148w ago - As Sony usually does several days after each new PlayStation 3 Firmware update is released, today they have patched the proxy and PSN bypass methods following the release of the revised PS3 Firmware 3.56 rendering the PS3 DNS hacks useless once again.
Needless to say, when the next PS3 Firmware update arrives the PlayStation Network bypass methods will work again for another week or so before they are shut off, and the cycle will repeat for those unfamiliar with this pattern.
It also looks like Sony is remotely freezing PS3's that are already online using the bypass and when I unplugged the hard ps3 and booted it back up it wanted me to rebuild by database ^_^
Happened to both of my PS3's, leave me some feedback if this happed to any of you guys. Rebooted PS3's and had 2 extra applications on my XMB that were corrupt WTF?
148w ago - PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:
Killzone 3 Single Player Demo (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
Stacking (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $14.99)
Killzone 3 Single Player 3D Demo (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
Featured Qore Episode
Qore February Episode 33 (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $2.99)
Pocket Fighter - Sprite Avatars (x6) (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $0.49 each)
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
DC Universe Online 3 Month Subscription - Sale (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $41.99) **Subscriptions available only to purchasers of the game
Ultimate Board Game Collection - Price Change (PSP) (now $7.99, original price $9.99)
Blimp: The Flying Adventures - minis - Price Change (PS3/PSP) (now $1.99, original price $4.99)
Flying Hamster - minis - Price Change (PS3/PSP) (now...
148w ago - Korean company LG wants Sony's PlayStation 3 and Bravia televisions banned in the US for what it claims are patent infringements relating to Blu-ray playback.
To quote from EuroGamer: "The Foss Patents blog contacted Eurogamer to reveal documents filed with the US International Trade Commission in Washington relating to the complaint. mThe ITC has the power to block imports of products that violate US patents.
LG claims Sony is infringing four of its patents in a complaint that broadly relates to "certain electronic devices having a Blu-Ray Disc player and components thereof", but the PlayStation 3 (Model No. CECH-2501A) is the only Sony product to be specifically named in the main document of the complaint.
A Bloomberg reports suggests LG's claims are revenge for cases brought against it by Sony in December. Sony claims the Seoul-based company is infringing seven of its patents relating to LG phones. Sony has also filed a civil lawsuit against LG Blu-ray players.
148w ago - PlayStation Network Director of Marketing Brandon Stander has announced today that Sony's Filmy application for high-definition videos is hitting PSN.
To quote: PlayStation Network users will be excited to hear that we have just introduced a new movie viewing application from Sony Corporation exclusively on PSN.
The new application, called Filmy, allows easy organization and viewing of AVCHD video recorded with Sony cameras on PlayStation 3.
With Filmy, you can enjoy smooth operability and easy video playback of your AVCHD videos. Simply connect an AVCHD-recordable camera to your PS3 with the USB cable, and you can view those high-definition AVCHD videos right on your TV.
The Filmy application is available in the media category within the PlayStation Store as a free trial version that allows you to operate full features for 15 minutes and also as a paid version that unlocks all content functionality for $5 USD. Once downloaded, Filmy will install under the Video icon of your XMB.
The Filmy application is yet another innovative offering on PSN as we continue to expand your entertainment options, including games, movies, TV shows, sports and content that just can't be found anywhere else.
Check out the free trial, and you'll see for yourself...
148w ago - Right now we have so many PS3 Backup Managers out there for the PlayStation 3 console, and most of them are skinable.
In addition to the great PS3 OBM Themes here on PS3 News, I would like to share one of the greatest Theme sites out there.
I am talking about PS3.Spiffy360.com which may some of you know cause of the Wii and XBox 360 Theme sites.
So we have 3 Theme repositories there which are updated nearly every day. Right now the focus is on the PS3 site for sure, and we looking for some more talented skinners out there taking part in our great Theme site.
And to complete this, here are the last winners of our internal Theme Competition (Jsjar, Opium2K, condorstike- already here).