On March 3rd, 2007, PS3Hax.net was started my good friend (“Saduger”), brother (“Xeroflo”) and myself (Pirate). Originally we started as a google group, and were devoted to PS3 game glitching and hacking. This was my second venture into websites (after SS Halo), so I did come in with background knowledge. Little did I know at the time, the hard work and direction we worked on PS3Hax would lead ps3hax.net to be one of the biggest websites related to PS3 hacking in the world.
Moving along as we started to get more serious with the growing google group. We were frustrated by the lack of information available, community, and unorganized information for the PS3 scene back in the day. Determined to make a difference our RFOM group slowly merged to a free forum hosted over at InvisionFree. Quality, organization and professionality as our main goal, we started to build the community you guys now know as PS3Hax.
As time moved on, PS3Hax rapidly started to grow and was working to establish its name on the world wide web.
Becoming more serious as the progress of PS3Hax started to look good, we finally moved to our own servers, and switched over to SMF forum software where many of our current senior members came in.
doot inc officaly had formed around this time, and the HaX network expanded to Xbox 360 Hax, and iFoneHax. But the rapid growth and huge inflow of guests and information forced us to move to even bigger servers and go professional moving to the vB (current) forum software and custom designing/coding of the site. By this time I was solo managing all the sites.
I eventually decided to revamp the front page of the site (was sick of VBAdvanced), so I worked on a modified script of a WordPress-to-vBulletin bridge.
After about a year, the task of managing so many websites became very overwhelming. I decided to shutdown the other sites and combine them into one mega site, Haxnetwork.net.
The idea of Haxnetwork was a good one, but the biggest problem I noticed was that probably 95% of our traffic was interested in mainly PS3 exclusive news, I eventually made the switch to drop the Haxnetwork domain, and revert back to ps3hax.net as the home (with subforums for the other consoles).
But quickly ran into a magnitude of issues with PS3Hax, mainly financial and advertisement related. My time with real life, and PS3Hax was already spread too thin, and I (once again) realized I would never have time to properly run another massive forum, and closed it shortly after.
That is pretty much a rough overview of my current experiences through PS3Hax. The place has basically been my second home, I have met many amazing and talented individuals and have learned so much from the community.
PS3Hax is still going strong today (as of 6/23/2012), with over 230,000+ members, and 3+ million visitors every month throughout the world. You can visit it here.