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PS3 Hacked…Again?

by Adam Biessener on Mar 16, 2011 at 06:44 AM

A YouTube video has surfaced that purports to show a compromised version of the new 3.60 firmware that Sony deployed to PlayStation 3s to combat the widespread hacks of the console.

YouTube user Winocm narrates the video, in the most irritating way possible, as he shows what appears to be a retail PS3 running homebrew code on the 3.60 firmware.

While there isn't anything that immediately calls out the video as fake, any number of workarounds could be employed to seem to show a hacked 3.60 firmware in this fashion.

Could be bad news for Sony if true. Not to open a can of worms, but what are your thoughts on console hacking? Personally I'm a fan of open hardware, but it's hard to defend the "scene" when the vast majority of console hacks are used solely for pirating games. Which, of course, is illegal and horrible for the industry.


[a hacking site I'm not going to link to via iGoGaming]