Is hacking the ps3 worth it

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by DarkWarriorWario, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. DarkWarriorWario
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    DarkWarriorWario Newbie

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    Thinking about soft modding my brand new ps3 320 gb console...but resources on this are limited..I hear there are alot of
    scams and fake programs....question I have is.....is ps3 modding even worth it? [​IMG]
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    What do you hope to accomplish?
     
  3. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    Whether it's worth it or not is up to you.
     
  4. Joe88

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    if you already upgraded to 3.56 dont bother
     
  5. Nobunaga

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    I say yes it s worth it because we play games from any region and don t just wait for them to get localized so the best choice is to hack 3.55 or less always
     
  6. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    +1.

    Pros include playing games for free, playing games from an external drive, running all kinds of homebrew (e.g. emulators), Sony can't execute whatever code they want without warning you, and AsbestOS giving Linux back to PS3.
    Cons include random freezing/crashing/corrupting errors, limited PSN access (only available through DNS trick), small chances of bricking (only a few reported for kmeaw's CFW, each attributed to user error), and a bit of paranoia regarding when/if Sony can ban hacked consoles (it's not happened yet).

    Personally I don't think it's worth hacking yet - there're only a couple games I want to play, and LBP2 is better played online.
     
  7. GNkyrios

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    i dont know if hacking the ps3 is worth it, u may get hired by sony, or get sued [​IMG]
     
  8. FireGrey

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    Well hacking meens you cant really use online.
    So you need to chose between going online or playing free games that take forever to download.
    I chose online but donno about you.
     
  9. cacildo

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    (serious answer: Yes. The benefits Sony promises you for not hacking are too small. Hacking is definitly the way to go)
     
  10. Sotoro

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    Simple choice at the moment:

    Full PSN access and gaming online VS. playing backups and homebrew
     
  11. jazvdb

    jazvdb GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    If you're like me that plays online all the time, then no...

    I wanted to hack my PS3 really bad, but then Sony released 3.56.. You can still hack it but you can't play online
     
  12. Roxasorg13

    Roxasorg13 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi...
    i think..they are all right..
    ex: i play online ...all the time...played * cuz the ps23 doesnt reach the internet weell..
    and the games dont take forever..
    i can rent one game and then make a backup of it..and there is my very cheap game... : )

    and homebrew its a very good pro too

    ALSO YA CAN TRY IT..AND IF YA DONT LIKE IT..you can return to OFW..thats what im doing
     
  13. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    one word NO.
     
  14. aiRWaLKRe

    aiRWaLKRe GBAtemp Regular

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    Its worth it if you have a second ps3 so the unhacked one you use to play online games, and the second hacked one is offline. You got that kind of cash to throw around? If you do send me some [​IMG]
     
  15. Originality

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    Sure, just give us your bank details first. Then I can transfer it from the trees in the back garden.

    Or, make the second PS3 you get one of the older, cheaper, second hand versions. That tends to save a few dollars.
     
  16. Fear Zoa

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    Great...this thread is going to get gbatemp sued.....
     
  17. Fireballo

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    With all the money I'm saving about $60 a pop on new games I think I will buy a second cheap used PS3 so I can use PSN.
     
  18. ferdi-t

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    Somehow I think that if GBAtemp survived the tons of stickies about softmodding console X, they'll survive this thread too. [​IMG]
     
  19. Jakob95

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    My friend bought 3 PS3s just because of the hack. A PS3 for hacking, a PS3 to play online games, and another PS3 if the one for hacking gets banned he will then hack this one in the future.
     
  20. Originality

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    If only we all had enough funds for 3 PS3s...