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Sony PSN Pass Uncovered on Resistance 3 PS3 Bundle Box

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160w ago - Update: Sony has now confirmed PSN Pass to [Register or Login to view links], stating the program requires customers to input a one-time use code to access a game's online capabilities similar to EA's Online Pass.

Today Darko on German site Konsolentreff.net (linked above) has shared an image uncovering Sony's PSN Pass on a Resistance 3 PS3 bundle box.

The text in the image reads as following: "PSN Pass. Network features only available in countries that have PlayStation Store."

While there is currently no official announcement on what PSN Pass is from Sony, [Register or Login to view links] reports that it may be similar to EA's Online Pass which provides online access to those who either purchase a new copy of a game or those who pay the extra ten bucks to buy their way into networked features.

To quote: "Sony has employed the practice before, selling "Online Entitlement" passes for PSP games SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 and ModNation Racers.

We don't yet know if PSN Pass is real, whether...
 

PS3 Media Server 1.30.1 is Released, Fixes iTunes Library Bug

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160w ago - Today PS3 Media Server 1.30.1 is released, which fixes an iTunes library bug among the changes:

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Changelog 1.30.1:

  • Fixed bug that caused very slow iTunes library parsing

Changelog 1.30.0:

  • Backwards-incompatible API changes (for plugin developers/packagers) - see ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11283 for more details
  • Updated OS X binaries (FFmpeg, MEncoder and MPlayer) to fix an AC3 bug and improve internal VOBsub display quality
  • Optional GUI to allow profile to be selected when PMS starts
  • Better UPnP spec compliance
  • Logging improvements
  • ASS/SSA subtitles disabled by default on Linux and OS X
  • Multithreaded MEncoder enabled by default on multithreaded CPUs
  • Subtitles stay within confines of original frame when using overscan compensation
  • Made transcoding tab resizing consistent for all sizes
  • Fixed DTS...

 

Cobra USB 2.0 PS3 Boot Traffic Scanned, TDC File Available

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160w ago - Following up on his previous work, today [Register or Login to view links] has scanned the Cobra USB 2.0 USB traffic with his [Register or Login to view links] and shared the resulting dump in total phase data center format.

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To quote: Cobra USB dongle arrived today, thank you VERY much goes to span who donated a dongle to me! (let me know if you need it back, or I'll keep it if there is a need to scan again if there is any updates)

We upgraded the Cobra to v2.0 and booted a 3.41 phat PS3 with the Beagle 480 USB protocol analyzer attached between the Cobra and the PS3. The resulting data file is attached.

I hope the developers in the community have some use for this. Cobra usb dongle med PS1 support!!

Also, from an0nym0us on IRC...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSP Updates for July 5, 2011

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160w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:

Happy day after 4th of July! Calling all Ape Escape and PlayStation Move fans be sure to check out the latest addition to the franchise - PlayStation Move Escape.

Other games releasing today include (2) Japanese PS one Imports - Rapid Angel and Yakiniku Bugyou. Also, the Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Multiplayer Beta is now available for all. Add-ons to note include Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Challengers Pack, Dirt 3: Horn Pack & the LittleBigPlanet 2 inFAMOUS 2 minipack.

On the PlayStation Plus side, the free games include the PS3 game Bomberman ULTRA, (2) minis: Alien Zombie Death and Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar! & the PS one title MediEvil. In addition, Qore Episode 38: July 2011 is free. Download today!

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

New Release Games & DLC

• Bomberman ULTRA (Free with Plus, a $9.99 value)
• Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar (Free and Exclusive Plus)
• Medievil PS one title (Free with Plus, a $5.99 value)
• Alien Zombie Death mini (Free with Plus, $3.99 value)
• MotorStorm Apocalypse Outlaw Vehicle Pack (PlayStation Plus price $1.99; a 20%...
 

SOCOM Mobile HQ is Now Available on Android Marketplace

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160w ago - SCEA Senior Technical Product Manager Alex Lee has announced today that SOCOM Mobile HQ is now available on the Android Marketplace.

To quote: Today we're announcing the availability of SOCOM Mobile HQ, a free Android Application helps you stay connected to the world of SOCOM even when you're away from your PS3.

Put your career, friends and clan in your pocket and experience the new SOCOM Challenge System available exclusively for SOCOM Mobile HQ users.

Each challenge is tailored to your unique player experience, with tasks ranging from being the master tacticians by getting the job done in all online modes, building your kill-to-death ratio (KDR) or always being the guy with the assists.

SOCOM Mobile HQ keeps you connected and field ready:

• Prove your tactical discipline and combat skills by accepting our challenges, gaining experience and badges that represent your cunning and perseverance.
• Plan and track your advancement by studying challenge history and leaderboards. Watch your experience climb as successive rounds push you further.
• Review your career profile to see vital SOCOM 4 stats and rank advancement potential. Compare your progress to those around you.
• Stay in contact with SOCOM 4 news and events by accessing the...
 
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