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PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) v3 Pack Update is Now Available

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137w ago - Following up on my previous release, after moja drew to my attention the inconvenience of having to downgrade to 3.55 and re-install a new PUP to get new features in my HFW I tried to look for a solution.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (with XMB Manager 0.09 Beta built into the XMB Mod files)

Making a FW 4.00 compatible PUP was not an option. So I looked for another way. At the moment I'm quite happy with the base firmware of my HFW and the only real thing I would change to add new features would be in the XMB items.

Like new revisions of DeViL303's XMB Manager. So I did some experimenting with the XML files and found it is possible to use resources from external (other than the /dev_flash/) devices. So basically I've modified the XMB read XML instructions from a USB device.

This allows me to port revisions of the XMB Manager, and my 4.00HFW users can simply copy the files to a USB to use the newer version. No downgrade required to use XMB updates. I'm...
 

Video: PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) v2.5 Update Arrives

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137w ago - Following my previous release, today I have returned with another update for my PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) to version 2.5 with details below.

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I'm not going to make you re-download another 180MB PUP file, Instead I've decided to release a patch which has all the tools required to patch my Version 2 pup to be Version 2.5 (although when the link for the version 2 pup gets taken down I'll release a version 2.5 pup). The patch files can be downloaded here:

Just like before only retail signed .PKG can be installed with this. Have fun. THIS HFW WILL NOT ALLOW HOMEBREW!

Patch Instructions:

How to install the 3.2 Update Patch for my 4.00HFW:

1/ Install PS3MFW Builder v0.2.1

2/ Copy the 'change_xml_files.tcl' file to the 'task' folder of PS3MFW Builder

4/ Put my "modded FW 4.00(releasev2).PUP" as the "Original fw" and whatever you want as the "Modified fw"

3/ Uncheck every thing except "PS3HEN's 4.00HFW Patch 1"

4/ In "PS3HEN's 4.00HFW Patch 1" link each file on the task page to the...
 

PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) v2 Arrives, Adds Debug XMB Items

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138w ago - Following up on the previous update of my PS3 4.00 Dev_Flash mod, today I've released version 2 of my PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware).

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Change Log:

Version 2:

  • Adds "Debug XMB Items" to the XMB Column "PlayStation Network" (contains the Debug items found in this column, originally for DEX)
  • Removes the useless "PlayStation Plus" XMB item from the XMB Column "PlayStation Network"
  • Disables Cinavia DRM on all media except Blue-ray.

Version 1:

  • Adds DeViL303's "XMB File Manager" to the XMB Column "Game"
  • Adds "/app_home/PS3GAME/" to the XMB Column "Game" (has no function at the moment, but is here for completeness)

Installation Instructions are the same as before:

1. Be on a firmware 3.55 or less
2. Install the .pup through the XMB (Make sure you have a working hardware flasher as there is no other way to downgrade)

Remember only retail signed .pkg can be installed with this. Have fun. THIS HFW WILL NOT ALLOW HOMEBREW!
 

Sony Details Tekken Hybrid, Now Available on PlayStation 3

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147w ago - Sony European Product Manager Ross Alexander has shared details today on Tekken Hybrid below, which is now available to fans exclusively on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: Created by [Register or Login to view links], the TEKKEN fighting game series is one of the world's most popular gaming franchises. And TEKKEN Hybrid brings you some of the very best that TEKKEN has to offer, all on the one Blu-Ray disk:

TEKKEN Tag Tournament HD

Originally released on PlayStation 2, TEKKEN Tag Tournament gave players a new kind of freedom with the TEKKEN fighting engine. With the introduction of a partner tag system, you could now set up new combos and play styles with teams rather than individual characters.

And now you can experience this PlayStation classic remastered in full HD for PS3, and complete with Trophy support. Pair up in the tag-team arena with the likes of King, Jun and Kazuya Mishima, and unlock the classic TEKKEN Bowl mode in this definite title for the fighting genre.

TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 Prologue

This is the one everyone's waiting for - the chance to get hands-on with the future of TEKKEN. TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 Prologue is a new stand-alone fighting game vignette in TEKKEN's...
 

Video: Watch The First 7 Minutes of Tekken Blood Vengeance

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148w ago - SCEE European Product Manager Ross Alexander has shared the first 7 minutes of Tekken Blood Vengeance in a video trailer below starting today.

To quote: In a worldwide exclusive, the TEKKEN team have today released the first 7 minutes of much anticipated, feature length 3D CG movie TEKKEN Blood Vengeance exclusively via the [Register or Login to view links]. The screening will run for 7 days, starting today and ending on Thursday 24th November.

TEKKEN Blood Vengeance digs deeper into the corrupt underbelly of the Mishima Zaibatsu, Ling Xiaoyu and Alisa Bosconovitch and uncovers dark secrets that could destroy the Mishima family for ever, but will they survive long enough to reveal all?

"There's a lot that TEKKEN fans will learn when they watch TEKKEN Blood Vengeance, and I'm excited to give people this sneak preview," said Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN Project Leader at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. "The film is a taste of the future for the TEKKEN franchise and I really want you all to watch it!"





The movie footage features the English VO, but if you click on the CC button on the bottom right of the video frame you can access subtitles for French, Italian,...
 
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