PS3 infrastructure continues to crumble – Trophy system is in trouble

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Everyone is aware that the PS3 has been hacked; if not, then just type “GeoHot” in our search box above and hit Enter. All sorts of homebrew programs can now be installed on PlayStation 3 consoles that have had the hack installed. Sony is working hard to try and regain some control but it’s taking a while, and “a while” is all the window of opportunity Homebrewers hand hackers need.

A group of hackers have now developed a program that instantly unlocks all of the Trophies in a PS3 game. The program also randomly assigns date and time stamps to each Trophy to make the unlocks look more legitimate.

It is still not known whether or not the Trophy hack allows people to sync with their PSN profiles. Sony is aware of this and issued the following statement to CVG:

“We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it. We will fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details.”

Certain PlayStation 3 features, like the Trophy system, add quite a bit to the console’s overall value and the amount of enjoyment one can get out of the machine. While Trophies and Achievements might not appeal to everyone, they appeal to many people. What this hack has essentially done is completely negate all of the extra effort you’ve put in to unlocking those coveted Platinums. It has also trivialised your PSN level rank that increases as you unlock more trophies.

Source: CVG

Last Updated: January 17, 2011

Miklós Szecsei

I'm a freelance writer who has somehow managed to convince people to pay me to play video games. By day I work a job, but by night and early hours of the morning, I write about video games. The one job provides a living for my family; the other provides a living for my soul. Dramatic, right?

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