More like we havent gone far enough:Punk:Originally Posted by Jay CI'm sure many of us have similar opinions of the ability of running homebrew applications on our PSPs. However, you would have to be blind not to see why Sony isn't too happy about it, and I'm reasonably certain that a few of us are beginning to understand why. For example, I havent played a UMD since I started playing my emulators. Buying new games runs the risk of losing the ability to play my homebrew, plus certain roms have comletely destroyed any chance of me purchasing certain umd games (lemmings, metal slug, the upcoming harvest moon). In addition, I have completely abandoned the use of my gameboy, due to the fact that most GBA games are ports of nes or gba titles, and I have a GBC emulator for all the rest.
In addition, the prospect of future emulators such as N64 and PSX further endanger Sony's chances of profiting off of psone ports, as well as sales of DS ports of N64 games. With homebrew, I have no need of owning a Nintendo handheld, and with the current craptastic lineup of slightly dissapointing games, I have no interest in purchasing UMD games.
Sony probably saw this in the future as well, and tried to win us back with the many bells and whistles of 2.0, the wireless browser, background support, and image transfer via wifi.
But did the homebrew scene give up. No, instead we went to extreme measures to try and make up for what we wouldn't be getting by not upgrading, ripping a browser from a KOREAN promotional umd, background hacks, and developing an IR file transfer program that can send any file type.
Frankly, I'm curious of how far is too far. However, if an n64 or psone emu comes out, I'll definently be playing. However, if there is no way to bypass the hidden updates within new umds without causing buggy gameplay, games such as GTA: LCS may just be the killer apps that the PSP needs to win back their gaming audience from the underground homebrew freeloaders that have been spreading their notions of free love and old school megaman throughout the internets.
In conclusion, I love homebrew. One day I hope to go from running over mafia goombas to flattening mario goombas on the same handheld device. On one hand, I wish sony would leave us alone, silently give way to the homebrew scene, and turn a blind eye to our emulation whimsies. At the same time, my PSP has already replaced my gameboy advance and will prevent me from purchasing future ports of games i already have on my memory stick in an older format, and if a PSONE or n64 emulator is sucessfully made for the PSP, Sony will have to pull some serious tricks out of their hat to keep selling UMDs.
Please, discuss your own opinions. Have we gone too far? Do you think we may go to far? Do you think that we havent gone far enough? I'm open to all opinions.