I would like to see the ps3 hacked... you know, homebrew, applications, and all the custom goodies... But I bought my console to play, play online... so I'll be one of those that followed the Homebrew scene... but made the hacking moves late.
Also his custom CFW video as others have stated is easy to emulate by editing unsigned parts of firmware. I wouldn't put it past him to do something like that to keep himself in the spotlight, especially since he's old news now in the Apple scene, other people got tired of his BS there too and went ahead and did a untethered unlock.
All his his 'exploit' has done is destroyed functionality for end-users. Right after he screwed up what we paid money for he decides to retire. That's kind of ass-kicking worthy..
It requires to have a certain fw version to play, that is not easy to spot before buying a game.. i personally have internet though so i have no problem with the updates.
I'm asking... Why in this topic as other option there is to buy a second PS3 (for me give to money to a company that absolutely not deserve it) rather than take a beautiful XBOX 360 ?
Like said before, this is no surprise. $ony has cleverly handled the whole situation since EgoSnot's supposed hack. They have done all the corrective steps to dissuade devs to hack away on what they perceive as "their system" - even against the odds of class action law suits against them.
And if you sit back and think about it, they seem to have been prepared for this a long time ago - even before the supposed hack. Yet, if you don't upgrade, you have the most beautiful doorstop what can play games prior to 3.21 with OtherOS. And if you do, you have everything except OtherOS... $ony is playing the game and seems to be winning - but there is still hope (but not from EgoSnot).
and now flaming him because he did what was needed for getting the way. without geohot there would be still a otheros yes, but without him there would be no dump of lvl1 and even lvl2.