According to a firmware hacking channel, a topic was posted on Tuesday which stated that a 100% software based flashing solution for the BenQ drive has been confirmed.
Let the pwnage begin!
So what is the benefit of doing this?
You can play copied games on flashed firmware machines.
One of the reasons 360's sell well in certian quarters is because its hacked and you can pirate the games. Its quite possible to have 140 titles without a single original. Though I'd never approve of course <cough, cough, embaressed shuffle>
The PS3 has proved unhackable so far.
Are you kidding? The PS3 was hacked within the first couple days.
"The PS3 has proved unhackable so far. " yet... the PS3 software attack rate is so low compared to the xbox 360 and the xbox 360 have record software attach rate...
How is that possible?
How come a hacked machine where people don't need to buy the games is able to sell more games than one that "proved unhackable"?
It's obvious that the xbox 360 being hackable have no effect on software attack rate... which is the biggest worry when it comes to piracy. There will always be piracy.. hackers will always target the product most people use. The system with the most games.. the system worth hacking... If you would to hack the PS3 what games would you copy... lair?
The xbox 360 unlike previous console is a connected platform... all games support some level of xbox live integration... risking getting NOT your console only banned but your account is something that most gamers would not want.
This may be hard to understand for PS3 owners... but creating another account, losing your gamescore, game purchases, friend list, movie purchases and not being able to connect online is not worth messing with your console for... specially in todays time where you can simply subscribe to NetFlix and never have to buy a game if you can't aford it.
Another point I would like to make is hacking does not always hurt the hardware maker... why do you think Sony make the PSP so hackable? They already hacked the slim PSP! Lots of people buy the PSP just to hack it. and it does not matter at all... most PSP games are disconnected.. and online are not needed.
I currently have 2 PSP... one hacked! that I run homebrew apps..and games... (games I own.. hehe)...
I hacked my PS1... and burn games like there is no tomorrow... why? because it didn't matter.. who cares... no online connectivity...
But I would never hacked a 360 or PS3.. not worth it... besides.. now I have a job.
PS3 has not been hacked yet, they've found a TIFF exploit that so far allows you to do stuff that the system does anyway. As far as the 360 being hacked more and getting banned from live. I know several people who play game backups on Live and their systems and accounts are intact, they've found a way around it. Goes to show kids, if one man can make it, another man can break it.
i think that they just hacked an xbox360 and can emulate it using software alone. Which is big news in the hacking world for games.
No mate - extreme firmware is for playing copied games. Check any public torrent site to see how common piracy on the 360 is.
Traditionally, you have had to open the 360 and plug it into a PC with a suitable sata connector - software flashing means you don't need to do this.
The BenQ dvd drive was unflashable, which meant anyone who had this drive could not modify the firmware and play pirated games. Looks like that situation has changed which once agian means you can hack any 360 not matter which dvd drive it uses.
thx for the explanation. ill give you an agree.
The geeks can do it well :) bubbles for them!
This happened with the dreamcast as well. people hacked the dreamcast but for some reason refused to hack the ps2? Sad really that you would hack one machine over the other just for the sake of not giving another company royalties. However once the dreamcast was hacked they did turn their sites to sony now the ps2, and psp are extremly modded. I guess hackers like to save the best for last, for lack of a better term???
Hah dude the PS2 is hacked and modded to all hell. It was the PS2, Ken Kutaragi, and Sega who killed the dreamcast, not piracy. There was a documentary on G4 a while ago talking about the PS2 and DC days and some of the Sega people were talking about the exact moment they said it was over and was going to deliver the message that they were ceasing support.
Sorry mate, you must be either very confused or badly misinformed.
No one, anywhere in the world, has managed to play a copied PS3 game ISO on a PS3. This is absolute fact. There's few fakes of a loader on Utube, but do your research and you will see no one anywhere can hack the machine. This is why the usual pirate distributers have stopped distributting PS3 iso's, theres no point until anyone can play them.
Every other machine has beeen hacked. Dvd firmware flashing for 360's, mod chips for Wii's, firmware flashing for PSP's, Cartidges for the DS, and lots of methods for PS2.
PS3 is the only one with no piracy currently, and in some circles its believed this is harming its adoption.
This site isn't about hacking and piracy. This article shouldn't have been posted.
Well technically this article is news.
Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's no longer a new fact that's been brought to us.
it should have been posted, cus now i might get one and play whatever exclusives i missed that arent on pc(already played halo 3 SP it wasnt as good as 2 imo). you cant play online though or you risk getting banned, on ps2 you can change the dns codes.
ps3 hasnt been hacked because they have the RSX locked, hackers are trying to get around it cus they can only make homebrew on CELL right now. i saw a thing where you can do a disc switch but i dont know if it works and you have to void your warrant, its only for ps2 games though.
but yes 360 is heavily pirated. bladestar makes no sense he sounds like a MS employee or something, if piracy = success then how come 360 is a complete and utter failure in asia? asia is the most pro piracy area in the world.
the reason ps3 doesnt have as high an attach rate is 1. its been out a year less 2. the big games arent out yet, theres hardly good exclusives to play. attach rate is something MS likes to toot about when their system stoppped selling and they missed all their sales goals this whole year, they expected to be at 15 million in the summer and lowered it like twice. attach rate is good but devs and publishers dont make money off of attach rate, they make money off games sold. as in a million might be a big success on 360 but on ps2 it might be considered a failure because ps2 sold like 120 million. attach rate means squat, its about sales period.
the good thing is how many million sellers 360 has after 2 years, the bad thing is most of them are shooters or sports/racers. devs will look at what sells on there after these 2 years and they will keep the formula going, and less quality varied games will be on 360 in the process. blue dragon sucked and eternal sonata is going to ps3.
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