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#1 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -

So everyone knows who Kevin Butler is.  IMO a great marketing ploy. 
 
But check this out. 
 
Basically what happened is the marketing team that is "Kevin Butler" received a mention of a series of numbers and letters and a challenge in the form of "Come at me".  He mistook them for a random bunch of numbers and letters and decided to retweet them with "Let me guess? You sunk my battleship." 
 
Turns out that the numbers and letters weren't random, but were actually the jailbreak code for PS3.  The tweet was quickly pulled down but still... hilarious.  I <3 the internet.
 

   
Good for you exiva, good for you.
#2 Posted by Venatio (4485 posts) -

:D

#3 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1175 posts) -

That's crazy!

#4 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@Venatio said:
" :D "
D:
#5 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Bahahahahaha

#6 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -

looool  
Guess Sony needs to go sue him.

#7 Posted by RecSpec (3678 posts) -

That's awesome.

#8 Posted by President_Barackbar (3344 posts) -
@fwylo said:
" Good for you exiva, good for you. "
So you condone the horrible PS3 piracy plaguing the system?
#9 Posted by PsEG (3489 posts) -

That is utterly hilarious. Quite possibly the worst and most accurate possible response to that tweet, albeit unintentionally.

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#10 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" @fwylo said:
" Good for you exiva, good for you. "
So you condone the horrible PS3 piracy plaguing the system? "
I condone him trolling the fuck out of the PS3 marketing team.
#11 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" @fwylo said:
" Good for you exiva, good for you. "
So you condone the horrible PS3 piracy plaguing the system? "
It's really not about piracy. It's just a stupid code that no one knows what to do with anyway. Who really cares if Kevin Butler tweeted it? It's just ironic.
I also doubt the piracy on PS3 is "plaguing" the system. All the other consoles have had to deal with piracy just as long, and the average consumer is completely oblivious to the fact that you can even do that. I'd be more concerned with people writing applications that allow them to cheat.
#12 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" @fwylo said:
" Good for you exiva, good for you. "
So you condone the horrible PS3 piracy plaguing the system? "
So you condone Sony wanting to sue every single person who posts it.
#13 Posted by MikkaQ (10224 posts) -

Holy shit, this guy owned a Kin?

#14 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -
@benjaebe said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" @fwylo said:
" Good for you exiva, good for you. "
So you condone the horrible PS3 piracy plaguing the system? "
It's really not about piracy. It's just a stupid code that no one knows what to do with anyway. Who really cares if Kevin Butler tweeted it? It's just ironic. I also doubt the piracy on PS3 is "plaguing" the system. All the other consoles have had to deal with piracy just as long, and the average consumer is completely oblivious to the fact that you can even do that. I'd be more concerned with people writing applications that allow them to cheat. "
They know exactly what to do with it. You don't know what you are talking about.
#15 Posted by super_machine (1926 posts) -

Kevin Butler is a fictional person, its probably some Literature PHD working for sony PR because they couldn't find a real job.

#16 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @benjaebe said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" @fwylo said:
" Good for you exiva, good for you. "
So you condone the horrible PS3 piracy plaguing the system? "
It's really not about piracy. It's just a stupid code that no one knows what to do with anyway. Who really cares if Kevin Butler tweeted it? It's just ironic. I also doubt the piracy on PS3 is "plaguing" the system. All the other consoles have had to deal with piracy just as long, and the average consumer is completely oblivious to the fact that you can even do that. I'd be more concerned with people writing applications that allow them to cheat. "
They know exactly what to do with it. You don't know what you are talking about. "
The average person isn't going to type the jailbreak code into their PS3 and magically be able to control the entire system. The root key only helps those who know how to program bootloaders and things of that nature for the PS3 - to the average user, or even people who just use the jailbreaking methods these people program, the code doesn't mean anything.
 
And anyone who knows how to do that probably already knows the key.
#17 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @benjaebe said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" @fwylo said:
" Good for you exiva, good for you. "
So you condone the horrible PS3 piracy plaguing the system? "
It's really not about piracy. It's just a stupid code that no one knows what to do with anyway. Who really cares if Kevin Butler tweeted it? It's just ironic. I also doubt the piracy on PS3 is "plaguing" the system. All the other consoles have had to deal with piracy just as long, and the average consumer is completely oblivious to the fact that you can even do that. I'd be more concerned with people writing applications that allow them to cheat. "
They know exactly what to do with it. You don't know what you are talking about. "
I don't even know what to do with it.  But if I was interested I could figure it out.  You sir need to relax up in this bitch.
#18 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -

HAHA I absolutely love it!

#19 Posted by LiquidPrince (15596 posts) -

People are assholes.

#20 Posted by RecSpec (3678 posts) -

It's not like it was hidden away and this was the ONLY place the code got out. 
 
If someone wanted to get a hold of it, they would get it, whether KB tweeted it or not.

#21 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -
@benjaebe said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" @benjaebe said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" @fwylo said:
" Good for you exiva, good for you. "
So you condone the horrible PS3 piracy plaguing the system? "
It's really not about piracy. It's just a stupid code that no one knows what to do with anyway. Who really cares if Kevin Butler tweeted it? It's just ironic. I also doubt the piracy on PS3 is "plaguing" the system. All the other consoles have had to deal with piracy just as long, and the average consumer is completely oblivious to the fact that you can even do that. I'd be more concerned with people writing applications that allow them to cheat. "
They know exactly what to do with it. You don't know what you are talking about. "
The average person isn't going to type the jailbreak code into their PS3 and magically be able to control the entire system. The root key only helps those who know how to program bootloaders and things of that nature for the PS3 - to the average user, or even people who just use the jailbreaking methods these people program, the code doesn't mean anything.  And anyone who knows how to do that probably already knows the key. "
This isnt about the average person...jesus just stop talking.
#22 Posted by p_p_o_d (542 posts) -

dont see why this is a news story.   just someone at sony having some fun with the losers who have been spamming the playstation blog or sony people on twitter with these codes. 
 
the code KB tweeted is one of the USB key ones that sony blocked a few updates ago anyway so the story is even more pointless. 
 

#23 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -

#24 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -
@p_p_o_d said:
" dont see why this is a news story.   just someone at sony having some fun with the losers who have been spamming the playstation blog or sony people on twitter with these codes.  the code KB tweeted is one of the USB key ones that sony blocked a few updates ago anyway so the story is even more pointless.    "
That explains why they removed it.
#25 Posted by Getz (2954 posts) -
@RecSpec said:
" It's not like it was hidden away and this was the ONLY place the code got out.  If someone wanted to get a hold of it, they would get it, whether KB tweeted it or not. "
True, but the irony of Sony's marketing perpetuating it is still there.
#26 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @p_p_o_d said:
" dont see why this is a news story.   just someone at sony having some fun with the losers who have been spamming the playstation blog or sony people on twitter with these codes.  the code KB tweeted is one of the USB key ones that sony blocked a few updates ago anyway so the story is even more pointless.    "
That explains why they removed it. "
Why would they remove it if it's already blocked it doesn't explain anything.
#27 Posted by Inf225 (503 posts) -

Somebody's getting fired.

#28 Posted by Lava (626 posts) -

This kind of made my day hahaha.

#29 Posted by RecSpec (3678 posts) -
@Getz said:
" @RecSpec said:
" It's not like it was hidden away and this was the ONLY place the code got out.  If someone wanted to get a hold of it, they would get it, whether KB tweeted it or not. "
True, but the irony of Sony's marketing perpetuating it is still there. "
I'm not entirely sure that it was a slip-up. I mean, that twitter account has been pretty bold in the past. 
#30 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -
@RecSpec said:
" @Getz said:
" @RecSpec said:
" It's not like it was hidden away and this was the ONLY place the code got out.  If someone wanted to get a hold of it, they would get it, whether KB tweeted it or not. "
True, but the irony of Sony's marketing perpetuating it is still there. "
I'm not entirely sure that it was a slip-up. I mean, that twitter account has been pretty bold in the past.  "
It doesn't make sense for them to put it up knowing that everyone who knows what it is would know that it is an already blocked code.  Only for them to remove it quickly later...  If it didn't matter they would have kept it up.
#31 Posted by Zajtalan (1153 posts) -

He didn't slip up.... I think they knew what they were doing. Sinking my battle ship relates to them fucking up the ps3. Get it?

#32 Posted by RecSpec (3678 posts) -
@fwylo said:
" @RecSpec said:
" @Getz said:
" @RecSpec said:
" It's not like it was hidden away and this was the ONLY place the code got out.  If someone wanted to get a hold of it, they would get it, whether KB tweeted it or not. "
True, but the irony of Sony's marketing perpetuating it is still there. "
I'm not entirely sure that it was a slip-up. I mean, that twitter account has been pretty bold in the past.  "
It doesn't make sense for them to put it up knowing that everyone who knows what it is would know that it is an already blocked code.  Only for them to remove it quickly later...  If it didn't matter they would have kept it up. "
Think of it as a conflict between different divisions. Whoever runs the twitter thought "Hey, this is going to be funny."  While another division goes "What the fuck, you can't acknowledge stuff like that." 
#33 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -
@fwylo said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" @p_p_o_d said:
" dont see why this is a news story.   just someone at sony having some fun with the losers who have been spamming the playstation blog or sony people on twitter with these codes.  the code KB tweeted is one of the USB key ones that sony blocked a few updates ago anyway so the story is even more pointless.    "
That explains why they removed it. "
Why would they remove it if it's already blocked it doesn't explain anything. "
If you think this is all a marketing ploy then why did they remove the tweet.
#34 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
If you think this is all a marketing ploy then why did they remove the tweet. "
What? 
 
I never said it was a marketing ploy... I said KB himself is a good marketing ploy.  I'm saying it was a slip-up as you can read in the damn title of the thread.  If they meant to do it they would have kept it up, which they didn't.  You said p_p_o_d explained it with the whole "they meant to do it because its an old code", but that doesn't make any sense at all. 
 
Unless  like @RecSpec said:
Think of it as a conflict between different divisions. Whoever runs the twitter thought "Hey, this is going to be funny."  While another division goes "What the fuck, you can't acknowledge stuff like that."  "
#35 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @fwylo said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" @p_p_o_d said:
" dont see why this is a news story.   just someone at sony having some fun with the losers who have been spamming the playstation blog or sony people on twitter with these codes.  the code KB tweeted is one of the USB key ones that sony blocked a few updates ago anyway so the story is even more pointless.    "
That explains why they removed it. "
Why would they remove it if it's already blocked it doesn't explain anything. "
If you think this is all a marketing ploy then why did they remove the tweet. "
 
@fwylo said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
If you think this is all a marketing ploy then why did they remove the tweet. "
What? 
 
                                        "
What the fuck are you on...
#36 Posted by iam3green (14388 posts) -

well thanks, i have more codes now. i have no idea what i am going to do with it. it really isn't piracy yet, it's just a security code. piracy comes in from a different program that people get. i would use the hacks just for homebrew stuff. i haven't looked into it yet. 
 
sony should sue him since he gave him his code. sony article said that sony would sue anyone who looked at the codes with google, youtube videos, and others.

#37 Posted by Palaeomerus (344 posts) -
@super_machine said:
" Kevin Butler is a fictional person, its probably some Literature PHD working for sony PR because they couldn't find a real job. "
Well mainly it's a character portrayed by and actor named Jerry Lambert who did some Geico Holiday Inn commercials. I have no idea who does the tweets and blog stuff though.
#38 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -
@Jeffsekai: Good question. We must be buying from the same dealer.
#39 Posted by Borodin (416 posts) -
@Jeffsekai: He didn't get that you were being sarcastic when you said "That explains why they removed it."
#40 Posted by ajamafalous (11590 posts) -
@Palaeomerus said:
" @super_machine said:
" Kevin Butler is a fictional person, its probably some Literature PHD working for sony PR because they couldn't find a real job. "
Well mainly it's a character portrayed by and actor named Jerry Lambert who did some Geico Holiday Inn commercials. I have no idea who does the tweets and blog stuff though. "
I'm about 95% sure that the SCEA marketing team handles that twitter account, not him.
#41 Posted by Shrevey3 (13 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @benjaebe said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" @benjaebe said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" @fwylo said:
" Good for you exiva, good for you. "
So you condone the horrible PS3 piracy plaguing the system? "
It's really not about piracy. It's just a stupid code that no one knows what to do with anyway. Who really cares if Kevin Butler tweeted it? It's just ironic. I also doubt the piracy on PS3 is "plaguing" the system. All the other consoles have had to deal with piracy just as long, and the average consumer is completely oblivious to the fact that you can even do that. I'd be more concerned with people writing applications that allow them to cheat. "
They know exactly what to do with it. You don't know what you are talking about. "
The average person isn't going to type the jailbreak code into their PS3 and magically be able to control the entire system. The root key only helps those who know how to program bootloaders and things of that nature for the PS3 - to the average user, or even people who just use the jailbreaking methods these people program, the code doesn't mean anything.  And anyone who knows how to do that probably already knows the key. "
This isnt about the average person...jesus just stop talking. Im a douche bag and i have no idea what im talking about also i have a love for late eighties Billy Joel no big deal. 
 
 
 

#42 Posted by Enigma777 (6047 posts) -

That's an epic win if I ever saw one.

#43 Posted by DonutFever (3513 posts) -

Aww...

#44 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @benjaebe said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" @benjaebe said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" @fwylo said:
" Good for you exiva, good for you. "
So you condone the horrible PS3 piracy plaguing the system? "
It's really not about piracy. It's just a stupid code that no one knows what to do with anyway. Who really cares if Kevin Butler tweeted it? It's just ironic. I also doubt the piracy on PS3 is "plaguing" the system. All the other consoles have had to deal with piracy just as long, and the average consumer is completely oblivious to the fact that you can even do that. I'd be more concerned with people writing applications that allow them to cheat. "
They know exactly what to do with it. You don't know what you are talking about. "
The average person isn't going to type the jailbreak code into their PS3 and magically be able to control the entire system. The root key only helps those who know how to program bootloaders and things of that nature for the PS3 - to the average user, or even people who just use the jailbreaking methods these people program, the code doesn't mean anything.  And anyone who knows how to do that probably already knows the key. "
This isnt about the average person...jesus just stop talking. "
I love the GB community, willing to take bullets and defend a multi-national corporation who doesn't give a fuck about them other than getting their money.  Pathetic.    
 

#45 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@iam3green said:
" well thanks, i have more codes now. i have no idea what i am going to do with it. it really isn't piracy yet, it's just a security code. piracy comes in from a different program that people get. i would use the hacks just for homebrew stuff. i haven't looked into it yet.   sony should sue him since he gave him his code. sony article said that sony would sue anyone who looked at the codes with google, youtube videos, and others. "
Well, it looks like I'll be sued next. I follow KB on Twitter and saw that code awhile ago. Didn't think anything of it though.
#46 Posted by Gamer_152 (13970 posts) -

Oh, that's brilliant.

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#48 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

That is hilariousssss. <3

#49 Posted by Raven_Sword (3382 posts) -

Umm, shouldnt you take that down? I mean, your giving it to people by posting it.
#50 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -
@ninjakiller said:
I love the GB community, willing to take bullets and defend a multi-national corporation who doesn't give a fuck about them other than getting their money.  Pathetic.    
 

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Are you talking about me?