16w ago - Guerrilla Cambridge Senior Producer Mark Green outlined how to survive the Killzone: Mercenary Multiplayer PlayStation Vita Beta below today.
To quote: We're just a few weeks away from the launch of Killzone: Mercenary, but gamers won't have to wait that long to cut their teeth on Mercenary's impressive multiplayer suite.
The team here at Guerrilla Cambridge is expanding the multiplayer beta to give the servers a good test before Mercenary launches on September 10th in North America for PS Vita.
For North American users, the Open Beta for Killzone: Mercenary will be made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers on August 20th (after the Store update). Those of you who went out of your way to acquire special beta access vouchers - Perhaps through a certain promotion on PS Home? - will also be granted early access!
Then, on August 27th (after the Store update), the beta will open up further to become available to all North American PS Vita owners, coming to a close on September 3rd.
Surviving the Beta
Mercenary boasts a number of unique modes, innovative gameplay mechanics, and introduces a daily ranking system to make Mercenary the most advanced, addictive multiplayer experience on PS Vita.
16w ago - Sony PlayStation Betas Coordinator Alex Burrow announced today that the Ridge Racer Driftopia PS3 Beta is starting soon!
Below are the details to quote: Sign up here to have a chance to be one of the first players to get a glimpse of the drifting experience offered by Ridge Racer Driftopia and contribute to the game's optimisation by providing valuable feedback.
Ridge Racer Driftopia is the first ever free-to-play game based on the legendary franchise, and puts the series' signature drifting and arcade handling right at the heart of the experience with upgraded visuals that make every dust mote and gleaming fender shimmer with life.
In the game you will be challenged to shave seconds off each other's times as they tear up the streets and punch holes in solid concrete to reveal vital shortcuts. Beat other players' times to climb the global rankings, level up cars and earn booster cards to get that racing edge over the competition.
To get involved, please register your interest here.
This beta is available for selected participants from the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel,...
Here is a lightweight utility for your PS3 HDD raw backup, decryption needs, and other features. Right now it only supports slim PS3s.
It's written from scratch except for some ported code form naehrwert's PoC. If you have any feed back, please put it here.
Dumping raw images from external disks.
Image decryption is done in chunks to save memory.
Extracting file block tool. Allows user to dump specified parts of a file.
I'm not responsible in ANYWAY for what is done with this app.
This tool is only for testing. It's not a one-app-solution to recovering data from PS3 HDD yet.
Decryption for NAND will be added later.
If you want to mount GameOS or do on-the-fly enc/dec, linux offers that in it's "device mapper". (I didn't test it...
18w ago - Sony PlayStation Public Relations Manager Aram Jabbari revealed today that the Killzone: Mercenary MP Open Beta for PS Vita arrives in late August while the Closed Beta is live now.
To quote: We're excited to announce that the Killzone: Mercenary closed multiplayer beta (for which signups were held a short while ago and already concluded, if you're just tuning in now) is now LIVE. To those who got in, you should already have the necessary information to jump in and get going.
Note: If you received a multiplayer Beta voucher as part of the promotion via PlayStation Home, please note that your voucher is for the Open Beta in late August, not for the closed Beta launching today.
To those of you who didn't get in or are just hearing about this now, worry not: we're going to open the multiplayer beta right on up in late August - details will be coming really soon, so stay tuned.
And really, who doesn't like a good open beta? They're a bit draftier. They let in more natural light. Better for Agoraphobes and such.
Killzone: Mercenary hits shelves in North America on September 10th, 2013.
19w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer nokiajavi has released a homebrew application he calls JPS3 Visualizer (Beta) which allows users to inspect the contents of a PS3 HDD from numerous connection types via PC.
This application basically allows the display of PS3 games and applications you have installed on the hard drive, allowing it to display instead of the game code (BCES0009), the name of the game for PS3 in the language that we have chosen as long as the game will contain, besides will display an image of the game when you click on a folder.
Allows you to connect via FTP, SMB, LAN, SFTP, WEBDAV, HTTP, HTTPS, FILE (Folder on your system)
The markers used are stored, so it can be accessed easily and quickly.
Allows to calculate the size occupied by each game, which will be shown next to the name of the game.
Show the total installed games and the HDD size, free space and occupied space.
Also copy the filename of the game.
All data can be saved to speed up the display of games.