After 12 years, Sony is about to pull the plug on its Nat Yaroze program, which made console development available to aspiring non-professionals. Through this service, subscribers received access to an online community, development software, as well as a very rare black PlayStation One console that allowed devs to run their own code on the system.
But all is not lost. "We plan to make a copy of the site available for our original members," said SCEE's Paul Holman, adding that a get-together of sorts will be held for the development community.
The Net Yaroze project will effectively be canceled in July at a still unspecified date. At any rate, that black PSOne makes a very, very good souvenir.
They could also try Wiibrewing if they want console homebrew: