118w ago - Update: As expected, countless users in our PS3 Forums have confirmed receiving e-mail notices from Sony followed by their PlayStation 3 consoles being banned.
According to Mathieulh if you get error 0x8002A227 Sony banned your PS3 from the PSN.
Today Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has posted the following statement from Sony Computer Entertainment on PS3 circumvention devices, piracy and PSN bans:
Notice: Unauthorized circumvention devices for the PlayStation 3 system have been recently released by hackers. These devices permit the use of unauthorized or pirated software.
Use of such devices or software violates the terms of the "System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System" and the "Terms of Services and User Agreement" for the PlayStation Network/Qriocity and its Community Code of Conduct provisions.
Violation of the System Software Licence Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System invalidates...
Today G4TV (linked above) is reporting that the PlayStation 3 problem appears to be linked to a legal issue with a Hulu content provider.
To quote: "Everything we do is with an eye toward achieving our long-term goal of maximizing the content you can access as conveniently as possible in a way that 'works' for the content owner," reads the response I received from customer service.
"In the short-term that may require us to make some tough decisions, but we only do so when we believe it improves our long-term prospects to build a more enduring, legal...
230w ago - The Little Big Planet team addressed some of the biggest little issues facing the game in an interview with IGN, from copyright infringement to talk of a sequel. Despite reportedly slow sales, Media Molecule is optimistic about their numbers so far.
"There's all these different reasons that you could be disappointed with the sales and look at it that way, or you can say we kept pace with the Fallouts, etc," said Media Molecule's Alex Evans. "Every other game that we were keeping pace with was a third or fourth iteration, and this is our first one."
David Smith from MM said they'll be consistently releasing packs like the recent Metal Gear Solid themed, so "every few months this thing improves so it stays visible and people stay excited."
This led to the talk of a sequel, and in direct contrast to reports, the developer is shying away from a follow-up right now, at least publicly.
"When I told people we're not going to do a sequel, they thought that we were lowering our support for it," said Evans. "A new way of answering that question is that we're putting all the creative ambition of a sequel in, but we might not end up calling it a sequel."