Haters gotta hate.
Yeah, I'm sure both sides have egos that are too big to fit into the court room. It will be interesting to see what precedent is set. I don't think Sony can really get him on the piracy thing. So they must be going at a different angle... an angle that would set up some huge precedents. But this case is so important, that we might only be seeing round one with appeals to follow. Is this guy paying for lawyers out of his own wallet or are there some advocacy groups involved?
Yes lets hope a company that employees over a 160,000 people dies.....
for their rampant stupidity? yes. many of those 160k are very talented and will find homes elsewhere or start a new company that actually gives a shit. it's the two dozen retards at the top running the company into the ground.
If it means better products, less restriction, better support, open standards, liberal licensing, cooperation and a general interest in what the consumers want? i'm all for it. let them die. someone will take their place.
Should I also mention that Sony dumps billions of dollars a year into the world wide economy? Really its incredibly done to wish a company to die based on bullshit that simply doesn't matter in the long run.
There are companies that do that in a single day, week, or month. The world would not miss sony. Someone would take their place. someone ALWAYS does.
and if such things do not matter...why are they continually on the short end of every stick they have in the pot? companies can't get by on rep forever. look at detroit. all but one needed a bailout just to stay alive. years of horrible business decisions sealed their fate. If sony keeps this up it will turn enough people against them and they too will die a slow and painful death.
I'm sure the execs will get golden parachutes as per usual though
People defending him with half thought out analogies just need to stop now. Rooting or modifying your card is fine (I don't care if he does OtherOS), but because of failoverflow and the like, it will now lead to piracy if its as easy as it's said to be.
That means you don't need to buy software ever again, all you needed was that hardware to do everything for you. A video card is just a piece of the puzzle, even if you flashed BIOS etc, it won't do you any good because you can't just automatically "run" video games, or produce "video" without anything else.
With a hacked PS3, you can essentially do anything with a simple USB dongle, an idiot could do it. Sony would get $0 in those sales, (Not like they were raking in too much in the first place, they are just starting to pick up too). This is pretty much a huge death blow to the PS3 the way I see it. I think the free PSN has something to do with it too. Blah blah -- inevitable Wii and 360 plug -- is not p I don't even know how many people play the Wii online, since most of their games are offline. 360 has XBL to fall back on.
Piracy is vastly overstated. You're falling into a trap of believe everything the media tells you about piracy. Do you really think most people have even close to the knowledge to do that? Or for that matter will ever know? And before you bring up the PSP, lack of quality titles, Sony's piss poor marketing, the over-all faults of the system, and the types of games people tried to make for it is what caused the PSP to die outside of Japan. Also they went up against Nintendo who owns that market. The DS, 360, and Wii have had piracy issues for years and they're chugging along nicely.
PS: The reason Sony got rid of Other OS was due to people trying to use that as a way to hack the console, which is the same reason they disabled all non-authorized devices being used on the USB ports. Where exactly would you like them to stop in this pointless pursuit?
I hope sony gets raped 6 ways back to tokyo and they die a slow painful death.
Aye. Some of the rhetoric makes it obvious that uninformed, disingenuous malcontents AKA trolls have descended to voice their ignorance.Haters gotta hate.
Racist much? Your statement could have simply been "old people". wtf is your problem with a predominately Japanese company employing Japanese people? Do you make similar complaints against IBM, Microsoft or Intel for having a buncha Americans? Besides, for the last half-decade, Sony's Chairman and CEO has been BRITISH.A lot of the senior execs at Sony are old Japanese people firmly clinging to tradition and fighting against any change in that tradition. They need some younger blood in the board room to force something to happen.
So, being stolen from is still okay so long as you're making some profit? Be sure to tell your employer it's okay to nip an extra 5-20% from your paycheck. After all, you're still earning money, right? (jobless college kiddies who pirate keep quiet. We understand you're part of the "broke but still wanna game" exception).Modern warfare 2 has made well over 2 billion dollars despite known rampant piracy. It's really not an excuse anymore, even among Indie developers.