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April fools is over, we all had our laughs, but it’s time to move on.
On this subject I want to discuss what hidden “features” and “stability improvements” the new Vita firmwares 3.10/3.12 brought to the table and my overall rant about them from both a hacker’s perspective and a user’s perspective.
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This is an apology letter for the people at /talk regarding the reason for my banning. Please read the whole article before jumping to conclusions.
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A while back I made a series of articles dubbed 7 Days of Metal Gear. The series was so popular that I decided to make two more: 10 Days of Hacking and 8 Days of Gaming. 10 Days of Hacking is special, as it was open ended as there are some pretty cool hacks I want to talk about, but I can’t do it as they are undisclosed or they have not fully developed yet. With this said, let me introduce you to this new series of articles that will be running for the whole month of March.
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Statistics and Probability is a fundamental knowledge that should be inside each Software Engineer, and here I will show you some of its wonders.
Some of you are already saying “hi” and posting pictures to boost your possibility to win the giveaway, but, how will it improve your chances? and how will I calculate? Keep reading to find out.
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With all the Giveaways wololo.net has been giving in the past months qwikrazor87 and I decided to give you guys something new that hasn’t been given before. Keep reading, as this may well be your last chance at getting TN-V on your Vita.
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I’ve been getting a lot of complaints about my last article from the 10 Days of Hacking due to the sudden decrease of quality, and I want to apologize by creating a bonus day where I want to talk about some interesting hacks and developments.
Consider this the real Day 6 if you may.
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The Xbox 360 was Microsoft’s second home console, and the first one to be widely acceptable, but there’s probably nothing about its background story that you don’t already know, so lets cut to the point.
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After Sega’s strong competition in the 16-bit era of gaming and later Sony overshadowing Nintendo with the PS1, Nintendo had been struggling to regain dominance in the gaming industry, but all that ended with the huge popularity and momentum Nintendo’s Wii got, but I’m not here to discuss console history, there’s another 8 Days feature for that, I’m here to discuss why some of the design choices for the Wii led to an early full blown hack of the system.
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Lets dive directly into what I consider some of the best hacks in the modern Scene of the PSP.
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We all know this machine, we have been studying its interior for years now, but I am here to disclose the early hacks and mistakes that gave us initial access to all we have today.
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The PS2 still remains as the best selling console of all times, only almost surpassed by the DS, almost. With the PS2 we get to see once again modchips and disc swap, only more advanced, and the introduction of software-based hacks.
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The PS1 was not only a very successful console, it also marked the the first mainstream hacked console that led to the creation of hombrews and downloadable pirated games. But how did the security work and which methods were used to hack it?
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We all know how much the NES revolutionized the market and even saved it from the crash generated from all the shovelware titles in the Atari 2600, but what most of us don’t know is that it was also the first console to be hacked if we rely on the modern term of console hacking: bypassing the security inflicted on games to prevent unauthorized game copies to be played.

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Due to the popularity of my 7 Days of Metal Gear, I decided to make two more of these features: 8 Days of Gaming and 10 Days of Hacking.
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To wrap up my 7 days of Metal Gear series I will talk about the two game I will not be reviewing and my thoughts about the future of the series as a whole.

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