QUOTE(sp1200 @ Nov 24 2006, 09:31 PM)
I think we will see a hack very soon. I think we will see many similarities between the psp hacks and ps3. Things move so fast these days, and many consoles are being softmodded (how spoiled we have become). It looks like the wii is already booting homebrew code (gcos) and the ps3 is kindly dumping games for us using it's own software. The only thing slowing down progress is distribution of the units themselves. There are so many clever people out there... something is bound to happen soon.
On the issue of using blu-ray disks as the main stronghold for ps3 i think thats complete b.s. Those disk are way to expensive and i know there is a massive shortage of them at hand, i think the blu-ray spectrum is going to remain for Sony developed games only. Smaller companies wont find it a viable choice and i can see in a few months games being released in DVDr DL format. Madden ... a little over 7 gigs .... sp1200 post is very true thought, i see this system being hacked full on and the fact that you can run linux on it almost out of the box is 2/3rds the battle. Its a nVIdIA gpu, even though signing to this gpu processor might be locked there will be ways to unlock it in the future. Similar gpus will come out into the future and there might be a cleaver hack done to actually load a driver to communicate to the GPU and have it render something. I see this hacked within 6 months (atleast a fw hack) if not something that is just a softmod ps3ev0x linux distro that will launch games that way. Out of all the systems out there this is most like a pc, common parts hell i wouldn't even be surprised if in a few years with multcore procs coming out and 4x sli gpus we might even get a decent emulator out there.
Either way i am amazed by the system, i think sony did a good job on the design but im wiaitng for only 3 games for it. Tekken, Ninja Gaiden E, Metal Gear Solid 4.