166w ago - Over the weekend more legal documents surfaced as part of an ongoing effort to extinguish the PS3 JailBreak, and today Examiner.com (linked above) reports that video games and interactive entertainment trade body UKIE welcomes Sony's swift action against PS3 JailBreak modchips.
To quote: SCEE reacted quickly to its becoming available, writing to the companies that advertised and stocked the Break device and advising them to desist in selling the illegal product.
Most companies that were contacted complied immediately and ceased to stock and to sell the product. Court orders were swiftly obtained against those companies that continued to sell the product and they have now also stopped selling the PS3 Break modchips.
UKIE's Director General, Michael Rawlinson, said, "Having our member, SCEE, respond so quickly to prevent the sale of illegal PS3 modification chips shows the commitment that the video games and interactive entertainment industry has to stamping out intellectual property theft.
Intellectual property theft is a hugely damaging crime both to the individuals whose creativity is stolen and to the businesses that make up Britain's video games and interactive...
167w ago - Many may recall the ZPack PS3 Backup System that ended up being fake, well today the PS3 ZPack name lives on in the form of the latest PS JailBreak PlayStation 3 modchip clone.
Below are the details from the official site (linked above) as follows:
PS3 ZPack is the world's only plug and play USB chipset. We are looking forward to seeing your inventive custom applications using our homebrew enabler.
PS3 ZPack F.A.Q.
Q: Is PS3 Zpack easy to install?
A: Yes, it is a plug and play solution. It takes 1 second to fully install, without modifying or opening your console.
Q: Does it permanently modify my console?
A: No of course not, once you unplug it from the usb port it is completely disabled.
Q: How do you install PS3 Zpack?
A: Please consult our downloads page for our instruction manual. We have done our best to make it as thorough as possible to answer all setup and troubleshooting issues.
Q: What is the warranty?
A: PS3 Zpack is sold with a 1 year warranty. All our resellers will take care of warranty issues.
According to the offical site (linked above), P3Hub went on sale yesterday across the globe and comes in two models- the P3Hub1 and the P3Hub2 with their features outlined below along with some pictures.
P3 HUB 1 / P3 Hub 2 Main Features:
• P3 HUB is basically used as a normal USB hub, which does not contain any unauthorized...
169w ago - Another day and another PS JailBreak PS3 modchip clones surfaces, with today's being labeled as USBBreak.
Those interested can check out their USBBreak User Manual PDF, and below are the PS3 modchip's features from the official site linked above.
USBBreak PS3 ModChip Features:
USBBreak, a revolutionary PS3 break dongle is available now! It perfectly breaks PS3 barriers and brings you a brand new PS3 game experience.
• Upgradeable hardware firmware thoroughly!
• Reading speed will be 2 times faster and it makes users to play more smoothly.
• Games can be copied and saved to internal or external hard disk, in this way, the expensive blue-ray driver and disc can be abandoned.
• Plug & play USB port, the installation will be finished in a few seconds.
• Homebrew software is supported.
• Simple and clear illustrations will guide you to install step by step.
• USBbreak is compatible with all fat and slim model.
169w ago - As if there wasn't enough PS JailBreak clones already, the EcliPS3 PS JailBreak clone PS3 modchip has surfaced today.
The official site (linked above) currently only offers minimal details and an EcliPS3 Manual on the PlayStation 3 USB device, as follows:
EcliPS3 PS3 ModChip Features:
• USB Plug & Play (easy to install)
• No need to open your console
• Supports firmware version 3.41 (and previous ones)
• GUI (Graphical User Interface)
• Compatible with FAT and SLIM PS3
• Supports every PS3 region (USA, JAP, PAL and KOR)
• Disables automatic updates on the PS3
• Execute backups to the internal PS3 HD or even to an external USB HD
• Execute backups in 2x, the same speed as the PS3 Blu-ray
• 100% updatable via PC