the psp scene has been going mad, but the fear is that sony will have forced firmware updates with it new psp games at some stage there for killing the HB scene[/quote:be16c835b9]
this upgrade thing has started already with space invaders (jap) and coded arms (jap). hackers now have release booter programs which call the boot.bin file on the umd disc without calling the update dialog.
although if they start using new features which are only available in the later firmware, then the gamer will have to upgrade. although force upgrades are dangerous, you cant just upgrade the system without prompting the user, because if they are not hooked to a mains and it proceeds to flash the system and the battery dies, the firmware might be completely corrupted. rendering your psp an expensive paper weight, and only useable again after a pricy trip to a sony repair centre.