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Submitted by Hellsvacancy 1783d ago | rumor

World's first mod chip for PS3?

Crave: Sony has been quite successful in deterring game piracy for its PS3 console so far. However, this may be about to change if a rumored Belzar mod chip turns out to be true. Besides supporting PS2 and PS3 bootleg games, the hardware-based hack promises many other functions ranging from stealth mode (read: To make the chip harder to detect by Sony) to region-free DVD/Blu-ray Disc playback. (PS3)

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Hellsvacancy  +   1783d ago
I new this day would happen
Id never mod my Ps3 (ive never had a modded anythin) and if u mod yours u deserve 2 hav your Ps3 break

Im not agaist piracy i use uTorrent every now and then but ive never pirated games
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JustinSaneV2  +   1783d ago
So in your mind you're all for the pirating of media such as movies or music but for reasons unknown you victimize the piracy of video games?

Double standards much?
Hellsvacancy  +   1783d ago
^^^^
Did i say i download music/films? DONT assume anythin about me!!!
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AntoineDcoolette  +   1783d ago
Its a misunderstanding, you see, Hells is part of a Somalian pirate crew.
Biggunz  +   1783d ago
C'MON
If every Internet rumor was true we would all be Nigerian millionaires by now.
darthv72  +   1783d ago
I only have 1 modded system...
It is a saturn. I had it modded to play imports cause I like me some JP shmups especially when the saturn went belly up in the states.

I am more curious to the chip opening up the cell to homebrew.

edit: I get a disagree because I have a modded system? Or is it because it is the saturn and not another higher profile system worth modding (ie xbox / ps2)?

At least I am being honest. How many here will be honest enough to say they have a modded system?
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Hutch2355  +   1783d ago
What would you download then from a torrent site?
Just wondering, since I have never used one.
gamesR4fun  +   1783d ago
in development ie Bullhoggie besides like he said...
More importantly, there's no guarantee that your modified PS3 will be compatible with future Sony firmware upgrade and software patches. According to game portal PS3 News, this world's first PS3 mod chip is currently in testing stage so don’t expect to see it in the market anytime
gaffyh  +   1783d ago
Fake!
1. OLD - At least 6 weeks old (posted August 18)
2. Fake - The guy has taken the domain of the "modchip" down.
3. Some guy called Ricky Fairbanks registered the domain, probably some kid who thought it would be a funny joke. Here is his email rick2021@hotmail.com

PS3 still not been hacked, I think someone needs to make a supercomputer cluster of PS3s and use it to hack the PS3's encryption.
bjornbear  +   1783d ago
I would never mod a PS3...
Payed good money for it, and the games i get are worth it =)

If i u want free games get a good PC and have fun =)
randomwiz  +   1783d ago
u guys are acting like this is real...
evrfighter  +   1783d ago
Hope its true :D

free games are the best games.
Hutch2355  +   1783d ago
WTF with the disagrees....
I asked a question. I have never used a torrent site, so what would you be downloading from there if it wasn;t games/music/video/comp programs? People are so touchy, or is it people don't like admitting to being pirates. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRHHHHHHH
Raf1k1  +   1783d ago
I usually use torrents for anime which are free fansubs. Other than that I don't really have much need for it.
princejb134  +   1783d ago
hm
yeh like anyone wanna download 50 gigs just to play metal gear solid 4
nycredude  +   1782d ago
What is the big deal about hacking the Ps3? It's already region free. It plays all types of media. THe older ones you can add a different OS. And the exclusive will probably soon be all using at least a 25GB or 50gb on the disk. Try downloading that to try to play a game.
MAiKU  +   1782d ago
So intelligent
Yes, that's the smartest thing I've heard all day, put a mod chip in a firmware update capable system.

Do you guys know how much they're struggling in the psp hacking community right now? hahaha.
Shadowstar  +   1782d ago
@Raf1k1: "Free" fansubs? Fansubs aren't free, they're still piracy... I mean, what, it's okay to steal from a Japanese company but not an American one? ("Free" fansubs happen to be a pet peeve, because I used to buy into that. If you're really being legit about it, you need to buy the Japanese anime before you get the fansub.)
TheReaper42  +   1782d ago
Sorry Shadow, but some animes aren't AIRABLE on the U.S soil, thus we have to get it elsewhere. If subbing is wrong then onemanga.com would've been shutdown ages ago.
Shadowstar  +   1782d ago
TheReaper42: Doesn't matter, it's still piracy. Whether or not you are able to watch it doesn't matter. It makes it more of a grey market than just black, but it still isn't fair to the people in Japan who create the shows which you watch for free. Import the shows, bought fairly-- then download them with fansubs. That's what you have to do if you want to not be a pirate. If you want to be a pirate, fine, but don't pretend that just because you can't watch it here, it should be free for you. These days, most of us live in an almost global market. You're (probably) not in a country that stops you from shipping in anime from Japan, though it's true that you can't play it in your DVD player. (I mean, unless we're really talking about shota and loli. Certainly that's not airable in the US... but then, considering the US government seems to think it's kiddie porn, I'd not be downloading it to my computer, either.)

As for the fansubbers... Have the majority of the torrent sites that have gone under the radar been shut down? Nope. That doesn't make them morally in the right, it just means they're not worth it to shut down. And the fansubbers used to always say that as soon as the show came out in English, it was your obligation to buy it-- it was part of what you agreed to when you paid them the shipping for the tapes. (I don't know if they still do. It's over ten years since I was in that culture, and we didn't have amazon.jp. Or bittorrent, for that matter.)

As I said, pet peeve. :)
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dangert12  +   1782d ago
You Buy The Console You should Do As You Want With It
You Brought It No Should Be Able 2 Tell You What To Do With It Or Break It Once You've Brought It Its Yours Not There's
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ChickeyCantor  +   1782d ago
"Id never mod my Ps3 (ive never had a modded anythin) and if u mod yours u deserve 2 hav your Ps3 break "

No homebrew is awesome ( A linux OS doesnt count, since it doesnt take full advantage of the hardware)
tee_bag242  +   1782d ago
Big Deal
Its hardly worth having. I bet it screws with multiplayer too, no thanks. I would just love if Sony opened up all the Cell for Linux :)
MegaPowa  +   1782d ago
if you didnt torrent music/movies
what the hell do you torrent on it then? that doesn't matter tho because everything there is pirated
Blaze929  +   1782d ago
Everything gets hacked; its only a matter of time. Be it 60 days or 60 years; it'll one day get hacked and I suspect the day the PS3 gets hacked is drawing near. I for one would kinda like it to be honest, lets not all act like 100% goodie too shoes and act like if we could get games for free we wouldnt.

PS3 games however I wouldnt becuase who the hell wants to download and occupy so much space just for one game. 50GB for MGS4? No thanks.

PS2 games I would love to have stored on my internal HDD for booting though; that'd be awesome
JustinSaneV2  +   1780d ago
"Did i say i download music/films? DONT assume anythin about me!!!"

"Im not agaist piracy i use uTorrent every now and then"

Well since you don't pirate video games that pretty much leaves software, movies, literature, and music. It doesn't take an astrophysicist to piece that one together.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1783d ago
lol once again its cnet
Sunny_D  +   1783d ago
Hell no! Why would I risk the chance of never being able to play online or get new fw updates just to play a stolen copy of a game?
Dirty J  +   1783d ago
not worth it when games in the future is likely to use 50 gb duallayer blu ray...
PirateThom  +   1783d ago
So, all I see is a mod chip that still doesn't work.
Ieuan  +   1783d ago
fake, this is an old post and was proven fake,, the website "www.belzar.com" wnet up for sale shortly after this was first announced,

final words, 100% Fake
Fishy Fingers  +   1783d ago
Hmmm.. I'd like to see it in action and reported on extensively before I believe they have a working mod chip, quite a few teams have made such claims but never actually pulled it off.
Ieuan  +   1783d ago
ok i put this on the open zone first but i feel it should go here aswell,
fake, this is an old post and was proven fake,, the website "www.belzar.com" wnet up for sale shortly after this was first announced,

final words, 100% Fake

not quite my final word but homebrew would be pretty cool on ps3 but i am against piracy,

potential of homebrew running on ps3 would be amazing though!
Fishy Fingers  +   1783d ago
Indeed, homebrew is the one reason I own a PSP. People see hax and instantly think pirate games, but there is much more to it than that.
sxpacks  +   1783d ago
Other OS boot
That's why Sony added the Other OS option. So for legit Home-brewers, they could play in the linux world and keep the PS3 world alone.

Smart move on Sony's Side....Fat PS3's are still for sale for those that are interested.
Fishy Fingers  +   1783d ago
^
I have an original 60GB with Linux installed, but without certain privileges and more importantly access to the GPU (RSX) it's rather limited. Also the "homebrew" cant have any impact on the PS3 OS.
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DaTruth  +   1783d ago
Playing Genesis games on my PSP was awesome and I can't see how anybody got hurt by that.

I also played a lot of games I had no intention of buying(and barely played them). And only one I went out and bought! I don't really like PSP games and mostly use it for music, videos and PS1 classics. Once GOW released, I stopped bothering with modding!
shutupandplay  +   1783d ago
I`d get a ps3, but only if it had a mod chip to play 360 games.
Saaking  +   1783d ago
the ps3 doesn't play sh1t games
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shutupandplay  +   1783d ago
Fukin horrible comeback. Please, try harder next time. I honestly feel insulted that you would disgrace my witty comment with a comeback with the caliber of a 12 year old`s.
CernaML  +   1783d ago
That'd be one hell of a retarded thing to do. Not because you mentioned 360 games but because you'd spend more money and risk breaking the hardware when you could... oh never mind. I won't bother.
Sigh  +   1783d ago
that was
actually a clever attack. You seem kinda sensitive to what he said, pretty hilarious. "WHAT A HORRIBLE COMEBAKCSSCASD YOU CANT SAY THAT CAUSE YOU SOUND LIKE A 12 YEAR OLD" LOL. Ironic.
red2tango  +   1783d ago
@3.2
Actually that was a great comeback so I don't know what the fcuk you're smoking. I'd never want a Halo or Gears of War game in my PS3, why did i sell it?
Deacon  +   1783d ago
@shutupandplay
Why are you such a flamer? You probably buy dildos, condoms, and ass beads too because I see you love getting fu*ked. How's that M$ meat slide treating you? You can't possibly be that biased against PS3 can you? You must do this for sh*ts and giggles to see droids rampage you or something? Like S&M much my friend? (Goes back to deciding which exclusive PS3 AAA game he wants to play)
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thebudgetgamer  +   1783d ago
"I`d get a ps3, but only if it had a mod chip to play 360 games."
you dont need a mod chip.

ninja gaiden
bishock
ect.
ect

:)
MAiKU  +   1782d ago
No one needs a quality comeback to own your sorry face, i thought you learned that last time poser.

You.... should follow your own advice and just shut up. You'd get get a ps3 anyways lame-o. Half of the games we'd ever care about in the lightest ends up on the ps3 with more content and sometimes even revamped.
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ChrisW  +   1782d ago
Be careful!
@Shutupandplay,

How dare you even contemplate the decimation of the divinity of the PS3!

@Saaking,

While the Reich of Sony Socialist Republic enjoys your support, we'd appreciate it if you kept it a little more intelligent!

@CernaML,

Please be more careful. The Sony Schutzstaffel is watching you.

@Sigh,

Only Fuhrer Kaz Hirai is allowed to type in all-caps.

@Red2tango,

Defecting to the enemy is inexcusable! We will put you on a transport to one of our Konzentrationslagers as soon as we locate you.

@Kreal 84,

We do not advocate lewd and offensive behavior concerning Sony ideology and Sony theology. You will be joining Red2tango for your less than desirable and schwule orientation.

@Thebudgetgamer and MAiKU,

Welcome to the brotherhood. We will send you a copy of Sony ideology and Sony theology. Read it well and you will be granted acceptance into the Reich of the Sony Socialist Republic!
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thebudgetgamer  +   1782d ago
chris, for the record i have great respect for the 360 and its games.
he was looking for a good comeback and i gave him one.

i get it. clearly if you are a ps3 fan that equals being a nazi to you right?

yea because thats a fair comparison.

gamers to people that massacred six million innocents.
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ChrisW  +   1782d ago
Bonus points to you!
slayorofgods  +   1782d ago
@ChrisW
I know you are working very hard on being a lvl 80 Warlord and you've lost a sense of reality in the process.
caffman  +   1782d ago
saaking
haze?
Deacon  +   1782d ago
@ ChrisW
Yeah okay. So I, a black guy, am a part of a fascist regime that killed over 6 million jews just because I own a PS3 and also because I called Shutupandflame out on his B.S? I fail to see the comparison you dildo. Why don't finish hooking up your new $100 360 HDD so you can install the rest of Forza 3. You know, since it has some much to love that it needs 2 discs. That was sarcasm my friend, how does it taste?
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ChrisW  +   1781d ago
kreal_84, Silence!
That "fascist regime" and the Sony Socialist Republic are nothing a like!

That fascist regime was old-school tolitarian and highly racist. We are not racist in any way, we seek world domination and through that we cannot be as such! As you see, in the Reich of the Sony Socialist Republic we advocate the new Sony Ideology and Sony Theology; race has no bounds, gender has no bounds, and creed has no bounds (outside of our own theology).

We reach out to everyone; race, gender, and creed! Give them a chance. If they fail to see the light, our omnipotent Blitzkrieg War Machine, the PS3, will wipe them out.

Unfortunately, we also need to filter out people in our ranks that do not fully fit, like you. I am sorry that you felt like you had to take a step in the wrong direction and, in addition to your lewd and inappropriate orientation comments, become blasphemous towards our leaders. Fuhrer Kaz Hirai will be happy to have you stripped of your trophies and removed from the Sony Socialist Republic.

Hail the Sony Socialst Republic!!!
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Sigh  +   1781d ago
@ChrisW
you make it sound like sony is fully socialist of their ways, so what are you trying to do? Trying to be funny? Sorry it aint working.

Plus, check the political spectrum again, you'd be surprised which political system is closer to fascism. Not gonna give you a hint since you think you're a know it all in politics with poor humor.
ChrisW  +   1781d ago
Sad... sad... sad...
Many people, like you, are NOT smart enough to understand the difference between fascism and socialism. Just because infamous leaders like Lenin, Mussolini (the Father of Fascism), Hitler (The National Socialist German Workers' Party Leader), Stalin, and Mao were all fascists under a socialist and/or communist based ideology doesn't mean socialism itself is bad.

But is socialism a bad thing? No, it's not. But because many people fail to realize that they are already Sony Socialists. Yet since they unintelligently relate fascism with socialism, they distance themselves from what seems to be a less than desirable ideology. I guarantee, you are a Sony Socialist. It’s just that you sadly fail to realize it.

In addition, did you know that there are over 30 countries (formerly and currently) whose constitutions make references to socialism, but do not subscribe to Marxist-Leninist ideology?

With all of this in mind, I will continue to advocate for the Sony Socialist Republic and Fuhrer Kaz Hirai!

(I have educated you; thus this last bubble was NOT wasted!)
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Saaking  +   1783d ago
fake
MetalGearRising  +   1783d ago
Hip Hip Hooray down with Sony.
komp  +   1783d ago
"Quick everyone buy a PS3 NOW incase they dont work in the future"

LOL.... a good marketing ploy, playing with rumours.
MetalGearRising  +   1783d ago
Bu bu but its impossible to hack ps3.
OmarJA  +   1783d ago
B-b-b-b-but it's not working...
Sigh  +   1783d ago
Metal Gear Fan wannabe
it still is pretty hard to hack compared to the Wii and Xbox 360 this gen.
Aquarius  +   1783d ago
"Bu bu but its impossible to hack ps3"

Are you mocking yourself? :o

PS3 fans are known to make constructive arguements. So you just OWNED yourself with that one ;)
napoleon_ist  +   1782d ago
still it is you animal
this news is old fake
http://www.n4g.com/Newsg-38...
Sigh  +   1783d ago
Cnet...
not surprised... especially since some people here are saying that it doesn't even work also... tisk tisk.
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1783d ago
Why would you need a mod chip when you can just hack Linux?
Fishy Fingers  +   1783d ago
Because you cant access the GPU through linux (or other things for that matter).
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mfwahwah  +   1782d ago
So you've hacked linux on a PS3? What exactly have you accomplished that would make you say that?
djfullshred  +   1783d ago
With automatic firmware updates, it seems like more trouble than it's worth to mod these things. You can't exactly complain to the manufacturer that your modded box broke because of new firmware update if that happens a month after you modded it.
LONEWOLF231  +   1783d ago
Man who the heck would want to mod a PS3?
I sure as heck wouldnt.
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DigitalAnalog  +   1783d ago
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I REFUSE TO MOD MY CONSOLE....
We're going to have "crappy" games if piracy is rampant for the PS3 market. Support the developers my friends!
commodore64  +   1782d ago
That makes no sense.

Consider the PS2:

- easily moddable
- most modded/chipped games console in the world
- most copied games in the world
- most successful games console in the world.

There seems to be a positive correlation between modding and consoles success. Granted, correlation does not necessarily equal causation, but still.
DigitalAnalog  +   1782d ago
PS2 technically has no competition.

It had:

ALL of the great exclusives

ALL of the 3rd party support

MOST of the userbase.

And while the PS3 is almost released, hardware-pushing games like Shadow of the Colossus and GOW I & II were just being completed.

Now 2 1/2 years into the PS3's cycle and "supposedly" harder to develop for. We've already seen games that's pushing the system like Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, MGS4. Not to mention the sales. Had the console been modded I don't think any developer would find it profitable to push the PS3 if 1000 or so pirated copies will be released considering they have none Halo/GeoW type fanbases that sells.
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cmrbe  +   1783d ago
The only thing i want is
region free blu-ray from a mod.
red2tango  +   1783d ago
This was confirmed fake
Apocalypse Shadow  +   1783d ago
i just want sony to
unlock region code for ps1 and ps2 on ps3.the reason i keep the ps2 is because of my japanese games and swap magic.

if they unlocked those like ps3 games,i would be a happy camper.
HOSe  +   1783d ago
uhhh
imagined if it plugged into the usb? thatd be dope
Kushan  +   1783d ago
The original article for this is weeks and weeks old, the site that claims to own the chip was proven to be a hoax by some random kid somewhere in the UK (I think). This wasn't news 6 weeks ago and it certainly isn't news now.
downwardspiral  +   1783d ago
F that. If i had the chance to mod my ps3 i wont. I've modded my ps1 xbox,and ps2, and they started having problems after that.
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Dellis  +   1783d ago
This isn't real, PS3 will never get hacked and people won't be DL

20+ gig games, its pointless.
nraudigy2  +   1782d ago
Shouldn't multiplatform games about the same size? Around 6GB. You still need blu-ray burner and media.
ninjagoat  +   1783d ago
Sony had it in the bag the minute they thought up firmware. there ain't a mod that will work from firmware to firmware and thats how it should be so if there silly enough to add the chip. Then they suffer the fact they cant use the new stuff. I for one think you would be a right retard to use one on it. Buy your games get proper fun outta them trade them for the less fortunate and move to the next game.
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1783d ago
I know this has nothing to do with this article but the appropriate article for this video that I'm going to post isn't on the front page right now so prepare to get owned X-BUTTS

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

Enjoy bots because it's all you have.
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   1783d ago
You can say by by to AAA exclusives if someone finds a way to hack the PS3 because these things affect Sony in very BIG ways.

Just look at the PSP.
bligmerk  +   1782d ago
Older than moldy bread
Wow, what a weak post and "article". As more than a few people have pointed out, this was a fake from many weeks ago. The guy was trying to get advance orders to cash the money and never delivered.

The reason these posts and fakes keep popping up is because the Xbox 360 has been cracked wide open and it is starting to affect software sales. I know of at least 10 guys that now have modded 360's and they all stopped buying games. One guy told me he had over 20 titles now. And the mod is brain-dead simple, doesn't even need a mod chip. Funny how this never makes the "news 4 gamers".
Bereaver  +   1782d ago
Guys, this isn't the first mod chip!

A mod chipped was actually released about 1 to 3 months after the ps3 released.

But they were able to find the places they made and sold them and it got shut down fast and they were all jailed lol.
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