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PostSubject: PS3 Hack Changes Nothing   PS3 Hack Changes Nothing EmptyTue Jan 04, 2011 8:14 pm

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The last of the major platforms to fall to hackers, the Sony console has finally been cracked. “PS3 security in tatters” says famously loved/hated hacker GeoHot after releasing the Metldr key for the console. According to hackers, this security breach that finally felled the giant was an almost hilarious oversight by Sony who failed to encrypt the Playstation 3 Root Key, which is basic procedure for almost any hardware manufacturer. Though this is being toted as groundbreaking news all over the internet (Everything is groundbreaking on the internet) the real implications of the Playstation 3 being cracked are not nearly as dismal as many may think. Lets go over a few reasons as to why the hack will not cause the sky to fall:
Hardware Sales will increase:

Indeed, it was comparatively early in its life-cycle that the Playstation 2 was hacked and despite this (or maybe because of it) it went on to become the highest selling console of all time. Though many people from Western Countries may not understand the sheer market that Asia offers, the ability to hack the console increased Playstation sales in the area tenfold. In places where many can not afford their own console, they go to arcades and pay for “game time” on the console of their choice, choosing from a wide variety of pirated games. Having visited the East many times in past years, I noted that though Xbox 360′s were abundant only the occasional ”pirate arcade” had a Playstation 3. It’s simply too expensive to buy the hundreds of games they use, so the outfits resort to hacking. With 2-3 of these “arcades” on any given block in the East, if each should choose to purchase even a single Playstation 3 then sales will go into the millions. This is just the East, mind you, and I am not including the many people in the West wanting to hack their console.
Online play is not (yet) available:

The average game nowadays has its primary attraction being the online. Many feature only a maximum of 10-12 hours of gameplay but days of online (and start with Call and end with Duty). As of yet, the Playstation Network has been able to keep jail-broken Playstations from playing online. Many people would find little appeal in downloading a game only for the singleplayer campaign. But games such as Uncharted, Fallout and the upcoming Mass Effect 2 have some of the most awarded, lengthy campaigns ever. Surely, that would be worth the hack?
Game Size is too big

BluRay appears to be a gift to gamers and publishers, especially when looked at through the perspective of piracy. DVD torrents are a huge problem that costs publishers millions (perphaps billions) every year. However, do a quick search of BluRay torrents (but don’t download) and you will find not only fewer movies but also fewer downloads. This is because of the sheer size, as people do not want to spend over 20 GB’s of bandwidth where a DVD rip would be under 1GB. The same problem exists with the games, with some taking up a full dual layered BluRay disk. That is 50GB’s of space, so downloading the file would leave people on most plans over their bandwidth cap (We still have those? YES). The cost of downloading the game is that you don’t use your internet for the rest of the month or pay ridiculous rates for it.
BluRay Disc/Writing

The DVD burner has become a standard feature on PC’s now, allowing you to burn a movie or game with ease from your laptop or desktop. BluRay writers, however, are still a luxury item costing around 250 for an internal drive. The disks themselves are also comparatively expensive, and are only sold in small amounts at a few stores.

PS3 BluRay
Features are near-pointless

Some of the “amazing” features that these hacks give are emulators, allowing users to use the Playstation hardware to play NES or SNES games. Emulators that are readily available on the PC should anybody decide they want a nostalgia trip. Many don’t realize that these features were available when the Playstation allowed Linux, and a staggering <1% of users decided to use it. I was one of those users myself, and enjoyed the ability to play Mario on the Playstation but could have cared less when the ability was taken away. Despite what hackers may claim, very few people would be interested in going through the trouble of hacking the Playstation just to use an emulator they could easily access on their computer.

So the games may not be as “free” as you think, nor the jailbreak as useful. Burning from home could cost upwards of $300, including the Disk Writer, BluRay Disks and bandwidth. Buying from 3rd parties would likely cost over $20 per game to cover their own costs of production. So fret not fans and stockholders, the Playstation has not met its doom at the hands of piracy. Hardware sales could increase in some areas, while in others the cost of piracy will deter those intent on hacking.

http://revolt-tech.com/archives/637

heh either spend over $300 to get 1 game for free or buy the actual game for cheaper. For once the pirates lose. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Hack Changes Nothing   PS3 Hack Changes Nothing EmptyWed Jan 05, 2011 11:00 am

About Piracy and Online...according to the developers, the new key hack will let you play online without Sony ever knowing

Comparing a DVD rip with a BluRay ISO is retarded. A DVD rip is around 1 GB while a 720 p movie (blueray rip) is 4-8 GB.

No one knows whether you can play a game that's stored on a hard drive or similar media. If that's possible you won't need a bluray burner.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Hack Changes Nothing   PS3 Hack Changes Nothing EmptyWed Jan 05, 2011 2:37 pm

True, but what do you think about downloading an entire PS3 game like GOW3, I guess we'll just see how this goes down.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Hack Changes Nothing   PS3 Hack Changes Nothing EmptyWed Jan 05, 2011 3:36 pm

xxgtasaxx wrote:
True, but what do you think about downloading an entire PS3 game like GOW3, I guess we'll just see how this goes down.

God of War 3 is exceptionally large, but not all PS3 games are that massive. Many are 5GB-10GB, which isn't too bad at all.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Hack Changes Nothing   PS3 Hack Changes Nothing EmptyWed Jan 05, 2011 7:58 pm

xxgtasaxx wrote:
True, but what do you think about downloading an entire PS3 game like GOW3, I guess we'll just see how this goes down.

I'm sure someone would download it, and then they distribute it to all their mates through hard drives since blu-rays may not be needed.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Hack Changes Nothing   PS3 Hack Changes Nothing EmptyThu Jan 06, 2011 9:54 am

ghost23 wrote:
xxgtasaxx wrote:
True, but what do you think about downloading an entire PS3 game like GOW3, I guess we'll just see how this goes down.

I'm sure someone would download it, and then they distribute it to all their mates through hard drives since blu-rays may not be needed.

If the CFW allows people to take games off a USB device. I'm assuming the only way to do this is to rip the games from a disc if not then they would still need to waste a lot of time due to USB 2.0 only having like a 60MB/s transfer rate and still need a bigger HDD.
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