Today I'd like to take a look at how the PSP scene evolved over it's 3 years of development. We've seen various developers come and go, some which have been forgotten, some who still are with all of us delivering great contributions to the scene. A great example of this is Team M33, or formerly known as just a team consisting out of Dark_AleX and Mathieulh, who were the heads behind the OE firmware.
We've seen how the PSP scene managed to obtain an unbelieveable amount of information about the PSP's hardware, in such an isolated environment, away from Sony. We all remember the good days when 2.71 SE-A was released, a developer by the name of Dark_AleX had found a way to utilise bootstrapping to patch a higher version firmware. But let's not forget the masterpiece of the scene, Pandora.
We remember the excitement of the whole scene when Pandora was released, some believing it was too good to be true, some amazed. They managed to hack all the way through the pre-IPL and the KIRK hardware to find those little, nasty holes left in by Sony, which in the end gave one final product, they had utilised Sony's service mode.
But now, after nearly 3 years, we've seen alot has changed. It's not unusual for this to happen to scenes which exist this long, but slowly, the previously peacefull development scene has turned into a culture of pirates, people demanding things without caring about the developer's feelings, solely to play there pirated PSP games and emulating their favourite GBA game, without paying a penny for anything. We all know that the majority of the people pirate, but why do they have to imply that to us developers. Can't they just shut up and leave the scene alone, figuring out by themselfs how to pirate their games.
We've seen them demand downgraders or alternative's to Pandora, simply because they can't really be bothered to figure out a way to obtain their own (and there are enough, trust me, it might cost you some money for buying a pre-made battery, but if you aren't willing to spend that, you don't deserve a custom firmware).
Or so-called fake developers, they sign-up somewhere, take a random homebrew, hex-edit the credits, and release it again, claiming the original one was a "leaked version of his own".
It seems the PSP scene is getting as unpleasant as all other scenes, and now I ask the ones who cause it, why? Go outside and toss the ball around, go annoy other people with your nonsense, you don't belong in the scene.