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PS4 Game Genie in Development via PS Vita Remote Play Loophole

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12w ago - Following up on news of the Game Genie for PS3, today Hyperkin Product Manager Chris Gallizzi revealed that a PS Vita Remote Play security loophole in the PS4's design may allow them to bring their Game Genie cheat device to the PlayStation 4.

While this may not be related to the rumored PS4 vulnerability or purported PS4 exploit found, it does sound promising indeed using a hidden Wi-Fi signal to detect a backdoor entry to the system!

To quote: GAME GENIE EYES PLAYSTATION 4

In 2012, just over two decades after its creation, Game Genie made a quiet return to market. It had a new look and a new company backing it, and it operated in a completely different style than its predecessors. This new Game Genie, developed by Hyperkin for the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS, modified your save game...
 

Videos: PlayStation 3: It Only Does Gifts for the Whole Family

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196w ago - Senior Vice President Peter Dille of Marketing & PlayStation Network has posted up some more videos with spokesman Kevin Butler today, with the campaign entitled PlayStation 3: It Only Does Gifts for the Whole Family.

To quote: Yesterday, I shared with you a sneak peek of our latest ad featuring Kevin Butler and the soon-to-be-released Gran Turismo 5.

I'm back again today to give you the first look at an exciting Kevin Butler holiday double feature–two new ads which will begin airing tomorrow.

With Black Friday just one week away, we are preparing to kick off the start of the traditional holiday shopping season. Retail stores will fill to capacity with tech-hungry shoppers looking for the year's best bargains.





While some can navigate the mass of home entertainment options with ease, others may find it overwhelming. We know that many of you who read the PlayStation.Blog already understand the incredible value and unmatched features of PS3.

But some consumers are still educating themselves on different gift options and not everyone fully understands what an all-in-one home entertainment...
 

PS3 OtherOS & Linux to Remain in Old PS3s, No Security Hole

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260w ago - Today Sony's Satoshi Hashimoto, in an interview with [Register or Login to view links], confirmed that Sony will not be removing the OtherOS and Linux functionality in old (non-Slim) PlayStation 3 consoles.

Until now, many feared Sony would remove the functionality from older PS3 systems via PS3 Firmware 3.0 or a future update.

Additionally, he stated that there isn't an issue with the feature leaving a security hole with the system.

To quote Andriasang.com (linked above): "Rest assured, this will not happen. Sony's Satoshi Hashimoto, in an interview with Impress Watch, said that Sony will not be removing the feature, which he refers to as "Other OS functionality."

He also assured readers that there currently isn't a problem with the feature leaving a security hole with the system."
 

PlayStation Home Xi Manhole is Now Open, New Screens

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279w ago - Today nycmta has published some screenshots of the new PlayStation Home Maintenance space, and included the locker code as follows:

Well, if you ever wanted to know where that Xi manhole in Home leads to, you now have a chance to find out.

Today Sony opened that manhole leading to another space in HOME. Aparently in the North American version of Home the manhole is not available for the time being.

So if you have an Euro PSN account, head over to Home Square and check it out.

Anyone looking for the locker code for the Home Maintenance space here you go: 7979

For more screenshots, check out the link above!
 

PSP Firmware Update 5.03 Released, Patches GripShift Hole!

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291w ago - Sony's Director of PlayStation Network Operations Eric Lempel has announced the following today:

Hi, everyone, I wanted to give you a quick heads up that a new PSP firmware update, v5.03, will be released soon. This is a small update that improves system software stability during use of some features.

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Although he didn't specify it, as expected the PSP update also patches the user mode exploit hole found in GripShift [Register or Login to view links].

That being said, do not update if you have a TA-088 v3 motherboard on your PSP-2000 Slim or if you have a PSP-3000 and wish to run homebrew code. Sony has now added a check that automatically detects the savedata as corrupt, and will refuse to display it on the list of available saves.
 
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