122w ago - Today Egamer.co.za (linked above) reports that South African Police Service's Commercial Crime Unit, acting on behalf of complaints received from the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT), has raided and consequently arrested a PS3 JailBreaker residing in Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa along with seizing the PlayStation 3 piracy devices used to circumvent Sony's system protection.
Below is the official Press Release, to quote: PS3 JAILBREAK RAID AND ARREST
South Africa, 2ND August 2011, Johannesburg: The first PlayStation 3 jailbreak raid took place earlier today at a residential property in Parktown, Johannesburg. Jailbreak devices are used to circumvent the security features on PS3 consoles to facilitate the playing of pirated PS3 games.
The raid was conducted by the South African Police Service's Commercial Crime Unit, Johannesburg after receiving criminal complaints from the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT). The Police were assisted by the SARS Computer Forensics Lab.
Various state of the art computers, circumvention software packages, jailbreak USB devices, PS3 consoles and hard drives were seized. In addition fake PS2 games, original PS3 games, believed to be used as masters...
128w ago - SCEE Content Producer Simon Bramble has revealed a Q&A today for Tomb Raider PS3 dubbed Searching for Lara Croft.
To quote: Lara Croft is returning in a completely new Tomb Raider that takes the series in a grittier new direction.
I recently caught up with Noah Hughes, creative director Crystal Dynamics, to explore this new adventure.
How does it feel to be bringing Lara back in an all-new take on the Tomb Raider series?
Noah Hughes: It's an honor to be able to not only work with Lara Croft and Tomb Raider, but also to be able to reboot the franchise. I've been at developer Crystal Dynamics for a while now, and we've had the pleasure of making a few games starring Lara. We've learned a lot. To be able to distill everything we want to do with the franchise into an entirely fresh take is inspiring.
So it's a totally new direction for the series?
NH: It is. It's a reboot and not directly related to the timeline of Lara as such, but it will touch on familiar elements of her character. You'll see her grow into the hero figure that fans know and love.
Is it going to reference the events of past games at all?
NH: It starts a whole different timeline. There's...
139w ago - Sony Online Entertainment Senior Producer Wes Yanagi has posted details on the free DC Universe Online PS3 update today, which brings Two-Face and Bat Cave Raids.
To quote: To combat those lingering post-time-change blues, DC Universe Online is adding another free batch of new downloadable content that will introduce you to former Gotham City District Attorney-turned crime boss Harvey Dent (aka "Two-Face") in the sinister new installment.
Follow Dent into The Penguin's hideout to take out his smuggling operation... but you will never know if he is going to help or hinder your gameplay.
Also included in this update is the final part to the Batcave raid where you level 30 players (if you aren't at level 30 yet, hurry up and get there already) will be face-to-face with the caped crusader.
You'll even catch a guest appearance from sneaky trickster Mister Mxyzptlk! We're bringing content for players of all types, so if you're a solo player, duo champion, or veteran raider get ready to jump online!
The free "Heads or Tales" content update for DCUO includes:
• Two-Face Instance: Following Harvey Dent/Two-Face on a mission into The Penguin's hideout, players will aim to take out his latest smuggling operation....
187w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Chuck Lacson has announced today that ModNation Racers is getting some new PS3 DLC dubbed Air Raid even before the PlayStation 3 title officially launches!
To quote: In anticipation for our ModNation Racers release on May 25th, and to celebrate ModNation May, we are going to drop some free ModNation DLC before we even launch the game! So what DLC are we hooking you up with?
I'd like to introduce you to Air Raid! Get an AIRMEN CAP and FLIGHT JACKET to use on any one of your Mod creations!
Air Raid is a sweet Mod that drives an even sweeter Fighter Plane Kart. If you're lucky enough to get a voucher for this character, you don't just get to play as Air Raid, but you can get all the accessories that come with him to create your own "Ace" driver and slick Air Fighter-styled kart.
Pilot your Kart with a YOKE steering wheel or take aim with CROSS HAIR hood ornament. So the big question is, "How do I get a voucher, Chuck?"
We will be giving away a bunch of voucher codes in many different ways, and we will let you know which ones right here on the PlayStation.Blog.
The first site that is hooking you up is our friends at GameSpot!...
199w ago - Roughly three months ago Braid was released on PS3 via PSN, however, recently I contacted creator Jonathan Blow and asked him about a possible port of the game to PlayStation 3 Linux.
To quote: I've asked Jonathan whether or not a Linux port of the game was in the works, since I've seen him hint at that in old posts on his blog (January 2007 and August 2008). I'm glad to say that he reported that a Linux port of the game was indeed being developed. To quote:
"[..] one is in progress but hasn't quite been completed, but may eventually be released."
He also said that the porting is about 95% complete, but I don't know how much time it will take for the remaining 5% to be completed, so maybe it will soon be available, maybe not, but this is great hope for the Linux community!
I also spoke with him a little about Open Source, and I was pleasantly surprised to see him not completely reject the idea of open sourcing his game, but he said "it is not likely at this time", so although it is not likely to happen, it is maybe another...