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#1 Jan 07 2011 at 4:14 PM Rating: Default
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I was just wondering if anyone thinks the recently revealed PS3 security compromise will have any impact on the release of the PS3 version of FFXIV.

I remain cautiously optimistic that there will be no impact. What do you all think?

Story: http://www.next-gen.biz/news/ps3-hacked-wide-open



Edited, Jan 7th 2011 2:16pm by LebargeX
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#2 Jan 07 2011 at 4:21 PM Rating: Good
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Piracy doesn't really affect subscription based games. Sure, someone could pirate the software, but that won't do them any good without paying for a subscription. Besides, people have been pirating PC games since they were invented, that didn't slow down the video game industry. Neither will this.

Edited, Jan 7th 2011 4:21pm by Hydragyrum
#3 Jan 07 2011 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Hydragyrum wrote:
Piracy doesn't really affect subscription based games. Sure, someone could pirate the software, but that won't do them any good without paying for a subscription. Besides, people have been pirating PC games since they were invented, that didn't slow down the video game industry. Neither will this.

Edited, Jan 7th 2011 4:21pm by Hydragyrum


It didn't slow it down, but it's why there's generally only the same series of games being released for the PC rather than "new blood" entering it as well as more and more requiring an active internet connection to even access the game at times or periodically and not to mention many companies who used to support the PC moving towards console only (Nihon Falcom for example) etc.

If anything, opening the PS3 will probably allow for easier modding for MMOs but I'm sure MMOs are the last thing in mind with this 'breakthrough'.

Edited, Jan 7th 2011 2:29pm by Theonehio
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#4 Jan 08 2011 at 5:24 AM Rating: Good
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Basically the most vocal hacker sent a message to the console devs AND the Big 3 (Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft) saying "pay me if you don't want your shizz hacked."

I personally expect to see him in prison or dead. Possibly both.

Edited, Jan 8th 2011 5:25am by Uryuu
#5 Jan 08 2011 at 6:00 AM Rating: Good
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This is really nothing new. I have a friend who has been runing a hacked PS3 for a long time. (He had some kind of hack that turned his system into a debug system.) Any way all game systems are computers. As long as we use computers to play games people will hack them to play games for free. Thats why I feel On live is the new face of all games.

As for FFXIV you can steal the game all you want. you still need to pay SE to play the game.
#6 Jan 08 2011 at 3:14 PM Rating: Good
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Basically the most vocal hacker sent a message to the console devs AND the Big 3 (Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft) saying "pay me if you don't want your shizz hacked."

I personally expect to see him in prison or dead. Possibly both.

He's done nothing illegal (the US is one of the only countries with digital rights laws backwards enough to even raise the possibility). His message to the "big 3" was an offer to work for them to help improve their security on future consoles, and they might be smart to take him up on it. Hackers are often hired as security consultants.

I don't know the technical side of it very well, but it sounds like the biggest implication for FFXIV could be allowing tools and mods on the PS3 version of the game. That's not a big deal -- it would just put the PS3 on the same footing as the PC for that stuff.

This hack is going to be good for all of us. Maybe even Sony, in the end.
#7 Jan 08 2011 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Keep in mind other well-known hackers have been murdered before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron_%28hacker%29

Cause of death recorded as suicide but was obviously murder. Guy had too much to live for.

Hacking big business and the government has been punishable by life in prison for nearly 4 years. This can also apply to important individuals and theft of company secrets via hacking.

http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2002/02/50708
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