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Portal 2 Confirmed as First PS3 3.60 Firmware Encrypted Game


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180w ago - Today Portal 2 has been confirmed as the first PS3 3.60 Firmware encrypted game, however, as it spreads on torrent sites PlayStation 3 hackers are already examining potential work-arounds to get the game running for PS3 Custom Firmware users.

To quote: We all knew this day would be coming, just like before with the v3.50!

Yep, all the rumors were right! -- Portal 2 would be the first game that was pressed using the currently unreleased APP v3.60 keys!

If you are looking to enjoy the sequel to the acclaimed Valve's puzzle-action hybrid, the Portal 2, then you need to learn to setup your own portal, because playing it on a 3.55 CFW console right now is not possible.

You are looking at different sets of method being tested such as the famous PARAM.SFO editing, EBOOT decrypting, it's just useless without the 3.60 keys. To say that the upcoming L.A. Noire is on the same ride will be my heartbreaking May moment.

So, I hope someone will find the solution for this or just roll on the 3.60 CFW already! But remember to eat some cheese with all that wine!

Something always unfolds in the scene, to get you back into the 'gaming'!



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#4 - anulu82 - 180w ago
it`s a huge challenge for everyone. but i`m sure, that if finds someone it, then it will be released anonymously. i`d be happy if i had more time

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#3 - leukotic - 180w ago
Makes sense that Portal 2 was the first, after all VALVe is probably the leader in PC piracy prevention.

If only we were able to emulate FW's. Just imagine, being able to emulate any FW Sony releases on a 3.55 PS3 so it can run games as if it actually was that FW. Which would mean PSN access, and the ability to play backup games with the updated keys.

A man can dream, a man can dream...

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#2 - PS3 News - 180w ago
Yep, sooner or later someone will anonymously release a fix probably. After all the recent legal action, it probably wouldn't be wise for a known PS3 Dev/hacker to post such a thing themselves as that would only make them the next target for Sony.

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#1 - jarvis - 180w ago
Hopefully this is only a temporary problem as I'm sure there are a lot of talented hard working devs on the job. There probably already are solutions but with the heat on no one wants to take a chance...

We all knew this day was coming. My laser died on my original launch 60GB PS3, so I picked up a used PS3 slim real cheap (as much as it absolutely pains me to buy another Sony product - but at least it was used). My original PS3 will never have network access again and I stayed on 3.55 (good thing too since the laser died). So now I have an emulator box, and another PS3 so I can enjoy upcoming games.

Either way, I always purchased all of my PS3 games. It sucks that I wouldn't be able to play new games even if I purchased them because I choose not to upgrade my firmware. I really wish consoles never had internet access. I long for the Nintendo/Super Nintendo/N64 days, but at least my old PS3 lets me play all of those games now :-)

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