48m ago - Following up on the PS4 NOR Flash Dump from earlier, Spanish PlayStation 4 developer JaiCraB has made available JAISPI V1.0 which is a utility to read and write to the main memory (MX25L25635) of PS4 with Raspberry Pi through the SPI protocol.
He also released SLB2 V1.0 which is a utility to pack and unpack the PlayStation 4 Update PUP files similar to the PS4UPDATE PUP scripts available HERE.
2h ago - Following up on the recent PlayStation 4 Reballing developments, today Italian PlayStation 4 developer -Criscros- (aka criscros1989) reports he has dumped the Macronix MX25L25635FMI-10G and Macronix MX25L1006E PS4 NOR flash memory ICs (OFW 1.05) using SPIway and a Teensy++ with a ZIF socket.
HERE are some pictures, and to quote, roughly translated: I can communicate with much happiness that I have just dump the NOR flash memory MX25L25635FMI-10G Macronix, Macronix MX25L1006E and the new home console Sony PS4.
Everything was done by unsoldering the 2 memories and read with SPIway the Teensy++ via ZIF for power that I used the Teensy++ using the same controller without problems.
10h ago - Following Sony's PS3 bans, today the first PlayStation 4 banning has been reported with the user's PS4 console receiving PSN error code E-82E0001D.
When the user was about to play Battlefield 4 Online this weekend, he received the following error code message: [E-82E0001D]
Apparently, the user was previously banned on the PS3 because of modding, meaning he most likely used the same PSN account.
To quote (via community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-4-Support/PS4-got-banned-from-PSN-E-82E0001D/m-p/42393327#M25588): VastmanisH: PS4 got banned from psn on day 1, i played BF 4 last night, and when i came online , it showed me this. I need explanation now, so mad right now. Sony why you do dissss , Unban me please!
A Laggy Christmas: I got no mail, I was banned on ps3 too, so maybe because of that, but it was 8 months ago and because of modding.
I called and they were no help, they just said that this ban is permanent and because of a TOS violation.
10h ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer revealed this weeks PlayStation Plus updates today, which include Borderlands 2 free for PS Plus members.
To quote: Borderlands 2, one of 2012's most critically acclaimed titles, is entering the Instant Game Collection tomorrow. Pick one of four new vault hunters (I went with Maya the Siren) and grab your randomly generated weapon, 'cause a pesky psychopath called Handsome Jack is terrorizing the world of Pandora (but hey, he does it in style).
Borderlands 2 excels in co-op mode, so team up with up some friends to explore the land. There are plenty of things to mow down for experience points and nothing feels better than a rare loot drop, plus you can customize your character to dish out more damage or provide support for you & your friends.
You can take advantage of all these PS Plus benefits after PlayStation Store updates tomorrow.
Borderlands 2 (PS3)
Free for PS Plus members
A new era of shoot and loot is about to begin. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack.
Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in 4 player co-op or split-screen on a relentless...
10h ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements is back with the new Sony PlayStation releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:
Sometimes life sends a challenge our way, and we need to work through it to better ourselves, and those around us. Other times, life sends us an adorable robot who's ready to solve our problems and learn about humanity. With its friend, Alien Jeff. You know, the usual stuff.
This week sees the charming and unusual adventure, Doki-Doki Universe, arrive on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita - with total cross buy support across all three platforms.
From the creator of ToeJam & Earl, Doki-Doki Universe features the quirky adventures of QT3 and the memorable characters it meets along the way. A Starter Pack will enable you to play for free before investing in the full experience, so give it a try.
For those of you craving some spice this week, consider Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God for PS Vita. This grid-based JRPG follows the aspiring sorceress Pupuru in her attempt to save her friend's curry restaurant from going under. Explore dungeons, defeat wacky creatures, and gather ingredients for the perfect curry!
For a full list of games coming to the world of PlayStation this week, head below. And enjoy the Drop!