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Article: OPINION: If BluRay Emulation Does Come, Will Everyone Be Happy?
Article: OPINION: If BluRay Emulation Does Come, Will Everyone Be Happy? –
It certainly will not make everyone happy. I'm doing a Ph.D. program in Statistics and one of my ideas (over a long period of time) is that what makes things interesting to people follow a normal distribution with some mean and variance.
Long story short, the mean describes what events make things interesting and the variance describes how long an event is interesting. While being able to play the latest back-ups may be statistically significant at first, there will eventually be a time where it will no longer be interesting (if there are no new developments).
My answer, it will make it interesting at first. How long it will keep someone happy depends on their variance but eventually without any newer developments they will become uninterested again. The biggest question is will it be interesting long enough until the PS3 drops out of fad
I would be happy if BD works with booting off a hard drive, like x360key. Burning is a little too costly for me. Of course I would eventually shell out the money for a burner and discs if that was the only option for so long.
statistics was not my strongest subject in univeristy, but from my personal experience, i totally agree with you. The same happens to me with every electronic device i have. The more things i can do with it, the more i like it. For example, an adroid tablet i use, has had many different roms developed during the time, so everytime a new rom comes, i will install it and test it. But in the last months, nothing new has come up, so i have kinda lost interest n the device.
Originally Posted by Mathematician
For my old psp is the same. At the begginning it was not only about running backups, but to do things with the IR sensor, create my custome themes by editing the flash memory, scanning wifi signals, etc. After some time, i ended up selling it, not because of the lack of games, but because i wasnt able to do much things besides playing them, a no new intereseting thing appeared.
Take also for example when somebody releases cheats for a game. You have finished the game 10 times, but you will probably play it again just to try the cheats.
As a sumary, every change, good or bad, will bring improvement in the long run. Maybe it is the solution we need. If many alternatives are avalable to the PS3, and not only using TB, maybe it will get peoples interest and more will be willing to start hacking the ps3 or sqeezing new features out of it.
Ile be happy
I think this will be an amazing achievement is what think....
Every single CD/DVD based console that has been hacked did so with the use of a modchip designed around tricking the disc inserted was authentic. I've always thought all along "why is there no PS3 drive chip"? Maybe for reasons I do not understand, but a drive emulator still requires tricking the PS3 into thinking it's reading a disc. For the most part modchips are much more secure then firmware hacks due to security and detection measures. Companies end up having to redesign their logic boards and release an entire new model of their gaming console to stop the current chips in circulation.
A modchip makes sense and not every little kid with a computer and a free PS3 from mum can install one cutting down on the warez kiddiez posting (extra positive effect).
I say why not. The only people gaining anything from the scene right now are those with the TB dongle. I've been holding out but am leaning toward getting a TB myself. If this BD thing were to happen I know I would be more than willing to shell out money for the media disks as well as a burner. It would be well worth the investment in the long run. I know a number of people that would also benefit from BD emulation. Look at it this way you have to have a disk in the machine to play some games from an internal or external hdd anyway. I say this needs looking into.
I wouldn't mind it all. As for the ban waves, if you have some common sense, u zhould be safe.i have survived many ban waves from xbox. C4eva, that would be cool cause he is one smart mofo and if he hacks the drive there wojld still much work at hand though, i would think.
saw this a while ago but thought it was a hoax.
Personaly I prefer the current way of running backups but the more open the console the better, on the other hand psn is great atm and the possibility of cheating on psn could ruin it for the majority of us, but only time will tell I guess.