176w ago - The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently won a DMCA ruling that, under most 'fair use' circumstances, no longer makes it illegal to hack and jailbreak devices including video games and portable phones including Apple's iPhone.
Essentially consumers shouldn't need Apple's approval for everything you put in your device just because the device itself was made by Apple, much like you don't need HP's approval for the paper you put in their printer or Serta's approval for who can sleep on your mattress.
"In addition to jailbreaking, other exemptions announced Monday would:
• allow owners of used cell phones to break access controls on their phones in order to switch wireless carriers.
• allow people to break technical protections on video games to investigate or correct security flaws.
• allow college professors, film students and documentary filmmakers to break copy-protection measures on DVDs so they can embed clips for educational purposes, criticism, commentary...
187w ago - Although not surprising, today ArsTechnica.com reports that the US Air Force may suffer collateral damage (especially since investing in 300 followed by another 2200 consoles for research) due to Sony's recent decision to remove the OtherOS functionality via PS3 Firmware 3.21 from the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
However, the Air Force stated they are aware of the recent class action lawsuits against Sony over this matter, to quote:
"We will have to continue to use the systems we already have in hand," a representative told Ars, "but this will make it difficult to replace systems that break or fail.
The refurbished PS3s also have the problem that when they come back from Sony, they have the firmware (gameOS) and it will not allow Other OS, which seems wrong.
187w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Chuck Lacson has announced today that ModNation Racers is getting some new PS3 DLC dubbed Air Raid even before the PlayStation 3 title officially launches!
To quote: In anticipation for our ModNation Racers release on May 25th, and to celebrate ModNation May, we are going to drop some free ModNation DLC before we even launch the game! So what DLC are we hooking you up with?
I'd like to introduce you to Air Raid! Get an AIRMEN CAP and FLIGHT JACKET to use on any one of your Mod creations!
Air Raid is a sweet Mod that drives an even sweeter Fighter Plane Kart. If you're lucky enough to get a voucher for this character, you don't just get to play as Air Raid, but you can get all the accessories that come with him to create your own "Ace" driver and slick Air Fighter-styled kart.
Pilot your Kart with a YOKE steering wheel or take aim with CROSS HAIR hood ornament. So the big question is, "How do I get a voucher, Chuck?"
We will be giving away a bunch of voucher codes in many different ways, and we will let you know which ones right here on the PlayStation.Blog.
The first site that is hooking you up is our friends at GameSpot!...
200w ago - Playlogic Online Marketing Manager Debbie Brettell has announced that Fairytale Fights Treasure Pack 1 for PS3 is hitting PSN this week.
To quote: Firstly, let me thank all of you for your feedback to our first post, it has made me feel very welcome :0)
Secondly, I wanted to let you know that the first round of DLC for Fairytale Fights is due for release on the 11th February. Even better - its free!
The DLC, AKA 'Treasure Pack 1' contains 4 brand new playable characters and 3 challenging PvP arenas, our local residents now have more foes to slice'n'dice and arenas to paint red with their blood! Fairytale Fights Treasure Pack 1 offers you the chance to experience life in Taleville in so many new ways!
Our four characters are Bones, Princess Afia, Grandma Red (yes, you guessed it, Little Red's grandma) and Puss in Boots - Each of our characters have a story of their own to tell, we have started the story for you, but for the rest, you must play to find out
Moving on to our 3 challenges, the PvP arena's, I will give you a little information, but really - You should play them yourselves to find out more
Time to Die - In Time to Die, players have to traverse the tricky elevators on both sides of the room. The battlefield is small,...
201w ago - PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has made available a video highlighting the Villain's Lair personal space that is arriving this week alongside Super Bowl events and some new virtual items.
To quote: This week brings a massive update to the ever-expanding world of PlayStation Home, with a mountain of virtual items and an awe-inspiring personal space (complete with built-in mini-games) being released just this Thursday alone.
It's an update that Home fanatics absolutely cannot miss out on, which is why I'm dropping in to invite each and every one of you to come check out the veritable boatload of new content we have in store for you, the PlayStation Home community.
To start, let's look at the brand new Villain's Lair personal space - one of the most highly interactive personal spaces to ever be published on the PlayStation Home platform.
The perfect spot to indulge in your nefarious tendencies, the Villain's Lair is an enormous environment that includes everything from a shark-infested aquarium to a laser-guarded private museum where you can display the fruits of your detestable labor (such as all the treasure you are planning to plunder from the vaults of private collectors from across the globe).