Video: Hands-on with Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix on PS3

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33w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements shared a video today that goes hands-on with Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix on PS3.

To quote: When we are older, you'll understand what I meant when I said, 'No, I don't think life is quite that simple.'

So sang Hikaru Utada in her beloved single that opened the original Kingdom Hearts in September of 2002. And so she sings again in this upcoming HD update that famously twisted together the fates of Square Enix characters with Disney icons.

And the lyrics offer a pointed commentary on the re-release, as the narrative of Kingdom Hearts was never quite that simple. And perhaps that's why we love it so much.

Kingdom Hearts begins innocently enough, with a young boy named Sora spending time with his friends, Riku and Kairi. But soon their world, and perhaps all worlds, are threatened by a malignant darkness. Sora, as our intrepid hero, is promptly pulled into the intrigue.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix is an incredible collection for fans of the series, and a perfect entrypoint for those that missed the original. It includes the "Final Mix" version of the first Kingdom Hearts, which was never launched in the United States.

This version includes new enemies, items, and other assorted goodies. But now,...
 

Video: Remastered Music in Final Fantasy X HD on PlayStation 3

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34w ago - Square-Enix Community Manager Lee Williams shared a video today showcasing the remastered music in Final Fantasy X HD on PlayStation 3 below.

To quote: You might have gathered that it's Gamescom week, so there have been lots of goodies coming in recently - like a lovely little trailer comparing some of the gameplay from the original Final Fantasy X with footage from the new HD Remaster version.

It shows off a sequence of battles, focusing on the Overdrive attacks. Check out the difference between SD and HD!

But the new thing we're showing off here, is the arranged version of the battle music!

It's worth pointing out that more than 60 tracks from the original Final Fantasy X soundtrack have been rearranged or remastered in HD audio in the new edition.





Excited much? The game's currently slated for launch this year, and will be available for PS3 and PS Vita. We'll have more soon, so keep checking back!
 

PS3 Fat and Slim HDD Reader for Windows by 3141card is Released

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36w ago - Following up on his previous revision and the utility from nullptr comes PS3 HDD Reader for Windows from 3141card which can now read and copy from both fat and slim PS3 HDD variations.

Download: ps3_hdd_reader_windows.rar

To quote: Ok, with much help from mind i get it work. A BIG THX to mind for help me debug the prog. The app can now read, and copy from, fat and slim hdd's.

Some words to safety. The app has only read access, self the incredible bug of all bugs, can not lead to a write access. The app can not destroy your ps3-hdd.

Windows knows not about a PS3-hdd, its a unknown format for Windows. That means, if you not initialize the PS3-hdd, AND DO IT NEVER, the ps3-hdd is not existing for windows, no random read or write processes to a device which not exists for the OS.

Notes:

1) The App will NOT destroy your PS3′s HDD.
2) Now you can COPY from PS3 Fats too.
3) Avast warning...
 

PS3 HDD Utility (Beta) Homebrew Application by Nullptr is Released

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37w ago - Following up on the PS3 Slim HDD Reader, today PlayStation 3 developer nullptr has now released a PS3 HDD Utility (Beta) with details below.

Download: PS3_HDD_Utility_Beta.rar

To quote: Hello everyone!

Here is a lightweight utility for your PS3 HDD raw backup, decryption needs, and other features. Right now it only supports slim PS3s.
It's written from scratch except for some ported code form naehrwert's PoC. If you have any feed back, please put it here.

Beta Version:

  • Dumping raw images from external disks.
  • Image decryption is done in chunks to save memory.
  • Extracting file block tool. Allows user to dump specified parts of a file.

Notes:

  • I'm not responsible in ANYWAY for what is done with this app.
  • This tool is only for testing. It's not a one-app-solution to recovering data from PS3 HDD yet.
  • Decryption for NAND will be added later.
  • If you want to mount GameOS or do on-the-fly enc/dec, linux offers that in it's "device mapper". (I didn't test it...

 

Video: Sony Wishes a Happy First Birthday to Sound Shapes

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37w ago - Sony's Mark Rabo of the Sound Shapes Team wished a very Happy Birthday to Sound Shapes who turns one this week.

To quote: We're celebrating a big birthday this week - Sound Shapes turns one! At the age when we were wearing diapers and barely crawling, our strange musical platformer has been out in the real world making things happen.

First he came back with some good reviews, then a bunch of awards, and now he's hanging out with thousands of friends making levels. Who knew our little game would be so driven? As parents, it's real nice to see.

During this birthday week we have lots going on, and you're invited to the festivities. Have a look.





Creator Contest

We're holding a level design/jam competition. To participate, create and upload a level highlighting what you love about Sound Shapes and hashtag the title with #BDay. Upload your level by August 19th, 2013. Winners will be announced soon with the launch of the next Milkcrate.

The top six creators will receive a signed, screen printed Sound Shapes poster and will be included in a special 1 Year Anniversary Milkcrate album which will be a permanent part of the Sound Shapes community.

No purchase...
 







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