Pirates Rejoice as Xbox 360 Slim Hacked


Pirates are rejoicing at the news that the new “slim” Xbox 360 has been cracked to run pirate copies, or “backups” as they are disingenuously called.

There is apparent video proof of the accomplishment:

The success of pirates in hacking the Xbox 360 is in stark contrast to the as yet unhacked and piracy-free PS3, which has already caused countless cocksure crackers to give up after predicting easy victory.

Meanwhile the suspicion that Microsoft’s pitiful technical anti-piracy measures are all part of a deliberate ploy to capture pirate market share continue – sheer ineptitude or apathy are however all too plausible alternative explanations in the case of the Xbox 360 however.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:49 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Piracy will have problems when they finally make all games downloadable, and only playable through xbox live.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And only stupid people would buy those only downloadable games. What happens when someone say 10-15 years down the road has nostalgia for a game they used to play and they turn on their xbox with all these downloaded games and uh-oh i guess there's no xbox live service anymore.

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    Comment by Krzysztof
    04:33 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't have ps3 and until It won't be able to run backup copies I wouldn;t have one. 3-5 games cost about the same price as Console ( which isn't cheap itself). I hate those leechers. i will stuck with my linux with no games nad ps2 with a lot of games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I swear, these pirates are hell bent on destroying the only thing that keeps most of us sane.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:20 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's true, I LOVE destroying vagina!

    ...oh wait, you were talking about video games.

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    08:11 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    OH YEH FINALLY MAN!!! YEAH THEY HACKED.............the 360? come back when its the PS3, tho I do have to ask if anyone really surprised ? tho it gives me a reason to finally buy myself a 360.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    bad for microsoft, good for me. I choose my hacked x360 and free games then paying 60 for sony ps3 game any day.

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    Comment by Ushiromiya Reiji
    01:19 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    360 is like the poor man's PS3.
    If it couldn't be hacked, I'm pretty sure the sales would be a lot lower.
    I own one myself, and with a 250GB HDD and a retail copy of Bayonetta, the price was still nearly TWO times lower than the price for which I can get a PS3 with a mere 40 or something gb HDD here.(and no games, obviously - they also cost a minimum of 56 euro here.)
    And of course Slim was hacked, as someone mentioned before, M$ purposedly made it hackable.
    If it wasn't, then the already declining sales of the 360 would plummet further.

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    Comment by Quack!
    02:14 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    I don't know how many pirates you think there are, but they're certainly not in the millions.

    And why the fuck would Microsoft purposely try to sell more of their console, at a loss, to people who aren't going to buy games to make up the loss?

    Please learn to think next time.

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    Comment by jamesownsall
    01:25 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, it'd still make sense to think of the loose anti-piracy measures as one of Microsoft's strategies.

    Exhibit 1: Windows

    This is an OS that gained heavy use in the beginning from piracy. I mean, that shit got Bill Gates rich! What they couldn't get from direct software sales, they probably recover from support and compatibility services.

    Exhibit 2: Playstation

    PSX's games were heavily pirated. Many kids in poor countries didn't mind saving up for months to own that console because they knew that they didn't have to save that long to buy the games. Playstation became a big name and a part of gaming culture so much that, when PS3 came without the piracy, still a significant amount of poor people saved cash to own the console, and probably the only 3 games(max!) they'll ever buy for it.

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    Comment by TakedaDoujin
    02:52 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Route me if necessary, but I'm slightly curious. Some DLC is literally just unfinished product. [In the case of BlazBlue: CT They have spaceholders for VH And PT] Now when this unfinished product is released, will it corrupt the disc, or do they have something for that too? When I tried this on my old Xbox with Halo and tried to get new maps, it was a no go. Of course I only got the pirated copy because I was fucking around with powers I didn't understand.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:16 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, in almost all cases, backups are what is being played on these systems, NOT pirated copies.

    Backup copies are being played so that people can have the confidence to say "I've still got my original disc if the copy gets hosed for some reason!"

    Comment by Dark Mage
    01:37 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The irony is for the same effort they put in detecting modded xboxes they could implement a scheme along the same lines as windows activation to allow hd backups but still prevent casual copying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:13 25/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Mysterious Voice: "That's not funny. Besides don't feed the troll. Even I know that much."

    You're a troll yourself! How come you never leave me alone?!

    Mysterious Voice: "Because you never learn. As for the topic, so what. It's not a PS3, therefore the information's worthless. If you can get by Microsoft's punishment for hackers, then we'll talk...not that anyone would willingly play an Failbox 360."

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not like I hate what they are doing, it's just that they have enough time to crack game consoles, but they don't have the time to get a job(honest work) to earn money to buy what they want. Lazy Bastards...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 21/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did this crack the region lock

    Oh please say it cracked the region lock..

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by xRif
    08:52 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    even though the hack was a success without a little gameplay is like showing you can use pirate but you cant play the game especially going online, they can catch you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    1. make em buy a console
    2. let the console get hacked
    3. ban them from xlive to get them to buy a new console
    4. ???
    5. Profit

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    Comment by Quack!
    15:00 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    5. Loss.


    Let's make this even simpler.

    Microsoft lose money for each console sold.
    Microsoft gain money for each game sold.
    Pirates buy consoles and not games.
    Therefore Microsoft are losing money from piracy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:41 27/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    M$ does NOT lose money from selling consoles.
    They calculated that console sales would probably not be enough to get the money back in, that they used to develop the Xbox360, if every person willing to buy one only bought one.
    In order to negate that they "generate" more console sales with the banning.
    Each sold Xbox360 makes the loss smaller.

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    13:15 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    not surprising -___-

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I haven't bought a PS3 yet because it can't be unlocked so yeah, Sony loses. And interestingly, while I couldn't care less about xbox live, I do have many original games for my unlocked console.

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    Comment by Nefly
    19:29 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm just gonna stick to my PC games

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:53 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm moving towards PC too but I still play my PS3 from time to time....

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:18 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hate people like you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:31 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    fake, lighting changes, so fucking obvious.

    they recorded the disk eject and insert and thats it.

    why does he pull out the same disk? well because it was sitting on top of the xbox, why do you think the xbox was placed awkwardly above the camera view? so you can't see the top where he was hiding the disk.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree about this being a fake.
    1- he shows every tab and menu except the one that shows you what's in the disc tray
    2- you don't see the disc loading in the menu,
    3- he hides the disc tab in the menu when taking out the disc
    4- the system powered off instantly the moment he touched the button
    5- the 360 is on top of a thin TV (1 bump or evern the disc spinning would make that fall)
    6- you don't see the 360 cables hooked up to the TV

    I have no doubt that the 360S has been hacked (only the case is new, not the hardware) but this video is clearly faked like the "long loading" GT5 video Kotaku (spelling?) made an article for. .

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:09 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The lighting looks like one of those Philips TV's. You know, the kind that has ambient lights behind the TV that change intensity based on the image.

    I won't discredit it being fake, or being real either. Just wanted to point that out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:19 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    New-age Youtube magicians make the world go 'round.

    Don't be hating.

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    Comment by Quack!
    19:20 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't believe some people think "Microsoft deliberately make their console hackable so more people will buy it."

    Yeah, because Microsoft like selling a console at a loss to people who aren't going to pay for games to make up the money lost. It's clearly incompetence at work here, or at least the unwillingness to go to the extreme efforts needed nowadays.

    And I'm one of the 360 supporters saying this too.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    19:36 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    At this point, the only way Microsoft curbs piracy for good is if they come up with some sort of solid state drive that is Xbox proprietary with no possibility of it being emulated physically. The Cell is kinda like that considering the structure of the Cell itself is the impediment towards easy hacking.

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    Comment by DmonHiro
    19:23 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...can someone PLEASE hack the PS3 now?

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    Comment by Myballz
    04:33 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Send me money I will hack it in 2 years <.<?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:43 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    try back in about 5 years at the end of its life span, by then someone should have

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:36 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just clean your XBOX 360 with a !@#$ disc cleaner and you don't have to get a !@#$ up XBOX PWNED!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:40 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    why can't you simply say the word FUCK?

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    Comment by Dia
    19:57 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because he's a fucking pussy.

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    Comment by Quack!
    19:49 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably didn't know how to spell it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:39 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you, sir, suck dicks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:04 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funnily enough I actually have legit backups. Granted I do have some 'backups' of my own (sorry but I'm not paying the ludicrous shipping charges to import stuff from Japan), at least I can prove that running backups is a legitimate thing even if it coincides with pirating.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:39 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, it still isn't. You're still taking the video game company's property without paying for it. It doesn't matter if you're dirt poor or not; stealing is stealing. That's ok, but admit that what you're doing is wrong and don't try to justify your actions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pirates are outlaws, they never stole a thing cause they don't believe "not stealing" is a law.

    Therefor there is no need to justify a pirate's action. You who is in lawful society cannot justify, but outlaws can.

    Just saying.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    18:58 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    mmmmm. Jazzy. Better than the crap pop and emo-rock those stupid kids keeps using for Youtube videos.

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    Comment by Makoto Mochizuki
    21:34 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My favorite comment of the lot.

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    Comment by basilio
    18:53 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It would've been great news... but the fact that the xbox is so undesired undermines the achievement.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    19:04 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "so undesired" is a hyperbole... The 360 has a huge user base, competitive with the other consoles and it is still selling pretty well.

    Saying Wii or the PS3 is 'undesired' doesn't make any more or less sense either.

    That said, how is this a headline worthy issue anyway? Did anyone in their right mind actually think the new 360 was going to be unhackable?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:23 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Xbox 360 is becoming undesirable because the reasons for owning one as opposed to a PS3 are dwindling with each month.

    PS3 had a very bad start into this generation, at $600 launch price with bad launch software and coming in a year later than Xbox 360.

    Since 2008 though, it has been gaining momentum, and now it is only 3 million units behind Xbox's total, and is likely to eclipse within the next 6-8 months.

    Kinect seems to be mostly garbage with unrewarding games and shallow experiences, while Move has a decent launch lineup and is essentially an idealistic effort in response to what Wii could've been if they initially embraced core gamers' desires.

    Then comes the games. These days it seems like the only franchises that are assured to be only on Xbox are Halo and Gears of War. Microsoft made a huge error in choosing to buy contracts with third parties instead of outright buying the third parties entirely, which is what Sony did when they were launching the PS1 15 years ago, and it ensured that new games and IPs would be steadily streaming, but more importantly, be only available on PlayStation.

    Microsoft has literally been throwing money around in attempts to stave off people who would otherwise be prospective PS3 buyers. But ultimately these efforts haven't been paying off (FF XIII) or don't last (Bioshock, GTA Episodes, Mass Effect).

    These factored with the PS3's price now being identical to Xbox's, while offering more features including Blu-ray, just make Xbox 360 a difficult investment to justify in the face of the competition.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    21:18 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's the thing, anon. I agree the PS3 is getting stronger due to more exclusives. But the 360 isn't exactly bowing out completely. They still haven't unveiled all their cards for possible future franchises (since after Gears 3 and Halo Reach, those series are over for the current gen. So MS needs more new franchises).

    Also, 360's main forte has always been their formidable Xbox Live Arcade download store and multiplatforms doing well sales-wise.

    I do agree with motion controls. Not a fan of any of them really.

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    Comment by Peter Barton
    19:05 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I enjoy my 360. I enjoy my Wii. I enjoy my friend's PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:00 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I enjoy my PS3. I enjoy my Wii. I enjoy my friend's 360. . . until it RROD

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    Comment by Quack!
    02:20 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know they don't last forever; however it has been shown that nearly every console that has got the RRoD has been within warranty.

    If you can't make an argument without resulting to insulting the person you're arguing with, it's usually proof that you haven't got an argument. I think you'll find I'm not a moron, but you're free to believe whatever.

    And fanboy? Really? Whatever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:38 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol Quack!
    you are the moron, beliving that the M$ warranies last forever, or like someone else said, beliving the RRoD doesnt happen when the warranty is over...

    hahahaha poor xboxer, i mean, sored fan-boy...

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    Comment by Quack!
    21:02 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hope he sent it away and had it replaced for free, otherwise he's a moron.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:49 18/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Undesirable? Makes sense, I mean how else could you explain the half a million units sold last month, outselling even the Nintendo DS.

    If you want to know what a true 'undesirable' system is, checkout the PSP Go. Last generation consoles and xbox360 outsell it, in Japan.


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