PS4 Mod with 2 TB External SSHD Drive, Better / Cooler Performance

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13w ago - Following up on How to Swap In / Upgrade a PS4 HDD, today Paul Statham (aka Placebo) shared how to modify the PS4 to run with a 2 TB External SSHD drive, which he claims boosts better and cooler performance.

To quote: "Paul Statham, who also happens to be Community and PR Manager at ARMA III Developer Bohemia Interactive, is one of those gamers, and decided that the tiny 500 GB 2.5″ HDD provided with the PS4 wasn’t enough for his taste, so he set out to replace it with a massive 3.5″ 2 TB Solid State Hybrid drive.

You’re probably asking yourself: “How the hell did he fit that in the console? It’s too big.” And in fact he didn’t. He purchased a few spare parts and actually mounted the drive externally, thanks to creativity and a bit of technical knowledge.

Modifying the console like that has a few advantages: first of all 3.5″ drives have a cheaper cost per gigabyte than 2.5″ ones, and the SSHD offered also provides better performance.

The issue is that the internal...
 

Video: Gran Turismo 6 PS3 Exclusive: Drive the BMW M4 Coupe

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18w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan posted up an exclusive video today spotlighting Gran Turismo 6 PS3 inviting GT fans to drive the BMW M4 Coupe.

To quote: GT fans! For those that are still waiting for the perfect reason to pick up Gran Turismo 6, we may have something for you.

Starting today, the newly announced BMW M4 Coupe is available for your virtual test drive in GT6, before the actual car goes on sale in 2014.

As a celebration of this collaboration between BMW and Gran Turismo 6, a unique seasonal event featuring the BMW M4 Coupe is available to all on GT6 for two weeks, from today until December 26th, 2013.

The BMW M4 Coupe Superlap challenge will take place on the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit, and gives players the opportunity to drive the car to complete the event, giving anyone the chance to experience this stunning new vehicle in the virtual world before it launches in the real world.





Until now, the BMW M4 Coupe has only been shown publicly as a 'concept', but thanks to an innovative collaboration with BMW, Polyphony Digital was able to get early access to the car during its development phase in order to meticulously recreate the BMW M4 Coupe for Gran Turismo 6.

Go...
 

Video: Jay Leno Takes Gran Turismo 6 on PS3 for a Test Drive

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18w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan shared video footage today of talk show host Jay Leno taking Gran Turismo 6 on PS3 for a test drive.

To quote: Collector and auto expert Jay Leno took two cars from Gran Turismo 6 for test drives in the latest film episode of JayLenosGarage.com: his own 1000 horsepower Oldsmobile Toronado, and also the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept car designed especially for the game.

In addition to being one of the first to drive the Vision Gran Turismo in the game, Leno is the first person outside Mercedes-Benz to pilot the Vision GT concept car - which was revealed at the recent LA Auto Show - in real life, using a radio controller through his LA garage.

Mercedes-Benz brought the AMG Vision Gran Turismo to Jay's garage directly from the LA Show. The Vision is the first of a series of concept cars from various manufacturers made for Gran Turismo 6. But, so far, the only one to be turned into a real car. Leno said he thinks games are taking over in determining what cars achieve cult status.





"Video games are where cars will achieve cult status going forward and, like the Mercedes-Benz, where we will see cars make their debuts...
 

Gran Turismo 6: Be the First to Drive the Mercedes AMG Vision GT

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21w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan posted up a video today inviting fans to be the first to drive the Mercedes AMG Vision GT in Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3.

To quote: With two short weeks away from the launch of GT6, we are excited to unveil the first Vision GT project - the Mercedes- Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, made specifically for everyone to virtually experience on 12/6.

Gran Turismo 6 players will soon be able to choose an alternative version of the virtual Mercedes-Benz super sports car. The "Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Racing Series" offers further enhancements over the regular show car which was presented as physical 1:1 model in California.

To ensure perfect downforce and great handling stability in tough racetrack conditions on PlayStation 3, the Racing Series has a fixed rear spoiler while the show car version has an extending variant of this integrated into the boot lid.

In addition, the third brake light in the middle of the rear end lights up in red as the Gran Turismo logo, unmistakably confirming the identity of the high-performance gullwing racer. Visitors of the LA Autoshow were the first to drive this car virtually in Gran Turismo 6 next to the 1:1 show car at the Mercedes-Benz booth.



 

PlayStation 3 Cloud Drive v1.1.7 PS3 Homebrew Application Updated

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23w ago - Following up on the initial release, today PS3 developer Mohammad Haseeb (aka M.H.A.Q.S.) has updated his homebrew application PKG he calls PlayStation 3 Cloud Drive to version 1.1.7 with details below.

Download: PS3CloudDrive-1.1.7.pkg

PlayStation 3 Cloud Drive by M.H.A.Q.S, is an application that allows you to sync/backup all your game saves on Google Drive.

To quote: Current Features:

  • The application works with Google Drive. You will need a Google account to use it.
  • Google Drive comes with 15GB of free space compared to PS Plus’s 1GB.
  • Remote Authorization through “OAuth 2 for Devices” does not need you to give application any of your personal information.
  • Bi-Directional Sync is possible. The application will sync your saves to the cloud and will download them to your hard drive.
  • Resume support is present and you can quit the application any time you want. The app will pick up from where it left off.
  • Resumable uploads and partial responses are supported.
  • Save Revision and pinning/sticky support.

 







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