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PlayStation Home: LOOT Store Opens with Cabin Boy!

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205w ago - SCEE Home Community Lead Alex Weekes has announced today that the PlayStation Home LOOT Store is opening with Cabin Boy!

To quote: We're updating the Shopping Centre this week, as LOOT move in with their own store. Replacing the Diesel store, the LOOT store is a massive vault where you'll be able to pick up everything LOOT related.

Launching concurrently with the new store is LOOT's arcade game Cabin Boy, which can be added to any personal space. Even better, the furniture piece is now available in two styles to choose from!

Cabin Boy challenges you to a retro game involving juggling multiple tasks - such as catching fish - to post the highest score you can. And keep an eye out for more to come soon!

Also available in PlayStation Home this week is a new hairstyle from Lockwood. For furnishing your apartment there's a pair of wonderfully detailed Sun and Earth lamps. From Sodium there's new teleporter pads that you can place in your personal space to get from one side to the other faster than ever before.

Looking for something new to decorate your personal space and a fan of Street Fighter 4? Good news this week, then, as the Street Fighter 4 statuettes have arrived! There's a huge collection of characters to choose from - or collect them...
 

Sony Details DC Universe Online Pre-Orders, Beta Testing Opens

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215w ago - Today Sony European Product Manager Elliott Linger has detailed DC Universe Online PS3 pre-orders while the video game's official [Register or Login to view links] page announces [Register or Login to view links] officially opens.

To quote: We have some awesome new info for you on DC Universe Online - the incoming MMO title for PS3 and PC. Check out the below:

Get exclusive in-game weapons packs, DC Comics Issue #0 DCUO comic book AND the ability to play exclusively as Batman in a 2-on-2 arena battle! How? Pre-order DC Universe Online for PlayStation 3 and PC now!

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced an offer that will light up the world of gaming faster than a well-aimed Bat-Signal: a cache of exclusive in-game weapons, a comic book and the exclusive ability to play as Batman for fans who pre-order the forthcoming DC Universe Online for PlayStation 3 and PC.

The eagerly-awaited title, which combines the in-depth involvement of Massively Mulitplayer Online gaming with the stunning action and physics of the PS3, will let players step into the world of the DC Universe alongside its most powerful heroes, most devious villains and thousands of other players when it arrives this autumn....
 

Video: The Tester Season 2 Casting Opens Up for PS3 Fan Voting

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216w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has announced that The Tester Season 2 casting opens up for PS3 fan voting in the community today.

To quote: We're only three weeks into our open casting for the second season of PlayStation Network's original competitive reality series, The Tester.

By now, you should have created a [Register or Login to view links], complete with videos and pictures, for a chance to compete on the series to win a job as an official PlayStation game tester.

Not interested in being a contestant? Well, you can still take part in the action by voting for your favorite casting submission. Remember, one lucky gamer gets voted onto the cast by you!





Beginning today, the online casting contest kicks off and invites the entire PlayStation community to [Register or Login to view links] for their favorite contender. For all of you contenders, it's time to push your friends, family and friends of friends to vote for you at [Register or Login to view links]!

Round 1 voting ends on Friday, July 16th, which also means you still have 10 days to set up your profile, [Register or Login to view links]
 

GeoHot Resumes Sony PS3 Hacking, Opens PS3 Hacks Blog

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244w ago - This weekend GeoHot, the hacker responsible for several Apple iPhone hacks, has returned to Sony PS3 hacking after his initial announcement a few months back and has opened a PS3 hacks blog (linked above).

He recently made this [Register or Login to view links]:

"I just pulled everything from the USB bus... [Register or Login to view links] the Cell processor SPI bus, PS3 is going down :-)"

These are the latest posts on his new PS3 hacks blog:

Cell SPI

The Cell processor has an SPI port which is used to configure the chip on startup. Well documented [Register or Login to view links]. It also allows hypervisor level MMIO registers to be accessed. In the PS3, the south bridge sets up the cell, and the traces connecting them are on the bottom layer of the board. Cut them and stick an FPGA between.

Quick theoretical attack. Set an SPU's user memory region to overlap with the current HTAB. Change the HTAB to allow read/write to the hypervisor! If that works it's full compromise...
 

Club Fight Night Opens Its Doors in Home EA Sports Complex

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267w ago - Club Fight Night is now open! The club features content pulled directly from the FIGHT NIGHT Round 4 like the main room, stage and a full sized boxing ring.

The seats and chairs have been replaced with plenty of club type seating, including a VIP booth with a DJ table.

Press Release: July 16, 2009 - Club Fight Night will also features a new robot boxing game, where for the first time you will be able to go toe-to-toe with someone on PlayStation Home, which will be available shortly after launch.

The action takes place between two giant mechanical robots at the center of the ring. Time your punches and go for the other robot's weak spots. The game's simple controls allow everyone to jump in and have some fun. Winners will also be treated to some exclusive virtual items only available to players who have shown the ability to master this game!

In addition, the Club Fight Night space includes a main room, stage, VIP booth with a DJ table to go along with the boxing ring. The DJ table serves as the center point for a new Club DJ game and gives gamers a turn to "spin the wheels" and entertain the crowd.

In a stylish environment based on a venue pulled straight from the hit PLAYSTATION 3 game Fight Night Round 4, players take control of the mixing board and pump...
 
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