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So if you've note been following the whole homebrew and pirated game drama going on with the PSP, we last left off with Sony making everyone upgrade to firmware 1.50, 1.51, and 1.52 in order to prevent from bootstrapping games off the MemoryStick slot. Supposedly Sony had the problem licked, but it looks like once again we shouldn't underestimate the mad scientist powers of legions of hardware hackers the world over—a group called PsP-Dev have apparently confirmed successful a homebrew bootstrap on 1.50 (no word on 1.51 or 1.52). What's that mean for the indie developer/emulation/warez communities? Well, pretty much the same as before—use your hardware the way you want it. For SNES emulation, that is. Obviously.

[Thanks to Ian and Kipp]

Update: We got the word on compatibility with firmware versions 1.51 and 1.52 and that word is, unfortunately, no. Also, the release date on this is Wednesday, June 15. [Thanks, Ian]

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