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  1. Essential! I won't buy a console unless it can boot homebrew / backups

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  2. Very Important. I consider it a very desireable aspect.

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  3. Somewhat Important. If it can be hacked, I'll consider hacking it, but it's not a big deal if it is

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  4. Not at all important. I don't mod my consoles.

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  1. iza

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    i like my consoles to be hackable... but it's not a huge decision maker for me. i still have an unmodded 360 cuz i love live [​IMG]... course lately my new dreamcast has kept me busy busy
     
  2. deathfisaro

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    I use pirated games as a demo. First of all it's hard to find demos of NDS games unless you have Nintendo outlet nearby, other game demos (on PC or consoles) are inferior to the actual game which may mislead to judging the game not worth buying.

    There are so many DS games I bought, and I don't feel guilty for playing DS games on R4 because there are like 550 games that don't deserve to be purchased. (taking out all the duplicates) The ones that desserve the credit, I buy them. I even found Pokemon D/P was not up to my expectations, GBA ones would get better reviews from me.

    Haven't found any decent game to buy for PC for a long time (Last thing was Titan Quest) So don't bother.

    Next gen consoles offer online demo download, as I said they're to some extent inferior to the actual game. I could rent the game and try it out if I don't have modded console.

    And TheStump's idea is great, except that it feels strange to send them money and say "Your game is great, accept this" But I'm willing to do that if I can track down devs paypal account.
     
  3. jimmy j

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    I like TheStumps donation idea too. I own a few pirated 360 games and while I wouldn't go out and pay £40 for the retail version I would definitely consider donating £5-£10 to the devs. I'm sure there are a lot of modders who would agree with me too.

    Out of curiosity, exactly how much does a developer receive on every game purchased?
     
  4. deathfisaro

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    I believe they get paid their basic salary, and incentives come when the units sold is over certain number. I believe the programmers working for big sized game companies (say, MS games, EA, and so many more) must have some sort of bottom line, so programmers are not discouraged to try out new things.

    Well, retailers eat a bit, game company eats a bit, production cost and shipping or whatever, if what's left is distributed among all project members, not much per person I guess.
     
  5. jimmy j

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    Sorry, when I said developer I meant the actual development studio (eg. reflections, bizarre creations, bungie etc). What sort of percentage would they be looking at for every game sold?

    I'm just wondering if Bizarre Creations would make more money if I bought PGR4 retail or if I downloaded it and gave them a £5 donation [​IMG]
     
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    Well the only one I know has not been fully unhackable is the PSP but I still don't know why.
     
  8. sconethief

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    the PSP 3000 has been hacked [​IMG]
     
  9. da_head

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    uh the psp can easily be hacked...

    u must be thinking of the ps3?

    o and personally, i don't care for console's to be hackable or not. the only one i play is xbox and that's purely for the multiplayer experience. all the other single player games u can get for it, i pirate with my pc.
     
  10. anaxs

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    its not that big of a deal tho

    the wii is great being hacked and that matters because all nintendo systems are the best
    all tho ps3 is a great and powerful system and the games are werth buying but it would be great to run backups on that and homebrew
     
  11. Hop2089

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    Not really important since the only hacking required is for playing retro games and nothing else.
     
  12. Hideki-kun

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    Not really a factor for me, but if it is hackable it's a plus.
     
  13. Sstew

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    It's not important, just a bonus if it is, Amazed at how many "Essential" answers there is though
     
  14. Elritha

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    If it's easy to hack then I'll do it. I don't like being restricted when it comes to consoles, I do like my homebrew. [​IMG]

    Probably why I prefer pc gaming overall with mods and such.
     
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    I think since the PSP is hackable there is no handheld that can match it, unless your ds has a very good flash cart.
    but some consoles have fail safes and guards, we know how xbox responds to hacking , here comes the BANHAMMER, and ive already seen warnings on my wii about "tampering" with the console.

    how about saying that its important to have your psp hacked if you have one, but if you have another console "Eh, fohget-a-bout it"
     
  16. Trulen

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    I've been spoiled by pirating.

    If I own it, it must be hackable.



    BUT THIS DARN'D PS3.
    CURSE YOU, YOU BLACK BEAUTY.

    I've been eyeing Battlefeild Bad Company.
    It's like, 18 bucks on Amazon. I enjoyed the demo!


    But yeah there's linux and whatnot for the ps3.
    But that's useless. I have my computer hooked up to my TV. And a joypad.
     
  17. Satangel

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    Essential for me. I wouldn't have bought my DS Lite if I didn't know there were flashcards.
     
  18. Cermage

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    essential imo. its whats keeping me from buying a ps3. i know its bad but i'm not exactly prepared to fork out 80-120 for new games.
     
  19. Mr.Mysterio

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    Essential for me too. I only buy consoles that are hackable.
    Games and Software just cost too much where I live.Eg:Spider Man 3(PS3 USED-Bad Condition):150$ [​IMG]
    What's the use of buying a gaming console if you cant play games on it???
    I know I could buy games online but since I don't have a credit card,I would have to rely on my father for the card.And he says I play too much games already.(IMO playing games for 1.5-3 hours isnt that long).
     
  20. Satangel

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    150$? Well, living in Qatar has a price ofcourse [​IMG]
    But that is seriously way too much, suits you right to pirate [​IMG]
     
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