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ModChat 063 - PS4 7.02 Kernel Exploit Released by TheFloW!

ModChat 063 - PS4 7.02 Kernel Exploit Released by TheFloW!

July 8, 2020

TheFloW enters and exits the PS4 scene with a huge development: a public kernel exploit working up to firmware 7.02! Although the latest public WebKit exploit released works up to 6.72, this is still great to have as it allows for a jailbreak currently on 6.72 and again on 7.02 once a new WebKit exploit is released. In this episode I discuss my thoughts on this release, the PlayStation Bug Bounty program, another Vita announcement from TheFloW, and even welcome back a topic covered a few episodes ago.

ModChat 062 - FreeDVDBoot: The Easiest PS2 Exploit Has Finally Arrived

ModChat 062 - FreeDVDBoot: The Easiest PS2 Exploit Has Finally Arrived

July 1, 2020

Trying my hand at a "mini" episode of ModChat in which I only cover one topic, this time around being FreeDVDBoot from CTurt! This is the latest homebrew scene development and release for the PS2, and the biggest one at that. Now making unsigned code run on a PS2 easier and faster than we've ever seen, this utilizes a flaw in the PS2's DVD Player which allows the end-user in the end to simply burn a FreeDVDBoot disc, boot it on an unmodified PS2 like a regular DVD, and launch homebrew as easy as that! In this episode I go over a bit of how it works, why this is important, demo it out several times, and give some final thoughts over what we could look forward to.

ModChat 061 - SX OS Lawsuits, Gears of War 3 on PS3, Insignia OG Xbox Live Reboot

ModChat 061 - SX OS Lawsuits, Gears of War 3 on PS3, Insignia OG Xbox Live Reboot

June 3, 2020

Another Switch heavy episode this time around thanks to SX Core and SX Lite units now getting into the hands of testers! Although it isn't all positive news on this front for anyone awaiting a device. Two new lawsuits have targeted a total of 9 reseller sites, all due to selling SX OS and any hardware related to it. With several sites previously offering preorders now shutting down, it looks like this might be a difficult purchase in the near future. We also take a further look at the much talked about Gears of War 3 build for PS3 which surfaced in the form of a full playthrough! And yet another Xbox Live 1.0 revival project?! Yes, but this one is definitely worth paying closer attention to... Tune in for more!

ModChat 060 - An Infinite Amount of Leaks & PS4 Mira Project Released

ModChat 060 - An Infinite Amount of Leaks & PS4 Mira Project Released

May 12, 2020

The PS4 scene gets some awesome spotlight this month with the Mira Project now being released, allowing advanced users to compile and get to test out the framework for the future. We also get to see a bit of Lance McDonald's work on Bloodborne with an excellent example of vastly improving game performance thanks to modifications. This episode contains no spoilers any upcoming games, but leaks are discussed with the immense amount of Nintendo console data to leak out, Diddy Kong Racing Adventure, and explaining how exactly The Last of Us 2 had such a massive leak. Oh, and Super Mario 64 will be the new DOOM porting exercise at this rate.

ModChat 059 - PS3 4.86 Update, Possible Switchless Switch, N64 on PS Vita

ModChat 059 - PS3 4.86 Update, Possible Switchless Switch, N64 on PS Vita

April 23, 2020

Another PS3 update has come in the form of 4.86, following this all of the major PS3 homebrew tools got their own updates as well! The Switch scene is discussed yet again with a PSA of hacked accounts, shipping updates on the SX Core / SX Lite products, and possibly some all new Switch models?! Going back to the PS Vita scene, rapid progress has been made on a Vita native port of DaedalusX64, as well as some impossible sounding developments to be found in psp2hfw and VR games on PS Vita.

ModChat 058 - PS4 6.20 Jailbreak Progress, PS3 Toolset, Noble Live OG Xbox Live Project

ModChat 058 - PS4 6.20 Jailbreak Progress, PS3 Toolset, Noble Live OG Xbox Live Project

April 1, 2020

This episode brings some new developments teased in the PS4 scene! One being SpecterDev's progress on the PS4 Toolkit, as well as a new incoming jailbreak from TheFloW? The PS3 scene gets a new toolset as well in the form of PS3 Toolset, released by bguerville of the PS3Xploit team. We also take a look at a new original Xbox Live homebrew project in the form of Noble Live and its recently revealed progress.

ModChat 057 - An OG Xbox All-in-One Projector Prototype Found?

ModChat 057 - An OG Xbox All-in-One Projector Prototype Found?

March 7, 2020

Recently a never before seen original Xbox was shown to the public in the form of an eBay auction, with this being an all-in-one console and projector alleged prototype! This episode of ModChat takes a look at the listing of this console, as well as some theories over what exactly this could be. I also take a look at the latest homebrew product to come out for the Sega Dreamcast, being the Dreamcase!

ModChat 056 - PS4 5.05 Backports, SX Core/Lite Announced, StarCraft Ghost Preserved

ModChat 056 - PS4 5.05 Backports, SX Core/Lite Announced, StarCraft Ghost Preserved

February 22, 2020

ModChat is alive! In this episode of ModChat I start with the open source release of xaio360, the previously unreleased Xbox 360 AIO glitch chip and SPI flasher from Team REBUG! The original Xbox gets some love in the form of a new announcement from FATXplorer getting original Xbox HDD support. With all the news of backporting games to work on jailbroken 5.05 PS4 consoles, I took some time to discuss this and how it has been happening. Team Xecuter's latest products were announced in the forms of SX Core and SX Lite, making EVERY Switch on the market capable of running homebrew! I also had to touch up on the recent news of a build of StarCraft: Ghost getting preserved for the original Xbox.

ModChat is Returning

ModChat is Returning

February 19, 2020

The drought is over: ModChat is back! This is just a quick announcement letting you know what to expect, when to expect it, and how often. Stay tuned!

ModChat 055 - LineageOS on Switch, Mariko Released, Final Live Episode w/ Modern Vintage Gamer

ModChat 055 - LineageOS on Switch, Mariko Released, Final Live Episode w/ Modern Vintage Gamer

August 14, 2019

switchroot's port of LineageOS to the Nintendo Switch is finally out in the wild! In this episode of ModChat we discuss our thoughts and experiences with Android on the Switch. We also discuss the long awaited Mariko revision of the Switch, which finally released this August. The 3DS also gets some free love in the form of the Bannerbomb3 release, which we take some time to discuss as well.

Now as the title says, and as we talked about on ModChat 054, this will be the final live episode of ModChat as well as Paranoid Coder's last episode as a permanent co-host. Due to this, we wanted to do a proper send off and go out on a positive note. After the topics we discuss are sorted through, we want to do a Christmas episode early... Which means we'll do a drunken Q&A with Modern Vintage Gamer as a guest! Oh yeah, that too. We wanted to go out by bringing on one of our all time favorite guests onto the show for the final live episode. Enjoy~

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