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


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198w 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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Ecniv's Avatar
#11 - Ecniv - 198w ago
We can`t say we couldn`t see this coming but $ony seems`s to forget a simple rule once you punctured the dam there`s no way to stop the water

They are pouring money into something they can`t protect in the long run..

I`m not wishing for a white christmas I`m wishing for a PS3 with unlimited psn access

minddagap's Avatar
#10 - minddagap - 198w ago
bah, when it happens, i'll poweroff my ps3 during a firmware update and I'll change for a new one because its on warranty Godbless the new ps3 slim with 320gbs

F. sony.

kottonmouthking's Avatar
#9 - kottonmouthking - 198w ago
when i purchased my ps3key a couple months ago i pretty much accepted the fact that sony would ban all online users so i avoid online gaming all together. My hopes are for a solution that would be almost 100% safe. the ones that are out now seem almost gimicky (no slam on the creators).

BwE's Avatar
#8 - BwE - 198w ago
change psnid not helps, sony bans mac address and is much more harder to change, but i think eventually the hackers will able to do that! just don't go to psn and to internet! that's what i sugggest.
yeah i'll keep playing till i'm banned. i'll live lol.

and mac address can prob be changed the same way so i'm not fussed.

i'm sure everybody whom might get banned will be unbanned via fake info.

pwner's Avatar
#7 - pwner - 198w ago
change psnid not helps, sony bans mac address and is much more harder to change, but i think eventually the hackers will able to do that! just don't go to psn and to internet! that's what i sugggest.

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