SACD Ripping Tool for PS3 Custom Firmware Arrives

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147w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer Mr Wicked has released an SACD Ripping Tool and source code for PS3 Custom Firmware users including Kmeaw and GeoHot CFW.

Download: SACD Ripper for GeoHot PS3 CFW / SACD Ripper for PS3 / PS3 Keys / PS3 3.60 Keys / PS3 SACD Site / SVN

SACD includes various copy protection measures of which the most prominent is Pit Signal Processing (PSP). The first two generations of Sony's Playstation 3 (PS3) game console are capable of reading SACD ScarletBook and bypass the copy protection.

This software makes use of the PS3 and gives you the option to backup your precious SACDs.

For those unaware, Super Audio CD (SACD) is a high-resolution, read-only optical disc for audio storage. Sony and Philips Electronics jointly developed the technology, and publicized it in 1999. It is designated as the Scarlet Book standard. Sony and Philips previously collaborated to define the Compact Disc standard (as well as the S/PDIF digital audio cable specification)....
 

Video: PS Move Ape Escape Hitting PSN, PS3 Demo on June 28

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147w ago - SCEA Producer Kumi Yuasa has posted up a video today announcing that Ape Escape for PlayStation Move is hitting PSN on July 5 with a PS3 Demo arriving on June 28, 2011.

To quote: You may have seen that PlayStation Move Ape Escape launches today in Europe.

We're excited to announce that we'll be bringing all of the monkey-capturing mayhem to the US soon! On June 28th, you will be able to download a demo of the game on the PlayStation Store.

In PlayStation Move Ape Escape, you'll be tasked with fending off a monkey invasion after a UFO crash-lands into your house. This latest installment takes the fan-favorite franchise to the next level by allowing you to use the PlayStation Move motion controller to wield a variety of gadgets while capturing the mischievous monkey invaders.

If you cannot wait till June 28th to experience the mayhem, get the PlayStation Move Ape Escape Dynamic Theme today! We've just released the Dynamic Theme of the title for $2.99. As you can see from the embedded video, those mischief-making monkeys are set to take over your PS3 with this exclusive dynamic theme!





Check out the demo next Tuesday and...
 

PS3 System Software Update v3.66 Hits, PSN Services Improved

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147w ago - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has just announced that PS3 System Software Update v3.66 (which uses the PS3 3.65 keys) is mandatory and incoming shortly, which will improve system stability during use of PS3 format software and PSN network services.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.66 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.66 Update (EU)

To quote: A new PS3 system software update, v3.66, will be released soon. With this minor update, system stability during use of PS3 format software and network services has been improved.

As always, once the PS3 Firmware 3.66 update hits tonight we will update this article with the download links and changelog details.
 

Uncharted 3 PS3 Multiplayer Beta Coming to PlayStation Plus

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147w ago - Update: Christophe Balestra has confirmed the Uncharted 3 Beta is ready and weighs in at 1.7GB, to quote:

"We just finished the beta. Great job Dogs. Let's see how it goes on Tuesday" and replying a question regarding the size of the content: "1.7GB"

PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen has revealed today that the Uncharted 3 PS3 Multiplayer Beta, Bomberman Ultra and more is coming to PlayStation Plus for subscribers.

To quote: The heat of summer is upon us and we've got some scorching content coming to PlayStation Plus in two special publishes on June 28th and July 5th.

First and foremost, PlayStation Plus is offering free and exclusive early access to the highly anticipated UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception Multiplayer Beta on June 28th!

Be sure to check out Naughty Dog's detailed analysis of the game's revamped multiplayer modes and features so you know what to expect from the all-new arenas, weapon customizations, and booster options.

Check out some of our other highlighted offers below, along with the full list that follows:

Free Games and DLC

PlayStation Plus is offering Hudson Soft's explosive, multiplayer classic Bomberman...
 

MotorStorm Apocalypse: Free After Party Update Hits PSN Today

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147w ago - Lead Designer Paul Rustchynsky has announced that the MotorStorm Apocalypse PS3 free After Party update is hitting PSN today.

To quote: On behalf of the team at Evolution Studios, I'm here to bring news of the biggest update to MotorStorm Apocalypse so far!

We've always known that feedback from players and continued development of the game post-launch would be a key ingredient, and we're still committed to supporting this goal. Read on for an overview of the free After Party update that hits PSN tomorrow today. We hope will enhance and extend your enjoyment of the MotorStorm Apocalypse!

A New Day-and-Night Track: The Rock

The stage for this After Party is an abandoned prison island near the bay, known to the lunatic racers and ravers as The Rock. Multiple routes have been carved into the island's varied terrain, so expect off-road racing action reminiscent of the legendary island in the Pacific Rift.

Expansion of 'Special Events'

A heap of fresh single-player races, hand-crafted by the design talent at Evolution Studios, are being introduced via Special Events Packs. Each pack sees you play as...
 







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