Playing new PS3 games requires updated firmware, thwarting hackers

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#1

Playing new PS3 games requires updated firmware, thwarting hackers.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/10/88TjHL.jpg[/newsimage]It looks like Sony has driven another nail in the coffin of the USB exploits that allowed use of game backups and homebrew applications on the PS3.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/new-ps3-games-require-updated-firmware-for-play-thwarting-hackers-35360/](http://www.myce.com/news/new-ps3-games-require-updated-firmware-for-play-thwarting-hackers-35360/)


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#2

I’m sure someone will think of something :slight_smile: The game of cat and mouse begins…


#3

What about people who don’t have access to broadband but have a PS3? Does that mean they won’t be able to play new games? Or is there an alternative way of updating your PS firmware?


#4

[QUOTE=arapheon;2550170]What about people who don’t have access to broadband but have a PS3? Does that mean they won’t be able to play new games? Or is there an alternative way of updating your PS firmware?[/QUOTE]
You can download an update disc and use the disc to install the new firmware on your PS3. Alternatively, there might be a way to request a disc through mail order.

But no, if you don’t update your system, you won’t be able to play the newer games.


#5

[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2550265]You can download an update disc and use the disc to install the new firmware on your PS3. Alternatively, there might be a way to request a disc through mail order.

But no, if you don’t update your system, you won’t be able to play the newer games.[/QUOTE]

For some titles the firmware is on the game disc so you won’t need a broadband connection to update. Of course some titles will eventually expect the firmware update and you would be hosed if you put it in.


#6

I can’t see this sticking for long, they always find away around there unhackable countermeasures.

I mean the Wii now can be updated to it’s newest Firmware update and I can still run Homebrew on it without it getting overwriten.

I’m giving this about a month and a half until they find a way around it.
Hell, Nintendo tried pulling this for a while, But I ran a little application called GeckoOS to bypass the update check protocol.

But if more people stopped using there PS3’s and Wii’s to play pirated games, I don’t see why this would be such a big deal to developers, specially since it allows US, to create custom games and applications, and have the joy of using and sharing them.