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Schrade
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(11-28-2013, 10:03 PM)
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The Z on Twitter is teasing about some interesting news coming up. He'll be posting the news on http://wololo.net/

https://twitter.com/The_Zett/status/406160217492049920


He also posted a hint about the news:

https://twitter.com/The_Zett/status/406161552329306112



Someone responding to the tweet mentioned that Dark_AleX's website got updated with the PS4 images and a site title change. (Dark-Alex.org, Welcome To PS4 Scene)

http://dark-alex.org/


This could get pretty interesting! For those that don't know, Dark_AleX pretty much made the most revolutionary Custom Firmware for the PSP among other things.

Note: Please do not post blanket accusations that custom firmware and homebrew = piracy. We don't yet know what is coming up but if Dark_AleX is getting involved in it, it is most likely something useful.
Silky
(11-28-2013, 10:05 PM)
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Vita firmware hack?
Frumix
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(11-28-2013, 10:06 PM)
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Put emulators on PS4 and I will never go outside again.
Sendou
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(11-28-2013, 10:06 PM)
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Call me when they get Dolphin running at decent speed.

Oh and... when they get Steam OS working on it.
EvilKatarn
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(11-28-2013, 10:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Schrade

Note: Please do not post blanket accusations that custom firmware and homebrew = piracy.

Wow, first you pirates want MP3 playback and now you want to run Doom on this thing too? This is an outrage!
Beelzebubs
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(11-28-2013, 10:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Frumix

Put emulators on PS4 and I will never go outside again.

I'd rather they open up the option to use another OS on there.
Accoun
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(11-28-2013, 10:07 PM)
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Plot twist: he's hired by Sony.

Probably not, but imagine that.
Dibbz
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(11-28-2013, 10:07 PM)
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Didn't Sony silence him or bring him on board or something? Has he done anything on Vita?
firehawk12
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(11-28-2013, 10:07 PM)
Here we go...
Like the hat?
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(11-28-2013, 10:07 PM)
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Oh man. If I can get some homebrew running with vita remote play....drool.
Schrade
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(11-28-2013, 10:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by EvilKatarn

Wow, first you pirates want MP3 playback and now you want to run Doom on this thing too? This is an outrage!

Hahaha :-D
Storm360
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(11-28-2013, 10:08 PM)
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Interesting, wouldn't risk it now though with planning on going digital to some degree.
KillerIsJed
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(11-28-2013, 10:08 PM)
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From what I've been hearing, each PS4 disc has a unique ID per disc. Which would prevent them from playing in two consoles at once. Of course this is a rumor until some hacker confirms it. So piracy may be a ways off, but some homebrew would be nice. That being said piracy offline could happen.

N64 emulator, PLEASE!
RaikuHebi
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(11-28-2013, 10:08 PM)
Wow. Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time.

Originally Posted by KillerIsJed

From what I've been hearing, each PS4 disc has a unique ID per disc. Which would prevent them from playing in two consoles at once. Of course this is a rumor until some hacker confirms it. So piracy may be a ways off, but some homebrew would be nice. That being said piracy offline could happen.

N64 emulator, PLEASE!

Impossible since internet isn't required.
Metaroo
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(11-28-2013, 10:09 PM)
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I feel like at this point he just does it for fun. I hope he uses caution.
ComputerMKII
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(11-28-2013, 10:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by RaikuHebi

Wow. Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time.

Same.
Poetic.Injustice
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(11-28-2013, 10:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by KillerIsJed

From what I've been hearing, each PS4 disc has a unique ID per disc. Which would prevent them from playing in two consoles at once. Of course this is a rumor until some hacker confirms it. So piracy may be a ways off, but some homebrew would be nice. That being said piracy offline could happen.

N64 emulator, PLEASE!

What good would a unique ID do if you're on an offline PS4?
HaRyu
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(11-28-2013, 10:11 PM)
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I thought DarkAlex had retired from the hacking scene.
Phire Phox
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(11-28-2013, 10:13 PM)
Speaking of Playstation hackers, whatever happened to Geohot? Last I know he was in big legal trouble with Sony and left the country.
Eusis
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(11-28-2013, 10:13 PM)
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TWIST: It's not a traditional CFW, but rather installing other OSes on it.

ENJOY YOUR CHEAP-ISH WINDOWS GAMING PC.
V_Ben
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(11-28-2013, 10:14 PM)
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Good grief, I haven't heard that name in years!
Speevy
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(11-28-2013, 10:15 PM)
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Can he make the PS4 support USB controllers like the PS3 did?
BadRNG
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(11-28-2013, 10:15 PM)
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There was a time when this would of excited me, but it's so hard to justify hacking modern consoles for me. Online features, especially with PS+ on Sony, are too important now. I guess Valve was right in their service philosophy to combat piracy, it definitely worked on me.

Using an emulator with vita's remoteplay would be really neat though. I can't think of any homebrew I'd be interested in besides that, but it's always cool to see what new things these communities think up.
Afrikan
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(11-28-2013, 10:16 PM)
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ah...this makes sense now...

Sony hints that the PS4 lifecycle may be shorter than PS3
Totobeni
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(11-28-2013, 10:16 PM)
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can't these hacker focus on the region locked systems (Wii U/3DS) and region-free them and make them less limited instead of systems that don't really need hacking?
KemoSabe
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(11-28-2013, 10:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Totobeni

can't these hacker focus on the region locked systems (Wii U/3DS) and region-free them and make them less limited instead of systems that don't really need hacking?

this. (im looking at you 3ds...)

besides, i wonder what dark alex has to offer?
is not even out in europe and its already hacked???
Darknight
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(11-28-2013, 10:20 PM)
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This isnt good news for Sony.

Dark_Alex is a legend that went AWOL for a while. Him being back is a double edge sword.

Also emulators on PS4 seems kinda cool IF you can stream still...lol. Imagine doing a SMB rom hack (Kaizo i think) live stream! lol
DarkLordMalik
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(11-28-2013, 10:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by KemoSabe

this. (im looking at you 3ds...)

besides, i wonder what dark alex has to offer?
is not even out in europe and its already hacked???

Who said it is hacked? He might be just teasing that he brought a PS4 :p
lupinko
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(11-28-2013, 10:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Phire Phox

Speaking of Playstation hackers, whatever happened to Geohot? Last I know he was in big legal trouble with Sony and left the country.

That guy got an actual programming job for Facebook iirc.
Dreams-Visions
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(11-28-2013, 10:21 PM)
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Eh, okay.
Hesemonni
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(11-28-2013, 10:22 PM)
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Plz be Vita CFW
RaikuHebi
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(11-28-2013, 10:22 PM)

Originally Posted by lupinko

That guy got an actual programming job for Facebook iirc.

I thought was before his PS3 hacking but you're right. He's left the job though.

I didn't like him. The legendary PSP hackers like DAX, Matieulh, Wololo etc. get my respect.
HalfBaked
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(11-28-2013, 10:22 PM)
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Seeing as the PS4 is as near to a PC as...well, a PC, what's the fuckin' point?
test_account
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(11-28-2013, 10:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Phire Phox

Speaking of Playstation hackers, whatever happened to Geohot? Last I know he was in big legal trouble with Sony and left the country.

Originally Posted by lupinko

That guy got an actual programming job for Facebook iirc.

Yep, and he also settled with Sony:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...t-details-leak


Originally Posted by HalfBaked

Seeing as the PS4 is as near to a PC as...well, a PC, what's the fuckin' point?

Glory to hack it first is usually one part of it.
PartTimeWarrior
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(11-28-2013, 10:24 PM)
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Woo, nice
Iacobellis
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(11-28-2013, 10:25 PM)
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HOLY SHIT! I remember having 3.40 OE-A on my PSP-1000 because of this guy. Fucking remarkable work he did over the years.
Eusis
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(11-28-2013, 10:26 PM)
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Yeah, alternative OS hijinks aside I really don't want the path to piracy opened up, especially this soon. That's just egg both Sony and Microsoft on to do always online DRM crap that we protested in the first place if they can't feel confident enough about keeping a closed box secure. :/
TheSeks
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(11-28-2013, 10:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silky

Vita firmware hack?

I really wish, but it's for PS4.
KillerIsJed
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(11-28-2013, 10:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Poetic.Injustice

What good would a unique ID do if you're on an offline PS4?

Originally Posted by RaikuHebi

Wow. Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time.



Impossible since internet isn't required.

It wouldn't prevent anything offline, the whole point is to prevent piracy online and hacking of games, thus ruining the experience for paying customers.
Face it Tiger..
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(11-28-2013, 10:26 PM)
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MKV support :O
RaikuHebi
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(11-28-2013, 10:27 PM)

Originally Posted by KillerIsJed

It wouldn't prevent anything offline, the whole point is to prevent piracy online and hacking of games, thus ruining the experience for paying customers.

The vast majority of people that install custom firmware don't give a shit about online.
BadRNG
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(11-28-2013, 10:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Totobeni

can't these hacker focus on the region locked systems (Wii U/3DS) and region-free them and make them less limited instead of systems that don't really need hacking?

3DS has been hacked, still going the flashcart route ala DS but it's been hacked. Region free is now possible already.

There's supposed to be a big update soon that will let you emulate your system's nand to allow you to update to new versions, so you can use retail flash carts for higher firmware games as well as Eshop and the like.

I'm sure Wii U will be too in time. There's plenty of people working on it, and like I said it's pretty much always just a matter of time.
Talax
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(11-28-2013, 10:30 PM)
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Give me PS2 emulation and I'll forgive you for not doing anything about the Vita Alex.
kel22harris
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(11-28-2013, 10:30 PM)
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Original PSP + PS4 remote play incoming
RaikuHebi
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(11-28-2013, 10:31 PM)

Originally Posted by Anhkow

He'll probably end up getting sued like Geohot if he hacks the PS4.

Geohot wasn't exactly anon. about his exploits. DAX has much more class.

Originally Posted by kel22harris

Original PSP + PS4 remote play incoming

While cool, it would run like shit.
fernoca
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(11-28-2013, 10:32 PM)
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Another console to play Super Mario Bros. on. :p
RaikuHebi
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(11-28-2013, 10:32 PM)

Originally Posted by fernoca

Another console to play Super Mario Bros. on. :p

Crash Bandicoot is my litmus test :P.
Vooduu
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(11-28-2013, 10:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Clawww

Not sure why the idea of tinkering with, exploring, and expanding the possibilities of a system is so upsetting to you. It's not just about piracy.

No, my post wasn't meant to be upsetting. Just questioning what more could be done with the PS4. I find the console, other than the lack of UI customization, fine.
iceatcs
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(11-28-2013, 10:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by RaikuHebi

Geohot wasn't exactly anon. about his exploits. DAX has much more class.

And if DAX being sued by Sony, we will never know. It will goes disappear and Sony won't get the money or court date. That ghost!
Espada
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(11-28-2013, 10:38 PM)
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Damn, this is bad news for Sony. Especially if piracy is easy as hell on the console.

Now that I think about it, this is bad news for us in general. The console manufacturers and publishers will point to this as justification for locking things down and making things more onerous for paying customers.

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