122w ago - Today Sony has reported that their DADC UK distribution warehouse in north London was engulfed in flames as violence in the capital continued for a third night.
Below is some video footage courtesy of CoolChrisVilla via YouTube, and although this isn't really PS3 news per se, it will definitely impact the gaming side of Sony's empire in the UK.
To quote: The music industry has become the latest victim of the riots ripping through London after a 20,000 sq metre distribution warehouse owned by Sony was burnt to the ground by rioters, destroying vast quantities of stock.
“We can confirm that the Sony DADC UK distribution centre in Enfield has been damaged by a fire which was reported around 11:30pm, 8th August. There have been no injuries to employees,” Sony said in a statement.
“The fire is under control but can be described as ‘smouldering’, consequently no one can enter the facility. Therefore at this time we are unable to confirm the extent of the damage or the cause until the fire is fully extinguished and a full investigation can be carried out by authorities.”
The Digital Audio Disc Corporation centre is the group’s sole distribution base in the UK. The impact however will be felt beyond Sony operations as the...
131w ago - Similar to other recent PlayStation 3 titles, a Duke Nukem Forever v1.01 patch update (28.13MB) is now available from Sony for PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) users making it the next 03.5000 update for a 03.6000 title.
For those curious, the game's TITLE_ID is BLES-01147 with the patch version 01.01 entitled Duke Nukem Forever Additional Content
Finally, multiMAN PS3 back-up users can download the latest game update patch from within the application, then simply put it on a USB drive and select install via 'Install Packages' and the .SFO file will automatically be changed as outlined below:
1. Insert Disc in PS3
2. Start Multiman
3. Highlight Duke Nukem and press Triangle
4. Select UPDATE
5. Save the file [28MBish]
6. Exit to XMB
7. Install update via PACKAGE INSTALLER
8. Boot Game via MM allowing...
132w ago - SCEE's James Gallagher has shared an interview today with Randy Pitchford of Gearbox Software on the upcoming PS3 version of Duke Nukem Forever.
To quote: "It's like shaking hands with Bigfoot or riding the Loch Ness monster," said Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford when talking about finally releasing Duke Nukem Forever.
Look up the term 'vaporware' and Duke Nukem Forever will likely be used as an example, but it's real and it's coming to U.S. PS3s in less than two weeks. I caught up with Randy to ask why you should always bet on Duke.
Duke is an all-American hero with the Stars and Stripes featuring heavily in the game's art style, but characters like that haven't always been so popular internationally. Why is Duke an exception?
It's because Duke is a caricature of all that - it's silly! Duke Nukem takes place 12 years after Duke saved the world and he has leveraged that to live like a king. He's walked on the moon, climbed Everest... he's done it all.
The only thing bothering him is that they were supposed to make a video game about him saving the world and it has taken 12 years for them to finish it. I think it's that angle that makes it work internationally because we parody...
138w ago - Gearbox Software President, CEO and co-founder Randy Pitchford has revealed some details on the long-awaited Duke Nukem Forever PS3 game alongside sharing Duke's PlayStation roots.
To quote: Not so long ago, the whole of gaming faced a terrible evil - a threat so grave that few knew of its true scope, a threat so intense that even fewer were capable fighting back.
The greatest video game hero - Duke Nukem, our King- was on the verge of being lost forever.
A world without Duke Nukem wasn't something I even wanted to consider. I know that because of my history with Duke that I'm not objective about it, but I also know I'm not the only one.
In the interests of full disclosure, long before Gearbox was founded, long before we developed our games for Half-Life, long before we created new brands including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, it was working with Duke Nukem at 3D Realms (with Gearbox co-founder Brian Martel) that launched my professional career as a game maker.
That's why, when bad things started to happen and the future of Duke Nukem Forever was hanging in the balance, Gearbox got involved. How could we let Duke die? The world needs Duke Nukem. Duke Nukem is the...
To quote: As you may know if you’ve been following my progress, last week I took a short break from Wi-Fi Sync to look at the PS3 and how it works behind the scenes. The PS3 homebrew scene is currently at a point where you can install userland packages, such as FTPDs and SNES emulators, but you still don’t have any access to the hypervisor or GameOS kernel. It’s still very much a closed system.
As an iPhone developer with an app on Cydia, I can see great potential within the PS3. It’s crying out for a decent package manager, but you need OS-level access to do that effectively. Unlocking the PS3 in this way has other benefits too; the system can effectively be modified in any way you wish.
So today I’m releasing three tools which open the PS3’s hypervisor (lv1) and GameOS (lv2) to full read/write access from packaged userland applications. These tools...