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THE BUZZ: Reports are suggesting that the PlayStation 3 has once again been opened up to piracy via a new hack set to take over for PSJailBreak.

The new hack named JB2 uses a USB dongle which plugs into the PlayStation 3 and circumvents the consoles security measures, giving users access to developer features and allowing the installation of illegal or copied code. All games released after the recent 3.60 firmware update which blocked the original Jail break cannot be played from the HDD and must be burnt to Blu-ray discs. There is no solid evidence that the hack exists bar Internet talk and apparent videos of it in action, however a small launch is said to have happened in Indonesia with a full global launch in the works.

EGM’s TAKE: Piracy sucks and is terrible for the industry, but as long as there are consoles there will be hackers trying to play copied games on them.

What are your thoughts on piracy? Leave a comment below.

Source: PS3Crunch

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RUMOR: New PlayStation 3 Jail Break Being Readied for Global Launch

Reports are suggesting that the PlayStation 3 has once again been opened up to piracy via a new hack set to take over for PSJailBreak.

By Matthew Bennett | 10/21/2011 08:55 AM PT

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THE BUZZ: Reports are suggesting that the PlayStation 3 has once again been opened up to piracy via a new hack set to take over for PSJailBreak.

The new hack named JB2 uses a USB dongle which plugs into the PlayStation 3 and circumvents the consoles security measures, giving users access to developer features and allowing the installation of illegal or copied code. All games released after the recent 3.60 firmware update which blocked the original Jail break cannot be played from the HDD and must be burnt to Blu-ray discs. There is no solid evidence that the hack exists bar Internet talk and apparent videos of it in action, however a small launch is said to have happened in Indonesia with a full global launch in the works.

EGM’s TAKE: Piracy sucks and is terrible for the industry, but as long as there are consoles there will be hackers trying to play copied games on them.

What are your thoughts on piracy? Leave a comment below.

Source: PS3Crunch

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89