the scene is being beat up on pretty badly since feb'11 not much prgress. go for a used one, these things are bulletproof dont worry about it breaking. then ur best bet if you want to play newer games is buy the true blue dongle. even then, they dont get games working right away, it takes time. the god ol days are gone. luckily there are a few people still getting psn games to work but thats about it.
ive said it before: go buy a360 slim mfr before 8/11 and rgh hack it. you wont care about the ps3 for quite awhile, trust me. im still on 341hermes.ive got a ton of games to play so im happy
PS3: 80g BC CECHE01 on Hermes 3.41CFW
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