in a stunning turn of events, it seems that the last bastion of console safety has fallen to hacker pirates. or pirate hackers. we’re not sure of the wording but something has fallen and it is doubtful if it can get up. friends, gamers, and others: lend me your ears. the ps3, once a fortess of safety and previously thought immune to hackers, appears to have been cracked. now as we know, the wii, xbox360, nintendo ds, and the psp have all fallen victim over the last few years. users of those systems have the option to illegally download games using torrents. why anyone would do this is beyond us. it’s highly illegal, the quality is usually sub-standard and if caught, you risk jail time, fines and possibly having your online account banned. not only that: you are screwing the developers. would naughty dog have put as much heart as they did into uncharted 2 if the first one had been ripped off by unscrupulous gamers? probably not, right? developers have to live and eat just like we do.
according to maxconsole, the following is a proven recipe. it’s a convoluted and expensive method, but by all accounts, sources indicate it is possible.
- Install Ubuntu on your PS3 (or kubuntu)
- Install Windows XP on Ubuntu
- Install CloneCD on Windows XP and connect to network another PC so has seen in My Network Places. I do not know if AnyDVD HD is necessary, but I installed it for me
- Open CloneCD, select new image, insert the game, select “Protected PC Game”, change the extension to ISO.
- Ripper Blu-Ray on PC via network favorites.
- Burn with ImgBurn (or CloneCD) in 1X on the PC or has been ripped game
to do so is not cost-effective, plus finding the actual software and hardware would be tough. additionally, not every game works, but motorcross, killzone 2, burnout paradise and PES 2008 have been confirmed.
while paying $70 a game is excessive, the alternative isn’t to steal things just because you can’t afford them.