im a bit of a hypocrite; here i am saying i discourage the hacking of the PS3, while i own a hacked PSP.
but i dunno. something about all this feels scary. i feel like one of these days, Sony is just gonna collapse, or yank the plug on the ps3. and that would not be cool.
if u are like me, and dont follow any real life news let alone underground hacking shit, u may not know what the deal is.
basically, some punks, smart ones at that, learned how to break into the encryption codes for the ps3, so that it now acts (i think) just like the PSP. that is, it can play homebrew, which means the system can play ANY game that u have the complete ISO for, and just stick it on ur HDD. that means, FREE games. that means, alot of pissed off publishers out there.
now, this phenomenon has been around since the beginning of the PSP. they made new "flashy colors" of the PSP in order to trick ppl into buying the new firmware, which are also the unchackable versions. and i guess alot of ppl just gave up trying to find the old PSPs that were hackable. i still have mine, and yes, im a douche and play free games. (though that said, i hardly use the thing.) what i use it for the most is long trips (5hr commutes to-from tokyo, flying overseas) and i just pack it with movies (hey, free stuff from the internet, go sue me!). so im not exactly fucking over THAT many PSP game companies.
anyways, something about it happening on the PS3 leaves a very fishy taste in my mouth, kinda like (SPOILER: GRAPHIC CONTENT FOLLOWING) pussy juice, which may seem cool at the time of sex, but afterward you go "this doesnt taste good! what the HELL did i put in my mouth?!" um what? i just think (rather, i know) that ppl will push things, beg and steal and lie and cheat until it cant be manipulated anymore. i dont mind paying (quite expensive when u think about it, since we love games. plural. as in we play many each year) $55-80 or whatever the going rate is for games these days, cuz i know i will play the shit out of the game in the end. i just dont want to see Sony get so upset and caught up in legal battles; who knows, it may effect the future of the PS3 if enough shitbirds hack their console. dont take away my ps3 mommy!