What a Hacked PS3 Should Do

Now that the PS3 is hacked and wide open for homebrew I started to think about what will happen. The fact of the matter is that now that the system is open much good and much evil will undoubtedly spring forth.

With all this in mind I started to think about what exactly I would want a hacked PS3 to do that it can not do now or does not do well in unhacked form.

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scar203236d ago

Cross game chat.

Why am i not surprised if you want that just buy a damn xbox.I'm really getting tired of people b****ing about no cross game chat.

Scatigno3236d ago

How would buying an Xbox make up for it? you would still be without cross game chat on the damn PS3, and if thats the system people are playing then they shouldn't feel bad about wanting to see the feature being implemented.

rockleex3236d ago

All I ask for is... Custom Dynamic Themes. :D

Also custom Avatars... if possible. XD

SMOK3xFFx3236d ago


Yeah your right, buying an Xbox doesn't let people talk to their friends while they play Uncharted/Killzone/LBP and they play something else.


That would be hilarious, 1/3 custom themes now are 18+ imagine how many would be 18+ if custom dynamic themes were allowed.

Blaze9293236d ago

hell yeah. Add MKV support, a better web browser - maybe a community custom firefox, custom soundtracks across all games, man - the possibilities are now endless.

Sarcasm3236d ago

A Hacked PS3 should cure AIDs

VenomProject3236d ago


HEY! THAT WAS PRETTY SARCAS-...Oh, I see what you did there.

nycredude3236d ago

You know what will eventually happen? You will have spyware and adware and the hackers that are malicious will have gained access to your information. You can't have good without the bad. For this reason alone it's dumb to hack your Console. I mean just on Android and the market on cell phone almost every app requires full access to somethings who know how many of they steal your info.

However I do agree with Sarcasm, short of curing aids, the a hacked PS3 will be a failure in the eyes of the media.

GrandTheftZamboni3236d ago (Edited 3236d ago )

Cross game chat, web browser, mkv support.

Keep dreaming about those features. As of now, all you get is "Hello, world" on your TV.

Dee_913236d ago

custom avatars
better internet browser

the music thing i can live without
unless they make it better than xboxs that shit was a headache on madden

BulletToothtony3236d ago

in all honesty.. and i'm asking my TRUE fellow ps3 gamers..

how often are you expecting to use this Cross Game Chat.. i mean, here's how i play..

I finish a game, and i send an invite, if someone wants to join my party join it.

If i have any invites i try to join.

If i'm playing don't freaking bother me cause i don't want to be bothered while i killing noobs.

as a matter of fact i would rather NOT be xgame chat so people don't bother me as much.

I don't understand this obsession, is just to shut other fanboys up?

now MKV? that would be a hell of an add-on

Yi-Long3236d ago (Edited 3236d ago )

- Region-free BR playback!
- Emulator heaven!
- The PS3 being able to recognize USB-sticks/HDD's that are are NOT FAT32.

etc etc.

As far as I'm concerned, the sooner all the enhancements come out, the better.

Also, as an added bonus, we as european gamers will no longer be completely reliant on the shitty crap SCEE serves us up! No proper LBP2 CE!? What. The. Fuck.!?

RedDragan3235d ago (Edited 3235d ago )

All this rubbish about MKV.


MP4-AVC is FAR FAR FAR Superior... and supported.

Oh and Yi-Long... SCEE is not responsible. SCEJ is the problem.

Edit: Lol @ the disagreer. You need to learn your video codecs


Heartnet3235d ago


Custom Dynamic themes have been avaliable for a long time lol.. Website that creates them and gives you a creater its just up 2 u to put in the work :LL

hay3235d ago

Following opinion is based on current PS3's value for money and feature set and it's theoretical increase judged by feature increase in other modded consoles:
F*cking everything!

MisterAV3235d ago

YOU are ignorant
MKV is a container like MP4. And often MKV has the same video codec (h264) as MP4. So same quality but it has a better support for multiple audio and subs.
So we don't just need MKV but also for SSA subs.

RedDevils3235d ago (Edited 3235d ago )

you know why people prefer mkv over Mp4 not because of quality, but no one have the fucking time to convert all those anime or those HD movies to Mp4, unless you have no live just hanging around with your computer all day long

ZombieNinjaPanda3235d ago


If I could get custom dynamic themes, custom avatars, and still be on PSn I would most definitely hack my Ps3, but sadly you cannot, so I shall stay unhacked.

HappyGaming3235d ago

Download MKV 2 VOB...

It is not really a converter it doesn't work like all the other PS3 converters...

It can convert a 720p MKV movie to VOB in about 5 minutes on my crap PC... the same thing done with a regular converter would take me more than 2 hours (and I am being very generous)

You can than play your MKV files on PS3 is really really quick trust me...

Or if you have a wireless router you can just stream everything from your laptop that is what I started doing and you can stream any type of video file.
There is no point of copying to the PS3 unless you will watch the movies again and again.

For subs use AVI AddXSubs.

Hope this helps some of you.

rlm413235d ago

People wouldn't be bitching about no cross game chat and wouldn't know the joy of it if Xbox didn't have it.. It's obviously Microsoft's thing so if you want it that bad buy an Xbox. Pleading Sony to copy won't help much.

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deadreckoning6663236d ago (Edited 3236d ago )

"Cross game chat.

Why am i not surprised if you want that just buy a damn xbox.I'm really getting tired of people b****ing about no cross game chat"

N4G...the only place in existence where wanting MORE features on your gaming console is a bad thing.

@below- What in the blue hell are u talking about?

MariaHelFutura3236d ago

NO. It`s just not as big of a deal as it`s made out to be and it`s not worth $50-$60.

FragMnTagM3235d ago

I use party chat everytime I turn on my XBOX as I have a lot of friends and family on there. I play games with my friends, not by myself usually. I like playing against other people.

I occasionally indulge in games like Uncharted that are meant to be single player games, but that is not too often.

Party chat that lets me do cross-game invites on the fly is a GOOD FEATURE. Why does everyone downplay it so much?

I can understand if you are a hobbit-like gamer that doesn't like to be bothered while you are playing your single player games. But for mostly multiplayer gamers, party chat is a really good feature.

JayD-1K3235d ago

@ Frag,
I under stand how that is a nice feature but, i hate it when you're in a MP match and half your team mates are in some kind of party chat. you can't talk to them or just say watch out and vice versa!

to me, that's when this feature is a waste of time!

wizzle523236d ago

play mkv files!

On another note
Does downloading a tv show/series thats no longer available on terrestrial tv now count as piracy :/?

HappyGaming3235d ago

Sometimes because you are suppose to buy DVD series like Heroes and 24...

However I just download them because that way I get to watch them a day after they release in US.

The UK usually takes 6 months to release TV shows.
For example No Ordinary Family hasn't even started in the UK but I have watched the first 10 episodes already.

vishant1013235d ago

@ gumtrol i live in NZ same thing here man

Darth_Bane793236d ago

No I don't want Crap game chat. I would rather them concentrate on busting the pirates and Hackers and bricking consoles that are using this so called "hacks" than bringing that crappy feature to the PS3.

gamerzBEreal173236d ago

why does everyone want cross game chat so bad? you have cross life chat pick up the phone and call your friends and just play...

bumnut3235d ago

because its quite a handy feature for chatting with friends. quitting a game to chat with someone is not acceptable for me, thats why i spend more time on my pc than ps3

UnwanteDreamz3235d ago

Not that any of you care but me and my buddies have been using Skype for cross game chat when we feel the need. Seriously though it we only feel the need like once a month. Most MP games come with chat functions.

What I don't look forward to is having my squad busy chatting with their buddies about their day while we lose a round of TDM.

Bull5hifT3236d ago

Let me rip my ps2 collection before those scratch prone DVD's get any worse... Id love to play my ps2 games like my launch ps3 did before it ylod on me.... I still have first edition GTA games before they took out the shoot limbs off mode and hot coffee and some racist stuff against the haitians, Original Copies

FragMnTagM3235d ago

That is entirely possible now. Should get pretty interesting.

vishant1013235d ago

hypothetically it could run halo now

FinalSpartan3235d ago

All Emulators for consoles upto Xbox 360 & PS3.

Applications & Homebrew that extend the use off PS3. Games too.

Scary693235d ago

I would not hold my breath much longer before Sony finds a way to fix this issue again.

poopface13235d ago

At leas I thought you couldnt use PSN with the hacks. Screw hacking consoles, thats just for poor asses who want to steal from hard working developers.

Theonetheonly3235d ago

Just buy a PC voila the ultimate hacked ps3
will truly do everything.
GAMING etc. :)
videocard 50

mobo 39

cpu 50

ram 27

hdd 39

psu 14

case 19

total 238 dollars.

every aspect of this pc will match or outperform a ps3 :)

trust me I'm an authorized dell refurbish-er/ master-tech for a living.

oh and i almost forgot

bluray drive 50

total $288

no tax

HappyGaming3235d ago

First of all wow PC parts are cheap in the US...
Newegg don't deliver to UK do they?

Plus mate you dropped the tax... why do you guys always live out the tax its not like you don't have to pay it anyway?

ReBurn3235d ago

Not nitpicking, but is the operating system free? Or are we going to play all of these games on Linux?

$140 for Windows 7 Professional

And double that RAM for another $27, because 2GB just isn't going to cut it.

That brings the total to $455. Which is still reasonable for a basic gaming PC. But more realistic, as long as you have a decent monitor already.

Theonetheonly3234d ago

left out OS due to the amount of money you'll save on games. games on average are 50% less than on console. within about ten games you can buy windows or whatever else you need.

I think i just remembered why i switched from consoles when i was like 12 I was always in the store wondering why pc games were sooooo much cheaper for the same game.

trust me pc gamings not for everybody, but for those who can take it or want it the reward is like making something with your own hands that you have 100% control over.

all i hear about these days is how a console should let you control more. but most people fail to realize console gaming is an industry that runs on controlling the space the end consumer has to wiggle in and then slowly offering more and more wriggle room..... but at a cost.

i see it as a money extraction device more than a respectable entity these days.

what backs up my theory is the faith that i have lost within my community ie companies that specialize in pc development jumping the bandwagon for nothing more than a market. Im starting to feel that there is no more love in gaming left for me outside of indie devs.

i dont know if anyone can relate.

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saint_john_paul_ii3236d ago

it should display a huge exploding middle finger when you turn on the console and explode in your face just for hacking.

lets face it, people will do this for piracy/Cheating purposes.

Nitrowolf23236d ago

yeah, and really no matter what people say "You can do far more then pirate games", it won't matter because one of the major reason to do it would be free games. These other things are reasons also, but the majority of people are looking for ways to play pirated games and at the same time waiting for these things.

Pixel_Enemy3236d ago

It's true. I won't hack mine because I don't want to pirate games. Although it does piss me off that the hacking community gets features, apps and homebrew capabilities that legit users don't get. Especially if it is stuff that the community has been begging sony for and hackers deliver it before sony does.

nycredude3236d ago

It's retarded really cause the majority of the games on all platforms are much cheaper now anyway. SO the risk of hacking your console, plus downloading large files, Unzipping, running and all the other crap will not even be worth it. I mean seriously weren't everyone and their grandma complaining about mandatory installation taking up precious space and taking too much time? How much time will it take to find and download 15 gigs, and when was the last time a mandatory installation that large?

Kurt Russell3235d ago

So many people here worrying about piracy... What a waste of time. The PS3 being hacked won't mean everybody and their mums does it and they never sell a game again. Instead the smallest minority of tech savvy people might give it a go. The DS is the number 1 selling handheld, and that had an R4. The PSP Go didn't... and was a huge flop.

Anyway, being free to mod something you have purchased is fine... Can you imagine if everything just looked and worked at its factory default, we would end up with a society run by greedy whore corporations.... Oh wait :/

JayD-1K3235d ago

@ KR
being able to mod the HARDWARE is fine..however you don't own the OS! That's why (if you read the start up agreement)Sony reserves the right to add or take away features as they see fit!

it sucks but....that's the way it is! because i can bet you this, when any kind of publisher comes to sue about copy right infringements..i can sure as hell bet you they won't be knocking on your door for payment!

Kurt Russell3234d ago

What you say is true, but it doesn't mean it is right (as you stated it sucks)... I am personally pro a bit of change and progression rather than everything being limited to a cash flow.

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Mahr3236d ago

"lets face it, people will do this for piracy/Cheating purposes"

Right, and those things are wrong, so cheaters should be banned and pirates should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Everything else that the hack does should be allowed, though.

kinf-of-zon3236d ago

Or finish this on the ps3.

Balt 3236d ago (Edited 3236d ago )

I think the no disk after install would be nice. I think it should be an option without the hack taking place, to be honest. If we bought the game we should have the right to play it from the drive. I don't condone stealing games we've rented or downloading games we haven't bought for the feature, though. But I say, if we bought the game, give us a choice in booting from disc or drive. It's our space we're wasting or having sit empty.

I'd love to see some Nes/Gen/Snes emulators on there aswell -- More so Mame. The problem here is many people don't own Arcade Coin-op's and that would, again, be stealing. I own a "Double Dragon Coin-op" and a "Galaga" machine -- I'm looking out for a Pacman, Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr to complete my collection of must. I feel Mame is a good vehicle for PS3, though. I'd love to see someone do it for the hell of it.

sleepy33236d ago


If i could get a NES/MAME/SNES/GENEIS/PS1/PS2/D REAMCAST/SATURN emulator on the PS3 i would explode....seriously. To play that on a big screen with max resolution. The ps3 is powerful enough.

must....stop.....drooooooling , lol.

nycredude3236d ago

You can get all those emulators on the pc and heck even on a phone now. Why go through the trouble to run it on a Ps3. Besides by the time a decent emulator arives it time for the Ps4. Plus non of these so called "coming soon but no one knows when" awesome homebrew will take advantage of te cell.

sleepy33235d ago

I'm not willing to hookup my PC to my TV, so I'm stuck playing the emulators on a 23" screen. i want it on the 50"

Not to mention my PC is crap....

Comet3235d ago

There are already NES, SNES, native PS1, Dreamcast, Galaga, Gameboy and others through Apps developed for jailbreak already.

Lahey3236d ago

Make it backwards compatible

liveActionLeveler3236d ago

I just wish these things wouldn't have a piracy option somehow. Man it sure is awesome thinking about all the things they could homebrew with the full specs of the ps3 now in their hands. Emulators like n64 running perfectly and possible even ps2 bc.