PS3 hack could force early PS4 release

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The recent news regarding the PS3 being hacked has been meet with both condemnation and also joy because this hack could see an early release of the PS4 – well that’s the hope anyway. Most of us will agree that the leak of the LV0 PlayStation 3 encryption keys is a little like opening up Pandora’s box, because now that the hack is out there’s no way to put it back.

It was obvious that Sony were going to rush out PS3 firmware update 4.30 update to counter the leaking of these keys, but this fix will not work for long because Sony’s console now has a huge target on its back and can now be decrypted with very little effort.

The technical side of the LV0 key can be better explained here, but what is more interesting is how it came to be leaked in the first place. “The Three Tuskateers” are said to be those who had discovered the master key, but they just sat on it for various reasons.

However, there was a threat that other hackers had gotten hold of the master key and were going to profit from it, so the original hackers felt the only course of action they could take was to release the LV0 key. The Three Tuskateers do feel a little regretful, because they have claimed that if it were not for the threat of the leak of this key then their hands would not have been forced.

Like we said above there will be a mixed reaction to this news, but a majority of PS3 owners will be upset by those who will want to try and use the hack in order to be able to play pirated games. This kind of practice has caused serious damage to the gaming industry over the years, and it would be a shame for it to rear its ugly head once again.

It’s not worth looking at this as the glass is half empty because there is a positive side; this hack could have came out early on in the PS3’s life-cycle, so we have to be positive in the fact that it happened so late down the line. It’s not known what Sony plans to do about this, but one has to hope that they will be working on bringing us the PlayStation 4 sooner rather than later now?

PS3 hack could force early PS4 release

 
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  • Rich,Obie

    Better be sooner. As is, they have it set for 2 years from now, that being a whole year after Microsoft makes its 3rd jab at the console gaming industry.

    Plus, with the Kinect winning the motion gaming development, the PS3 must come out swinging. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m with Sony 100%. Been a PlayStation user since jump.

    Also, I’m so sick of playing on ancient GPU’s as with all consoles. New versions of gaming consoles need upgradable GPU’S & Memory so that they can stay current and compete with the ever expanding PC games. If my desktop gaming pc had a flawless console-esq controller, it’d be the ultimate gaming device. So if a console wants to keep itself in the gaming forefront it must be expandable.

    • James

      You can play PC with a PS3 controller, how much better could you get? Upgradeable consoles is a pretty redundant idea. Can you imagine console games having different system requirements? It would be chaos.

      • PS_Trooper

        that’s why nobody likes PCs. you need to upgrade the damn things every year in order to play latest games and it’s not cheap. or you can get a console and never care about upgrade for at least 7 years.

        • Guest

          Wow. This shows you know nothing about the reality of PC vs Console gaming. I used to be a huge PS3 fanboy (I owned a 360 as well but liked my PS3 better, too many rrod’s) and used to make comments like yours. That is until 2009 when I splurged the 500 something bucks to buy a gtx 285 and a quad core phenom ii for my pc. I never looked back. The gtx 285 blew both consoles graphics out of the water and I ran it for nearly 4 years before I decided I would benefit from an upgrade. (I never needed the upgrade, I could still run any current games at much higher settings than console would allow, I just wanted it and was lucky enough that my Wife allowed the purchase). Now I have a gtx 580 (still the same processor I bought 4 years ago) and it makes the 285 look like a baby in a cradle. Now the only thing I will play on PS3 is Home because I can’t do that on PC, but even in 1080p the PS3 graphics suck in comparison.

          So, no… You do not have to upgrade your PC every year in order to play the latest games lol. Far far from it. You can upgrade it once (so long as your pockets aren’t too thin), and rest assured your PC is going to sh!t better graphics then the consoles for a few years to come!

        • HappyHimitsu

          Wow. This shows you know nothing about the reality of PC vs Console gaming. I used to be a huge PS3 fanboy (I owned a 360 as well but liked my PS3 better, too many rrod’s) and used to make comments like yours. That is until 2009 when I splurged the 500 something bucks to buy a gtx 285 and a quad core phenom ii for my pc. I never looked back. The gtx 285 blew both consoles graphics out of the water and I ran it for nearly 4 years before I decided I would benefit from an upgrade. (I never needed the upgrade, I could still run any current games at much higher settings than console would allow, I just wanted it and was lucky enough that my Wife allowed the purchase). Now I have a gtx 580 (still the same processor I bought 4 years ago) and it makes the 285 look like a baby in a cradle. Now the only thing I will play on PS3 is Home because I can’t do that on PC, but even in 1080p the PS3 graphics suck in comparison.

          So, no… You do not have to upgrade your PC every year in order to play the latest games lol. Far far from it. You can upgrade it once (so long as your pockets aren’t too thin), and rest assured your PC is going to sh!t better graphics then the consoles for a few years to come!

  • The Love Monkey

    Let next-gen begin!

  • spigzone

    Unless Sony has a magic wand … the laws of fabrication physics will not be denied. WIth Nintendo wandering in the street with a finger up it’s nose, Microsoft’s going to release their next gen console into a voracious market with no competition in sight. It’s going to be a very long year for Sony.

  • PS_Trooper

    can’t bloody wait for ps4.

  • Joke

    So PS4 hack could force early PS5 too =3