PS3 hacked forever?

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Bill Loguidice
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The $60+ game stereotype
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I have a modded PS1 that I got secondhand, but that's about it. I've thought about trying to mod my Wii, but I'm too afraid of messing it up. I am tempted though, when I go to Target and realize that any decent game for it will be $60 at least. Sometimes it comes down to whether to buy a game or a case of beer.

Generally speaking, only AAA PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 are $60 upon first release. Rarely does a Wii title get anywhere near that on first release for obvious reasons. After a short time, most games regardless of platform settle into the $20 - $50 range. It's often even a matter of a waiting just a few weeks for a price drop, if that...

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Matt Barton
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As far as I know, all of us

As far as I know, all of us here have pirated in some form or fashion over the years. Sometimes it's a choice between pirating a game or living without. That doesn't make it legal or right, but as you said in another post, who are we to judge? Let he who has never pirated cast the first stone! (and it better not be some spoiled rotten kid who never had a reason to).

I have a modded PS1 that I got secondhand, but that's about it. I've thought about trying to mod my Wii, but I'm too afraid of messing it up. I am tempted though, when I go to Target and realize that any decent game for it will be $60 at least. Sometimes it comes down to whether to buy a game or a case of beer.

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Oh I wont lie, most of my

Oh I wont lie, most of my console hacking is to play downloaded copies, and yes some homebrew. But my interest in Homebrew is 1% of it... Console wise the Wii (in my house) has alot of backups. I know this the old "standby" for pirates.. but there is simply HUGE amounts of crap games for the Wii.. normally that argument is invalid as you can rent games. But some of the games I have for the Wii make the $.30 for the DVD disc seem like I got gyped, let alone the $3 to rent it. But My 360 is hacked (i have 3 of them, used to repair RROD alot) one hacked and 2 that are not. I own a grand total of 2 "backup" 360 games.. My PS3 I have none. I have 2 hacked PS2 consoles (one is a backup) with maybe 50 "backup" games, other than to make sure they booted I havent honestly played any of them except a RPG where you fought toys (great game, but the name eludes me, Shadow hearts 2?). In the old days (5-10 years ago) i couldnt say it, but nowdays with cheap games and my income being OK i just buy um. I think my console hacking is more of involentary reaction almost, I did it for years as I had no money now I do it becuase I always did. there is some satisfaction knowing you beat the "system" even if its not right. I ran a FTP for PC stuff for a few years.. and can honeslty say I bought almost no games back then. Since maybe 5 years ago I can count on one had the games I have "tested" without buying them.. In fact the last two where Mafia II and Kany An lynch 2 (both of which I purchased on Steam since.. one as it was a good game (mafia) and one cuz it was $5...

Bill Loguidice
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I'm not a fan of hacking

I'm not a fan of hacking consoles because I don't believe in that type of piracy (and let's face it, that's what the majority of these hacks are used for--"homebrews" my ass), but this is certainly interesting. With that said, I wouldn't put it past Sony to figure a way to do a firmware update that detects any of this and invalidates it. Sounds like it will be a challenge for them, though, particularly from the private key standpoint.

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