New PS3 Games Require Firmware 3.56 to Play

The way Sony is stopping hackers from playing PS3 games is now you need official current firmware 3.56 to play. Hacked firmware 3.55 will not work with new PS3 games.

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Desmios4292d ago

is already running on PS3 with any 3.55 or 3.41

was fixed yesterday afternoon

Dante1124292d ago (Edited 4292d ago )

I'm glad they're still offline though. That unban/ban trick they tried to use recently apparently got alot of pirates banned (re-banned?) along with the friends who let them use their PS3 console ID. Wonder what game stores are selling games weeks before release to hackers to pirate from?

Tony-Red-Grave4292d ago

this is actually pretty legit just the retairlers fault for breaking the street release date they basically bought a game they couldve hacked and got free. that aside did they say make modifications to the "game"? and people ask why jailbreaking should be illegal

deafwing4291d ago

damn they really not playing with this

TurismoGTR4292d ago

why play games for free when u can spend 60bucks?

hackers are so dumb.

GamerPS3604292d ago (Edited 4292d ago )

ya, just like people who pay cable, internet, electricity. Why pay over 300 monthly to use those while you can use it for free from neighbours.
People are so dumb.

acedoh4292d ago

It must be tough being honest. Why not just steal? Because hacking is no different than being a thief and a criminal.

ZombieNinjaPanda4291d ago


Explain to me how hacking is the same as being a criminal/stealing.

tigertron4291d ago

@ Zombie
Maybe because hacking is a criminal offence?

NaiNaiNai4291d ago

Hacking is a criminal offense.


You really are stupid.

Look_Behind4291d ago

Wtf how is hacking a criminal offence, its my hardware. If you buy a car it isnt illegal to tune it. Same thing.

NaiNaiNai4291d ago

Just so you know hacking and cracking are two completely different things.

more what these modders do is crack. Hacking is accessing files or material from a database, They are not doing this, they are breaking a system code that in no way harms another system.

Now if he wrote a code that attack other ps3 users and stole there passwords over psn, that would be more of a hack.

Biggest4291d ago


thereapersson4291d ago

Yeah, but modding your car doesn't allow it to run on free gasoline, or no gasoline (unless you build a new car... but, different analogy, too).

Modding your system in the way that these people in question have means that you then gain the ability to play games for free. It doesn't matter if that has nothing to do with the idea of hacking the system in the name of "homebrew" (which is all shit on consoles anyway).

tigertron4291d ago (Edited 4291d ago )

Cracking isn't exactly legal either, the console may be yours, but you still don't have the right to break terms and conditions by modding it to run pirated games.

JoySticksFTW4291d ago (Edited 4291d ago )

actually modding a car is illegal in some instances.

There are emission laws, and laws to keep your car "street legal" and such...

If we're doing a car analogy...

If you keep your car on your own private property, you are going to be fine for the most part.

But once that car (console) hits the streets (game servers and the like), it's a problem by law (t&c's).

And as someone said, that car better not be running on fuel (games / electricity) illegally siphoned (pirated) from someone else.

Since we're using a car analogy...

Darrius Cole4291d ago

Actually your own stuff is not illegal. PIRATING other people's stuff is what is illegal. Hacking consoles and pirating games just happens to have a high correlation. Why would you hack your console if you don't intend to play copied games?

Maybe you want to tie them together to make supercomputers like universities do and the Department of Defense does. Technically that is a hack. They make the consoles run custom software. But unless you happen to be a large government agency or corporation, if you hacked your console it probably means that you intend to play pirated games.

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arsenal554292d ago

mwhahaha. good bye hackers

KROBOS93939394291d ago

did you even read the article?

shoddy4292d ago

new game new FW.

Say it all along.

hack ps3 is unwise.

Maddens Raiders4291d ago

and the people who support them are nothing more than back-stabbing lazy pinkos looking for a handout from thieves! These people and all their ilk should be flushed down the toilet, straight to the black hole of our galaxy.

yeah I'm looking at all you ************* below that support this crap.

jwk944291d ago (Edited 4291d ago )

Wouldn't it have been smarter to force the update though instead of giving them the option?
I see the pros in pirating games, it allows you to try before you buy, or just get free games, hell I do it with movies, albeit I only watch them once and that's why i dont see the point in buying them, but why go jumping through hoops just to get this on your ps3? it seems like it'd be easier to just buy the game.

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THC CELL4292d ago

Hidden patch soon hehehe

DaCajun4292d ago (Edited 4292d ago )

Now that would be a slap in the face if they forced a hidden firmware update without alerting the user that it was downloading in the background on their console and change the whole root program/keys on everyone's PS3 trying to connect to PSN. Even smarter would be to put it on a game disc and make it download like it was just part of the games mandatory install.

Legion4292d ago

"and change the whole root program/keys on everyone's PS3"... you do realize that the root code is impossible to change right???


Unfortunately root keys are sculpted on stone (attached to hardware). But I would love if they had the right to background update your FW to get rid of hackers as far as they wouldn't abuse it...

I don't know if I trust big companies that much (it's not like they hadn't abused the system before) but it could maybe get rid of pirates and than legit gamers could rest assured they wouldn't be penalized for pirates' wrongdoings.

FailOverHero4292d ago

Hackers have already found a work around. . .yesterday.

FailOverFail4292d ago

Fantastic. Lets see how long that will last.

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morganfell4292d ago

And with every Sony update a few more people realize jumping through hoops and playing offline just isn't worth it.

They won't get everyone with each update but they continue to whittle away at the sparse numbers. Of course you never know when you'll think you are being smart and Sony will nail you a ban, console lockdown, or a lawsuit.

Hackers like most of their ilk are never as intelligent as they think they are. Eventually their egos and own brazen stupidity catch up with them. It's self made karma and you can't avoid it.

beavis4play4292d ago

failoverhero - hackers say a lot of nosense that isn't true - something you can surely relate to.

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khushand4292d ago

lets see them try to get online Sony has already banned a lot of people more will follow.

MrBeatdown4292d ago

"The first game, Dragon Age II, isn't due to hit retail shelves until March 8th, but hackers have managed to get their hands on an early leaked copy. "

Hackers? Try pirates.

MrBeatdown4292d ago (Edited 4292d ago )

Someone care to tell me why I'm mad? I could use a laugh.

Vaud-Villian4292d ago

This just in. Buying a game at a retailer who broke street date is piracy. You heard it here first folks!

MrBeatdown4292d ago (Edited 4292d ago )

This just in! Dope can't read article that makes the obvious distinction between Dragon Age being leaked (which has been reported elsewhere) and MLB being sold early.

When contacted for comment, Vaud-Villian said "Reading the article is hard. Instead, I just assume that these hardcore hackers stumbled upon Dragon Age being sold early and decided to hack it. I don't care if they didn't say that in the article."

Now to Ollie with the weather...

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Darkfocus4291d ago

It makes me made when people call hackers's not even hackers that pirate games it's crackers but the terms are so messed up now that people use them as the same thing...

ATiElite4291d ago

Not only do they get a free copy of Dragon Age II but they get it a week before the paying customers. NIce...

NarooN4291d ago

Lmao @ everyone on N4G being serious business about everything.

Problem, n4gfags?

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