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PS4 and PS3 Ban Wave Hits COD: Ghosts Players, Activision Comments

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28w ago - Following up on the previous PS3 Ban Wave and more recent PS4 Ban Wave, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 users are now reporting that a massive PS4 and PS3 ban wave is hitting COD: Ghosts with Activision stating the bans will not be reversed.

Below are the details, to quote: Reports are beginning to surface of a massive ban wave that appears to be primarily targeting PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 users playing Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts.

While most of the bans are presumably just, a number of users are claiming bans were issued to them through error and are looking to resolve the mistake.

User “[Register or Login to view links]” wrote a lengthy post on the official Call of Duty: Ghosts forums explaining his situation, saying that he and his son have been permanently banned, despite their more casual approach to the game. ”After a bit of research and reviewing the past week or so of the games my son and I played, we believe the innocent players that did not either back out of a hacked...
 

Sony PSN Consumer Alert Against Unauthorized Software, PS3 Ban Wave

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98w ago - Today Sony Japan (linked above) and in North America have issued a [Register or Login to view links] against unauthorized software resulting in the start of a PS3 ban wave with PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware users receiving error code 8002A231.

Below is the Press Release, as follows: "Consumer Alerts - Important Notice: Access to the PlayStation Network and Access to Sony Entertainment Network Services

Dear valued PlayStation 3 customers,

Unauthorized software for the PlayStation 3 system was recently released by hackers. Use of such 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/Sony Entertainment Network and its Community Code of Conduct provisions.

Violation of the System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation 3 system invalidates the consumer's right to access that system. Consumers running unauthorized or pirated software may have their access to the PlayStation Network and access to Sony Entertainment Network services through PlayStation 3 system terminated permanently.

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

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202w 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...
 

Sony Suspends PS3 Consoles, PSN Ban Wave Error 8002A227

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212w ago - Update: Many users including namdlo and nannou have pointed out the picture is dated, and have determined this scare to be more of a wake-up call than a true Sony PS3 ban wave over the PS JailBreak PS3 modchip.

As expected, with the release of the PSGroove open-source PS JailBreak PS3 exploit Sony is fighting back and now banning PS3 consoles, with the PSN ban wave error code being 8002A227.

Forum user StandardBus of Italian site ModdingStudio.com (linked above) first reported this, and based on the PSJB Backup Manager ID apparently Sony is banning the OpenPSID or PS3 MAC address... meaning another PSN account won't do you any good.

Needless to say, PlayStation 3 consoles will soon be shipping with an updated PS3 Firmware revision to patch the exploit.

Below is the rough translation from StandardBus on the PS JailBreak PS3 console bans:

"Predictably, in the end it happened. Maybe some of you were already aware of...
 
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