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    Sony has started banning users who have jailbroken their PS3. Users are being given a lifetime ban on the PlayStation Network if their PS3s have been detected to be using unofficial firmware.

    Sony just a few days ago released a statement on the PS3 hacking issue, warning all those that are using hacked PS3 firmware to cease immediately, or face drastic actions.

    Those users with hacked PS3s were also warned via email to restore their PS3 to official status, and those that did not heed the warning are subsequently finding their PS3s banned from the PSN. These users then face the dreaded "8002a227" error when trying to log into PSN, although it appears most other functions are still unaffected.

    Sony's rival, Microsoft, has had a long history of banning users who hack their Xbox 360 consoles, with actions taken ranging from a console ban to Xbox Live (Microsoft's equivalent of the PSN) account bans.

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    I have never heard about anyone's account being banned from Xbox Live for them using a modded system, only the console ID. That's the main reason I'm not going to hack my Xbox 360, I don't know how to and at this point don't care as I'd rather not get banned for it.

    But seriously Sony, WTF.
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    That is a harsh punishment for kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
    I have never heard about anyone's account being banned from Xbox Live for them using a modded system, only the console ID. That's the main reason I'm not going to hack my Xbox 360, I don't know how to and at this point don't care as I'd rather not get banned for it.

    But seriously Sony, WTF.
    They ban Xbox Live accounts from anywhere between 3 hours to permanent.
    Most of those bans are a result of using custom dvd drive firmware.

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    All fairly predictable stuff from Sony, although they could have banned the console, as opposed to the PSN account. With that said, can't people just create fake PSN accounts to use on the hacked consoles, and then create new ones if they get banned? I know they won't get to keep trophies and stuff, but it's probably not that important in the grand scheme of things.

    Also, they should only ban the consoles with firmware that allows pirated games or cheating, as not all the custom firmware allow that I think. It would at least paint them in a better light, in that while they don't like people messing with Sony's stuff (not really their stuff once you buy it, but the licensing agreement says otherwise), some of the hacking isn't that harmful at all (and it may even help PS3 sales, which the recent NPD figures showing that it came third again in the US in January, some 30% less than the Xbox 360).
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    They ban Xbox Live accounts from anywhere between 3 hours to permanent.
    Most of those bans are a result of using custom dvd drive firmware.
    So is Microsoft banning gamertags now instead of just console IDs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
    So is Microsoft banning gamertags now instead of just console IDs?
    Consoles are banned, Gamertag gets wiped and labeled as CHEATER, for everyone to see, but you get to continue using it.....

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