PS3 hacker Hotz now possibly the most powerful man-child in the universe

26 January 2010


Is there such a thing as an award for the World’s Smuggest Hacker? If there is, the competition is now officially closed, as thrusting young hacking buck George Hotz is the runaway winner. Hotz by name, Hotz by etc etc etc…

But what has young Master Hotz said or done to deserve such an impressive yet acerbic title? Well, to be fair, his achievements are pretty weighty – after hacking into the iPhone as a teenager, he has now cracked the previously-uncrackable insides of the Playstation 3.

Understandably excited after his triumph (and possibly riding a lemonade-fuelled sugar rush), Master Hotz blurted out the following war cry to anyone who would listen…

"It's supposed to be unhackable - but nothing is unhackable.”

“I can now do whatever I want with the system. It's like I've got an awesome new power - I'm just not sure how to wield it.”

Some powerful words there – our favourites are ‘awesome’, ‘power’ and particularly ‘wield.’ There’s not enough wielding going on in the world today if you ask us.

Hotz then ramped up his cool levels another few notches by making it sound as though he wasn’t even bothered about hacking the PS3, and that he had almost done it by accident one morning before heading out on his paper round.

He said…

“To tell you the truth, I've never really played a PS3. I have one game, but I've never really played it.”

Wow. What an incredible human.

His ‘breakthrough’ could mean the imminent appearance of completely illegal hardware and software that will run pirated PS3 games, which would be bad news for Sony. If we were them, we’d be enlisting some hired goons to break the little fucker’s legs, but there you go – that’s probably why we’re not as big as Sony. At least not yet.

The electronic giants have so far responded with a terse: "We are investigating the report and will clarify the situation once we have more information.”

Actually, reading between the lines, it sounds to us as though the hired goons could be on their way to Hotz HQ right now! RUN YOU COCKY LITTLE BASTARD!


  • brian b.
    what a piss poor lot sony and apple are that a 17 year old FUCKIN BUST THERE ASSES GOOD STYLE! making idiots out of so called "proffesional" geeks-------- good on ya kid keep it up,job for life imo
  • Vidal S.
    His next hacking project should be his own hair.
  • Lemon K.
    needs to get himself a girlfriend.
  • LanceVance
    Will this get him laid?? Thought not.........
  • LanceVance
    Is he the son of Uri Gellar?
  • Russ
    This will sell Sony a few million more consoles now that people can hack them!
  • Andy
    At least he's had to put some effort in! Comparible consoles and devices were hacked within days!
  • Maude
    He probably is a complete twat. But nevertheless, I have quite a lot of respect for 'GeoHotz'. His hacking of the iPhone baseband has allowed millions of people around the world to use their devices on their preferred mobile networks.
  • Troll T.
    Did he hack the PS3 with that enormous nose?
  • Gunn
    If it's true he has done what many others have failed to achieve. I never thought Sony's machine was unhackable but it's certainly stood the test of time against all the other machines. But how feasible is it to pirate games currently?
  • boris
    Boris here. I did wonder where Mika was hiding. Now I know. Now we know.
  • TFEB
    If Napolen Dynamite and odd bod from the film "carry on screaming" had a love child he would be it. For anyone who hasnt a clue who odd bod is:
  • dazd
    He's using otherOS to access the hypervisor and so far has no way of running unsigned code through the actual gameOS. Also he's using an older "fat" Ps3 to do this which had the capability to run otherOS out of the box so whethe rhe can get this running on the gameOS on a newer "slim" Ps3 is another matter. In other words it's all bollocks. He hasn't really cracked the PS3 and the dreams of free games for the pirates are no nearer.
  • The B.
    If he could bust the Blu Ray region encryption and make the buggers region free then I might be interested.
  • Mark P.
    So we are all in thrall with a hobbits now are we? Ask him if it's for the PS3 Chunky. I doubt very much he can access the PS3 slim's hypervisor.
  • (jah) w.
    Andy - "Comparible consoles and devices were hacked within days!" They were? Also, who cares if it is only for the phat model - most people with a ps3 have the old phattie, it's still available to buy now. And it's nicer than the slim model. Like the opposite of wimmins [sic really.
  • Allen
    most people with a ps3 have the old phattie Unless you are one of the thousands that got YLOD and similar that Sony told to fuck-off!
  • (jah) w.
    Or one with a BR drive that packed in and sony told you to fuck-off. Doesn't change the fact that most people who own a ps3 have a phat.
  • Dom
    I think SOme-compaNY will offer him a job to keep him out of trouble.
  • milky
    funny looking ps3 or is that a new fascia (like he ought to get the ugly fecker) ..don't backcomb, forward, forward
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