65w ago - This weekend we received word from a PlayStation 3 developer who wishes to remain anonymous news of a Damage Inc Pacific Squadron WWII (Firmware 4.11) PS3 EBOOT fix for 3.55 and 3.41 Custom Firmware (CFW) users.
157w ago - Today another Gran Turismo 5 PS3 update has arrived, with the v1.03 patch weighing in at 149MB in size.
According to GTPlanet.net (linked above), the update includes an option for mechanical damage added to the settings for online races.
To quote: As can be seen in the online “My Lounge” options for an online race, a new “Mechanical Damage” setting is available for the event with three settings, as described by the scrolling information bar on the bottom of the screen:
None – No mechanical damage.
Light – Mechanical parts can be damaged, but will “automatically be repaired after a short time has passed.”
Heavy – Mechanical damage will be more severe, and can only be repaired by making a pit stop. Damaged parts will be indicated with on-screen icons.
I just downloaded it and can confirm it does add mechanical damage to online races.
158w ago - This is another test post for our Member News promoted articles, which includes Gran Turismo 5 v1.02 PS3 update details, a Level 40 Advanced Damage Modeling video and some GT5 PlayStation 3 cheats below.
The GT5 v1.02 patch weighs in at 133MB and is the second update to Gran Turismo 5 within a week.
The first update activated the game’s online mode and added a few tweaks to the user interface, while the second allows the video game to take advantage of Polyphony Digital's upgraded server infrastructure while enabling maximum power and weight restrictions for online races.
Next up, WandaNoOrchestra has shared Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Level 40 Advanced Damage Modeling video via GamersMint.com, to quote:
"Thought Gran Turismo 5 did poor damage modelling? Think again! Since this is a sim and nothing comes without hard work, you will also need to reach a high enough level in order to experience damage at its worst form.
As you can see, this user has reached level 40 in Gran Turismo 5 and has unlocked highly realistic damage modeling for his cars.
187w ago - Although not surprising, today ArsTechnica.com reports that the US Air Force may suffer collateral damage (especially since investing in 300 followed by another 2200 consoles for research) due to Sony's recent decision to remove the OtherOS functionality via PS3 Firmware 3.21 from the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
However, the Air Force stated they are aware of the recent class action lawsuits against Sony over this matter, to quote:
"We will have to continue to use the systems we already have in hand," a representative told Ars, "but this will make it difficult to replace systems that break or fail.
The refurbished PS3s also have the problem that when they come back from Sony, they have the firmware (gameOS) and it will not allow Other OS, which seems wrong.