The Truth About the PSVita Firmware Update version 1.81 If you've been following the Vita scene for a bit, you're probably well aware that the system just received a firmware update to version 1.81.

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tachy0n3051d ago (Edited 3051d ago )

damn you $ony, i would agree with you if VHBL allowed to pirate any of your games.

almost nobody will use PSMobile since it completely sucks, it has limits everywhere, even the amount of RAM allowed to be used is so tiny, how do sony expect people to develop anything if we cant use the full power of the PSVita?!!

Snookies123051d ago

Gotta agree with that... The only things I wanted to see come out of Homebrew or PSMobile were some decent emulators like a Genesis or SNES. I've been dying to play old-school games on my Vita... Current Gen. games I wouldn't want, but I seriously don't think it's an issue to play games that are over 15 years old by this point. Not like anyone's going to make money off of those titles again unless they're redone in some way.

Wolfbiker3051d ago

Appearantly you've never heard of Nintendo's Virtual Console or really any of the digital stores on PlayStation or Xbox.

SaiyanFury3050d ago (Edited 3050d ago )

You can play the Sega Genesis PSP collection on the Vita, and I think it's only like 10-15 dollars to download. Hopefully, Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection will make it over so I can play Shining Force II on the go. :)

MaxXAttaxX3050d ago (Edited 3050d ago )

Well said.

Also, since when is it an act of evil for a company like to protect its business and others' IPs?

*sigh* People, including the author, need to grow up.

MasFlowKiller3050d ago

I dont get why go the homebrew route, when you can simply get a PlayStation Mobile developer membership for $99 a year and make money out of your work.

The main argument for homebrew has always been the inaccessibility of development tools but $99 a year and you get to make money of your work

Sony went out of their way to make the vita accesible to anyone that want to make content for it.

At this point, the only reason left for looking for an exploit it to want to make the Vita another pirating heaven

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GribbleGrunger3051d ago

PSMobile is for Android devices such as phones and pads. The Vita just happens to run them too. How about we stop this crap, eh?

jujubee883051d ago

I am also confident it will come to PS3 in the near future, but we'll see if it needs move as a control scheme (hopefully, it only needs ds3).

Mounce3051d ago

I love when you butthurt kids rename Sony to $ony, it just generally invalidates everything else you say since it shows your immaturity and petty emotions you hold for a Corporation looking to protect its product. Selfish and pathetic, all you types are :)

If they want you to use the full power, they will do so, if they don't, then they don't want you to, How hard is it to comprehend that the world doesn't revolve around Minority Opinions and their Wants, it's 'What is the smartest business decision, what will it do for us, is it feasible and will it have a short term or long term gain/loss. etc etc.

So, Buy it and shutup, as it is what it is and isn't. Or don't buy it, and shutup :)

tachy0n3051d ago (Edited 3050d ago )

so yeah lets bend over to everything the corporations do, while we consumers cant do what we want with the stuff we paid for. love the fanboyism in N4G, they just disagree or say nonsense without knowing the situation. always agreeing to everything Sony says just like the Apple fanboys, look what the new PS3 model brought, nothing, not even a price cut and its made with some cheaply made materials and yet everybody is praising it.

DarkHeroZX3050d ago


Dude hardly any product allows us to do whatever we desire with it. Almost every product comes with terms and agreements which have to follow or face legal troubles. And as far as being bent over Sony hardly ever gets away with it like Apple, MS, and Nintendo. Remember when Nintendo took us for a ride with the wii? They pretty much resold the gamecube but with a new controller for $249. The Iphones and Ipads are hardly major upgrades from the previous device yet they still charge super premium prices. MS launches a broke console yet consumers still suck up their pride and support them, people also pay MS to use xbox live which charges you to use services which are free else where. Sony is the only one who actually has to innovate to get a positive outcome and even when they do people still look down on them. The Vita was a serious upgrade from the PSP yet it has failed to have the same success. Now don't get me wrong Sony has made some retarded business decisions within the last decade, but if Sony was bending us over then they wouldn't be trying to recoop billion dollar losses due to the ps3. I think we're the ones bending Sony over, they're just trying to adjust to the serious ass pounding consumers are giving them.

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dredgewalker3050d ago

I would love for tachyon to purchase a gun and see if that kind of attitude doesn't land him in jail lol. Of course businesses are out there for a profit, but not every company out there nickel and dime every customer. Heck I help run my family business and we make sure that the customers are happy and satisfied with our products and services. We even give loyal patrons gifts during the holidays. People who don't have business or don't manage one don't have any idea what it takes to run one properly.

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Christopher3050d ago

I like how the author makes it seem like Sony is evil for protecting it and other companies' IPs from being modified, hacked or pirated.

sonic9893050d ago

cant stand this planet any more i should move to alternative universe cause i am sure this is the evil one

tiffac0083050d ago (Edited 3050d ago )

For some reason protecting your product and business has become a sin these days.

Not that I have anything against modders but you can't seriously trust that no one will reverse engineer what they have done and will not use it for their own gains?

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yewles13051d ago

"Sure we all loved the idea of Playstation Plus finally making it to the portable space, but what about that little snippet regarding "automatic software updates?""

Considering that 'option' is already on PS+ for PS3, you guys just keep proving that you want to manipulate ANYTHING at all costs.

maskjaq3051d ago

Good for you Sony. Developer won't invest their time and money into a system that is easily hackable. It is a constant battle trying to patch holes that hackers create...just because the exploit doesn't allow pirated games to run at this moment doesn't mean that the exploit is harmless. It weakens the ecosystem and the Vita needs as much bolstering as possible.

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VitaOwner3051d ago

I understand some people may want the Vita hacked to run emulators or other home brew, but it's a very slippery slope. It won't stop with just that, it will eventually lead to vita games being pirated. Sony released PS Mobile for a super cheap $99 for developers to create all kinds of legal home brew. We need to look at the psp. Hacking will be bad in the long run. I love my Vita and it has so much life ahead of it, so let's not cut it short by losing developer support.

jujubee883051d ago

Just copy and paste if you do not want people pirating on the VITA,

"I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you stop thinking of pirating on the VITA now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."

... blackmailing works like a charm all the time. Don't it?

Wolfbiker3051d ago

Whoever disagreed with you needs kicked in the taint.

tarbis3050d ago

I did. Come at me. My big ass knuckles are waiting

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