January 7th, 2011, 00:11 Posted By: wraggster
News via http://wololo.net/wagic/2011/01/06/t...ng-to-the-ps3/
It’s no news anymore, the PS3 has been cracked open by hackers.
For the past few days, I’ve been enjoying the hypocrisy of technology websites talking about this. When a tool such as Half Byte Loader is released, enabling thousands of people to legally play homebrews while staying far away from piracy, we’re lucky if we get a line on any site (that is not categorized as “psp underground”) in the miscellaneous section.
But when Kernel and crypto join the party, the same technological websites that “condone piracy” are the first ones to mention all the bad things that could be done with it, jumping like scavengers on juicy news… The most hilarious (in a bad way) are the comments posted on these websites, in which some people decide they can judge the goals and motivation of dozens of hackers. I especially love this one, a jewel:
These sanctimonious a-holes [Note: he talks about the people who hacked the PS3] just want their games for free and are too chickensh*t to admit it.
Of course, if this person had ever tried to understand the underlying security of a computer system, they would have realized that such a hobby requires 200% of one’s freetime, and therefore hackers do not have any time to play (and, honestly, games are probably too limited for these guys who can literally do whatever they want with a computer…)
But I digress…
Today I don’t want to talk about piracy. I leave that to these websites, it’s illegal and it’s uninteresting… rather, let me ask you: what would you like to do with your ps3 if you had full control of it? Do not mention uninteresting stuff such as “running backups”.
Personally I’d like to focus on the “multimedia” role of the PS3 in my apartment. It’s connected to the TV and boots very fast. Unfortunately, Sony intentionally crippled the console for the wrong reasons. Here’s what I would like to see fixed:
1.Put back the support of PAL DVDs on my Japanese PS3. The Japanese PS3 doesn’t read my French DVDs, despite Japan and France being in the same region (zone 2) for DVDs. It pisses me off (like you can’t imagine) that a piece of hardware bought in 2009 cannot read DVDs that I legally own, especially when a computer bought in 2000 does it without a problem.
2.Region free for DVD and Blu-Ray. I’m French, I live in Japan, I work for an American company: region locking is against my religion.
3.Possibility to skip ads in BluRay and DVDs. I pay for the movie, not for the ads.
4.More video codecs support, such as MKV, etc… (hmmm, as I read back, I guess what I’m asking for is a VLC port to the PS3 )
5.A good mp3 player to replace the crappy existing one. Seriously, how can they call it an mp3 player when it doesn’t have a “play all my music randomly” function?
Hmm, that’s pretty much it for now. Homebrew support of course, but this one’s obvious
How about you?
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