Sony's sceKermit Driver Surfaces via PSP Emulator on PS Vita

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107w ago - Following up on his previous PS Vita developments, today PlayStation Vita hacker Davee reports that he has discovered Sony's sceKermit driver which is a communication interface for the included PSP emulator.

To quote from his blog (linked above): "Turns out he's not just a green frog! So, I've been throwing this word around recently and it's probably about time I explain. Kermit, either a protocol or perhaps a funny name (see KIRK/SPOCK) is a communication interface for the PSP emu. Specifically it allows the PSP to talk to the host.

Now, I can tell there aren't as many developers here, so I'll try to simplify for the curious minds but this stuff is pretty complicated. I'll only explain the API in detail as the lower level still need a little bit of clearing up, but here goes.

Ok, Kermit is here so that the emu can communicate to the host to share resources and other vitality. Perhaps the primary reason is that of hardware; the PSP emu is excluded from many hardware devices. So kermit sets in and allows the system to talk to the vita in order to use the hardware. Blabbering aside, this is the hardware that kermit seems to be responsible for:

  • Memory...

 

Sony European PSN Game Store Updates for March 28, 2012

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107w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team has posted up this weeks European PSN Game Store updates today, as follows:

Another somewhat quiet week (now, now, this is an excuse to catch some sun) but I'm sure there's some new additions to hold the interest of a few of you.

The big retail release this week also seeing a release on the Store (on Friday) goes to EA with their release of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2013.

A few additions to the Neo Geo range have been added, including The King of Fighters '96, which I know from previous weeks has been asked about quite often.

Oh, I almost missed Arc the Lad II. Given the hype surrounding the first title I'm only certain a lot of gamers were itching for the next game. Well, here it is!

Battlefield 3 DLC has dropped. Yesterday, in fact! The new DLC allows those with a little less time to unlock some of the bonuses the easy way.

I should also mention Modern Warfare 3 Elite Drop 3 will happen tomorrow so keep an eye out for that if you are an Elite member.

Other notable DLC that you may care for is an extra episode for that there crazy game Asura's Wrath. This is an extra episode with a more traditional animé look and the same level of madness.

Don't forget to check...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for March 27, 2012

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107w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:

It's the final week of Spring Fever, but we're closing out with the fan favorite indie game: Closure!

Winner of several awards from the Independent Games Festival, to the Indie Games Challenge and more; you won't want to miss out on this uniquely engaging adventure where the only things that exist are what you can see.

Featuring 100 puzzles, an award-winning soundtrack and hand-drawn art; Closure captures the spirit of PlayStation Network by offering a game experience you can't find anywhere else and independently self-published by the developer.

You'll also want to get in on this week's Spring Fever Franchise Sale on a ton of content from the Tom Clancy series! Download the classics including titles from the Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, and Rainbow 6 franchises. Up to 75% off for a limited time only.

Other great new games hitting the PlayStation Store today include PS3 Full Game FIFA 2012, and new PS Vita games Supremacy MMA. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 fans may want to note that COD Elite members can access Drop 3: Overwatch starting 3/29 as well.

There's a fresh new app hitting PSN that photo and video nuts will want to download and try. Intoducing...
 

Sony Announces Dedicated Server Rentals Coming to PlayStation 3

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107w ago - Today EA Games Battlefield 3 Community Manager Ian Tornay has announced via Sony's blog that dedicated server rentals are coming to PlayStation 3 entertainment system users.

To quote: PlayStation 3 Battlefield 3 players will have a chance to make Battlefield history.

Starting today, we're going to offer PlayStation 3 players the opportunity to rent their own dedicated server. Your rules, your friends, your Battlefield.

Want to enable friendly fire? Done. Want to only allow spawning on your squad leader? Make it happen. Like health regeneration, but not 3D spotting? You get the idea.

Your server, your rules. And if you want to keep things exclusive put a "bouncer" out front; give your friends VIP status so they can cut to the front of the queue when joining, or keep unwanted players out by banning them.

Whether you're using it as your favorite place to play ranked matches with your friends or as a staging ground to practice new tactics and strategies, you can't go wrong. You'll be able to rent servers for periods of one day (€1.49), seven days (€6.99), 30 days (€24.99), or 90 days (€59.99).

The demand to be among the first PlayStation players to rent a Battlefield server will doubtlessly be huge. However, in order to ensure...
 

Sony Unveils PlayStation Plus April 2012 Exclusive Content Preview

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107w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with a preview of the PlayStation Plus exclusive content for April 2012, which includes free Shank 2 and Shift 2 Unleashed and Ghost Recon Future Soldier Beta!

To quote: This April, we're preparing some great offers for PlayStation Plus that will make you think twice about going outside.

For starters, we're happy to announce the free games coming in April to Plus: PSN Game Shank 2 and PS3 Full Game Shift 2 Unleashed! You'll be able to get these titles free in Plus starting on April 3rd and throughout the month of April.

In addition, we've also got more free content including PSone Classic Silent Hill, PS minis Cananbalt, Farm Frenzy 2 and Mystic Garden, as well as PSN Game Frogger Returns.

Free games aren't the only benefit to Plus. Last month saw the exclusive early access to the much-anticipated PSN game Journey. This month, you'll be the first to try out Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier Beta!

Hefty discounts on the games you care about are always a part of Plus, and April will bring more discounts on content...
 







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