Sony Unveils Limited Edition PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle

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151w ago - Today Sony's PlayStation 3 Associate Marketing Manager Ami Sheth has unveiled a new Limited Edition PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops bundle that is scheduled to hit retailers soon.

To quote: With all of the gaming and entertainment features the PlayStation 3 offers - from 3D gaming to a built-in Blu-ray player - there are plenty of things to entice those looking for the best entertainment experience on the market.

Today we're giving you one more reason to join the PlayStation family. On May 31, we will be releasing the Limited Edition PlayStation 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle.

Not only will you get a 160 GB PS3 system and a copy of Activision Publishing Inc. and Treyarch's critically acclaimed Call of Duty: Black Ops, you'll also be treated to the First Strike Content Pack - for free. This DLC features five diverse globe-spanning multiplayer maps, one of which is a new Zombie experience.

Packed with exceptional value, the Limited Edition PlayStation 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle will be available at retailers nationwide for $299.99.
 

PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2 Arrives, PS3 CFW Downloader

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151w ago - Today PlayStation 3 hacker SvenGDK has released PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2, which allows users to manage their PS3 games, download the latest PS3 CFW, sign packages, format HDDs to FAT32, copy games and more.

Download: PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2 / PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2 (Mirror)

To quote: What is PS3 Multi Tools for Windows?
"PS3 Multi Tools for Windows" is the new version of "Multi Tools for PS3".

With this tool you can:

• Manage your games
• NEW: Work faster with the new execution box (Execute commands like "copy" or "format")
• Easily copy games to other HDDs
• Format a HDD to FAT32 (over 32GB)
• Sign Package files (.pkg)
• Easy report bugs with the Reporter (Under settings)
• NEW: Download the newest Custom Firmwares like DualBoot CFW
• NEW: Get always the latest of your PS3 CFW Backup Manager like Multiman
• Easy select your HDD for games on the menu (NEW: If not found, you can enter it manually)

Other changes:

• New Design
• Improved copy speed
• Added a clock

Requirements:
 

Sony Announces Scheduled Maintenance Today, No PSN Update

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151w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has announced news of scheduled PlayStation Network maintenance and confirmed that there will be no PSN Store update today as well.

To quote: PlayStation Network is scheduled to undergo maintenance today, from about 8am until approximately 5pm Pacific time. During this time, registration and Account Management will be inaccessible, including the password reset process.

While some users may experience difficulty signing in to PSN, the majority of consumers will be able to play online as well as sign in to external sites that require PSN authentication (like this one).

For those asking about the PlayStation Store, we're still targeting restoration of all services by the end of this month. Contrary to reports, the Store will not be publishing today.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
 

Video: PS3 16MB NOR Flash Dumping Demo By uf6667 Arrives

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151w ago - Today a PlayStation 3 hardware and software developer by the nickname uf6667 (aka Uberfry) has shared a demo of the PS3 16MB NOR Flash Dumping for other PS3 hackers to enjoy!

Download: PS3 16MB NOR Flash Dump (finaldump.bin) / PS3 16MB NOR Flash Dump (nor-defyboy.bin) / PS3 16MB NOR Flash Dump (Graf Chokolo)

To quote: It all started with posting of this twitter image, with the simple title of Soon...

Now we bring you a full video from our PSX-SCENE Youtube channel:

This is great progress in the PS3 world, first some talk about dual-nand's, now REAL progress in dumping the actual NOR flash!

We can only imagine what will be next! Stay Tuned!




 

PS3Index Now Includes PS3, PSP and PSN Games in Database

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152w ago - Huge update today making PS3 Index imho look less crappy. You can now view a large database of PS3, PSP and PSN games, including these fields:

  • Title ID
  • Title
  • PSP System Version
  • Release Name
  • Release Number
  • ISO Size
  • ISO CRC

Still looking for people to submit PS3 games (I was having a problem with it recently). You can use the online submission here (Guide) or use the windows application here to do so.

A dedicated page lists every update published for PS3 games (here) and you can search for the games title id that you need updates for.

Game updates are also available directly from the PS3 database viewer itself.

I'm looking at getting a devkit soon so that I can start making PS3 based applications. One that I would be looking forward to is the dumping of verification data from retail disks. The idea would be that the verification data could be retrieved from online, and used to ensure backups are 100% the same as the original - kind of like abgx does for certain parts...
 







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