if you are considering getting a psp DO IT SOON

Discussion in 'PSP - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by No Name Trowa Barton, May 9, 2007.

  1. No Name Trowa Barton
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    No Name Trowa Barton Namaiki iun-ja naiyo™

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    the whole world is in my hands.
    Sony was sending out Emails to its Commercial Retailers that all new PSPs to be sent out will have 'Downgradable Prevention' built right into them. All new PSPs to be shipped out as of next week Friday, May 18th, will be a higher firmware, 4.xx (specifics were not released), but they were promised to include new security features to prevent hacks and downgrades. Apparently this is one of their first steps to start focusing on the PSP again, instead of diverting all attention to the PS3.

    just a FYI.
     
  2. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    OH SHI-

    I'll have to borrow some money!
     
  3. Harsky

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    I wish for a firmware that allows AVI to be played instead of MP4
     
  4. Shinji

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    just like old firmwares... heh everything will be hacked :\ at least i believe so.

    Sony will eat their words..
     
  6. mikeosoft

    mikeosoft GBAtemp Regular

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    man i've had enough of this bullshit!

    i really can't stand sony....

    how much money are they throwing into this bullshit, they claim they need to prevent homebrew because it allows iso's, but i mean don't they realize that no one uses this for isos since they have no solid fucking library....

    i just don't get sony management....

    it's like we all have front row tickets to watch sony ruin itself from the inside out with stupid corporate ill-concieved marketing plans and poor judgements based on the quick $
     
  7. Darkforce

    Darkforce DERP!

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    Someone will hack it and get round it no doubt... Sony have been playing catch up with hackers since its release.

    I havn't played my PSP in like a month now... >_>. Looking forward to God of War and Final Fantasy though.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Kyuzumaki

    Kyuzumaki GBAtemp Regular

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    I think a properly concieved hombrew system would prevent most piracy problems. It would remove the need to mod the console so people would be content using the homebrew emulators and other stuff that comes out.

    Never gonna happen but would be nice.

    Anyways if it's possilbe to run a game on it then you can hack it the only way to prevent people hacking is to brick em all!!
     
  9. pikachucrackpipe

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    give it like 2 weeks and it will be hacked [​IMG]
     
  10. mikeosoft

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    hahahaha man i hope so. i'm sure Dark_Alex could do it
     
  11. VVoltz

    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

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    Yeah I think it will be cracked too, maybe it last longer (like fw2.0) but in the end it will fall.
    Sony is as the heavy metal group ManoWar said: Battling the world.
     
  12. ejp

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    This looks little more than a PR stunt. Fanjita gets interviewed by the bbc, a few shareholders start asking questions - sony make a public statement about stopping psp hacking - it'll blow over and no one will care again....
     
  13. mflo

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    Hmm, Did anyone know that sony started off as a radio repair business after WWII? I never knew that, interesting...

    About the new psps, I'm getting one from my classmate for $100 [​IMG]
    What's cool is that he's letting me pay half and the other half later.
     
  14. ambitous21

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    i'd say this would only lower their sales, dumb move.
    who'd get a PSP if it can't do all the homebrew stuff?
     
  15. Hiroshi21

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    Good thing I bought my PSP a few months ago..
     
  16. science

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    I'm buying two PSP's from my friend for 10 bucks each because they both have broken screens. It's going to be sweet
     
  17. thegame07

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    Not if i buy them first (evil laugh) thats a really good deal they must not have a clue. they could fetch more on ebay for spare parts..
     
  18. Punkrox

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    I'd hold out personally.

    With all the rumors of a PSP lite you'll probably end up waitting the newer PSP.
     
  19. mflo

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    woo, I finally got a psp. Great condition, no scratches, came with a charger, legit 1GB memorystick and 2.5 firmware [​IMG]. All for $80 and a 1GB microSD! All that's missing is the USB cable, Which I'll be getting from my neighbor as soon as he's done putting music onto his cellphone.
     
  20. OrR

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    I really need to get a PSP... Some day...