PSPgo hacked, proof of concept video released

Yep, you read that right folks. Mere days after its launch and somebody's already hacked the PSP Go. Hold your horses, though! There are a few caveats.

The one responsible for this hack is FreePlay, who you may know for his work on the Sparta SDK and his recent run-ins with Team Mack. Before you go out an buy a Go thinking it's wide open to homebrew, there are a few disclaimers from the dev.

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Blaze9293297d ago

Well a small leap still leads to a giant leap. Hopefully they will be able to get CFW running on the Go then I'll immediately go out and buy one. Otherwise, I'm still perfectly fine with my PSP-1000

N4G king3297d ago

well .... at least Sony tried to support the industry by stopping piracy
same with the PS3
im sure they'll get it right next time

cryymoar3297d ago

As a hacker, you'd think this guy would be able to edit the video to conceal the identity of the game he's playing rather than keep moving the camera and muting the sound on the PSP.

Why not just go the extra mile and download a pirated Sony Vegas and just edit what you don't want to be in the video?

FrankDrebin3297d ago (Edited 3297d ago )

provide a way for gamers to put their old UMD based games on the PSPgo you better believe that everyone will begin hacking the crap out of this thing!

Sony should learn, if you screw gamers they will screw you!

ThanatosDMC3297d ago

This is nothing though since the same was done for the 3000 but was never fully cracked like the 1000s and the limited edition 2000s. So, we'll see how far people could get without Dark Alex.

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SoapShoes3297d ago (Edited 3297d ago )

We don't need more hacked PSPs. Hacking and piracy has already ruined it. There could be so many better games on PSP if it wasn't for the rampant piracy. Prices would probably be lower.

I'll bet piracy is the reason why Capcom decided to no do a portable Devil May Cry. They said it was in the works and then it was canceled. Luckily we got God of War though.

I used to have homebrew on my 1000 and aside from emulators(which lose their novelty quick) it all sucked. The apps were designed poorly and just looked like ass. That may be different today, but I doubt any app creators have designers to make them look nice.

Fishy Fingers3297d ago (Edited 3297d ago )

Games (piracy) aside, which is what most people think CFWs are all about with the PSP, if it weren't for the CFW support I wouldnt even own a PSP, it's the sole reason I bought one.

Sure a lot of people use it for downloading games, but not all, and CFWs have a huge variety of uses. Also, PSP piracy is relatively small when compared to something like the DS as it requires know how to achieve, it certainly isnt "rampant". I dont believe it would stop many developers porting their games to the PSP if they wanted to.

BTW, the use of emulators and ROMs is also piracy.

Marceles3297d ago

only bad thing is there's no 1.5 kernal for hacking the PSP go, so you're still restricted to play only PSPgo games on it. I mostly play PS1 games on mine

SoapShoes3297d ago (Edited 3297d ago )

I never said CFW was solely for piracy, but hacking leads to piracy. I don't think the few that don't pirate on CFW justifies hacking all PSPs for it. Especially with the tons of lowbudget-looking crap for homebrew they have out there.

There are tons of people like you on the net or others here that say CFW is the only reason they have a PSP. Most of them pirate so that proves to me that gamers with PSPs pirate. Maybe casual gamers that aren't very knowledgeable don't pirate, but I'd say the a lot of hardcore gamers do.

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mrv3213297d ago

Won't be long now, I don't agree with piracy most of the time but some of the things they do are amazing.

LiquifiedArt3297d ago

But what they seem to NOT UNDERSTAND, is by doing this complete stupidity to say "HA HA I'm the UBER hacker HA."

Your going to get the rest of civilation to a place where DRMs and "renting" day (cough) streaming (cough) from a cloud become the norm.

If you don't see this trend of this coming then you aren't looking too deeply into technology, but whatever. Keep driving technology to the cloud where only a few men are required to control your data.


dragon823297d ago

Why don't we just completely destroy the PSP??? This is getting ridiculous. You people wonder why the gaming industry is hurting. Its people like you who hack their systems.

hitthegspot3297d ago

It could be related to the economy though...

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