115w ago - Today PlayStation 3 scene release group DUPLEX, who recently leaked the full PS3 3.40 SDK which was then followed by the PS3 3.60 SDK, have now released a bunch of PSN games decrypted for PS3 Custom Firmware 3.55 and 3.41 users!
Below is one of the PS3 NFO files for Alien.Breed.Impact.PSN.PS3-DUPLEX.nfo from their PlayStation Network game releases along with an ongoing list of NPDRM decrypted titles, as follows:
Release Info: Alien BreedT Impact is an explosive science fiction arcade-shooter that resurrects a much revered franchise with an epic story, swarms of highly intelligent alien enemies, high-impact weapons, highly detailed and rich environments; all implemented with superb technology in a state-of-the-art gaming experience.
Notes: Since no scene group managed yet, we thought it's time to work on some PSN games to give everyone something to play for CFW 3.55. Fully decrypted .elfs are included as proof and of course for educational purposes
143w ago - Last week PS3 Firmware 3.60 was released, and as of today Sony has updated the platform authentication xi passphrase for PSN resulting in Custom Firmware users (via FckPSN and similar methods) being blocked, however, according to IRC reports a PlayStation 3 CFW patch update shouldn't be far off.
To quote from PSX-Scene (linked above): "We are expecting sporadic PSN maintenance from approx 9am-3pm PST Thursday 03/17/2011. We apologize for the inconvenience."
That message was the last thing that CFW users got to see today, later after the network was back up everyone found they been kicked off their PSN!
Sony has finally enabled the new v3.60 auth system which was found hiding in the new firmware they had released last week!
Finally, from IRC:
Scorpion1: the 3.60 passphrase will be the same for everyone Scorpion1: well mathieulh said the 3.55 one is Scorpion1: saktdlMapxsbsghmq5dhlwrmtsicyijmzntqaLcpgd8ybbetdmsha=jm Scorpion1: and thats from his ps3 i take it Scorpion1:...
From Logic-Sunrise, roughly translated: Remember, Naima was the first to have released a custom firmware (cfw) to directly connect to PSN or via Charles FckPSN.
Although since the ITA allow CFW to connect to the network without special configuration and especially without a computer, Naima back on center stage. Indeed, always starting the same basis as the cfw Kmeaw, Naima leaves a second...