TDK Unveils New 320GB 10-Layer Blu-ray Disc in Development

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236w ago - TDK has recently unveiled a new 10-layer Blu-ray disc capable of 320GB of storage in development.

According to TDK, to quote: "It is possible to write and read data on and from the disc by using a blue-violet semiconductor laser with an oscillation wavelength of 405nm and an objective lens with a numerical aperture (NA) of 0.85, which are currently used for the Blu-ray disc."

This has been a trend in newer, higher-capacity Blu-Ray discs. Due to the proliferation of Internet connections everywhere and firmware being written to non-volatile (update-able) chips, it means that our PlayStation 3 consoles may simply be a firmware update away from reading these 10-layer behemoths of Blu-ray discs.
 

New Sony Chilean PS3 Ads Are Deemed Creepy and Distasteful

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237w ago - Today several Web sites are reporting news of a recent Sony Chilean PS3 ad campaign that is being called both creepy and distasteful.

The ads depict both a modern gamer giving a blood transfusion to Nazi officer Erwin Rommel and giving a heart transplant to Joan of Arc.

To quote: "While things are approving around the world in terms of Sony ads, Chile seems to be a bit behind. They have two of the scariest and creepiest Sony ads ever created.

One showing a blood transfusion of a hip young man with a Nazi and the second is apparently a heart transplant of some sort during the medieval times.

The message these are trying to convey isn't clear, but if I saw these in a magazine I'd wonder what exactly Sony is trying to tell me."
 

PSP Game Decrypter - Play New Games on Old PSP Firmware

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237w ago - According to French site PSPGen (linked above), Yoshihiro has made available a PSP Game Decrypter which allows users to run new PSP games on older PSP Firmware.

Prior to this, without a new PSP Custom Firmware update available those unwilling to upgrade their official PSP Firmware have been locked out of playing a lot of the new PSP games.

Yoshihiro was reportedly able to successfully play MotorStorm: Arctic Edge on 5.03GEN (PSP-3000 and PSP-2000 v3) and 5.50GEN (PSP-2000 and PSP-1000).

Download: PSP Game Decrypter

To quote, roughly translated: Today, Yoshihiro presents a tool that will please all the players in the community: Game Decrypter, which will allow owners of games requiring firmware 5.55 can play on Custom Firmwares 5.50GEN-B and 5.03GEN.

To do this, you will get the file EBOOT.BIN an ISO that you created with the utility UMDGen.

Most games asking the 5.55 can be treated with this tool. Some games (list available soon) will be impervious to manipulation, they require a patch to the image of him created...
 

Video: TGS 2009 - New Final Fantasy XIII Trailer Revealed

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237w ago - Square Enix have been running a 3-day countdown on Final Fantasy XIII's official site with the promise of publicly unveiling the new Final Fantasy XIII trailer shown in private at this years TGS.

That countdown has just finished revealing a brand new trailer (below) for all of you to enjoy.

To quote: Visit the official site and select trailer 3 under the trailer section to view it in full. The trailer has also been sent out to major gaming websites with the instructions to post it after the official site.

The trailer has also been added to the Japanese PlayStation Store in full 1080p.




 

Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles Introduces Two New Characters

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238w ago - Capcom revealed in this year's Tokyo Game Show two new characters that will be appearing in Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles that is due to come out late November.

To quote: Hidalgo, a South American drug lord and Manuela, a mysterious girl will be the key characters in Leon's special mission in South America.

It's been said that these characters will play a big role in that scenario.

We'll have to wait until we get the final build of the game.

For now, check out an image taken by GameWatch during Capcom's conference.
 







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