Kotaku has an article
up about a new hack for the PS3. According to some commenters, this particular homebrew doesn't allow for pirating games. Actually, it doesn't seem to do much of anything but give a generic "Hello" message, but the point is, hackers have learned how to jailbreak 3.55.
I have mixed feeling about jailbreaking. For one thing, I don't know why people don't just call it hacking, like somehow it's less morally grey; it's not. It's technically illegal. On the one hand, I feel that if you aren't breaking any other laws (such as pirating games or hacking websites), you should be allowed to do whatever you want with your console. Given that most games companies make their money off of games, not consoles, I don't know why you'd care if one person modded their PS3 to play PS2 games. On the other hand, only so many people hack their systems without ever pirating or cheating at online games. It also kind of defeats the purpose of consoles vs. computers, if you ask me.
But whatever. I'm not ratting anyone out. I do feel, however, that if you really like a game, you should buy it. Gaming companies have to make money if they're going to keep making good games. Broke as I am, I buy the games I really love new whenever I can.
What's your opinion of jailbreaking?