Originally Posted by Elyssion
Without those "evil" dongle makers, you wouldn't be playing ps3 backups and homebrew right now. And without their products being reverse engeneered, you will probably not get those features. I would say supporting them is not bad, because after all, they make progress that maybe weeks or months later someone will port to the homebrew scene., because one thing is sure: they are faster finding things that most homebrew coders.
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I have been running 3.60+ games since months ago, but I won't share the method, but if someone figures it out, remember that I was the first one and I deserve the credits
And I've been around the homebrew and coding scene since long before the PS3 even existed. There were no dongles for the PSP. I never supported the modchips for the PS2 or PS1, either. Free and shared or GTFO. I don't believe in paying money for what amounts to illegal/pirate gear. Call me superstitious, or just plain stubborn - but the only reason people buy these products is because they enable piracy. I know, I know. people will make dumb argumetns that the code in these things isn't Sony's copyrighted material, etc. Still, the only thing they provide is access to piracy - even if there is no Sony proprietary code in there. I can't fault anyone for wanting to back up their games, or play from copies, or even some piracy within reason. But I don't think anyone in this scene should be PROFITING from that piracy.
Allowing or enabling piracy is one thing, charging for it is entirely another.