227w ago - As a follow-up to the previous article on the recent Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare PS3 hacks, today GCN has revealed a video demonstrating the Call of Duty 4 'UFO' PS3 hack, which includes a guide and a sermon as follows:
"What does a hack do? Absolutely nothing. It takes no skill to fly around a damn map and kill people from above.
You may get a few laughs from it knowing that people can't kill you, but just so you know, you're completely garbage. Everyone in the game knows you're garbage, and you yourself, know you're garbage. There isn't any other way to put it."
Below is the video and guide from BinuRs for those curious:
To do this hack you need a USB drive. First go to this site and download this game save that has the codes in it.
Next you extract the file and you will get a folder called ps3 move that to your USB drive. Then plug your USB into your PS3 and turn it on. Go on game save ulitity data and select your usb drive and copy the game save from your usb to your PS3 (it will ask you to overwrite say yes).
227w ago - There is a lot of noise at the Infinity Ward Web site (linked above). This is due to some "funny" hacks (yeah, the owners of such files call them like that) that can be used in a very easily way in the on-line game.
Now, there's a bunch of videos in the Web that show you how to that and even give you all the files you need. Obviously this is upsetting a lot of people (including me) who like to play by the games rules.
Although it is annoying for sure, we can't expect a patch to be released any day soon and that's because of the next release "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2" so we just have to sit and wait.
By the way, a good friend of mine sees these "funny" hacks as part of a big conspiracy so people move to the MW2 and leave the old CoD4, but I'm finding it hard to believe this crazy idea, again, we just have to sit and wait.
292w ago - Those clever hackers have done it again! Hacker group VladsBoys' analysis of the pirated copy of GTA IV for the 360 (leaked days before retail release) has reeled in a big one. The cyber-sleuths knew they were on the trail of something big and yes, you guessed it, they found another never-intended-for-retail-consumption chunk of code in a GTA game.
What the hackers found seems to be an abandoned mission that Rockstar at some point intended on including in the game. We have no idea how far into the process this mission got before it was pulled, but we're pretty sure they knew what they were doing by the mission name... that name was Hot Coughing.
Hacker R*Fan4Lyfe noted in a forum post that while the audio files for the mission were not included in the disc image (and presumably are not on the retail disc either,) the subtitles for the mission dialogue were still present. The mission involves Niko going to the hospital after pulling a groin muscle in one of the game's side missions; a mission that is actually present in the retail game.
While in the hospital, Niko is hounded by an ambulance chasing attorney humorously named Jerk Thompson. The attorney pesters Niko about his accident, trying to convince him that violent cartoons such as Tom & Jerry or Looney Tunes were to blame....
306w ago - "Why isn't the PS3 broken already?" We hear this every day. Someone somewhere thinks they can write a better media player with HD support. A guy wants to release his game but needs the RSX for the amazing graphics it can generate. Why can't we just tear open the PS3 solder a few wires and be done with it? The answer is both simpler and more complicated than you might expect.
The PSP, the Wii, even the Xbox 360 have all been hacked and can run homebrew applications so everybody thinks "the PS3 should be just as easy." The PS3 in some ways is as easy, in fact easier. No other console let you install Linux and run anything you want to. Sure Linux on the PS3 is great. You can write your own code and use it. You have the largest collection of applications anywhere (thats right, WAY more than Windows). It's all free (or at a very low cost).
But it's limited. You can't touch the RSX (The very powerful graphics chip in the PS3), you can't use the full hard drive, and nothing is really optimized for the PS3's fantastic Cell processor, this means that what should be fast and easy tends to be slow and cumbersome. In fact, DVD playing which can be done on any modern computer is a monumental task in PS3 Linux.
The major problem is that the PS3 isn't any other console. The PS3 is different...
308w ago - We have been revisiting the aspects of the Blu-Ray disc encryption today. As we know every executable is encrypted, and those executables that are placed on game discs are encrypted once more.
This second layer of encryption can be quite the bother, as it hinders our efforts to explore the console. So we have created a tool that runs on Dev machines that automatically dumps the main encrypted file (EBOOT.BIN) to a PC, or Memory Card.
The PS3News.com EBOOT.BIN dumper may be publically released in coming days, it is ready to go and is installable as a PKG, however it will only work on a Debug/Tool console!
This file is void of the Disc Based layer encryption, it is just a SELF. The SELF is encrypted as well, however we are much more familiar with the SELF file format, than with the randomness of an EBOOT.BIN.
Below is a picture of the utility, as well as screenshots of the following files, in their SELF form. The files were taken from Resistance: Fall Of Man: