The hottest pirated games.. PS3 still "safe" ?

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    The list of 2011:

    http://torrentfreak.com/top-10-most-pirated-games-of-2011-111230/
     
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    More or less. From what I understand Sony did some remarkable scrambling to re-secure the system. Games released prior to the jailbreak can be pirated if you stay on the older jailbroken CFW, but new games use a new set of secure credentials. Most piracy is interested in hot new releases and I'm assuming the 360 has remained the preferred console piracy platform because of that, and various other reasons.
     
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    A peculiarity here is that orangelupa recently said (s)he was playing Uncharted 3 from HDD on CFW on PS3 slim. PS4 security won't be as piracy resistant when BRD burners are commodity items; they'll avoid torrents but the old-skool disc piracy will return. Still, it's a big win for Sony this gen and paves a path for future hardware design from all vendors.
     
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    Yeh from what I've heard (Read, I read an internet comment, probably about this story) PS3 piracy is "easy". I'm really not sure why it wasn't on torrentfreaks list.

    Even if as I expect the numbers are 1/10 the others or something, I still want to know the numbers!
     
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    I think the implication is that the PS3 numbers are considerably less than the top three, more like 1/100 of the rest.
     
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    Man I'm so glad Crysis 2 was also released on console, if they only relied on pc then it might have been the end of that series which would have been a damn shame.
     
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    Checked a pirate site, since the last posts got me interested.

    Top 5 PS3 downloads

    FIFA 11 JB PS3-BHTPS3
    Added in Games :: PS3 on 2010-09-26 13:35:37
    6345 times


    Call_Of_Duty_Black_Ops_EUR_JB_PS3-CALLOFDOODY
    Added in Games :: PS3 on 2010-11-09 04:42:02
    5624 times

    Little Big Planet 2 EUR JB PS3-FYAH
    Added in Games :: PS3 on 2011-01-19 14:40:06
    5018 times

    Mortal Kombat PS3-CHARGED
    Added in Games :: PS3 on 2011-04-15 06:43:56
    3456 times

    Gran Turismo 5 PS3-DComics
    Added in Games :: PS3 on 2010-11-20 14:50:22
    3102 times

    Most of these are old, so a couple of 2011 releases.

    Uncharted 3 PS3-DUPLEX
    Added in Games :: PS3 on 2011-10-26 14:18:25
    2295 times

    Battlefield 3 EUR PS3-ABSTRAKT
    Added in Games :: PS3 on 2011-10-27 11:57:03
    There was 2 releases, so a total of about 1600 downloads.

    Fifa 12 PS3-CHARGED
    Added in Games :: PS3 on 2011-09-23 04:54:50
    802 times

    So to compare X360 top 5

    Mortal Kombat XBOX360-MARVEL
    Added in Games :: XBOX360 on 2011-04-14 21:02:03
    7430 times

    Deus Ex Human Revolution XBOX360-COMPLEX
    Added in Games :: XBOX360 on 2011-08-17 19:59:29
    5140 times

    PORTAL 2 XBOX360-CHARGED
    Added in Games :: XBOX360 on 2011-04-14 23:43:06
    5096 times

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011-PAL-XBOX360-DAGGER
    Added in Games :: XBOX360 on 2010-10-05 13:58:27
    3727 times

    Battlefield 3 RF XBOX360-XPG
    Added in Games :: XBOX360 on 2011-10-21 21:25:43
    3585 times

    And just to add Fifa12 since its a big game in EU

    FIFA 12 PAL-XBOX360-RRoD
    Added in Games :: XBOX360 on 2011-09-25 15:30:16
    There was about 6 releases of Fifa12, totaling about 7200 downloads
     
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    Those numbers look fairly even. How are people playing games on PS3?!
     
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    From my understanding they are using CFW based on older FW ala 3.55. Then they have to patch the games that needs a higher FW to get them running.
    Looks like most upgrades between 3.55 ish and newer are none game stuff, since it seems trivial to patch games to run them on 3.55
     
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    You need to have a PS3 not higher than 3.55 otherwise hardware flashing is needed to downgrade which isn't possible on the newest model anymore.
    But with a 3.55cfw you can only play games up to 3.56 and a few higher ones that got patched or buy a new dongle and play some additional 3.60 games as well but even for the dongle you still need a PS3 with 3.55
     
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    And 3.55 PS3's won't play online, elliminating the majority interest in games like MW and BF3. I suppose wWhatever measures can be done to get around that are sufficiently complex to deter the casual opportunist pirate, keeping PS3 piracy very low.

    What's needed to run pirate games on XB360?
     
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    For XB360 piracy, you have a couple different options...

    The newest DVD drive model is not yet publicly hackable since they changed the encryption used on the firmware.

    On older DVD drives, a custom DVD-firmware that required a couple of updates recently. Now it also requires some of the pirated games to be redumped and burned in order to bypass the newest set of protection. It also requires custom firmware on a specific brand of burner in order to burn the full disc info.

    A custom piece of hardware which emulates the DVD optical drive. You must extract out the original DVD firmware key which requires anything from a simple connection to the PC to read all the way up to cutting some circuits on the DVD PCB or bypassing certain aspects of it.

    A JTAG'd console running custom firmware and dashboard. This has gotten to be easier ever since the Reset-Glitch-Hack.
     
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