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Submitted by -Mezzo- 808d ago | article

The PS Vita Hacking Scene Suffers a Major Setback

Kotaku - From dedicated memory cards to required internet connection to move files, Sony has taken extra precautionary measures with the PS Vita to prevent the hacking of its hand-held console. This is understandable, considering what happened with the PS3 and PSP. So when a new exploit was released that would allow users to play pirated PSP games on their PS Vitas, it seemed like a victory for the hackers over Sony. But in truth, it was a blow to the hacker community, with almost Shakespearean drama in the background. (PS Vita)

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Bowzabub  +   808d ago
Damn that tastes good!
Hatsune-Miku  +   808d ago
Glorious.
tachy0n  +   808d ago
funny because custom firmware was released yesterday for the PSVita.

"internet connection to move files"

ARE YOU BLOODY SERIOUS SONY?

its a handheld device which cant have internet connection all the time because you are on the go!

one more BS like that Sony and im selling my PSVita, buying a used PSP and a PS3 hack them and pirate all the games i can possibly find.

tired of all this BS from corporations.

funny how sony tries to intimidate ColdBird and Wololo and fail miserably, just like Dark_Alex, they will not simply care and release all the work they want.

before disagreeing, just think, as a PSVita owner i feel sony does not care about the PSVita, marketing on the PSVita is crap (not that much TV or internet ads as the competitions) which means developers will run away from the PSVita, also, PSMobile sucks big time, u cant use the full potential of the PSVita at all also forgot to mention that after evry PSN update the PSVita gets nothing! instead of bringing more PS1 or PSP games they dont simply care!!

@ disagrees, funny how most of you just click that button without showing a counter argument, this proves you must be sheeps just like those Apple fanboys..
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Grenade  +   808d ago
""internet connection to move
files"
ARE YOU BLOODY SERIOUS
SONY?
its a handheld device which
cant have internet connection
all the time because you are
on the go!"
So, you bring your PC around with you while your on the bus?
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gta2800  +   808d ago | Well said
"as a PSVita owner i feel sony does not care about the PSVita"

If that was the case, Sony would never take any of the measures you just complained about. They actually did that because they do care about it. Without those features these hackers would of lead the Vita to it's doom before it even takes off. I hear developers are already shying away from the Vita...now imagine a hacked Vita...no one is gonna wanna makes games that are just gonna get ripped off by a bunch of bums.
ronin4life  +   808d ago
That is stupid, but it doesn't seem worth hacking a console for or being so angry about...
And in the Vita's(somewhat)defence, the 3g model is always connected to the internet... so...
sikbeta  +   807d ago
tachy0n blames on corporations for running a business with the purpose of getting money, what's up commie!

You "feel" bad about Sony not supporting Vita and your answer is to pirate the s#*t out of it?

Just WOW! how you explain the bit about pirating PS3 too? did you "feel" it's no supported too?

This more like typical BS pirates spew to hide their lame @ss morality, it's what people know as *excuse*

Another excuse is the "but teh homebrewz" phrase they always use, because they own the HW, for some reason, they're allowed to emulate HW from another manufacturer/corporation/you-n ame-it and don't pay for it, this s their logic for stealing games too:

"I already bought the hardware, why *wasting* money on games, lets just wait for someone to provide the tools to pirate the games...oh! I mean *make backups of my games*... but without owning the hard copy first"

Those who pirate/steal games of any gaming system just suck

O-T

Nice, hackers will kill the Vita before anyone else, like if it wasn't bad already with lacking support from it, now added piracy will make things even worse, developers will evade the damn thing like plague

Those who own a Vita, enjoy your 2 Third Party Game-PORTS per year thanks to hackers
ziggurcat  +   807d ago | Well said
i hate having to waste a bubble, but here goes nothing:

1. are you seriously that concerned with the ability to transfer files while you're "on the go"?

2. there is the 3G model, which is always connected to the internet, but in order to transfer any files, you need to use the USB cable, so you couldn't do that while traveling anyways. nerd raging over something that trivial, which can't even be accomplished unless you're at home to begin with, just makes you look like a f***ing idiot.

3. "one more BS like that Sony and im selling my PSVita, buying a used PSP and a PS3 hack them and pirate all the games i can possibly find."

if you think pirating games is okay, then you're part of the reason why we can't have nice things. you're part of the reason why sony removed linux support, you're part of the reason why corporations put in no-class-action-lawsuit clauses into their EULAs, etc...

if people like you weren't huge d**ks about everything, maybe sony/MS/nintendo would be more receptive to opening up their systems.

4. have you used PS mobile? how do you know it "sucks big time"?

5. "funny how sony tries to intimidate ColdBird and Wololo and fail miserably, just like Dark_Alex, they will not simply care and release all the work they want."

right... just like how sony took geohot to court, and had his *** handed to him after he released everything?
BlaqMagiq24  +   807d ago
U mad bro?
badz149  +   807d ago
I hate outspoken pirate the most!
I'm no fan of corporate BS like DRM, DLCs etc. but a self-righteous pirates are why these corporate BS are taking over now!

pirate the games, software, in fact...everything all you want, I DON'T CARE but don't come in front and fvcking brag about it! and then don't you dare complaining and whining when corporations are making it hard for you to do your dirty work! pirates are the origins of all these DRM BS and paying customers are forced to deal with the BS alongside pirates! you're already ruining the fun for everybody with your self-entitlement of free stuff so shut your whining up your own ass!

you think Sony does not care about the Vita? REALLY?! when they are securing the Vita even more secure than Apple with its devices it's the indication that they are not caring? introduction of cross compatible games saves between PS3 and Vita is not caring? announcing cross buy feature for upcoming games is not caring? introduction of PS mobile so the Vita will have more smartphones like games is not caring? software updates so the Vita can play PSP and PS1 games is not caring? extending PS+ offer to the Vita is not caring? updating games for remote play is not caring?

after all these and all you can come up with is "Sony does not care about the PSVita"?? what Sony doesn't care about is in the interest of PIRATES like yourself! just shut up and go sit in the corner!
Jason_Tanner  +   807d ago
Oh, boo hoo!! Yeah you go throw your prepubescent temper tantrum here on N4G because "big bad sony wants to protect their investment". Seriously, grow the F--k up already kid.

It can have internet connection all the time if you have a 3G model, dummy-no-jobby.

And it's obvious that the only reason that you want the Vita to be hacked is so you can pirate all the games you want and rob the developers of their time and work so don't act like sony blocking hackers one more time is going to be the thing that sets you off to pirate games because you're a douche and a pirate/thief and it's all you want to do to begin with.

If you want to b-tch about what you think is wrong with the Vita then go make a post on the playstation blog about it. By the way, who the hell buys a system because of their marketing anyway?? I mean really, get a f-cking grip dip sh-t.

For the record, Dark_Alex did end up caring and these other hackers are just in it for some interent fame and recognition, period.

Seriously, you're just f--king pathetic kid. Bitching about your pathetic and superficial first world problems, just do us all a big favor and punch yourself as hard as you can in the crotch asap.
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GribbleGrunger  +   808d ago
Great news! What I'd like to also see is all those people who backed him and any to suffer as a consequence. A great day for people like me who hate the grubby little greedy supporters who think they're gamers. This is just so funny
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tachy0n   808d ago | Personal attack | show
GribbleGrunger  +   808d ago
'Hello... we are Anonymous. We don't believe in naming ourselves. We are Anonymous.' LOL

Yeah, I really discredit this bunch of morons. The mask is from V for Vendetta by the way, just to stop any confusion

An observation: Your reaction is so strong that I have to assume you are an advocate of theft, and therefore a crook. Do you steal groceries too, or do you prefer playing it safe and steal from the internet? What's it like getting a potential theft taken away from you? I'm really interested in the mentality.

@tachy0n: Anonymous are a bunch of jumped up little no nothings that hide behind anonymity. If you want true intelligent thinking, try the Zeitgeist movement. They're not afraid to show their faces and don't STEAL.
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edgeofsins  +   808d ago
@tachy0n

Like GribbleGrunger said. The mask is originally from V For Vendetta which is about a government taking near full control over its people and the media to sort of brainwash people. In other words justice. It isn't right to download music for free. Same with video games.

Also, Anonymous is stupid. They overreact greatly and they think every piece of information should be known to everyone. Which is stupid. They thought Sony was abusing their consumers for no good reason when they treat their consumers a lot better then the competition.
GribbleGrunger  +   808d ago
The only corporation you need to worry about is America, their affiliation with Israel, the trillion dollars of debt they have with china, the militarization of their police force and the ever growing numbers of Fema camps throughout America. That's what you should be interested in, not getting games for nothing on the Vita.
Cryptcuzz  +   807d ago
Anyone disagreeing with the GribbleGrunger is for not.

What he is saying is true about the increasing FEMA camps and the Militarization of the Police force as well as its relationship with other countries.

I for one am glad this was leaked for Sony to stop. Last thing I want for the Vita is less developer support because of easy access to pirated games. Cheers.
LOL_WUT  +   807d ago
Ok, leave America out of this.
neogeo   807d ago | Offensive
pixelsword  +   807d ago
@ LOL_WUT:

He can't because America is into everyone and everything else.

At any rate, I'm indifferent because Hackers are important in the sense they have prevented corporate oppression in many cases like showing that DX11 could run on older Microsoft software, that phones could be jailbroken, that corporations put spyware into stuff you own. They also help against oppression in other countries and that's the best example of why people should never be fully against hackers.

I don't like it when hackers disrupt services that no one is complaining about, like when they attacked Sony's free internet service, causing Sony to take the service offline for a while. There was no cause for that and it only made public opinion go against them. There was no justification for the attack other than the already proven fact that certain people wanted to merely attack Sony's online service. The actual hackers weren't even the ones cheerleading for it, just a bunch of lazy people who were a part of anonymous who didn't help in any of the good things that anonymous were known for.
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cgoodno  +   807d ago
Eh, he'll be back. They tend to always return unless there is a major change in their personal life. This isn't that. So, he'll crawl under a rock for a few months and come back to hack the same device or something else that gains his interest.
TekoIie  +   808d ago
The hacking community act like gangs. Its kind of funny when you look at it XD
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Kurt Russell  +   807d ago
Well... they act like communities, and stick together.
yewles1   808d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(7)
Cam977  +   808d ago
Yes! Stop the stealing scum!
2pacalypsenow  +   808d ago
Good news
vork77  +   808d ago
i bet a bet a new hack will be here soon
shoddy  +   807d ago
So is new firmware update.
majiebeast  +   808d ago
Serves em right. Why dont they move to the so amazing Ouyo that platform is open go do all the hacker business there. Plus there is no reason to hack vita for homebrew games seeing as you can can make psvita homebrew games with ps mobile its only used to pirate psp,ps1 and vita games.

The leaker just trolled all these sad individuals this is his so called apology video.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Edit awesome pirate scum is disagreeing go die in a ditch or something your a waste of space.
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one2thr  +   808d ago
Or spend $99 to get the Playstation Mobile SDK...

That would benefit, them (hackers), Sony, and the people willing to buy the games/apps said, would/will hopefully make...

A perfect beneficial trianlge...

Lower left: Hackers buy SDK make games/apps

Top: People/customers/consumers

Lower right: Sony making a Profit, and split with Hackers or whoever bought the SDK

Well thats depending on user reviews, quality, cost, etc.
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tachy0n  +   808d ago
tell sony to let PSMobile developers to use the full power of the PSVita not tiny bits of it.

people are hacking the vita because of that mainly.

@below

you are right man, with CFW the system becomes more open to develop better content. sony could have avoided all of the hacking problem just by putting android on the Vita, but they didnt now they have to suffer by trying to stop something that cant be stopped.
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one2thr  +   808d ago
But having "full power" doesnt necessarily mean its going to be used in the right way, depending on how the creator(s) use the vita.

Would you like having someone using all the power available on the vita, to play a simple game of tic-tac-toe or to run a calculator app?...

Power is, and will always be a means and never an ends...

Or in other words, power is useless if its not being used, or going to be used properly...
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BlackTar187  +   807d ago
I love the Sony could have avoided hacks all together lines.

Such lol jargon you really think that if they did that hackers would stop... Lets all take a moment to pause tilt our heads back and laugh hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hah
skrug  +   807d ago
@tachy0n

If they used android for the vita, they wouldn't have the full power of the vita to use anyways. Since there's a layer between android and the device when you develop on android
thoract  +   807d ago
@tachy0n

You my friend should by the Ouya and leave Sony alone. Why are you so angry at Sony bro? What did they do to you? If you hate them just don't buy there stuff.

They are just trying to protect there properties like any corp. in the world is doing.

How would you feel if you made a game and it gets pirated?
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Slugg3r  +   808d ago
Only though custom CFW can one truly utilize all of the potential in Vita, when it comes to homebrew. PSP had some ambious homebrew projects going on, one can just imagine what could be achieved with Vita. Proper N64 emulator, maybe even PS2 emulator. It could also propably run some older PC games aswell.
The down side, of course, is piracy. The piracy on PSP was so out of control. Even with install base of +60 million PSPs, one of the greatest handheld games ever, MGS PW, sold about 400 000 copies in the US, compared to MGS4's 2.52 million and at there was and still is almost the exact same install base of both hardware in the US.
Bowzabub  +   808d ago
Too.Much.Logic. Does not compute.
jjb1981  +   808d ago
Dirtbags with no jobs that make money by stealing intellectual property pisses me off.
NeotheGamer  +   808d ago
i stay at home and play games all day, i live on food stamps and SSi.... i pirate ALL my games on PC, Xbox 360 and Wii....

Do i piss you off too? :P
edgeofsins  +   807d ago
Yes. Not just because you leech off of government and others but because you are trying to piss someone off by being a smartass on the internet.
smashcrashbash  +   808d ago
I love how people are pretending that they are still trying to hack the VITA for Homebrew, PSP games etc. when that is exactly what Sony is giving you. You just want it to be free and not have to pay for it.And the funny part is that people keep saying how greedy Sony is while they act greedy as well. 'Sony is so greedy , so I am going to illegally hack the device so I can get everything I want no matter what the cost to anyone else'. And that is not greed right? No surprise. Many people are so one dimensional they can only see something one way and can never see any other way. You remind me of people who park where they aren't supposed to and block everyone else. Screw everyone else as long as you get to park there.And when someone calls a tow truck to take your car away you want to act more angry and justified more then anyone else despite the fact you knew that you weren't supposed to be parking there in the first place.
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ShaunCameron  +   808d ago
Co-sign. And this is what piracy is really about. People thinking they're entitled to something for free.
BlackTar187  +   807d ago
true that lol. Just scroll up and look at people who want something for nothing say stuff like if sony onld did this they would have no hacks etc. so funny
mt  +   808d ago
*fatality*
lonelygoner  +   808d ago
great news.
AlucardFury  +   808d ago
Even though I hate to say it, hacking the PSP contributed greatly to hardware sales. Hopefully Sony can keep the upper hand against these bastards.
HSx9  +   807d ago
Don't see why you are being disagreed. Reason I use my phone for mobile gaming is because of all the customization, flexibility, and game capabilities. I can play Sega, N64, gameboy, ps1, etc games on my phone. The only downside is the control system.

If the PSVita had good working cfw everything would change, I would buy one instantly, that's for sure. I've used my friends PSVita and I love it, however it's just not for me yet. Being able to freely customize your PSVITA and do things you couldn't otherwise do is the whole point to CFW. Piracy is also a factor, but that's not all CFW is about like most people here seem to think.

I remember I modded the sh*t out of my PSPs, I had 2 of them, I would be able to play GTA Vice City stories with mods, just like PC. It was a blast.
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AlucardFury  +   807d ago
I have disagrees because most people on this site are idiots, even though what I'm saying is a fact. Since this place is riddled with Sony Sheeps, they probably think I'm dissing the PSP. PSP was a success in the States and Europe because of how easy it could be hacked. In Japan thanks to Monster Hunter.
Studio-YaMi  +   807d ago
No,you got disagrees because you make it sound "good" when PSP got hacked and backing it up with hardware sales when you forgot that the software sales & support was cut !
AlucardFury  +   807d ago
I made it sound good? I started out saying "I hate to say this".........
Hicken  +   807d ago
You got disagrees because we know you DIDN'T hate to say it. You said it intentionally, and with full knowledge of what it implied. Now that people have called you out on it- mostly with disagrees- you want to play the victim, while at the same time calling others idiots.

From the start, the comment- or that first sentence, at the least- was unnecessary. As YaMi says, software sales and overall support for the system dried up rather rapidly after it was hacked, so the hardware selling well didn't mean much. At least, not as much as it would have if the software support had continued.

Are you trying to tell us you're not smart enough to understand exactly how your first comment would appear? If not, then you knew full well the reaction you would get. And then you immediately proceed to blame it on "Sony sheeps," instead of giving it some rational thought.

In light of all this, the questions begs asking: are you trolling?
Studio-YaMi  +   807d ago
Saying that you "hate to say it" then following it with something you consider a "good thing" which you did :

"hacking the PSP contributed greatly to hardware sales"

doesn't exclude the fact that you made it sound like a good thing excluding what happened to third party support from major companies and the lack in software sales ..!

and you follow it by calling who disagreed with you and most people on this site "idiots",I guess all those who disagree with your flawed points of view are idiots huh ?
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krautgamer  +   808d ago
and it still sells like shit
zoks310  +   808d ago
Screw the both of them, that's like the pot calling the kettle black.
One guy tries to hack a console so he can promote and steal/pirate software, while the other guy is stealing from him, lmao... never thought i would see the day.
Like we say in Jamaica.
"thief never love to see another thief with a long bag"
josephayal  +   808d ago
Piracy is killing the gaming industry
the hand-held video game market loses $58.1 Billion a year to piracy in the USA (my country) alone
-Gespenst-  +   807d ago
I kind of feel like all the people censuring hackers are like, upper middle class people or people who were fortunate enough to get a job in this economic climate. Add to that latter point that in an economic situation like this, people aren't exactly at an all time high in terms of confidence. The overall vibe during an economic depression stifles people's ambitions, clouds their horizons.

I'm not saying all hackers are indigent, and I'm allowing that there are a lot among them who are probably spoilt brats and who feel like they are entitled to luxury, that it's a right, and that they shouldn't have to work for it, but at the same time, I think it's a little bit arrogant to completely condemn anyone who decides to hack their console.

People who can't afford all these games do kind of suffer in so far as they can't keep up with "what's hot" and "what's popular". Consumerism is a pretty totalizing thing in today's society. If someone can't afford a bunch of games, but everyone else they see around them can, they're probably going to be tempted by the prospect of hacking. Advertisement and the media relentlessly drill the desire for commodities and products into our head, and consumerism has become a monstrous and ubiquitous thing that really does seem to mitigate people's agency somewhat. People almost impulsively, for instance, buy each iteration of apple product despite the fact that they're over-priced and only incrementally different from one another.

It just sort of annoys me how hateful people are. It's not as simple and black and white as "hackers are stealing scum". A lot of them probably are yeah, but you can't tar them all with that brush, I'm certain of that.
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DwightOwen  +   807d ago
People who can't afford all these games do kind of suffer in so far as they can't keep up with "what's hot" and "what's popular".

Oh, boo-fucking-hoo.

I think you need to re-visit the definition of the word "suffer".
-Gespenst-  +   807d ago
You obviously read to the part you quoted and stopped there. Come on fella. I think you'll find the word suffer has quite a broad and ever-changing definition.

It's a kind of social suffering that seems absurd, but it's very real in the consumer societies we live in. It shouldn't exist, but consumer culture's just gotten out of hand. People suffer because they feel like they can't compete; aren't trendy enough; aren't up to date enough. Everyone's guilty here really.

That said, there are obviously greater sufferings in the world, but if we choose to focus on our own western societies, consumerism and commodity fetishism are one of our particularly bad cultural malaises. It's corporate agendas saturating the media and effectively mesmerizing us with their products and the presentation of those products. Making them seem larger than life.

All I'm saying is that some "hackers" or people who choose to pirate entertainment media are almost impelled to by the allure of advertisement. Just how people latch onto trends in clothes and electronic devices. There's a certain amount of free will that's taken away from us by consumer culture and we don't realise it. We don't realise just how much the current of trends carries us.
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Baka-akaB  +   807d ago
" It's not as simple and black and white as "hackers are stealing scum"."

Yes it is imo . Unless you have an excuse like cracking a console to use region locked and thus non compatible software - wich doesnt work in the case of the vita - and would STILL mean you could and should still purchase games .

Gaming is a luxury and a form of entertainement , not a right
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Protagonist  +   807d ago
You know what, I can´t afford all the games I want, but I´m patient and can wait a couple of months and then buy the game I want, usually for half the original price.
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Soldierone  +   807d ago
Stupid pirates, quit hacking it! Seriously, you have a damn PSP to hack to get free PSP titles, go use that! Vita is getting apps and services, so there is absolutely no need for hacking or homebrew here.

All it is doing is putting restrictions on us normal users.
AnnaDea  +   807d ago
Where's my Crises Core and KH: Birth by Sleep?

If Sony don't want me to play some games I will surely walk the mile of shame of pirating some of the games...
FredEffinChopin  +   807d ago
You don't sound like a young child trying to rationalize his thievery. Not at all.
Baka-akaB  +   807d ago
And yet whenever i met guys reacting like that IRL , somehow , in most cases , they never even own the UMD of the titles they wanna play sooo much , and just used isos on psp . (Same goes on ds , 3ds and others )

It is uncanny to see them moan and complain about having to buy back a soft they never bought in the first place
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Protagonist  +   807d ago
@AnnaDea

Your Crisis and BBS is on the UMD for the PSP. Persona 3 FES was never released for the PSP but I went out and bought a dirt cheap PS2 to play the game. As simple as that.
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AnnaDea  +   807d ago
@Protagonist.

Since when can PS Vita play UMD?

And what's the difference between buying a used game and pirate it besides the moral? The publisher does not get any money either way.
sjaakiejj  +   807d ago
@AnnaDea

What's the difference between buying a used car or stealing it besides the moral? The car manufacturer doesn't get any money either way.
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Baka-akaB  +   807d ago
"Since when can PS Vita play UMD? "

We know it can't . but we also know there is no shortage of psp wich keep getting lower and lower in prices , new or used .

I's a cop out in many case anyway . Some of those people werent buying psp games to begin with , be it umd , used , new , or digital , and just wanna keep doing the same on vita .

Granted its not everyone , but let's not kid ourselves .

Either way , i dont see someone buying legit games , keeping a straight face and telling me HE HAS to pirate a vita to play unavailable PSP games , when a psp cost at worst the price of two vita games .
If he can't wait and is in such hurry there is the umd cheap machine
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AnnaDea  +   807d ago
Like comparing an apple to a pear.

A car is physical thing. That can be missed if lost. Downloading a game makes no differences at all.

If I could download a car I would do it in a instance. ;)

"We know it can't . but we also know there is no shortage of psp wich keep getting lower and lower in prices , new or used ."

Yes. I buy the games that is on the US/JP store on PSN. But all the games I want to play isn't there. Then this hack makes it all the better to be able to play it on the Vita.

I don't like the doomsday profetia when talking about piracy, I mean, look at all the consoles that ever have been released since Nintendo 8-bits. They all have been pirated. And yet Playstation 1 and 2 is the most pirated of them, and still they are the most sold game consoles ever. Even the Wii that is in 3:rd place only need a USB to be able to play pirated games.

It would be funny to see all the people who complains about game-pirates if they has downloaded one movie or song ever on the internet. Is so, they are just hypocrites. Just speaking their voice to calm their own belittled world.
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Baka-akaB  +   807d ago
Would never pretend it's a killing process . It has many cons but also some pros on the economy obviously .

Just smirking at people pretending they have "good" reasons .

If they wanna pirate out of habit or cheapness , then they should just do so ... and stop pretending they are ALL even into homebrews and playing games they already own or can't buy .

Like you said many people dont even bother making excuses for pirating a movie , book or song , why suddenly do it for games ?

As i'm typing , i hear the rumbling of some friend going to pirate RE6 "because it's crap" -_- . To that i reply him : "just do your thing man , but spare me the BS , last time you bought one was on ps1 when you didnt know yet about cd backups :p ".
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Protagonist  +   807d ago
@AnnaDea

Try and read what I wrote. If you want to play those games, get a dirt cheap PSP and FYI I bought an old PS2 but I bought a new copy of FES which is also dirt cheap. I actually got FES and Perosna 4 before I had a PS2, cause I´m collecting the persona series and some other Shin Megami.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/of...
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AnnaDea  +   807d ago
I did get you the first time... And still i'm talking about the Vita.

Why are you repeating yourself about the PSP and PS2? I know how to buy those games on those consoles. Doesn't help my problem of playing those on my PS Vita. Kinda the whole purpose of buying one in the first place. To play on it...
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jamesensor  +   807d ago
And the console itself isn't selling that much as they would expect, even protected.. lol
Kratoscar2008  +   807d ago
Thats good the Vita needs the help, i hope this can raise the sell.
DialgaMarine  +   807d ago
Well f*ck. Who wants to start taking bets that Anonymous is going to attack Sony again because the company doesn't want to let them get free games that others have to pay for or hack a gaming network that others use to enjoy gaming on? Any takers?
darkpower  +   807d ago
Just as much as I would bet that there are too many people on this site that will just go "rah rah big corps to screw legit consumers" without even thinking or getting any consequence by the moderators of this site.

Stereotyping FTW, I guess.
rpd123  +   807d ago
Buy that man a drink. Had the CFW continued to be developed only bad things would have happened to the Vita. Loss of third party developers (which are extremely hard to obtain for a device like the Vita) bs security measures that punish those who didn't do anything. As for the proprietary memory and need for internet when transferring files, I think they are good measures to prevent another PSP situation.
AnnaDea  +   807d ago
They're no way close to hack the Vita so it can play Vita game isos. That's so far away in the future if not ever. That CFW is based on the PSP. So it can do everything you could do with a PSP on Vita.

What's taking a hit with that is the sells on PSN. And futher information. The CFW couldn't play PSX-isos.
TemplarDante  +   807d ago
suck on that, Pirate scum!!!!!
Felonycarclub8  +   807d ago
I hate pirates, I bought mortal kombat the other day from target and the guy that worked there said hey you know you can hack it and get all the games for free. I wanted to beat the crap out of him, I hate people that don't support the industry.
DarkZane  +   807d ago
"As a result of the events that occurred, Coldbird has publicly announced his retirement from the hacking community (for the second time)"

You know he will be back anyway, those guys love drama more than anything else. You have to be a drama queen to be in the scene.
dexus  +   807d ago
That's a great news !
Let's hope VITA will stay without hacks.
InTheZoneAC  +   807d ago
all I want are nes, snes, and gba emulators.

My ps3 isn't hacked, I just want my old games back.
Tetsujin  +   807d ago
There's emulators for pc to play those
InTheZoneAC  +   806d ago
i don't play games on my computer...
gamerumble  +   807d ago
Good for the industry. Now I want more Vita games!
Studio-YaMi  +   807d ago
I buy all my games,I already have more than HALF the games on PSVita section of the store & some psp & ps1 too ! Support rather than steal,you blame Sony for taking precautions to prevent Vita hacks and you defend the idiotic hackers that are responsible for it ! we as honest consumers of Sony products are the ones getting hurt by all this and why ? because of greedy basement dweller who tries to ruin the fun for others !

I will keep supporting my Vita & the devs who are pumping good games into it :D !
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darkpower  +   807d ago
Wow!

So too many people on this site didn't even care about reading what this CFW was really going to do, huh? It was even on this site, and we're STILL acting like children (go look it up).

Seriously, is there ANYONE on this site who isn't blindly following a particular company to the point that they will cheer on anything they do? I don't care WHICH one it is, but good lord, we have people on the internet who should've never been taught how to use a keyboard.
Baka-akaB  +   807d ago
As if you were a better person . People are blindly believing into corps filled with strangers ? You are blindly taking the words of strangers .

The industry's history is filled with people claiming their CF and methods won't be abused or arent for that purpose . As usual the valves open , and when the flood begins , people refuse to take responsibility , on both the corporation and hackers sides .

I dont care for either side particularly , except that one actually provide entertainement even if for greed , while the other is mostly the sh*tstorm of drama and unwarranted punishement on regular users .
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darkpower  +   807d ago
ANYTHING will get abused by people. The thing is what to do about it. Do you let the actions of the few spoil the whole bunch, or do you find a way to make it so it can still have the good without encouraging the bad?

Thing is, there was a severe Vita issue around what Sony released on the PS Store about the PSP Classics that let to this. People wanted to have digital copies of PSP games when there were none, and Sony were on the "buy it twice" trip, leading to consumer alienation. They already bought their copy. Why should they HAVE to buy another one for the right to do something they should already be able to do anyway? People want convenience, plain and simple, and Sony was instead making them jump through hoops to get there. And why should we take THOSE requests as an intent to pirate ANYTHING? They already own a copy of the game.

And how is Homebrew a form of pirating? I've never seen the answer to this that would be valid. Developers, sometimes talented ones, wanting to get noticed by making games that are outside the corporate umbrella, and they see that avenue as the way to get their foot in the door because they are outside of the sometimes ridiculous regulations by some of the console manufacturers. And when they want to also show what they can do on a particular platform, such as the Vita or PS3, they can also show their talent, and get noticed by possibly some bigger studios that are looking for qualified developers. It's not that hard to make a case for these games to make appearances on any system, but with draconian measures (and people on this and some other sites willing to close their minds and choose to be ignorant to any POV than the one that they've sworn allegiance to), it's hard to really get that point across to anyone.
rataranian  +   807d ago
So this guy said he was going to retire from hacking and you're taking his word?
And Sony will always come out with a new update to attempt to stop hacking. Thats their real secret way to prevent piracy. Same way they do with the Ps3. Just keep coming out with updates.
My response to them? I'm not buying your products any more. What are you going to do about that? Better yet, what can you do? Nothing.
Gohadouken  +   807d ago
chances are you werent going to buy said products anyway , and are just mad about your free dessert being spoiled .

Not certain mind you , but chances are ...
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