Sony trying to stay ahead of hackers



I am not much of a gamer but have always marveled at how many of these new gaming systems are hacked from the get go and people retro-fit them with older classic games. This is much to the dismay of the manufacture. It seems that Sony has thus far been ver aggressive in getting people to upgrade the firmware on the unit which closes the hole that allows some of these great emulators to run. Even going so far as to forcing a firmware upgrade when a new game is purchased.

I really do not understand Sony’s strategy as they know they are never going to sell these retro games so why not just produce a CD with all of these retro games and let the community have them for the price of a disk. Gamers would be thrilled and parents like me may be more inclined to by a PSP if I can borrow the game and play an old version of Mario Brothers. Kids have to much brain rot going on with TV and these games anyway. It’s summer time to put up the play station and get them outside to play and socialize. [Wired]

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