PS3 Firmware 3.42 Consoles Hit Retailers, JailBreaking Removed

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176w ago - Previously PS JailBreak users were warned not to update to PS3 Firmware 3.42 as it patches the PS3 JailBreak exploit, and today theruler and others on PSX-Scene (linked above) report that PS3 Firmware 3.42 consoles are now hitting retailers which have removed the exploit currently used for PlayStation 3 JailBreaking.

To quote: Several members of this forum and others have been reporting buying brand new PS3 Systems that come with 3.42FW. Systems above 3.41 cannot be jailbroken.

While not all systems in stores are 3.42FW and people have still reported buying 3.40FW systems, the increased reports of 3.42FW systems can only be a sign of things to come with Sony attempting to combat the jailbreak on all fronts, and signals an incoming scarcity of consoles with 3.41 or below.

If you or someone you know buys a system that comes with 3.42 please post as much information as possible in this thread. (Including box description, barcode, other codes, SKU, etc. Pics plz!)

Just got a ps3 160gb from the zellers moonlight madness and it came with 3.42

you can tell...
 

Speculation: No Ultra HD for Sony's Next-gen PS4 Console?

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179w ago - While Sony previously confirmed that developers will play a key role in building their next-gen console which is expected to arrive after the Microsoft and Nintendo counterparts, today PS4Sony.net (linked above) speculates that the PS4 won't include Ultra HD support.

Based on specifications from WiseGeek.com, they surmise the technology just doesn't seem feasible for next-gen consoles including the PlayStation 4.

To quote: "Today, Full HD offers up a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080, whereas the new you-beaut Ultra HD offers a whopping max resolution of 7680 x 4320!

Ultra HD poses numerous practical problems for manufacturers seeking to bring the new format to consumers. The uncompressed video and audio recorded in ultra HD takes up high volumes of storage space - 3.5 terabytes for one 18-minute clip, requiring a hard disc weighing almost 600 pounds (272 kg).

The prototype ultra HD screen can use more electricity than an entire house might in one month. An early ultra HD camera weighs more than 100 pounds...
 

Back to the Future: The Game Heads to PC & MAC, Consoles Too

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181w ago - TellTale Games, who've recently released new incarnations of classic Lucasarts games (Sam & Max the Devils Playhouse, Tales of Monkey Island) are bringing new life to the Back to the Future trilogy.

Initially planned for release on PC & MAC, with the first episode expected in December 2010, the game is also planned for console release (presumably once the full season is complete).

From the official site (linked above) to quote:

Back to the Future

The landmark Back to the Future story continues in a completely new adventure starring Marty McFly and Doc Brown.

New Storyline with Marty and Doc. Featuring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd likenesses, with Christopher Lloyd returning to voice Doc.

Thrilling new Back to the Future experience delivered in 5 parts. Released over 5 monthly episodes featuring incredible story twists, turns and cliffhangers!

Cinematic Adventure. Play as Marty McFly in an experience true to the films - with all the challenges, excitement and comedic stylings of a bona fide Back to the Future adventure.

Pre-Order Special:

• FREE Extra Bonus...
 

The Sony Banhammer on PS3 JailBroken Consoles is Coming?

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183w ago - A few months back it was first reported that a Sony ban wave was imminent, and today DJLO over at PSX-Scene reiterated the fact that it's only a matter of time until Sony begins banning PS3 JailBroken consoles.

To quote: Folks, Sniffynose pointed me to this. Since we are all updating now, you ALL need to read this and pay attention

On boot the system contacts the server and uploads the play list etc. this list alone is enought to get anyone that goes online banned as it shows the bootmanger etc. has been running. Here is the list and what they do, I port sniffed this a while ago before I went online with a retail unit >.> because I am not stupid hehe.

All these need to be blocked, web access will still work, updates will still work, but psn and any system messages/ads/communication will be blocked completely. For other areas someone would have to sniff the addresses again to compare. North American Servers are listed.

fus01.ps3.update.playstation.net > Update Server (sys updates)
mercury.dl.playstation.net > What's new ads
nsx.np.dl.playstation.net > playstation...
 

Video: Tour of Ys Seven for PSP and PSPgo Handheld Consoles

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192w ago - Today XSEED Localization Specialist Tom Lipschultz has shared a video tour of Ys Seven for PSP and PSPgo handheld consoles.

To quote: Today, our focus will be on the game world as we reveal to you all the Seven Wonders of Ys Seven – seven locations that help define the game and keep its story moving. So sit back, relax, take in the new trailer and enjoy!

1. Altago City

The centerpiece of the game's story. This is where Adol and Dogi first make landfall in the Altaginian countryside. And, unlike most of the cities they've visited over the years, it does NOT offer them a particularly warm welcome. Still, that doesn't make this trade capital any less impressive!

Not only is the city a real sight to behold, it also includes a sprawling port for some of the largest naval vessels in the world. Its sheer size and magnificence makes it one of Ys Seven's wonders, and its seedy, intricate history makes it a true contender for the #1 spot.





2. Shrine of Origins

Unearthed only recently, this mysterious cave contains artifacts from a distant time, featuring unknown markings. A sense of mystery pervades every last crevasse, and to any travelers who dare traverse its darkened spirals, I can...
 







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