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Fuel Overdose - Tactical Action Racing is Coming to PSN

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125w ago - I-Friqiya Executive Producer Skander Djerbi has announced today that tactical action racing title Fuel Overdose is coming to PSN with details below.

To quote: My name is Skander Djerbi, I'm a member of [Register or Login to view links], a tiny indie team located in Tokyo and in charge of [Register or Login to view links].

In our team there is Ryo our graphic designer, Jerome our game designer/level designer/programmer, Hideyuki our character designer while Aroun and I are the producers of the game.

To cut a long story short, we used to work for big publishers and we decided to venture into indie game development in 2010 because we thought we could bring something new to the table; what we are bringing you is Fuel Overdose.

Our ambition with this game is to bring back retro, top-down combat racing, but with a twist; that's why we like to think of our project as a "Tactical Action-Racing" game.

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We are not inventing the combat racing genre - we played most of them on consoles and PC over the past 15-20 years, and it appeared very quickly during our first meetings that there was no point trying to develop a remake of these games.

But we also realized that there were some essential...
 

Sony Announces Primal: PS2 Cult Classic Comes to PSN Tuesday

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125w ago - Sony Creative Director Chris Sorrell has announced today that the PS2 cult classic Primal is coming to PSN on Tuesday.

To quote: Primal grew from a warm, happy, and long-lost place where we were insanely fortunate enough to have an amazing team, an exciting new platform to build for (PlayStation 2!), and the freedom to make the game we wanted to make.

Core influences were some of the awesome TV shows of the day: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Dark Angel to name the foremost. We wanted to build a game that captured the vibe of these shows while also showing off some of the cool technical and artistic things we thought we could achieve with the (then) new PS2.

The premise was a classic: pretty girl meets gargoyle, explores demon worlds, acquires demonic powers, and (spoiler!) has to kill her boyfriend to save the universe.

We were lucky to hook up with our dream voice cast to bring these characters to life - Hudson Leick (best known from the Xena: Warrior Princess) and the fantastic and sadly missed Andreas Katsulas (whose work on Babylon 5 I so admired).

Together they brought a truly unusual warmth to our main characters that stood out at the time, and remains quite special even to this day.

Musically our game world needed some 'bite',...
 

VooFoo Studios Announces Hustle Kings is Out Now on PS Vita

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125w ago - Today Game Designer Tam VooFoo at VooFoo Studios has announced that Hustle Kings is now available on the PS Vita handheld console.

To quote: Everyone here at [Register or Login to view links] is proud that you can now play Hustle Kings on PlayStation Vita.

Once you've got your PS Vita all unwrapped, head to the PlayStation Store and you'll find Hustle Kings there for a superb £6.49. If you have pre-ordered a PS Vita then you can redeem your discount voucher to get Hustle Kings for just £1.49!

And if that wasn't tempting enough, you'll also get the PS3 version for free! That is a flabbergasting deal right there. The two versions are very different so you're almost getting two games for the price of one.

We have spent a lot of time and effort making Hustle Kings on PS Vita as great as possible. There are a lot of improvements from the PS3 version of Hustle Kings, along with a lot of entirely new content just for PS Vita.

We wanted to take full advantage of the Vita's unique inputs, and we think we've done so with a selection of control methods to cater for everyone from novice players right up to all you Hustle Kings pros.

If you want to bask in the PS Vita's touchscreen glory then it's really straightforward to...
 

PS3 Fast Dual-Boot Details for E3 Flasher Arrive from E3DIY Team

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125w ago - Following up on their previous announcement of officially supporting PS3 dual-booting, today the E3DIY Team has made available a pin-out schematic and manual for fast dual-booting with their E3 Flasher device with PlayStation 3 CFW (Custom Firmware).

Download: E3 CFW 3.55 Checkoff Downgrade to 3.41 OFW Manual (PDF) / PS3 Fast Dual-Boot E3 Flasher Pin-Out Schematic

To quote from their site, roughly translated: 2012-02-26

1: New mainboard Fast dual boot successfully with E3 FLASHER. Click here (e3-tech.net/images/E3%20FLASHER%20PIC/new-mainboard-fast-dual-boo.jpg) to download manual.

2: E3 flasher Fast dual boot and downgrade OFW4.11 to 3.55 successfully, it's same way as downgrade 3.73 to 3.55. We suggest user upgrade to OFW4.11 and then downgrade to 3.55 from now on. And don't forget backup your OFW4.11 bios well.

3: Downgrade to OFW3.41 from CFW3.55CHECKOFF successfully, tested by E3TEAM. Now you can enjoy any 3.55FW by this way (downgrade to OFW3.41 and then upgrade to 3.55, include JB2CFW3.55, OFW3.55...
 

PS3 HIP2HIS - PARAM.HIP to PARAM.HIS Changelog File Converter

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125w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer deroad has released a PS3 HIP2HIS PARAM.HIP to PARAM.HIS changelog file converter application and related documentation below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: This is a new software to convert a PARAM.HIP file to a PARAM.HIS (HIS are used by the PS3 as a change-log file).

It can be viewed by going Game -> Triangle -> Update History
This file needs to be located in the same folder as the PARAM.SFO ( /dev_hdd0/game/TITLE_ID/PARAM.HIS ).

Finally, from ps3devwiki.com/wiki/PARAM.HIP:

This file is used to display the changelog texts of a HDD game (category HG), game patches (category GD with APP_VER), and gamedata (category GD without APP_VER). Texts are displayed under the option "Update History" when pressing triangle over his icon.

PARAM.HIP files are the "source" file, contained in the root of a Install_Package.pkg. When the package is installed the system adds at the beggining of the "source" file 10 bytes containing his timestamp (date and time when is installed), and copyes it in the install folder as PARAM.HIS.

PARAM.HIS files can be updated by consecutive installations of more .HIP files over...
 
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