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Anonymous sends video message to Sony, targets staff

Tuesday, 5 April 2011 15:27 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Hacking group Anonymous has launched a video confirming that it has launched attacks against websites on Sony and PlayStation.

In a movie, released last night, the group said that attacks would continue on its websites and services – PlayStation Store is mentioned in the clip – until Anonymous was “completely satisfied” it has achieved its aims.

It said in the video statement: “It has come to our attention that you have decided to interfere in the free flow of information. We will not stand for this.

“You have abused your customers for obtaining and using jailbreak software. Now you will feel the wrath of anonymous.

“These attacks will continue until we are completely satisfied with the outcome. We do not forgive greedy companies. We do not forgive the denial of the free flow of information.”

The attacks are reprisals for ongoing legal action against George “Geohot” Hotz, who revealed PS3′s main serial key earlier this year, as well as another hacker known as Graf_Chokolo.

The video mentions the decision recently that let Sony subpoena Hotz’s PayPal records to see who had made donations to him for his hacks, as well as a list of people who’d visited his site.

PlayStation Network went down overnight for sporadic maintenance, which suggested that Anonymous was somehow affecting PSN.

Anonymous made its declaration against Sony on early Monday morning.

You can watch the video below.

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89 Comments

  1. xino

    Sony will get gangbanged by Anon

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Aimless

    They really want to be a big deal, don’t they? You know, rather the hypocritical nuisance they actually are.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Ireland Michael

    Hahahaha! This shit is hilarious.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    Great. Anon will fuck up my online play, to punish Sony on my behalf? Woot!!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    ^ Dont worry, this is yesterdays news.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. ManuOtaku

    Lets make a movie out of this

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Razor

    What fucktards :)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    Thats a cyber-terrorism not a 4chan prank already.

    FBI need to do something, this is just not normal.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. OrbitMonkey

    @5 Those fuckers kept me off COD for half an hour last night! Still its not like their in It to stroke their ego’s, its for consumer freedom right?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Ha ha! A true tea-spitting moment!

    Obviously they think they sound really dangerous and hard and scary, but instead they appear to resemble a teenage drama school project. :-D

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DSB

    So they can bring networks to their knees, but they can’t properly program a voice generator?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. NeoSquall

    Free flow of information my ass.

    If there really was some kind of “big brother” censoring the internetz they would have been raped to submission ages ago.
    Sadly it’s just their group of gays bullying around in their anonymous safe havens.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    If video games are such a huge part of your life that a day of not being able to play a game online actually affects you in some sort of negative fashion… you seriously need to get off the computer.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. OrbitMonkey

    In other news Anonymous crash Home… nobody notices ;)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. daytripper

    hopefully i can download the socom beta, hopefully!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. OrbitMonkey

    @13 Erm I was being sarcastic mate, sorry. Next time I’ll use CAPS or sumfin o_O

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @16 It was meant as a general statement. It was meant to be directed at you. That’s why I took out that part, when I realised how it sounded.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. runbmp

    Small price to pay for freedom to do as you wish with your own hardware. Then again, that’s what you get for supporting a centralized gaming servers.

    Console nubs.

    ” Obviously they think they sound really dangerous and hard and scary, but instead they appear to resemble a teenage drama school project. :-D

    This type of inconsistency might be to protect themselves from developing a pattern which could potentially help in targeting who they are.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Blerk

    Or it might just be because they’re a bunch of teenage drama school amateurs.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Ireland Michael

    @18 Or maybe they *are* just that juvenile and retarded.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. YoungZer0

    @19: Ding, ding, ding, ding.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DGOJG

    @6 A movie?! I’m already planning the second reboot of it

    #22 4 years ago
  23. OrbitMonkey

    @17 Hugs?
    @18 Console nubs? Is that how you think of the consumers whose freedoms Anonymous are striking a blow for? Says it all really doesn’t?

    #23 4 years ago
  24. ManuOtaku

    I believe when you do get caught is because you did something wrong and or stupid at some point, therefore all the names called to those said people are valid (juvenile, retarded,amateurs,etc), otherwise dont

    #24 4 years ago
  25. typeface

    This seems a bit amateurish and they do seem intent on attacking the US side and use a US reference (I don’t think a lot of people actually watch the daily show outside of the US – I mean it’s an E4 show here iirc…)

    It’s not really hard to use these facts to pretty much get leads on finding out who they are. I will admit that, if they do get caught it’ll pretty much be like the Alan Cumming reaction in the awful remake of Get Carter.

    Like I’ve always said there’s wrong on every side but this is just stupid and not going to win them many friends. If Sony pretty much stays quiet and don’t go after them officially, they can play the victim card and a good percentage of the consumers and law enforcement would mostly be on their side. I don’t really see it working out well for Anon in the long term – this isn’t a fictional dystopia.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. ManuOtaku

    #25 pretty much agree, but like i said if they dont get caught, they are not so amateurish, and they know what they are doing

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Zarckan

    Twats! utter twats!

    #27 4 years ago
  28. OrbitMonkey

    @26 Thomas Nortvedt. Look him up. This guy is protesting the removal of other os in a adult, professional & legal manner. He’s not hiding behind stupid vids & fucking things up for the consumers whose rights he’s championing.
    Anonymous could learn a lot from this guy, but those fucko’s are to busy flinging shit at Sony, stroking themselves silly about how anarchic they are.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. lexph3re

    Yeah, these guys aren’t helping their cause. I’ve got several friends already affected by this crap. I prolly only dodged some bullets because I work through 9hrs a day.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. ManuOtaku

    #28 i dont know if you playing with me, but believe me when i said this is not the way to do the things neither, i feel bad for this, as i feel bad for the consumers that were affected by the other s issue, i just hope sony understand now what i believe was a mistake, not giving the proper support to consumers, at least compensate them with free movies on netflix or games i dont know, act like you care about them, not give the back and look somewhere else, so in the end this is a chain reaction that gave a excuse for all this things. sadly so, but i hope sony will realize this an move on so the ps4 doesnt have this issues, again i hope you are not making fun of me sometimes is hard to tell when people are been sarcastic.***shrouds***

    P.D Who is Thomas Nordvedt? that flew me over, this will only be affecting the consumers, what a contradiction to anonymous i hope they find another way to boycott sony is that what they want

    #30 4 years ago
  31. TaTaTow

    Wait… They want to revenge the customer by disturbing the online features of Sony. Great, so no customer can use the PS3 online.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. TerryWogan

    “If video games are such a huge part of your life that a day of not being able to play a game online actually affects you in some sort of negative fashion… you seriously need to get off the computer.”

    Holy shit O’Connor. You continue to be the biggest twat on the internet. The irony of a statement denouncing videogames for being a “huge part of your life” from someone who spends most of his time commenting on here and running a terrible website about video games is killing me.

    People can be annoyed if they want to be – whether it’s because they can’t play a computer game they bought, or they’ve discovered their new shirt has a hole in it and they can’t wear it to a party as a result.

    Stop being such a dick. I guarantee you’ve been annoyed with a videogame that wasn’t working in the past. How the fuck have you managed to climb onto a high horse on this subject? Fuck off. Flounce away. Leave. Everybody hates you.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Neq

    I don’t have much to say.

    Just… http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11780830/1279923039825.jpg

    Twats…

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Ireland Michael

    “Everyone hates you.”

    Nope. Just a handful of trolls hate me. Proof sitting right there in the forum thread that in fact, a lot more people here than even I thought actually think I’m perfectly fine.

    An egomaniac lecturing someone about being an egomaniac. What irony. It’s hard not to laugh my ass off at you. You’re comedy gold.

    I spend a lot of time here? I’m one of the less frequent posters. O.o And I don’t run any website, so I’m not sure what you’re on about there.

    And nope, I’ve never been annoyed at a game, or a service. Shit happens.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. TerryWogan

    You seem to be annoyed at this service right now. You’ve even made physical threats. A genuine threat to break someone’s nose. It wouldn’t be too difficult for that person to demand your IP address and have you arrested for assault, you know?

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Hunam

    I don’t think you can demand IP addresses willy nilly in the UK/Ireland like you can in the US can you?

    #36 4 years ago
  37. TerryWogan

    Oh, and before you say anything, you might want to do a little bit of research into the law on the subject. Start with R v Constanza (1997) and work your way through the cases. You’ll find that a threat, in text format, over any sort of telecommunications device can indeed be assault.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. TerryWogan

    “I don’t think you can demand IP addresses willy nilly in the UK/Ireland like you can in the US can you?”

    Your lawyer can. Not that you’d need one – the mods are dishing them out for fun in the forums (to O’Connor).

    It actually raises some serious issues with regards to privacy and data protection laws that Pat might be interested in. The mods need to understand what they’re getting themselves into when they’re posting personal information on the forums because some tosspot asked for it.

    I definitely don’t remember wavering my rights to data protection under the Data Protection Act when I registered.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Ireland Michael

    Hahaha! Oh Terry, you are entertaining.

    I was annoyed at the way O.G. was acting, not VG247.

    This might surprise you, but some of these individuals are actually my friends outside of this website. You know, seeing as how “everyone” hates me and all. Hahahaha!

    #39 4 years ago
  40. TerryWogan

    Eh? Friends in real life is completely irrelevant. If anyone is going to get into trouble for the mods posting personal IP information on the forums, it’s Pat. The Data Protection Act prohibits this sort of behaviour and I’d seriously recommend the mods involved remove that data. The website owner is responsible for all personal information given to him in good faith. Granted, accidents happen and data is occasionally leaked – it’s in the news all the time – but deliberately dishing information out to members of your forums is a huge, huge, HUGE no-no.

    There isn’t a waver or anything when someone signs up to the site, so Pat would have very little defence. Obviously the mods have made the decision to publish the info without Pat’s knowledge (as far as I can tell), but as site owner he would still be responsible. Or the Eurogamer network.

    Second, you really can’t go around making physical threats to people on the internet any more. That’s what you’d be getting into trouble for.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Ireland Michael

    I highly doubt anyone cares about it that much.

    I never asked for anyone’s IP address, by the way. That was Mike’s idea. I simply asked O.G. to reveal the previous username of the trolls involves.

    And again, you can understand to the difference between threatening someone and simply telling them what I would do if they acted a certain way towards me in person.
    O
    Your Brain seems incapable of understanding basic logic. Or the likely scensrio… you love to twist everything to suit your own argument, regardless of the logical fallacies or inconsistencies involved in it.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. TerryWogan

    You forgot the actual most likely scenario, proving your own ineptitude and incapabilities; I’m having a right laugh winding you up. You twat.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. fortelv999

    they should have left out the music XD, reminds a bit of ghost in the shell, but in a “this is ridiculous, gits is epic” kind of way…

    on topic: i think their argument is flawed, you CAN do whatever you want with your PS3, just don’t use PSN. As for Geohot, he made himself an easy target and sony are using him as a escape-goat, big deal, they will settle somewhere along the line…

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Ireland Michael

    Someone call me a doctor. My sides are splitting.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. TerryWogan

    You seem pretty wound up to me. Replying quickly. Making typos. Properly riled up. Sweat dripping from your ugly face. Porn downloads on hold. Erection fading.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Ireland Michael

    That’s your criteria for being wound up? Typos and fast replies? Oh jeez.

    Oh, I’ve totally got a hard on. For you, baby.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. 2plus2equals5

    I really don’t know if i have to laugh or cry :|

    #47 4 years ago
  48. TerryWogan

    Your attempts at appearing as though you don’t give a shit are hilarious. Let’s not forget the number of times you’ve thrown your toys out of the pram and said “I’M LEAVING VG247! I’M SICK OF THIS SHIT! BOO HOO!”. Absolutely hilarious. You know, I know, and everyone knows – you care. You’re wound up.

    You’ve really brightened my day. :D

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Ireland Michael

    I give a shit in so far as the fact that you’re entertaining the hell out of me.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. TerryWogan

    Haha! You’ve really been made to look a proper plonker today Michael. Threats of violence, IP address demands, “I don’t care” attitude, sweating, being a virgin, imaginary friends. You’re the whole package!

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Ireland Michael

    Transference, much?

    #51 4 years ago
  52. TerryWogan

    Yep, we’re transferred to a new page after 50 comments.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. ManuOtaku

    Seeing this makes me relize that so far i been treated nicely on this site, o_O thanks guys and i know sometimes my ideas are kind of unpopular, so really thanks

    #53 4 years ago
  54. DeathJynx

    Sounds like maybe a few anon members might be on that paypal/site visit IP address list. Sounds like Sony should volunteer some information…

    #54 4 years ago
  55. OlderGamer

    This isn’t as wide spread as it might seem ManuOtaku. Most of the time this is a great site with a great community. But for whatever reason there is a small group of posters that seem to have it out for Michael.

    For a while Michael was ignoring them. But a man has limits, I prolly would have cracked long ago if I wear him. So now we get this kind of crap. And it seems to never stop. Personal attacks. People making duel accounts for the sole purpose personal attacks.

    The lot of them sound like a bickering bunch of school age kids at a play ground. But when a sane man begins to argue with a crazy man, people watching will soon lose sight of which one is which.

    Its frustrating to myself and a couple of other mods, because we really can’t do anything about it. And it often goes too far. Its a distraction on the site that we all otherwise enjoy.

    I want everyone to enjoy their time here, w/o having to put up with personal attacks made against them.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. daytripper

    @53 be quiet you utter cunt

    ;-)

    #56 4 years ago
  57. TerryWogan

    “I want everyone to enjoy their time here, w/o having to put up with personal attacks made against them.”

    How about without having to put up with having their personal information dished out by “mods” like you? Sort it out – it’s fucking illegal.

    And let’s face it. O’Connor can’t argue without bringing out the personal insults or calling someone stupid. He’s a total arsehole. I don’t troll him and this isn’t a sockpuppet account. This is me, arguing with an arsehole. I don’t follow him around and call him names. I’m calling him out on being an arsehole in this comments thread and the forum today. Is that not within my rights? Or should we just let arseholes be arseholes?

    Maybe so many people “pick on him” for a reason?

    #57 4 years ago
  58. OlderGamer

    I have NEVER posted anyones IP addy. Never. And I never would.

    But I am not going to get dragged into your web of garbage. You can derail this thread, i can’t stop you, but I am not going to be a part of that. I was just trying to explain that things aren’t like this normaly to Manu.

    I am done talking to you about this.

    #58 4 years ago
  59. TerryWogan

    I’m talking about the mods generally. Sort it out. It’s in that “O’Connor is a nice guy” thread. Remove the offending stuff. People shouldn’t be getting bullied into being careful about what they say lest they have their personal information posted by a fucking moderator.

    And that’s ignoring the legal implications.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. Ireland Michael

    O.G., I haven’t “snapped”. Hahaha. I’m finding this whole thing goddamn hilarious. Just… the fact that these people seem so committed and would invest so much energy into disliking a random person on the internet. It’s laughable.

    I know exactly *what* causes it with most, mind you. People don’t like blunt honesty. Us Irish don’t have much qualms about that one. The kind of things the average Irish person would say to each other are the sorts of things that would have people in certain other countries *cough*USA*cough* up in the right old tissy about.

    And probably suing others for. =P

    Fuck political correctness. The best quality anyone can have is honesty.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. LOLshock94

    he did have a good point about buying a computer and downloading and deleting programs and stuff

    #61 4 years ago
  62. TerryWogan

    There’s a difference between honesty and just being an outright twat. Often, you really are just an outright twat. Seriously. I’m not trolling or trying to wind you up – you’re a fucking horrible person. Often.

    “If video games are such a huge part of your life that a day of not being able to play a game online actually affects you in some sort of negative fashion… you seriously need to get off the computer.”

    This ^^

    This is an example of you just being a twat. You’re on a video games website. Of course people care about this sort of thing. The worst part is the guy responds a few posts later and has to clarify he was being sarcastic, because you made him feel like a twat for caring about computer games. That is the work of a total twat.

    And unfortunately it’s typical of your behaviour on this site. And I’m not the only one who notices it, it seems.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Ireland Michael

    Also…

    lolinternetprivacy

    If you care so fucking much, get a lawyer. Nobody gives a fuck except you.

    Even Le doesn’t care.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. DeathJynx

    My problem is with the journalistic integrity of this site… I think more often then not they invent drama in the article in order to encourage arguements. Got to keep those comment logs long! For example… on the other Sony article involving, “sporadic maintence”. I believe that quote was created by the author. I never found any other article or a release from Sony using that term. Yet, the term was clearly used in order to spark debate and fanboy syndrome. They made it seem like Sony was lying and making excuses in order to fuel the rage. And many reponses took advantage of it. This site does crap like that at all the time… and when they see a clever “hate” comment, they are not unknown for editing the article and its title to reflect that comment. It is obnoxious and getting old. I really just want a site to get honest, unbiased game news.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. TerryWogan

    “lolinternetprivacy”

    You really don’t understand the implications of distributing data deliberately without permission.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. OlderGamer

    DJ I think you prolly just described most of the game sites out there. But spot on observation.

    And maybe we, as visitors, want that in our website. At least to some degree. We all have a passion for games, and I don’t know about you guys, but my wife tunes me out when I get to rolling about gaming. She is a trooper, and hangs in there for a bit, but after awhile …. ZZZZ

    So I come here. Listen to me or not, it gives me a place to blow off steam and rant about MS or Sony or whatever. So maybe we are guilty by posting so much and fueling those sly worded headlines?

    #66 4 years ago
  67. DeathJynx

    @60 Don’t speak ignorantly about the USA mate. The country is a little to big to point fingers at its people as a “like mind”.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. DeathJynx

    @ O.G. thank you, I can agree with that. But, this one seems to do it to an unprecedented, obnoxious degree. Everytime I turn my head an article has changed. It is getting old fast and I think I will go on the prowl for a new site soon. The only real draw this site had was the 24/7 part.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. TerryWogan

    @67 It’s a perfect example of his “honesty”. Read: bigoted bully. I honestly can’t believe the mods stick up for him, but I guess they’re all chums or something. He claims to have real life friends involved with the site, so that’s probably why he’s coming away as the victim here, despite being a fucking horrible bully pretty much all of the time.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. Ireland Michael

    I’m well aware that I’m often a horrible person Terry.

    This is not some giant revelation that I am in denial of.

    I. Don’t. Care. I’m a dick to people who, as far as I’m concerned, I think don’t deserve any better.

    I never said I had real life friends involved with the site. I said I am friends with some of the members here outside of the community.

    Don’t like it? Tell someone who gives a fuck.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. Kerplunk

    Publicising IP addresses is a pretty obvious internet no-no. And if you don’t appreciate the implications of it then you have no right to be in a position to snoop on other’s private details, even less if you lack the maturity and go off and publicise them for others to see. It’s astonishingly irresponsible and regarded the internet-wide as an abuse of information.

    No matter who or what reason, you just don’t do it. And if you do you’re simply not trustworthy or responsible.

    #71 4 years ago
  72. Ireland Michael

    @71 Then go whine to Mike about it. He’s the one who posted it.

    He’ll probably just tell Terry to fuck off.

    #72 4 years ago
  73. TerryWogan

    “I’m well aware that I’m often a horrible person Terry.

    This is not some giant revelation that I am in denial of.

    I. Don’t. Care. I’m a dick to people who, as far as I’m concerned, I think don’t deserve any better.

    Don’t like it? Tell someone who gives a fuck.”

    See, I’m happy for this to be the case. You’re a twat. You don’t care. But why are the mods sticking up for him and dishing out IP addresses at his whimsy? Seriously – Pat could land himself in hot water over this.

    #73 4 years ago
  74. TerryWogan

    Also Michael, if you try being nice once in a while, you might get yourself some of that sexual intercourse you’ve been craving for 29 years.

    #74 4 years ago
  75. DeathJynx

    Not that I give a rats ass about this debate… but Michael, weren’t you bragging that you were friends with Steph outside the confines of this website? Which she is my least favorite author, but that is off topic. Also, off topic, but is she hot?

    #75 4 years ago
  76. Ireland Michael

    God, you’re an idiot.

    I didn’t ask them to give me any IP addresses, you dumb fuck. I asked them to *check* them to see if they matched anyone. You are seriously fucking braindead?

    Mike posted that information of his own accord. I was as surprised as anyone else when he posted it. Though I probably would have done the same in his shoes, just to teach that person a lesson.

    @Deathjynx, I am not dragging other people into this.

    And that question about Steph is just fucking disrespectful.

    #76 4 years ago
  77. Fin

    Jesus just shut the fuck up you lot.

    #77 4 years ago
  78. Hunam

    +1

    You two have gassed enough. Get over it.

    #78 4 years ago
  79. LOLshock94

    ehhhhhhhhhhh i dont get this what happens if sony does what they want what happens???????????????????????

    #79 4 years ago
  80. DeathJynx

    Well if whatshisname and Michael are done. Maybe, me and LOLshock can start? See how long we can get this comments section going. Seeing as that is what the site wants and im not to fond of LOLshocks brand of condencending sarcasm.

    #80 4 years ago
  81. ManuOtaku

    #79, well i prefer sony internalize this, as a series of events that started with the Other S application issue, and this was used as excuse to do the things Geo did, that in the end lead to anonymous thing, in order to come up with a better console development cycle for the PS4, therefore they think hard and good what should be in and out of the console, and lastly that when they do encounter a mistake, made by sonys actions like this case, well at least pretend been concerned and try to compensated the affected users, like giving free movies,free games and free plus subscription or whatever, just do something in order to solve the problem, do not look the other way around.

    #81 4 years ago
  82. DeathJynx

    @81 your thoughts are wasted on shock. He was not serious.

    #82 4 years ago
  83. ManuOtaku

    #82, oh man, well at least i put my concerns… again… on this site
    P.D But hey at least we keep this treat AAALIIIVEEEEEE………………….

    #83 4 years ago
  84. Len

    Can we stop with the handbags…?

    Just get a room you two and sort it out. :)

    #84 4 years ago
  85. tmac2011

    this proves how gay anonymous is, trying to shut down psn, wtf. its sad. geo hot is gay. breaking the law isnt right at all

    #85 4 years ago
  86. LOLshock94

    WTF i was being serious you douche

    and thanks Manuotaku but can they affect servers on games and make the new killzone map pack free?

    #86 4 years ago
  87. white1750

    I think that if people want to otherOS back then they should be given the ability to downgrade their OS to an earlier release but also lose all of the extra stuff Sony has put into the firmware for the system, there were a lot of things that weren’t available and not included with the original release. Like the the use of Netflix, VidZone, VUDU, Catch Up TV, Mubi, Life with PlayStation, PlayStation Home, Stereoscopic 3D, BRAVIA Sync XMB control, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio bitstreaming, updated internet browser with Facebook/Youtube apps and not to forget swapping HDD’s without having to go onto the official Sony site with a PC and downloading it to a thumbdrive/memory card. If the logic is that if Sony takes away a feature that they owe everyone money than shouldn’t we have to pay Sony for letting use all of the new stuff? I am a gamer and I don’t really care about an other OS feature and I went with the PS3 because of the reliability of the system, ability to swap hdd’s, internet browser, free PSN, Wifi, ability to use any bluetooth/keyboard/mouse and a whole lot of other things that don’t pertain to the core gaming experience. Try getting that from Microsoft. When it comes down to it you can never make everyone happy, you spend the money on the system that is advertised to have another OS feature then you should be able to use it regardless if it is pointless (my guess is that 99% of the people who whine about the loss of the feature have a PC/Mac that is a far better computer anyways). But when people start to exploit that then there is an issue. Sony isn’t just protecting themselves with the lawsuits they are protecting the publishers from piracy. If nobody did anything to stop piracy then it would be so rampant that studios would go under or they would just raise the price of the games. Tell me then who would suffer in that scenario? The people who just want to play/make video games and enjoy themselves would not the small percent of the users that want to steal their content. If I were running Linux on any one of my PS3′s I would be pissed at FailOverflow and Geohot for ruining it for everyone, they pissed off the giant and now everyone has to sit in timeout. Thanks a lot hackers. Cant a gamer just buy a system and enjoy it?

    #87 4 years ago
  88. KrazyKraut

    hope they find them and get them and put them into prison with 2 meter big folks which havent seen women for 10 years. really pissed off about anonymous.

    #88 4 years ago
  89. TerryWogan

    O’Connor is still a twat.

    #89 4 years ago

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