186w ago - This weekend TheSixthAxis.com (linked above) reports that Red Dead Redemption (released on May 18 in North America and May 21 in Europe) requires updating your PlayStation 3 entertainment system to PS3 Firmware 3.21 or higher, which also removes the OtherOS functionality along with the ability to use the PS3 Exploit and likely PS3 Custom Firmware.
Additionally, IanJ also reports that ModNation Racers requires PS3 Firmware 3.21 to play it on Sony's PlayStation 3.
To quote from TSA: "Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption not only requires that particular system software to run, but handily includes it on the disk for easy installation, too.
Chances are there have been other games out since April 1st that required the OtherOS removing firmware update, but Redemption is likely to be one of the higher profile titles to do, and as far as we know this isn't stated on the box at all so consider this a notice if you're still to pick up the game."
The decision is now left to the end users: Update your PS3 console to the latest Firmware to play new titles and game online, or hold out for GeoHot to release his PS3 Custom Firmware with hopes that more PS3 hacks are discovered and new PS3 exploits surface to further unlock the PlayStation 3.
Of course, for those who can afford it, there is another option... simply buy a second PS3 and update it to the latest PlayStation 3 Firmware version while keeping your pre-3.21 FW machine with OtherOS in the closet until it can be put to good use.
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I wouldnt be limiting myself to playing a great game or a game that I really want to enjoy. If your desire for a hacked console is so great just go out and by a new sexy slim and get the game. Ive heard this game got really good reviews and coming from rockstar creators of titles like GTAIV I think this is a given.
Ignore my yada yada but if you are waiting for some solutions like XBMC there are some pretty badass media players out there right now for less than $120 dlls an example would be the WDTV bestbuy sells. Can do most of the job xbmc can and plays almost any format you throw at it, at 1080p EVEN FROM A NETWORK SHARE. So what are you waiting for thats not available yet? pirated games get really boring after a while because you didnt pay for it and you dont have the interest in finishing the game.
I agree having a console thats moddable is quite interesting just to TEST and play with it, but reading most of the posts makes me anxiuos about a hack, and I'm quite busy with real life right now. I haven't had time in the last couple of months to even play a game and reading this thread makes me feel like i'm missing out on something I don't even need. Just relax go buy some games play, have fun, go online and try to support game developers like rockstar on the way.