Sony to Ditch Cell Processor for PlayStation 4 (PS4) Console?

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112w ago - Following up on our previous article, today Kotaku (linked above) reports that according to inside sources Sony may be ditching the Cell Processor for the PlayStation 4 console.

Below are the details, to quote: "The PlayStation 4 will not use Sony's Cell processor nor any possible successor to the vaunted chipset that was introduced to the world through the PlayStation 3, gaming industry sources tell Kotaku.

What we're hearing from sources follow a Forbes rumor last week that chip-maker AMD would make the graphics chip for a PS4, a shift from the PS3's use of a graphics chip from AMD rival Nvidia.

The abandonment of the Cell architecture would thrill the many game developers who have struggled with the complex chipset, but it could also be viewed as the admission of a mistake.

Cell was the pet project of PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi, who dreamed that the chip- a "Power Processing Element" married to eight "Synergistic Processing Elements"- would make the PS3 the most impressive gaming console ever. He spoke of a home equipped with multiple devices that were powered by Cell, all of them linking to each other to increase the computational power driving any...
 

Sony PS4 Console in Development, AMD Building Graphics Tech?

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112w ago - A few months back Sony stated that PlayStation 4 is expected to arrive with rival next-generation consoles, and today Forbes.com reports that PS4 is in development with AMD rumored to be building the system's graphics technology.

To quote: "Sony is working on an as-yet-unannounced new gaming console, former AMD employees say, and the processor designer may play a key role in the new product.

AMD's graphics technology is already used in Microsoft's XBox 360 console. However, Sony's PlayStation 3 - introduced in 2006 - relies on graphics technology from Nvidia.

AMD declined to comment on the project. Sony Chief Transformation Officer George Bailey also declined to discuss Sony's new console, or even acknowledge its existence.

However, at AMD's analyst day last month, AMD Chief Financial Officer Thomas Seifert identified gaming as one of several trends that will drive revenue growth at AMD in 2012."


 

Sony Confirms Netflix is Coming to PlayStation Vita Console

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119w ago - Today SCEA Senior Vice President of Business Development Philip Rosenberg has officially confirmed that Netflix is coming to the PlayStation Vita handheld console.

To quote: As you may have heard during today's Sony Electronics press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, PlayStation and Netflix are teaming up again to bring tens of thousands of hours of movies and TV episodes from Netflix to the PS Vita for US customers.

The PlayStation 3 is of one the most popular devices for watching movies and TV shows streamed over the internet from Netflix.

Now all those movies and TV episodes can be watched on PS Vita's stunning high-def OLED front touch screen.

The addition of Netflix streaming to PS Vita's unique, powerful gameplay experiences gives users even more access and flexibility to the content they want, when they want it and where they want it.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we near the February 22nd launch of PS Vita!
 

PS3 Metldr / Per Console Key0 Update, LV0 Bootloader Decrypted?

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127w ago - A few weeks back details and payloads for Dumping PS3 Per Console Keys surfaced followed by news of a PS3 Metldr Exploit, and today PlayStation 3 developer xx404xx on IRC has shared his PS3 Metldr / Per Console Key0 findings thus far.

Included below are a PS3 EID Rootkey Dumper (SELF) which is loaded through lv2patcher, an EID Decrypter Script, the required EID Static Keys and more, as follows:

[xx404xx] lol wtf you can write to metldr!!!!!!
[xx404xx] 0x17014 - Write eEID/Write metldr Holy crap, it writes passed data to the region of FLASH memory where eEID or metldr data is stored !!! And GameOS is allowed to use this service !!! Do not experiment with this service if you don't know what it does or else your PS3 will not work anymore !!!
[xx404xx] http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/1617/newbitmapimage3en.png
[xx404xx] http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/5747/newbitmapimage3f.png I highly recommend...
 

Details and Payloads for Dumping PS3 Per Console Keys Surface

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130w ago - PlayStation 3 developers have been busy recently working on payloads for dumping the PS3 per console keys, as once the per_console_key_0 is obtained with full EID decryption dongles and burned BR-D's may be a thing of the past.

Below are details from sphinxkoma and the PS3 Wiki (ps3devwiki.com/index.php?title=Talk:Per_Console_Keys) on dumping the per_console_key_1 via Kaz... it's only a matter of time for per_console_key_0 which unlocks everything we need.

To quote: PS3 Per Console Keys

EID crypto is very complicated, it is done so on purpose. first of all EID0 isn't decrypted with one key, and one algorithm alone. it is decrypted in several parts which use different algos and keys. the keys are all derivations of a per console key (per_console_key_1) which is stored inside metldr and copied by it to sector 0 and never leaves isolation. that same key is a derivation of the per console key (per_console_key_0) used to encrypt metldr and the bl in the first place as well.

isoldr clears that key from sector 0 before jumping to the isolated module. but before doing so it encrypts it with another keyset and stores it in a buffer so that the isolated module can use the new crafted key. since the operation is AES, if you know that keyset you can decrypt...
 







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