Report: Sony Yanks Two PSP Games Because of Vita Exploit

March 27, 2012 -

Sony has taken two PSP games off the PlayStation Store, after it was revealed that the games might contain an exploit that allowed hackers access to the handheld's core functionality. In other words, it gave them the ability to run any kind of software they wanted to on the Vita. The two PSP games taken offline are Everybody's Tennis and MotorStorm Arctic Edge. The latter may have been taken off the store for other reasons and the timing of its removal could simply be coincidental.

Naturally Sony is working on a patch to fix the exploit which means you can enjoy the usual pain-in-the-ass update process familiar to anyone that owns a current generation Sony device...

Source: GamesIndustry International


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Re: Report: Sony Yanks Two PSP Games Because of Vita Exploit

This sounds like the same exploit as before that only gave access to the PSP emulator and the ability to run PSP based homebrew... Maybe I'm wrong and it's a new version but I doubt it and it didn't give access to the Vita side so it's not exactly "core functionality".

Re: Report: Sony Yanks Two PSP Games Because of Vita Exploit

Yep, it just opens up the psp hacks that have been around for ages.  Vita side is still on lockdown, for now...

Anyone taking bets on when the vita side gets hacked?

Re: Report: Sony Yanks Two PSP Games Because of Vita Exploit

You know, in some ways I kind of feel bad for Sony. Look at the PS3 it can literally do anything its an amazing device but because of piracy half of it's features are on lockdown such as Linux. I like how I can go out and install my own HDD as big as I want for under a 100 bucks. Its really nice.

But Sony can't keep taking away features and games they are just pushing away customers and developers. Seriously to play on their service is free. You can put more digital content on your game system with them.....gah come on sony do better!

Re: Report: Sony Yanks Two PSP Games Because of Vita Exploit

One hydra head gone, two more incoming...

I fail to see how this does anything to help legitimate customers.  At best, it slows down the hackers for a week or two, and creates an annoyance for everyone who buys Sony.

 
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