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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
wait? Someone Hacked the PS3 Servers AGAIN? and uploaded Custom firmware?

O well... At least they didn't upload any Virus' this time
No lol

You've missed the stuff over the past week.
Basically a bunch of hackers have figured out how to create signature keys which are how the PS3 is able to see what is officially Sony or not. So if a piece of software has a signature key, the PS3 sees it as Sony and can run it. That's the gist of it in short.

This means that if I were to create software for the PS3, the PS3 will run it thinking it is Sony who made it. Therefore allowing homebrew on the PS3.
Someone has created a custom firmware you can install on your PS3 that will allow you to install homebrew.
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Omg, omg, omg, omg!!! OMG!!!
THE HOLY GRAIL.

Wait, what can I do with a hacked PS3 again?
post #63 of 76
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Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
worked out great for these guys:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hurt_Locker



Developers still make money if the game sells or doesn't, their called contracts, and they'll always get their full pay and maybe a little extra if royalties are involved.

Publishers and the console makers on the other hand should stop using half assed ways to prevent privacy, making the experience worse for the people who do pay for games like shotty drm or single owner policies.

It has everything to do with quality, quality with the game and quality with the security.
lol, DRM is pretty much the last thing on a console owner's mind. it is pretty much given that in order to play a game, you would need to have the disk in the console. it has always been like this for years. this isn't PC where you install the game and you get loads of DRMs like starforce and you get boat loads of people trying to circumvent it by downloading cracks.
post #64 of 76
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No lol

You've missed the stuff over the past week.
Basically a bunch of hackers have figured out how to create signature keys which are how the PS3 is able to see what is officially Sony or not. So if a piece of software has a signature key, the PS3 sees it as Sony and can run it. That's the gist of it in short.
Yea, my original thread about the hackers who did it got deleted with no explanation.
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there is no fix. It's all about damage control.
yep!
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post #66 of 76
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Who pays the developers? The companies who hire them.
How do those companies make money? By selling video games.
If everyone pirates, how do they sell video games to pay the developers? They don't.

I guess they should make money "better" so people don't have to rob banks.

Oh wait, it has nothing to do with the quality, it's the fact that given the opportunity people will commit crimes to make things better or easier for themselves without thinking of how it will affect others. It's been like that for thousands of years and probably will remain that way as well.
This.

The naivety of some people here amazes me. Do you think people pirate solely because the game might not be worth purchasing? Do you realize how many people pirated the CoD series, Starcraft, etc.?
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post #67 of 76
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
wait? Someone Hacked the PS3 Servers AGAIN? and uploaded Custom firmware?

O well... At least they didn't upload any Virus' this time


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Originally Posted by Drizzt5 View Post
But how could they possibly tell?
Same way they do with flashed 360's. The can compare firmware, They can just run checks to see if its different, And if is, Boom. I'm sure they could even just do something as simple as check the size down to the byte as the CFW will be a different size.
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post #68 of 76
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Yea, my original thread about the hackers who did it got deleted with no explanation.
did it? >.<
stupid that video was perfect.
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Omg, omg, omg, omg!!! OMG!!!
THE HOLY GRAIL.

Wait, what can I do with a hacked PS3 again?
Backup games of course. But other than that, people can now theoretically write a better browerser to replace the crap Sony browser, maybe port a newer version of Flash and a better video player to the PS3.
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As a PS3 owner, this is an interesting development. I really want to run Linux on my PS3 Slim and perhaps turn it into a real media center or something.

My only concern is that Sony will find a way to detect modified firmwares and ban such consoles from PSN. Even though I rarely play multiplayer games on my PS3, I prefer that this wouldn't happen.

Come on, Sony, just give us back our Other OS option and no one would have to put up with this anymore.
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