Confirmed: PlayStation Store Redesign Coming In April

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319w ago - The PlayStation Store will be receiving a makeover this April, according to SCEA's director of product development John Hight.

Hight notes that numerous changes will be made to the client interface of the store, based largely on customer feedback. Expect a more clean-cut, simplified look.

We give them a lot of feedback based on how our customers are reacting to things, and I think you will see a pretty big change in the PlayStation Network in the early part of April, where we roll out some new interface stuff largely based on customer feedback.

Simplification, cutting down on the number of mouse clicks, making it easier to find stuff that you want to find... that's kind of an outgrowth of us having more content now, so we have to make sure that you can get at it easily.

On a side note, Hight mentioned that we could see Japanese PSOne titles on PSN in the near future, similar to how Nintendo offers foreign games through its Wii Virtual Console service.
 

Trucha Signer v0.2 for Wii released!

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320w ago - Courtesy of XT5, this program let you extracts files, replace files, and insert a "trucha signature" in a Wii disc partition, the source data could be an ISO image or just be read straight from a DVD drive (backup copies).

This program requieres the "common key" available in a
Keyset in the window registry (use the example Keyset
provide as a template and add keys on it).

Download: Trucha Signer v0.2

TODO:
-bugfix it
-add support for LG GDR drives (for read original medias)
-enable whole partition data replace
-verify TMDs and Tickets from the cert chain
-sign discs using custom private keys
-WAD support
-VC games/Channels support
 

PS3 Blu-ray Drive Pin-Out And Signal v0.1 released!

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335w ago - From the source linked above: GodzIvan strikes again (after releasing one wire diagrams to Pandorize PSP slim and fat), this time he uploaded a pin-out diagram along with signal info for the flat cable connecting the PS3 Blu-ray drive.

Download: PS3 Blu-ray Drive Pin-Out And Signal v0.1
 

Redesigned PSPs reportedly in stores now from $169

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345w ago - Sony announced in a press release on Wednesday that the newly updated PSP 2000 is in stores now from $169.

PSP "Slim" (or 2000 as it's officially called) in stores now
The revamped units, first unveiled at E3 2007, are 33 percent lighter and 19 percent slimmer than original models. HD video and audio out have been added in addition to optimized memory for reduced loading times.

"PSP sales have soared since we introduced the $169.99 price point in April, and that momentum will only continue with the launch of the newly designed PSP," said Jack Tretton, president of Sony Computer Entertainment of America amid criticisms that the handheld lacks compelling software.

The redesigned PSP comes in three models; Piano Black for $169, a Ceramic White Star Wars bundle for $199, and the Ice Silver Daxter Entertainment bundle for $199.

An estimated 23 million PSP units have been sold worldwide compared to 49 million DS units.
 







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