It's no secret, the PS3 is becoming known for it's drama-esque reputation. And recently, it is growing more of a bad reputation all because of one
) device(s) (and no; this is not another TB article) that unlock certain features normal CFW does not have access to. People are either upset because they support the device and the latest patches are late (blame the clones); or, because they do not support the device and are tired of seeing them make money. Now, with scene already known for drama, top it off with this three-way-war and you are working with a novel or movie script. Everything is normal here, better than normal; but outside, there is a...
The truth is PSX-SCENE/PSGroove is now considered a "new PS3 scene site", with me holding down the front line. There are several other PS3 scene sites, all which seem to be having their own issues; whether it be lack of PS3 scene related releases (not the case here
), or even issues with one another, and on and on (there are sites that even have issues with us; and in a way, we are the "new guy"). We are following a strong tradition, and also we are home to most knowledgeable PS2 scene members anywhere; well, it only makes sense that we try to be the most knowledgeable we can be with our unmatched news reporting. And don't forget our easy to enter developer contest, held every month for all types of PS3 related releases.
As an outsider stepping into the PS3 as soon as I heard about the PS Jailbreak vs Sony (we all remember that video showing the dongle working for the first time; right here, at PSX-SCENE
), I was was watching the scene develop and create; and then, it turned into a lot of ungrateful, greedy, disrespectful people overpopulating the threads. That is when we first started seeing a separation in the community: Elitists, Pirates, Lurkers, and those who remained true to the PS3 scene staying neutral (among others). While wars were waged, ended, and started again; we here at PSX-SCENE made it our stance to be unbiased and understanding in all maters. We strive to give you the most complete coverage possible, and because of that our site contains a great wealth of knowledge; consider us an archive of all PS scene related releases, and we would be glad to help support anyone and everyone.
As time goes by, wounds have been made; some healed, others still bleeding(come back guys, we miss you
). The point is, all the while the drama was and is steadily slowing the progress of the scene; developers left not just because of Sony but because of the lack of respect shown for sharing their work, which all boils down to work not being shared. And also it turns into these "trusted" scene sites posting the wrong "News Sources", which means the official releases can be lost to time. Basically we start loosing touch with the actual scene, and in turn progress halts; but if we focus on the scene, and providing correct information, we can possibly see developers wanting to share their work. Believe me when I tell you the developers are there, they are just waiting for a scene to appreciate them (like we did in the pre-free-CFW-era
). It is our intention to support all the developers creating scene related work, and even offer all developers a chance to post a short bio containing more information about their websites, project, and even donations; and this is just the start of our "developer treament
". We are here to support you!
Now what I am getting at is, it is up to the people of the scene to decide it's fate. I have prided myself as being a man of the people since I took on the role of moderator a year ago, and continue to try and improve and maintain this place so many call home. I hope everyone gets a chance to read this article, and questions for themselves just what they want, and what they need out of there scene; and question what they really know about this scene. Do we let it separate even more (into fact and fiction), or do we put aside our childish feelings and act like grown men (and keep this scene moving in the right direction)? Why all the drama? Just because I have never paid True Blue for their dongle, but other moderators have; does that really make us any different? Do we bow down and be told what is right and wrong by others, or do we focus on what matters and fight to say what is on our minds? In the end, is is really worth it to get get this worked up over a video game system; and if it is, what can one really do? Well, these are just some of my thoughts; what are yours?
Shout out to andoma, deank, squarepusher2, and everyone else making this scene a great place for all (we didn't forget you)!