Is PSjailbreak worth the hassle? PSLS asks the question: Do I really need the PSjailbreak?
not sure what i think about this but i don't really care much for the piracy of games, i want to try my best to support the industry.
It is probably going to be patched tomorrow Makes me think its not a big worry right now but if it ends up like the psp...
Lemme guess without reading article they'll say it's not because they're pro Sony.
Hmmm I dunno, maybe you should read the article before leaving a negative comment.
Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Or in this case, Sony techs with the ability to make this $160 piece of illegal hardware irrelevant before they can even ship the damn things. Buy one and you know what to expect. You'll never be able to take it online to install a patch, play a game with your buddies or update your console ever again. That might be acceptable for some, but for this old video game soldier, gimping my system to save a couple of bucks simply isn't an option. Plus I have respect for the hard working men and women who bring me the games I love and wouldn't take food out of their mouths. It's hard enough out there in the current economy as is.
As long as there is any chance of online ban I won't even think of it, and there is always a chance, so no. For me online play is ~80% of console usage Im not willing to sacrifice multiplayer for free singleplayer games.
Technically, if the device is not using illegal code belonging to Sony, then it's completely legal to purchase and use as we now have seen with the recent jailbreak law. Although of course, use for piracy is illegal. But homebrew on PS3 could be really cool. Playing mkv, emulators, firefox and many more possibilities. Programs that could really make use of the powerful Cell CPU. Also, the creator of the device claims that it is firmware updatable so if Sony patches the exploit and the modder figures out a way to overcome it, you can just update the device.
Thanks to PC gaming i rarely use my ps3 so the instant that some decent homebrew apps come out ill give this a shot. i dont care for backups and the price is high so i can wait for the scene to mature before i try it
If you have a PC, why would you use this for homebrew apps? the PC is an open platform anyway and any retro game and emu can be gotten on a PC. Why risk your PS3 when your PC already does this stuff with software? I have a gaming PC as well and I get a lot of use out of both, no way id pay $100 for my PS3, risk breaking it just for a few homebrew apps, heck why even own a PS3 if this is all your going to do?
I buy my games what I'd like is something to backup my protected saves. Something a lot of people on N4G forget about is the over use of DRM to stop trophies abuse etc. I don't care for them trophies so I'd like to play my LEGAL games without being restricted to DRM that blocks my ability to backup saves or share them across my multiple consoles. Some games are made a prisoner of the systems DRM capabilities. I don't aprove piracy but I also don't aprove of lame restrictions for legit owners.
I couldn't possibly be more against this PSjailbreak. All because sh!tbags want to steal games, us legitimate games are going to pay for these idiot hackers. Just like with OtherOS. That tool Geohot needed to conquer a machine to feel good about himself, and he got the OtherOS feature taken away from the rest of us. Sony is going to have to stop working on firmware features that actually benefit us, to come up with a fix to stop this garbage. You can all thank PSjailbreak for Cross Game Chat being delayed another year.
yea, I don't understand why so many people spend their time trying to hack systems.
Maybe they're poor, or maybe they're just lonely and are working towards creating the ultimate sex bot.
because its a big buisness the inventor/thief of this usb will be making quite a bit of money from this until it reaches asia and cheaper ones come out
For fame. I didnt know the Geohot douchebag, but now I do. If you tell hackers your system is unhackable, and it takes four years to do it, you bet the one hacker's name will go down infamy.
1. Money (The person/s who succeed can earn a quick $$ if not busted) 2. Pride and glory (The person or persons become famous & infamous) 3. Thrill of beating the system. (Sticking it to the man) 4. Being cheap. (The pirates that want to save money) 5. Wanting to get the most out of the hardware. This is just a few reasons I'm sure they have other agendas for doing it.
Don't you run Playstation Lifestyle? I would think you get a lot of your games comped to you. (?) I agree with your statements but for myself, I am interested in the homebrew side of it. It's a shame you can't have one without the other.
yea me to there could be a good homebrew scene and emulators for retro gaming, but i wouldnt want to risk the banhammer of sony as they will obviously take action against this as im sure they will be able to detect what your doing on your ps3
I want to support this if this has no capability of playing pirated copies but will enable added programs and features to my PS3 like having another faster browser than the current one that is too slow to my liking. I just don't want piracy in the PS3, I've been having great games because the developers are happy that they are getting paid for the games they worked on.
Cross-Game Chat is never coming get over it.
i'd rather buy my games legit
Buy games and support the developer. That's how I do it anyway. I have no problem paying full price for a solid game like Uncharted 2 or Metal Gear Solid 4. Mafia II on the other hand isn't worth $15.
so ur stating u will pirate Mafia 2 since its not a solid game to u?
I would think that he would pay less than $15. No where in his comment did he hint at pirating Mafia II.
If you don't want to own the game you can rent or even barrow it. If it's that bad let the developers suffer and don't buy/play it.
Oh boy. Sometimes the money making schemes these publishers come up with and the trend of shortening games to break it out into DLC(overpriced at that) and some of the shady marketing tactics makes me want to say Jailbreak. But the developers, the guys making the games, are not usually behind these schemes I'd like to think. So I say think about them and their families and buy the games. Don't jailbreak. One last thing. How many of these jailbreak articles do we need? It's getting to the point that all the information is out and we are just beating it to death. Let's stop bringing any more heat to this subject and let Sony deal with it.
I think it’s all going to come down to what gamers value, the ability to play online, or the ability to back-up their games which inevitably leads to the “P” word. As I usually say, this is gonna be interesting to watch. Additionally, this problem is gonna mean more bad than good for legit PS3 owners, just like how we got screwed and lost OtherOS support.
I have absolutely no incentive to jailbreak the PS3.
I just hope someone does something about this ASAP, ps3jailbreak is a temporary solution right now for pirates (which stinks), unless someone figures out how to make and install cfw in debug mode:(:( I personally am not interested in it and will just stick to buying the best ps3 exclusives.
I say leave it alone. To spend $140.00 on something that might have a glitch that bricks your system or cause Sony to block your system permanently is not worth it. This is Sony's tech they stole. I am sure that they know how to use it better then some overconfident hackers. You people do realize that if something goes wrong the hackers don't care. They already have your money. Also if it comes down to the fact that they actually stole Sony's device and they take legal action they will be in serious trouble. Modding a system might not be illegal but stealing my tech to do it is. If this gets ugly you don't want to be in the crossfire.No matter what you think of Sony, they are a huge company.They could do many drastic things that I am sure we won't like.
i need one for my fat 60 GB PS3 that is banned from PSN for life... so i need it for that one if i like the game ill buy it for my slim 250 GB PS3 :D :D
You wanna know if it's worth getting? Is getting banned from PSN worth it?
alot of u ppl on websites say u dl movies/music( even via ur PS3s) for free but get mad when ppl are downloading videogames. Then u say "support the developers/indusrty" Y not support the music/movie industry too?
But the gaming industry isn't as cheesed out as the music/movie industry. There are people that can't even sing and use autotune and there are so many rehashes of movies lately it makes me sick. With the exception of Inception<3
But just like games there are plenty of great bands that deserve your money. For every CoD there's an Ico, just like for every Lady Gaga theres a Zepplin. If something is truly trash I wouldn't even waste my time or bandwith pirating it.
Because they dont produce good enough shit to justify charging for. A dollar a song? GTFO. Edit damn lazy beat me to it.
Do I really need to play video games? No I don't! All I need are oxygen, water, food, and sex.
dont know much agout this hacking business, but whats to stop sony from releasing weekly mandatory firmware, making it a massive pain in the ass for anyone using these things?
..and it's going to be all because of those bloody hackers and pirates!! I can see the PS3 having frequent firmware updates like the PSP.
Think about it, for every security patch it isn't just the people exploiting this that will feel the pain. The legitimate owners of consoles will also be required to update. I don't know to much about hardware flash but I know constantly updating it will eventually burn it out like rechargeable batteries. From what I understand flash has a finite number of re-writes before it stops working. I know this number is huge but it doesn't last forever.
It technically isn't hacked, its just some unfortunate employee sold out on Sony. Nontheless piracy is piracy.
I've been 'online' since 1995 and I have NEVER seen anyone so loyal to any one product!!! I have NEVER seen anyone go AGAINST hax to any system, either!! Where does it end? How loyal can you be? There must be some kind of subliminal system at hand when you turn on a PS3! STAY AWAY!!! If Sony ruled and was your GOVERNMENT, then y'all would be the most ENTHUSIASTIC supporters, ever to exist!!!
This has nothing to do with loyalty. I am probably one of the few people who used the other OS option to run Ubuntu, and I'm still pissed it was taken away because of that bloody hacker. I lost a feature I liked because of some asshole in another country. What's next? Now I'm probably gonna have to update my PS3 on a weekly basis with firmware which will have nothing more than security patches, wasting my time.
I agree.Why is it so hard to understand why we are outraged at this. What, because you others sat back and didn't care that they hacked you Wiis and 360s because you selfishly didn't care who suffered for it? This could potentially disrupt the new developer relationships that Sony is forging right now. This couldn't have come at a worst time.
I would try it . Not for the games though . If there were cfw apps .
I'm not gonna lie, I'd love to play emulators from the comfort of my couch with a dualshock.
but i am going 2 get this usb. i have 2 ps3s so i wont get online with the 1 i am going 2 mod. i am not going 2 pirate games off the internet but i will back up my games.
On so many different levels this Jailbreak hack is just wrong. I honestly can't see peeps who spent 200+ bucks on their PS3, paying 140+ bucks on top of that only to get the PS3 banned from PSN. Anything that potentiallty stops you from Firmware updates on your PS3 basically renders your PS3 obsolete... even for single player games - which nearly always requires either an install or a patch update! All Sony have to do is require that all games log into the network before play - and Jailbreak will be dead in the water.
While what you say is good in theory, what happens when PSN is down, your internet is down or for those that aren't on PSN? Remember even these days not everyone has their PS3 online or even has the internet so if you force everyone to sign in just to play a game you're alienating a portion of your userbase. This unfortunately won't work. Final Fight is one of those titles that forces you to sign into the network and is a pain sometimes. I remember a while ago I was having some trouble with my internet and it took a while to fix, now obviously during this time the game was useless to me.Paying £40/$60 for a game that you can't access when you want to is a big no-no.
I can honestly say that this is outright stealing and NO ONE should support the site that sells it.
I always go legit, jailbreak is irrelevant to me.
this wont work on future titles. All sony have to do is to make usb jingle boot incompatible with game code and thats it.
the thing is tho look at the psp once you have a hardware based hack people can always code around it, i will wait and see if we get a psp version of darkalex before buying tho as there may not be any coders willing to do cfw. but i dont support piracy would just like to run retro emulators and homebrew
i only jailbroke my ipod and my xbox becasue i hate Microsoft and apple now i have to go back being delicious
You dont have to buy the USB plug.. You can just download the files to your own USB pen drive and do the same thing ;-) It's free...
But not yet.
Nope the usb is micro controller Depending how simple the commands are someone might be able to emulate those commands. but lot people saying its going to be to hard there's ones coming out for £50 next week so there will cheaper options. People talking no online is possibility but pirates willing to go with out and it could damage sales. but with this being such a hit with piracy community there will people working on spoofing the fw making possible to play online
Ps3 Games are well worth their price so no Psjailbreak EVER. plus thieving/stealing is wrong.
My ps3 is a gaming console if I want homebrew apps and retro games ill get them for free for my laptop or desktop and still use my DS3 pad. I'm not buying Jailbreak just so some c*nt can make a quick buck. I could Hack my PSP as well but games are so damn cheap for PSP now what is the point?
gaming would die. pirates are leeches to the industry. does anyone work here? would you like it if people were "hacking" your services/product to the point that you wouldn't get paid anymore? thought so.
You lose access to PSN and other features. Don't think it's worthed not playing online just to play some games. I think future games will require a FW update or some type of PSN check in order to play the game. People could purchase another system to play online and the other to play pirated games, but that's $300 and extra for a big HDD, so there's no real point in modding if you blow money just to pirate some games. People in US doesn't have fast internet also so I think Sony and other Devs are going to be OK. I was thinking about Modding my 360, but don't think it'll be worthed the time and effort to do that.
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