142w ago - Today Hulu's Senior Development Lead Daniel Bear has announced that the Hulu Plus version 1.01 update is available for PlayStation 3 users and includes several improvements and bug fixes.
To quote: This morning, we released the latest version of Hulu Plus for the PlayStation 3.
The update improves the quality of the playback experience, specifically addressing issues such as skips, jumps, and stalls that may occur on certain network connections.
You'll be presented with the update (v1.01) the next time you launch the Hulu Plus app on PS3. Improvements in this version include:
• Improvements and fixes for playback issues such as skipping, jumping, and stalling.
• Improved playback reporting to help our team improve the playback experience.
• UI tweaks to compensate for device overscan.
• Added ability for new users to sign up for a Hulu Plus subscription within the application.
• Additional improvements and bug fixes.
142w ago - Although Sony previously admitted and then apologized for removing PS3 Other OS functionality due to security concerns, today IGN reports that according to the ongoing lawsuit Sony states the PlayStation 3 Other OS removal was due to cost not security.
To quote: An amended class action complaint filed against Sony Computer Entertainment America this month is claiming the company removed the 'Other OS' feature from the PlayStation 3 to save money and not for security reasons.
In April 2010, SCEA removed the Other OS feature due to "security concerns." The complaint says the statement is a "fabrication," saying SCEA gave those reasons as a pretext so it could argue the Warranty and Terms of Service allowed for the removal of the feature.
In reality, SCEI and SCEA removed this feature because it was expensive to maintain (as they previously admitted when the feature was removed from the "slim" models - but which they conveniently removed from SCEA's website); they were losing money on every PS3 unit sold (due to poor decisions in the planning and design...
142w ago - Yesterday we saw PS3UserCheat from PS3Break, and today the E3Diy Team have announced their E3 GoldenFinger PS3 Cheat Code System for the E3 Card Reader USB device.
Below are the E3 GoldenFinger details from their site, as follows: We are E3diy. Do you forget your E3card Reader? Today we will bring you a new surprise, a complete FREE gift, the E3 Golden Finger.
Three months ago, there was a war that engulf the world. It's not only the war between SONY and hackers but also among the jailbreakers.
You know, there were three kinds of jailbreaks: those could not be upgraded, those the clone of the clone of the clone and those big-ones which could downgrade the PS3 firmware from 3.50 to any lower version. Those of the three. That was three months ago. And now, how many of them can still be named?
I don't want to mention that we were the one who had fistly cheated the PSN with a 3.5proof then made the SONY change its strategy; I don't want to mention that we were the first one who had released the world's first unlimited downgrader for completely free meanwhile some smart guys tried to sell their promise but made everyone upset.
142w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has shared the Dead Island PS3 announcement trailer and entrails today, with details as follows:
Last month, the phrase 'Dead Island' appeared and a click revealed it to be a game, and not a newly announced game, but one revealed some years ago and largely forgotten about.
One stylish trailer later and it was one of the phrases on the tip of everyone's Twit-tongue.
"The trailer we released was mostly a blessing," says Vincent Kummer, Dead Island's brand manager at Deep Silver, "because when you put something out there you don't expect to generate that much interest in the game, especially not for free.
However, we are cautious that people might be expecting things from the game, based on that trailer, that simply aren't there. We're aiming to make it very clear, early on, what the game is actually about."
Which is why they've invited me to a warehouse in East London to crawl through underground passages, check out the game and eat pizza in a deckchair. Dead Island is a first-person action RPG set on a tropical holiday island during the zombie...