For Sony, the homebrew community is both enemy and friend -- at the same time hackers are exploiting the living daylights
out of the PlayStation 3, they're making the experimental
PSP Go moderately interesting again. Here it is running UMD disc images directly from flash storage, letting it play games like Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
, formerly off-limits since it was released on a physical disc. Sure, we've seen it play Sega CD games
before, but this looks like the real deal -- working, user-installable ISO loaders for PSP Go backups and homebrew. Not to mention the skull-and-crossbones-clad elephant in the room. Perhaps these aren't exactly Sony's friends, on second thought.