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Hitman Absolution Released by DUPLEX, PS3 3.55 CFW Patch Fixes

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89w ago - Following up on their previous update, today PlayStation 3 scene release group DUPLEX is back with new titles including Disney Epic Mickey 2 The Power of Two, Hitman Absolution, and Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed alongside F1 Race Stars from RiOT with some experimental PS3 3.55 CFW patch fixes below.

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From harryoke: Just been comparing eboots (original and fixed) there is only 1 difference in the entire .elf at offset 0187F180-0D (original 41) (fixed 33) ...if you could check your working version to see if there is any difference.... its doing my head in... if i can't get it to work could ypu upload your eboot please. also what size is your fixed eboot ...mine is 9,381kb

Finally got it working... here you go eboot fix... needs internal / bdmirror REX 4.21 only:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (BLES)

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Video: Dressed to Kill: Disguises in Hitman: Absolution for PS3

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93w ago - IO Interactive Community Manager Nick Price is here with a new video today showcasing the disguises in Hitman: Absolution for the PS3 entertainment system!

To quote: If you pick just one unique, fun element that truly stands out in a Hitman game, it's got to be the ability to suit up in various disguises in order to fool passersby and infiltrate protected areas undetected.

At [Register or Login to view links], we've always had a lot of fun with disguises, which probably culminated in [Register or Login to view links]'s white suits, clown outfits, and full-body chicken costumes.

With Hitman: Absolution, we're following up on that tradition and we're adding new wrinkles as well. Most importantly, we've added the ability to "blend in," which allows you to act out your disguise more convincingly. Whereas a disguise would fool people at a distance in the old games, Agent 47 can now use his Instinct powers to fool people up close.

Normally, enemies can detect your disguise if you walk straight up to them and they are wearing similar outfits - for instance, a Chicago police officer will eventually start to question you if you are wearing a police uniform.

But by blending in, you can briefly fool a nearby enemy...
 

IO Interactive Unveils Hitman: Absolution PS3 - Contracts Mode

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102w ago - IO Interactive Community Manager Nick Price has unveiled the Contracts Mode in upcoming PS3 video game title Hitman: Absolution today.

To quote: One of the best things about working with a vibrant and productive community, such as the one attached to the [Register or Login to view links] games, is that you can learn a lot by just watching people play.

Going back to the previous games in the Hitman series, we've always enjoyed watching videos of how the fans tackle the different levels; both in terms of strategy and approach to the emergent systems within the game but also in terms of how they change the rules by going against the core of the level.

A great example is when we see people trying to set up mission parameters all by themselves. The previous games didn't really support this - you were supposed to play a level in one of several different ways but targets always remained the same - but the fans pretty quickly started setting up conditions for completion themselves.

Kill everyone with a particular weapon. Don't get spotted by anyone. Only wear the chicken outfit. Kill that waiter in the bar at the Meat King's party.

Sometimes these conditions would be extremely hard to fulfill but equally satisfying when they did get completed. So for...
 

Video: Hitman: Absolution Sniper Challenge, PS3 Release Date

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116w ago - IO Interactive Community Manager Nick Price has posted up a video today introducing the Hitman: Absolution Sniper Challenge and a PS3 release date as well!

To quote: Excitement around Hitman: Absolution has been building at an impressive rate over the last year.

In fact, today it's exactly one year ago we came out and announced that we were working on Absolution and we've had a great ride.

From sharing the first gameplay at E3 2011 and releasing the full 16 minutes for everyone to see afterwards to showing off the gorgeous orphanage level, revealing the fate of 47's long-time handler Diana, showing off new features like Instinct and introducing exciting new gameplay series of videos called 'Introducing', we can safely say the fans have been with us through quite a ride thus far.

And now it's time to kick it up another level. Today, we announce two new things. One is the Hitman: Sniper Challenge pre-order bonus and the other is the release date of Absolution. Let's start with the release date - November 20th, 2012 is the day the game will hit PS3.

So get your behind to Mars, er, GameStop and [Register or Login to view links]. Why? Well, that's where this Sniper Challenge comes in.



 

Hitman: Absolution PS3 Q&A: IO Interactive Goes for the Throat

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132w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has posted up a Hitman: Absolution PS3 Q&A today where IO Interactive goes for the throat!

To quote: By valuing stealth, careful observation, and meticulous planning over the run-and-gun bulletstorms of its contemporaries, the Hitman series has earned a sizable fan base over its long and celebrated career.

As coldblooded antihero Agent 47, the player quietly stalks his prey through a Kafka-esque maze of guards and security measures, donning disguises, blending in with the crowd, and evading or subduing threats in order to efficiently fulfill his latest contract kill.

The key phrase here is blending in; in Hitman, to stand out is to be detected, and to be detected is to die in a hail of gunfire.

This tense, analytical formula has served Hitman well over many successful sequels. But the steep learning curve and unforgiving stealth segments have also proven polarizing, preventing some newcomers from embracing what is by all accounts a uniquely rewarding stealth-action title.

Taking a cue from 2011's successful launch of Deus Ex: Human Revolution - another stealth game that sought to broaden its appeal without betraying its roots - Hitman: Absolution seeks to have its bloody cake and eat it, too.

To...
 
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