Please forgive my newbieness, but I have a few questions about hacking the PS3. I am new to hacking video game consoles - I have a Wii which I hacked via softmod, and I also own an unhacked PS3, which I own a sizable amount of digital games which I paid for (downloaded from the PSN Store). As far as I understand, there is no softmod for the PS3, and I need to use a USB dongle in order to hack it. So my questions are: Are there any downsides or risks to hacking the PS3? Is it possible that I may brick my PS3? Will I still be able to play the games which I purchased for money (from the PSN Store), in addition to game "backups" (ie downloaded from the internet)? Which dongle is the best one to use and any recommendations on where to get it? Once you hack your PS3, is it relatively hassle free? I mean, can you simply play any backed up games out there or do you have to download certain patches to play certain games, etc. My System Software on my PS3 is currently 4.81 Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!