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ICE dethaws old R:FOM crash; claims hack LOL!

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340w ago - On iRC EFnet #PS3News tonight 'Team ICE' (alec, streetskaterfu, iqd) approached CJPC showing him a video (below) of a 2007 R:FOM crash/hang/lag in which they falsely claim "OMFG we can hack/run unsigned code 9111!"

Both the claim/video are worth about as much as the recently released P3DXLoad Video, however, the tards are posting:





"First we found an exploit to run SELF files in gameos. Then we coded an application which converts ELF files into runable SELF files. We can load these with our exploit. The coding is not finished, we still have to clean the code, that we will get an screen output. The SELF files are running, but screen doesnt show this atm. When this is fixed we could release a "hello world"."

Sadly, this is false and an utter waste of time. For starters, the 'exploit' used to launch the code is quite dated. It uses Resistance: Fall Of Man to copy a replacement EBOOT.BIN to the PS3's HDD. This is quite similiar to the Warhawk method detailed here and here,...
 

PS3 Hard Drive Map Unveiled!

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340w ago - We have been receiving some questions from the curious such as "What does the PS3's Hard Disk Filesystem look like?"

Below is a file list off the hard disk, although some directories are still inaccessible, we would like to share them with you.

The BCUS98107 entry is that of Resistance: Fall of Man, and its files are cache files copied to the HDD. Also, there is a pic of the debug controller lit up below.

PS3 HDD Map:

./dev_hdd0:
.
..
data
drm
dump.txt
game
home
mms
vsh
widget

./data:
.
..
bootflag.dat

./drm:
.
..

./game:
.
..
ABCD67890
BCUS98107
BLUS30014
NPSX00002
SXXX00001

./game/ABCD67890:
.
..
PARAM.SFO
USRDIR

./game/ABCD67890/USRDIR:
.
..
ENTRY-DATA

./game/BCUS98107:
.
..
ICON0_00.PNG
ICON0_09.PNG
ICON0.PNG
PARAM.SFO
PIC1.PNG
USRDIR

./game/BCUS98107/USRDIR:
.
..
cache
data
quick.sav

./game/BCUS98107/USRDIR/cache:
.
..
credits_0.bnk
credits_0.bnk.done
credits_0.bnkh
credits_0.bnkh.done
 

PlayTV: Watch, record and replay digital tv on your PS3!

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340w ago - Sony have released a video of PlayTV in action. Watch, record and replay digital tv on your PlayStation 3!

Video below, courtesy of Dolphgb:




 

Report: PS3 comback, shallow Wii, tepid portables in '08

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340w ago - According to IGN GamerMetrics, which monitors the traffic patterns of some 15 million hardcore gamers, the PlayStation 3 is "poised to make a run" in 2008 thanks to strong interest in Metal Gear Solid 4, Killzone 2, Devil May Cry 4, and LittleBigPlanet, three of which are exclusive.

"The combined interest in upcoming PlayStation 3 software pulled the PS3 even with the Xbox 360," reads the report, "which suggests that Sony could be on the verge of its long awaited comeback."

With regards to Nintendo, the stat-tracking ninjas at GamerMetrics predict another banner year for company thanks to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, and Wii Fit, but that the "Wii software lineup still lacks depth."

And gamers hoping for fewer sequels and more fun on the go may be sad to learn that established franchises will continue to dominate and there will be a "relative lull for DS and PSP" games in 2008, says the report.

There's always next year...
 

Turok Demo Impressions

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340w ago - If you've just been aching to get your hands on Propaganda Game's upcoming Turok title, the wait is finally over. Even though the game doesn't ship until February 5th, a demo of the game is available in the latest issue of the Official Xbox Magazine.

This game is not necessarily a sequel but rather a reboot of a franchise that was desperately in need of some fresh innovation, and hopefully Propaganda games will end up delivering.

In the game you play as Joseph Turok, a member of the FNG military unit that has been sent to another planet in search of a war criminal. As luck would have it, the planet happens to be infested with dinosaurs.

The demo begins with you and your fellow squad mate Slade as you traverse your way through a dark system of caves, and it doesn't take very long for a multitude of beautifully animated Raptors hurl themselves upon you. One of the things that the game's developer Propaganda, has stressed is their focus on the more primal side of Turok.

This involves taking down dinosaurs with your bare hands, and it actually proves to be more effective than using weapons. You equip the knife by pressing down on the directional pad, and pulling the right trigger will allow Turok to wrestle and stab the beasts into submission. If things go awry and you...
 
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