Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 22:35 UTC

After years of work, hackers have finally managed to unlock the PS4 hardware with an exploit that lets the system run homebrew and pirated PS4 software. In a somewhat more surprising discovery, those hackers have also unlocked the ability to run many PS2 games directly on the console, using the same system-level emulation that powers legitimate PlayStation Classics downloads.

That's actually quite useful. Too bad this requires hacking and cracking, instead of it simply being a legitimate option. I have quite a few PS2 games I'd love to play directly on my PS4, instead of having to buy remasters.

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RE[4]: Choices
by leech on Thu 25th Jan 2018 23:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Choices"
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"Up until the Wii U" is really only since GameCube ...previous to that, between NES, SNES and N64 the upgrades were incompatible. At least Nintendo portable consoles usually (except Game Boy Micro) had the ability to play games from generation prior... (I have more Game Boy & Game Boy Color cartridges than GBA ones to play on my Game Boy Advance)

Ha, just reminds me of Sega. They're seemingly the only ones though that built a converter for their own system, then piled on other accessories/upgrades to try to keep it relevant.

Wonder how well a 2600/5200/7800 upgrade would have sold for the Jaguar (assuming the Jaguar had ever sold very well. The 'retro' scene wasn't what it is now though, so maybe homebrew hardware kit for that would sell well?)

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