View Full Version : Sony Retweets PS3 USB ID Key Themselves

February 9th, 2011, 17:27

Oh, honey. Sony PlayStation's (entirely fictional) Kevin Butler holds many (also fictional) positions within the company, but apparently none of them require him to keep up with (very real) news events. Travis La Marr (aka @exiva) tweeted the now-infamous PS3 METLDR root key towards Butler with the challenge to "Come at me." What's a spokeperson to do but confuse it for a Battleship reference and retweet the entire code? Obviously someone let him in on the joke, as the tweet's since been removed (original URL can be found as More Coverage below). At least Sony won't have to subpoena for his info here. Geohot, we hope you're laughing.

Update: As Digital Foundry (http://twitter.com/Digital_Foundry/status/35267687189839872) points out, this sequence actually refers to the USB dongle ID generator key, also used for PS3 security circumvention.


Of course, Sony has since removed the tweet. I wonder if Sony will be sending their MIB team to Kevin Butler's office? Or maybe the pink slip? LOL.

Source: Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/09/ps3-jailbreak-code-retweeted-by-sonys-kevin-butler-no-punchl/)

February 9th, 2011, 17:38
too bad its useless :/

February 9th, 2011, 17:39
Even though its useless, it's funny how Sony would do such a thing. Kevin Butler thought the numbers/letters were for Battleship.

February 9th, 2011, 18:11

February 9th, 2011, 19:08
Hah, didn't think that would happen! Need to be careful what you post online...

February 9th, 2011, 19:59
LOL now I get it : P

February 9th, 2011, 21:02
This is awesome