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PlayStation 4 hacked to run Linux, Pokémon

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Console-hacking group Fail0verflow has cracked the PlayStation 4 and loaded it up with a version of Linux. This is a big step in the process to get homebrew software running on Sony’s popular console. This also turns the PS4 into a real PC. Sony embraced PC-style architecture for the PS4 after experimenting with exotic chips for its last system. And now that has come full circle to the point where the console is running a desktop computer’s operating system.

But it doesn’t stop with Linux. Fail0verflow also booted up a Game Boy Advance emulator and a modded copy of Pokémon that the group calls the “PlayStation Version.”

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