4w ago - Following up on their previous releases, today PlayStation 3 scene group YLoD has released Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen iNTERNAL EUR PS3 YLoD and Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen IRD EUR PS3 YLoD for Custom Firmware users.
From the related PS3 NFO Files, to quote:
Dragons_Dogma_Dark_Arisen_iNTERNAL_EUR_PS3-YLoD / Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen iNTERNAL EUR PS3 YLoD
8w ago - Following up on the previous releases, today PlayStation 3 scene release group YLoD arrives with Beyond Two Souls iNTERNAL USA PS3 YLoD for Custom Firmware (CFW) users alongside Space Invaders Infinity Gene USA PSN PS3 from SiXAXiS.
From the PS3 NFO file: Beyond_Two_Souls_iNTERNAL_USA_PS3-YLoD / Beyond Two Souls iNTERNAL USA PS3 YLoD
134w ago - Today Sony PlayStation 3 hacker Mathieulh has posted a video demo showcasing the PS3 QA flag, which is the internal console flag used by Sony to enable hidden Firmware options and removes restrictions on Retail and Debug consoles.
This is done on official PS3 Retail/Debug firmware without any modification as the console itself is QA flagged (QA token is set through spu_token_processor), meaning the method will not work on unflagged consoles and using the advanced QA flag also enables PS3 Firmware downgrading.
From the video's caption: I just QA flagged my Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition console and I thought I'd show you the hidden options for the sake of it (and because I was bored).
I am sorry for the unstable camera, I only have two hands and the options are hidden and require (along with the actual flag) a crazy button combo to pop up. (I kid you not)
Sorry I am not telling you how to do this, please do not ask. Yes, this video is real.
QA flag is the internal console flag used by Sony, it enables hidden options and removes restrictions for both retail and debug consoles alike. It is used for QA centers and the R&D Department, there are 2 levels of QA flags, Minimum and Advanced, this console has been set to the Advanced one.
135w ago - As a follow-up to yesterday's PSN updates, Sony's Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold has posted another brief PlayStation Network update as follows:
As you may know, we've begun the process of restoring the service through internal testing of the new system. We're still working to confirm the security of the network infrastructure, as well as working with a variety of outside entities to confirm with them of the security of the system. Verifying the system security is vital for the process of restoration. Additional comprehensive system checks and testing are still required, and we must complete that process before bringing the systems online.
As you've heard us say, our utmost priorities are the security of the network and ensuring your data is safe. We won't restore the services until we can test the system's strength in these respects.
When we held the press conference in Japan last week, based on what we knew, we expected to have the services online within a week. We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers, and we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of...