You may have already heard about the latest PSP exploit discovered within the classic puzzler Lumines,
availing owners of any variety of PSP — all the way up to its current
firmware, 3.50 — the opportunity to run homebrew, install custom
firmware, and generally monkey up Sony's plans to get you to play PSP
games on the system over, say, 14-year-old SNES games. Can't stop 'em,
Sony — this is what people want. People want their hardware unlocked,
they want emulation of everything up to PSX, and they don't want you
steppin' on their toes over it. Proof? Hell, look at Lumines.
a big jump for a launch title. Hey, I'm not saying it wasn't a great
game — it's certainly one of my all-time favorite titles to play on
the toilet, that's for certain — but I can't imagine a nearly 6000%
jump just for nostalgia or 'cos word got out that it wasn't half bad.
It's levelled off a bit since then, but still impressive — the force of a wall of gamers all moving towards emulation and maybe-probably piracy. Well, at least they'll actually play the damn things, now. Go buy Crush, jerks!