PS4 Firmware 8.0 Records All Party Voice Chat to Shut Down “Code of Conduct Violations”

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Earlier today, Sony quietly released the latest firmware update for the PlayStation 4, the new 8.0 update. However, nowhere in the update notes did Sony mention a deeply troubling new policy: all users talking over Party Chat can have their voices recorded, so the company can police any potential offensive language.

The new warning is being spotted by users on PlayStation 4 trying to start up a Party Chat, where Sony notes “by participating in voice chats, you agree to your voice being recorded.” The company notes this is to “check if there have been genuine violations” of their Community Code of Conduct.

Furthermore, Sony notes that “voice chats in parties may be recorded and sent to us by other users,” suggesting even if users don’t verbally consent to being recorded, they can still be held liable for any potential Code of Conduct-breaking language.

This also means Sony is now allowing users to record users without their consent, so they can report them for perceived bad language, opening a whole new can of worms in our ongoing cancel culture-encouraging society.

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It’s also worth noting the new 8.0 update is causing many users to be unable to even view their friends list, with massive lag preventing them from loading it or simply not being able to view the list at all.

As this is the new policy for Party Chat on PS4, it’s likely this will be the norm on Sony’s upcoming console, the PlayStation 5, which presumably will include the same featureset for its online community access.
 

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Right now, one only needs PS4 firmware 5.05 or at highest 6.72 for.... reasons. Online play is for PC where one may use their own comm app.

In fact, those consoles with the older firmwares are worth considerably more than those on newer versions for.... reasons.

P.S. Please sell me one if you have <= 6.72
 

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This is technically a gamer forum.
Yeah and gamers use PC. Payboxes are for nonwhites and children.

Right now, one only needs PS4 firmware 5.05 or at highest 6.72 for.... reasons. Online play is for PC where one may use their own comm app.

In fact, those consoles with the older firmwares are worth considerably more than those on newer versions for.... reasons.

P.S. Please sell me one if you have <= 6.72
How old of an update is that? I have a PS4 that hasn't been turned on in like a year.
 

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How old of an update is that? I have a PS4 that hasn't been turned on in like a year.
Sources say 6.72 was released around 7/16/2019, so you could be lucky there.

There are still some new old stock consoles that are <= 6.72, though that would be even luckier to find one.
I have a PS4 slim still on 5.05 that I'm going to update to 6.72 for newer games compatibility when I have time (so I won't have to back-port).

If so, you would grab the official firmware 6.72 package and update to it, go through the exploit steps... and the possibilities that open up from there I'm sure you can imagine.
 

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Sources say 6.72 was released around 7/16/2019, so you could be lucky there.

There are still some new old stock consoles that are <= 6.72, though that would be even luckier to find one.
I have a PS4 slim still on 5.05 that I'm going to update to 6.72 for newer games compatibility when I have time (so I won't have to back-port).

If so, you would grab the official firmware 6.72 package and update to it, go through the exploit steps... and the possibilities that open up from there I'm sure you can imagine.
I'll be honest, my imagination isn't really running wild. I've never fucked around with modding consoles. Isn't a PS4 just old AMD hardware? What would make it special? The only things I can think of are:

Pirate PS4 exclusives and uncracked games (I already own TLOU and RDR2 so seems pointless), and
Cheat at online games (not interested although if it could be used to create modded GTAO accounts, which could be lucrative)

Is there anything else?
 

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Is there anything else?
Yeah, the PS4 is using the relatively old & slow (bad IPC) AMD Jaguar multi-core CPU, which wasn't even comparable to mainstream Intel CPUs in 2013 as far as gaming performance.

Won't be able to do online PSN stuff unless there is some kind of spoofer or exploit/stealth server, which I doubt. Cheats would be single-player only.

It opens up all games and updates that require up to firmware 6.72. Linux can be installed with some games and other abilities, and the always important emulators support (or just RetroArch for simpler all-in-one).

More PS2 games can be emulated, via a package creator. My guess is that it makes use of Sony's official PS2 on PS4 emulation software, like an injector. Also PS1 emulation of course.

I think the main reason would be a sort of PS4 arcade using a large (4 TB+) external drive. Essentially having most of the PS4's library available- a well-rounded video game library in general.

One can also install that P.T. demo (so-called Silent Hills teaser), which was long ago removed from the PS store, and may well be the scariest short gaming experience produced thus far. I'm planning on going through it again for Halloween, since the very last bit requires a mic and I didn't have one last time. I think there are other titles removed from the store due to licensing issues, which may be installed.

So, much of the usual stuff one does with hacked consoles. The PS4 is the most powerful console to have been exploited as far as I'm aware (Switch is second).
 

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Yeah, the PS4 is using the relatively old & slow (bad IPC) AMD Jaguar multi-core CPU, which wasn't even comparable to mainstream Intel CPUs in 2013 as far as gaming performance.

Won't be able to do online PSN stuff unless there is some kind of spoofer or exploit/stealth server, which I doubt. Cheats would be single-player only.

It opens up all games and updates that require up to firmware 6.72. Linux can be installed with some games and other abilities, and the always important emulators support (or just RetroArch for simpler all-in-one).

More PS2 games can be emulated, via a package creator. My guess is that it makes use of Sony's official PS2 on PS4 emulation software, like an injector. Also PS1 emulation of course.

I think the main reason would be a sort of PS4 arcade using a large (4 TB+) external drive. Essentially having most of the PS4's library available- a well-rounded video game library in general.

One can also install that P.T. demo (so-called Silent Hills teaser), which was long ago removed from the PS store, and may well be the scariest short gaming experience produced thus far. I'm planning on going through it again for Halloween, since the very last bit requires a mic and I didn't have one last time. I think there are other titles removed from the store due to licensing issues, which may be installed.

So, much of the usual stuff one does with hacked consoles. The PS4 is the most powerful console to have been exploited as far as I'm aware (Switch is second).
Gotcha, I guess that would make it worth more than it is in its current state as a dusty hunk of useless plastic cluttering up my room. Still, I'm not sure if it's worth the effort for me personally when I've already got a PC that runs most games 1080p 60FPS on Max settings, runs RetroArch and all that. I guess the PS4 is much more portable, but it's hard to go back to the comparatively shitty graphics vs the PC.
 
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Gotcha, I guess that would make it worth more than it is in its current state as a dusty hunk of useless plastic cluttering up my room. Still, I'm not sure if it's worth the effort for me personally when I've already got a PC that runs most games 1080p 60FPS on Max settings, runs RetroArch and all that. I guess the PS4 is much more portable, but it's hard to go back to the comparatively shitty graphics vs the PC.
Might check prices on online sales sites if you don't plan to keep it. You may be able to get more for it than you paid, provided it is running firmware <= 6.72.

I tend to get every hackable console I can reasonably afford as more of a gaming-complete hobby, along with the PS4 exclusives, some of which still have no PC versions.

I have no physical media any longer, so the safest and most complete collection I have is on hard drives (without DRM, and not tied to accounts). I've done similar with a Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and Switch (and PSP, Vita, 3DS too). That's for exclusives, then the PC rounds off for everything else, via native and emulation. Yarr har fiddle dee dee, I am a pirate!

But- if I did have one platform for simplicity- it would be PC. I think that covers the most content of all. It's not overly difficult to run the PS4 exploit, but PC definitely takes the crown for ease-of-hacking, since it already comes ready.
 

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PC is a paybox too, my friend. So your logic is very strange, to say the least :)
the logic is: he uses a pc, so everybody who doesn't is a retard.

consoles are fucking awesome. you buy the box you put the disc in and you play and it fucking works everytime until the new box gets out which is like 4-5years. no need to worry about specs and refresh rate and shit.
controllers are better for everything except shooters and you dont have to deal with windows and all the other annoying shit.
plus consoles, including the tv use less power than the gpu alone and seeing how nvidia cranks up the price, they also cost less than a decent gpu.


the only reason why shit like this happens is because consoles and everything else becomes more computer like instead of just being a thing to do one thing. feature creep and software bloat allow spyware to be implemented more easily.
why do you think we have vpns and tor browser and stuff?
 

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PC is a paybox too, my friend. So your logic is very strange, to say the least :)
????????????


the logic is: he uses a pc, so everybody who doesn't is a retard.

consoles are fucking awesome. you buy the box you put the disc in and you play and it fucking works everytime until the new box gets out which is like 4-5years. no need to worry about specs and refresh rate and shit.
controllers are better for everything except shooters and you dont have to deal with windows and all the other annoying shit.
plus consoles, including the tv use less power than the gpu alone and seeing how nvidia cranks up the price, they also cost less than a decent gpu.


the only reason why shit like this happens is because consoles and everything else becomes more computer like instead of just being a thing to do one thing. feature creep and software bloat allow spyware to be implemented more easily.
why do you think we have vpns and tor browser and stuff?
I'm trying to tell you some good shit and instead you want to argue and tell me a bunch of excuses (many of which I used to use before I knew better).

>you buy the box you put the disc in and you play and it fucking works everytime until the new box

tell that to my PS4

>no need to worry about specs and refresh rate and shit.

yeah you just get to chug along at sub 30fps on console lol

>controllers are better for everything except shooters

you know xbox and PS4 controllers work with PC right?

>plus consoles, including the tv use less power than the gpu alone

Yeah, I don't think so. I mean they do make graphics cards like that, but they also make GTX 1060s.

>and you dont have to deal with windows and all the other annoying shit.

Windows does suck. And tbf it does suck to deal with things like not even having an option to buy physical versions of the game (and having to deal with copy protection that's much more annoying than "do you have the disc or not?'). But that's the only real disadvantage ("it's too powerful" and "muh controller" nonwithstanding). You get:

MODS (unlimited free content for single player)
Emulation
Backwards Compatibility (you can play games from 10+ years ago no prob... good luck running GTA IV on PS4 or 5), which means...
...Much bigger library of games
Cheaper games
Free games
Better and uprgradeable tech

PLUS:

A PC work station that can do 1000 other things besides play games. FL Studio, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere, Excel, whatever. Of course a PC is more expensive up front; it can just do more.

EDIT oh yeah, here's another benefit to PC: you're not automatically having your voice analyzed for hatethink by Sony JewSA employees. On a PC, there are software options for disabling unwanted communications; on console, your one option is suck it up.
 
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oh yeah, here's another benefit to PC: you're not automatically having your voice analyzed for hatethink by Sony JewSA employees. On a PC, there are software options for disabling unwanted communications; on console, your one option is suck it up.
I'm afraid you're wrong. Microsoy are even more Jewish than Sony. Yes, I do own a PC. Yes, I play some games on it such as Forza or Halo. But overall PC gaming is crap. Your PC needs to run really good then.

Also, emulation is what I call beta male gaming :)
 

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I'm trying to tell you some good shit and instead you want to argue and tell me a bunch of excuses (many of which I used to use before I knew better).

>you buy the box you put the disc in and you play and it fucking works everytime until the new box

tell that to my PS4

>no need to worry about specs and refresh rate and shit.

yeah you just get to chug along at sub 30fps on console lol

>controllers are better for everything except shooters

you know xbox and PS4 controllers work with PC right?

>plus consoles, including the tv use less power than the gpu alone

Yeah, I don't think so. I mean they do make graphics cards like that, but they also make GTX 1060s.

>and you dont have to deal with windows and all the other annoying shit.

Windows does suck. And tbf it does suck to deal with things like not even having an option to buy physical versions of the game (and having to deal with copy protection that's much more annoying than "do you have the disc or not?'). But that's the only real disadvantage ("it's too powerful" and "muh controller" nonwithstanding). You get:

MODS (unlimited free content for single player)
Emulation
Backwards Compatibility (you can play games from 10+ years ago no prob... good luck running GTA IV on PS4 or 5), which means...
...Much bigger library of games
Cheaper games
Free games
Better and uprgradeable tech

PLUS:

A PC work station that can do 1000 other things besides play games. FL Studio, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere, Excel, whatever. Of course a PC is more expensive up front; it can just do more.

EDIT oh yeah, here's another benefit to PC: you're not automatically having your voice analyzed for hatethink by Sony JewSA employees. On a PC, there are software options for disabling unwanted communications; on console, your one option is suck it up.
i really didnt want to escalate this into a pc vs console debate because it is pointless really.
of course the computer wins everytime and in the last 10 years i only owned computers and build/upgraded them myself, so i do know the good shit you are talking about.
but i do remember my consoles very fondly everytime i get a fucking steam update or the goddamn microsoft store pops up or i have to accept cookies on a website for the trillionth time just to play some flash games. consoles have a place and that was the point i was trying to make.
now of course they become more and more like computers and that's were all the spy shit comes in.

i fucking hate steam and the blizzard client and epic games store and the ea sotre and all this account bullshit.
but yea with pc they spy on your shit a lot more than just some voice chat thingy. that's why we hopefully all use tor to argue on this forum :D
 

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the logic is: he uses a pc, so everybody who doesn't is a retard.

consoles are fucking awesome. you buy the box you put the disc in and you play and it fucking works everytime until the new box gets out which is like 4-5years. no need to worry about specs and refresh rate and shit.
controllers are better for everything except shooters and you dont have to deal with windows and all the other annoying shit.
plus consoles, including the tv use less power than the gpu alone and seeing how nvidia cranks up the price, they also cost less than a decent gpu.


the only reason why shit like this happens is because consoles and everything else becomes more computer like instead of just being a thing to do one thing. feature creep and software bloat allow spyware to be implemented more easily.
why do you think we have vpns and tor browser and stuff?
Disgusting. Console-peasant scum like you is why the gaming industry is rotting. Entire genres died and others are dumbed down to an extreme to cater to the crap controls consoles are stuck with. My hatred for creatures like you is only surpassed by my giga-hatred for mobile games and the absolute evil that they have wrought. You're of the same flesh though - both dumbing down games and turning them into stale uninspired caricatures due to built-in hardware limitations.

The only reason consoles even exist is because you ride on the coattails of mentally handicapped dullards who own televisions and like receiving jewish propaganda dumps into their smooth brains. When the mainstream media was revealed to be entirely corrupt and untrustworthy following Trump's election I hoped that their charade would finally die. It was a fool's hope and despite there being no good reason for existence and continued use of televisions people still have them. You know when we take our countries back from the jews, whenever that day will be, TVs and the consoles will go the way of the floppy disk, right? So enjoy your plebian entertainment while you still can, stripling.
 

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Disgusting. Console-peasant scum like you is why the gaming industry is rotting. Entire genres died and others are dumbed down to an extreme to cater to the crap controls consoles are stuck with. My hatred for creatures like you is only surpassed by my giga-hatred for mobile games and the absolute evil that they have wrought. You're of the same flesh though - both dumbing down games and turning them into stale uninspired caricatures due to built-in hardware limitations.

The only reason consoles even exist is because you ride on the coattails of mentally handicapped dullards who own televisions and like receiving jewish propaganda dumps into their smooth brains. When the mainstream media was revealed to be entirely corrupt and untrustworthy following Trump's election I hoped that their charade would finally die. It was a fool's hope and despite there being no good reason for existence and continued use of televisions people still have them. You know when we take our countries back from the jews, whenever that day will be, TVs and the consoles will go the way of the floppy disk, right? So enjoy your plebian entertainment while you still can, stripling.
ok, Mr r/pcmasterrace, i am sure getting rid of consoles is on the tippy top of the list when it comes to the jewish problem.
 

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Disgusting. Console-peasant scum like you is why the gaming industry is rotting. Entire genres died and others are dumbed down to an extreme to cater to the crap controls consoles are stuck with. My hatred for creatures like you is only surpassed by my giga-hatred for mobile games and the absolute evil that they have wrought. You're of the same flesh though - both dumbing down games and turning them into stale uninspired caricatures due to built-in hardware limitations.

The only reason consoles even exist is because you ride on the coattails of mentally handicapped dullards who own televisions and like receiving jewish propaganda dumps into their smooth brains. When the mainstream media was revealed to be entirely corrupt and untrustworthy following Trump's election I hoped that their charade would finally die. It was a fool's hope and despite there being no good reason for existence and continued use of televisions people still have them. You know when we take our countries back from the jews, whenever that day will be, TVs and the consoles will go the way of the floppy disk, right? So enjoy your plebian entertainment while you still can, stripling.
sadly same things can be said about PC. And I say that as someone who is getting more and more drawn into PC gaming.
 

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sadly same things can be said about PC. And I say that as someone who is getting more and more drawn into PC gaming.
dude, while i was defending the consoles and telling that they have a place.
if you get drawn into pc gaming, now is one of the best times to build a nice rig with all the new amd stuff coming out. prices for last gen stuff (which is really good) will drop and you can build a really decent rig for small money.
 
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