Back in the day, I remember seeing the Game Genie for the SNES and SEGA Genesis, but honestly thought it had faded into legend. But now it seems that the Game Genie is making a comeback courtesy of Hyperkin with the July 17 release of the Game Genie: Save Editor for PlayStation 3!
It comes in a USB drive that contains the Game Genie setup program. You install it onto your PC, and then use the USB drive to swap save files between your PC and PS3. And now that you've got a rewritable Game Genie and the internet, you'll have a constantly updated database of cheats and "enhancements." Something you couldn't do back in the '90s. Games with mods available at release will include Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Skyrim.
I personally never bothered with a Game Genie back when I was younger. I never even really used cheat codes except for one time in Tomb Raider... 2, I think... where I made it to the final boss and had no ammo left, so I did the little trick where you make Lara run and jump in a little acrobatic sequence that fills up your ammunition stores. I'm not proud of it, but it was easier than going back and starting over. I kind of feel like these devices suck the fun out of a game, but Hyperkin clearly thinks there's still a market for them, hence updating the Game Genie for the current generation of consoles. Are any of you going to pick it up and cheat your way through games, skipping levels, unlocking unlimited ammo and weapons and turning on invincibility?