142w ago - Sony Sports Product Marketing Manager Tyler Vaught has posted up a new video today featuring spokesman Kevin Butler for MLB 11 The Show on the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: Sports gamers, MLB 11 The Show has taken sports gaming to the next level, and next level gaming demands next-level trash talk. As you know, features like PlayStation Move compatibility, co-op play and Pure Control only heighten the importance of trash talk in The Show.
Lucky for you, Kevin Butler is here to help raise your trash talk game. He has been kind enough to enlighten all of us with his groundbreaking 5 step SHAFT-talking program which gives tongue-tied schlubs everywhere the mental advantage they need to make it in The Show.
Check out his introduction to the SHAFT method below, and be sure to check out each SHAFT method video here.
MLB 11 The Show is in stores now so if you haven't yet, be sure to pick up your copy today and get SHAFTing!
142w ago - Today Groklaw.net reports that PS3 hacker GeoHot is now accusing Sony of "false representations" to the court and petitioning for a protective order while Wired.com confirmed that SoftLayer is moving to quash Sony's subpoena on George Hotz Forum account details in the pending PlayStation 3 hacking case despite their recent PayPal victory.
To quote from Groklaw: "Specifically, Hotz says that Sony Computer Entertainment America falsely claimed at a recent hearing that the Software Developer Kit at issue in this litigation referenced SCEA being in California. The SDK, Hotz says, is owned by Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan, and the installation procedures reference Sony Japan, not SCEA.
This is relevant, Sony argued, because if they found any of the SDK tools on his computer, it would "establish contacts between SCEA and Mr. Hotz" in that they claimed SCEA is the only entity distributing the SDKs. The discovery that the court ordered was based on SCEA's representations. Now what? Should the discovery...
142w ago - Last week PS3 Firmware 3.60 was released, and as of today Sony has updated the platform authentication xi passphrase for PSN resulting in Custom Firmware users (via FckPSN and similar methods) being blocked, however, according to IRC reports a PlayStation 3 CFW patch update shouldn't be far off.
To quote from PSX-Scene (linked above): "We are expecting sporadic PSN maintenance from approx 9am-3pm PST Thursday 03/17/2011. We apologize for the inconvenience."
That message was the last thing that CFW users got to see today, later after the network was back up everyone found they been kicked off their PSN!
Sony has finally enabled the new v3.60 auth system which was found hiding in the new firmware they had released last week!
Finally, from IRC:
Scorpion1: the 3.60 passphrase will be the same for everyone Scorpion1: well mathieulh said the 3.55 one is Scorpion1: saktdlMapxsbsghmq5dhlwrmtsicyijmzntqaLcpgd8ybbetdmsha=jm Scorpion1: and thats from his ps3 i take it Scorpion1:...
To quote: Guys, take a look at my ps3dm-utils. Now you can enable service mode from Linux. Look at ps3dm_usb_dongle_auth.
What service mode can do for us? Well, there's many but i think the most useful one is the downgrading function where you can downgrade the PS3 firmware to the older versions. From the look of it though, it still requires USB dongle to get the job done, correct me if I'm wrong since i didn't look further enough to verify this. Anyhow, can't wait for the release of the noob proof PS3 Linux, OtherOS++.
Update: Jess has confirmed that USB dongle is not necessary to get into the service mode. No you donĀ't need a dongle! You can invoke it from linux. All the modules comunicate throught dm proxy.
Now you can simulate a dongle through software and authenticate through linux. You can generate the challange and create the adequate response.
To quote from his page linked above: After about a month of hacking I'm happy to announce that Showtime now can be run as a native "homebrew" application on the PS3. See PS3 usage guide for more information of how to get started.
If you have any questions please use the PS3 forum on this site.