143w ago - Just over a week ago PlayStation 3 hacker Mathieulh confirmed finding a PS3 3.56 Exploit, and today drizzthacks tweeted part of an IRC chat log where Mathieulh stated the following regarding PS3 Firmware 3.60 running homebrew code, as follows:
"[03:15] while you are insulting me like morons, I already have code running on 3.60, and I am laughing, and guess what ? I am happy I stopped sharing, you can hate me for it, I don't care."
He followed up with the following Tweets: To those planning on building a 3.56+ pup for whatever reason, the files attributes changed, the group and user ids for the files as well. The new 3.56+ values for tarballs are the following: owner_id, “0000764″ group_id, “0000764″ owner, “tetsu” group, “tetsu” ustar, “ustar”
You can use fix_tar to use those new values. Use with caution. By comparison, those are the pre-3.56 values. owner_id, “0001752″ group_id, “0001274″ owner, “pup_tool” group, “psnes” ustar, “ustar”
144w ago - Eidos Montreal Community Manager Kyle Stallock has announced that Deus Ex: Human Revolution hits PS3 this August alongside details on their PAX plans.
To quote: Deus Ex: Human Revolution releases August 23rd in the U.S. No one is more excited to have this information out in the wild than all of us at Eidos Montreal.
Okay, so maybe that's an exaggeration. Judging by all the emails, various article comments, forum posts, Twitter responses, and Facebook comments, this is something you've wanted for a long, long time. But imagine spending four years on an absolute labor of love, and finally being able to tell people WHEN they can experience the fruit of your labors!
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144w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN updates today, as follows:
Well, Back to the Future is finally here... sorry about the wait but it took us this long to generate the necessary 1.21 gigawatts of electricity to publish the game.
You can download the trial right now and enjoy a snack sized section of the first episode and unlocking will provide the whole first episode of the 5-part series, with access to each new episode as it's released.
Explodemon gets the trial and unlock treatment for anyone who was still undecided, and Bionic Commando 2 gets a demo too.
DLC - there's loads for Def Jam, plenty for Rock Band and the Dragon Age 2 pre-order add-ons launch (for real this time). Even More Animals for LittleBigPlanet 2 drops this week as well, marking the first of the commercially available LBP2 DLC - and certainly not the last. There are free costumes for Yakuza 4, a pack for Porsche lovers hits NFS: Hot Pursuit and the first piece of premium DLC for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood drops today as well - the Da Vinci Disappearance. No prizes for guessing the plot synopsis but it has single and multiplayer content for Ezio's last outing.
Williams Pinball Classics finally hits PSP, a must have for all...
145w ago - Today PS3 hacker Mathieulh reports finding a PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.56 exploit, although he states he has no plans to give any further details about it.
To quote from PSX-Scene (linked above): Well-known hacker Mathieu Hervais has reportedly found a bug that allows exploiting metldr, the bootloader and firmware version 3.56. Unfortunately, he refuses to release it.
I hesitated a lot before tweeting about it, but a bug allows exploiting metldr, the bootloader and 3.56+. I don't intent to ever unveil it.
So much for "unhackable" PS3s though... I am not giving any further details about it. Sorry.
Actually the revocation list exploit doesn't allow you to exploit isoldr, you could however sign a revoke list if you had the revocation list keys and knew the sign fail, and use that to dump isoldr. Metldr does not load revocation lists.
This has been tested, how do you think I could release the lv2ldr and appldr keys ? (about 24hrs before Geohot showed up with metldr keys) This has been tested, how do you think I could release the lv2ldr and appldr keys ? (about 24hrs before Geohot showed up with metldr keys)
145w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks EU PSN updates today, as follows:
A new month, a new pool of content, new special offers and new price reductions, so grab a bargain.
PixelJunk Shooter Part 2 is finally with us - you're tasked with escaping, the belly of the beast that swallowed you up at the end of the first game, while saving all the survivors you can.
The criminally under-rated Prince of Persia (2008) is published too, starring Nolan North - the hardest working voice over artist in video games - but sadly you'll have to wait until tomorrow.
Speaking of tomorrow, I think we're publishing some sort of 'First Strike' map pack for some kind of military first-person shooter named Call of Duty: Black Ops. Apparently it's quite popular...
PSone - Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver joins us on the EU Store, proving that you don't need a bottom jaw when you've got a snazzy pashmina type thing to keep the flies off. Oh, I seem to remember there's a tale of revenge and vampire killing in there somewhere as well.
New DLC for Dragon Age 2, Dead Space 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
More next week - what's being published on the 9th? GREAT SCOTT! I can't possibly...