PS Vita: Cobra Blackfin piracy dongle resurfaces (pictures)
The saga continues! The team behind the Cobra Blackfin PS Vita P2P Piracy dongle haven’t shown any sign of life for months, and the project is believed to be dead. However, new pictures of the device, and a price, have surface recently on popular Chinese retail website Taobao.
The price on the retailer’s page indicates the device would cost between $115 and $135 (between 750 and 869 Chinese RMB). That’s a huge difference from the last time the device was mentioned on taobao, where it was listed for approximately $77.
The listing shows additional pictures of the device and its box, as a way for the seller to confirm they have the device in stock. Nothing groundbreakingly new appears on the pictures, except for the fact that it definitely looks like the device is real.
Nevertheless, the official Cobra blackfin site hasn’t been updated in almost half a year, and its team has been radio silent for pretty much the same amount of time.
What is the Cobra blackfin?
The cobra blackfin is a p2p game sharing device for the PS Vita. It was announced by team Cobra in 2015, promising a novel way of pirating games. Instead of breaking the PS Vita’s DRMs in any way, the device would connect to a p2p network, finding a gamer with the actual game cartridge to handle the game authentication steps, before running a backup of the game locally on the priate’s side. After its initial announcement though, the team stopped updating their official website and it is not confirmed if the device works or is even real.