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57 Responses

  1. Insua says:

    Dommage… but of course the big question is

    why did you bought a PS3 when you can buy a x360 ?

    • wololo says:

      My initial choice was for the bluray player. Also, most people i know own a ps3, it made more sense from a multiplayer perspective.

    • dave says:

      They wouldn’t let me buy an xbox because I didnt live in a trailer… finally my friend gave me an old one and now it just sits around making my living room ghetto with its ‘big crayon’-feeling controllers

    • krimoz says:

      Because the games are better (IMO of course).

    • UE says:

      Hmmm I bought a ps3 because the exclusive games are more interesting than the xbox360’s, the controller is superior for any non shooter game, it was cheaper and they don’t tend to break horribly or RROD
      That and I own a GOOD computer that *** on both.

    • Jacky-D says:

      “why did you bought a PS3…..”
      WHY IS EVERYONE ***?

    • flayer says:

      I bought an xbox back in ’06 because I wanted to play halo 3. 2 years later it got the rrod error and proved unrepairable. Then I bought a ps3 which got thr ylod error after only a few months. Now i’ve moved on to pc gaming and laugh as people think that they can run battlefield 3 on their half decade old consoles. So basically both ps3 and xbox 360 suck.

  2. SzosszeNET says:

    Hey Wololo! 🙂

    “why don’t you start installing in your patched games an application that steals your customers’ credentials” – nice one, but on CFW no PSN (SEN…) access thus cannot store card data…

    Anyway nice article.

  3. pinoyps3 says:

    @wololo pls make a savegame exploit for the ps3. i think its the only way to hack the latest fw of the ps3.

  4. fc says:

    Ha! glad I don’t have interests in consoles

  5. Jet says:

    This sure is a great drama

  6. Rui says:

    Well PS3 users should do one of two things… Either use a common 3.55 CFW or simply update their consoles and enjoy the newest titles online. This is getting ridiculous… It passed more than a year and nothing new really. Those dongle companies keep selling their *** everyday nonstop to morons! I wouldn’t buy any of those pieces of *** just so i can play 2 or 3 newer titles with their “amazing” patches. And then greed ends with these actions, a virus included! The PS3 scene is dead a long time a go, it’s just a matter of time until it ends for good! Nothing do find, nothing do develop, nothing! And why? Because it’s too damn hard and people don’t want to go to jail for it.

    • Mike says:

      In response to this, I legally own all my ps3 games. But I stay on 3.55 for the homebrew (more compatible media play (specifically for mkvs), emulators). I own a true blue dongle so I can rip and play my new games on my 3.55 cfw playstation without having to purchase a second system. I have no need for online function because I have a 360 for that. At the end of the day it is ONLY 60 bucks and you get to keep all the functionality of custom firmware.

      The PS3 scene is not dead, because someone found out how to make the games work on 3.55.

    • Shaitan says:

      It’s over 120 games now, also in principle I don’t agree that the TB team has killed the “scene”, in a way they’re keeping it alive, it’s been about 4 months and sony still haven’t blocked the patches. If there method was released Sony would have patched it and the scene would be trully dead.

      • wololo says:

        This is a bunch of kids playing pirated games, and a bunch of people making money out of it. I don’t call that a hacking scene, just black market.

        • JurianAssassin says:

          Agreed. I think someone should just reverse engineer their patch code, then release it publicly. Just to *** these swindlers off.

          • Mr. Hypocrite says:

            But releasing homebrew that allows you to play pirated games that are 10 to 20 years old is ok? I realize the company that made the games wouldnt get money anymore but when i buy used games off craigslist the company doesnt see a dime either. So does that mean once i see a game on craigslist i can pirate wololo? lol im bein a ***. im thankful for you enabling dead video game piracy on psp and vita 🙂

        • Rui says:

          That’s the point wololo. These days PS3 hacking has ended and all these companies care for is making money allowing ppl to play more and more pirated games! That’s why the scene ended, because there is nothing worth anymore. All of you talking about those awsome dongles should be ashamed because that’s not the most important point on hacking a system. The PS3 hardware could give us more to play with IF ppl care less about playing pirated games. I can see this going the same way the PSP did. And yes there are many ppl working on hacking the Vita but for our good they are being more cautious these days. And i never said that the TB killed the scene but i am really mad because they took the HARD WORK done before and they are making real money out of it. It’s not fair! Some guys were arrested and had to pay some nasty fees so these shitheads come and get the real profit. Not cool guys, not cool!

  7. Sharo93 says:

    i still dont get sony..when a guy (hacker, a clean one) is interested in a hardware,he tries to see what this device do so he finds a way to push the device to its maximum potential , now for sony’s ps3 when it came out it was (and is ) full of potential , especially that OtherOS stuff so people started playing with it, it was cool…when it was taken away these guys wanted it back,then sony replayed with a law suit and all heck broke lose…you see if your ps3 can be hacked to have homebrewe on it is very interesting and it will attract people to the ps3, because people think “oh the ps3 can have emulator , a media player, etc. , that is so cool im getting one “, the market for the ps3 goes up and sony is happy (more money), this is like the fansubing business ,and for people thinking of piracy, most hackers (clean ones ) do not do it , because they see the potential of the device and what it takes to create a device like this and they also feel for the game creators, what they have to go thru to create a game, that is why most of the hackers do not like piracy ….

  8. Mcleod says:

    I don’t know how TB is able to create all these anti-clone technology so easily, maybeee it’s Sony in disguised as TB trying to get control of the Ps3 scene and then conquer the world!!!!!…… Anyways tthousand has been keeping everyone informed pretty good with this mess, I was planning on getting one last month but then it all started. I have 2 Ps3 one kmeaw and the other updated, I’ll just keep everything the way it is. Only wish that project64 was available for the ps3 that would complete everything.

  9. Salah says:

    I got an PS3 with 4.XX hacked an i can run my backups 😀

  10. svenn says:

    lol, your right, this drama is fun ! 😀 I love my computer, i’m never doubting again!

  11. Insua says:

    Run homebrews is getting harder and harder, but maybe that is an opportunity to emerge new machines (no sony, no ms, no apple) built to gamers and for gamers. A space for indie games, for freeware, for emulatores…. Even this kind of machine would have some support to new ppl who want to do their own game. Of course, one can say, buy a PC but i think this should be a new kind of machine, but a powerful one.

    I think with this kind of new “era” these pirates would eventually end.

  12. Adrian says:

    The funny thing is, that at least the PSN password is stored in plain text.

  13. be0ut says:

    hey guys.. a little off topic but i just found out myself.. free puzzle game u can download for the vita.. just search for treasures of Montezuma blitz.. here is a link http://tomblitz.alawar.com/

  14. while says:

    *** YOU PARADOX! I always enjoyed your super famicom demo, and Dreamcaststuff, but if you can read me now, let me say to you that you are a band of *** ***. What happened to you?

    Now, that’s how this *** world is working, money is making money, customer is just a customer, plenty of dollars in the pants you think. *** you.

    You just destroy the last part of freedom we have.It’s a pitty.

    It’s really a chance to have some good guys who don’t act like you,*** PARADOX BASTARDS.

  15. tigerchitpile says:

    it would seem that the pirates dont like piracy…how ironic

  16. Lindo says:

    my ps3 3.55 wont run almost games.

  17. DigiTak says:

    Wow the ps3 scene is like collapsing on itself. Well at least Sony didn’t do it this time.

  18. Ahmed says:

    Sometimes hacking is bad…im kind of with Sony here!

    I truly hope Vita scene does not end up in a mess like with the PS3. :/

    This is bad for everyone.

  19. Irving says:

    This is why I feel that these companies should just give up on combating piracy: The pirates will ALWAYS win, no matter what countermeasures they use, and their DRM is usually more of an impedance to paying customers, while only a minor inconvenience to pirates (ie. Say a PC game has some CD keys, requires the CD in the disk drive to run (only as a check; the game doesn’t read from the disk at all), and has to be run through a third-party program (Steam). This is a huge pain in the ***, but the only people who have to deal with it are the ones who buy the game; pirates just download a “cleaner” copy that runs with no DRM, no CD required, and no third-party programs/social network logins). This causes games to actually be *easier* to pirate than to buy, which has the opposite effect of what they intended.

    They would still get plenty of paying customers if they made QUALITY products, rather than restricting the paying customers in an attempt to hinder the pirates, who get what they want anyways (and usually at more convenience).

    In the case of the PS3 and Paradox, it’s an example of the worst way this can turn out: piracy (and hacking in general, since hacking leads to piracy, and is thus UNFAIRLY lumped together with it)is difficult, so not many people are able to do it, which leaves the door open for people to try to make money off of the situation, like Paradox is doing. If the PS3 was less restrictive, like the PSP, there would be a large homebrew/hacking scene, and methods of piracy would be common knowledge, with nobody making illegitimate profits off of it, and with the companies having a chance to fix whatever exploits allowed the piracy (which might garner more sympathy for them when they are inevitably victims of piracy, since they’ll have at least provided a quality product for the people who DID pay for it).

    Hopefully the emerging trend of avoiding publishers altogether and fan-funding games (a logical step anyways, since the internet makes a third-party distributor obsolete) will lead to the publishers like Sony and Microsoft realizing that their anti-piracy (and, by extension, anti-homebrew, despite its harmlessness) policies are ridiculous and don’t benefit them in any way. If the rumors about the next gen consoles preventing players from playing pre-owned games turn out to be true, I’m sure it will come crashing down on them and they’ll need to change their ways.

  20. NOT COOL says:

    Sony sees record $6.4 billion loss, cuts 10,000 Jobs Worldwide

  21. paKO JONES says:


    That’s why we are so proud of you and all the peaople in the psp scene. You never asked for money to get your hbl to play homebrews. I remember I told you about people making money out of it in “mercado libre”. I don’t like the ps3 that much, I decided to get an xbox 360, i like better the idea of using my body as a control. This is the part when you smile and say “*** happens”.

  22. NitsudR says:

    The only reason I would want to hack my ps3 is to enable the remote play hack someone talked about here, since Sony will probably never truly support it, I am going to find out more about it

  23. CATPower says:

    *** i thought clone wars was like star wars clone wars. turn out to be about ps3 hax afterall. ah well, nice info btw.

  24. Iono says:

    Money, mmm…

  25. WarBearFace says:

    No good can come from charging for the ability to pirate. Sure a large part of it is corrupt as heck but there is a small portion that can be used for personal good. Most people pirate the games with no concern, but some people use this technology to play backups of their own games on a HDD, or use it to play games they own which have been damaged (really it sucks to repay for a game you know you payed for already). For these few people their legal experience is greatly enhanced, they never have to switch game disks, and get to play a wrecked game again. When you start charging for these sorts of things you essentially cut these people out, and your left with the people that will gladly pay 15$ for the ability to have any game they wish. Really these people should be ashamed of themselves, this is the kind of information that should be open source. It would be like GEN charging for CFW on the PSP, or the iphone-dev team charging for a jailbreak. Sure you can do it but you gain the nice effect of public disdain and people who do it for free will always come along. With the added effect of viruses for those who woud use a free option is just plain dirty ethics. These people aren’t just morally deprived, they’re stupid to boot. Sony learned the hard way people will always find a way in. These people aren’t Sony, they can’t defend for long and forever after will be known as the douches who charged people for a service usually given out for free.

  26. TheGuardian says:

    I wanted to buy the PS3 I remember, but I chose to buy the PSP instead because of the only thing the web browser does without fail, DOWNLOAD ADULT VIDEOS! Seriously, I know it is akward and stuff, but the PSP web browser sucks for regular use, so I just use it for my own dirty purposes! 🙂

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