227w ago - Today Team HyperX presents IXtreme 1.6 Firmware for Liteon 83850c drives for XBox 360 owners.
From the NFO File: Happy third anniversary for the Xbox 360 fw and despite all attempts we are still here, flashing fw, after several ban waves and several drives including the mighty LITEON we have triumphed!
It is a testiment to all involved on how far we have come and the massive teamwork it has required. Thanks go to all involved and here's to the next three years!
At the moment the only way to get your key data is through the foundmy.com method. At this time we have no alternative solution. Props to foundmy for providing a solution. Team HyperX will keep working to find a alternative solution!
• Added Support for LiteOn 83850c Drives.
• Strict Wave 3 compliance! hybrid (modified disks) will not boot!
• Strict drive speed compliance - 12x only for game discs!
• Support for SS V2!
• Integrated 0800 for game dumping including SS v2!
• Full support for all known game exceptions! eg ddr etc!
• One shot boot mode! - allows a one off boot of gamedisc without -stealth/partition...
230w ago - A previously unpublished video originally intended to play alongside the end credits has been released by Monolith.
In his blog, Monolith developer Daryl Affleck has shown off a video of the end credit sequence featuring Snake Fist.
The video was put together while the game was going through testing and primarily features Armacham Technology Corporation research scientist Terry 'Snake Fist' Halford. Affleck explains that the sequence was dropped because:
... this comical approach would have soured the serious tone of the surprise ending of FEAR 2.
Snake Fist is a key character in the game who guides Beckett through the Armacham complex and provides him with the Type-12 Energy Weapon Prototype and information on how to destroy Alma.
The video has now seen the light of day as 'a worthwhile tribute to the brains behind Armacham.'
If you like the Snake Fist song, you can download it here.
230w ago - Version 4.1 of the System Menu for the Nintendo Wii was released on July 3rd, 2009 in Japan, and now it's available in America and Europe.
Apparently, there is a bugfix whereby if a VC/WiiWare game is played from SD, and then Wii Sports Resort is played, it forces you to watch the motionplus tutorial, although it was meant to be only watched once, on the first run.
Wiimpersonator log - what is "HCCJ"?
HCCJ is a japan exclusive channel. Someone else can explain what, I don't want to look through my logs.
Apparently named "Set Personal Data" from what I can see, and is a hidden channel.
Nothing has been broken with this update, bannerbomb works fine, using the hackmii installer to install the likes of the HBC is fine, so no need to worry.
232w ago - Nintendo released a Wii Firmware update, version 4.1 today in Japan.
A bug fix to Wii Sports Resort, in which after playing a WiiWare/VC game off the SD card, and then playing Wii Sports Resort afterward, you would be forced to watch the how-to Wii Motion Plus video that normally plays only once on the initial play of Wii Sports Resort.
The usual warnings apply, updating is not recommended until more information is known about its effects on homebrew.
Bannerbomb is still working! You may check updates via Wiimposter Logs.
Version 4.1 of the System Menu was built on June 24th, 2009 and released on July 3rd, 2009.