Sony to ban hacked PS3 users

Posted By | On 17th, Feb. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GNReith


Following an official statement last night, Sony have lowered the ban hammer on several users of hacked PS3 consoles. Some users on prominent hacking forums have reported being sent an email from Sony alerting them of their ban. The emails read:

A circumvention device and/or unauthorized or pirated software currently resides on your PlayStation(R)3 system. Immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from your PlayStation(R)3 system. Failure to do so will result in termination of your access to the PlayStation(R)Network and access to Qriocity(TM) services through your PlayStation(R)3 system.”

Users who fail to heed these warnings have supposedly been issued a further message reading:

Notice: Access to the PlayStation(R)Network and access to Qriocity(TM) services through your PlayStation (R)3 system has been terminated permanently due to the use of unauthorized circumvention devices and unauthorized or pirated software on your PlayStation(R)3 system.

This use violates the terms of both the “System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation(R)3 System” and the “Terms of Services and User Agreement” for the PlayStation(R)Network/Qriocity(TM) and its Community Code of Conduct provisions. In the unlikely event that this termination was in error, contact your local consumer support centre.”

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  • dh4645

    this is a good thing…i think. i thought about doing this on my ps3, but then realized it wasn’t worth the hassle. i used to be into the psp CFW scene back in the day, but it was tough to keep up with it, so i could play the newest games. i also used to dld pc games. i still have about 50 on cd’s/dvd’s i’ve never played. since i can afford games now, i dont feel like hacking is worth the hassle/trouble. although i do plan on rooting any phone i get, just like i did with me htc aria.

  • aquaman22

    That’s what I’m talking about! Let’s start banning the jerks hacking and jailbreakng their ps3 to pirate games! This sucks because WE’RE the ones who will end up suffering because developers aren’t going to want to develop great AAA titles anymore. Drop the hammer sony!$! Aqua Out!!!

  • Thatruth86

    its the best thing for SONY and the users …. but no surprise this had come sort of glad but im glad sony takes notice on users who do have unauthorized usage .. but all they are doing is banning from the network so wont really stop those who just like playing throught sp modes right .. DEVs will always make AAA games no matter what as long as they see consumers buying their game and loving itt they will be made … but GLad sony is doing what they have to ..

  • kold

    thank u sony for dropping the banhammer just before kz3!!!fkin homebrew nerds don’t deserve to play kz3 mp ….i love it!!

  • Thatruth86

    lmao we dnt get many hackers in kz remember that its not average shooter n hackers have nothing to do with hackiing n playing kz3

    • aquaman22

      But its not just hacking a not playing KZ3, its making the system hackable and then having other douchebags hack their systems and then download the game off a torrent site as it was already reported, and it sucks because it is both the 3d and the regular game. I just want to know how the hell it gets leaked. Because I imagine that it must be done internally. but that’s just the thing because developers yes will continue to make games but i see these AAA titles fading if hacking and pirating get out of hand. Aqua Out!!

    • kold

      its not that……im just glad that sony has taken some measures before kz3 arrives….

    • dh4645

      yeah i’ve noticed that the kz2 audience is way more mature than the COD audience for some reason. at least in the betas they were. f’ing whiny glitchers and cheaters in COD…that’s why i traded it in towards KZ3!

    • aquaman22

      I think overall people who own a ps3 are just more mature than xbox owners. the reason i say this is because I think that xbox owners are MUCH younger than that of ps3. and I think that’s fairly accurate to say because in school that’s all i hear from the younger kids, xbox this and xbox that. I wish they would do a study because this is my theory on it. Aqua Out!!


 

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