Sony downloadable PSP games yanked from Vita online store

Mar 28, 2012
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Sony downloadable PSP games yanked from Vita online store

Sony has decided to pull a couple of downloadable PSP games from the PlayStation Vita version of the PlayStation Store because hackers have managed to exploit code contained within. The affected games has vulnerablilities that allowed the hackers to run homebrew applications on the Vita, something Sony has been extremely vocal about banning. So as expected, company bigwigs were not happy about this.

The issue first arose with the digital download version of the PSP game Motorstorm: Arctic Edge contained code that could be exploited by a third party when executed on the Vita. The third party that discovered this was the website Wololo.net. Sony hoped to avoid a big media firestorm over this and quietly yanked the game from the digital download Playstation Store platform.

Unfortunately for Sony, the story doesn't end there. Wololo hackers have come back with another title, Everybody's Tennis, that has the same issue. As expected, Sony has since yanked Everybody's Tennis from the online store. It does not appear, however, that the US version of the game, known as Hot Shots Tennis, was affected. Sony has not officially responded to any of this, even about legitimate concerns for gamers who purchased either of these games legitimately.

[via Ripten]


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