Cant really say I didn’t see this coming. It only made sence to follow in Microsoft’s foot steps when it can to users playing pirated games. They posted an absurdly long and boring letter on the PlayStation Blog yesterday outlining the points and details of their new socialist law. heres a little snippet for you to peruse(hint: just skip it im gonna tell you what it says):
“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.”
Basically it says that if you in anyway alter your PS3 and in turn allow it to bypass the consoles copyright system to play bootleg games you will be banned for life from the Playstation network. So for the price of never playing online again, you can have unlimited free games….The choice is yours really. Sony is definitely scared tho, which is certainly something to say about the company that took down DarkAlex. It of course doesn’t help that their own affiliate tweeted the rootkey all over the interwebz.