Alright... sorry for sounding like a newb but what is the verdict of this idea:
1) can the id of the backup manager be changed and therefore be seen as a different game?
2) By doing so, can sony see if we have the actual for example mw2 installed vs masked backup loader?
3) has sony really banned anyone yet of the psn? or will they be able to upon the assumnption of you running homebrew masked as a different game?
Well, I did not go that far - namely umm, you can run games from HDD with quite a bit of patching to the executable, however you may still need the drive board - as afaik (someone correct me if my memory is off) but PS3's without BD drives won't run PSN content (ie, installed hdd stuff).
Not sure if that would still hold true - but alas, it may.
What about creating an online sever where people can connect to one another and play like during the XBOX days. If I am correct there was a separate online server for hacked XBOX consoles...
You mean the Xlink Kai. Looking at their website now, it has Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, PSP and Gamecube owners. Though I can't see anything more in detail mentioning the PS3. From memory years ago, only games that used System Link worked for the Xbox1. Very limited. Not sure if things have changed from those days.
I also had a feeling, well I've heard, that PS3 online games were not part of Sony, but linked to the game developers servers, compared to the Xbox360, where every game must goes through their MS servers - hence why World Of Warcraft is not possible on the Xbox360 [Blizzard host their own of course farm of servers]. Heard that a while ago, not sure how true it is.
I would imagine that it'll need a huge amount of server space and power to allows hacked consoles to play on a 'hacked friendly' network. Ping issues, dropouts, no matchmaking, more hassle that it's worth maybe.
Ya that is what I was talking about... They posted it promoting PS3 on it as well.
I'm currently putting together a thorough guide for Mac users who want to JB their PS3 using an iPhone 3G. Will post as soon as it's ready!