202w ago - Just before the weekend iPhone 2G hacker GeoHotannounced that he has hacked the PS3 entertainment system, and today IncGamers.com (linked above) has confirmed from their Rep that Sony is launching an investigation into it.
This comes as no surprise, considering a public PlayStation 3 hack would cost Sony Corporation and developers millions in lost revenue due to piracy as a result of reverse-engineering their intellectual property.
GeoHot has also told the BBC that, "I can now do whatever I want with the system. It's like I've got an awesome new power - I'm just not sure how to wield it."
To quote: "We contacted Sony and a spokesperson confirmed that the company is looking into the issue.
"We are investigating the report and will clarify the situation once we have more information," said the statement."
Time will tell if Sony gets tough or goes in the direction as Apple did, simply sending out DMCA notices and not attempting to hold George Hotz personally accountable for his actions.
Unfortunately, unless Sony makes an example of Hotz it may encourage other hackers to continue defeating...
203w ago - Just before the weekend dr_frankenfusion of PS3T-Fusion.com (linked above) shared both a video and GameSave file for a FUEL PS3 Trophies hack which allows you to obtain all but four PlayStation 3 Trophies to save countless hours driving around a deserted map.
To quote: If you're like me and don't want to spend 80 hours at a crap game but don't want that game to go to waste then how does a quick and easy platinum sound... You will get all but four trophies for just loading up the game.
For this to work you need to follow these steps exactly, don't rush ahead:
1- Plug your usb memory stick into ps3 first with no current ps3 saves on the memory stick.
2- Go to saved data utility on a psn account with a previous saved file of the game your getting a save for.
3- Copy your current save to the memory stick then delete the save of the ps3 only after saving it to the memory stick and unplug it from the ps3 and put it into pc/laptop.
4- Ok drag and drop your folder file called ps3 from your memory stick onto your pc so you have a backup of your original save.
5- Ok now download the rar file and save it to your desktop. Now go...
205w ago - Below is a video from MaemoItalia demonstrating how to control the PS3 with the Nokia N900 via BlueMaemo.
BlueMaemo is a remote controller program for the Maemo-powered devices. With BlueMaemo you can turn your Maemo-powered device in a mixed Bluetooth keyboard-and-mouse device through the HID Bluetooth profile.
When you have a PlayStation 3 or PC running Windows, Linux or Mac OS X the PS3 / PC is Bluetooth-ready and supports the HID Bluetooth profile. You have a Nokia Nseries phone with BlueMaemo loaded and you're now in control.
Windows XP and Media Center Edition:
• Turn bluetooth on.
• Start BlueMaemo on the device.
• Go to the bluetooth preferences and choose 'Add a new device'.
• Choose the device and choose a blank password (you can also choose a numeric password the PassAgentKey will appear on the device asking for the password).
Recently astrogirl wrote a BlueMaemo pairing guide for PS3 users, to quote:
The steps I do to pair are: On the PS3 go to the menu Settings > Accessory Settings > Manage Bluetooth Devices.
205w ago - Today MysticHades has posted a video on YouTube of a MotorStorm PS3 hack that has once again surfaced (it originally hit Elotrolado.net and PS3News.com this past November), demonstrating an exploit used to run PS3 backups.