Ok, so most of you might have heard that there has been some development in hacking the PS3. Videos have been uploaded on the net, supposedly proving that the PS3 is now fully hackable using a chip and a USB dongle. But why did the so called “hackers” use a debugged PS3 system?
Debugged PS3’s or using the PS3 in Debug mode, are known to do exactly what he PS3 hacks videos are proving, play games from the hard drive by copying from the actual disc. Debug PS3’s can run unsigned code, these systems are used for testing purposes, and really wouldn’t benefit the everyday PS3 gamer because you won’t even be able to connect to the PlayStation Network. While the hack appears to be authentic, the hack is software based, and can easily be overturned by Sony through a simple patch and adding a required firmware check on new game disc. Of course you will continue to have hackers updating the mods as patches come out. While this is huge gaming news, it’s terrible for developers that spend countless hours trying to perfect a game. As more videos start surfacing the internet, it is clear that Sony needs to act fast, if they haven’t already. But, it wouldn’t be a surprise, if Sony themselves had discovered this hole and have plans to extinguish the fire before it spreads.
One final thought: If the hack indeed works, the PSN would be non-existing. Sony releases a firmware update, and done! Yes, you can buy a separate PS3 for that, but how many of us have the internet speed to download a full blown Blu-ray image, let alone, upload them? Obviously copying a game directly to the PS3 would be the only convenient way, but then comes hard drive storage space. Sony can cap the space to only allow up to a certain size, much like Microsoft has, but in comes the file transfers, that would allow you to transfer game files back and forth from HDD to HDD. Having a hack exposed to the public like it has today, has it’s positives and negative’s, but the negatives will more than likely affect the hacking progress in due time.
Also A PS3 Dev shares his thoughts on this Dongle/Chip PS3 hack right here.
Here is the video showing the hack..(There are different ways you can trick viewers, but I will admit it looks valid)
Let’s hear your thoughts.