2d 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.
2d 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.
202w ago - SCEE's Social Media Manager Jem Alexander has posted a video today on the European PlayStation Blog covering the round up of their recent MAG256 PS3 review event.
To quote: As you may have witnessed our MAG256 review event last week was a resounding success.
If you were among the one hundred and twenty eight players who fought so valiantly against each other – and the developers in the US – then I wanted to personally thank you all very much for coming. We hope you had a great time and look forward to hearing all your thoughts of the experience in the comments below.
For those of you who weren't able to make it, however, we've put together a little video and some photos to give you a feel of what it was like to attend. Extra points are awarded for those who manage to spot themselves in the video.
As you can see, the main attraction of the event was the 256 structure, which housed the 128 PS3s equipped with retail copies of MAG. Even when empty this was a pretty impressive set up, but it really gained a sense of gravitas when fully manned. Especially with the Voice Of MAG (who wasn't lacking a sense of gravitas himself!) making some very loud announcements over the tannoy.
203w ago - Today Sony Senior Vice President Peter Dille in charge of Marketing & PlayStation Network has unveiled the latest PS3 video ad dubbed 'It Only Does 256 Players' below.
To quote: It certainly has been a great start to a new year here at PlayStation and we want to thank you for helping us to break some pretty big milestones this past holiday. Not only was it our single highest sales month for PS3 in its history, it also marked the highest single revenue month for PlayStation Network.
It was also a banner year for our software line up, which boasted more than 200 industry awards and accolades across our first party releases, ranging from VGA's Game of the Year award for UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves to PS3 crowned "Platform of the Year" by Metacritic's 2009 Game Platform Power Rankings for overall game quality.
We've also seen incredible momentum from our publishing partners with the launches of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Madden NFL 10 and Assassin's Creed II, which were the top three selling publisher games in the U.S.
We're incredibly excited for this new year and have lined up many big reasons for PS3 fans to keep coming back for more. Not only do we have truly groundbreaking technology that will be filling living rooms this year with 3D and motion controlled...
203w ago - SCEE Social Media Manager Jem Alexander has shared a video today on the Europeam PlayStation Blog which includes timelapse footage from a recent Sony MAG256 PS3 event.
To quote: I'll have a full report from our MAG256 event – including more video, photos and more – on Friday, after I've got my breath back.
Many of you were there in spirit, using the #MAG256 Twitter hashtag to appear on our event Twitter wall. Thanks to all of you who did and, indeed, to all of you who showed up and helped give Zipper a good pounding! (Well, once at least).
To tide you over until Friday, here's a timelapse video of the setup process for the now legendary "256″ structure that housed our brave soldiers during the event. I think you'll agree it's a pretty impressive feat of engineering.
So here's the video. I'll be back with more very soon, but right now, I'm off for a lie down. I think I've got shell shock...