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"Anonymous" Deems Sony's Hacker Litigation Totally Uncool, Goes to War

If you can't connect to PSN today, it's because your strict, disciplinarian principal and that weird kid who likes making pipe bombs are having a spat.

If you are a reader of the corners of the Internet currently dedicated to the game industry, you have probably heard the many twists and turns regarding the tale of of George "GeoHot" Hotz, who, after his successful run as "the guy who jailbroke the iPhone," moved onto hacking of the PlayStation 3 firmware and getting sued by Sony for it. It's been an amusing, interesting story up to this point, with blogs frantically tracking GeoHot's out-of-country sojourns and rap video legal statements like he was the game industry's version of the Hipster Grifter, or something.


Cue teary-eyed guy sobbing "LEAVE PLAYSTATION 3 ALONE!"


Over the course of this week, this story has gotten markedly less amusing and decidedly more uncomfortable, thanks to the actions of notoriously dogged and frequently butthurt hacker group Anonymous, who put out a really adorable threatening statement declaring Sony's civil suit against GeoHot and fellow hacker Alexander "Graf_Chokolo" Egorenkov an affront to hackers everywhere, and warning that they would get their DDoS on with the PlayStation Network as a result of Sony poking their hornet's nest.

Now it appears Anonymous is making good on its threats, with a variety of reports regarding connectivity issues on the PlayStation 3 popping up all over the place. Sony, for their part, has remained relatively mum on the subject, with a moderator forum post on the European PlayStation forums simply offering up a series of known error codes, and a statement that read, "We are currently looking into this and I will update the thread as more information becomes available." Translated from legally approved corporate speak, that roughly translates to, "Uhhhhh...crap?"

== TEASER ==Oh, but that's not all. According to the blog PlayStation Lifestyle, a splinter sect of Anonymous, calling themselves "Sony Recon," has vowed to take things several ominous steps further by digging up all sorts of personal info on Sony executives and their families--including Sony bigwig Sir Howard Stringer--and doing mean stuff with it. That would include the following Internet equivalents of flaming dog crap on a doorstep: 

Craigslist – Make a ad in the “free stuff” section, or in “erotic services” and “casual encounters” as is evident here there are many horny men who will relentlessly pursue someone who they believe to be 19/f.

STD Postcards – send one of these e-postcards notifying the target that one of their previous sexual partners has a STD. Makes for an uncomfortable wait for them. Alternatively call an AIDS hotline and ask them to anonymously tell the target they could have HIV, thats a 6 month wait until the test comes back.

Free UPS Boxes create an account and order the target a couple of hundred boxes & labels, fedex also offer free boxes.

Google Maps use Google maps to locate local businesses to mess with the target.

Call them:

Skype – Use skype to call the target. When you first register a skype account you get one free call…

IP Relay – Ask the operator not to announce at the start of the call. This is a service only available to people in the USA.


Things got even more surreal today when a writer for PlayStation Lifestyle was allowed into the group's inner sanctum--an IRC channel, natch--and given the opportunity to talk to a bunch of these computer-lab Tyler Durdens directly. The resulting story reads a lot like that one time that ABC reporter interviewed Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan, except like a bajilliondy times less intimidating.

What does any of this mean to you, the player of games? Well, for starters, because of some dudes with an anarchistic streak and a slightly overbearing sense of "protecting their own," you may be having some issues with getting online with your PlayStation 3. Anonymous has made it clear that they have no intention of screwing with average consumers or doing anything malicious with any hacked account information--but they pretty much already are screwing with the average consumer. Nobody within Anonymous seems to be too concerned with inconveniencing console owners, because let's face it, when hackers get on their "noble thief" high horse, consumer inconvenience comes second banana to taking down "the establishment."

Anonymous has also stated that they have no intention of messing with journalists who write about them, citing the need for free speech over any desire to control how their "message" is spread. Regardless, I just went ahead and canceled all my credit cards and changed all my passwords, just in case. Alex Navarro on Google+
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Posted by Alex

If you are a reader of the corners of the Internet currently dedicated to the game industry, you have probably heard the many twists and turns regarding the tale of of George "GeoHot" Hotz, who, after his successful run as "the guy who jailbroke the iPhone," moved onto hacking of the PlayStation 3 firmware and getting sued by Sony for it. It's been an amusing, interesting story up to this point, with blogs frantically tracking GeoHot's out-of-country sojourns and rap video legal statements like he was the game industry's version of the Hipster Grifter, or something.


Cue teary-eyed guy sobbing "LEAVE PLAYSTATION 3 ALONE!"


Over the course of this week, this story has gotten markedly less amusing and decidedly more uncomfortable, thanks to the actions of notoriously dogged and frequently butthurt hacker group Anonymous, who put out a really adorable threatening statement declaring Sony's civil suit against GeoHot and fellow hacker Alexander "Graf_Chokolo" Egorenkov an affront to hackers everywhere, and warning that they would get their DDoS on with the PlayStation Network as a result of Sony poking their hornet's nest.

Now it appears Anonymous is making good on its threats, with a variety of reports regarding connectivity issues on the PlayStation 3 popping up all over the place. Sony, for their part, has remained relatively mum on the subject, with a moderator forum post on the European PlayStation forums simply offering up a series of known error codes, and a statement that read, "We are currently looking into this and I will update the thread as more information becomes available." Translated from legally approved corporate speak, that roughly translates to, "Uhhhhh...crap?"

== TEASER ==Oh, but that's not all. According to the blog PlayStation Lifestyle, a splinter sect of Anonymous, calling themselves "Sony Recon," has vowed to take things several ominous steps further by digging up all sorts of personal info on Sony executives and their families--including Sony bigwig Sir Howard Stringer--and doing mean stuff with it. That would include the following Internet equivalents of flaming dog crap on a doorstep: 

Craigslist – Make a ad in the “free stuff” section, or in “erotic services” and “casual encounters” as is evident here there are many horny men who will relentlessly pursue someone who they believe to be 19/f.

STD Postcards – send one of these e-postcards notifying the target that one of their previous sexual partners has a STD. Makes for an uncomfortable wait for them. Alternatively call an AIDS hotline and ask them to anonymously tell the target they could have HIV, thats a 6 month wait until the test comes back.

Free UPS Boxes create an account and order the target a couple of hundred boxes & labels, fedex also offer free boxes.

Google Maps use Google maps to locate local businesses to mess with the target.

Call them:

Skype – Use skype to call the target. When you first register a skype account you get one free call…

IP Relay – Ask the operator not to announce at the start of the call. This is a service only available to people in the USA.


Things got even more surreal today when a writer for PlayStation Lifestyle was allowed into the group's inner sanctum--an IRC channel, natch--and given the opportunity to talk to a bunch of these computer-lab Tyler Durdens directly. The resulting story reads a lot like that one time that ABC reporter interviewed Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan, except like a bajilliondy times less intimidating.

What does any of this mean to you, the player of games? Well, for starters, because of some dudes with an anarchistic streak and a slightly overbearing sense of "protecting their own," you may be having some issues with getting online with your PlayStation 3. Anonymous has made it clear that they have no intention of screwing with average consumers or doing anything malicious with any hacked account information--but they pretty much already are screwing with the average consumer. Nobody within Anonymous seems to be too concerned with inconveniencing console owners, because let's face it, when hackers get on their "noble thief" high horse, consumer inconvenience comes second banana to taking down "the establishment."

Anonymous has also stated that they have no intention of messing with journalists who write about them, citing the need for free speech over any desire to control how their "message" is spread. Regardless, I just went ahead and canceled all my credit cards and changed all my passwords, just in case.
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Posted by LittleBigJono

i see....

Posted by craigbo180

That reference made me remember Chris Crocker. Not cool.

Posted by Animasta

I love you alex

Edited by Cyrisaurus

Wow, really? Good job Anon.

Threaten Sony, Attack Consumers. That'll make people support you in your quest to allow pirated games! OOPS, I mean "Freedom of sharing information"

Posted by ZeForgotten

hanks to the actions of notoriously dogged and frequently butthurt hacker group Anonymous    

Careful Alex, there are people on these forum who gets just as butthurt when "Anonymous" tells them to. It's the cool thing to be these days
Online
Edited by Slaker117

Very nicely written. Fun to read as always, Alex.

Posted by Pinworm45

hey guys check out this cool site 4chan go to random it's a cool spot where we can trade pictures of cats and games and epic wins and fails! lol!

Posted by Skald

I don't like Hotz, I don't like Sony's lawyers, and I don't like Anonymous.


At this point, I just want this cute little stunt to end, presumably in a way that doesn't directly empower any of the above stated three factions.
Edited by Sanj

-but they pretty much already are screwing with the average consumer. Nobody within Anonymous seems to be too concerned with inconveniencing console owners, because let's face it, when hackers get on their "noble thief" high horse, consumer inconvenience comes second banana to taking down "the establishment." 

 Hear, hear.
Edited by mutha3

Over the course of this week, this story has gotten markedly less amusing and decidedly more uncomfortable, thanks to the actions of notoriously dogged and frequently butthurt hacker group Anonymous, who put out a really adorable threatening statement declaring Sony's civil suit against GeoHot and fellow hacker Alexander "Graf_Chokolo" Egorenkov an affront to hackers everywhere, and warning



 thanks to the actions of notoriously dogged and frequently butthurt hacker group Anonymous, who put out a really adorable threatening statement

 

notoriously dogged and frequently butthurt



 butthurt


AUUUGUGHGGHGHGHGHGHGHHGHGHHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGH



AN ACTUAL ARTICLE
Posted by Getz

Boohoo, I can't play my playstation 3 because of anti-capitalist terrorism. WAAAHHHHH

Posted by Scooper
 "Sony Recon," has vowed to take things several ominous steps further by digging up all sorts of personal info on Sony executives and their families--including Sony bigwig Sir Howard Stringer--and doing mean stuff with it."

What the hell? That's so low.
Posted by AhmadMetallic

looking forward to seeing all the comments and opinions posted here getting reposted and rediscussed on this article

Posted by Yummylee

..Well fuck. 

Posted by oatz

oh u 4chin

Posted by RE_Player1

Someone on the forums pointed me to what Anonymous say they stand for: 

"People these days seem to think we are some sort of Internet vigilante group, That couldn't be further from the truth. We are the little voice in the back of your head that wants to fuck your hot sixteen year old daughter. We are the father who beats his six year old child simply because he spilled his beer. We are every chef that's ever spit in some random person's food for the hell of it. We are the pyromaniac who burns down the homeless shelter for shits and giggles. We are the person who rapes the same girl twice. We are that feeling you get when you beat your pets; and enjoy it. We see some guy hang himself live, we laugh. A wrestler kills his family, we laugh. Some maladjusted Asian shoots up his university, we laugh. Fifty-thousand die in North Korea, we laugh. AIDS ravages a continent, we laugh. An Austrian man locks his daughter in his basement for 24 years and fathers 8 children with her, we laugh. A religion invented by a psychotic writer swindles countless gullible fucktards out of their cash, we laugh, and then go kick his religion's ass just for the hell of it. We aren't some vigilante group righting wrongs. We aren't your friends, your buddies or your saviors. Your feelings mean nothing to us. We are human nature unencumbered by pointless ethics, foolish moralities or arbitrary laws and restrictions. We are every dark impulse you have; unrestrained and fully realized. We are what deep down, you wish you were. We exist as a means for instant gratification, purely at our own whim. We have no culture, we have no laws, written or otherwise. We are an autonomous collective, each an insignificant part of a whole. You cannot assimilate us, we do not change. You cannot defeat us, we do not exist. You cannot infiltrate us, we know our own. We do not sleep, we do not eat and we do not feel remorse. We will tear you apart from outside and in, we have all the time in the world. You operate under the delusion that we will someday be outdated, that we might even see the light. You are irrevocably wrong. You are not special, you are not unique and you aren't crusaders for justice. You're a blend of college age faggots who think that they can do some sort of good, and who are desperate to belong, to have attention. You have accomplished nothing, and you will fall. Enjoy your AIDS, faggots. "
 
I understand they think they are doing all this for a good cause but show some class. 
Posted by DystopiaX
@RE_Player92 said:
" Someone on the forums pointed me to what Anonymous say they stand for: 
"People these days seem to think we are some sort of Internet vigilante group, That couldn't be further from the truth. We are the little voice in the back of your head that wants to fuck your hot sixteen year old daughter. We are the father who beats his six year old child simply because he spilled his beer. We are every chef that's ever spit in some random person's food for the hell of it. We are the pyromaniac who burns down the homeless shelter for shits and giggles. We are the person who rapes the same girl twice. We are that feeling you get when you beat your pets; and enjoy it. We see some guy hang himself live, we laugh. A wrestler kills his family, we laugh. Some maladjusted Asian shoots up his university, we laugh. Fifty-thousand die in North Korea, we laugh. AIDS ravages a continent, we laugh. An Austrian man locks his daughter in his basement for 24 years and fathers 8 children with her, we laugh. A religion invented by a psychotic writer swindles countless gullible fucktards out of their cash, we laugh, and then go kick his religion's ass just for the hell of it. We aren't some vigilante group righting wrongs. We aren't your friends, your buddies or your saviors. Your feelings mean nothing to us. We are human nature unencumbered by pointless ethics, foolish moralities or arbitrary laws and restrictions. We are every dark impulse you have; unrestrained and fully realized. We are what deep down, you wish you were. We exist as a means for instant gratification, purely at our own whim. We have no culture, we have no laws, written or otherwise. We are an autonomous collective, each an insignificant part of a whole. You cannot assimilate us, we do not change. You cannot defeat us, we do not exist. You cannot infiltrate us, we know our own. We do not sleep, we do not eat and we do not feel remorse. We will tear you apart from outside and in, we have all the time in the world. You operate under the delusion that we will someday be outdated, that we might even see the light. You are irrevocably wrong. You are not special, you are not unique and you aren't crusaders for justice. You're a blend of college age faggots who think that they can do some sort of good, and who are desperate to belong, to have attention. You have accomplished nothing, and you will fall. Enjoy your AIDS, faggots. "
 
I understand they think they are doing all this for a good cause but show some class. 
"
They're from 4chan. They don't even know what class is.
Posted by SeriouslyNow
@alex:  I find it telling that Sony is very carefully using Playstation Life Style as barometer with their audience.
Edited by adamfedoruk

I just want to be able to sign on and play my PS3 games. Can you guys fight a literal war instead of an internet war? Go punch Tretton right in the face,  I don't care, but I'm trying to get my Socom4 beta on up in this bitch.

Posted by Animasta
@DystopiaX: in fact, to get over 4chan you have to develop class.
Posted by Jimbo
@mutha3 said:
"AUUUGUGHGGHGHGHGHGHGHHGHGHHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHAN ACTUAL ARTICLE "
On Giant Bomb?!?  Is this... is this a hax?  Fuck this, I'm buying a dog.
Posted by Deathmachine117

Oh PS3 hackers you loveable rogues.

Edited by mutha3
@RE_Player92 said:

"*long high-school philosphy class essay*

I understand they think they are doing all this for a good cause but show some class. 
"

Anonymous isn't much of a group, its literally just a bunch of computer savvy nerds that cluster up at random in 4chan and organize stuff like this occasionally.
@Jimbo said:
" On Giant Bomb?!?  Is this... is this a hax?  Fuck this, I'm buying a dog. "


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Posted by Fallen189
@DystopiaX said:
" @RE_Player92 said:
" Someone on the forums pointed me to what Anonymous say they stand for: 
"People these days seem to think we are some sort of Internet vigilante group, That couldn't be further from the truth. We are the little voice in the back of your head that wants to fuck your hot sixteen year old daughter. We are the father who beats his six year old child simply because he spilled his beer. We are every chef that's ever spit in some random person's food for the hell of it. We are the pyromaniac who burns down the homeless shelter for shits and giggles. We are the person who rapes the same girl twice. We are that feeling you get when you beat your pets; and enjoy it. We see some guy hang himself live, we laugh. A wrestler kills his family, we laugh. Some maladjusted Asian shoots up his university, we laugh. Fifty-thousand die in North Korea, we laugh. AIDS ravages a continent, we laugh. An Austrian man locks his daughter in his basement for 24 years and fathers 8 children with her, we laugh. A religion invented by a psychotic writer swindles countless gullible fucktards out of their cash, we laugh, and then go kick his religion's ass just for the hell of it. We aren't some vigilante group righting wrongs. We aren't your friends, your buddies or your saviors. Your feelings mean nothing to us. We are human nature unencumbered by pointless ethics, foolish moralities or arbitrary laws and restrictions. We are every dark impulse you have; unrestrained and fully realized. We are what deep down, you wish you were. We exist as a means for instant gratification, purely at our own whim. We have no culture, we have no laws, written or otherwise. We are an autonomous collective, each an insignificant part of a whole. You cannot assimilate us, we do not change. You cannot defeat us, we do not exist. You cannot infiltrate us, we know our own. We do not sleep, we do not eat and we do not feel remorse. We will tear you apart from outside and in, we have all the time in the world. You operate under the delusion that we will someday be outdated, that we might even see the light. You are irrevocably wrong. You are not special, you are not unique and you aren't crusaders for justice. You're a blend of college age faggots who think that they can do some sort of good, and who are desperate to belong, to have attention. You have accomplished nothing, and you will fall. Enjoy your AIDS, faggots. "
 
I understand they think they are doing all this for a good cause but show some class. 
"
They're from 4chan. They don't even know what class is. "
It's such narrow minded views like this that make me hate people like you.
Edited by MrKlorox

Ah. I thought it was just my router at first. Fucking douchebags.

I use my playstation for something other than blu-rays about once a month, and it seems that nearly every time there's some problem. Last time it was downtime for maintenance. The universe really doesn't want me to enjoy this thing.

Posted by daggon55

Childish e-terror tantrums are by far the most effective means of sticking it to THE MAN.

It sure showed Amazon and Paypal a thing or two...

Posted by RoyCampbell

This article was quite the fun read.

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

Haven't really had any issues personally connecting or gaming on PSN from my Colorado abode.  For those who have, you have my condolences.

Have Microsoft came out and offered to send everyone in Anonymous free Windows 7 phones yet?

Posted by yoshimitz707

@Alex: I'm not really seeing any similarities between GeoHot and Hipster Grifter.

Posted by Korne

Somebody took the movie Hackers waaaaaay too seriously. They are just a bunch of trolls.

Posted by Jeffsekai

Anonymous is not 4chan, calling them the same thing is fucking retarded. The whole point of taking down the PSN so the average person gets pissed off and bitches at Sony, thats the fucking point. People questioning how this will help anything need to look at the bigger picture.


As for everyone else still treating Anonymous like a bunch of kids in their moms basement are just as retarded and misinformed as people saying Anon is the same as 4chan. This Anonymous, while it might not be the same people taking part, is the same group that brought down a government hired firm that was suppose to bring down Anonymous.
Posted by paulunga
@mutha3 said:
"
AUUUGUGHGGHGHGHGHGHGHHGHGHHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGH
AN ACTUAL ARTICLE "
This IS about Anonymous. No reason to be serious about this.

Also, if that is your reaction to one instance of "butthurt", you might want to stay away from Gawker sites and joystiq.
Posted by Mumrik

Every time I hear about Anon's actions I'm reminded that we all live in the future of our childhoods. This shit was straight up Sci-Fi material in the 80s and 90s.

Posted by bassman2112

Morons

Posted by Hailinel
@extremeradical said:
" I don't like Hotz, I don't like Sony's lawyers, and I don't like Anonymous.

At this point, I just want this cute little stunt to end, presumably in a way that doesn't directly empower any of the above stated three factions.
"
Yeah.  This is more or less Romance of the Three Cock-ups.
Posted by Fallen189
@Jeffsekai said:
" Anonymous is not 4chan, calling them the same thing is fucking retarded. The whole point of taking down the PSN so the average person gets pissed off and bitches at Sony, thats the fucking point. People questioning how this will help anything need to look at the bigger picture.

As for everyone else still treating Anonymous like a bunch of kids in their moms basement are just as retarded and misinformed as people saying Anon is the same as 4chan. This Anonymous, while it might not be the same people taking part, is the same group that brought down a government hired firm that was suppose to bring down Anonymous.
"
This is the most logical post in this thread. It's a shame it'll get buried by a bunch of uninformed dopes posting about how 4chan is about child porn.
Posted by ThePickle

Their manifesto is hilariously lame. It's all sorts of "Do not fuck with us" stuff. My guess is these guys watched Fight Club one too many times and thought they could make their own Project Mayhem. Unless you own a red leather jacket or are Edward Norton, that ain't happening. 


Do these guys think they can honestly scare a multi-billion dollar company like Sony? The stuff with GeoHot proved they are willing to do some dirty stuff to fight these kinds of things. 
Posted by l4wd0g

Maybe they could design their own PlayStation so they can do whatever they want. Oh wait, they aren't smart enough, so they just exploit Sony. Good job. Eentitled little pricks.

Posted by WrenchNinja

Fighting for my consumer rights by being total idiots. Yeah, no thanks anon. You are doing no one any favors. Not consumers, not Geohotz, and definitely not yourselves.

Posted by Animasta
@Fallen189 said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" Anonymous is not 4chan, calling them the same thing is fucking retarded. The whole point of taking down the PSN so the average person gets pissed off and bitches at Sony, thats the fucking point. People questioning how this will help anything need to look at the bigger picture.

As for everyone else still treating Anonymous like a bunch of kids in their moms basement are just as retarded and misinformed as people saying Anon is the same as 4chan. This Anonymous, while it might not be the same people taking part, is the same group that brought down a government hired firm that was suppose to bring down Anonymous.
"
This is the most logical post in this thread. It's a shame it'll get buried by a bunch of uninformed dopes posting about how 4chan is about child porn. "
I'm sorry, all of 4chan is terrible it it's own unique way.
Posted by Phenwah

As an aside, it really rubs me the wrong way when people use IP Relay for pranking purposes. It's a service for deaf people to call their friends and loved ones, not for assholes on the internet to tie up the lines.

Posted by kerse

I used to love 4chan, now all this "Anonymous" as some sort of organization bullshit thats spawned from it pisses me off. Mainly because they don't ever actually do anything and because everyone else including the media thinks they're some kinda force to be reckoned with. Its just a bunch of bored dudes and basement dwellers.

Posted by Count_Zero

I'm generally all for allowing people jailbreaking their own stuff - you paid your money, you can void your warranty if you want - and if something cool comes out of it (XBMC, in other words Boxee, came out of people Jailbreaking their original model Xboxes), all the better.

However, when assclowns like Anonymous start engaging in actual harassment I want to start head-desking. All you're doing people is hurting the case of everyone you "support" with these actions. Really - if I was a prosecutor or a plaintiff in a case like this, the first thing I would do would be get Anonymous pissed off at me so they'd harass me and my client. This way, if I didn't look like the victim before, I would now - in the eyes of a technologically illiterate jury (if it was a jury trial) and a hopefully technologically illiterate judge (and in a case like this I'd be shooting for both).

Of course, Anon is so far up their own ass explaining this to them wouldn't get you anywhere, leaving legitimate groups like the ACLU or the EFF to decide whether to support (or continue supporting) GeoHot and get tarred with the same brush, or leave him to his fate and risk having an unfortunate legal precedent (i.e. Jailbreaking is legal, but you can't legally tell anyone how to do it) set.

Posted by ChrisTaran

Anonymous are heroes.

Posted by Fallen189
@Laketown said:
" @Fallen189 said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" Anonymous is not 4chan, calling them the same thing is fucking retarded. The whole point of taking down the PSN so the average person gets pissed off and bitches at Sony, thats the fucking point. People questioning how this will help anything need to look at the bigger picture.

As for everyone else still treating Anonymous like a bunch of kids in their moms basement are just as retarded and misinformed as people saying Anon is the same as 4chan. This Anonymous, while it might not be the same people taking part, is the same group that brought down a government hired firm that was suppose to bring down Anonymous.
"
This is the most logical post in this thread. It's a shame it'll get buried by a bunch of uninformed dopes posting about how 4chan is about child porn. "
I'm sorry, all of 4chan is terrible it it's own unique way. "
Oh yeah, these people are the scourge of the internet
Posted by DeepSpaceJesus
@Fallen189 said:
" @Laketown said:
" @Fallen189 said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" Anonymous is not 4chan, calling them the same thing is fucking retarded. The whole point of taking down the PSN so the average person gets pissed off and bitches at Sony, thats the fucking point. People questioning how this will help anything need to look at the bigger picture.

As for everyone else still treating Anonymous like a bunch of kids in their moms basement are just as retarded and misinformed as people saying Anon is the same as 4chan. This Anonymous, while it might not be the same people taking part, is the same group that brought down a government hired firm that was suppose to bring down Anonymous.
"
This is the most logical post in this thread. It's a shame it'll get buried by a bunch of uninformed dopes posting about how 4chan is about child porn. "
I'm sorry, all of 4chan is terrible it it's own unique way. "
Oh yeah, these people are the scourge of the internet "
Still terrible.
Posted by WrenchNinja
@Jeffsekai said:
" Anonymous is not 4chan, calling them the same thing is fucking retarded. The whole point of taking down the PSN so the average person gets pissed off and bitches at Sony, thats the fucking point. People questioning how this will help anything need to look at the bigger picture."
How is bitching to Sony going to help at all? It really seems like they're the ones missing the bigger picture here. I don't think threatening judges, lawyers and Sony dudes is going to be helping Geohot's defense.
Posted by Chris2KLee
@WrenchNinja said:
" Fighting for my consumer rights by being total idiots. Yeah, no thanks anon. You are doing no one any favors. Not consumers, not Geohotz, and definitely not yourselves. "
Yeah, I don't see how making it harder to play my games is gonna win them my affections in this matter. This seems like a poorly planned move that benefits no one.
Posted by OmegaPirate

Oh Anon, you try so damn hard xD