" you can ease up on your silly self righteous pro sony ranting"
The only "self-righteousness" I can see in this entire discussion is that of the hackers and their supporters, attempting to spin the situation so that they don't look like the cowards and socially maladjusted punks and criminals they are for screwing up something that makes NO DIFFERENCE to the world or it's peoples in terms of what's important to a fulfilling life. Yet insurance companies will take thousands of dollars from customers and then loop-hole themselves out of the bills when it comes time to support them and their family needs.
Someone should cut those **** down a peg or two. But games and TVs? C'mon, man...
... I'm not bashing you. I'm not trying to make you feel bad. So please just take this in the friendly spirit under which it was said. Hackers of the PS3 are only hurting you and me, the gamers out there who color inside the lines. We're the ones who now have to deal with God Mode idiots in our formerly-well-loved games online. We're the ones who will have to pay higher prices at retail for our games. We're the ones who will have to put up with confining and soul-crushing DRM. We're the ones who will have to pay "resale licenses" for our used sports games. We're the ones who foot the bill.
You and me.
Not the hackers or their ******* pals.
Is that fair?
Peace and exciting gaming to you, if the future allows. But thanks to Geo*** and his tiny-genitaled friends, that future has grown even smaller, and darker, and more controlled than ever. For people who claim to be "fighting the power", they're certainly dumping a lot on those they claim to want liberated from the Sony shackles...