After a simple reply to another post, regarding a Wii U, I led myself to a conclusion. Now you don't have to agree, let's get that straight right now, but could it be possible that a successful console, must in turn be hackable in the modern marketplace?
For a start, places like TTG have sky rocketed from nowhere since posting and utilising a community for info, across anything that requires electricity. If they made rampant rabbit's they would likely get more female members.
Se7ensins was also built for the same reason, lets face it, we love discovering hacks. It's the same with cheats, easter eggs etc, if not everyone can get it, we want it. That's the way things are. Like winning the lottery and buying an Aston Martin rather than a Ford Fiesta. We all want to be James Bond - Double O Licence to thrill.
Since COD4 and MW2 though, is this what we have become?
Now I can't say I have been the straightest gamer. If it was down to MS I would be banned even if I did nothing wrong today, a little like being a paedo, just based on past history, even if I said sorry, gave the prestiges back, donated the profits to charity and became a monk, it simply wouldn't matter, they would hate me like a guy on eBay hates a scammer. I can't help being smart. That's how I'm geared and occasionally I will cross a line. Boredom is a cruel cruel world and like an english man in Thailand, needs some relief. We know it's wrong yet we still do it. Why?
That's the kind of stuff it made me contemplate earler. Can a console be a success without being hackable? Personally I would say YES. The Xbox 360 was unhacked for years, so were the games, but if we had no Jtags, Lobbies, Ripped Discs, 7371 surprises etc, are we going to feel like we are missing out or are we going to sit poised for the first sniff of a rebel with a cause?
C4EVA has done wonders with flashed consoles. I think people know already that someone within M$ is passing the info, especially if you look how slow it was originally, back in the day. Most of the time it's job done, sat waiting for an update, before M$ even drop it onto XBL.
It feels exciting, Innovative, scary, gorgeous and like you are smart. No-one want's to feel like a dumb (explicit) after all. Well unless you are a dumb (explicit) of course.
We all love showing off, so what's there on the new console front? I can't go into any details with this, but I know for a fact that Infinity Ward actually released a patch for Black Op's. Slag me off all you want. I offer no proof at all. It was based on what happened with the creators. Let's not go there. A proof that IW weren't the only ones susceptible to the issue. A test. A statement. A reason and a conclusion. I totally understood it, for other's it was a patch, a way to hack, nothing more than either making money from an angle and a selling point.
I know that 55 > 80th is still possible on MW3 but haven't shared it with a soul. Why? Cos I love Infinity Ward for Cod 4. No other reason. Only 2 persons including myself even know how to do that. That I know of. It's hardly all over Youtube so it's likely a safe bet. Cheers Wes!
Without this 'break from the norm' though, things will become somewhat placid. Games will become boring faster, which is on the increase and I think we are all aware of it, especially those that report. Like myself, you have likely felt it in the mainstream. We enjoy the challenge and rise to it, like linford christie at his kid's sports day.
My money's on Xbox and IW. Me like!
Appreciate sensible views and responses - Linford Included.