Kolin the Anonymous Coward
Ign reports that the new anti-piracy protection on Final
Fantasy VIII (the most hyped game of 99) has already been
cracked three times over. Pirates wanting to copy the games
onto cdr disks or to play the imported game have already found
three solution to sony's new security featured on FF VIII
and slated to be on many more games. These methods include a
software crack applied before the game is put onto cdrs, a
new "phantom" chip which can be easilly soldiered into any
playstation and use of a hardware cheat device called gameshark. "
I obviously don't support pirating games you don't own, but
I this is interesting- it seems that the era of copy protection
is at an end. And maybe this will help eliminate that obnoxious lag
time before we get the cool games on this side of the pond.