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PS3 Six USB Port Mod video out!

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352w ago - Not long ago we all saw the PS3 Rear USB Port Mod Video, and today MacSolidWorks is back with his latest creation- a (6) USB Port Mod (4 front and 2 rear) for PS3!

To quote: My PS3 now boasts six (6) fully functional USB ports, the original four in front, and two (2) in the rear. We used the facilities of Dominion Lasercom's R&D lab for our work location as this is a seriously complex (and frightening) mod.

Since their are no schematics or plans anywhere on the net to do this, we had a-lot of head scratching and hurdles to deal with, but in the end it worked out very well as you can see.





Basically what we've done is cut the data path from the internal USB controller chip on the PS3 to the #4 USB port (the one closest to the center).

We then wired the upstream connection on the "external" hub to the PS3's data output on those traces, thus tricking the PS3 into thinking there's a regular four port hub plugged into the front.

After that, we wired a downstream cable from the "external" hub back to the PS3's front USB port.

To activate the two rear USB ports we simply ran 2 pairs of data lines from the "external" hub.

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New Gran Turismo 5 Prologue videos available!

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352w ago - Two videos have been released for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.

Below is the Volkswagen Race Gameplay, followed by the Spinout Trailer.

Enjoy!

GDC 2008: Volkswagen Race Gameplay:





Hit the track running with these super fast compacts!

Spinout Trailer:





Burn some rubber and cut the wheel, but avoid oncoming cars!
 

Overlord: Raising Hell coming to PS3

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353w ago - Codemasters revealed today that the Overlord series (previously only available on Xbox 360 and PC) is coming to the PS3 and is expected for release this Summer.

The PS3 version will feature the full Xbox 360 Overlord game released last year, plus all of the downloadable content that has been released to date.

To quote: "Use the Minions tactically and they'll always be on hand, ready to sacrifice themselves just to save the Overlord's illustrious arse", says Codemasters.

"Summer" is as specific a release date as Codemasters offers at the moment. One of the first PS3 screens is below:
 

LittleBigPlanet potentially Sony's biggest game of 2008, demo unlikely

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353w ago - Sony's senior product manager Nick Robinson has said that "LittleBigPlanet is potentially our biggest Blu-ray release of 2008. We definitely see it as a triple-A Blu-ray release and will be a full price product."

He also confirmed plans for an open beta for the game before release that will focus on the creation and sharing aspects of the game. Robinson said that he is unsure if there will be a demo of the game.

To quote: "It's not like you will get to play the full game early," he said. "It will focus on the create and share side of things. The potential for people to break the game is amazing."

However, it looks unlikely that we'll see a demo of the game. "I'm not sure," Robinson said when asked. "How do you do a Little Big Planet demo? If we put up a level people will just finish it."

He added: "You can't sum it up in a press release. And in some respects you can't sum it up in trailers."
 

Sony release wipEout HD fact sheet

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353w ago - Sony have released a fact sheet for wipEout HD. The game will be single player or 2 to 8 players via wireless multiplayer, and be full 1080p running at 60 fps. The game also supports 'Custom Play lists': playback your own music using play lists created in the PS3 XMB.

DLC will also be made available, including extra teams and ships, extra tracks and additional events for the race campaign mode.





wipEout® HD FACT SHEET

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (Studio Liverpool)
Platform: PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3â„¢) computer entertainment system
Genre: Action-Oriented Racing
Players: Single-player, 2 to 8 players via wireless multiplayer connectivity
Launch Date: TBA
Rating: "RP" for Rating Pending

OVERVIEW

Get ready to race at blazing speeds and experience adrenaline-filled, anti-gravity racing action in full-1080p High Definition (HD) running at a breathtaking 60-frames-per-second on PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3â„¢). Coming to the PLAYSTATION®Store soon, wipEout® HD is set to redefine anti-gravity combat racing.

Featuring a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of the wipEout® franchise, wipEout HD offers...
 
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