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PS3 cracking down on hackers

Via PlayStation Blog

Notice: Unauthorized circumvention devices for the PlayStation 3 system have been recently released by hackers. These devices permit the use of unauthorized or pirated software. Use of such devices or software violates the terms of the “System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System” and the “Terms of Services and User Agreement” for the PlayStation Network/Qriocity and its Community Code of Conduct provisions. Violation of the System Software Licence Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System invalidates the consumer guarantee for that system. In addition, copying or playing pirated software is a violation of International Copyright Laws. Consumers using circumvention devices or running unauthorized or pirated software will have access to the PlayStation Network and access to Qriocity services through PlayStation 3 system terminated permanently.

To avoid this, consumers must immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from their PlayStation 3 systems.

I am very much against hacking and pirating games. I am glad to hear that Sony is going to start cracking down on some of the people who think they are above paying for their games.

Yes, I am in the boat of people who think that games are overpriced. But that does not mean I cheat the system. The money you and I pay on that game goes into making bigger and better games in the future. I chose this hobby, this passion knowing how expensive it is. Sometimes games are worth the $60 or more you spend on it. Others will having you running back to GameStop or eBay hoping you can at least get back half of what you paid.

I don’t care how much more the game cost where ever you live, it does not give you the right to STEAL the game by pirating it. I support the gaming industry by paying for my games. Sometimes it’s worth it and sometimes it’s not.

So hackers, I’m sure you’ll find another way to lie, cheat, and steal again but for now try shelling out some cash and paying for a game.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2011 in ps3

 

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Uncharted 3 gameplay on Jimmy Fallon

If you tuned into the VGAs over the weekend you got to experience the trailer for Uncharted 3. Uncharted is one of those games that really makes me wish I owned a PS3(donations anyone?) along with my 360. Last night on Jimmy Fallon we got a peak at the actual gameplay.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcqN3TCxfxA

It’s really tough not to go out and pick up a PS3 after watching that. Super self control kicking in.

Thoughts? Pumped for this game?

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2010 in ps3

 

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3D gaming with side effects?

Oh yes another one of my rants against 3D gaming.

via playstation.com

Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, eye fatigue or nausea) while watching 3D video images or playing stereoscopic 3D games on 3D televisions. If you experience such discomfort, you should immediately discontinue use of your television until the discomfort subsides.

It also goes on to recommend parents consult a pediatrician before allowing children under the age of 6 to view the 3D images. It all sounds like a big medication commercial. You know, those ones that half the ad is devoted to some fast talking guy spitting out all the things that could go wrong if you take that medication.

Warnings are nothing new to the gaming experience. Open up any game manual and you’ll probably see the warning about seizures. Most people who are prone to seizure activity are smart enough to stay away from some or all games that might aggravate their condition.

Eyes are a different story. As I’ve stated in past posts, 3D gaming can’t be good for anyone’s vision. Hardcore gamers who sit in front of their TVs for hours on end could end up ruining their vision with prolonged exposure (opinion). Those who get nauseous from FPS will probably be out too when it comes to the 3D experience. Their stomachs will not take too kindly to the 3D images.

As usual I end my rant with, just because 3D is the next logical step doesn’t mean it’s the right way to go.

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2010 in 3D, ps3

 

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Can’t we all just get along?

With E3 2010 in full swing, twitter feeds everywhere have been crowded with updates. But they’ve also been flooded with fanboys/fangirls hating on other consoles and companies.

News Flash people! We all love gaming!!! PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC and everything in between, we all enjoy video games. This business of console wars and who has the better platform is childish. To each his/her own. Which console you choose to play on is your own business and as long as you’re having fun, nothing else should matter.

So do me and so many others a favor this E3, respect other gamers who play on other platforms. No console is perfect and every single one has flaws. Stop the console wars.

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2010 in E3

 

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