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Sony Reveals The Current Divekick Character Roster, More Coming

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69w ago - Creator Adam "Keits" Heart has revealed the current Divekick character roster below with more coming, as follows:

Seeing a character is one thing. Playing as them is another. But really, what you want deep down, is to get to know each of the playable characters in a fighting game. What are their motivations, birthdates, likes and dislikes?

Without this knowledge, how can you form the emotional bond needed to find success in Divekick? As such, we've collected each of the presently known characters' bios for you - tune into [Register or Login to view links] every Monday at 9:00PM CST for new character and content reveals.

Dive

Health: 1,000 // Power: 1,000,000,000

Dive was raised in West Philadelphia with his fraternal twin brother, Kick. When trouble brewed at their local park, the boys' mother sent them to live with their Uncle Sensei in Bel Air to learn how to Divekick.

Dive strives to perfect the art of diving into the air, using his love of math to ensure that he is always at an angle that will lead him to victory. His massive study sessions and dedication to his schoolwork have left him with less time to focus on his kicking, however.

Date of Birth: 12/07/1988
Place of Birth: Philadelphia,...
 

Team AC1D Uncovers How Current PS3 Games Work on Lower CFW

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135w ago - Below is an update from our Team AC1D ongoing thread on how current PS3 games work on lower Custom Firmware.

Finally, after a long period of a scene that got riddled by money hungry dongle suppliers we uncover this big scam and show you how things actually work.

First of all, none of the code the dongles use comes from the creators. All files used come directly from higher PS3 firmwares. This works by using plugins / SPRX's who are basically just drivers, from a higher PS3 firmware.

To get games to work, you need to use the files from higher firmwares, that games require. Those plugins we are talking about, also have the decrypt information stored in them that the games use to work.

Some of the newer SPRX's are compatible with older firmwares and can be used on older firmwares quiet easily. All you need to do is place them in the right folder and that's it.

Of course this procedure doesn't work with all the games quite so easy, some of the 3.6+ games load right away, others need some fixing. This fixing is done by patching the SPRX's to work with the lower firmware. Porting the drivers, so they can work with lower firmwares should be the easiest...
 

Current List of Revoked XBox 360 Consoles Now Available

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277w ago - Today xorloser has shared a current list of revoked XBox 360 consoles on his blog.

To quote: Everyone has heard about the Xbox360 bans that stop a console from connecting to Xbox Live, however not many people realise that Xbox360 consoles can also be revoked.

Below you can find a list of all the currently revoked consoles at the time of the Fall'08 system update release. Read on to find out why and how an Xbox360 gets revoked and what effect it has.

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This is a list of the Console IDs of the 433 Xbox360 consoles that had been revoked when the Fall'08 update was released.

WHY?
There are many reasons why your Xbox360 could get revoked, but generally it means you have done something to piss off MS. So the best way to keep from being revoked? Don't do anything liable to piss off MS.

An example of a cause for revocation is the public sharing of your gamesaves or other similar files from your Xbox360 hard drive. This includes making publicly available "resigned" versions of these kinds of files. In order to be revoked you have to have done something that involves your Console ID so that MS has the ID required for revocation.
 

CES 2009: Microsoft to Focus on Current XBox 360, More Friends

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293w ago - Fewer gamers want to upgrade, so Microsoft will focus on the current XBox 360 console.

Speaking at CES in Las Vegas, Microsoft president Robbie Bach revealed that Microsoft intends to rely on the Xbox 360 for longer than usual because its hard to get consumers to upgrade. Hence they will not be rushing out a new XBox 720? model any time soon.

Additionally, they plan to increase the 100 friends limit on XBox Live through more frequent XBox 360 updates, according to Aaron Greenberg.

He also told gaming fanatics that they can expect more channels, content, and features on a regular basis due to the new interface.

To quote: Microsoft Corp. will rely on its Xbox 360 game console for longer than the previous version because it's getting harder to get consumers to upgrade, the head of the company's entertainment unit said.

The software maker will focus on improving the Xbox's games and features rather than rushing to introduce a new model, President Robbie Bach said Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Xbox 360 started selling in 2005, replacing the original Xbox, which debuted in 2001.
 

New Nintendo Wii Drive Revision Blocks Current Wii Mod-chips

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297w ago - The Internet is buzzing with multiple reports that there is a new Nintendo Wii revision which blocks all current Wii mod-chips.

Apparently, the drive controller chip has been completely removed and Nintendo has combined the older D1A and driver controller chip into one which is called the GC2-D3.

Therefore, a big space has been left on the motherboard (pictured below) where it used to sit. More pictures and analysis is available at CNGBA (linked above), and to quote via rough translation:

In December 2008 the first major Wii platform, which is available in the market the latest version of the Wii console has been great changes have taken place in-house. The original D2x with the master chip at the bottom of the D1A into one chip, into a GC2-D3!

This means that all direct-reading all the chips can not be directly used in the new version of the Wii console on. Hackers have also re-examine the GC2-D3-chip pin definitions, and then modify targeted direct reading of the bridge chip approach.

We speculated that the new version of the Wii is currently using only soft approach to achieve the break to read CD-ROM version of the D (soft-mod on the situation detailed HERE).

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