I would intend to use it probably entirely offline. I don't like FPS games on consoles, anyhow, dunno what else I'd do online. Looked over the guides, but they look a little dated, compared to a cursory overview of the forum. I've dealt with CFW for PSP fat, slim, and GO, wii, etc, I get the jhist and the instructions but I don't see a buying guide anywhere. Is it something I can do with either a USB HDD or a USB stick readily, on my own, or is it all hard-mod? Following CFW/cracking stuff, can I use an internal HDD inside the PS3 to load backups, or must be external? Do certain backups cause problems with CFW or not work with "older" branded CFW? Will a PS3 play PS2 isos, or burns? Finally, can PS3 isos be stripped, or compressed at all, akin to CSOs, or are they always 40gbs? Just you know, general information for set up of one. It seems like an older fat model would be the best bet, but is that still readily hacked if it's say, updated to the newest firmware?