New PSN Terms of Service

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  1. Nujui
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    Sony has updated their TOS, forcing you to agree to the new TOS if you want to still connect to PSN. The new updates mainly say that Sony has the right to “spy” on what you are doing on your PS3 and have officially banned the use of anything on your PS3
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    To quote the change of TOS:

    You agree that you will not use any unauthorized hardware, including peripherals not sold or licensed by a Sony company such as, by way of example only, non-licensed game enhancement devices, controllers, adaptors and power supply devices (collectively, “Non-Licensed Peripherals”) or software to access or use Sony Online Services or any content or service provided on or through Sony Online Services.
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  2. GundamXXX

    GundamXXX Ergo Ego

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    Dont have a PS3 but I lvoe the fact it says "again"
     
  3. Nujui
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    Nujui I need something to do.

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    I just noticed that [​IMG]
     
  4. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    sony should have done this from the start instead of going on a sue-a-thon [​IMG]
     
  5. Pyrmon

    Pyrmon Burnin' Monkey Love

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    Banning controllers and power supplies now?
    What the fuck Sony?
    And I guess this means they ban PS2 to PS3 memory cards adapters too, eh?
     
  6. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

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    They're going a bit overboard if you ask me. All this will do is piss people off. Fair enough if you're hunting pirates but there's no call for pissing off legit players, forcing such draconian rules on them. If Sony continue this witch hunt they'll drive away customers, if you ask me.

    Incidentally this only affects the PS3, right? Mine's not hacked but obviously my PSP is.
     
  7. nutella

    nutella Low Glycemic Index

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    I think they're banning their use for bypassing security measures, not legit use.
     
  8. Saken

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    R.I.P Third party controllers, adapters, etc.
     
  9. boktor666

    boktor666 Gbatemp's official Solar Boy™ Is Back!

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    Goddammit. Stupid hackers and cheaters, using new software to pirate. Now you've done it, you actually harmed the innocent. Now I won't be able to hook up my Guitar Hero Controller to my PS3 anymore (I intended to do this).
     
  10. nutella

    nutella Low Glycemic Index

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    This...
    So they're not banning the use of third party peripherals, only using them to bypass the PSN. I don't see any way that Sony can ban the use of third party peripherals altogether. The reason it mentions controllers and power supplies is to make it clear that IF somehow you can bypass the PSN with any third party controller, it would be violating the ToS. Who knows, somebody may make a controller that you can put PS Jailbreak on and claim that it's just a controller.
     
  11. Recorderdude

    Recorderdude Musician, Animator, Buffoon.

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    Fix'd so you don't sound like a hax hating noob.
     
  12. gameandmatch

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    and why not? they mean the ones that are use to bypass the security. as far as I know (since my already agreed to the new TOS) those controllers like GH controller still works. So don't post anything about we harmed the innocent before trying it out. Also they are "spying" on you which means your controller still works unless it use to bypass security then your ps3 might just all together get banned from the PSN
     
  13. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Same for PSP.

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  14. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    So using a third party controller or memory card on an unhacked PS3 can get you banned from PSN?!!! Surely that can't be legal?

    [edit] I can't spell 'on' [​IMG]
     
  15. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    It's been established that Sony just means using something to bypass PSN restrictions.

    Also, Sony can set whatever restrictions they want on their own service.
     
  16. ZAFDeltaForce

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    *facepalm*

    There will be an uproar eventually
     
  17. Windaga

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    I laughed at that part. It does say "not sold or licensed" by Sony, so I'm sure third party stuff will be fine. I'll update my PS3 when I get home later on.
     
  18. TehSkull

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    No, you're parsing the grammar wrong. They're banning "non-licensed game enhancement devices" and "software to access or use Sony Online Services or any content or service provided on or through Sony Online Services" as two separate entities. Not just non-licensed hardware that provides access to PSN.

    Also, now even more so, I'm never going to get on PSN, when and if I buy a PS3. The PS3 will stay in the living room as the family Blu-Ray player and Hulu streamer, and I'll play it whenever a good PS3 exclusive comes out.
     
  19. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Meh. Xbox live has similar terms

    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/legal/livetou

    "You must not:

    use any unauthorized third-party software, service, or device to access the Service"

    Seems it's fine for Microsoft, but not fine for sony to do the same [​IMG]
     
  20. Terminator02

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    3rd party manufacturers (like madcatz) have to get their peripherals authorized by sony today to get into any game store, unless u bought a controller off of some random website this won't affect peripherals