PlayStation 3 hackers top YouTube gaming charts

TheIndependent: A small portable USB device that plugs into PlayStation 3 consoles is said to allow PS3 owners access to powers previously granted to licensed game developers only, allowing full games to be copied directly to and played from the PS3 hard drive; a video promoting the gizmo has become the most popular YouTube gaming video for the week ending August 25

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ArchangelMike4776d ago

Sony need to respond to this a quickly before this jailbreak thing gets even more out of hand. We know that a stealth firmware update might put an end to Jailbreak, but still come out with a statement a la anyone useing jailbreak wil be banned from PSN etc etc. A warning shot to those who might contemplate getting the thing!

Godmars2904775d ago

They've already said what their move is: detect and ban.

A Cupcake for Gabe4775d ago

I hate hackers. Every time something gets updated to counter a hack, it ends up stopping me from doing other things. I would be really pissed if this hack firmware would stop me from downloading themes or something cool like that to my system.

Acquiescence4775d ago (Edited 4775d ago )

Hells yeah Sony, go all Robocop on their asses. Show no mercy.

Army_of_Darkness4775d ago (Edited 4775d ago )

I want one! just think! I can afford to buy all the sony exclusives, while getting my back-up copies of 3rd party games!( most ain't worth the $60 bucks anyways)
Although, I think I'll buy a new ps3 to have it modded... Can't have my original 80g motorstorm bundle mess up in any way.

Microplay/ blockbuster... here I come!

LordMarius4775d ago

It sucks that Sony has to take resources out from their Firmware schedule to deal with this stuff(that is if they are planning to add more security walls)

Terarmzar4775d ago

I say dont warn people, because if there that dumb to even try it then they deserve it.

Nitrowolf24775d ago (Edited 4775d ago )

why should they be warned?
there first warning should be the fact that they are buying this device. I mean people just don't buy stuff without knowing what it is first (well sometimes but for something like this no)
point is the only people that are buying this are those that want to run backup since that was first shown to work.
i mean what person buys a hack tool without knowing what it does?

Terarmzar4775d ago

I never stated that they should warn people of it in the first place...

Godmars2904775d ago

That Sony has to patch dev firmware that prevents them from using this install option.

The real killer4775d ago

They cannot hack the PS3, than they will stole the code from Sony.
Bunch of losers those hackers.

ndibu4775d ago

Oh no, it wasn't hacked, ps3 is teh unhackable...well tell that to Joe Pirate playing uncharted 2 without the disc


It looks like Counter-Strike 2 will launch next week

As if 2023 wasn't stacked enough Valve seems to be teasing Counter-Strike 2's impending launch

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Ben 10 Omniverse - God of War for Kids

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Playing The Last of Us Part II is Much Better Now After Watching The Show

Has HBO's The Last of Us show changed fans' thoughts on Naughty Dog's sequel, The Last of Us Part II? Maybe.

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Snookies124d ago (Edited 4d ago )

"Has HBO's The Last of Us show changed fans' thoughts on Naughty Dog's sequel"

Nope, my thoughts have always been the same. It was a masterpiece when it launched, and it has remained that way ever since. The only real flaw of this game, was the pacing. After hitting Abby's section, it kind of dragged a bit early on. I still maintain that this game was better than the first in just about every way other than pacing.

InUrFoxHole2d ago

I disagree. Thought part 2's story was trash.

CoNn3rB2d ago

I didn't hate the story but I wasn't a fan of how it was told, the switch half way through from Ellie to Abby was a massive momentum killer for me. It's one of those games where it's great to reflect upon and think about the themes but in that moment it's almost like starting over again and that's just not satisfying.

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TheKingKratos2d ago

Agreed, one of the best games ever made

anast2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

How many story beats per gameplay hour(s) does it take to have a well paced story?

I hated it when I had to switch to Ellie in Part I, but then I started to like Ellie. The same thing happened to me when I had to switch from Ellie to Abby.

raWfodog2d ago

I also loved Part 2's story. Of course it was not popular with a whole lot of fans, but I enjoyed it as it shook up our expectations. Not many games look at the other side of a story in such a visceral way. The original game made every one fall in love with Joel and Ellie so it was easy to see why many hated the events in the sequel. But I thought it added more to the game world as it showed how 'The Last of Us' refers to more than our favorite dynamic duo.

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isarai4d ago


The game tells the story better than the show imo

-Foxtrot2d ago

Yeah like the show literally rushes the entire first game in only 9 episodes…well actually 7 episodes as two of them are flashbacks. The fallback to this is that they changed so much to get to the end as quick as they can:

Tess for example. She’s fantastic in the games but the show does her no justice at all. The change to her death is just plain awful, there’s no emotion to it, even Joel in the show literally just runs off but in the games he hesitates until she screams to him to go. Then you have the silly tendril kiss compared to her taking on a small group of FEDRA soldiers knowing she’s going to be shot down but she does it to take as many of them down to let Joel get away.

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Kosic2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

The show was alright. But the acting was terrible. The choice of actors were also terrible, as they don't really look close to their counter parts.

Part 2 over stayed it welcome. With the big shock value and then following a group of teens seeking revenge for 25 hours, it got a tad boring towards the end.
Ellie was a good character in part 1, but in part 2, she wasn't inspiring at all along with her group of friends. It was the game world for me that made part 2 good. But I was so disheartened that they took away one of the better characters early on into the game, this was one of the sole reasons I disliked part 2.

senorfartcushion2d ago

I thought the show was much worse than the first game, to the point where it made me think "how much of this story did Bruce Straley think of?"

It must be the only explanation because whoever wrote TLOU 2 and the TV show (similar people, including Neil Druckmann) did not know how to properly build on/ adapt the premise of the first game.

Either Neil Druckmann, be he a writer or a consultant on the scripts, did not understand the first game, or he totally opposed what made it biting and relevant on purpose.