Meh I think it was a stupid feature anyway. I'm glad it was removed before people could pirate games
hardware backwards compatibility was a stupid feature anyway. i'm glad it was removed. i mean, if you want to play old games, just pull out your old playstation
Good thing I bought my ps3 before they took out all that shit. I have all the memory stick slots, 4 usb ports, and backwards compatibility (I'm still buying ps1 and ps2 games ).
I have a PS2 and honestly, it is cheaper to buy a 40GB and a ps2 than to buy a backwards one now adays.Good thing I bought my ps3 before they took out all that shit. I have all the memory stick slots, 4 usb ports, and backwards compatibility (I'm still buying ps1 and ps2 games ).
If OtherOS could have been made to use the GPU and/or more tasks could be offloaded to the SPE's, then things would be a lot different regarding OtherOS performance. Having used it, I can indeed confirm that no sane person would want to use it as a computer under those circumstances, but it can be made bearable by adding the VRAM to the swap space and so on.
All in all, though, I'm disappointed that the OtherOS feature was removed, and I'm pretty angry that the reason it was removed was because they feared piracy. While it wasn't a critical component, how far are they willing to go to that end? What if, for example, a modified PSP were able to break the hypervisor and install custom firmware? Would they disable RemotePlay? USB support entirely? What if, like the PSP, exploits for certain games are found possible via savegame hacks (not likely, but for the sake of argument)? What would Sony do then? Ban every owner of that game from PSN because clearly they're dirty pirates?
They're acting on the potential for evil. They may or may not have the right to do it this way (lawsuits will tell), but they're punishing everyone because an exploit that wasn't even really used to do anything was discovered by breaking open the console and shorting a trace on the motherboard. Had Sony's reaction not been so immediate and harsh, I don't think there would have been much else to happen, at least not so quickly as it seems to be going now with, as I understand it, multiple groups attempting to modify the firmware and release it for use on normal systems.
Because the more you pirate a game the less money devs get to make new games thats why I care
Question: Do you buy used games?