Ive noticed that socom maybe the only, or one of the only games that does not check for a game update until you press start in the games main menu, well after the game has launched. most games check for an update as soon as you press the x button in the xmb to launch the game.
I was thinking maybe this little mishap on socom can be used to expoit the ps3. maybe connecting to an another server, a custom server from a custom network connection, and disguising a file as the update patch, allowing the ps3 to download it once the game has started. thus installing a needed file to the ps3 hard drive to open it up for a hello world?