A group by the name of slump is claiming to have finally been able to hack the PS3 even claiming they will release a game loader for the PS3 on March 17 however there are some catches to the hack.
there really is nothing short of creating a console that will self destruct if tampered with to stop them from getting into your system....and even then they would create some sort of anti-explosive hack for it LOL..... ... .. ......"The JOEY has Spoken"
Usually when these "hackers" give a date, they never stick to it, if they really had something they would have released it already. I'm thinking it is fake. Also it is pretty much impossible to have a PS3 iso on the internal HDD because it is FAT meaning it can only support max 4GB in a file, the only way they could do it would be to put all the files on to the hard drive and hope that that all the files are smaller than 4GB each.
dang it has a lot of requirements, and i cant even play online...i would say no to this one for me. i bought ps3 for the online gaming.
this gen is all about online gaming and community so i dont think this would affect any console , IMO software sales this gen will be higher than the last gen even if they hacked all the consoles and you would be able to play pirated games
you bought a ps3 for online gaming.... wow.. just wow.. you sir are the dumbest human being on this site.
ever played a lil game by the name of "WARHAWK"....destroy s ne thing the 360 offers online.... RFOM...? COD4 plays better on the PSN...so does Burnout UT3..?
Even if you are in the camp that thinks the Blu Ray drive is not needed in the PS3, It has done one thing for the console. It keeps it from easily being exploited via a drive hack/chip like the Wii and 360 have had. By forcing the hackers to find a HDD loader for games it is stopping much of the mod scene. God forbid they do though because PSN most likely wont have the ability to spot these "Modded" consoles to the degree Xbox LIVE does. Also with the user upgradeable HDD a hack like this would be extremely popular.
Well my guess is that sooner or later you'll be able to run backups straight from a Blu-Ray disc backup. Bluray writers are getting cheaper to buy, as well as the blank Bluray discs as well. A Loader that sits on the Hard Drive, which you load and that boots up the backup sounds feisable I think, plus it will be cheaper than running it from a huge HD which will sooner or later run out of space due to the games you download. It'll happen sooner or later, but more than likely later due to the new Blu-Ray technology!
"God forbid they do though because PSN most likely wont have the ability to spot these "Modded" consoles to the degree Xbox LIVE does." Do you really think they would make that kind of mistake after the PSP getting OWNED by DarkAlex? Think about it... Although I do agree that the user-upgradable hard drives could end up biting Sony in the a$$ if a HDD loader like this is seriously released. Why do you think that Sony was so quick to drop HDD support in the PS2 when the PS2 slim came out. ;-)
Would it really be worth giving up all that just to backup a few titles? I say no
Pretty sure this is a hoax. There is noway they hacked it like this already. They go from minimal hacks to fully opening the entire system. ..
what a good way to spend your life!
actually the investment to hack a PS3 isn't as worth it to hack a 360. The 360 is cheaper, so if you mess it up, it's not as bad as messing up a more expensive PS3. Secondly, blu-ray RW discs are still too expensive compared to dual layer dvd's. I don't see hacked ps3's being the norm until at least 1-2 years from now.
Well, there's not that much motivation for it. I mean, some will hack a console just for ROM's sake, but most mod/hack them to either run region locked disks or run things like linux. Both of those are possible out of the box with a PS3. So, while there's still interest in hacking br and other things, I'm not interested in any of it. Region locking has been my primary temptation where hacks are concerned (I also thought about linux on the PS2, but with the tiny memory and bad implementation I never really was that tempted).
for DVDs. Its kinda funny really. I live in Mexico but bought my PS3 in the States as it was $400 USD cheaper. When i rent a movie from Blockbuster i have to make sure its region 1 and 4 or else it won´t play. It hasn´t been a big issue so far as i have been able to play most new release movies. But purchasing older movies or say a season of Heros will not work. Funny thing is i can go buy a Pirate copy and it works fine. I have yet to find a Pirated copy of a movie that has not worked yet. So region locking is doing the opposite in this case in making me go buy a fake instead of the real thing.
let's see how it develops.
even with no online its a bad start
This is ultimately a hoax. I can guarantee it.
need to see it to believe it.
wow, so is the PS3 the console that took the longest to hack? i'll never hack or mod mine. i prefer to support the developers.
For awhile now I was thinking I was the only one that felt that way.
So what if it was hacked can't really do anything with a game less system, and i doubt people are desperate enough to wait for 20-30 gig downloads of games that can be bought on the ps2.....besides who would want to hack a movie player?
...the Open Zone is this way ---->
Downloading 10~25 GB titles is already a pretty big step, but then transferring those onto the PS3 hard drive and not being able to go past firmware 2.1 (and not being able to play online) kinda blows. Just seems easier to buy the games, if you ask me.
So you can't go past firmware 2.1 eh? This means no online play, no firmware upgrades (including in-game xmb and home), risking to get your console permanently blocked from PSN and last but not least disability to play any new, soon-to-be-released games, that I'm sure will require the latest firmware to run. Until they find a hole that can't be fixed by firmware upgrades, I'm labeling this "loader" as pretty much useless
that come out require the latest firmware to run and will not allow you to play until you upgrade (firmware is on the disk). So if this hack is real then it will only work for games released before firmware 2.17 or shortly thereafter.
I love these articles, they try so hard.
I've seen a few major steps towards hacking it lately, won't be long now. then I think i'll purchase one:)
Who approved this with a clear spelling error? It's compromised. not compromise
once the ps3 is hacked i'll get one because there is know way i'm paying for ps3 games.but for xbox 360 i'll pay for the games any day
wow, there are so many geniuses out there. guess what? I'm not going to support you. as a future developer, I will not support you.
damn it NOO!!!!!! i have everything on that list exept i have 2.17 firmware.. damn it! hell yea though. this is looking like its gonna be psp all over again! HELL YEA! iso images of games and all that. i wont even need a burner. pretty soon theyll find some kinda save game glitch and with it a downgrader to 2.10
I don't know much about the Wii hacks, but the Xbox 360 was hacked simply because of a very basic mistake. And you can't play anything homebrew on it, as of yet. From what I can gather, the hardware copy protections active in the PS3 are basically the same as in the Xbox 360, and from what I've read about these things, "the pirates" are nowhere near hacking any of this. It's just too complex and solid. I think we have to face facts, we were simply spoiled by the original Xbox and the PS2. These technically superior next-gen consoles simply won't be that crackable, at least that is how it seems to me.
that a article a couple days ago stated they have made a working downgrader but wont release it until there is something they can use it for and now this requiring 2.10 firmware or lower to work which is kind of fishy to announce right after 2.17 has come out and everyone upgrade so few will most likely be able to even test this. But if this is true and we are able to use this this can potentially be bad for Sony in the long run if this gets out more. Information like this is good like 6 7 years down the console life time where its at mass appeal and is cheap in price where they can sell units purely because of this.
Yeah as your games over heat you'll be crying for a PS3. You can't hack a PS3 because Sony built it to last unlike some people we know Microsoft. Sony is the future so just accept it and stop being a b**** ,fool.
That word is only used for anything Micro$oft make!!! ;-D
...coz im the only one who knows the code '5678'... Ooooops!!! ;-D
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