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Re: Should I get an original PS3 model?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:45 pm
by KayJay
Thanks so much for the info guys! I really appreciate the detailed posts, everyone!

Thing is, I already have a PS2 Slim hooked up to an HDTV running through component. My fixation on the BC PS3 is a bit of an odd one, honestly, because I really have no need for it, but I've always been curious to see how the PS3 handled PS2 games. After doing some research and reading the posts on this thread though, I have decided It would be best to just get a slim or super slim model, especially because I already have a PS2, and the failure rate of the original PS3 models is a bit higher then I'm comfortable with. If I see an old PS3 model in the wild for cheap I may pick it up sometime, however.

I knew PS3's could play PSX games, but I always just stuck to my PS2 because It's what I had first. I'll have to see how the PS3 handles them when I get one. :)


Thanks so much for the help guys!

On another note: In my research on the old PS3 model, I actually found an article which contains an interview from Racketboy himself! check it out:

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2009/09/ ... o-popular/

and also, here is Sony's list of which models are backwards compatible, for anyone who wants a reference.

https://support.playstation.com/s/artic ... uage=en_US

Re: Should I get an original PS3 model?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:48 pm
by racketboy
Ha I totally forgot about that interview! That was probably just a bit before I bought mine 8)

Also for future reference, here’s the thread I started a while back about choosing between PS2 models.
The fat ones were recommended for those that may want to have a drive full of game disc images
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=51779

Re: Should I get an original PS3 model?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:46 pm
by racketboy
Also somewhat related: I noticed on Youtube that the PS3 had been hacked (I don't stay on top of this stuff too much I guess)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siOXFGZj_z0

Cool to hear the community has been making good progress on stuff!

Re: Should I get an original PS3 model?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:12 pm
by Ziggy587
racketboy wrote:Also somewhat related: I noticed on Youtube that the PS3 had been hacked (I don't stay on top of this stuff too much I guess)


That's actually an understatement. Sony had to take down PSN for a while because of hackers. Everyone's account info was stolen. We had a thread here while it was all unfolding.

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=29969

Re: Should I get an original PS3 model?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:13 pm
by racketboy
Ziggy587 wrote:
racketboy wrote:Also somewhat related: I noticed on Youtube that the PS3 had been hacked (I don't stay on top of this stuff too much I guess)


That's actually an understatement. Sony had to take down PSN for a while because of hackers. Everyone's account info was stolen. We had a thread here while it was all unfolding.

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=29969


Oh I know about THAT hack.. I meant software exploit to boot homebrew etc

Re: Should I get an original PS3 model?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:34 pm
by Ziggy587
Oh, yeah, it's one and the same. At the same time PSN was taken down, it was revealed how broken the PS3 security was.

Re: Should I get an original PS3 model?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:50 pm
by racketboy
Ziggy587 wrote:Oh, yeah, it's one and the same. At the same time PSN was taken down, it was revealed how broken the PS3 security was.


Oh really? -- I didn't realize the hack was the same as the "Other OS" thing.... I just equated it with another one of those corporate database hacks...

Re: Should I get an original PS3 model?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:14 pm
by Ziggy587
I thought the vulnerabilities in the console was what lead to the PSN attack. Maybe I'm wrong.

Re: Should I get an original PS3 model?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:16 pm
by Tanooki
I thought the total vulnerability was the linux open door they had for installing that OS which is why it was removed. There was the secondary issue on the PSN side of things where they had gaping holes to abuse accounts on that end too. Unless I'm remembering wrong it was a two front attack that really made them look stupid, neglectful and careless.

Re: Should I get an original PS3 model?

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:36 am
by Ziggy587
Nope, the system has vulnerabilities outside of the Other OS thing. I don't know the technical details, but I remember reading about it back when this news was unfolding. I think someone posted about it in that thread I linked. Basically, there's a flaw that apparently cannot be patched. That's why the PS3 still hackable even after the removal of Other OS. The PSN attack was supposedly in retaliation for the removal of Other OS. Either that or they just wanted to steal CC info to sell on the black market.