110w ago - I received my E3 Flasher a couple of hours ago from LighTake.com and here is my review.
The E3 flasher comes in a nice big box, it's actually bigger than I expected it to be and it contains 3 inner boxes.
The first box contains all the important stuff like the Nor flasher, main board and the cover board which connects to the pins on the main board.
The second box contains all the accessories and cables like the Esata USB cable which is not used with the E3 flasher at all and is probably for use with the PC or something like that it also contains the Esata cable which is used with the E3 flasher and the power adapter which didn't fit in my power socket because it wasn't the right shape (different region), so I had to go of and buy a power adapter converter thing so the Esata station will work.
For the accessories they included a power switch for PS3 slim users and a metal case for the main board to sit in where the HDD usually sits but a screw driver wasn't included like they mentioned.
The third box contains the Esata station and it is the biggest and heaviest box out of the three.
119w ago - Today Sony has unveiled a new NinoKuni PS3 Slim 'magical gold' bundle pack which will be coming to Japan on November 17 for 33,780 Yen (approximately $439.79 US dollars).
To quote from TechCrunch.com (linked above): "In the package, buyers will find a PS3 in "magical gold" color with a pearly touch, in addition to Ni No Kuni, a fantasy RPG currently in development at Level-5.
The PS3 comes with a 160GB HDD and comes with a Dual Shock controller that's painted like the limited edition console."
Press Release: Tokyo, 1 Sep, 2011- Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) responsible for business operation in Japan, today announced that a "PlayStation 3 NINOKUNI (Tentative title) magical edition" bundle pack will be available for a limited offer on November 17, 2011, concurrently with the release of the NINOKUNI(Tentative title) software title (Level -5).
The bundle pack will include the PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system with 160GB HDD and the NINOKUNI(Tentative title) software title, available at a recommended retail price of 33,780 yen (including tax).
Produced by Level-5, in collaboration with Studio Ghibli for animation...
119w ago - Following up on the initial news, today the E3 Team have made available a video of their E3 Flasher downgrading a PS3 Slim 3.70 Firmware console to version 3.55 without any soldering required.
To quote: E3DIY team announces a successful Slim Downgrade v3.70 to v3.55 with our new E3 FLASHER!
In only FIVE minutes, the whole downgrade progress was completed!
Time is short and operation is very easy, this is because of our exclusive special E3 FLASHER design:
ONE-Button Operation and NOR Flash onboard!
E3 FLASHER compatible all NAND FLASH and NOR FLASH consoles
With SLIM Consoles, no need for any soldering!
But with PHAT Consoles, some soldering will be needed!
In this video there no images of the E3 FLASHER as we need to keep our design under wraps until it is ready for release, I hope everyone understands.
The official version should be released next week, at that time there will be more videos and pictures and everything will be available to the public.
Also below is an E3 Flasher PS3 Dual Boot 3.70 to...
To quote, roughly translated: Today I'll write a tutorial to "fast-swap" between CFW 3.55 and OFW 3.70, using 2 HDDs... at the end of the tutorial, you'll be able to swap between the firmware just flashing a dump on your PS3 using Progskeet. (instead of downgrading and losing all data).
The first steps are not so easy, so take your time and go on, by the way, you must have some skill with Progskeet, and it must be 100% working...
121w ago - Today Sony President and CEO Jack Tretton has confirmed at Gamescom 2011 that the PlayStation 3 Slim will be receiving a price drop down to $249.
To quote: I have some exciting news to share with you today. As many of you know, it has been nearly five years since the PS3 first came to the U.S. market with its built in Blu-ray player, integrated hard-drive, built-in wireless, and unmatched hi-def gaming.
Today, more than 50 million PS3's have been sold worldwide, more than 2,495 Blu-ray titles are available and the PS3's expansive portfolio of games and video content on PlayStation Network exceeds 60,000 titles.
While others in the space are losing steam, PlayStation 3 is gaining momentum and giving gamers everywhere more of what they want: an unparalleled line-up of exclusive games and access to the best in sports, movies and TV, all at a great value.
Today, I believe that value becomes even more evident. I'm excited to share with you that effective immediately at retailers throughout North America, the 160 GB PS3 and the 320GB PS3 are now available for $249 and $299, respectively.
In addition, a limited edition inFAMOUS 2 bundle is now available at participating retailers across North America. The bundle retails for $299 and includes a 320 GB PlayStation 3,...