The latest firmware update for the PS3 reportedly knocks the infamous PSJailbreak out of commission, or so users claim. That hack, which uses a USB dongle to "trick" the PS3, allows users to play pirated as well as homemade games on the system.
good news and people should BUY there games! developers work real hard to make them.
People in 3rd world countries cannot afford 60$ games, so I think it's fair if they have HACKS for the PS3 because Sales don't matter in those countries anyways... I mean comon, lets not be selfish ! Kids overthere have hearts too, have hopes to play games but if you live in a rich country, F U, go work and pay
people in third world countries probably still own ps2's just pointing out...
Not to sound like a douche but how the hell did they afford a ps3 then?
Gaming isnt a right, its a luxury. If you cant afford it, too bad.
hmmm.. i can't afford Ferrari... i guess it's fair that i steal it. well... for the ones who bought the service - serves you right!
you're a complete dickhead. that doesnt give people the right to steal just because its third world. maybe if its third world they shouldnt be spending their time on gaming and working on how to better their life to get out of that third world.
I'm sure any respected developer with an ounce of morals would not mind seeing a poor child from the third world play and enjoy their game for free.
I don't know where you live, but even here in my "rich country" I did not need a video game to have fun when I was a kid. We made games out of everything. So sorry, I do not feel sorry for any kids that can;t afford a video game. They are probably better off without it. As for the F U comment, you're not winning over any hearts to your cause.
WTH did u just say? so somebody lives in a not so developed country, and they are allowed to steal? please don't run your mouth like you know the truth because u clearly don't! most of the time, pirates are the one making money selling these pirated stuff like pirated games and modded consoles and people are buying them due to it being cheap. some of them are not even aware that these stuff are illegal due to it being sold openly but in some countries, government are taking actions to combat these scum but their piracy network are proven to be too large to be taken out completely. what I'm trying to say here is, the ones doing this is not those with no money but rather those with enough of it!
Wait what? Maybe those people should be focusing on things that don't waste their time like video games, and maybe they will become a second world country. Besides, I really doubt that those kids care about video games. Back when my family was poor I got one game a year for my Genesis and that made me love those games. If I got every game I wanted the personal value would have dropped. And, I didn't feel bad when every one else got what ever they wanted.
@Eamon, It isn't the poor kids from the 3rd world playing the games that are pirated. People are being naive to paint this picture of some broken hearted kid looking at game developers like they were the make a wish foundation. It is those 3rd world companies where the games are pirated and shipped out to the developed countries or else pirated and put up for download so persons in developed countries can snatch them off the internet. That peter pan scenario is fantasy.
First world is overrated... China not only produce mods but also have many people running pirated games and it's the most wealthy and developed country right now. And what is this 3rd World stuff anyway. I here thinking we all lived in the very same world! You guys mean UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES... And just so you know, it's a pretty globalized world now, there are people on all economic level in anywhere. Just like there are people to poor to buy videogames in developed countries. In both cases, families that poor usually don't have the time to care about videogames. If you relate piracy to poverty, piracy should be way more common in fully developed regions were poor people are in contact to games... Games aren't that advertised in underdeveloped regions. For sure games cost a lot for the average Joe in an underdeveloped country, but they are still accessible. What isn't usually accessible is to buy 10 games a year. People in here (ok, Brazil hasn't been considered underdeveloped for 20 years or so, but it's problems with unbalanced wages gives me a good idea cause the poor population is bigger than in other countries in development) that want to buy a console have to save money more time (1 year or so), but those able too do it obviously can save to get some games twice a year or more. Some people argue it's unfair how people somewhere else can get 20 games a year... But back on the Nes, Master System, Genesis/Mega Drive and SNES times, were piracy was practically zero here and gaming was really popular here, it was exactly like that and no one complained! I myself had collect 8 SNES games in around 5 years... Actually it was different, there were rental game stores all around but after PS1 piracy, people were too "smart" to pay for it and all those stores went out of business. Next time you want to picture a pirate from 3rd world in your head, don't think of a starving ethiopian kid with flies on its eyes and a DS3 in the hand. Think of a greedy teenager boy that is too lazy or too naive to work around his money limitation but still want to have everything regardless of consequences for him or others.
bishop, I agree with a great deal of what you said. And China has immense wealth. They are an economic juggernaut with which the world must reckon. But taken on the whole, they are hardly the most developed country.
People in 3rd world countries, who cannot afford $60 games, should probably worry about buying food instead of game consoles. Just because you can't afford a game does not mean you are entitled to play it for free. That is a major problem in the world today though. People feel entitled to pretty much everything that they want.
People who are starving have my permission to steal bread if they can't find someone to give it to them. If you're so concerned about little orphans being able to play games, then why don't you start a foundation for providing them with such things?
I'm sorry, but I couldn't help it. The reason they're called "third world" comes from the Cold War. US and NATO being the first world, USSR and Warsaw being the second, and technically neutral (also mostly impoverished) nations being third. Sorry for the history. Anyways, buy your games. Some third world countries have much lower prices for technology anyways, but they'd rather spend that $30/month on stuff like food.
Considering the state of most 3rd world countries, I'm pretty certain they're not spending their time downloading pirated games for their PS3. I think bishop-br said best about who's behind the majority of Piracy.
Did anybody else notice the weird update when it was installing? The numbers and everything else look so weird and blocky.
Don't worry about that, that has happened every single update that I have downloaded. It only happens on the install.
I mean why would you see an update mean't for security issues and update? people are really dumb nowadays. lol
Lol "mean't" I can really see people ARE dumb nowadays anyways that's good ps3 now unhackable again before it got out of hand good on Sony
He misspelled something! He must be mentally restarted. No one who is smart ever makes mistakes. /s
Let's count the grammatical errors in the grammar nazi gow9903's comment. I'll go first and state that lol is not a word.
You guys have it all wrong. People that do spell & grammer check for us are not Nazi's. They provide a service on the Internet, so we don't have to do this for ourselves. They are compelled to be our servants. Now get back to work grammer servants! There are lots more posts for you to read & correct. Quit slacking on the job!
It should be L.O.L. "mean't," I can really see people are dumb nowadays; anyways, it's good that the PS3 is now unhackable again before it got out of hand. Good one Sony! Disclaimer: being a grammar Nazi and not having correct grammar probably just happened above.
"I can really see people ARE dumb nowadays anyways that's good ps3 now unhackable again before it got out of hand good on Sony" Before you find out that you want to be everyone's spell-check fascist you should learn to put together a proper sentence. Start by not taking the title of ben "yahtzee" croshaw's show as a grammar advice. @djfullshred That's a nice thought :) But GoW9903 should be fired for calling his employees dumb.
Heard there was a way to bypass it and use the system on 3.41 without updating. Is that true or not?
of course you can still use the jailbreak, but you can't log online without updating. Surely enough many jailbreakers will stay offline till there's a workaround 3.42.
You heard correctly. The Logan5 proxy hack allows you to log on and even play games online without updating. But if you use this with a PSJailbreak game then Sony can likely track you and ban your console.
Yeah the Logan5 hack can let you play online with 3.41. This hack has been around since the days of Geohot. I have no idea if Sony have banned users using this hack though. Or if they are able to detect it?
The work around is the same thing geohot tried to use and for some reason it is back up. It will be down again in a day or two at most. After it was shut down the first time, geohot retired ;)
Well all Sony is doing is keeping people from playing online... There will be a way to keep playing pirated games on the PS3 offline. Just like you can on the 360. Now that there's an exploit, ways will be created to bypass updates and play ripped games offline. Just saying...
That's only if the people have the jailbreak or one of it's clones before the update hits. The number of people who have this isn't a large as some people make it out to be. For example, the original, "Official" PSJailbreak is illegal to sell, and not everyone is tech savvy enough to build one on their own. This also ignores in what way the exploit was defeated. I have said from the beginning of this, if Sony is smart and they are able to, they should disable the USB ports during start up. That would kill this exploit because so far, no matter what version or device is used, the procedure for implementation is the same. If Sony did disable the USB ports during start up, then I don't see how they can work around this. And it takes a really dedicated motherfucker to not be able to use his console online at all just so he might have a chance of stealing some games. There are some who will, but the number of people who have the exploit in their hands right now isn't as many as some people think. Besides, what good is an offline only console when most games have some online component to them?
There are people who purchase an additional Xbox 360 to either dedicate it for playing online games purchased through legitimate means and another 360 to only play downloaded games. If you think about it, a PS3 only costs $300. A pirate would only have to pirate 5 games and he would have covered back the initial cost of the system. All games he/she steals from then on is all profit in his eyes. If Sony thinks that they can simply issue a small firmware update to patch up this fix, they would be sorely mistaken. Many users will risk not being able to play online just to pirate games. Or, like I said above, purchase an additional PS3. As long as games can be continued to be copied onto the PS3's hard drive and played offline without the disc, pirates will utilize the jailbreak.
The demand to download games is considerable... So you can be sure that many people will ditch PSN just to play PS3 pirated games. Some will buy another PS3 just for homebrewing and pirated games. If the exploit wins the war then you can be sure ways will be found to play any game no matter if it requires an update.
I hate piracy and I am glad sony sorted this out real quick, I already have upgraded to the new firmware
Oh No! It was patched! Its over! Its all over! All PS3s that were at 3.41 are now magically upgraded to 3.42! Anybody who hacked their PS3, EVER, now is unable to hack it because EVERYONE installed the update! There is no way the PS3 can ever be hacked again because we all know 3.42 is unhackable! People certainly can't bypass the 3.42 update while still connecting to PSN over 4.31! This worked SO well on the PSP!
actually that's KIND OF true. You do know that ALL retail models come with the latest firmware installed. so no new ps3s will detect psjailbreak(if this story's true.) That may not be defeating pirates completely but it's a big step. that means once the console you're using is banned THAT'S IT. bye bye jailbreak(again, if this is all true.) and don't forget about the oblivious users who simply updated without knowing the contents of the update. This kills their chances of pirating.
"PSJailbreak blocked" Sucks for them, I`ll continue to purchase my games legitimately without having to worry about any of this crap :)
but before the patch..... http://www.youtube.com/watc... The spirit of 2pac erupts... >>ff to 2095^^
THis has got to be the biggest slap in the face to peeps who bought Psjailbreak, how much was it again? $160? Bet the people behind it are like "See ya later, Enjoy your new Usb toy dongle"
I'm not upgrading my firmware because I will be using this hack. Not to pirate new games, but instead for PS2 BC and homebrew. I would love to replay the PS2 library I ALREADY OWN. Therefore I'm hurting nobody... I will eventually get a second PS3 to play PS3 games with. Sony earned another sale. I guess this whole thing hacking worked out for them afterall, right? Lay off the hackers, guys. We're not ALL evil and trying to rip-off developers. Some of us just want to get the most out of our consoles.
only units that could play ps2 games to begin with can play ps2 back ups. Development of a ps2 emulator has not even started, so uh yh.
but good luck waiting! without EE and GS on-board, true PS2 emulation is a pretty hard thing to do. even the best PC based emulation is still struggling even on a beast of a pc to run smoothly! Sony made BC compatible PS3 by putting the brain and heart of the PS2 inside and later on emulated it by just taking out only 1 of them and yet some games can't be played. now with both of them not there, what makes you think a random hacker can come out and program the CELL so PS2 games can be played? I'm happy to be proven wrong, but at the moment, I just can't see it happening.
you spent 160$ to play PS2 games. The PS2 itself is selling for 100. Weird logic you have
I didn't buy the jailbreak device. I'm not retarded. I'm running it off a calculator. PS2 BC is being rumored, and I'm fairly certain it can be emulated with the right software. Other OS is also up for discussion. I'd like Linux back, too. Like I said, I'm not doing this for piracy reasons. I have no plans of downloading games or creating "back-ups." I'm only doing it to add new features.
So you are giving up playing any new games (which will require the new firmware) so you can play 10 year old games with piss poor software emulation and linux, two things that can be done 100% better with a 100$ PC... Genius.
seriously this makes little sense , you can buy a new ps2 for almost nothing , and it's now very well emulated on pc WITH IMPROVEMENTS as ong as you meet the required horsepower . Meanwhile even with the hardware the ps3 ran ps2 games at best identical and most ofen with glitchs . And now you add that you'd also buy a second ps3 also for the sake of running a free os that can run from almost any other device ? I'm sorry but after such an investment , and despite seemingly good intention , i can't picture you not succumbing to the temptation at least a few times , for games you are uncertain about .
Why do all of you care so much what I do with my PS3? I bought it day one. I camped outside of BestBuy for it. I've taken care of it all these years and it still runs perfectly. No signs of YLOD at all. I own nearly every PS3 exclusive. I think I have the right to do whatever I want to with my console. If I wish to "hack" it that's what I'll do. These things interest me. I'm doing it just because I can. But I'm not doing it for corrupt reasons... If I really wanted free games, I'd get a 360... I'm planning on getting a slim in the future anyway. There are plenty of other ways to demo games other than pirating. That is usually done by, you know... playing the demo. Not a demo? I'm sure one of my friends have it. They don't? Well damn. I guess I'll rent it from GameFly like I have been doing for the last year now. Seriously, you guys need to relax...
First you've got the PS3 standing a a lone bastion against piracy, then that guy manages to figure out the exploit through other OS which causes that to be removed leading to the hackers utter defeat and retirement yet eventually becomes Jailbreak, the back and forth rumors of total victory, Sony only able to fight legally, now finally the update and Jailbreak's defeat though ramblings of it return only lingering. I smell movie. Or at least a webcomic.
It is the fall of civilization as we know it. From this year forward the calender will read: year 1 AH (After Hack).
Good luck trying to play any new PS exclusives coming out later this year (like GT5). I wouldn't be surprised if Sony update their security every time a new exclusive comes out, meaning you & all the other thieves will be left hanging for weeks or months on end. For some reason I think you created you're account to troll, not the usual 1st comment from gamer who only joined (oh that's right you're a low life). Hope all you're consoles & gadgets die, lol. Disagreed & de-bubbled. @ thebudgetgamer you might want to put a /s at the end of you're comment incase people think you're serious (wasn't me who disagreed with you by the way).
Buying pirated games is not a crime. Im doin nothing illegal. I can post what i think. Stay out of it. Just because i modified my consoles does not make me a troll.
Funny, my local Gamestop or Game don't seem to sell any of these pirated games, I wonder why. Because it's illegal, otherwise there'd be shops selling them everywhere, undercutting the legitimate ones. I was also posting what I was thinking & can post or reply to anyone, if you don't like it ignore it or reply back. I felt I had to reply to you because I felt disgusted by you're bragging about stealing games as though it's cool.
"Buying pirated games is not a crime" Whoa, this is almost as insane and incorrect a statement as the people saying that all modders are thieves.
@Ceasar Your account is only 4 hours old and has only 3 bubbles left. Just curious, how do you keep track of all your logins since you appear to need to make new ones daily?
I think Evil-Ryu and Ceasar are the same guy.
U hoping my consoles and gadgets die is not going to happen. U hoped ps3 stays unhacked. But it is hacked now. U can whine all you want. There are a lots of games to play even if new games like Gt5 can't be played. allthough this won't be the case as hackers are gonna win but still with the games that are compatable i'm set for another 2 years.
Hackers never win. They are nerds that live in they moms basement and never get a woman.
Well let us know how you enjoy playing games online, you do know most of those games probably have to be patched online so you'll probably run into some glitches along the way (most games had patches released). I don't mind the homebrew type hacks but piracy=theft, therefore you have openly admitted to being a thief. I just hope Sony & MS keep blocking & finding new ways to stop you/others in the future. One more thing, if you are going to steal games at least keep it to yourself, makes you look dishonest.
i don't understand why Sony just doesn't sneak these firmware updates into their games TRICKING hackers into downloading the patch, making their hack worthless. this would not only curb hacking, in general, but would also target those that keep their systems offline. i think a really cool way of doing this would make the patch activate by performing a common action in the game. for example, a hacker tries playing an illegal copy of Uncharted 3. everything is going good.. till they get their first head shot. then, WHAM! their console bricks. awesome!
there are good reasons why no companies try that i think . It is probably illegal and would launch class action suits from enough customers . They also could have hidden a remote function to force automatic download , but would also probably proves to be intrusive and illegal .
good to see Sony won in the court and quickly put out a fix....MORE to follow
I hope it stays this way. Anyone else tired of trolls using the jailbreak as a trolling method?
THIS.. IS.. SPA..SONY!!!