161w ago - A few days back we reported on a guide to compile the PSL1GHT Open-Source SDK, and today Matt_P and bigboss have announced that they have added PSEye support to the PSL1GHT SDK while n4ru has updated HeXMBoot (based off XMBoot) to compile XMBoot packages for PS3 JailBreak users.
164w ago - According to French site PS3Gen.fr (linked above), Sony may be planning to region-restrict upcoming PS3 video games using the new 3.50 SDK.
To quote, roughly translated: "While Sony had surprised everyone by not only zoned games on PS3, unlike the PS2 or the PS1, it seems that this idea can be challenged in the near future.
Since the advent of the SDK 3.50, it is possible for official developers restrict their PlayStation 3 games at a specific region.
For information, be aware that verification of the region of the disc was in fact quietly implemented since the 3.30 firmware but was not yet usable by the studios.
Here are screenshots from a PlayStation 3 when trying to launch a drive to a "bad area"... following an audit of this same disc into console development.
If any games yet so far does this "feature", however it is likely that it will be in the coming months."
DrEB states: "Some people said that the region restriction is old and already used with some demos, but it's wrong! This feature was added in 3.30 SDK and cannot be used with previous software versions. The very few demos using that kind of region lock in old firmwares had nothing to do with that new feature.
Just over a month ago an open-source PlayStation 3 Toolchain was announced, and today AerialX tweeted (linked above) news that he has started an open-source PS3 SDK named PSL1GHT for homebrew developers along with sharing a Kammy PSL1GHT Port.
Kammy is a system for loading patches to lv2 (PlayStation 3's Game OS) from a user application, using PSGroove or any other implementation of the exploit that adds the peek/poke syscalls.
This news comes not long after the recent PS3 SDK 1.92 and PS3 SDK 3.41 Sony leaks, and below are some further details from the ReadMe file, as follows:
PSL1GHT is a lightweight PlayStation 3 homebrew...
165w ago - Just under a month ago the PS3 SDK 1.92 was leaked, and this weekend the PS3 SDK 3.41 Toolchain and RAF Compiler alongside tools to create Dynamic PS3 Themes has been leaked via DemonHades (linked above) and FWCellInput Fix for SDK3.41 is available below from NZHawk.
It began with reports of an IRC user named "foobar" offering it according to a pastebin cache, and while the leak isn't complete (it's roughly 3GB short) it is a start for both PlayStation 3 developers and collectors.
To quote from DemonHades page, roughly translated: