Just Received My Tax Return!
So I promised myself that the federal government would buy my first PS3 when I got my return. To my surprise, I woke up this morning with a large extra chunk of change in my account, so I am itching to run down to Best Buy and pick up a PS3. A couple of questions, first:
I want to jailbreak my PS3 so that I can backup my games to my external hard drive and boot/play them from the hard drive. What type of PS3 should I absolutely NOT buy? Through some research I've heard some are better than others.
I am experienced with hacking Xbox and Wii. I have a 500 GB external drive to my Wii running homebrew with about 60 games, but I'm sick of the Wii so I'm going to sell it and format that hard drive so it can be my new drive for my PS3. I understand a lot of people will read this and say "Google is your best friend" or "do your own research" but I want to know for sure before I go drop $300+ on a new system. Is this same type of thing (playing backups off an external hard drive) completely doable on a new PS3? From the research I've done, you can now jailbreak your system by creating your own dongle through a USB drive, is this still true?
Just like the Wii, I know there are many routes to accomplishing what I want. Research shows many different opinions so I am asking you, what is the best route to take? Just give me file names or hack names, I can search for myself, you don't even have to post a link. I'm just asking for some guidance in the right direction. Best Buy closes in a couple of hours, so any help towards creating a first time PS3 gamer would be greatly appreciated!