Those of you who have been following the Ps3 scene lately know that things have been moving fast on the hacking front of our beloved beast. But with people being able to access the PSN (a.k.a SEN) through CFW again, regular players feel threatened for their online experience. Understandably, nobody likes to play against a Wall hack or a guy who instantly headshots you thanks to a a Cheat. CFW brings many good things to a console in my opinion, but CFW + PSN access also brings a bunch of 13 year-old kids who just discovered they can finally win in CoD…
It’s in this context that Sony recently released a statement confirming that they will take action and ban your console and/or account from the Playstation Network if you are found to use unauthorized software (a CFW) or pirated software in your online experience.
My personal opinion: If you want to play online but also want a CFW, buy 2 PS3s. One that you’ll hack and one that you’ll use online. Nobody likes cheaters, and if you go the CFW way, just accept the price to pay and stop using Sony’s online services. I’m not saying there are no legit uses for somebody with a CFW who want to go online (I’m the first one to want a CFW but *still* being able to use things like Netflix or simply buy games on the PSN), but it is perfectly normal that Sony is protecting their network from what is understandably at this point considered as an unauthorized access.
The full statement below:
Dear valued PlayStation®3 customers,
Unauthorized software for the PlayStation®3 system was recently released by hackers. Use of such software violates the terms of the “System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation®3 System” and the “Terms of Services and User Agreement” for the PlayStation®Network/Sony Entertainment Network and its Community Code of Conduct provisions.
Violation of the System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation®3 system invalidates the consumer’s right to access that system. Consumers running unauthorized or pirated software may have their access to the PlayStation®Network and access to Sony Entertainment Network services through PlayStation®3 system terminated permanently.
To avoid permanent termination, consumers must immediately cease using and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from their PlayStation®3 systems.
In order to help provide a safe, fair, online environment, consumers who we believe violate “Terms of Services and User Agreement” for the PlayStation®Network/Sony Entertainment Network or the applicable laws or regulations of their country or region risk having access to the PlayStation®Network and access to Sony Entertainment Network services terminated permanently.