Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Sep 2010 21:52 UTC
Games I've often harped on Apple for its policy regarding jailbreaking, but of course, Apple isn't the only company engaging in such practices. We already talked about Motorola, and now, we have Sony - already a company with a checkered past when it comes to consumer rights. As it turns out, Sony don't want you jailbreaking your their Playstation 3.
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RE[2]: Ridiculous
by WereCatf on Tue 7th Sep 2010 22:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Ridiculous"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

1) The only homebrew application currently developed for the PS3 is the "Backup" Manager, written using Sony's leaked SDK;

You know why there is no more homebrew for it? Because it's has not been possible to install or use such! _Of course_ there is no homebrew yet then >_<

Now that the backup manager is out there people will start coding stuff and seeing what they can get out of PS3, it just takes time, you know.

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RE[3]: Ridiculous
by obsidian on Tue 7th Sep 2010 22:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Ridiculous"
obsidian Member since:
2007-05-12

Yes indeed.

And as for PSN (Playstation Network), I'm sure there'd be a few people out there who would have no interest in their network - they would just want the hardware. The PS3 itself.

Standalone apps wouldn't need the network.

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RE[4]: Ridiculous
by umccullough on Tue 7th Sep 2010 23:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Ridiculous"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

And as for PSN (Playstation Network), I'm sure there'd be a few people out there who would have no interest in their network - they would just want the hardware. The PS3 itself.

Standalone apps wouldn't need the network.


Totally.

I've got two of the original XBOX consoles running XBMC and other homebrew... since Microsoft cutoff XBox Live for the old XBOXes now, there is really no major reason *not* to modchip them.

Many view this type of situation as a challenge... for me, it was an opportunity to pick up a couple cheap consoles (~$7 for one, free for the other), and some cheap modchips (~$40/each) and do something fun with them, which my entire family can enjoy.

As a bonus, they still play legally-obtained used games and I don't have to worry about Microsoft "banning" or "bricking" the console in the future.

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