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Reports of PS3 Firmware Update 3.0 Freezing Games Surface

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272w ago - Well, it's less than a day after Sony's PS3 Firmware 3.0 update has been released and already there appears to be numerous reports of some PS3 games freezing post-update.

According to Examiner.com (linked above), at least three PS3 titles thus far seem to be adversely affected.

To quote: "One of the biggest games being inflicted by this freezing bug is Uncharted. Numerous forum goers on [Register or Login to view links] are complaining about the freezing issue. There have also been a few reports of the UFC and Bioshock getting similar symptoms.

Whether this is just limited to Uncharted isn't known, but it could very well cause some minor problems to other titles, too. Let's hope Sony finds a cure for this minor inconvenience soon."

A few others are reporting that NFS: Undercover now freezes when playing online and COD4 froze when in a lobby.

That being said, if anyone here has experienced any PS3 game freezing issues since updating to PS3 Firmware 3.0 feel free to reply in the comments below!
 

DLC Supporters Receive a Free Killzone 2 PlayStation Home Shirt

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273w ago - Today over 100 items were added PlayStation Home, along with 2 new apartments.

Added to this plethora of new goodies, Sony is giving you Killzone 2 fans something for you to show off in PlayStation Home.

To quote: "Sony has begun sending out codes for a free Killzone 2 Home T-Shirt to PSN users who have purchased either the Steel and Titanium Map Pack, or the Flash and Thunder Map Pack, as 'a special thank you for supporting the blistering first person shooter'.

The shirt features a glowing stripe pattern of the guns from KZ2.

So far the T-Shirt has only been confirmed for SCEE regions, with US accounts not yet receiving the promotion as of this writing."
 

Crash Commando - New Add-On Content and Free PS3 Patch

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273w ago - SCEA Producer Daimion Pinnock has announced that some new Crash Commando add-on content and a free PS3 patch will arrive this week.

To quote: This week we're launching a bunch of new stuff for Crash Commando including a patch, new characters and a new map pack. Here to talk about it is John McLaughlin from Xdev Studio Europe. Keep an eye out for the patch and DLC, launching this Thursday with the PlayStation Store update.

I'm pleased to announce that on August 27 we will be releasing a new patch and some new content that I'm sure you will all love.

We are always looking for feedback and listening to what you guys are saying about Crash Commando. We've been taking your comments on board and will be releasing a patch with the following improvements:





• Rebalanced primary weapons
• Portraits of the characters on the standing screen
• Access to the online store within the game
• Specific invert axis option for the turret gun
• Improved sound output levels
• Taunt animation when standing still added for original characters
• Improved BOT AI

As well as that we have a bunch of cool new downloadable add-ons for you.

First of all there are...
 

Guide: XBox 360 Hack - Free60 Homebrew With No Chip Needed

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274w ago - Today French site Logic-Sunrise.com (linked above) has published a guide based on the Free60 Exploit and the work of [Register or Login to view links].

For those seeking to give it a try, to quote: "We're going to explain you the Free60 exploit, which consists in launching decrypted code (hello word) on a Xbox 360 system.

Once this bug has been well exploited, It will be possible, in a near future, to use your Xbox 360 as a media center, and for example lauch XBMC, or homebrews (megadrive, SNES emulators, and others) and maybe Xbox 360 games from the hard disk as well, everything a Xbox 1st generation did but more powerfully !

But before being there, there is a long way to do, even if the basis is here : it's now possible to load decrypted code on Xbox 360 system. It's been for 4years we have waiting for this huge news !

This tutorial is written in order to explain the way to hack you Xbox 360. No chips needed !

What you need :

• a Xbox 360 XENON system
• parallel port adaptater
• NAND Pro, available here : http://www.logic-sunrise.com/telechargement-40683-nand-pro.html
• solder gear
• a...
 

Video: Free60 - New JTAG Hack Booting Off a Cygnos360 NAND

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275w ago - Today xZool2k9 has released a video demonstrating the upcoming Free60 Homebrew Exploit for XBox 360 consoles.

The video is available below, and to quote from the caption:

This is the confirmation that the hack announced by Tmbinc is actually working. I have used a sample Cygnos360 V2 I got from Team Cygnos and flashed the hack onto the second NAND. The onboard NAND was untouched by that.

As you can see I can still switch to the NXE dash. When switching to the NAND onboard of Cygnos the blue LED lights up on the USB daughter board. I can then boot straight of that NAND.

AMAZING WORK TMBINC!!!!!!




 
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