But that takes serious skills and commitment.
Or it may turn out that next generation consoles won't be cracked.
This generation console piracy wasn't treated very seriously by the designers but that may change.
It's absurd. Everything may be cracked.
Most crackers are in it for the glory and when faced with real challenge they go for easier targets.
Just look as PS3 - it remains uncracked and piracy on it was impossible for years.
And that's despite the fact that Sony was embarrassingly lax with their security.
WTH are you talking about. The PS3 has actually been cracked for years. IN fact the ONLY way to play the pirated stuff from what I understand is to actually CRACK the PS3...aka..it's not really a crack, more like enabling it via a certain OS update on it with a backdoor or something that disables the DRM or something...hence you can play PS3 games you d/l from the net. Never actually did it, but I see the disks in the stores and they even sell the cracked PS3's in some places.
It's sort of funny though, if they haven't fully cracked a game and you buy it, they'll say bring it back in a month and we'll replace it with a new and improved version. I didn't buy the game (I like to buy my games from US stores normally gamestop, which to my knowledge is typically all legit), but I have friends who do when we travel...when he was told that comment it cracked me up. There's nothing more than something like that to admit open piracy at the store...and this is out in the open in what appears to be a typical electronics store in the marketplace.
Console Piracy is HUGE in many places in Asia and elsewhere. Dwarf's PC piracy by a hundred fold. Games cost $5 for new releases, and overall sometimes it's hard to actually find a legit copy.
My downfall is since I travel I try to find cross region DVD players. I'll buy the movie in one area...and look for solutions to play it in another. For example, I'll get a lot of movies from Britain, but I can't play them in the US. So I search high and low for US DVD players which are region free (I think my PS3 is actually region free already, I think Sony did this, but I actually rarely use my PS3 as a movie player, using an actual Movie player to play movies). I have played British releases on the PS3 (Agarest War: Generations of War for example, though I think that particular game is also available for d/l via PSN in the US, I have the hardcopy disk from Britain) which means it's probably region free.
However, the way things go, even though I ALREADY OWN the movie (and maybe they'd apply it to the PS3 games as well, but I doubt it, as I said, I think the PS3 was made region free in an update a while ago for this specific reason among others) and PAID for it legally, I wonder if these evil companies would consider that piracy?
I also use a program that scans my DVD's (bought legitimately) to transfer them to my Ipod...as I do more movie watching via my Iphone than on TV these days...that means I actually BOUGHT THE movie already...just looking for means to transfer it to Ipod/Iphone format instead. I'm not sharing it with anyone, it's something I already own that I'm putting in a different format (though I DO appreciate many recent releases having that already on the disk so I just have to pop it in the computer and transfer it digitally to my Iphone/Ipod...makes things MUCH EASIER). Is that piracy?
I can guarantee if they consider either of those piracy that they lost NO sales from it, though if they prosecuted they'd probably halt my support of whatever company they worked from (hence lost sales in that way...just like Ubi lost my sales to their PC division...though ironically I suppose that means they GAINED sales to their console division) [clarification, I have NEVER been prosecuted by UBI nor had I any legal complications with them, I switched due to their DRM schemes and thus my example with them of losing my PC sales due to their actions of anti-piracy...which didn't GAIN THEM any sales...just lost them sales instead].
Anyways, as I was reading an article in this thread posted above on Andrew Crossley and it linked to another thing that occurred just recently.http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-16642369
Looks like that some sort of file sharing company bites the dust. Is this company really that big?
It says it's called Megaupload? And the people are in New Zealand? Wow the US has a broad reach to be arresting foreign citizens now. How is that done?
I'm not certain what I think on this...interesting that the BBC connects this arrest and closing to the Wikipedia and SOPA protests. I don't think that these are connected in anyway...so unsure why the news connected them...or is that the US trying to connect them to try to justify SOPA still. If this is their justification with the ability to go and arrest anyone in the world regardless of citizenship...I'm thinking perhaps it's suddenly a world concern and not just a US one?
Edited by greylord, 19 January 2012 - 02:02 PM.