Neoseeker : News : PS3 security crack brings Modern Warfare 2 hacking back into action
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Sakuraba Neku Jan 17, 11
Its pretty bad when 99% of the lobbies you get into are hacked
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jbh Jan 17, 11
Good thing that awesome much better game Black Ops is out now.
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Northern49 Jan 17, 11
Dedicated servers + dedicated admins = hackers banned almost immediately.
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ParanahJoe Jan 17, 11
So what they're saying is MW2 is going to remain in it's current state? Of all people Bowling and his crew have the financials to figure something out here, yet choose not to.
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Sakuraba Neku Jan 17, 11
God damn, Black Ops sucks, why do the two good CoDs on PS3 have to be getting wrecked by douchebags?

Actually MW2 is, I haven't seen any hackers on CoD4 that do something that isn't fun for everyone, MW2 just have douches that derank you.
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John Jan 17, 11
It really sucks that hacker minority rights have ruined the PS3 for everyone. The PS3 was designed to be a closed platform and people knew that when they decided to purchase it (though I agree removal the install OS was a silly move by Sony as it fueled the push to hack the system further). If people or hackers want to run their own software then they should run it on a PC or a platform designed to faciliate that use. Hacking the PS3 is not cool.. it's stupid I like to pay for a good game and this will not help legitimate gamers out there! If you wanna modify hardware on things that are then don't buy them!
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Bale Fire Jan 17, 11
I'm still waiting on a massive wave of bans from Sony.
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Kontagion41010 Jan 17, 11
This, coupled with the fact that I'm still having a hell of a time with servers timing out EVERY SINGLE MATCH I join in, makes me really wish Activision and everyone responsible for the playability of MW2 online would get their acts together. I paid money that I earned, from working a legitimate job, to buy a game that I could play and enjoy. I did NOT use my hard-earned money to just buy a disc to spin around inside my PS3.
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VeGiTAX2 Jan 17, 11
quote John
It really sucks that hacker minority rights have ruined the PS3 for everyone.
The system was cracked to the extent to run the OtherOS option once again, booting Linux as signed code for full functionality. The intent while genuine was then used by a subset of the community that embraced products like the original jailbreak device. So what sucks is that we can't have nice things anymore for anyone. You can't have OtherOS because of paranoia that would have never manifested into this, you can't bypass that lock because people abuse anything they get their hands on. It's easy to go "tl;dr everyone sucks" but it's not accurate.

quote John
The PS3 was designed to be a closed platform and people knew that when they decided to purchase it.
You do realize that people paid up to $599 at launch because the system is still advertised on those boxes to have linux support to make it a "Computer Entertainment System". I suggest going back through the marketing hype leading up to the release of the system and how much they stressed that the PS3 could be a desktop replacement thanks to OtherOS support. Maybe the mass majority wanted to roll over and have features they paid full price for ripped out of their systems, but not everyone because they knew it wasn't justified. The issue is Sony never made it known that it was an open platform for a limited time only until they were alerted to put on tinfoil hats.

The original GeoHot hack did try to get through some barriers but was ultimately unsuccessful and would have remained as such. People wanted full SPE access and RSX support but they could live without it because it was still stupidly powerful.

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If people or hackers want to run their own software then they should run it on a PC or a platform designed to faciliate that use.
Awesome, point everyone to a Cell powered PC with the same capability at the same price point? Read the above point for why people were pissed about a feature widely advertised to them when they dropped $599 on it at launch. People magically overlook the power of the Cell design over the consumer x86 processor. Even at the same price you can't build a system processing that much math.

quote John
Hacking the PS3 is not cool.. it's stupid I like to pay for a good game and this will not help legitimate gamers out there!
Taking the hack accomplished to the piracy level and online hacks is garbage by those in the community, it discourages people to actually fight to restore genuine usage to the masses because it can't be trusted. The reason was to restore some level of function to a system that has been crippled in every revision from the company since launch. Unfortunately I don't think they could get Linux out the door without compromising most of the security to allow it full access again because they're not manipulating the firmware to allow it again.

quote John
If you wanna modify hardware on things that are then don't buy them!
You're talking as if Sony promised that OtherOS would be stripped out of the system the whole time. You do realize that if you want to have a powerful Linux cluster and still have game functionality you have to give up the OtherOS support right? That while you're not being forced to accept the upgrade, you have no other choice if you want to retain that ability. It pushed consumers into a corner and Sony expected everyone to fold and accept the result, unfortunately this included government agencies and hardcore technology communities.

SCEA should have actually attempted to use a proper security system for the keys on the PS3 instead of using shortcuts and hiding behind BDROM keys (cracked) and a poor series of trick doors. :/ No one cared about cracking the full security until they played overlord prematurely because the community wanted more hardware support in Linux.
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Ultimaodin Jan 18, 11
I have to ask but how is playing a game you've hacked actually playing it? There's no challenge to it the hack does all the work for you. I find it absolutely stupid. I doubt that they will do anything about fixing MW2 especially with MW3 being released at the end of the year. Really what would be the point. With a bit of luck maybe this may even drive some of those obnoxious cheaters away from Black Ops. Mind you since I play CoD on my xbox that probably won't be the case.
Still it's sad to see that people have to cheat to win.
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jbh Jan 18, 11
quote Ultimaodin
I have to ask but how is playing a game you've hacked actually playing it? There's no challenge to it the hack does all the work for you. I find it absolutely stupid. I doubt that they will do anything about fixing MW2 especially with MW3 being released at the end of the year. Really what would be the point. With a bit of luck maybe this may even drive some of those obnoxious cheaters away from Black Ops. Mind you since I play CoD on my xbox that probably won't be the case.
Still it's sad to see that people have to cheat to win.
Because 80% of MW2 players get a kick out of a pixel spinning and shooting a gun, that answer your question?
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Ultimaodin Jan 18, 11
First off if you get a pixel to spin without rotating your monitor, good work. Other than that is their really that many retards out there? I know that yes the general public is stupid but buying a game not to play but to hack just seems completely stupid.
ps sorry if the first line sounds sarcastic just me being my typical smart-assed self.
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jbh Jan 18, 11
Haha no worries mate, sadly I think the community has gotten that bad.
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S-I-E Jan 18, 11
this whole hackingthing is starting to become a nuisance, a cluster*bleep* is imminent.
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