Brakken, owner of and supporter of the homebrew scene, in his very own way 😉 , got hands on insider information regarding the new Dark_Alex custom firmware for PSP, which was supposed the be already out.

To lower the hype here is his small article:

Well, for all of you Dark_Alex custom firmware fans I’ve had a chat with Matheiulh about the upcoming release. First off all, there was so “set” release date. This supposed release date was fabricated by a certain scene site, made it into publications which is why Dark_Alex’s responded to it’s delay.

Secondly, one of the main factors of the creating remote update function is the fact that so many “so called” scene sites are using the CFW to further their own greedy money making agenda’s.

Additionally, I was able to confirm that Zeus himself asked Matheiulh to add a function into the CFW to block out Datel’s batteries. This was of course before Zeus suddenly changed his mind (due to money) and now supports the batteries.

Lastly, which is the best part Dark_Alex won’t be releasing the CFW on anymore due to issues that Matheiulh wants me to keep confidential. Let’s just say both Dark_Alex and Matheiulh aren’t too happy with the state of the site at this point in time.

So once again you get the raw details straight from the source and not from biased sites out to make a buck, start rumors and spread misinformation to fill their own pockets. Don’t you just love “the scene”.

Here is a follow up by mathieulh:


This is not only about zeus or Maxconsole or even Datel. We wish to only release on or through network (not even on exophase, lan or anywhere else.) for the time being for our own reasons.

Mostly because we are tired of people making money on our backs, wether it is maxconsole, qj or anyone else. That doesn’t only include news sites but also shops that ILLEGALLY make money by flashing m33 firmwares on psps or even selling pandora batteries/memory sticks sets, some will ask over 50 euros per installs !
Some even have the guts to claim sending a percentage of the money to m33 or c+d when this is not true!

We took that decision not only against maxconsole but every other sites that do make money over our work. Of course most/all of news sites do exist for the purpose of making money and yet, those are needed.

We can always dream of decent sites that make news with no earning whatsoever but considering the tiresome job that it is and how time consumming it is for people to actually look for news and report it on a 24/7 basis, I doubt that we will see such a thing happening any time soon.

Nevertheless we hope to be able to move things and that such a change may happen if we keep having a fair release system between each and every psp related sites (by only releasing on our website or through network, then we do not care of what sites do of the binaries once they got those.)

Another thing we are pretty much fed up of is the “news race” that tend to happen between all sites that try to be the first to news stuffs all the time, and everyone of them try to get news from us almost every minutes despite the facts that we do have lives of our own for the sole purpose of getting ranked up on Alexa.

To be honest I like the maxconsole comunauty which seems more mature than the ones of most other sites, this is what kept and keeps me staying here, the fact that we stop releasing from that place does not mean we wont keep posting in there. I think that most sites got carried away and forgot that comunauties are before all created by the users, for the users.

P.S. I do not think that deleting the threads is a solution, and I do not believe that moderators were closing those on purpose. A forums need to be moderated. As long as we discuss of things peacefully there is no reason for a thread to be deleted, if not then indeed there is. If people start flamming, bitching or cursing all over the forums, then indeed those threads need to be deleted or closed. I personally know most of the moderators responsible for the psp section on the maxconsole forums, and I pretty much doubt that any of them would have deleted threads just to prevent anyone from express themselves or share their opinion (wether good or bad) about this forum.

Also a personal message to Brakken: We (the M33 team or even the Prometheus group) never worked for divineo even once, and even if we did, how would this be ANY of your business ? I have yet to see your so called “proofs” about us working for divineo (which do not exist since we never done such a thing) Keep in mind that we were not forced to make free releases available to everyone, we just CHOSE to do so. I can tell you for sure that we would have not if we worked for such company as divineo to begin with. Now please stop making pointless assumptions without proper evidences. Thank you for your understanding.

Have a nice reading.