction matter (with Sony paying for his "reasonable" expenses).
As for Hotz's "impounded devices," a neutral third party, known simply as "The Intelligence Group" (or "TIG"), has been tasked with conducting a "forensically sound" probe of Hotz's encrypted hard drives (and a calculator) for any data related to his PS3 system circumvention hack. Hotz and Sony will split the first $7,000 charged by TIG, with Sony agreeing to pay any additional fees.
Sony isn't getting all his Paypal data, only the required needed to see if payments were retrieved from California. They've also agreed to pay for his reasonable expenses required for him to travel there for their hearing. They are also willing to pay for half the decryption price of the confiscated hardware, plus any addition fees.
It seems to me, they aren't out to financially destroy anyone. They are actually being completely reasonable, and they are being completely professional about the entire situation.