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Sony does support hacking -- but of a different kind
Sony does support hacking -- but of a different kind –
The whole George Hotz drama may be over, but it's definitely one experience that Sony will not be forgetting any time soon.
If there's anything that they'd want people to realize from that experience, though, is that Sony as a company is not completely against hacking. Nay, in fact, they support it. Just that, it's not the kind of hacking that people would normally think of when the H word is uttered.
Said Jack Tretton in an interview with New York Times when asked if "Sony wants to deter customers from modifying the PlayStation 3,":
"No, there's a real misnomer there, we embrace independent game development; if you call that hacking, then we embrace that. We give people tools that let them create new experiences. What I don't think we are in support of is someone trying to hack our device to pirate software and possibly collapse the platform."
Sony has been involved in a whirlwind of hackery drama this year, first with PS3 hacker George Hotz, which eventually ended in a settlement, and then with the highly publicized PSN security breach.
Its like a Game company saying Our game is Highly moddable and you can make your own custom content for it
Just don Do ett! or we complain!
ORRR like Bioware Allowing people to mod nwn2 but only supplying us with Stupid *** ******g 3ds max tools when its obvious the whole ******g planet cant use a 5000$ piece of software just to mod a game its a frustrating situation indeed....at least it was..
Sony's not talking about hacking. That's programing/game development. Also, you'd need to buy a license to do so officially. They just don't give out the SDK for any average Joe to program something.
The only thing I could find about pricing was this article where it says it costs $1200 to be a fully-fledged PSN developer.
I believe Sony's case is just like Blizzard's. In other words.
Originally Posted by MadnessImport
"Yes, we support indie games if that what you mean by "hacking". We offer the tools to do it. BUT, you have to use our software with our rules and regulations".
He swears that when we're modding, that we're committing piracy and hacking into people's websites and other consoles. Sorry Jack Tretton, that's not the case with me. I enjoy having a fine collection of games. (Don't have a camera to prove it, but I'm sure this will help plenty).
What makes Jack think that Hacking is = to Independent game development?
you you think about it Homebrew is independent game development since Games = Entertainment and Homebrew = or leads to Entertainment WHICH MEANS they should allow Software modifications aka stfu and dont mix up Real hacking over making ****** games with horrible bloom effects
My Post is a semi-funny invalid statement dont try to understand it
ya this s not news at all
This was at one time true both PS1 and PS2 both allowed linux as did PS3 at launch. The PS1 and PS2 versions also were meant to allow the development of homebrew games. the only problem is they have cut all ties to this now.