26w ago - Recently PlayStation Vita hacker SKFU acquired a PS Vita PDEL-1001 DevKit, and has made available details on the common application EBOOT paths alongside some theories on vulnerabilities via wololo as outlined below.
To quote: Following up to the news on SKFU (below), some additional information has been discovered with what could be the very first public glimpse at a developer model PlayStation Vita.
If you just currently read Wololo’s article about SKFU and his progress on Vita hacking then you would know there wasn’t a lot of confirmation on things, until now. It appears that SKFU has successfully got his hands on a PlayStation Dev Kit, and that might be how he made progress on his hacking research.
After some extensive research it was discovered (thanks to reader Maccle!) that he does indeed have a dev kit. SKFU posted a thread over at Assembler Games (assemblergames.com/forums/showthread.php?42700-PS-VITA-DevKit) trying to sell his dev kit for unknown reasons, however, giving out some surprising information.
“So, what might it be worth to collectors? A bit background information about PS VITA DevKits: The official SONY price for devkit models which are sent to third party developers is 1.900 Euros. There is no fix price for internal models...
26w ago - Sony's VP of Home Console and Handheld Platform Marketing John Koller has unveiled some exclusive Black Friday deals for PS3 and PS Vita fans today!
Below are the details, as follows:
As we've noted in the past few months, PlayStation stands for gamers. And because we stand with you, the PlayStation Nation, we want to offer you incredible deals on Black Friday to show our appreciation.
If you don't own PS Vita or PS3, now's the time. PlayStation platforms will be paired with the biggest and best franchises in gaming, proving once again that PlayStation is the best place to play.
PS Vita's game library is growing rapidly, and some of the biggest franchises in gaming are launching on the platform this holiday. In addition to the PlayStation Plus announcement providing an instant game collection for PS Vita, we are also celebrating the holidays with several incredible deals.
The Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified, and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes PS Vita bundles will be available for $199.99 (MSRP)* on Black Friday and Saturday only. Here are the details (check your local retailers for availability):
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Bundle $199.99 for Black Friday
26w ago - Playerthree Creative Director David Streek has introduced Chronovolt: a Steampunk Platformer for PS Vita today with a video trailer below!
To quote: Hi everyone. David from Playerthree here, to tell you about Chronovolt - our new PS Vita game debuting on the PlayStation Plus service next week.
Our aim with Chronovolt was to bring a challenging platform adventure to PS Vita, whilst making use of its unique touch interfaces and gyroscopic controls.
From the start, we had a steampunk theme in our heads that could allow us to create worlds and characters with strange machines and futuristic sources of energy. HG Wells' classic sci-fi novel, The Time Machine, was a definite source of inspiration.
A time manipulation concept not only allowed us to jump between very different settings, but was also a perfect fit for the Vita's touch controls, allowing players to manipulate time with their fingers.
On a technical level, we'd also been developing a 'rolling ball' engine to exploit the gyroscopic controls. It seemed a lot more fun than driving Wells' 'time sled' around and, besides, the Daleks had the whole coaster-based-time-travel area...
27w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this week's US PSN updates below, as follows:
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale ($59.99)
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a brawl on the PlayStation 3 system like nothing that has come before it. From Kratos to Sly Cooper, Sweet Tooth to PaRappa the Rapper, PlayStation characters from all over the gaming spectrum are brought together in a fighting adventure that's both easy to play, and hard to master.
The game plays out across static and interactive Sony themed environments, and features local multiplayer support as well as the ability to take the battle online for competitive multiplayer action.
ESRB: T - Teen
PS3 Full Games
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ($49.99)
WE ARE TEKKEN! Download the full TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 game! NOTE: This game's downloadable content is the same as the packaged version, and includes the online pass but none of the pre-order downloadable content.
ESRB: T - Teen // File Size: 17.1 GB
SingStar Digital ($0.00)
Battle it out with friends and family in SingStar, the ultimate competitive singing game featuring your favorite artists' music and videos. Choose from thousands...
27w ago - Sony Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation Director Don Mesa has shared a video tour today of PlayStation Plus for PS Vita which officially arrives next week.
To quote: During Tokyo Game Show we announced that PlayStation Plus would be coming to PlayStation Vita in November. We are excited to reveal that PS Plus will be available on November 19th as part of the next PS Vita System Software Update (v2.00).
I teamed up with Ray Bautista, Product Manager of Digital Platforms Strategic Planning to give you a sneak peek at the Instant Game Collection for PS Vita and all of the benefits and features that PS Plus has to offer.
Today I'll walk you through some of the other new features you can look forward to with the system software update, including an email app, the ability to transfer content wirelessly between your PS Vita and PC, and enhancements to the web browser.
With the addition of PS Plus, and such a great lineup of exclusive games launching by this holiday, now is the perfect time to purchase a PS Vita.
As Ray mentioned, PS Plus will offer exclusive discounts and bonus features for both PS Vita and PlayStation 3 members. In addition to online storage for game saves,...