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PS3 Hacked Using Official Controller 292

Posted by timothy
from the next-stop-no-controllers dept.
YokimaSun writes "The PS3 Hacking War took on a new turn few days ago with Sony releasing a new firmware that blocks USB devices, supposedly aimed at cloned PS3 Joypads, but more than likely to stop the efforts of hackers. Today the PS3 is now hackable using its own Sixaxis/DualShock 3 Controllers. How will Sony stop people now from playing emulators on the PS3?"
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PS3 Hacked Using Official Controller

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  • Give up (Score:4, Interesting)

    by sakdoctor (1087155) on Saturday September 25, 2010 @03:38PM (#33698362) Homepage

    Adopt the kindle attitude to hacking.

  • Good! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by toastar (573882) on Saturday September 25, 2010 @03:48PM (#33698436)
    Sony deserves this for breaking my ps3predator, What are they gunna do now disable the controller that came with my console?
  • by DarkofPeace (1672314) on Saturday September 25, 2010 @03:55PM (#33698466)
    That's a great idea for those who don't have a PS3 yet. For the rest of us, Its a fight to use what we've already paid for. (and not purchasing future product from a locked down device)
  • by Rik Sweeney (471717) on Saturday September 25, 2010 @04:01PM (#33698512) Homepage

    I don't understand why you folks keep buying such consoles and other locked down devices.

    Here's why [andriasang.com]

  • Re:Meanwhile (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Beelzebud (1361137) on Saturday September 25, 2010 @04:13PM (#33698586)
    1. Then use Wine, or don't game on a PC. It's your choice, I'm not here to convert you.
    2. You're making it sound way more complicated than it is, my friend, and I think you know it. The right Direct X version? Windows Update takes care of that. Was the last time you used Direct X in 1995 or something? The rest of the items you listed can be easily figured out by about 30 minutes of reading.
    3. I beg to differ. With PC games I can still modify the games, and enjoy user made content, even if the game has DRM like Steam. I don't mind a company trying to keep their game from being pirated. The console itself IS the DRM. You're not free to do anything custom to any of the software you have for it. I'd say that is more invasive than anything for the PC.
  • by Khyber (864651) <techkitsune@gmail.com> on Saturday September 25, 2010 @04:17PM (#33698628) Homepage Journal

    I have multiple 3rd party controllers that no longer work with the PS3.

    So lawyers that like cases they're guaranteed to win - who wants to join me in a class action against Sony?

    We're gong for full-out charges of fraud, bait and switch, deceptive and misleading advertising, and theft of services.

    I think the dollar amount sufficient enough to garner media attention will be 100 BILLION dollars.

    Oh, and we need to let the EU know that Sony committed massive fraud against them, as well.

  • Re:Meanwhile (Score:3, Interesting)

    by DAldredge (2353) <SlashdotEmail@GMail.Com> on Saturday September 25, 2010 @04:22PM (#33698654) Journal
    At least PC games can run at native 720p and above.
  • No, he is correct (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 25, 2010 @05:39PM (#33699200)

    Most professional politicians at the federal level in the US are lawyers. As such, it is in the best interest of themselves and their guild to make "the law" as convoluted, arcane and incomprehensible as possible, in order to insure present and future lucrative job security.

    Ever wonder why we have no obvious simple real patent reform? It would cost the lawyers guild too much money. Tax code simplification? Cost the lawyer guild too much money. Rein in corporations and make individuals responsible for all actions? Lawyers guild loses out big time. "IP" issues? and etc.

    Look at most issues, and especially with finance, but it goes across the spectrum, and you'll find the common sense easy solution is always avoided, because *it would cost the lawyer guild too much (lost) money*.

    Now look again who "makes the laws", then "interprets" the laws? Professional lawyers. A clear conflict of interest this is ignored on purpose. It is always to their benefit to make things way way WAY more complicated than they need to be.

  • by mad_minstrel (943049) on Saturday September 25, 2010 @06:41PM (#33699628)
    I used to regularly buy stuff from PSN. Then they removed linux. I thought I wouldn't miss it much, so I updated anyway. But I do. So now that there's a hack and a hope for getting linux back, I'm not updating. Sadly, that means I can no longer buy anything from PSN. Too bad. I was hoping to get the new Lara Croft and the guardian of light game and maybe the deathspank expansion. Hey Sony! I have money right here! You can have it if you let me back into your store and/or put linux back in!
  • by Khyber (864651) <techkitsune@gmail.com> on Saturday September 25, 2010 @06:53PM (#33699716) Homepage Journal

    "Was to be expecting no"

    No, it was NOT to be expected. When you have Bluetooth logos on your hardware, you expect any fucking bluetooth device to work with it, as THE STANDARD REQUIRES.

    I have some headsets that also will not work with the PS3.

  • by twidarkling (1537077) on Saturday September 25, 2010 @09:12PM (#33700474)

    Actually, I'd say that they took perfect revenge. "Fuck you, you took away my options because you're pissy about piracy? Well, suck on this, I'mma making piracy goddamn trivial, you assholes."

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