Age of Booty to Plunder PlayStation Network Soon

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289w ago - Per John Diamonon (Capcom) via PS Blog:

I'm glad to be back here with the PlayStation Posse and talk about a game that I'm looking forward to - Age of Booty. No, it's not an online dating game.

It's a casual, pirate-themed, online strategy game from some of the makers of Halo.

Actually, I consider this more of a multiplayer party game because it's really easy to play and allows for a lot of smack talk. Yarrr!





Here are more details:

• Release date: Soon (I'll confirm when I get a solid date)
• Price: Only $9.99!
• Trophies: No comment at this time.
• Add on content: Lots of free map packs in the future plus some cool expansions.
• Players: Up to 8 players online - You can play a 4 player local match then take the team online!
• Demo:Available a couple weeks after launch with online multiplayer matches!

Max Hoberman, one of the founders of the company that developed the game, has been kind enough to write this message to you, the PlayStation fans, and answer some of your questions (This is his time, so I probably won't answer your Capcom related questions for a couple days). Anyway, heeeeeeere's Max!

Hi everyone. My name...
 

Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty Blu-ray Cancelled in UK

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293w ago - Update: The Blu-ray will still be released in other European countries, but not the United Kingdom. Additionally, Insomniac Games' Community Manager James Stevenson has provided a reason at games forum NeoGAF.

"It's partially due to broadband penetration being strong in the UK, therefore it wasn't seen as needed". He also mentions that Ireland will receive Blu-ray copies at retail, if you're really craving for a hard copy.

A Sony Europe representative confirmed to BritishGaming.co.uk that Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty will no longer be heading to United Kingdom retail stores on a Blu-Ray disc.

The 3-4 hour epilogue was released on the Playstation Store on August 21st, but was initially announced for a full retail release on September 12th.

After noticing that no British stores had the game for pre-order, we contacted Sony and received this email:

"R&C: QFB won't be released in the UK on Blu-ray I'm afraid."

Quest for Booty is still available on Playstation Network for £9.99

About The Game
Developed by highly-acclaimed independent developer Insomniac Games, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty finds...
 

Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty uses 3.2GB not 2.3GB HDD Space

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296w ago - It looks as if PS3 owners better clear some more of their hard drives as Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty is actually 3.2GB and not 2.3GB as gaming Web sites previously reported.

To quote: As we reported yesterday, Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty hits PSN this Thursday with a Blu-ray release following in September. Look out for our review later in the week.

Better start making room on your hard drive PS3 gamers, Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty is actually 3.2GB and not 2.3GB as previously reported.

We had a bit of a shock when we went to download our review copy earlier today - the 3181MB download weighs in at around 30% larger than we had been expecting.

Just to clarify, we've downloaded the European version. It's possible that the US version may still weigh in at 2.3GB because of the increased language support needed for the EU release, but we've not yet had any official confirmation.
 

Flowchart: A PS3 Game's Flow of Execution; PS3's Base AIX!

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309w ago - As we promised earlier this week, we are going to explain a PS3 game's boot process, as well as explain why the PARAM.SFO is so important.

The Flowchart in the image attached below explains a PS3 game's startup procedure from insertion to its execution.

Most of it is self-explanatory upon viewing the chart, however, there are a few notes. Any Retail SELF on a Blu-ray disc is flagged so it can only be decrypted and executed from the disc, and nowhere else.

Furthermore, the PARAM.SFO is also of importance... Upon insertion, the PS3 reads the Title ID of the disc in the PARAM.SFO and inserts it into the DB. Once the game is executed and decrypted, the Title ID is checked yet again to make sure it matches. If it does not (think a disc swap), the PS3 will silently error, and return to XMB.

In a final note, our PS3 Devs have been digging through numerous documents and patents, and came to the conclusion that the PS3 uses AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) as a base! See Wikipedia for more details on the format.

Later this weekend, we will have more details and a video for those interested on how to run some PS3 games on a Debug/TEST PS3 from an SD card! As most are aware, PS3 games aren't designed to...
 

Eb0x EBOOT Extractor v1.0 for PSP released!

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310w ago - Bumuckl has released Eb0x, a simplistic file utility designed for the PSP that can extract graphic and data files from EBOOT archive files.

While there are similar applications capable of performing the same task on PC, Eb0x does all the work straight from your PSP.

Currently, supported formats for extraction include ICON0.PNG, PIC1.PNG, PARAM.SFO, and DATA.PSP files.

Download: Eb0x EBOOT Extractor v1.0 for PSP
 











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