No, Galoob hasn't returned – the new Game Genie is a USB cheat device for PS3 produced by Hyperkin. It allows users to transfer game saves to a PC, edit them using pre-programmed edits from a database, and then return the saves to PS3 – for the usual benefits of extra money, ammo, experience, etc. "Popular games that will have modifications at release are Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim," the company notes.
Of course, since the days of ubiquitous cheat devices, there have been some significant changes in the game landscape. During E3, a Hyperkin representative told Joystiq that none of the premade cheats would be usable in multiplayer, and that Hyperkin would routinely remove any that were, in order to avoid cheaters using the Game Genie for online play. But for your own single-player games? Go nuts!
Affordable game enhancement device to assist any gamer
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (July 2012)– After a successful premier at E3, the Game Genie: Save Editor for PS3 will finally be released on July 17th and will be available on Amazon and several local retailers. The Game Genie: Save Editor for PS3 is a game enhancement device that allows players to write modifications directly onto their save files with their PC and transfer them back to their PS3.
The Game Genie: Save Editor for PS3 comes in a USB drive containing the Game Genie setup program. Users install the program onto their PC (the program permits only two installations in order to prevent piracy) and use the USB drive to transfer save files between the PS3 and the PC. Using an Internet connection, the program links the user to a continually updated database of available games and enhancements. Users can pick enhancements that could potentially unlock maximum ammo, money, as well a variety of other power-ups. Popular games that will have modifications at release are Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
"The Game Genie Save Editor for PS3 is a breakthrough for gamers everywhere," said Steven Mar, Hyperkin's Executive Director. "The Game Genie Save Editor allows for even the most novice gamers to breeze past the hard or boring parts of games, leveling the playing field for a more enjoyable experience."
· Ability to load, upload and back up Save Data.
· Automatic profile reassignment
· Ability to trade game save files with other players
· Secure access to comprehensive, continuously updated cheat database
Users can find the most up-to-date information on the Game Genie on www.thegamegenie.com, through their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thegamegenie, and on their Twitter account @TheGameGenieUSA.