DICE: Battlefield 3 PS3 Open Beta is Now Available on PSN!

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133w ago - DICE Junior Product Manager Tommy Rydling has announced today that the Battlefield 3 PS3 Open Beta is now available on PSN!

To quote: Starting now, we are happy to invite all PS3 players to the much anticipated Battlefield 3 Open Beta!

Played on the Operation Metro map in Rush mode that won us Best Action Game and Best Multiplayer Game at E3, this is your chance to experience one of many flavors of Battlefield 3.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your great interest in this Open Beta. By joining, you will help us stress test servers, allow us to run important tests on the game's back-end and Battlelog.

Remember that this software is in Beta and does not represent the game's final quality - you'll have to wait for October 25th for that! For a full FAQ on the Open Beta, head here.

Please leave any feedback to us at DICE via the forums in the social platform Battlelog. Make sure to also head to our free social platform Battlelog to check your in-depth stats progression, start your own Platoon, and see how your friends...
 

PSC: PSChannel PS3 Open Source Homebrew Store for CFW WIP

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134w ago - Today Italian PlayStation 3 developer deroad has released a PSC WIP preview version of PSChannel, a PS3 open source homebrew store for Custom Firmware users.

Download: PSChannel PS3 Open Source Homebrew Store Preview / PSChannel PS3 Open Source Homebrew Store Preview (GeoHot Unsigned PKG) / GIT

To quote: "Well I finished my PSChannel.. I'm fixing some really small bugs.

This is a preview for PS3.. if someone wants to make a theme, just unpack the pkg and take a look to the pngs.

I will release the source code tomorrow maybe."

In the future, he states that a game and update finder are planned and also an option to allow people to choose which PS3 homebrew to save that was downloaded from PSC.

PSChannel Preview Controls:

  • X = ENTER
  • O = ESCAPE
  • ARROWS = ARROWS


 

Battlefield 3 Expansions to Hit PS3 First, Open Beta on PSN 9/29

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134w ago - Today DICE Junior Product Manager Tommy Rydling has announced today that the Battlefield 3 Expansions are set to hit PS3 first, and confirmed that the Open Beta begins on PSN on September 29, 2011.

To quote: This is Tommy Rydling from DICE, and I've got two exciting pieces of news to share with readers.

First, we are very happy to announce the dates for the eagerly awaited Battlefield 3 Open Beta on PSN. The Beta is open to all and will run from September 29th to October 10th.

You can join it by simply going to the going the PlayStation Store and navigating to the "View All By Title" section, then selecting Battlefield 3 - within there you'll see the download for the Battlefield 3 demo!

Prepare for battle in the bombed-out metro tunnels on the outskirts of Paris in the upcoming Battlefield 3 Open Beta!

Alternatively, if you have redeemed a Medal of Honor: Limited Edition or Tier 1 Edition Online Pass, you will receive early access via a personal email invitation from DICE that includes 48-hour early access, which will allow you to start playing on September 27th.

The Open Beta is your chance to play Battlefield 3 early, try out our free social platform Battlelog, and give your valued feedback directly to those of us at DICE....
 

OpenPS3FTP v3.0 - Open PS3 FTP App Updated for CFW Users

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135w ago - Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer jjolano has updated the open source PS3 FTP application to OpenPS3FTP v3.0 for CFW users.

Download: OpenPS3FTP v3.0 (Unofficial) / OpenPS3FTP v3.0 / GIT

The OpenPS3FTP changes are detailed below as follows:

OpenPS3FTP Version 3.0 Changelog:

  • Complete rewrite of most functions
  • New SITE command: FLASH (dev_blind)
  • Fixed commands STRU, and MODE.
  • STAT command now returns the program's version
  • New git: git.dashhacks.com/openps3ftp

OpenPS3FTP is an open source ftp server for the PS3. It has an implementation of most ftp commands and also supports most ftp clients. It has some compliance to the ftp RFC.

To compile the source, you will need the PSL1GHT homebrew SDK installed on your computer. Version 1 of the SDK is required to compile versions prior to v2.2, and version 2 of the SDK is required for v2.2 and later.
 

RNA: Real Network Access Project for PS3 CFW Goes Open Source

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135w ago - Following up on our previous update, today Spanish PlayStation 3 developer Blipi has announced that the RNA: Real Network Access Project for PS3 JFW DH CFW is going open source in hopes that another developer in the scene will pick up where he left off.

Download: Real Network Access Project for PS3 (SVN)

To quote: Since I'm leaving the scene for a while I've decide to make RNA open source.

It can be found here: https://bitbucket.org/blipi/rna/

In root / main .h and .cpp core files
In /temp/ code to be ported to ps3 yet
In /RNA/ PHP server files

Status/Progress:

Client (PS3, pkg):

  • Main core - 100%
  • Packet send/recv/connect - 100%
  • Blowfish encryptation - 100%
  • MD5, CRC32, security on packets - 100%
  • Login process - 100%
  • Packet sync core - 100%
  • Packet sync implementation - 20%
  • Friends core - 100%
  • Friends implementation - 0%
  • LAN gaming - 0% TheGrid pending

Server (PHP):

  • Packet recv/send/connect - 100%
  • Security...

 







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