Remember the Game Genie? If your formative gaming years involved cartridge based games then you almost certainly do. The Game Genie was a cartridge adapter that let you cheat when you stuck it into your console with the game.
When optical media came in, cheating on consoles had to be done by good old-fashioned cheat codes – tedious at best. Now, Game Genie is ready to make a comeback, in a new and exciting way. The latest incarnation works by way of the PS3’s USB port. You stick it into the port, transfer your saved games onto it, unplug it, plug it into your computer, alter your saved games, plug it back into your PS3 and you are good to go. Who was it that said that cheats never prosper?
The PS3 Game Genie is brought to us by a company called Hyperkin, and will be launched at next week’s E3. At the time of writing it allows users to cheat on Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Twisted Metal, Street Fighter X Tekken and Final Fantasy XIII-2 – a fairly lean list but one that will no doubt expand if the PS3 Game Genie takes off.