141w ago - Today Myce.com (linked above) interviewed PS3 hacker KaKaRoToKS, who states that a PS3 Firmware 3.60 solution is indeed coming after reports and videos of a 3.60 JailBreak running code circulated last week.
Below is the the KaKaRoToKS interview in full, to quote:
What are your thoughts on the recent PS3 3.60 firmware cracking video that was uploaded and removed over the course of a day last week? Many dubbed it fake and said it was a debug PS3, but when we chatted with the guy who uploaded it he defended it as real and said it was a retail unit.
I’ve seen the videos, and I also talked to the people who did it. Whether it’s fake or not, I cannot tell as I have not been authorized by the authors to divulge what they did. All I can say is that they said they would never release it, so whether it’s fake or not has no importance, since in the end no one will have access to it.
However, as I’ve said to a few people on Twitter, the hack that was used on 3.55 and lower was unique and Sony fixed it. So, that’s...
141w ago - Today wuepe at Spanish site Elotrolado.net has updated the PS3 backup game manager to Open Manager v2.1 Rev J-2 for PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware users along with sharing an OM 2.1I-2 PS3 XMB Game Launcher mod.
To quote from French site PS3-Addict (linked above), roughly translated: This mod is a bit special, he is a manager that can launch a single game at a time. It will display the games directly in the XMB as in the picture above. This mod also manages the settings for each version as patch management or automatic execution. It is therefore a function similar to MagicPKG or to eboot tool offered by deank.
141w ago - Update: Some more legal doc updates have now surfaced, which include GeoHot's laywers response refuting Sony's claims (via Groklaw) that the "blickmaniac" PSN account belongs to him.
ArsTechnica is also reproting that GeoHot's PS3 SCEJ manuals remained sealed, that he couldn't have known of SCEA to set up a PSN account and that the PlayStation 3 serial numbers don't match.
Today many sites are reporting that Sony has allegedly found George Hotz's PSN account under the nickname of blickmanic which would subject him to their TOS, that the PS3 hacker is currently fleeing or vacationing in South America, and finally that GeoHot may have intentionally removed integral components of his impounded hard drives prior to delivery.
141w ago - Today Community Manager Ramone Russell at SCEA San Diego Studios made available a video trailer spotlighting the features of MLB 11 The Show for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: It's baseball season! Spring is upon us and Opening Day is just around the corner.
As many of you are excited for the new MLB season to begin, we're just as excited to show you everything that's new this year in MLB 11 The Show. There are a lot of new features to discuss so we put together this trailer for your viewing pleasure...
Our Pure Analog Control System brings you closer to the field than ever before! Pitch with pinpoint accuracy and devastating control with Pure Analog Pitching.
Feel the rush of incredibly realistic batting based on precise mechanics and pure instinct with Pure Analog Hitting. And experience a new way to play D as you can now control both the accuracy and power behind your throws with Pure Control Throwing.
As Game Informer notes, "the new analog pitching is the most polished and challenging gameplay mechanic a baseball game has ever offered."
Authentic player animations, new player models, photo-realistic stadiums, stadium specific broadcast cameras, and dynamic weather...