155w ago - Recently SilverBull of AssemblerGames.com (linked above) has released his Kermit ODEM (Optical Drive EMulation) DBGCORE v0.4 BETA for PS2 alongside some videos by leonardoliveira of it in action, which appears similar to the elusive PS2 SuperBender but based on reverse-engineering of the PlayStation 2 HD Loader software.
Kermit aims to deliver PC-assisted real time debugging facilities similar to what is offered by the DTL-T10000 kit (Playstation 2 TOOL) but on a retail PS2 console.
Kermit has partial DECI2 support and this feature is still being worked on. Expect more mesmerizing features to come.
All debug, disassembly, cheat-engine, memory dumping, PC communication features are achieved by the install of the resident kernel module called DBGCore which hooks/patches into the existing PS2 OS kernel. Kermit communicates with the PC through either full duplex EE-SIO (Mr.Brown's EE-SIO cable) or through iLINK (IEE 1394).
157w ago - A few days back we reported on both PS3 and PSP sales data, and today Sony has revealed that it has sold one million PS2 gaming consoles in 2010 thus far.
In addition to being crowned as the best selling gaming console of all time, it appears as though the PlayStation 2 still have some life left in it indeed.
The PlayStation 2 has officially broke into its first 1,000,000 units for 2010!
To quote: "This feat was accomplished weeks before we reached the halfway point in the year, meaning the PS2 has potential to sell around 3,000,000 to 3,500,000 units by the end of the year due to the holiday season.
Analysts have predicted that the PS2 will soon reach a ground-breaking 150,000,000 total units.
This is just under 50,000,000 more units than its predecessor, the PlayStation (PSOne) and a goal that Kaz Hirai (President & CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment) set for the PlayStation 3 a few years ago."
158w ago - Update: Ubisoft has just released the official Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands launch trailer video, which is also added below- enjoy!
Ubisoft Producer Graeme Jennings has made available a Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands PS3 video today that depicts the title is going back to its PS2 roots.
To quote: With the game coming out so soon and everyone at Ubisoft excited to see what you guys thought of it, we wanted to get your opinions on the PlayStation.Blog and have the chance to answer some questions you guys might have for us.
To start off, let me explain a little about Forgotten Sands. The first thing I wanted to mention is to let you all know that this is not a movie based on the Sands of Time film.
In fact, we are bringing the prince back to the roots from the PlayStation 2 era by having this game take place in the seven year gap between Sands of Time and Warrior Within. We think you'll notice a lot of reminiscent elements of the original trilogy in Forgotten Sands.
Some other things we're extremely excited to talk about are the elemental powers and epic battles that take place n the game. Thanks to the Anvil Engine from Assassin's...
• Improved network startups and various fixes
• Added internal HDD support (HDL format)
• Added the ability to choose the default menu (USB, NET, HDD games)
• Added the ability to use a valid disc ID for online games
• Added a fix for modchip freezing (maybe not all modchips)
• Many new game compatibility fixes
• Added IGR (In Game Reset) with a disable per game option
• Added Alphabetical Sorting
• Changed Settings categories
• Added page scrolling (R1/L1)
• Added support for user language files
• Network support...
160w ago - Bend Studios Creative Director John Garvin has unveiled today that on June 1, 2010 Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow will be heading to Sony's PS2 console.
To quote: I'm excited to announce that Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow will be available for purchase on the PlayStation 2 on June 1!
Coming just a couple of years after our first PSP game, award winning Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, our goal was to create another great chapter in the saga of Gabe Logan, blowing out both the game play and production values to create a state-of-the-art Syphon Filter experience.
We got Azam Ali to write an amazing soundtrack, Syphon's first theme song with lyrics and vocals. Azam's haunting score is a large part of why this game is one of my personal favorites.