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Quick Quotes: Dennis Dyack hopes PSN hack doesn’t “undermine people’s confidence” in digital

Thursday, 5 May 2011 20:24 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

“It’s very concerning and I think getting as much information out there – factual information out there as soon as possible is good. I know, personally, I just changed all my passwords because I was an active user of the PSN and I didn’t even want to take a chance. I just started changing all my passwords. It’s concerning from an industry standpoint… digital distribution is the future of our industry and that’s what PSN is and I hope it doesn’t undermine people’s confidence in that delivery medium.” – Silicon Knights founder Denis Dyack voicing his though on the PSN breach via Industry Gamers.

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  1. theevilaires

    No it won’t because the same assholes trying to bring SONY down still have their credit cards attached to their LIVE/itunes/Amazon/Windows OS anything accounts.

    PSN will be back soon and all will be good again. When they find the hackers who did this and they get sentence to prison I will find out where they being held and pay the 12 strongest Black guys in the prison to analy rape them and take pics doing it. Then I will post them all over the net as a reminder to those who support these bastards that cyber terrorism is no laughing matter.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. loveaya

    This could be a news…Just a twitte,maybe…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    Man for me it does, because know iam more concern about digital distribution of games, seeing what did happen to Sony with the PSN outage makes me believe that this could happen to digital games, some hackers can make believe the system that i didnt bought the game, or erase the transaction so i need to purchase the game again , or i dont know this worse than that, right now is a big concern to me, i always did prefer physical media, but now i do more, yes it can be damage or stolen but man, right now i have a collection of 500+ games since the NES and till this day they are working fine and still kicking.

    That and the downloading speeds, we need better speeds for this to happen, it took me almost two days to download the DC united game on the ps3, and that game was on a disc, i dont know how much it dowloaded but is not more than 10 gb, that means that a full game like metal gear solid 4 would take maybe five days, and if i do buy five more games i will spend the entire month downloading the games instead of playing them, for me is a NO NO, and keep in mind that the games will continue to grow in space, therefore i think this is not viable at least in the upcoming future and not at this speed limit.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    This is an issue that we as consumers had to face sooner or later. Better sooner in my case as guidelines and proper laws can now be set up to really punish hackers if they commit these crimes again.

    I only deal with cold hard cash. I don’t use credit cards and rarely swipe my debit card at any store. I only buy online when its super convient other wise I pay cash at stores. I don’t like the idea of digital games to be honest. I will always want a hard copy. The more and more we swing to digital the more and more we lose control as a consumer.

    Look at us now. We can’t even log into PSN and re-download our existing games we may have deleted months ago. All this talk about cloud gaming and games being stored on farm servers is not a future I want to see happen in this industry. I need to feel what I paid for in my hands to be fully satisfied and comfortable that I made a good investment.

    Oh and Dennis stfu because even you couldn’t fool people to buy your horrible games via digital distribution if that was the only option.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. TheWulf

    No need for it to undermine the confidence of folks in regards to digital because at least some other digital platforms take security seriously (Steam, just as an example). It’s more that it’ll undermine confidence in Sony, and that’s really well deserved.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. TheWulf

    “[...] that cyber terrorism is no laughing matter.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FopyRHHlt3M

    Do you run on nonsensoleum, TEA? I think you do. And this is my reaction every time you try to create some kind of correlation between a bunch of undisciplined hacker kids and actual terrorism.

    You don’t like hackers, I get that, but please… stop talking. Osama does not have a bunch of Cyber Ninjas that jump into the Internet every so often just to deprive you of your Modern Warfare. But perhaps you don’t realise how ridiculous that sounds.

    Sony really need to turn this into a cheapo game, TEA and thousands like him would snap it up in an instant.

    (I mean, you can’t copyright ‘Anonymoous’, right? Do it, Sony! I could use the laughs, and you’d get their money, so it’s a win-win!)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. get2sammyb

    @5 – You can bet your bottom dollar every company (including Valve) took a triple and quadruple look at every element of their security after this story took off. In all honesty, Sony is the scapegoat here and that’s always an unfortunate position to be in.

    There’s really no evidence that Sony didn’t take security seriously, aside from the piles of FUD that has surrounded this story since it emerged.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. TheWulf

    @7

    “You can bet your bottom dollar every company (including Valve) took a triple and quadruple look at every element of their security after this story took off.”

    There have been plenty of hack attempts in regards to Valve and Steam, but none of them have been successful. What you fail to realise is that it doesn’t take something like this for Valve to check over their security, they do it ANYWAY, as a good digital distributor should.

    That it took something like this for Sony to start taking security seriously proves my point. In effect – your own words pretty much prove my point.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. get2sammyb

    @8 – I’m sure there are have been “plenty of hack attempts” on the Sony PlayStation Network in the ~5 years it has been online, and yet there is evidence of one individual attack getting through.

    I’m not excusing what has happened but you’re working entirely with assumptions. You don’t actually know that Valve checks over its security daily. Nor do you know that Sony don’t. You’re masquerading your own fanciful logic as facts.

    Also, let’s not forget that Half-Life 2 famously got stolen from Valve’s computer network:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-02-21-the-boy-who-stole-half-life-2-article

    Granted such a hack didn’t affect consumers (not directly anyway), but it proves even the best (if that’s what you’re portraying Valve as) can falter.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Nozz

    I agree with this guy, all this really made me do is rethink my approach to buying digitally over PSN and Steam (and Xbox Live Marketplace when I get one).

    I’m not going to use and store my details online anymore but I will actually use PSN cards or pre paid cards. I’m also likely to spend more that way as well because of the amount of credit you get on the cards.

    For example I intend to buy Outland on PSN, lets say it costs £7.99 if I buy a £10 PSN card I’ll have £2.01 credit left to spend in the store whereas with my debit card I would have just spent the £7.99 on the game and went about my business.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. revolting

    Denis Dyack undermined my confidence in digital entertainment as a whole.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Kerplunk

    Wow, TheWulf, your raging hardon is showing. You really do keep repeating the same bullshit in different threads even after those same points have been disproven again and again. I don’t think you’re convincing anyone of anything other than your own fractured thinking.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. mojo

    lol, which confidence?
    there never was any.

    #13 4 years ago

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    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]