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PSVita Hacked, Native Homebrew Loader Coming Soon 50

Posted by Soulskill
from the but-not-to-a-theater-near-you dept.
Busshy writes "Since the release of the PSVita, sales for the portable console have struggled, particularly in Japan. There, the PSP was selling more units until this week, with the release of Hatsune Miku Project Diva F, which has seen PSVita sales quadruple. For the rest of the world, sales are still slow thanks to a dull selection of games. This could soon change, as Yifan Lu, coder of the Kindle Hack and PSX Xperia, has revealed he is now working on a native loader for the PSVita. Basically, it's a Userland Vita Loader for loading unsigned executables on your Vita — in other words, a Homebrew Loader for the PSVita. To calm Sony fears, he claims it is physically impossible to run 'backups' with the exploit. The exploit cannot decrypt or load retail games. At this time, the exploit is unreleased; naturally, he doesnt want Sony to fix it."
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PSVita Hacked, Native Homebrew Loader Coming Soon

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  • Whoop-dee-doo (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 07, 2012 @05:09PM (#41267769)

    Well, whoop-dee-doo. I'm sooooo excited that the homebrew community will port a couple emulators to the Vita, call it a day, and we'll never hear about Vita homebrew development again. Just like every other fucking homebrew hack in the history of video gaming (beyond the founding of Activision OVER THIRTY YEARS AGO).

    No, seriously. Someone show me some major homebrew developments that aren't just crap ports from elsewhere (oh boy oh boy! I can play FreeCiv using a control scheme quite horribly ill-suited for the job!), are clever new games supposedly "held back" by draconian licensing, and are AFTER the Atari 2600, just to shut up the smartasses who will note that's how Activision and the entire concept of a third-party developer started. Maybe then I'll give a shit.

  • Re:Whoop-dee-doo (Score:5, Insightful)

    by hairyfeet (841228) <.bassbeast1968. .at. .gmail.com.> on Friday September 07, 2012 @07:01PM (#41268985) Journal

    But isn't that the problem of Sony in a nutshell, great hardware with fuck all for games, which is why they don't sell? well that and them acting like its 1996 with funky cards instead of using SDHC of course.

    Personally I think Sony has burned too many bridges, fucked over too many people, for them to pull out of the nosedive unless they come out with a Halo style "ZOMFG you HAVE to play this!" supermega game. As it is now they simply release God Of War 326, Resistance 29, and then are shocked when nobody buys.

    My youngest bought a PSP, it sits in the closet, why? After he had beat the handful of games that were good he really didn't have anything he wanted to play on it and he doesn't feel like fucking with emulators because he's not big into nostalgia. If Sony doesn't come out with a real blockbuster the Vita will end up another PSP Go, not to mention they are mistreating their customers bad enough you have Internet pundits that love the system saying Sony is begging for piracy on the Vita [escapistmagazine.com] simply because compared to the iPad "click and get game" they make buying from them a PITA.

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