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PlayStation Vita hack scare prompts Sony to pull two PSP titles from PSN

By Ben Strauss

PlayStation Vita hack scare prompts Sony to pull two PSP titles from PSN

Tue 27 Mar 2012 4:56pm GMT / 12:56pm EDT / 9:56am PDT

Hackers allegedly find exploit, Sony pulls games

The notoriously easy to hack PSP could be affecting the new, shinier PS Vita. Gamers have apparently been able to get around exploits in two Vita-compatible PSP titles currently available on the PSN. In response, Sony has pulled both Hot Shots Tennis and MotorStorm Arctic Rift today in an attempt to stop any hacking attempts.

Hackers have indicated that both titles ultimately enable an exploit to gain access to core functions of Vita. Luckily for Sony, the exploit only allows for users to run homebrew titles, not full on pirated Vita or PSP games, says homebrew blog Wololo.

Sony is of course taking sound measures to end the exploit, for fear of allowing their new device to be hit as hard as the PSP was. Piracy was the number one problem for the PSP, and Sony has done everything it can to beef up security on the new Vita.

Sony is working on a patch to fix the exploit. Until such time though, the two games will not be available for purchase.

[via Edge]

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David Wicks Editor / Co-Founder, Gamers Heaven

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MotorStorm was pulled a few weeks ago, it's also worth noting that the titles are also removed from peoples download lists preventing them from redownloading titles they have paid for, i myself paid 37 for MS:AE when it launched and no longer have access to this title and have been refused a refund... if sony came around and took a boxed copy of the game it would be theft and i could press charges, but because i bought and paid more for a digital version i'm supposed to just accept it and move on...

this is the reason digital distribution will never be totally accepted by gamers, we get screwed over far too much...

Posted:4 years ago


Julius Malco Freelance Blogger

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Wow. I would seriously hope that Sony would allow you to download those games once the exploits were patched or issue a refund.

I find this very disturbing.

Posted:4 years ago


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