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Video: More $9.99 PSP Favorites in Time for Back-to-School

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227w ago - Sony's Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller has shared a video announcement today on more $9.99 PSP favorites just in time for back-to-school.

To quote: Back in June, we debuted the PSP "Favorites" software line, a value line that brings you a great selection of your favorite PSP titles at an even greater price - $9.99.

We've added more games for you to choose from, some of which are already available now and others that are coming soon, such as Burnout Legends, Capcom Classics Collection: Reloaded, Capcom Classics Collection: Remix, Dark Stalkers: Chaos Tower, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Medal of Honor: Heroes, Sid Meier's Pirates! and many more.

To date, we have nearly 25 PSP "Favorites" available in the library and you can expect this number to grow well into this holiday season. Soon, games included in the PSP Favorites library will have "Favorites" on the packaging. Make sure to look out for it when you're at your local retailer. Here's a quick reminder of what games we previously announced:

• Ape Escape: On the Loose
• Buzz! Master Quiz
• Hot Shots Golf Open Tee
• Justice League Heroes
• LocoRoco 2
• Manhunt 2
• Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play
• Patapon 2
• Pinball...
 

Video: C4E Hacked New XBox 360 Slim to Run Game Back-ups!

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227w ago - This weekend C4E has announced that the new Xbox 360 250GB Model (some call it 360 S or 360 Slim) is has been hacked, the DVD Rom has been patched and it can now run video game back-ups.

Microsoft first unveiled the XBox 360 Slim and 250GB HDD at E3 2010.

From c4eva via IRC: 9504TEST - Hello world Slim! [ Commence utter chaos in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... GO ]

Below is a Team Jungle proof-of-concept video courtesy of xdemovideos via YouTube of the XBox 360 Slim drive hack in action, and a PlayStation One emulator WIP for XBox 360 dubbed FreePSX.

To quote: "Proof of concept video showing the new XBox 360 250 GB (aka S / Slim) booting backups.

Don't blame me for the music C4E chose it "








 

PlayStation Home Gets The Empire Strikes Back Space and Items

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228w ago - As part of The Empire Strikes Back 30th anniversary, Sony Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has revealed today that PlayStation Home is getting a new Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina space and themed items.

To quote: This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed installments of one of the most popular films of all time – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

And this Thursday, August 4th 5th, we kick off the celebration with the release of a slew of exclusive Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back content, available only in PlayStation Home.

Plucked straight from the iconic planet of Tatooine, the Cantina – situated in the spaceport town of Mos Eisley – is a rough-and-tumble intergalactic watering hole that welcomes only the toughest and bravest of souls (no Droids allowed!)

From the Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes house band to Wuher, the resident bartender, the Mos Eisley Cantina is an immersive environment that faithfully recreates one of the most memorable scenes from The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Releasing alongside a score of items – including Chewbacca, C-3PO, and Leia Organa costumes – the Mos Eisley Cantina is available this Thursday via the PlayStation Home navigator.
 

Video: Project to Run PS1/PS2 Back-ups on PS3 with a Mod-Chip

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231w ago - The DemonHades Spanish PS3 Development team has been working on a project which aims to utilize a mod-chip to run PS1 and PS2 back-ups on a PS3 console without opening it or using switches and have posted up a concept video today.

According to one individual with a highly questionable reputation, this concept project could work because PS1/PS2 discs are authenticated only once on the VSH though liblv2 and the PIC chip would just automate it.

However, if Sony updates liblv2.sprx and more specifically ps1rom.bin so the emulated mechacon is updated it could be patchable.

Finally, to roughly translate from the video's caption:

"This video montage shows the operation of the chip that we are developing to load copies of PS1 and PS2 (if you're retro) in the PS3.

This video shows how to...
 

Video: Nintendo Wii GameCube Backup iSOLoader POC Arrives

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234w ago - Although many have sold their Nintendo GameCube to upgrade to a Wii console, according to crediar the GameCube homebrew scene isn't dead as demonstrated in a Starfox Assault backup proof-of-concept iSOLoader video below!

Back when I owned a GameCube, you needed a mod-chip and could only run backup games burned to disc so it appears things have come along over the years on Nintendo's next-gen machine.

The POC video's caption simply reads: "The impossible just became possible!"

Finally, [Register or Login to view links] is the USBGecko Log for those curious how it works. Check out the video below and long live the Nintendo GameCube!




 
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