After nearly a year of playing cat-and-mouse with Sony's legal and dev teams, it looks like the heat was too much for Dark-AleX
, the modder behind a couple (in)famous PSP cracks, including the "run any PSX ISO"
3.02 firmware and the bust-it-wide 3.10 "Open Edition
." In a terse posting on his website, the cracker says the effort was not only taking up too much of his time, but that Sony's recent "menaces
" to PS3 modders left him unwilling to continue. We can see why he'd drop out, but we're sad to see him go -- the PSP homebrew community owes him a great deal.
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