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Rumor: New PAN/Europe TOS Indicates PSN Ban Wave Incoming


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190w ago - Update: As confirmed by many users now (including DJLO who [Register or Login to view links] the pictures below), along with stopping PSN gamesharing Sony has blocked PlayStation Network access for PS3 Debug (8002A212 Error) and PS3 JailBreak users who now are asked to update their console through a message prompt.

Just over a month ago PS3 JailBreak users had a PSN ban wave scare, and today a new [Register or Login to view links] update may indicate that Sony is finally planning to begin banning JailBroken PS3 consoles on PlayStation Network.

Currently Sony's [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links] are last updated as of June 29 of this year, however, several users are reporting that they are now required to agree to the updated TOS when taking their PS3 consoles online.

While it may not be due to the recently released PSN Tool or PSIDPatch, here are the rumored changes from freeforall9 on PSX-Scene (linked above) as follows:

•You must not use any unauthorised hardware or software to access or use Sony Online Services or make, or distribute unauthorised software or hardware via, or in connection with, Sony Online Services (including but not limited to cheat code software or devices that circumvent any security features or limitations included on any software or devices).
•You must not modify or attempt to modify the online client, disc, save file, server, client-server communication, or other part of any Service or cause disruption to any account, system, hardware, software, or network connected to Sony Online Services for any reason, including to gain an unfair advantage in any Service.
•You must not bypass or attempt to bypass any user authentication systems or security feature or attempt to hack or reverse engineer any code or equipment in connection with Sony Online Services (unless permitted by applicable law).

If one changes their PSID now, gets banned and returns to the original PSID could this problem be overturned.

Fact #1: This is just an TOS update for PAN / EUROPE owners (UK, Africa, Aussie, Europe)!
Fact #2: This brings the PAN / EUROPE agreement to the same level we had in NA (America) since June!
Fact #3: PSN is going down in those countries for service update, so you will see error 8002A240!

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trashchris's Avatar
#36 - trashchris - 190w ago
what makes you believe this?

j0hnny's Avatar
#35 - j0hnny - 190w ago
seems like they really added a check for spoofed firmwares

ragnar's Avatar
#34 - ragnar - 190w ago
if its anything like online poker and botting, i doubt they will ban everyone. they won't care as long as people are buying stuff and making them money.

but since its sony, who are retarded that way they will most likely try and ban everyone.

TheInVisibleGod's Avatar
#33 - TheInVisibleGod - 190w ago
You're not an idiot... jailbreaked PS3 will need a new patch to access it again!

j0hnny's Avatar
#32 - j0hnny - 190w ago
seems like psn doesn't work for me anymore... it says that i have to update my console to the latest firmware of all sudden... it worked fine til now.. was using hermesv4-psn-math-netkas-hex for my teensy++ 2.0... now tested the newer ones like hermes-psn-eco-xoeo-cyberskunk-evilsperm-hex but doesn't work too

edit: ah wait, didn't they say we won't be able to access psn for the half day? i'm such an idiot.. gooosh

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