VHBL for Motorstorm: how the release really happened, and why it happened that way


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98 Responses

  1. Marly Marl says:

    Hey wololo will motorstorm RC work with this exploit? Just curious…Thanks

    • wololo says:

      No, why would it? It’s a different game made by a different company, for a different platform, with different programming tools. It has nothing in common with Motorstorm AE except its title.

  2. Marly Marl says:

    Okay stank you…

  3. ffreturn says:

    I am not in your community previously, but I do managed to get the game in HK store when I checked teck4 twittering the name of the game 🙂 I double confirmed it on your blog that day and downloaded it IMMEDIATELY! thanks for all your great work on VHBL

  4. Notn4 says:

    next time, announce the name of the game AFTER first announcing 3-5 fake games 😀 sony will remove countless games and in the end just think that when the real game gets announced it another fake and not pull it from the store 🙂

    although this would probably lead to massive amounts of money spent on fakes by your community 🙁

    • wololo says:

      Yeah, that’s my concern, I’d love to play a prank on Sony, but I don’t want people to buy games they don’t actually want to play 😛

  5. ??? says:

    So you based the time on when you secretly announce the name of the game based on the date they register on /talk?? or by name and behavior record on the forums??

  6. I think you handled everything fine, I understand how *** off people would be if they bought the game and had it pulled before they could download it fully, some of that came back on you unfairly I think… Let’s all be glad if we got the hack and see where it goes from here

  7. Josh says:

    Question: you said that the game wasn’t available in the US, however it is (was?) available to purchase on the PS3 store. It was recently discovered that you could purchase non-compatible games on the US store, and then use the PS3 to transfer to your Vita.

    Did they remove Motorstorm from the US-PS3 store as well? And if they didn’t, do you think we could take the chance of downloading it on the PS3 and transferring it to the Vita?

    Thanks again Wololo!

  8. Dk88 says:

    Hey I have Motorstorm on my PSP Go. Anyway to transfer that game to my pc and from the PC to the Vita??? I deleted the file of my ps3 a few days ago and I had no idea about this exploit 🙁

    Anyone know what I can do??? The game is on my PSP go!!


    Wololo on a scale from one to ten how hard do u think the ps3s and vitassecurity is to crack?

    • wololo says:

      I don’t know, systems security is not my professional field, and I never worked on anything else than the PSP and the Vita, so I don’t have much to compare it with.

  10. jisé ash says:

    Futé le plan, tout s’explique 🙂
    Je suivais en spectateur (pas de vita, je ne suis pas non plus inscrit) et effectivement, je trouvais ça curieux que tu insistes lourdement sur les /talk mais je n’ai fait aucune conclusion. 🙁

  11. Psauce says:

    Amazing good read. And a Great idea. Well thought out, as you said to help as many as you could.
    That’s the respect that should be returned tenfold
    People forget where these breakthroughs come from, we’re all excited but the people who do this on their own time should be thanked at the least or everyone will end up doing this on their own by the time the next console drops

  12. DemonicElbow says:

    the vita being hacked is in a sense like the psp being hacked all over, except waay more intense

  13. whiteymcguee says:

    we all are grateful for what you did and why u did it, pay no.mind for those select few that are in need of attention that they show no respect. Wololo, what do have to do to get on the mailing list for future opportunities?

  14. 2die4 says:

    why do even waste your time explaining to the trolls and leeches

  15. p5phXX0rz says:

    Wololo I’ve been following your blog even before hbl I was there when you released the forums, and I honestly regret being only a lurker and not involved >.< anyways I wanted to give you kudos on your release plan and give thanks for everyone in the community that has put forth the effort over the past few years 🙂 I like how even after DA left, new determined faces stepped up to the plate and filled his shoes 🙂 great work on everything again!

  16. sweet_leaf85 says:

    hey wololo,

    not sure if you’ll even read this, but ill do whatever it takes to get VHBL on my VITA..

    i have 2 CFW PSPs a softmodded Wii and iv been modding and haking sense the days of PS1 gameshark disc swap lol

    anyways, let me know the best way to get this info for sure.. i read where you sent whatnot to trusted users, but some of them not have a vita or even the money for the game at the time..
    let me assure you, i have all tools nessesary to complete this task, sitting here with my psn card and refresh button on your page, just wishing i had the knowlage to exploit my own game so i could leave you alone lol..
    all i need is the info from you bud 🙂

  17. Zenin says:

    a good way to release secretly would be to have a site(with the info) where people can only register using a invite, this invite would be in the form of a serial code. Every member should get 2 invites to give out to 2 trusted friends.
    So all you would need to do is give a invite to 2 well connected people to start of this chain.

    the only way this can then get leaked is if someone snitches or if someone’s friend is a sony employee (unlikely)

    This would also ensure only people who want the invite would get it, and it would only be shared among trusted people asuming people dont give out their invites to random people or try to sell them.

  18. Deity says:

    Wololo… You are a deity.

  19. Masterbert says:

    You’re insane man. I like the way you think. 🙂

  20. HaHussle says:

    it all makes since now

  21. floyd1024 says:

    good job

  22. Haze7 says:

    Well… People at Sony is probably reading this. Is there any PSP indie games? If there is then why don’t you exploit those? Sony has to ask permission from the dev before removing the game….let alone patch it! Perhaps the dev could be someone you know.

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