317w ago - Although not confirmed just yet, it appears Spanish hackers (a friend of Glicer) have dumped the CycloWiz v3.0b Firmware via f10 Flasher/Programmer for the Wii. A roughly-translated Tutorial is also available along with the (6) Firmware file dumps below.
317w ago - We now have pictures of the Playstation 3 that Sony refused to repair under warranty because the unit was too dusty.
Sony originally claimed that the pictures would not be released without a subpoena, and that the dust presented a threat to their technician's health that could only be alleviated if our tipster paid $150.
After our posts, Sony abruptly reversed course and released the pictures to our tipster. Sony's letter, the pictures, and our poll below:
Thank you for contacting us regarding our Warranty policy as it pertains to the condition of your PLAYSTATION 3 console.
After consultation with legal counsel, SCEA has determined that the photographs of your console as returned to our service center are neither confidential nor private. Consequently, we may lawfully release these photographs to you. Because the photographs are not confidential, we may also release them to media who inquire about your recent Internet postings concerning the console.
Sr. Manager Technical Support, eService & Security
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Consumer Services Department
317w ago - Select K-Mart stores this week began to honor a 20 percent off coupon for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 hardware at brick and mortar locations.
Members of deal website Fatwallet.com this week confirmed that the coupon could apply to the latest Playstation hardware to provide a substantial discount to either the 40GB or 80GB SKU.
The coupon is a valid for one week between Nov. 11 and Nov. 17 on one item in the store.
The 40GB PS3, which features built-in Wi-Fi and a copy of Spider-Man 3 on Blu-ray disc, typically retails for $399. The 80GB version, which features limited backwards compatibility, is sold for $499.
Sony released the 40GB PS3 this month to spur sales at U.S. retail. The $399 option is the lowest-priced SKU to date and will likely attract buyers to the hardware and Blu-ray disc technology this holiday.
Sony last month said that losses caused by the PS3 game console may near $1 billion, an increase from a prior estimate of $876 million.
The company in Oct. recorded a 96.7 billion yen loss in the game division that was offset by a quarterly profit from strong electronics sales.
317w ago - I'm sure most of you heard the rumor that a popular franchise on Xbox Live Arcade would be receiving a sequel next week to celebrate the 100th XBLA release. The game which came into a lot of gamers minds was a Geometry Wars sequel.
We went straight to the source in Bizarre Creations "community and web lead" Ben Ward to see what his thoughts were on this rumor.
Not true I'm afraid. We are working on more Geometry Wars fun... but you won't be seeing it next week.
Yes, I wanted to see some new Geometry Wars action like everyone else but I guess Waves will still do for now.
317w ago - The initial build of the savegame software for use with the Memor 32 for PS2 has been released. This software gives Memor 32 owners the ability to manage PS2 savegames present on the card and from a PC. A video is also available below.