New Game Genie Shipping Today

July 17, 2012 -

One of the reasons that the game cheat industry collapsed was because Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft created systems that had varying degrees of connectivity to online, achievements, and multiplayer. That's why products like the original Game Geneie from Galoob and the GameShark have long since died. But Hyperkin is jumping headfirst into the abandoned space with a brand new Game Genie. You may fondly remember the Game Genie as a popular cheat device for such consoles as the Sega Genesis and the Nintendo Entertainment System.

The new Game Genie is shipping today for the PS3 and it will only work with single-player games. The new USB-based device will allow users to download their saved games to a PC and then edit them to give players things like God Mode, infinite ammo and other perks. The software comes on a USB device which you install on your computer. The USB drive is used to transfer save files between the PS3 and the PC. Once you download those save files, you can check the program for the latest codes to edit your save game from a regularly updated database that the company will host online. The software will also allow players to trade save games if that's their thing.

The company has said that it is very aware of the concerns that some might have about people using the device to cheat in multiplayer games. They have vowed to continually monitor for any codes that can affect multiplayer and to remove ones they think facilitate such shenanigans. One concern that consumers should have while considering the purchase of this new device is if Sony will do anything to block the device on the PS3 with a future update.

You can find out more about the new Game Genie at www.thegamegenie.com.

 


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Re: New Game Genie Shipping Today

I Remember the Game Genie,thing was pretty cool and loved to use it for the SNES version of mortal kombat,i would always try just random codes and nothing ever worked except one that would make any character you chose be a neon blue version of Goro,but if you moved at all the game would totally freeze up.

 

 

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Okay, in order to ensure that Sony would leave them alone, I think Hyperkin should have made this thing more limited in scope. How about cheats in PS1 or PS2 games on the PS3? That would make dungeon crawling in Persona 4 MUCH easier.

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One concern that consumers should have while considering the purchase of this new device is if Sony will do anything to block the device on the PS3 with a future update.

I think this is a big worry here. As soon as there's the slightest risk that online play could be affected, Sony will do what it takes to make this device non-functional, and there's a very good chance it will have collateral damage and affect single-player games as well. That happened with previous hacks - Sony's taken away the Other OS functionality, and many old third-party controllers won't work on new or updated PS3s (which have blocked their USB connections from working as collateral damage from preventing hacks).

Then again... they may get lucky, and Sony may not be able to find a way to block it. It seems that this works off of simply transferring saves to a USB drive, which is something Sony probably wouldn't want to block, as it's critical for allowing people to back up their saves. But there may be ways around it, such as using a checksum, storing a copy of the save on the PS3 and checking it against any imported saves (these would still be able to be circumvented by formatting the PS3's harddrive, though). We'll see what Sony comes up with. Save modding isn't exactly new to the PS3, and it's tricky to impact online gaming with it, so there is a chance this will stick around.

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I see them just crippling it because publishers demand that they do.

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I do not think the save game editor effects the system ram like the old cheat devices do thus it effecting online play is limited. Even then we already have hacks,ect that effect online play, tho I do not have any doubts that they will sweep this under the rug but hopefully it will create a new wave of cheat devices so that we the consumers can tweak bland overly streamlined games to our tastes.


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I do miss some of the weird things that happened when you put codes in wrong.

I once tried to use an infinite health code on Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening, but one wrong letter, and instead I had finite health, but made every tree on the island vanish.  That was a weird playthrough.

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I once put the Infinite lives code into Super Mario World with one letter off and ended up with one life and the game restarts mode. That code was awesome and we tried repeatedly to beat the game without ever dying.

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I miss the old commercials. They were hilarious and looking back on them now, they become even funnier.

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Those are awesome. Thanks for the blast from the past.

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FINALLY!!!! A reason to play games again, FOR TEH LULZ!


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..... if I can get strong ropes on my console version of Just Cause 2....

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I miss the old Game Genie character art.

 

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