PS3 hacker Hotz now possibly the most powerful man-child in the universe
Is there such a thing as an award for the World’s Smuggest Hacker? If there is, the competition is now officially closed, as thrusting young hacking buck George Hotz is the runaway winner. Hotz by name, Hotz by etc etc etc…
But what has young Master Hotz said or done to deserve such an impressive yet acerbic title? Well, to be fair, his achievements are pretty weighty – after hacking into the iPhone as a teenager, he has now cracked the previously-uncrackable insides of the Playstation 3.
Understandably excited after his triumph (and possibly riding a lemonade-fuelled sugar rush), Master Hotz blurted out the following war cry to anyone who would listen…
"It's supposed to be unhackable - but nothing is unhackable.”
“I can now do whatever I want with the system. It's like I've got an awesome new power - I'm just not sure how to wield it.”
Some powerful words there – our favourites are ‘awesome’, ‘power’ and particularly ‘wield.’ There’s not enough wielding going on in the world today if you ask us.
Hotz then ramped up his cool levels another few notches by making it sound as though he wasn’t even bothered about hacking the PS3, and that he had almost done it by accident one morning before heading out on his paper round.
“To tell you the truth, I've never really played a PS3. I have one game, but I've never really played it.”
Wow. What an incredible human.
His ‘breakthrough’ could mean the imminent appearance of completely illegal hardware and software that will run pirated PS3 games, which would be bad news for Sony. If we were them, we’d be enlisting some hired goons to break the little fucker’s legs, but there you go – that’s probably why we’re not as big as Sony. At least not yet.
The electronic giants have so far responded with a terse: "We are investigating the report and will clarify the situation once we have more information.”
Actually, reading between the lines, it sounds to us as though the hired goons could be on their way to Hotz HQ right now! RUN YOU COCKY LITTLE BASTARD!