105w ago - Following up on the previous article and update for the 3.73 JailBreak, today Sony PlayStation 3 Hacker KaKaRoToKS has confirmed it is safe to update to PS3 Firmware 4.00 for those planning to use the exploit when it is released.
Below are some recent Tweets from him, as follows:
FYI, tested yesterday and the jailbreak still works on 4.0 so it's safe to upgrade (for those on 3.73)
Just got my progskeet today. Thanks uf6667 for sending it! It's so small!
Not much new to go on at the moment, but keep in mind the upcoming PlayStation 3 exploit will not enable PS3 backup managers such as multiMAN or Rogero as it does not include support for modifying Peek and Poke for lv1 and lv2 as outlined in the FAQ...
105w ago - Today Sony's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team has detailed the PS Plus updates that will be hitting the PSN store from December 7 to the 14th for subscribers, as follows:
December comes to end the year and a PlayStation Plus content refresh is in order. This update will take place on Wednesday, 7th December and you'll have the opportunity to grab all the current content until then.
This month we have Tomb Raider: Underworld as our main title included with your subscription. In an ancient ruin on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea, Lara Croft uncovers proof of the Norse underworld and Thor's mythical hammer.
As she attempts to unravel the secrets behind these myths, Lara's perilous journey leads her toward a forgotten power that, if unleashed, could lay waste to all civilization. Serious business, no?
Anyway, while you're raiding tombs in a low-cut top, make sure you also check out your other offers this month, including Cool Boarders for PSone, and your requisite minis. From the 14th December you'll also be able to grab a copy of Marvel Pinball from Zen Studios at no extra cost. If flippers are your thing and you like the game, we've also secured 50% off the first two DLC packs for you too.
105w ago - Following up on the previous report by Eurogamer, today Sony Computer Entertainment Senior VP Yoshio Matsumoto and Division 2 Software Development Head Muneki Shimada denied the report meaning there isn't a universal solution planned for making all PS3 games playable remotely on PS Vita.
To quote via Andriasang.com (linked above): "Freelance journalist Munechika Nishida conducted an interview with Sony's PlayStation Vita development staff for the latest installment of his "Random Tracking" series at Impress Watch.
He asked Sony Computer Entertainment Senior VP Yoshio Matsumoto and Division 2 Software Development Head Muneki Shimada about the reports.
"That information is mistaken," said Matsumoto. "The compatibility is achieved on the side of the PS3 game, just like normal."
Shimada agreed, saying that as with previous implementations of Remote Play, games will need API support."
105w ago - Sony PlayStation Community Manager MusterBuster is here with PS Access Episode 11 video footage today for fans below.
To quote: Time for some Friday fisticuffs now, as Access Episode 11 drops onto YouTube starring Soul Calibur V as Game of the Week.
In a thorough hands-on with Namco-Bandai's sidestepping brawler, the team try out the fresh-faced trio of newcomers that is Patroklos, Leixia and Natsu, plus get stabby with guest star Ezio Auditore. Don't worry - old favourites Mitsurugi and Voldo are given worryingly special attention too.
Elsewhere on the show, Access pays a visit to Special Effect - a gaming charity set up to help disabled gamers play the games they love by making custom-built controllers. Charity founder Dr. Mick Donegan gives us the lowdown on the work the organisation has already been doing, plus you can hear how Prime Minister David Cameron got thrashed by racing enthusiast Shaz Hossain.
Access also chats to trouble-happy twins James and Oliver Phelps - otherwise known as Fred and George Weasely from the Harry Potter movies - as we celebrate the launch of The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 on blu-ray. You'll never guess what James (or is it Oliver?) nominated for his favourite ever game. No really, you never will.
105w ago - Today Sony Senior Vice President of Sales Tim Bender has shared a new video featuring spokesman Kevin Butler introducing an exclusive Best Buy PlayStation 3D Display offer this holiday season.
To quote: We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and are excited for what's in store this holiday season.
As you know, the PlayStation 3D Display officially launched last week and our friends at Best Buy are offering a new promotion to celebrate. While supplies last, customers who purchase a 3D Display will be able to purchase a PS3 for only $100.
A fantastic offer for those wanting to experience 3D gaming and entertainment right out of the box.
Just in case you missed it on Sunday, the new promotion was announced in a new TV commercial that aired for the first time nationally during the Falcons/Viking football game and it features everyone's favorite executive Kevin Butler.