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Sony doesn't want to discourage PS3 modding

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With Sony's famous lawsuit against GeoHot storming headlines this year, Sony has earned itself a reputation for being against console customization. The company is a villain among the modding community, who believe Sony stands against the freedom to do whatever one likes with their property. 

According to Sony boss Jack Tretton, however, that perception is wrong. Sony may be anti-piracy, but it's not against you modifying your PS3 in the name of innovation. 

"No, there’s a real misnomer there, we embrace independent game development," he said, "If you call that hacking, then we embrace that. We give people tools that let them create new experiences. What I don’t think we are in support of is someone trying to hack our device to pirate software and possibly collapse the platform."

Tretton flatly denied the accusation that Sony wants to deter users from modifying their systems, which is quite a contrast against the freedom hating corporation that some perceive. Quite a surprising statement, given the fact that Sony releases new firmware regularly to stop its hardware being modded. 

One on One: Jack Tretton, Sony C.E.O. America [New York Times]

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