Playstation Insider writes: "Boy genius George Hotz says he's not going to personally have anything to do with allowing people to run pirated games with his new PS3 hack."
Yeha but of course, someone else is looking to do the exact opposite.
i just want to be able to play my ps2 games. This development is interesting though with his saying it would allow PS2 games to be played on every PS3. So what, is there some secret hidden feature just waiting to be activated by sony? Maybe PS2 games in the PS Store coming soon?
looks like someone was blackmailed.
I say 4 years and something odd months was a pretty good amount of time for not a single person to hack a mainstream device like the PS3.
Good intentions doesn't mean the damage isn't done. Cool but it's gonna cost Sony a lot in video game sales eventually.
Cost Sony? Maybe. But it could cost him too if he is found liable for hacks that are used by others in piracy. A Sony civil suit would ruin him for life not to mention the criminal liability.
It would be AWESOME if FULLY customize-able, dynamic themes came from this. I know, most are interested in all the emulation and backup playing possibilities but there's so much more that could come from this. A GOOD web browser MKV support FLV support Rar/zip file navigation/support tons of apps that could be related to many of the PS3s current and future abilities: Think of the PS Arc apps, six-axis apps, PS3Eye apps, not to mention what type of apps and homebrew could be created with the power of the PS3s hardware.
Oh my god,i'd written an essay on his claims just now,but accidentally pressed L1 and square and wiped the lot :( just a quick post on why the headline is bs and he's covering his arse. quotes from his blog. "I'm less opposed to piracy on the PS3 as I am on the iPhone. Obviously, it must not hurt the game manufacturers that bad, or they wouldn't continue to release PC versions of games. And if a modchip is required, that will eliminate a huge chunk of would be pirates. If you are willing to open up your system, learn some electronics, and solder, perhaps you deserve free games. I hate the tools who download blackra1n then ask me where their free apps are, and wish Apple had better DRM, which none of the top guys in the iPhone scene would touch." This is the killer bit "The real reason I'm against piracy on this blog is the DMCA and lawyers though. It's not a moral issue" I wrote and quoted lots before I deleted my original post about the hack,how far he really is,problems and stuff regarding his claims.up until a few days ago i'd never read any security docs or anything,but (begin really cheesy moment) I'm thankful for all the posters on many forums like Neogaf,beyond 3d even comments on geohotz blog.It's a been a good read and i've learnt lots. (end cheese ) Now I shall hang myself :)
That's because he doesn't have such a hack.
This story has got to be fake. The PS3 is impossible to hack. Not even Sony can hack the PS3....haha Also, people are saying Sony should put this guy on the payroll. Where there's one, there's more. I'm sure there are plenty more kids that can hack the PS3 just as this kid did. They can't employ them all, he probably hacked it to prove to the blind lemming fanboys that the PS3 could actually be hacked. Never say never fools.
"Mr. Hotz literally has Sony at his feet on whether or not he will release the hack. If he suddenly becomes a millionaire overnight we know why." ..and if we hear ""Boom...Headshot... !", after the money is transferred to a secure account we know why.
rofl hahahaha hahaha bubbles up man bubbles up.
rofl so true.
I still say Sony (or another company) need to get the finger out and get this guy on the payroll.
i wonder if he has a youtube vid of his hack?
only fakers use youtube.
A youtube video? Are you serious?
Piracy will of course be utilized if this hack does release, but I'm also quite curious as to what else could be accomplished from this.
"5% hardware and 95% software" for the hack I'm liking the sounds of this.
Sony should give the kid a job and close the loop hole asap.
I agree. This kind of talent might be used to further protect their hardware against such exploits and would be a win for Sony in an otherwise disastrous situation. However, despite what I said above, I fear PS3 piracy is inevitable as the 'ps3 crack' is now 'out of the bag'. Even if this guy does not choose to release his hack in any way shape or form, i predict it will do no good for Sony Let me explain that statement with the use of the '4 minute mile analogy'. It used to be believed that human beings could not run the mile in under four minutes. However, as soon as 'Roger Bannister' broke this record and mental barrier, many others accomplished the same feat in the same year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... The same will be true for the ps3 crack. Now that it has been shown to be possible, crackers all over the world will redouble their efforts to prove 'they can do it too'. So, ultimately, it won't matter what George Hotz does or doesn't do from now on, nor whether Sony employs him to protect against future hacks.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_N... ^ Sounds interesting
I totally want to do that! /s
I wonder if it'll be detectable? Cue PS3 banwaves in the next 12 months...
"cause i dont want to get financially raped by sony"
i hope the people who start hacking the ps3 theres brick. Playb3yond
I wudnt mind playing ps2 games off my harddrive, having custom gameboots (rather then a blank screen), also emulators (dreamcast)
PSP hacker Math confirms Geohot PS3 hack is the REAL DEAL Well known PSP hacker and Dark_Alex's right hand man previously 'Mathieulh' has confirmed to us that Geohot's PS3 exclusive is indeed the real deal. He didn't want us to publish exactly why he knows it is the real deal, but let's just say he has some first hand evidence. http://www.maxconsole.net/?... ...Sorry DROIDS...LOL
ps3 sales increase?
@Dark360 - He admits he has'nt hacked the protected memory. So he has'nt fully hacked the PS3. SPU's can lock off parts of the PS3's memory stopping unsigned code from running. Without protected memory been hacked, it's a total waste of time.
the cost of hacking a ps3 would cost alot. one blur ray disk about $30!!!!!!!!! now to download a 50 gig (mgs) would take forever!!!!!! it just cheaper to buy the game
I'll leave that work for the pirates across the border, just pay them 10 bucks per game. "Mr. Hotz left off to enable pirated games to be ran on the Playstation 3 - even directly from its Hard Drive." I can wait a week ;D PS:MGS4 is 34gbs
"one blur ray disk about $30!!!!!!!!!" WOW! Where the F do you get that BS info!?!? I pay no more than $3 for 25gb Verbatim BD-R's and $15-18 for 50gb's...seriously if you can't give proper information don't post. To the disagree-er(s) Verbatim 25GB SL BD-R 20 Pack = $2.00 ea ~ http://www.newegg.com/Produ... Verbatim 25GB SL BD-R 10 Pack = $2.50 ea ~ http://www.newegg.com/Produ... Verbatim 50GB DL BD-R = $17.00 ea ~ http://www.newegg.com/Produ... PROVEN ~ DONE. Now STFU.
The people behind the homebrew channel said the same thing... But unlike Nintendo I think Sony will start banning people online like MS.
I'm dying to get a ps3 to run pirated games Damn it!!!
Didn't you claim to already own one? So many lies that you are not even sure what the truth is!
True, I remember him saying so. I guess he is mental...
Who wants to download 60 gigs from torrents anyway? I just want to play homebrew. And snes, n64, and maybe dreamcast. xbox, yes plz. I also want to play all my psx games from the hardrive. Dont call me a pirate, I buy games i dont own, like Street Fighter Alpha 2 and King of Fighters 99 from the PSN Store. I download everything I own, as most of my games are unusable.
I still say BS about this guy hacking the PS3. he has not said what he can get it to do only that he has control over a few things. He has shown no proof of concept/Hello world I think he is just using his fame from Iphone hacking to try and get everyone steamed up.
Well Apple couldn't buy him off so I doubt Sony will be able too. Also, Sony didn't pay off DarkAlex or at least he didn't cash their check. I'm all for homebrew myself but piracy seems to always be a side effect. I'm just curious if this guy really has it hacked or is blowing smoke. I tend to believe it with his past reputation.
so yes if he releases it all we will probably have announcements of custom firmware BUT personally unless its homebrew apps for ps2,n64, dreamcast games i really doubt people will be downloading full ps3 games i mean most recent ps3 exclusive games are reaching 20+gb in total lol i mean whos actually sad enough to sit and download that instead of paying? :P .. plus he hasnt actually 'fully hacked' it, he's still in search for 'keys' that will allow him EVERYTHING, but it is what it is sony will cover it :P i mean the psp has been hacked like hell and it still sells pretty well
Right after he release it, it will be patched by Sony.
I've had my PS3 for almost 3 years now, and I'm just fine with paying for games. If this turns out to be legit, And it has some cool features (ie, PS2 compatibility, the ability to store movies or games I own on the hdd) then I might consider it.
I've got like 300 gigs worth of movies on my Ps3... Where you been?
I think he's referring to being able to rip games/movies from BD's or DVD's to the HDD.
Not interested in pirating Ps3 games and running Ps2 games on my Ps3... I have a launch Ps3 that runs like a dream with a 500gb hdd in it and I don't wanna mess with that flow. I would, however, love to be able to boot some old emulators up on the Ps3 from the xmb... That'd be pretty valuable. As it is, though... Nah. I don't see what the fuss is all about. Stealing new software only drops the developmental cost and brings a stop to new IP being created due to lack of money to make up what idiots are stealing. MAME on PS3 would be sweet, though. That I would partake in.
even if it came to the point where you can download games and put them on the ps3, you would need a bluray burner, blank blurays and a sh!t load of internet bandwidth, not to mention a rapidshare account probably since most stuff is uploaded there.. in the end you would be spending more money on all that other stuff just for a free game.. that you most likely wouldn't be able to play online with, so whats the point? plus you got firmware updates, possible psn bans, im all for a hackable ps3 so i can do custom themes and various other things like the psp has, but even if i could download and play pirated ps3 games i just wouldn't bother, im sure most wouldn't either.
True that there's so much in the way of pirating software to make it unviable for an individual, but there's a big, well funded black market out there that probably has the capacity to tap into this and make it profitable- large DVD and gaming piracy operations are relatively easy to set up and are run virtually everywhere by organised crime- I remember only a few weeks ago in my city a big operation being shutdown from a house in a fringe suburb- it was all over the news. Those are the types of things corporations are worried about shutting down, not necessarily the kid with a burner who pirates a couple rented games.
Why else would you hack something if you don't want it to be susceptible to piracy? It's insulting everyone's intelligence to say otherwise.
He will do it but under a differant name the temptation is there and he's saying. "I'm not going to personally have anything to do with that," he told BBC News. Thats like putting your kid in Toys R Us and saying don't touch the temptation is there and too good to be true.
He admits he has'nt hacked the protected memory. So he has'nt fully hacked the PS3. SPU's can lock off parts of the PS3's memory stopping unsigned code from running. Without protected memory been hacked, it's a total waste of time.
I use x360 modded for single and ps3 for online gaming... I wouldn't be interested , even if the hack was for free:)
Anybody that has read his blog knows he is doing everything with OtherOS. He even states he can't get to GameOS, knows SPU2 is the reserved one but can't get to that either. All he has done is a partial firmware dump of some of the HV status and calls through glitching the memory bus. He even says if he does finally understand how to do an exploit, it will probably have to be a combination of a complex modchip and software. As usual, the Interwebz have made a lot of nothing. This is just some hacking, not cracking. An actual crack to run unsigned code is probably at least 3 years off based on what he is reporting and that is if Sony doesn't send its lawyers after him in the near future. Add this to the Infectus modchip, the Paradox ISO loader, and at least a dozen other hoaxes and frauds for cracking the PS3 that have failed to materialize.
It's because it will CO$T HIM LOTS OF MONEY TO BUY BLU-RAY DISC AND BLU-RAY BURNER SO HE'S STAYING AWAY FOR NOT PIRATING GAMES.
IF this hack gets released Sony are gonna be knocking on his doorstep any time and blaming him. Hacking is illeagal and ruins the manufacture who has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on this game. And if your that opposed to buying games just sign up to love film and rent the god dam things
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