July 23, 2005
It's a boy!
I've been a little sidetracked lately, here is the result!
July 04, 2005
PSP Homebrew dilemma
Right now I'm in a dilemma with PSP Homebrew:
On the one hand things are progressing nicely out there in the world of homebrew - highlighted for me with todays release of a working build of Rogue for the PSP (English info at PSPUpdates)!! yay for us oldschoolers! (and yes, I understand the irony of Rogue on 'next-gen' hardware)
I know people who would buy a PSP just to run Nethack if anyone ever got it working!
But at the same time there are people who are intent on cracking the PSP to allow pirate games to be run, and this is a bad thing for everyone. There is no 'excuse' for cracking games on the PSP since there is no region encoding (just import games you can't get in your country). If this continues (and it will) then Sony will have no choice but to close all the avenues that currently allow homebrew to run - which will be a sad thing for those of us who *want* to see things like Nethack on our PSP's while also playing the latest PSP games.
I wish the homebrew could be allowed to continue, but as a developer I have to hope that Sony can close the door on the pirates and allow game developers to make an income, and that means closing the homebrew door as well :-(