138w ago - Update: garyopa now reports that SCEA was granted a temporary restraining order by Judge William H Alsup against the named defendants and the currently un-named John Does #10 through 100 as detailed HERE.
As a follow-up to the previous news reported on Sony targeting PS JailBreak, PSFreedom and PSGroove for PS3, today garyopa at PSX-Scene.com (linked above) has shared more documents that have surfaced.
Some interesting excerpts from the documents include the following:
"Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), 17 U.S.C. 1201 et seq. This Court previously has recognized the illegality of video game console circumvention devices and has enjoined their sale and distribution. See, e.g., Sony Computer Entertainment America v. Divineo, Inc., 457 F. Supp. 2d 957 (N.D. Cal. 2006)."
"SCEA is the exclusive licensee of the trademarks for, among others, PlayStation, PS, PS3, PS.com and...
179w ago - Today PlayStationUniversity.com (linked above) reports that a Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Slide Presentation [PDF] has made its way to the Internet from the All-Russian Conference on Game Industry (ACGi) 2009.
It reveals, among other interesting things, that the PS3's OS footprint has again been slashed down to 50MB in the latest PS3 Firmware revision.
As mentioned previously, back in PS3 Firmware 1.80 the PS3's memory footprint was reduced to 74MB.
The document also outlines PlayStation Development Resources, Architecture of the PlayStation 3, Case Studies for both PSP / PS3 and Advanced Programming... definitely a good read at 86 slides long!
198w ago - Today French site PS3Gen (linked above) have posted what reportedly is a leaked document which appears to confirm both a PS3 Slim model and PS3 price drop this September.
The document is available below and to quote, roughly translated:
"Now Slim or PS3 price drop? Both, Sir!
Several contacts "unofficial" we have confirmed that the two first arrived in September. Slim version is already present in the database under the name "PlayStation 3 SLIM and is posted to 299 €.
No real news for the current version but it seems impossible that his price is not revised downwards otherwise, it would sell more. The Slim is even informally already pre-booked in some shops!
It should be noted that other "offers" PS3 is scheduled for the end of the year after the planning, but it would be, according to our sources, bundles and other offers promotions that are specifically made by this retailer.
This announces Gamescom much spice, and a very nice beginning!"
For the PDF.. this is not for newbies sorry. Target Audience: Deep knowledge of CBEA SOC, Sony PlayStation 3 hardware logic, security, encryption/decryption and secure boot dynamics is the minimum to understand the parts of this document.
Thanks to all the stuff of http://www.PS3News.com, without their support this documentation would not be possible, thanks also to Sony for all the nice patents.