IGN Best of 2005 Awards – Best Developer Awarded to Homebrew Devs

Source: IGN
Goty_bestdeveloper

IGN has recently published their ?Best of 2005? list, recognizing the top titles and companies from several categories. Although not a company, the best developer award was given to the ?Homebrew Underground?.

Best Developer
Homebrew Underground

?Why They Rocked: This would have gone to SCE Liverpool for developing WipEout Pure (and developing and developing it, thanks to downloadable content.) But instead, it’s kudos to the outsiders who made the PSP so much better than even Sony could manage in its first year. Unlicensed developers were able to work their magic with PSP thanks to easy access over USB and unintended access due to security holes. All on their own resources, they gave us user-friendly media managers, superior MP4 encoders, the “WipEout” browser, homemade applications, text readers, an iTunes-compatible media player, an AIM service, a dead pixel service identifier, “tapped compatibility” with classic games, and much more.

Unfortunately, piracy concerns arose, and Sony had to take action, effectively ruining much of the fun. Now, there’s a line in the sand with the battle of the Updaters vs. the Homebrewers. We’d advise Sony to find a way to embrace these software designers rather than push them away, because they’re doing amazing work that’s worth recognizing.?

Runner(s) Up:
Rockstar Leeds
SCE Studios Liverpool

We here at the QJ network would again like to extend our congratulations and thanks to all of the homebrew devs out there who have made the PSP so much better than it would have been on its own!

Source: IGN
Goty_bestdeveloper

IGN has recently published their ?Best of 2005? list, recognizing the top titles and companies from several categories. Although not a company, the best developer award was given to the ?Homebrew Underground?.

Best Developer
Homebrew Underground

?Why They Rocked: This would have gone to SCE Liverpool for developing WipEout Pure (and developing and developing it, thanks to downloadable content.) But instead, it’s kudos to the outsiders who made the PSP so much better than even Sony could manage in its first year. Unlicensed developers were able to work their magic with PSP thanks to easy access over USB and unintended access due to security holes. All on their own resources, they gave us user-friendly media managers, superior MP4 encoders, the “WipEout” browser, homemade applications, text readers, an iTunes-compatible media player, an AIM service, a dead pixel service identifier, “tapped compatibility” with classic games, and much more.

Unfortunately, piracy concerns arose, and Sony had to take action, effectively ruining much of the fun. Now, there’s a line in the sand with the battle of the Updaters vs. the Homebrewers. We’d advise Sony to find a way to embrace these software designers rather than push them away, because they’re doing amazing work that’s worth recognizing.?

Runner(s) Up:
Rockstar Leeds
SCE Studios Liverpool

We here at the QJ network would again like to extend our congratulations and thanks to all of the homebrew devs out there who have made the PSP so much better than it would have been on its own!

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