GS News - PS4 unboxed and Sony monitoring PSN activity!
Shuhei Yoshida dons leather gloves and unboxes the PS4, Sony changes its usage terms to monitor and record PSN activity, Xbox One games have gone Gold and Xbox Live will not work on Xbox Ones obtained early.
by Edmond Tran on
I currently have a Wii, PS3, & 360.
I have a mountain of games yet to play..
Wish I could, but I'm too busy having a life. :-/
humble pie sony fans. After all you kept droning on that ms are spying on you through kinect but when ms did there tos it came out that no one can see you through kinect unless they read binary 1's and 0's and the last i checked the matrix is just a movie and neo does not exsist. but now sony tell you they are monitoring you what's the bet these same fanboys are suddenly not bothered about being spied on
Google is joining the spying gig with it's new Android Kitkat. This is bs. Why do we have to put up with privacy violations in all new tech?
I'm sticking with PC and handheld gaming this gen.
So let's see.... Xbox One did this and it was a bad idea.....
PS4 does this and it's a bad idea......
Now we find out that Big Brother is the one forcing them as if pissing off half of our allies weren't bad enough they have to piss off their own people as well? The Gov needs to be cleaned out. Our own Big Brother is starting to look like traitors more than leaders.
When did gaming activity become a terrorist threat or possibel attack!? are you f* crazy? you should worry about being more safe and protect users private information such as credit card numbers and adresses from PSN accounts! And that did not seem to happen on PS3 in the past did it Sony?
@xgraderx monatiring the traffic of a network is fine the internet is being monitored all the time its a fact why dont you try to serch on the net for schematics for banks and see what willl happen ........but a camera in your face all the time you play thats pivacy breach think about it bro
@xgraderx Well granted no one listened when Xbox tried to explain but PS4 and Xbox everyone knew something was fishy.
They act as if things arent monitored... yeah MS wont know a SINGLE thing your doing on the Xone... just ask them... the wont monitor you one bit... haha... I dont care if Sony watches which game demos i download, or what games im looking at... its called "Research"
You have a huge tin-foil hat.
@MALEVOLENT312 A hero that is hiding out in a country that is much worse in terms of human rights and freedoms. Yeah, real big hero there.
HAHA Sony is watching - zing to all the dunce cap shaped tin foil hats. No surprise that they are able to track all usage. As stated before read the EULA. Now while all the tin foil hats try to explain why this is somehow different than Kinect Im going to enjoy some Enemy Within on my PC and wait for Killzone on Friday - cheers and please READ MORE!!!
Funny, because the camera isn't being packaged with the system...kinda gotta buy it separately.
Also, I dont give a shit if they are watching what I buy or play....I would have a problem if they were spying on me through the camera though.
Yes the camera comes with Xbox one but you don't need to plug it in either. So what's your point. Rest assure that if Microsoft is monitoring and releasing data to the gov then is because it is mandatory by the gov which mean sony needs to abide by the same requirements if they want to sell the system in the states.
What I'm surprised about is that people are surprised. If you own a smartphone, computer, or ANY device that has internet capability, you are possibly monitored. I'm a PS person, but all I could do was shake my head when everyone was all over Microsoft about the monitoring thing. Every device will do this. The US government is even forcing companies to relinquish data if the call for them to do so.
I'm reminded of a day I was looking for deals for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. This was a month in a half ago or so. I STILL get Sly Cooper ads when I cruise the net. Many different sites, and this thing is right there in front of me. I can't say I don't find it a little unnerving.
next gen is worthless so far ,probably in a couple of years from now when games get better and the price goes back to normal .
Price goes back to Normal??? These next consoles are "Underpriced" as far as development from the Manufactures... you think 8GB of DDR5 system RAM is cheap?
Do people seriously think companies dont monitor chat via their programs? if nobody listened wouldnt every drug deal/ criminal activity/ terrorist organisation just use a ps4 to plan whatever they were going to do? use your brains people.
Well Sony gave away the personal information of 77 million users WITHOUT their consent in 2011 so I guess asking first is a step in the right direction.
@PJthePlayer2 So has MS, Facebook, Google, Hotmail,and many other online services, you can't stop them unless you wanna live in a cave with no phone watching a wall all day.
Having no privacy certainly sucks but really your being monitored in some way every time you step by a public camera or make a phone call, the majority of citizens have probably had at least one of your emails read by someone other than yourself.
Monitoring also took place on the PS3 to verify claims of cheating, hacking and racism claims filed on the Playstation website. Also this is similar to Apple, Google and cellular networks that save your text messages and picture messages for a minimum of 2 years as required by law. Read the Google terms of service. I also was told this by T-Mobile that they save all text messages in case the records are subpoenaed by court.
What can I say both the sony and MS are NSA little brothers. Man The days of just playing console games without having the corporates raping your privacy are long gone. Eff that eff the next gen this gen is my last gen for consoles. I am done. Enough is enough man, cant stand these mofo invading my privacy, its bad enough the government is consistently doing it but to the one place to go to where I can escape reality is now doing it to extreme levels. Eff it man. I already let them this gen now they want to rape the shit outta my privacy next gen. EFF THEM BOTH. Im done both SONY AND MS CAN GO EAT A D.
@fragsnipa But dude, if you own a smartphone they are doing this. They're doing it right now on your computer. No need to worry about it now, unless you are going to go totally off the grid, it's unavoidable, unfortunately.
The PS4 unboxing video is freaking hilarious. The sad thing is that in Japan, that's probably revered as a completely badass video. hahahahaha
@greenaj If it is revered, why would that be a sad thing? And do you even know enough about Japanese culture to even make a statement like that? There is nothing good about demeaning another culture.
He's wearing gloves because according to the state of California handling these products can cause cancer :p
I gotta see how this is gonna be before I judge. If they're watching when I'm downloading something, okay that's fine. Of course they're keeping track of the stuff we download. If they're listening on conversations, I can't say I really care. I won't be taking about anything important during an online match our anything. So really, this doesn't really matter
i must admit its so much better to xbones failed attempt at an unboxing, sony made it look exciting with some drama and some dramatic effect. we dont want to see an old man practically throw out most of the stuff for the console, chuck the box on the floor then present what looks like a 60's VCR. sony went to the point to show its somthing special, MS was like throw it out and just show the damn thing.
@neowarrior121 You must be blind that looked strange and creepy and its not even Halloween.
@neowarrior121 They both looked shit.