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Video: PS3 3K3y Revelations - Blu-ray ODD Emulator Demo Arrives


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101w ago - Following up on the previous update, today the PS3 3K3y Team have made available a video, the official features and release date of 12-12-12 for those interested below.

To quote: PS3 3K3y Features:

  • Play your PS3, PS2 and PSX games from any USB media!
  • No custom firmware required for operation* - you can update to the latest official firmware for PSN access
  • Integrated game ripper
  • User friendly intuitive interface
  • No soldering required
  • Multi-language support
  • Compatible with both Fat and Slim models
  • Supports most file systems, including NTFS, EXT2/3/4, and Mac OS X Extended
  • High speed USB2 interface
  • Powerful embedded Linux system running from Micro SD card (included)
  • Linux firmware fully updatable from USB media
  • FPGA fully updatable from USB media via built-in, in-system JTAG programming
  • Recovery mode - it is always possible to recover from a bad flash Update your PS3 as normal, no CFW or game patching required
  • Pass-through mode. (Use your PS3 in "normal mode")

* Currently firmware 3.55 is required for exctracting the drive key. Once the key has been extracted the PS3 can be updated to any official or custom firmware. We are working on hardware methods for extracting keys from PS3's already on 4.x firmware.

PS3 3K3y How It Works:

3k3y is an optical disk drive emulator for the PlayStation 3 video game console. It is installed between the genuine Blu-ray drive and the PS3 motherboard.

Once 3k3y is successfully installed and configured it can be used to make backups of your original PS3 game disks to USB media, and play those backups from USB media without the need of the original game disk.

Several games can be backed up to a single USB media, making it ideal as a 'jukebox' for hardcore gamers as well as for families with children too young to handle bluray discs with appropriate care.

3k3y works with most PS3 models, however there are a few exceptions, most notably the new super slim model and all PS3s which comes with firmware 4.xx (after retrieving the drive key the PS3 can be upgraded to any firmware). We are working to add support for these PS3's but you are adviced to consult with your reseller if you are in doubt whether your PS3 is compatible with 3k3y or not.





Finally, 3K3Y has detailed pricing at a costly USD $129 for those who can't wait for free PlayStation 3 scene solutions, new PS3 key leaks, CEX and DEX fixes, etc.

Shortly following, a bit more information about 3K3y and 3Dump (via consolecrunch.com/more-information-about-3k3y-3dump-coming-soon/) surfaced, to quote:

Following up on the previous update, today the 3K3y Team shows us a picture of their future release application called 3Dump that allows you to dump the key that is needed to use the 3K3y.








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elser1's Avatar
#12 - elser1 - 126w ago
this will be great if its true and if boss has faith then i do too. i only use psn ps3 anyways and am waiting hard for ps4 but still great news.. good stuff!!

Dizzny's Avatar
#11 - Dizzny - 126w ago
That is true, as is what happens to all game consoles... the original Xbox started with mod chips, does anyone remember the "Aladdin 2" chips? I use to install these, and it modded the xbox to do such wonderful things. Since those times, they have figured out how to do everything I did with these chips in a software mod only... ending of a most profound time.

The same with the Wii, starting out with chips and hardware mods, now completely softmods. Soon the PS3 will follow suite, ending the need for any physical modifications, the end of an era. But fear not my friends, for we are at the dawning of a new age, with all new systems to exploit!

Neo Cyrus's Avatar
#10 - Neo Cyrus - 126w ago
The PS3 is at the end of it's life, so if this is true... about time. I'm blown away that they've managed to delay the next consoles until winter 2013.

PS3 News's Avatar
#9 - PS3 News - 126w ago
That's my take on it also, the pics are just random filler ones at the moment... I did hear about this from another source (besides the one in the article) but couldn't mention it until someone else leaked it out first so I definitely don't believe it's fake, however only time will tell and everyone is entitled to their own opinion on it's validity of course.

Transient's Avatar
#8 - Transient - 126w ago
Well I think cvp makes a good point. If the photos are supposed to be depicting this new BD emulator then something is very wrong. It's possible that the pics are just there for filler.

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