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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. tj_cool

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    Somewhat important.

    I bought a wii and DS way before i knew they could be hacked. But when I found out it was a huge bonus [​IMG]
     
  2. Lametta

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    For me it's essential, no need to say more [​IMG]
     
  3. CyberFish

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    Not a big deal for me at all. If I can, Ill do it and most likely regret doing it later. At least in the Wii's case.

    MGS 4 alone was worth the admission to PS3 IMO.
     
  4. Mr.Mysterio

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    True,Qatar's one of the richest countries in the world and all but that doesn't make it right to sell crappy used games for way more than the original price.I could get a Wii with Motion Plus for the same amount of money I would be paying for a new PS3 game [​IMG]
    I envy you guys in the US/Europe.

    I pirate most of the DS games but that doesn't bother the authorities here because they think that the DS cant be hacked and only a minority own DS Lites.
     
  5. triassic911

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    I only buy things that are hackable. No hacks = no purchase. I'm still waiting on the ps3 and the DSi.
     
  6. MicShadow

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    I only brought the DS for the fact flashcards existed for it.

    Brought the Wii, well because i liked it. The hacking has gave it new life though
     
  7. tal32123

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    i usually only buy handhelds and that is a must for all handhelds. for consoles it is also a must too though.
     
  8. Ryufushichou

    Ryufushichou I'm Not British, I'm Just Gay!
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    If a console is hackable then i consider hacking it, i bought the wii before i knew anything and i have the PS3 a console that even if it becomes hackable i plan on leaving alone. Its the enjoyment i get out of playing it that matters to me.

    - Blinded_fate
     
  9. Saywhatjj4

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    i consider it Somewhat Important
     
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    i won't buy a system anymore unless i can modd it somehow. one, because my ds can emulat pretty much, most of the systems i would ever want to play, and also, i hate paying for gamez, majoity of public might do it, but i don't liek doing it, so if it won't run backups i won't ever buy it. although, my wii can emulate snes gamez ( use of the hbc XD ) but i have a snes, which is wat i grew up playing, so i'm goin to get something called a ufo super drive pro 3, which is basicaly a flashkart for the snes, it playz backups through the use of floppyz, i'm going to get it just for teh lulz, and modding is leik a firey passion that burns ever so deeply in my heart, so it wouldn't be fun not modding any of my oldn systems
     
  11. OtakuGamerZ

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    The main reason I hacked something besides my wii(my main emulator). Is the stores that sell games don't bother to put new games up the day they come out unless there famous (halo and guitar hero), so I end up waiting an extra week for The World Ends With You and Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor.
     
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    I LOVE HARUHI SUZUMIYA XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
     
  13. pitoui

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    It is pretty important for me, although I did buy a Wii on launch day, and also have a PS3 and I love it.
    My xbox 360 hasn't had much attention lately, I finished the missions on prototype and never went back to it. I buy my PS3 games off ebay or from online shops (from overseas of course).
     
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    When i bought my Wii I only got it because I knew eventually Homebrew would make its way to it and it did and did so very well.
     
  15. air2004

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    from now I want hackable , even if I cant make it play back ups , I like being able to do shit to that makes it better
     
  16. Synchromatic

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    If it's hackable, I'll hack it. But I'm not gonna buy things just because I can hack it.
     
  17. wolffangalchemist

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    i buy the consoles i like hacking is always a welcome bonus though homebrew and custom firmwares and other feature the console or hand held doesn't have stand alone.
    lets face it not everyone has money to spend $60 or $70 bucks a game in the shitty state the current global economy is in, and it's probably going to get worse before it get better.
    yes some consider it wrong or bad but it's at times like these things like that happen.
    you didn't see piracy this bad on older handhelds and consoles, though it's always been there it's more obvious and rampant now that more people are looking for ways to save money, so modded or altered devices that enable playing copied games or software are welcome ideals to most and no one really thinks about the legality/morality of it.
    all though in the end most people will still buy most games at least on next gen consoles which i'm sure will have some kind of nearly uncrackable operation scheme(not to say that some won't be hacked) and as the global economy gets better and more ppl have extra money to spend.
     
  18. Private|Par

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    360 = No piracy. You can try it, but if you want to harness the 90% of your console that's online.. Yeah.
    If you try to pirate and go on XBL, prepare to be caught. My friend was.

    Back to the conversation at large, it's stupid to buy something based on the fact that you can hack it. I'd like someone to explain their thought process to me. Mine was, "Oh, I like the games on the 360, and I like Live." Not, "Oh, I enjoy the games. I guess I'll just not pay for them." Great way to show your enthusiasm. The only reason I do that with the DS is because the games are ridiculously overpriced here.
     
  19. ZAFDeltaForce

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    I find it rather important, not because I can be a cheapass and run pirated games, but because of the limitless potential homebrew may grant.

    One of the reasons why I got a PSP in the first place is because it's hackable, allowing me to run all sorts of homebrew programs like emulators. Likewise, my DS would be rotting somewhere had it not been able to play music as well as movies through flashcarts.
     
  20. clegion

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    depends where i am living, back in indonesia my console has to be pirated, since there are almost no legal copy even if they were they were overpriced prinny game $ 100 (wtf), but now i am in oz it's just matter of is it available (e.g dissidia and such) if it isn't available i will still pirate
     
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