Hello afterdawn i will like u all to take a look at these sites http://www.ps3-hacks.com/2007/06/05/firmware-v180-debug-build-leaked/ http://www.infectus.biz/tutorialps3nand-en.php http://ps3.ps3news.com/#4 The first site is telling u that there is a firmware leak in the 1.8 version. And why im so interested is because there could be a custom firmware out since they already cracked the firmware 1.8. And custom firmware can lead to playing backups! The secoud site was someone DOWNGRADING A PS3! Not only that But the software that InFeCtus was showing had a way to access the ps3 flash0. And u can install custom firmware custum icons custum everything soon when a smart ass programmer finds a way. The third site was a tutorial on how to Dump Ps3 games to an external USB HDD or your ps3 if u have 60 gigs. And why i showed u this people is that its not that hard to hack a ps3 maybe it will run homebrew in the near future, i say it can run homebrew because sony made the stupid decision of making the ps3 capable of running linux. Are these signs of an hack to play backups. If it is should i buy a ps3? I was gonna buy a 360 but the fact that they make u play online for monthly payment is a rip off, and the fact that the 360 they have on stores are unhackable piss me off.