Definitely... more Dev updates will come soon, but there are a lot of factors involved that we have to consider while running the site.
Although CJPC enjoys plugging away with his TOOL (or other hardware) as a hobby, the domain "ps3news.com" is also a business, and with that in mind we have to go with the flow.
This means while Geo is Hot (pun intended ) we need to put him in the spotlight and see how far he goes, mainly because it's what most other sites are currently reporting on and what the majority of viewers are interested in reading about.
While CJ's findings interest Devs (and some technical readers, collectors and hardware enthusiasts) it isn't as "exciting" as what GeoHot is currently doing to the average reader seeking to back-up their expensive PS3 games and play them.
The other advantage of what GeoHot is doing is it will (hopefully) open the PS3 homebrew scene meaning as a site we can soon shift focus more on PS3 homebrew/hack/scene news and less on general N4G/GameSpot/IGN type news that we've been reporting on to maintain traffic for the last few years while the PS3 wasn't hacked.
I'm sure we'll find the right balance soon enough, hopefully not long after GeoHot releases his hack/exploit and others begin working off of it doing their own stuff.
Hmmmm, I will post my opinion on this. First I'm very interested in the piece of hardware CJPC just acquired and thank you Boss for the follow up on that. Second, what Geo is doing for the scene is invaluable, I believe, but as he posted close to nothing, I have no idea whatsoever where this hack he found will lead to. But I'm pretty sure It will help the resident devs in some way, perhaps helping them getting out of a dead end somewhere in their researches.
Anyways, I will wait anxiously for the news from CJPC and will hope for the best for both Geo and the Devs.
CJPC is primarily working with the PS3 TOOL, so while GeoHot's findings will definitely be handy to those wishing to pursue that path I don't forsee them changing much development-wise here. I'd expect to see continued Dev updates from both the TOOL and Service Mode project CJPC is working on... as time permits of course.
Of course, of course. And I somehow agree with them because it is the only logical choice. Geo is too quick to publish his results and he caused the biggest hype I've ever seen in the ps3, and we still don't know whether it will lead to homebrew or not. I'm not sure if even HE does...
On the other hand, in the end, the DEV's hacks are theirs and they can do whatever they want with them. It is their choice to ever disclose them to the public or not. The thing is... Will they ever...? I wonder The ps3 reached half it's lifetime last year and we don't seem anywhere close to homebrews. I think only time will tell in the end.
I think we will have to wait and see.
Can you already say what the hardware part is going to be?
Do you simply have to plug something into your USB-port or will you definately need a modchip?
Ok. Thanks for the info. Just wanted to know if you'll have to do hardware modifications which are "tracable". You know what I mean.
But obviously you have to. Since he says that whole is not 100% patchable by Sony. It could be a "stealth" way to mod your console though. So that's why I was asking about USB. Stealthiest way would be unplugging the "piece of hardware" which is neccessary.
Anyways I know it couldn't be that simple because USB is kinda safe.
Edit: and maybe I just shouldn't write stuff when I'm drunk as hell...
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