Originally Posted by Suntan
I don’t know where you live, but if you can’t admit (at least to yourself) that efforts to crack a game console’s encryption are directly and closely tied to efforts to make a game console play pirated games, you’re being disingenuous with yourself.
I have already said that piracy is there, it's just not the only thing. You thinking piracy is really the only reason for this is you being disingenuous with yourself (or just a reason to "keep on keepin on" with your "truths").
I’m glad it makes you happy. For a lot of us, we just see the real world ramifications where Sony now takes engineers off working on features/new products so they can now work on this “issue.” We see game developers, possibly the next “Naughty Dog,” who might be interested in specializing in making games just for the PS3 (so they can put out the best game possible for the format) saying to themselves, “eh… maybe we shouldn’t hitch up to that wagon exclusively if our games are going to be pirated in a year or two.”
Every console is cracked and therefore has pirated material. So by your reasoning, a developer will just stop making any games at all because there is no secure place for their games. Please.
Yeah, maybe you have become disillusioned with how all of us have turned into old-farts that are no longer interested in “sticking it to the man.” But truth be told, a lot of us are just plain tired of all of you people that think you are fighting some kind of war for our rights. I was as mad as anyone else that Sony reneged on OtherOS, but I don’t see this as the solution. News flash, if you want something to tinker with under the hood, buy a PC, not a proprietary console.
How old are you (physically, not mentally)? Unless you're approaching senior citizen status then we are probablly not far part brother so you can cut the old fart act. And who the hell is talking about “sticking it to the man” or fighting wars on others behalf's. Get a clue man. It's about doing, legally, what I damn well please with my property. I own my PS3 and will use it as a toaster, a george foreman grill, a modified computer or a sexy love machine robot if I see fit, I used my hard earned dough to buy that sucker.
You may find it sad that few of us are enthused about this. Personally, I find it refreshing that most people here have recognized that, longterm, this is a bad thing for the platform.
I found nothing sad about others not being enthused about this. I was just surprised. If you took the time to read what I wrote, you would have know that what I was sad about was for people who pirate the crap outta stuff and you my friend, for obviously being "that guy" we all find eventually throughout life and find all to often on the internet.