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Sony CEO Howard Stringer: PS3 Hackers Haven't Held Us Back

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155w ago - Today The Street (linked above) has interviewed Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer, who states that PS3 hackers have not held them back despite numerous PlayStation Network disruptions over the last year.

He believes that they were the victim of a sophisticated vendetta orchestrated by elements within the hacking community, stating it was a revenge attack, due to them going after a PS3 hacker who exploited the PlayStation 3 console. Below is an excerpt from the interview, to quote:

NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Sony (SNE) has bounced back from a wave of hacking attacks on its PlayStation business earlier this year, according to CEO Sir Howard Stringer, who says that digital assaults are an occupational hazard for major firms.

“The press was on us for four days until somebody else got hacked and everyone realized that hacking is a fact of life,” he said, during a briefing event organized by The Wall Street Journal. “We took it on the chin over and over again - the problem that we have is that we were alone out there, so nobody had anything else to write about that month.”

Sony’s security travails certainly grabbed plenty of headlines. In May, the company confirmed that it was the victim of a massive denial-of-service attack, likely timed to coincide...
 

Showtime PS3 Media Player Repack v3.3.223 Update is Available

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155w ago - Following up on his recent v3.3.205 and v3.3.209 updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Redsquirrel87 has made available version 3.3.223 of the unofficial Showtime PS3 Media Player Repack with the following changes:

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PS3 Showtime Media Player Repack v3.3.223 Changelog:

  • Merge pull request #52 from alexandrezia/fixThumbnailFromBlobCache
  • Correctly initialize leaf routes in http server
  • glw: Add touch velocity
  • Drop ancient docs
  • glw: Add (initial) support for touch pads
  • Remove dead code
  • Merge pull request #51 from tomodachi/master
  • Fix thumbnail retrieval from blobCache, in thumbnail navigation
  • fixed build for gcc ver 4.6.1
  • Fix video thumbnails
  • glwtheme: Update list2 view a bit
  • glw: Workaround crazyness when focus code invokes itself
  • glw: add...

 

Showtime PS3 Media Player Repack v3.3.203 Update is Available

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156w ago - PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Redsquirrel87 has updated the unofficial Showtime PS3 Media Player Repack to version 3.3.203 today, with the changes outlined below as follows:

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PS3 Showtime Media Player Repack v3.3.203 Changelog:

  • theme: Various cosmetical fixes in the settings view
  • glw: Fix focus bug
  • text rendering: Adjust shadow displacement based on font size
  • theme: Reduce vectors in scalars where possible
  • theme: Clip on/off button at border
  • glw: clip widget: Allow clipping at bounding box
  • glw: Account for padding when drawing text cursor
  • Update language files from source code
  • Update Bulgarian translation
  • Drop support for pixmaps as properties
  • Update italian translation



 

Video: Hitman: Absolution on PS3 Shows Stealth and Combat

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156w ago - IO Interactive Community Manager Nick Price is here with a new video previewing Hitman: Absolution on PS3 that showcases both the Stealth and Combat features below.

To quote: [Register or Login to view links] has been on quite a ride with the first demo of Hitman: Absolution - touring the world with the code, showing it off to hundreds of thousands of excited people.

The response was so overwhelming, we decided to release the full playthrough a few weeks ago. And now, after having captured two of the most busy gentlemen on the team, we are following up with a new video to ensure everyone gets the full experience.

Join Game Director Tore Blystad and Gameplay Director Christian Elverdam as they take us all behind-the-scenes of the award-winning Hitman: Absolution, with a full 17-minute commentary version of the "Run For Your Life" playthrough.





The commentary will let you learn first-hand what it takes to create a living and breathing world. The aim is for the fans to gain new insight into the creation and ambition for the game and get a taste of what players can expect when they enter the mindset of the original assassin: Agent 47. We hope you will enjoy it!
 

Navi-X Showtime PS3 Media Player Plug-in Beta 1 is Released

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156w ago - Today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer facanferff has released another new plug-in called Navi-X for the popular Showtime PS3 Media Player with details below.

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To quote: Navi-X Features:

  • PLX feeds (the feeds of Navi-X)
  • OPML feeds
  • ATOM feeds
  • RSS feeds
  • Search (it popups when you select an item that says explicitly "Search ...")
  • Display information about the date of an item (e.g.: if it was uploaded today shows "New Today")
  • Debugging on Processor section (for developers)
  • Enable/Disable Background support
  • Logo from GPatel

Some processors that are confirmed to work completely (other processors may work too as well some of the below processors may have some exceptions):

  • ABC
  • BBC
  • CBS
  • Crackle TV
  • DivxStage
  • FilmTrailer
  • Fragg.me
  • G4TV
  • Gamespot
  • GameKings
  • Google Video
  • Megavideo
  • MovReel
  • NBC
  • NFL
  • PBS Kids
  • Syfy
  • Videofriender

Notes: Put the...
 
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