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Sony Playstation E3 Press Conference Over, Recap Time!

15 07 2008

Playstation Logo

Alright everybody, we all know what happened yesterday, at Microsoft’s E3 - Final Fantasy XIII will now be released on the 360 as well as PS3. It is no longer a PS3 exclusive, however, the title Final Fantasy XIII Versus is still a PS3 exclusive, so it’s not all that bad.

Sony’s E3 press conference just finished, and I must say - some bombs have been dropped. The conference revealed some amazing upcoming titles and updates for Sony PS3, PS2 and PSP.

This is going to be one big-ass post and we don’t want to kill the homepage, so to view the full post and all the exciting details on new PS3 exclusives and software for this year’s Sony PS3 press conference, click below:

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Alone In The Dark Zombie Trailer

24 06 2008

More AITD trailers? Yeah that’s right! We’ve received some more trailers which we think you’ll enjoy.

Those Zombies look pretty creepy huh? ;)

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PSP Update 4.0 Announced

16 06 2008

Sony PSP

Eric Lempel, Director of PlayStation Network Operations has recently announced the a PSP system software update - v4.00 - and has revealed some of it’s features. He says that the main feature of the update will be adding Google Internet search directly to the XMB interface.

This new upgrade replicates the Google Internet search experience, delivering the same search results that you’d get at And with a search history recall of 20 items, Web searches couldn’t be easier.

After you download and install the firmware on your PSP, click on the XMB’s Network icon and then the new Internet Search icon. Enter your keywords and then let Google’s algorithms do the work. You’ll need to be connected to the Internet via a wireless access point or Wi-Fi hotspot. Googling something on the go has never been more convenient on your PSP.

Another feature of the future update “is the ability to change viewing speed during playback of videos stored on your Memory Stick PRO Duo, so you can speed through or slow down what you’re watching.”

We’ll let you know more about the update as the news rolls in.

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GTA IV official maps leaked!

27 03 2008

6 photos of the map which comes with the PS3 version of GTA IV have been leaked.

2 of the photos display the controls for the game, on foot and in vehicle. You can clearly see the map and it’s general surrounding environment.

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WIP: PS3 downgrader! - No previous dumps needed.

16 03 2008

A PS3 downgrader is said to be in the making which requires no previous firmware dump. You must have the infectus mod chip for the PS3 to be able to downgrade.

How the downgrade works is that the tool modifies a NAND backup which leaves the PS3 unit thinking it is a lower firmware version than it actually is. You then upgrade using a legit Sony PS3 firmware update to upgrade to a higher firmware version that the PS3 thinks it is. Confused? Here’s an example: You are currently on 2.17 > You use the tool to make the PS3 think it’s 1.5 firmware > You upgrade to 2.0. Theoretically you’re just going from 2.17 -> 2.0.

Here’s a quote from NDT who posted about the hack:

Using this tool you can modify a NAND backup in order to let the console think it has a lower Firmware version, so later you can use an official Sony upgrade PUP file to “downgrade” to the version you need.

It has been tested to patch all PS3 Firmware dumps up to 2.10 so far, but is a work-in-progress as we still need to test re-updating more thoroughly.

Here’s a screenshot of the application in use:

PS3 Downgrader tool WIP

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NDT also mentions that the downgrader will not be released unless an exploit in any previous firmware has been found. (Which we think may lead onto people thinking the application is a fake!)

We’ll update you when more news regarding the downloader is released.

Go! Messenger avaliable for download in Europe

6 03 2008

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has something good in store for Sony PlayStation Portable fans, as the recently finalized Go! Messenger service is now available. To download, just hit its icon under the Network menu.

Akin to the Skype service on PSP, Go! Messenger is SCEE’s alternative service which offers free video, voice and instant messaging communication features. Through 2,500 BT Openzone hotspots, European PSP units can now connect and be used to communicate with ease.

It appears that the service will remain exclusive to the European region, so you can hook up and chat with friends if you’re in that part of the world. Using the Go! Cam video camera, it is possible to make video calls. Voice chat requires a headset, while an intuitive on-screen keyboard makes sending instant messages an easy task.

This was released just over a week ago, and I have only just found out about this cool feature today, so I thought that I’d share it with you. :)

PSP Tube 20080224 released!

24 02 2008

A new build is out for PSPTube from homebrew developer SofiyaCat. For those who aren’t familiar with the application, PSPTube allows your unit to play FLV videos without the need to convert the files.

PSPTube is now on release 20080224, with three new features in tow. Here’s the changelog for this new release:

  • JavaScript can be added at the site.
  • This based on the part of the search for additional specifications.
  • Video Search part of the specification is subject to change

Please be careful in installing and using the the application, which is still in its evaluation stage. For more information, you can check out the previous releases of the program.


Time Machine Configurator v1.0

20 02 2008

If you’re still having trouble getting Dark AleX’s Time Machine homebrew app to work on your PlayStation Portable, then don’t worry because we’ve got some good news which may be of use to you.

Homebrew developer Red Squirrel has created a new application which exclusively takes care of all the necessary configuration needed to run the latest version of Time Machine on your PSP.

What makes this particular program convenient for people who want to switch back to any of the previous custom firmware is the fact that you can do this by simply pressing a specific combination of keys, which you can customize on the /TM/config.txt file found in the program.

However, the developer has noted a couple of bugs in the current version of the app. Because of some kernel issues, the NOTE, WLAN, VOL, SCREEN, and HOME keys cannot be used while running Time Machine Configurator. Fortunately, Red Squirrel mentions the possibility of future releases supporting these specific keys some day.

As always, please make sure to take a look at the Readme.txt file for more details on how to install Time Machine Configurator into your PSP handheld. In any case, we hope you enjoy the download!

Download: Time Machine Configurator v1.0

3.90M33 1.50Kernel Add-on V2 released

10 02 2008

Yes, that’s right, the 1.50kernel add-on V2 is here for 3.90M33. Here is the readme:

Instructions. Copy to /PSP/GAME and run.


  • - TA086: when being in 4th brightness level and recovering from sleep mode, the display was black. Fixed.
  • - Added support in the 1.50 kernel for memory sticks greater than 4 GB. (I finally got my 8GB card! :D)
  • Before, only the first 4 GB portion was recognized by the 1.5 kernel.
    Now, the theroetical limit is 4GB*512 = 2 Terabytes. (”only” 1 TB, if sony were using signed variables).

Download from dark-alex’s site:

CSPSP 1.5 released!

8 02 2008

A new version of the 2D PSP homebrew, CSPSP, has just been released by nataku. Here are some words from the developer:

- v1.5 UPDATE-

I finally had time to finish up v1.5 for release! The biggest feature is probably online infrastructure, but I’m not sure how the system will perform under heavy usage (so don’t be too surprised if something doesn’t work :O). I’ve also made quite a few other smaller changes, which can be found in this complete list of updates:

Quite a few changes have been made. A major one is the addition of infrastructure.


Implemented new camera system

Added aiming guide lines

Made some small changes to recoil system (mainly for sniper rifles and shotguns)

Added character type select

Added spectator mode for singleplayer

Added round timer in spectator mode

Made score list sorted

Changed layout of Options a bit

Added option to enable/disable friendly-fire

Added option to choose name

Implemented new Online system

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***Implemented infrastructure multiplayer***

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Implemented Game Lobby

Added ability to chat

Made multiplayer less buggy (hopefully)

Fixed network select (before it wouldn’t work if you deleted any connections)

Limited death indicator to 3 max

Fixed the buying deagle bug

Fixed a small sound issue when firing and strafing

Fixed knife

Made sure money doesn’t go down if you already have full ammo

Text on scoreboard is now the name of the map instead of “test”

Made shotgun fire straighter

Added more custom maps (including river by me )

Added more guns to iceworld

Other small fixes that I can’t remember right now