I am going to purchase a PS3 within the next 7 days, however I am not yet decided on which version of the console I should buy. I was originally set on getting a PS3 Slim, even though IĎve ALWAYS wanted to own the Phat version. I would like to have as many features as possible when I get my PS3 so if necessary I am willing to compromise.
Online gaming is a big thing for me which is why I originally opted on simply buying the newest model available, The Slim model. I was going to have it up-to-date and running only PSN licensed productsÖ WAS. But then I got to think and through surfing/googling I found that the PS3 Phat had be hacked, I didnít consider it big news, it was almost expected. So Iím curious as to what exactly this hack is capable of, how to run the hack and if its worth the trouble.
As of writing this, not a lot of searching has been done on my part so Iím not yet too familiar with the whole PS3 hacking scene, if it even exist, so I am partially asking for anyone to fully fill me in. Iíve been thinking about it for quite some time now and have decided that the only real reason for which I would not get the PS3 Phat, is if the PS3 Slim had some freaken awesome feature that is denied to the Phat. Such as Skype and a mic on the PSPs(But those arenĎt freaken sweet features anyways).
Iím really considering getting this PS3 off Ebay. (FULL SONY PS3 PLAYSTATION 3 SYSTEM + 500GB + HDMI! - eBay (item 300431963328 end time Jul-26-10 19:30:19 PDT)).
ANYONE FEEL THIS IS A HUGE MISTAKE?
Aside from advice, Iím also seeking answers to a few questions:
Is any PS3 Model able to stored and run game/iso back-ups?
Is any PS3 Model capable of running unsigned code?
Does online gaming require the latest firmware update?
*If so are there any exemptions you may know of?
How useful Linux and how can I fully take advantage of the optional OS?
Does anyone have a Multi-Player game that seems to always have players online?
***Too Long, Didnít Read: Assuming money is not a problem, which PS3 Console version would YOU buy for yourself?***