Rugby League 2: World Cup Edition for PlayStation 2 Announced

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291w ago - Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) announced today the development of Rugby League 2: World Cup Edition for Sony PlayStation®2, by leading games developer Sidhe Interactive.

The game builds on the highly successful 2005 release of Rugby League 2, bringing updated and new content in time for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

Press Release: "Rugby League 2 was a massive success and gamers had been asking for an updated version for a long time," said David Robles, Business Development Manager for HES."By working with Sidhe to deliver a new version of the game, with updated features, and rosters, we're giving the fans what they want on the platform they want it most."

Rugby League 2: World Cup Edition includes a host of features and new updates for Rugby fans including:

- All New World Cup Mode
- Squad and Jersey updates for the 2008 NRL, Super League and World Cup International Teams
- Addition of new NRL franchise the Gold Coast Titans including player likenesses
- Stadia updates and five new stadia including Skilled Park (Gold Coast), Browne Park (Rockhampton, QLD), New Craven Park (UK), Twickenham Stoop (UK) and Stade Gilbert Brutus (France)
- New in-game cut scenes
- New Twilight NRL Grand Final Stadia

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GC Asia 2008: Crytek Hearts PlayStation 4

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291w ago - The next generation of consoles will be the "catalyst for a renaissance" in gaming graphics.

During yesterday's GC Asia keynote speech on the future of gaming graphics, the president and CEO of Crytek, Cevat Yerli emphasised several times how important the next generation of consoles (i.e. PS4 and Xbox 360 II: Electric Boogaloo) will be to a renaissance in gaming graphics that he predicts will arrive in 2011-2012.

Not only will the company link its technology development with the console cycles, but it sees the PlayStation 4 as the most important machine of the coming generation, with Yerli stating that "frankly, we are linking ourself to what the PS4 will take up as [its hardware] position; that is the console makeup that will drive all our research, so we cannot wait to know what the [machine] will be about. That's probably the most important missing information we have right now in our company."

So, what's this graphics renaissance he's talking about? Yerli believes that - given that the Xbox 360 and PS3 will be around for a few more years - it will be today's technological framework that drives graphics for the next three years, but come 2011-2012 - and new consoles - there will be a huge shift. Sure, processing power and hardware sophistication will increase as they always...
 

Burnout Paradise Arrives this Thursday at the PlayStation Store!

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291w ago - We announced a few weeks back that you'd soon be able to buy Burnout Paradise on the PlayStation Store. We're now able to confirm that this will be released on this coming Thursday (25th of September).

Buying the game gets you all the original Burnout Paradise disk content. If you missed it, that's all 5 neighbourhoods in the Paradise City open world filled with hundreds of Road Rage, Stunt Run, Marked Man and Burning Route events. Every street in the city features a Road Rules record time and Showtime score to beat.

Take it online, and you'll witness the seamless arrival of up to 7 friends. Collaborate with them to beat 350 Freeburn Challenges - simple challenges taking you all over Paradise City.

Starting the game will then immediately trigger the download of all our updates, including the recent Cagney Pack and Burnout Bikes. A pack delivering PS3 Trophy Support will be released imminently and included for free.

To give you some idea of what you get, here's a whirlwind tour of all the awesome new content we've brought to Burnout Paradise since the game released.

- Online Stunt Run (game mode)
- Online Road Rage (game mode)
- Online Marked Man (game mode)
- 35 new car-based Freeburn Challenges
- 35 new car-based Freeburn Challenges...
 

PlayStation 3 Flash ECC Algorithm Reversed!!

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291w ago - Well this week we have some exciting news that we hinted about last week.

First, a small technical explanation. We were not able to modify any data on the PS3's flash chips due to the ECC. The ECC is a checksum basically, that ensures whatever data is in the block is not changed or corrupted, and if it is it errors.

So, the problem was since when we tried to alter data, the ECC would then in turn be invalid, causing errors, making the system not boot.

We did develop a way around this, however, it was time consuming and quite slow. We used the PS3 to write data to the flash, then dump it, with its proper ECC, then rewrite to where we needed it. This would take hours on end! We were not able to regenerate the ECC since we did not know the proper algorithm.

But now, we can!!

After multiple tests done by NDT to see what the ECC algorithm was when the block was filled with some magic data, our very own RPS was able to reverse the algorithm!

What does this mean? Simple, we are now able to in minutes properly edit a flash dump, regenerate the ECC and flash it onto the PS3 in order to experiment with flash changes. Using this, we have already found where the...
 

PlayStation 3 BD-J Apple II Emulator Released!

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291w ago - I made a BD-J Apple II Emulator.

Currently there is no keyboard. So we can not control it...

But demos work such as Lode Runner.

Enjoy!

Download: PS3 BD-J Apple II Emulator
 











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