135w ago - While the PS3 launched in North America four years ago today, SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN updates, as follows:
There's a good selection of new games for both platforms this week, as well as a wealth of DLC for various titles (not least the PS3 Exclusive Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Copernicus missions).
I don't have much to talk about this week - there have been a couple more PSone submissions that I'm sure you'll all be very pleased with once they're ready to go (don't ask me which, you know I can't tell you!)
PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)
(Offer prices available until the 24th of November)
TMNT: Turtle in Time Re-Shelled (was - £7.99/€9.99 now - £5.49/€6.99)
Cell Factor: Psychokinetic Wars (was - £7.99/€9.99 now - £5.49/€6.99)
Assassin's Creed II: Sequence 12 - Battle of Forli (was - £3.19/€3.99 now - £1.99/€2.49)
Assassin's Creed II: Sequence 13 - Bonfire of the Vanities (was - £3.19/€3.99 now - £1.99/€2.49)
Assassin's Creed II: Sequence 13 - Bonfire of the...
135w ago - A few days ago we reported on graf_chokolo's progress in decrypting PS3 Firmware 3.50, and today he has made available to the PlayStation 3 Wiki (linked above) his PS3 hypervisor reverse-engineering work to date, as follows:
HSPRG The hypervisor stores a pointer to some structure per LPAR in HSPRG0 register. There are actually 2 HSPRG0 values: one for each thread of Cell CPU !!! There is a HSPRG0 array at 0x8(-0x69A0(HSPRG0)) + 0x20.
LPAR LPAR = Logical Partition
lpar1 starts at 0x(unknown), and its believed to be the memory space wherre lv1 stores its variables, flags and other data.
lpar2 starts at 0x80000000000 and it's believed to be the memory space where lv2 stores its variables, flags and other data.
The pointer to active LPAR is stored at -0x67E8(HSPRG0).
vtable 0x0033CA40 (3.15)
Member variables offset 0x38 - some pointer
offset 0x50 - LPAR id (8 bytes)
offset 0x70 - pointer to VAS id bitmap
offset 0x78 - power of 2 of word size from VAS id bitmap (4 bytes), equal to 6
offset 0x7C - number of 64-bit words in VAS id bitmap(4 bytes)
135w ago - Today PlayStation Network Sr. Director Susan Panico has officially announced that VUDU is coming to the PS3, adding another choice for PSN members to experience media instantly!
Additionally, Engadget.com reports that "ratings, recommendations, and most interestingly, support for PS3's Move controller" will be rolled out in version 2.0 of the movie service's UI during mid-December.
To quote: It's been an exciting and busy couple of weeks on the PlayStation Network. Last week we shared the news that NHL will begin streaming live games to the PlayStation 3 and that Hulu Plus is now available to all PlayStation Network members and we're not slowing down!
I'm happy to report that beginning next week, VUDU, the HD movie streaming service, will be available to all PS3 users in the United States that are registered to PSN, making it the only gaming console to offer VUDU.
With VUDU, we're adding another layer of great entertainment content to PlayStation Network and providing another choice for PS3 users to experience cinema-quality entertainment in the comfort of their living rooms. Access to VUDU doesn't require a subscription....