Sony Offers Free Gran Turismo 5 PS3 DLC Christmas Bonus Cars

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174w ago - According to Andriasang.com (linked above), as a special holiday gift for GT5 racers worldwide Sony will be offering three downloadable cars for Gran Turismo 5 PS3 owners in time for Christmas along with upgrading a few standard cars to premium status.

The three cars are the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640, the BMW M3 Coupe, and the Jaguar-XJ13, which will hit PlayStation Store from December 24 to January 31 for fans to grab.

To quote: "Owners of the recent racer can look forward to three free downloadable cars: the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640, the BMW M3 Coupe, and the Jaguar-XJ13. These cars have seen design arrangements by Polyphony and fall under the 'Chrome Line' series.

The cars will be distributed through PlayStation Store from December 24 through January 31. Anyone with GT5 will be able to make the download for free."
 

PSGRADE Free PS3 Downgrade Hex Released - Master Key Found!

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175w ago - Since the release of PS3 Firmware v3.55 there is no sense in keeping the master key a secret any more - it has been released, along with unencrypted payloads, and a promise to release the source-code by PS3YES for a free PSGrade PS3 downgrader.

Download: PSGrade / PSGrade PS3 Hex Codes

Of note, the downgrade hex will only work on PS3's with a firmware of 3.50 or below.

The same team which brought the PSN spoof for online support of jailbreaks now has also brought us a Free Downgrade HEX for the PS3! PS3YES has released un-encrypted HEX files for downloading.

They promise open-source code to be release soon, but find below pre-compiled HEX files:

PSGRADE AT90USB646-16Mhz Teensy++ 1.0
PSGRADE AT90USB1286-16Mhz Teensy++...
 

PS3 Firmware 3.50 Decrypted, Free Public PS3 Downgrader WIP

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179w ago - Just a few days back we saw a video of PS Downgrade software by the PSJailBreak Team in action, and today graf_chokolo has posted on xorloser's blog (linked above) that he has decrypted PS3 Firmware 3.50 and while it's still a WIP it could very well lead to a free public PlayStation 3 downgrader alternative.

To quote: I am able now to decrypt and decompress CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg from PS3 PUP-Files. The decrypted and decompressed package is a copy of FLASH region where all the important SELFs and isolated SPUs stored, e.g. lv1.self or isoldr.

So, now i could downgrade PS3 by writing this decrypted image to FLASH manually, without Update Manager from HV. In fact, Update Manager just do this But the problem is, that the SHA-1 hash values for these files are stored not in flash but in SC EEPROM and i don't have access to it yet

Here is a snippet from CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg 3.15:

Offset 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F

00000000 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 17 00 00 00 00 00 6F FF E0 .............oÿà
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 60 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 .......`........
00000020 63 72 65 73 65 72 76 65 64 5F 30 00 00 00 00 00 creserved_0.....
00000030...
 

Video: Mhu Free Store PS3 Beta in Action, Release Incoming

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179w ago - Update: As promised, eXtermin has posted a MHUFreeStore PS3 v1.00 PKG file for the MhuFreeStore PS3 Beta homebrew application and by a fixed MHUFreeStore PS3 v1.01 with details HERE. Shortly following, MHUFreeStore PS3 v1.02 has arrived with these changes.

Today we have a teaser video courtesy of Xenogears via Mhu2d.net (linked above) of a new PlayStation 3 homebrew application called Mhu Free Store for PS3, which is currently in private Beta but will be released to the public when it is ready.

Unlike PSXStore, Mhu Free Store runs on the PS3 without requiring a PC browser.

To quote, roughly translated: "It's been a couple of days since we brought you news that the PS3 version of MhuFreeStore was...
 

ModNation Racers PS3 Free PSN DLC and Double XP Week!

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182w ago - The Community Manager of SCEA's San Diego Studios Ramone Russell has announced today news of ModNation Racers PS3 free PSN DLC and a Double XP week!

To quote: First off, as you may have already seen, the long-awaited Gopher hit the PlayStation Store yesterday. If you're ready to hit the track with the flavor of the links, check him out.

The Gopher Mod comes with a Golf Hat, Gopher Nose, and a Sweater Vest, and his Kart includes the Golf Kart Body and Golf Kart Seat.

Free MNR Stunt Parts Pack for two weeks!

As we mentioned last week, there are lots more good things coming to ModNation Racers. On October 26th, we're going to be giving you the first taste of some track-enhancing goodness with a FREE parts pack.

The Stunt Pack is the first of more Packs to come, and each one features a group of new parts to make the already amazing tracks out there even better.

If you've ever wondered how we can add to and improve upon the hundreds of thousands of amazing tracks that are already out there, these Packs are the answer, and the first one is free for TWO WEEKS!

Included in the Stunt Pack are 14 parts listed below.

Stunt Pack

Scene Props
Double Decker Bus
Interactive Truck
 







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