Plug-and-play hardware lacks even basic functional security for crucial bootrom.
And that's a benefit to everyone else now modders will probably fix the problem the system has or offer better emulation software plus you can add games.
I hope so because i want to buy this and add a ton of games from my childhood.
If people don't bother to just emulate this on a PI, what makes you think they will bother with whatever they do here?
Why would anybody buy this thing just so they can hack it and add roms later? Why not just download an emulator on a device they already own? Why bother wasting money on this thing at all?
I never understood any of these classic systems. Your phone is more powerful than all of these things. Just buy a Bluetooth controller.
@ABizzel1: I see your point but this is also coming https://n4g.com/news/222509...
Well theres an easy anwser to that you arent collectors and that way of playing those games isn’t really authentic to me it’s not the same i want something i can hold and see in front of me and also i’m a big PS fan. I hate digital i buy physical versions of movies and games and music albums.
Because it's apparently an awful device. But it looks like a ps1, so people can spend $99 to feel like they're playing a real ps1. Always found it amusing that people said they'd just hack it to add more games they wanted after it came out. All I thought was that they're spending $100 on a fancy case.
For a $100 plastic shell
"Why ask why? Try Bud Dry"
I doubt they tried too hard to keep this secure. These games..are already pirated everywhere, so why spend excessive time trying to prevent it for what amounts to a one time sale novelty system. It's not really like they need contraband protect an ongoing recurring revenue with it. Even if they did, even the excessive stuff they did with the vita didn't do much to prevent it. Article is making it out like Sony failed miserably, when most people were saying they expected the hack anyways. Sony doesn't care. If you spend $99 On the system, then they made their money
Adding more games would make it more enticing that’s for sure. I’d be more willing to buy it if I could add more games to it. Playing these games on a phone sucks and I’ve been wanting to get a laptop but this would still be nice as an emulation device.
Excellent. Now this novelty toy may actually become useful, and ironically, will probably sell more than it otherwise would have. Adding the games it should have had from the beginning would be a nice start.
I saw this coming a mile away. they didn't want to pay the licensing fees for all the games people would want on there so they stuck a bunch a bs on there and made it easily hackable to get around it.
cryptography failture??? LOL it's inevitable if your hardware sucks,
Ok. now I will be buying it.
Somehow I think this was on purpose
Exactly, i mean c'mon what type of security has a hole so simple to bypass that all you gotta do is hook up a gaming keyboard and hit escape. Pretty sure they barely bothered with security as it cannot hold sensitive info, and pretty sure they had a good idea that as is wasnt going to make decent numbers. Probably figured if you vould hack itll sell more, and it will
Thank you it's so obvious this was always the intent!
This thing does not have a digital store so, it was probably intentional.
Just buy a Pi download all the roms , done deal.
The PS Classic is just a waste of time imho, they should have just made a PS4 with a PS Classic casing and give about 30 free PS one games really.
This was exactly what they wanted. But still... is better emulate this on a PSP or PSVita.
They probably didn't try very hard to secure it knowing that it would only make people add games that they couldnt
Hey, garbage sells even at $99.
I honestly don't think Sony cares - they're riding Nintendo's coat tails; this was a quick cash grab for them during the holiday season.
give me Dualshock support where I can play newer ps1 titles and I'll have no problem buying this. And if anyone questions why, you better not say anything if you: -pay for microtransactions -support Microsoft -buy a phone every year -stream movies rather than own bluray -bought a switch and games already available on the wii u -bought virtual console games Don't try to make sense of all that, that's for me to know if any of those apply to you.
There is nothing to make sense of, we all know what a fanboy looks like.
Some part of me think it was done on purpose to sell more.
I think after this, this micro console is gonna selling like hotcakes... unless Sony fix the next batch. Now everyone knows how to access the emulator settings and add their own games in it.
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