So, a couple weeks ago I was telling a co-worker how he can jailbreak his console, and what repercussions he'll experience from it, like lack of online, and issues with new games.
He then asked me, "Why? What do you have to do? Solder something?"
I told him it was simply an installation on the console with games running from hdd, internal or external.
He then asked, "Why don't you just burn them to a disc and play them?"
I had to tell him that it wasn't possible, and he continued on...
"Then how come I buy games for $5 from my friend that are burnt and play them all just fine in my console without any hack or anything?"
I said, "Nah, that's not possible, man."
But he seemed to push it, demanding he was telling the truth.
I had to test this out so I asked him to let me see a few of the discs and bring them into work so I can take them home and try them on my legit PS3.
To my absolute surprise... the god damn games worked.
They were simply empty-covered blu-ray discs, one on DVD, each with a code and initials to the game.
I tried Uncharted 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Assassin's Creed(Not sure which, I never played them, but I believe it's the newest one), Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and some random Billiards game.
I could connect online and everything, and he literally sells for $5.
Now, what I know about the guy(to sum it up) is this: He refuses to reveal how he is doing it, which is why my friend asked how he could hack his PS3 himself.
He has connections in Singapore, which is where he is originally from before moving to the states.
I tried entering the disc via my Blu-ray/DVD reader/writer on PC and it failed to open due to some protection I couldn't get by.
So, with this... does anyone know if there may be some connections in Singapore where you can get cheap, burned games and stuff? Because that's my assumption as to where he gets them. He probably gets them sent to him here, and splits profit after selling. This is all just my guess, but I've heard things about Singapore and how the market there sells lots of illegal stuff, even on the street, and that it is visited a lot by Indonesians and Malaysians who sell almost everything, including consoles, pirated/hacked/cracked/modded already.
Anyone have any other info about this?