135w ago - Forum user Geox_10 on Elotrolado.net has discovered a PS JailBreak clone called PSGroove Hermes recently, and as a result of using his name on the PS3 modchip Spanish developer Hermes has bid the PS3 scene farewell.
The offending product is currently being sold at VolumeRates.com (linked above) under the title 'PSGroove Hermes PS Break Revolution USB Chipset Adapter for PS3 Fat and Slim' for $18.79 USD each.
Here is what Hermes had to say, to quote roughly translated:
"This should be a sick joke: Not only advantage of working sceners, if you have the nerve up to take my nickname as a reference to a product, and notice that I have nothing to do with them.
Well if that's what they want, go ahead: selling their clones and seize whatever they want, I happened to keep the riffraff and although I feel for others, here ended my contribution to the scene of PS3.
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I honestly don't believe Hermes left because of a hissy fit, or his alias being printed on some chipboard. I will never know why, nor do I care why he has decided to reside from the "ps scene."
I do in fact, think we self proclaimed gamers/hackers/developers are involved in getting the most from our $150-$700 PS3, enjoying our PS3 however we see fit!! Those of us trying to provide programs for free should keep sticking to Sony should keep pushing on. Be it Hermes or any of the other fine devs. Having said that...
For those who enjoy backing up games, the 3.42 firmware prompt on PS3's new titles, and yes its everyone! Is a far larger issue than ONE great dev's personal decision to step away. Now I have a friend who brought me a copy of FALLOUT NEW VEGAS and EA Sports MMA.
Both would not game play until I upgraded, of course I most certainly didn't. I play them on my 3.50 unit. So those yellow pan faces will be sitting on a pile on useless usb junk. That will be some sort of payback. What makes me sick is so many people are selling these in the community to people and kids on craigslist with promises that you can copy any game.
Seriously, its not like they stole anything. PSGroove and the Hermes modifications are released free, but still require a device to run them. Based on the price listed, you're paying for the DEVICE, not PSGroove. It just has PSGroove Hermes preinstalled. I'm not sure how this is any different from the PSBreak team releasing updates that are just PSGroove Hermes v3.
Scene folks who run away over this kind of thing is pathetic. Just about as pathetic as when Mathieulh goes on about how he doesnt support piracy when PSGroove itself is basically piracy.
Sorry but i disagree with his action and i have reasons... If i found this JB in market saying it's Hermes BJ and in the same time i'm not an internet news follower so i will say wtf who's this hermes who wrote his name over this USB...and will not buy it.
but if i'm a news follower and i know who's helmes so it's enough from him to say that in the bloggers this one is fake and i'm sure no one will go buy it as we support him for the hard working...
so it's not good from him to just leave the scene like that and i disagree with him..
BTW: should nokia leave the scene coz chinese had cloned some nokia models?!!!