132w ago - Update: CodeTwink has confirmed that PS3 Firmware update version 3.55 blocked access to lv2 kernel "execute" access, however, if you can patch back in a method to lv1_write_htab_entry, you can re-enable this area.
Today Sony Network Operations Americas VP Eric Lempel has announced that PS3 Firmware update v3.55 has arrived and simply adds a security patch.
132w ago - Today another Gran Turismo 5 PS3 update has arrived, with the v1.03 patch weighing in at 149MB in size.
According to GTPlanet.net (linked above), the update includes an option for mechanical damage added to the settings for online races.
To quote: As can be seen in the online “My Lounge” options for an online race, a new “Mechanical Damage” setting is available for the event with three settings, as described by the scrolling information bar on the bottom of the screen:
None – No mechanical damage.
Light – Mechanical parts can be damaged, but will “automatically be repaired after a short time has passed.”
Heavy – Mechanical damage will be more severe, and can only be repaired by making a pit stop. Damaged parts will be indicated with on-screen icons.
I just downloaded it and can confirm it does add mechanical damage to online races.
132w ago - Update #2: Now zAxisreports that the news of the PS3 Master Key was not legitimate after all.
Update: graf_chokolo has now confirmed he found the PS3 Master Key, and plans to release it publicly after PSGrade is updated with it and is spread!
Today Estx on xorloser's blog (linked above) has announced that he has uncovered the PS3 Master Key and will post it shortly, however, some users including phiren believe it is really the Device Key and are awaiting more details.
Below are some comment and code excerpts, as follows:
Estx: I’ve found the Masterkey from bruteforcing dumps from my system.
Took 27 minutes, over 8,100,000 possible keys. Lol – could’ve waited but ah well.
If anyone is interested in doing the same, you can find it on 3.41.
for(int i = 0; i < list.length; i++)
An English patch of the officially released Tales of Graces F PS3 Demo. Currently requires a PS3 with firmware 3.41, a USB key or harddrive with ~450mb of free space, and a jailbreak device with a payload that supports peek/poke installed (we do not support the PSJailbreak dongle).
1. Download the r3volition patcher package, here.
2. Download the Tales of Graces F Demo package, here.
Skip this step if the demo is already installed on your PS3, or if you wish the PS3 to automatically download the demo for you.
3. Place the packages on your USB stick or drive.
4. Boot your PS3 with the exploit, and use the package installer in the Games menu to install r3volution.pkg
133w ago - US Producer Josh Miller has shared a video and news of a new PS3 patch and DLC information on The Fight: Lights Out today for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: Today we're bringing you the first update to the game. This update resolves several small issues reported by players and includes the ability to make your fighter transparent in order to get a better view of your opponent.
If that weren't enough, you will now be able to use all of the boss characters as well as the main man, Duke, to use in both online and offline multiplayer modes as part of the Duke DLC pack.
The patch will soon be available to download when you start up the game and the Duke DLC will be available from PlayStation Store in December.
The Fight: Lights Out is a brand new type of fighting game. It puts your moves and your actions directly into the game, with an unprecedented level of freedom. Your own skill is the only limit.
But as with all great new things, there is, of course, some great new rules and details to learn. Freedom is better when you know what to do with it, so we've put together these little bonus tutorials to help everyone get to grips with this wholly new way to play fighting games.