Originally Posted by themonk
Let's not forget the cheap (but not easy) RGH hack
I will never purchased another 360 after 3 RROD's in a row two which were not covered under warranty. Also, it's "core audience" are old enough to be my own children and frankly are annoying as all hell (XBOX Live). Plus, the 360 has crap for JRPGs. My current problem is I purchased FFXIII-2 and can't play it - yet. I am going to get another PS3 for gaming and keep this 3.55 for a hybrid media center/emu box.
Anyway, never heard of the hack you mentioned, but the original XBOX scene along with the 360 are pretty much "drama free" and it's not because the moderators on the forums delete hundreds of threads a day or don't follow their own rules and ban you over personal opinions/grudges. It's because the mods are fair, don't play games, care about their user base and the users in-turn respect that and choose to keep it all chill. That and like I mentioned before that the users are more educated and know how to work with hardware (most ps3 sceners couldn't disassemble and reassemble their PS3's and have them still work) and software.
One big problem with the 360 scene which was true for the original XBOX is that they use Official SDK's to develop software with making it hard to distribute and support something that also plagues the PS3 scene. Look when megaupload went down all the cool stuff on there was lost in a second all due to the fact people used stolen SDK's which are being linked to download from this very forum thread. I think ps1ight or whatever it's called should be more prone to being talked about (where's the news on new builds?) instead of glorifying a stolen SDK. Make your own apps using an open source SDK and you can setup a site, maybe a forum and offer downloads (or if you're lazy use GoogleCode).
All in all both scenes serve very different demographics and I for one would love to have a respectful relationship with the sites I contribute to, but doubt that's going to happen anytime soon. It's the people who run things that need to set an example and the rest will trickle down in place. Set the wrong example and well, you have, the PS3 scene.