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Sony Taking the Low Road w/ PS3 Hackers

rsk (119464) writes | more than 3 years ago

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rsk writes "Since the PS3 MetLdr key was exposed by GeoHot and the fail0verflow group presented the PS3 DRM being subverted, Sony has been on a legal rampage to murder the cat now that it is out of the bag at all costs; one of those costs being a violently-degraded customer image.

Occurring right along side this event is Microsoft's response to Kinect hacking: "Cool, here is an SDK!"; not what I would have expected.

Given that the fight over DRM is an age-old battle (even on consoles) and there is plenty of market history to pull from to see what happens over time, isn't the right move for Sony to just suck it up, innovate and move forward?"

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Clay1985 (1998750) | more than 3 years ago | (#35316450)

Occurring right along side this event is Microsoft's response to Kinect hacking: "Cool, here is an SDK!"; not what I would have expected. Not what I would have expected. My jaw dropped for a second when I read that. And the article does mention the complete difference between hacking a kinect to make it do fun things or hacking the PS3 platform (which creates security holes for Sony) so that's important. Still, Sony needs to take a lesson from their Aibo Pet days.
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