You would think threats from Sony would be enough, but no, Geohot still insists on putting on a show. Surely, a man as smart as he is (with his hacking abilities and all) must know that there’s no chance in hell he can get out of this mess. Or maybe we’re giving him too much credit, you can be smart, but lack common sense. Now he thinks gamers are going to stand with him and pay for his losing battle. His arrogance will be his downfall; the real gamers out there don’t support hacking. Keep reading after the break.
He thinks he’s a rebel and that people should have the right to hack their consoles. Well, this isn’t an iPhone jailbreak; it’s not about running apps in the background. Hacking the PS3 only promotes piracy. And you really expect gamers to support this? Supporting his cause would be suicide; we’d be hurting ourselves in the long run.
He’s not in on the joke; this isn’t about Sony trying to bully him. They’re trying to protect their investment and of course he’s the fall guy. He’s getting what he deserves for being such an attention whore, if you want to hack things, great, more power to you. But it’s a risky game, especially when you mess with companies that have more coin than Scrooge McDuck.
Hacking would be okay if it only led to people doing harmless things, but it doesn’t. So he needs to stop saying this isn’t for pirates. The bottom line, if people can do something, they will. The hacks are just opening up the floodgates.
The moral here is, if you’re going to be a hacker, be anonymous. Don’t try to be a celebrity because you might become an example. Geohot is that example; Sony is going to ruin him. Everyone knows this except him, he should have kept playing with iPhones…