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Sony: PSP Go Firmware Prevents Piracy, Unable to Rip Games

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278w ago - Sony's John Koller has stated that the PSP Go has new firmware which precludes piracy and won't allow anyone to rip games.

He added that there is now no external battery either, which is part of the 'protections' for the system.

To quote: "We've had a lot of success with the 3000," Koller says when I bring up the issue. While the earlier models of the PSP were incredibly easy to use with ripped or downloaded games, the PSP Go is going to make things tougher on the pirates.

"You won't be able to rip your games and play them on the system, the firmware precludes that," Koller explained. "There's no external battery, so there's a number of protections put into place on the system."

Although this is sure to protect the PSP Go, this may come of as one slight downfall for the PSP Go now. When that battery starts to wear down, that means sending that sexy device to sony for a couple of weeks with a fee.

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#11 - ichibaka - 278w ago
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you seriously think the reason the psp didn't do as well against the ds and dslite was because it didn't have enough quality softwares? WTF look at the DS/Lite and how many crappy shovelwares they came out with, enough to last you a lifetime. The DS is also easy to hack and pirated as well.

#10 - semitope - 278w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by everglow21 View Post
So meaning.. I can't play psp games on the psp go and vice versa?

Sony is working on an official way to do it but I really dont see why hackers cant make it possible to put the many psp games online on your psp go or to rip the umd urself and send the file to the Go. Again, unless its another ps3 - locked down like Fort Knox it- will get hacked. They could encrypt all storage it uses etc etc.

#9 - everglow21 - 278w ago
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So meaning.. I can't play psp games on the psp go and vice versa?

#8 - Shrink - 278w ago
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You really think Geohot is gonna make it? I don't think so... Maybe he can contribute something but I don't think he will make it.

To the guy 3 above: No the PSP Go does not have a UMD drive.

#7 - rdreamernlcf - 278w ago
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If/when Geohot unlocks the PS3, won't the PSPGo be accessible through the PS3?


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