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[VGHQ] George Hotz Runs Away to South America  

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After the judge demanded George Hotz gives in his devices and hard drives, the PlayStation 3 hacker ran away to South America to avoid handing his possessions in and now has put his case in extreme jeopardy. The hacker also lied about having a PlayStation Network account. GeoHot has finally been caught out.

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He's probably pretty screwed...
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lol, i cant say i blame him. i would have done the same thing.
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This stupid, Sony should burn for this.

All this guy wanted to do was use the full extent of his hardware that he'd purchased and Sony have forced him to flee the country and have offset his life.

Seriously, just stupid, stupid, stupid.

/oneman'sopinion.

-fr0st.

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Originally Posted by fr0st.;12837697 
This stupid, Sony should burn for this.

All this guy wanted to do was use the full extent of his hardware that he'd purchased and Sony have forced him to flee the country and have offset his life.

Seriously, just stupid, stupid, stupid.

/oneman'sopinion.

-fr0st.

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He willfully compromised their OS (a proprietary piece of software AND intellectual property)to get full functionality, and then spread it around the net allowing hackers to invade PSN more than ever. Had he developed his own method (like XBMC back in the day on the original XBox) Sony couldn't have done anything to him.

He's just admitted his guilt by fleeing.
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Not suprising at all...
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The life he once knew, is now officially over.
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I feel for the guy... His whole life from here on out is pretty much F'd.
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This kid got in way over his head. If he wasn't ready to take Sony on like this, he shouldn't have done what he did.
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He shouldn't have fled, I'm pretty sure he would have won anyway, I mean, the case is kind of ridiculous.
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Let this be a lesson to all of you console hackers: keep your hard drives underground, and rigged with explosives that can be remotely detonated at your whimsy.
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