It's growing increasingly harder to ignore, between quax and maximum con PS3 iSO Loader/Exploit reports are popping up near daily lately, all BS of course, but it hinders legitimate PS3 Development by adding unnecessary confusion and attention in the mix.
The latest from maximum con job suggests Dark_AleX may be involved with one as follows:
Sadly (more like pathetically ), the truth of the matter is that "saltynuts" is just the maximum con Admin who also posts under the nick "nazerine" and the non-Admin nick of "brad666" there. Brad is actually his name, and he is indeed a clueless lamer (non-PS3 Dev) who is just a pion working at a Building Centre in Winfield, BC Canada doing freelance vB work for sites like maximum con-artists.
This is all being done for the same reason quax posts PS3 iSO Loader/Exploit malarkey each week, in attempt to gain traffic from clueless sheep flocking to their sites fueling these BS rumors to other mainstream media. One humerous aspect though is watching nazerine quote himself posting as saltynuts in his own threads, as if he is really two different people... reminds me a lot of Pirate pretending to be agurus, DarkinShadow, TestMV1, Saduger, XeroFlo, and woox among others in attempt to fool quax'ers.
Anyway, the only reason I'm wasting my time posting this is so that Newbies who do come here won't have to ask if it's true/legitimate/etc.
Rest assured, when there is a legitimate PS3 iSO Loader/Exploit out we'll be sure to post on it as always... although we have been trying to distance ourselves from lamers like StreetSkaterFU/ICE and the rest, hopefully this thread can serve as a "watchdog" for these lamer's activities in the PS3 scene... and we can add to it as necessary to keep everyone informed.
Update: To quote Dark_AleX's official mouthpiece/readme writer Mathieulh's reply at maximum con:
We can only hope one day these kiddies admit they are clueless, and stop trying to spread BS news for hype.
Update #2: The German scene lamer StreetSkaterFU is still continuing his charade of pretending he is a "PS3 Dev/Hacker" when clearly he's not. For those who wish to play with the Home BETA stuff here are some relevant links:
http://domain2039109.sites.fasthosts.com/HomeBeta86.rar / http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ERCXBE1U