Right, fuck it, I'm out.
And for the sake of avoind a low-content post: You're acting like a mob armed with torches and pitchforks and spouting ludirous comments at someone that, for all intents and purposes, has done nothing illegal. You're angry and mad so coming up with any stupid justification about cars and guns just to try to scrape a point together.
Console modding stores/products have been BANNED in Australia for a very logical reason. It changes what the console was DESIGNED for. "Super Mario" is not owned by Sony, it's owned by Nintendo. Therefore, playing a Nintendo game on a Sony product is.. Well.. It's definitely illegal. That's a completely different court case.
The fact is, "GeoHot" knowingly RELEASED THE INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC. He opened the flood-gates. He deserves every single bit of the law thrown at him.
Hell, the only thing that's stopped me from purchasing a PS3 recently is the lack of backwards compatibility for PS2 games (yet it plays PS1 games just fine!) Now, although I may find such a thing incredibly stupid
, that's the design of the console.
PCSX2 is a well-known PS2 emulator for the PC. It is made abundantly clear
that it is only to be used with YOUR OWN PS2 BIOS AND
YOUR LEGAL COPY OF GAMES. I legitimately own PAL versions of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XII. I'd like to be able to play them while traveling, so being able to play them on a laptop or whatever is rather awesome. It's not hacking, it's not "doing something that the console normally wouldn't do". It's proper PS2 emulation, using the actual Emotion Engine, which is basically run from a computer. Hence "Sony PlayStation Computer Entertainment System". I'm not modifying anything or changing how the game is intended to be played.
As a poster above clearly showed in Sony's Terms of Service, a legal document that everyone
has to agree to before even starting their console. It states that the console must NEVER be modified from its intended use.
It infuriates me when countless PSP forum members brag about using custom firmware and viciously insult and laugh at anyone who claims to use the official firmware updates. Custom firmware RUINED the PSP, because it suddenly made unintended things possible. Really, the ONLY remotely cool thing the CFW does is allow snazzy-looking menus rather than the PSP's XMB layout. I still use the OFW.
I'm fairly certain that the PSP2 (Sony NGP) will be designed so it CAN'T
"GeoHot" is no hero or saint. "Hacking" is illegal, no matter what form it's in. I firmly believe "Anonymous" needs to die in a fire as well. They honestly believe they're "fighting for the common citizen", but they're attacking
and hunting people down
. Anonymously. Average civilians. That shit just ain't right.