88w ago - Following up on his previous PS Vita developments, today PlayStation Vita hacker Davee reports that he has discovered Sony's sceKermit driver which is a communication interface for the included PSP emulator.
To quote from his blog (linked above): "Turns out he's not just a green frog! So, I've been throwing this word around recently and it's probably about time I explain. Kermit, either a protocol or perhaps a funny name (see KIRK/SPOCK) is a communication interface for the PSP emu. Specifically it allows the PSP to talk to the host.
Now, I can tell there aren't as many developers here, so I'll try to simplify for the curious minds but this stuff is pretty complicated. I'll only explain the API in detail as the lower level still need a little bit of clearing up, but here goes.
Ok, Kermit is here so that the emu can communicate to the host to share resources and other vitality. Perhaps the primary reason is that of hardware; the PSP emu is excluded from many hardware devices. So kermit sets in and allows the system to talk to the vita in order to use the hardware. Blabbering aside, this is the hardware that kermit seems to be responsible for:
88w ago - Shortly following wololo's public disclosure of the Everybody's Tennis vulnerability for PSP on PlayStation Vita, developer SiLENTGame has released PS Vita Homebrew Preparer version 0.1 with details below followed by a bugfix update.
88w ago - Following up on the PS Vita HBL and Doom releases, PlayStation Vita developer wololo reports that Drakon has made available a Lamecraft (Minecraft Clone) PSP homebrew port that runs on PS Vita with a demonstration video below.
88w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
It's the final week of Spring Fever, but we're closing out with the fan favorite indie game: Closure!
Winner of several awards from the Independent Games Festival, to the Indie Games Challenge and more; you won't want to miss out on this uniquely engaging adventure where the only things that exist are what you can see.
Featuring 100 puzzles, an award-winning soundtrack and hand-drawn art; Closure captures the spirit of PlayStation Network by offering a game experience you can't find anywhere else and independently self-published by the developer.
You'll also want to get in on this week's Spring Fever Franchise Sale on a ton of content from the Tom Clancy series! Download the classics including titles from the Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, and Rainbow 6 franchises. Up to 75% off for a limited time only.
Other great new games hitting the PlayStation Store today include PS3 Full Game FIFA 2012, and new PS Vita games Supremacy MMA. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 fans may want to note that COD Elite members can access Drop 3: Overwatch starting 3/29 as well.
There's a fresh new app hitting PSN that photo and video nuts will want to download and try. Intoducing...
88w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi is here with this week's Pulse 3/27 Edition preview, which features Closure, Skullgirls and PS Vita Top 10 details below.
To quote: In this edition of Pulse presented by PlayStation Network, host Christina Lee shines the spotlight on Closure - another very cool indie game coming to PSN later today.
Check out this hand-drawn mysterious world that uses light as the primary game mechanic. Closure is this week's featured Spring Fever title in the PlayStation Store (and for more about the game, check out Sid Shuman's GDC interview here).
Upcoming 2D fighting game Skullgirls also features impressive hand-drawn art. With eight female characters and three-person teams, this dark deco fighter shows off some impressive moves - of course, Pulse is there for the full story.
For PS Vita fans, we lock onto a couple tips with Unit 13's multiplayer modes and ask a community question about upcoming mission challenges. Finally, today's Top 10 is all about PS Vita with the most popular games that you guys are downloading.