168w ago - Today Spanish site Teknoconsolas.es (linked above) has posted the first release of PS3 Game Ripper v1.0, which is a homebrew application that allows you to reduce the size of PlayStation 3 game backups, followed shortly by version 2.0 which reportedly shrinks images even better and 3.0 followed by 3.1 below.
To quote, roughly translated: Lande, known PSP programmer has ported its PS3 UMDRipper the environment and has created what it called PS3 Game Ripper.
Basically what this application is to reduce the size of the PS3 backups. To detect this file as AT3 sounds, videos M2TS and MTS, dummies and different languages, allowing the removal of them and thus obtaining a copy of inferior size. Also automatically detects and removes the update of the game.
208w ago - Update: The Final Fantasy XIV site has now been updated officially to reflect this.
Last week we reported that Square Enix launched Final Fantasy XIV Beta application sign ups, however, these currently do not include the PS3 version of the title.
The good news is that Siliconera.com (linked above) has revealed that those who got their hands on a copy of Final Fantasy XIII also should have received a campaign code used to apply for the PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIV Beta.
As of now, there's no other way to get access to it!
To quote: "The Final Fantasy XIII bonus item does two things.
The twenty digit code packaged with the first shipment of Final Fantasy XIII gives future Final Fantasy XIV players a secret item when the MMO debuts next year.
Before that happens, the campaign code is also a ticket to apply for the PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIV Beta."