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    psp PSP/XBOX360:Humble Microsoft, no-so Sony

    As posted on Gizmodo today, Microsoft will be making development on the XBox 360 available to just-about-anyone for a small subscription fee, as well as being able to play other homebrew developers' creations.

    This is in stark contrast to Sony who since the inception of it's ill fated PSP has done everything possible to stifle homebrew development in the name of defending against piracy. Ironically, considering it has failed as a movie and portable media player and is falling ever further behind the Nintendo DS in games, perhaps Sony's destroying the last market interested in the PSP.

    When consoles have existed solely ON the basis of homebrew development (the GP32 and it's successor) and have done moderately well with only a fraction of Sony's marketing muscle, it's a wonder if Sony is simply being paranoid about piracy, and denying one of the most original and creative sources of software and game development?

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    Sony just doesn't want to give in for some reason. Maybe they think we'll have "won" the "war" (that we've already pretty much won for now )

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    if i remember wasnt sony talking about doing thuis with the ps3

    didnt microsoft have a shout at them for using something like xboxlive?

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    They said the PS3 would have a linux-based OS. I don't know if they said they would support homebrew though.

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    Sweet, finally homebrew devs will be able to share their work with the world.
    I thought about this yesterday. Ok, say a developer wants to make his own game and then release it on Xbox Live. MS would charge the person 2000 gamerpoints, but to buy the homebrew game it costs 40 gamerpoints and the developer makes 25 gamerpoints off of each sale.

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    Homebrew is supposed to be free though.

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    Well then developers would get something small back in return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Video_freak
    Homebrew is supposed to be free though.
    It's not 'supposed' to be anything, fyi.

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    plus if the devs have to pay a fee to MS to develop the homebrew they should be entitled to recoup the cost.

    Sony have no problem following MS down certain roads but i don't think they will making a similar move this time. Sony hates homebrew

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    Why doesn´t sony want succes, with their console. I thought they wanted to beat Nintendo!
    They must be stupid or something

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