PS3 SCETool v0.2.7 by Naehrwert Updated, Adds Local NP License

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101w ago - Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 developer naehrwert (with flat_z's help) has updated PS3 SCETool v0.2.7 which adds local NP license handling among the changes outlined below.

Download: PS3 SCETool v0.2.7 / ZLib1.dll File (Required) / PS3 SCETool GUI / PS3 SCETool v0.2.7 (Full) / PS3 SCETool Scripts

scetool 0.2.7 [public build] (C) 2011-2012 by naehrwert
NP local license handling (C) 2012 by flatz

Setup:

  • /data/keys : Keyfile.
  • /data/ldr_curves : Loader curves (7744 bytes).
  • /data/vsh_curves : VSH curves (360 bytes).
  • /data/idps : IDPS as binary file
  • /data/act.dat : act.dat
  • /rifs/* : *.rif files
  • /raps/* : *.rap files

Keyfile format:


 

LSPWN v0.1 PS3 SPE Local Storage Dumper Homebrew App Out

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139w ago - Today PlayStation 3 hacker adrianc has released a PS3 SPE Local Storage Dumper homebrew application called LSPWN v0.1.

Download: LSPWN v0.1 PS3 SPE Local Storage Dumper

From the ReadMe File: Overview: This app dumps the local store of an spe to /dev_hdd0/game/LSPWN0ADC/USRDIR/localstore.bin

A neat POC for devs, but also a n00b friendly introduction to the spe environment.

Instructions:

1. run the app
2. copy the binary from the hdd using your preferred method
3. disasemble using ida and get a hands on look at the local store
4. ???
5. profit!

Notes:

  • source code forthcoming after some cleanup
  • gui in v0.2 release
  • support for isolation mode if there is demand

Greetz: gitbrew, mathieulh, geohot, sonic iso, #ps3secret (dualbankwank .), uf6667, zerkman and too many others to mention.


 

PlayStation 3 'Kratos Fury' is Invading Local 7-Eleven Stores

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220w ago - Today Evan Brody, the Marketing Manager of Slurpee & Big Gulp Brands, has announced that PlayStation 3 'Kratos Fury' is invading local 7-Eleven stores as part of some cool God of War III promotions.

To quote: I'm the guy who gets to work with cool properties like God of War III to create promotions for Slurpee drinks. For those of you who can't get enough of Kratos before the March release (let's face it, that's most of us), I've got some exciting news to share!

For the past few months we've been busy working with our good friends at Mountain Dew and at SCEA to formulate the perfect blend of ferocious blackberries and frosty limes to create "Kratos Fury," the featured Slurpee flavor for the months of February and March at your local 7-Eleven stores.

And to sweeten the deal, this vengeful delight will be available in one of four exclusive God of War III Slurpee cups. The limited Kratos Fury flavor and exclusive God of War III cups will hit 7-Eleven stores across the U.S. starting next week, but I've got your first look at the artwork below

*While supplies last

Between February 1st and March 31st, you can...
 

Local Retailers Biased Against Sony PlayStation?

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282w ago - Having not ever been an owner of a PS3 or PSP, I wasn't aware of the bias that retailers are showing towards the PlayStation 3 console.

One of the guys that I work with is a huge PlayStation fan. Not a fanboy, mind you, but a normal person who happens to like the PS3 over the 360.

I've heard him talk about it before, but I've always passed it off as simple bad customer service or people just being overly hyped about a 360 game over the PlayStation ones, but after "Emergence Day 2″, I was shocked and appalled at the level of anti-PS3 sentiment he had to deal with.

It all started with him telling me that every time he went to his local game store, a small "mom and pop" type store where he has shopped for quite a while, they constantly bugged him to show up to the midnight release of Gears of War 2. On every visit, it seemed, he had to remind the shop owner that he did not have a 360 and had no intention of buying one.

I chalked this up to the store owner, a gamer himself, just being hyped about the release of the game. Gears of War 2 is a huge title, after all. After delving into it some more over several days of conversation, I soon learned that it was much more heinous than just a simple overzealous game store proprietor.

My friend went out to purchase...
 







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