LittleBigPlanet Demo Now Live in Most PlayStation Network Stores

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241w ago - The LittleBigPlanet demo (917MB in size) has gone live today in most PlayStation Network stores.

Currently it's reported as being available in the Japanese, Hong Kong and European PSN Store with North America (hopefully) coming soon as well.

To quote from GamersDigest.net (linked above): "We can confirm that the LittleBigPlanet demo is now available to download on the Japanese PSN store.

The demo comes in at 917MB, and features a small selection of levels from the game and community database, along with a few level creation tools to test out.

It will be released on other regional stores on the PlayStation Network later today."
 

PSP Firmware 6.0 Update Incoming, Changelog Now Available

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241w ago - Update: It's now released! Downloads: PSP Firmware 6.0 (US) / PSP Firmware 6.0 (EU)

Just over a week ago we saw a preview of PSP Firmware 6.0 for developers.

According to Allison Walter on the official PlayStation Blog, the update is scheduled to arrive on September 10, 2009... which means it should hit the PSP Updater later tonight.

To quote: "What is going to happen is that Sony is going to republish the Badman demo 10 September. By that time, I'm told, Firmware 6.0 will have been released. Sorry about the delay."

Until then, below is a brief changelog for the update:

• PlayStation Store Games can now be grouped and displayed in folders based on their...
 

XCM Multi-charger Pictures Are Now Available, Shipping Soon

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241w ago - Today we received word from the guys at www.XCM.cc that their upcoming XCM Multi-charger will be shipping to resellers soon.

Some pictures are below of it, and from their XCM Multi-charger product page, to quote:

"Unlike another brand of multi-charger, XCM Multi-charger not only can be used on iPhone, PSP series (from 1000-3000 series), NDS series (NDS, NDSL, NDSI) but also the Xbox 360 controller, PS3 controller and more...

All device which uses USB 5v input will be supported, such as the Nokia mobile phone series etc."

As always, those interested should keep an eye on their Official Resellers for further details including exact shipping dates.
 

PSN Account Mail Checker & Info Reader (Linux) is Now Available

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241w ago - Back in June, iQD and me worked on a PC client messenger to write with people who are online via their PS3 in the PlayStation Network.

Well, the sad truth is: The PSN uses a token system which we could not reverse fully yet. The most is done server- and firmware-side so nearly impossible except we could decrypt and analyse several firmware .sprx files.

Anyway, now we release 2 parts of the full cake which will be used in the full program, if it ever will be finished. If not, you still can use those both as standalone applications.

The first: PSN Account Mail Checker

The mail checker is used to find out yout real username used by the PSN to get more information about your account and login several services. Here you just select your region and enter your PSN ID. After, a XML file will be created which contains your "real" PSN server side username.

The syntax is like this: iQD@a1.at.np.playstation.net

The second: PSN Account Info Reader

After you executed the first application and received your mail-like username, you can start the second program. Select your region again and input your "username". Another XML file will be...
 

PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.0 Update is Now Released & Mandatory!

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242w ago - Update: A full changelog is now available HERE!

Ever since PS3 Firmware 3.0 was first announced at GamesCom 2009 excitement has been culminating for the update's release.

Even Sony's Eric Lempel stated that it will indeed be the last major PS3 Firmware update of the year.

Those wondering what changes PS3 Firmware 3.0 brings to the table can check out the details direct from Sony.

Finally, for those who don't use the PS3 System Software Updater, you can now download the mandatory PS3 Firmware 3.0 update below for both the PS3 and PS3 Slim directly- cheers!

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.0 Update (US) / PS3...
 











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