> > Anyway, PSP homebrew so far has been just a smokescreen for
> > HK-funded piracy, just like usual.
> Shame that even though Sony has been pretty open to homebrew in the past that
> their platforms typically have pretty crummy homebrew output in comparison to
> their rivals' platforms. Has there been a decent media player for the PS2 yet?
> Last I checked, PS2 owners were still shit out of luck when it came to anything
> even remotely in the same solar system as Xbox Media Center.
> Hell, I'm buying an Xbox on Saturday just for Xbox Media Center (though I'm
> really looking forward to playing Oddworld Stranger's Wrath as well :D ).
What I've understood is that one of PS2's problems was that it was quite different/difficult to develop on, especially compared to an XBox.
For example, what I know is that Sun has been busy with a JRE implementation on PS2, but found that it was very hard to create a performant, full spec JVM on it, and eventually it never happened (this was not the only reason, though).
I also understood that PS3 is going to be easier; one of the reasons should be OpenGL support instead of some proprietary way of programming PS2's GPU.
I never programmed on PS2 nor PS3, though, this is just what I heard.