153w ago - Today PlayStation 3 hacking group Fail0verflow has tweeted news of a Standalone Linux PS3 Slim 27C3 Fail0verflow demo that Marcan42 wanted to show off during this year's 27C3 but couldn't due to the video not working.
From the video's caption, to quote: "This is what the fail0verflow 27c3 demo *should* have looked like. As it turns out, the reason why we didn't have working video and had to fall back to an SSH demo was because this Slim is too new to run version 3.15 (what we tried to run), since it does not correctly support this particular revision of the RSX. So here's the same demo, except with version 3.41, which does work."
For those who missed it, pytey of Fail0verflow was also recently interviewed by the BBC.
The video can be seen below, and here are some related Fail0verflow tweets:
Standalone Linux on the PS3 Slim demo (with video): http://goo.gl/8oZVj (this is what *should* have been the 27c3 demo,...
153w ago - Today I received two PS3 USB JailBreak 2.5" Slim External Enclosures from PS3USBJailBreak.com to review, one with a 500GB HDD & one without.
When the DHL truck arrived today i was excited, the samples were finally here! The packaging wasn't the best but it was acceptable.
The enclosures were in a thin plastic box that was then wrapped in bubble wrap with about 2 miles of tape wrapped around to hold the bubble wrap. Wasn't pretty but it worked!
I must say this is a very nice product, in a nutshell it is a PS3 USB Jailbreak Adapter (AT64S) with a 500GB Seagate HDD (upgradable) inside an slim external enclosure. It will jailbreak your ps3 & store your games all on the same device. The best feature in my opinion is that it comes preloaded with 40+ PS3 Games! Games like GOWIII, Dante's Inferno, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Soul Caliber IV, NBA Jam, NBA2k11, Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, Mirrors Edge. The list goes on & on!
The Web site printed on the enclosure doesn't feature this new product on their site yet, but it does have the essential information and software needed to flash the built in PS3USBJailbreak.
Surprisingly, the enclosure came pre-flashed with HermesV4b...
154w ago - While we know that PS3 Firmware 3.55 patches the ability to downgrade your PlayStation 3 console, this weekend Dukio reports that brand new 3.50 PS3 Consoles may also not be downgradable as well.
To quote: "Amid reports of new PS3 Slims owners who have no luck in downgrading their PS3 consoles, i would like to warn those people who like to buy a new PS3 console and Jailbreak it by looking at these suggestions below:
1. Beware of pre-installed 3.50 firmwares PS3 Slims, most people have no success in downgrading their console with any methods online on these consoles. The new batch of PS3 slims might have been given some kind of protection in order to prevent it from downgrading to an earlier version of firmware. So, please take note of it.
2. If you still want to buy a stocked 3.50 firmware console or that there are no other version of PS3s available in your area, i suggest buying on earlier CECH models, like CECH-25xx and clearly stay away with CECH-251x! You might also want to check the console with this sticker instead of this. Notice the bold part? dekoslav has confirmed that the bold one can be downgraded."
162w ago - Similar to the PlayStation 3 Slim, today Kotaku.com (linked above) reports that the PS3 Bluetooth Headset is also going slim with the price remaining the same as the original model, later confirmed by Sony Peripherals Product Manager Anand Agarwal.
To quote: "A reader sent us this promo sleeve for the PlayStation 3 Bluetooth headset earlier this week, which now appears to be sporting a slimmer, sleeker design than the original model.
Not only has the ear clasp been made thinner, but the front buttons and indicators have been cleaned up too. The material also clearly states that this is an official Sony product, not a third-party offering.
The feature set on the back of the box has no new features compared to the existing version, so it appears to be a simple aesthetic upgrade for a device that was looking a little, well, clunky as we push on towards 2011.
As the box says, it'll be priced at $50, which is the same as the existing model."
166w ago - A few weeks back we reported on a Bad Company 2 Edition Custom PS3 Slim by jriquelmeyt, and today he posted another creation via MandiocaGamer (linked above) which he named the Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition PlayStation 3 Slim mod.
To quote: "I'm Javier Riquelme, jriquelme, from Asuncion-Paraguay, and this is my new Mod.
Here, a crappy video, and some photos from the process. Enjoy!... I hope you like it."
Those interested can check out his Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition Custom PS3 Slim mod video below!