125w ago - As a follow-up to the previousJaicraB JFW DH PS3 Custom Firmware videos came a video (below) by pdnked of a PS3 Slim Retail console running Rebug 3.66 Custom Firmware (which is actually PS3 OFW 3.66 with a few Debug files added) from Dospiedras1973 via Spanish site Elotrolado.
Dospiedras1973, EOL and user who has already managed to do the downgrade recently consoles INFECTUS using FAT for that necessary, has released a firmware that allows PS3 to version 3.66 with options debug a machine operative. Some clarifications are annotated by the developer:
125w ago - Update: Sony has now confirmed the news via ArsTechnica stating, to quote: "The new CECH-3000 series PS3 requires HDMI only for BD movie output in HD, in compliance with AACS standards, PS3 continues to support component output for HD gaming and streaming content."
Today Kotaku (linked above) reports news of a rumor that Sony may be removing HD downscale for the component output on new 'K' PS3 Slim models making an HDMI cable mandatory for them.
To quote: "A tipster sends us rumored word (and image) of an incoming replacement model for the 160GB PlayStation 3 which brings with it a change in the way some people will hook the console up to their HD television.
The new "K" chassis, which Sony will begin shipping to retailers this week, will require customers to use an HDMI cable to play a game or watch a movie in high definition, according to the tipster. The component out, which on all other models supports high definition video modes, will no longer do so, according to a memo apparently sent around at GameStop today.
All future models of the PS3, the memo continues, will require an HDMI cable for high definition output. Previous models will not...
125w ago - Sony's PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
Hits like Hard Corps: Uprising and Chime Super Deluxe are now 30% off during our Summer Sale. You get 50% off if you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber. See all the Summer Sale Games here.
Notable releases this week include Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Catherine Demo, L.A. Noire: "Reefer Madness" Vice Case, Worms 2: Armageddon Puzzle Pack and LittleBigPlanet 2 Killzone 3 Minipack.
On the PlayStation Plus side, be sure to check out the Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Full Game Trial, Golden Axe, and the PlayStation Plus 1st Anniversary Dynamic Theme.
Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:
• Pac-Man Championship Edition DX - Full Game (now $6.99, original price $9.99, PlayStation Plus price $4.89)
• PixelJunk Shooter 2 - Full Game (now $6.99, original price $9.99, PlayStation Plus price $4.89)
• Hard Corps: Uprising Full Game (now $10.49, original price $14.99, PlayStation Plus price $7.34)
• Hard Corps: Character: Harley (now $1.75, original price $2.49, PlayStation Plus price $1.23)
• Hard Corps: Character: Leviathan (now $1.75, original price $2.49, PlayStation Plus...
125w ago - Today Insomniac Games Senior Community Manager James Stevenson has shared a Resistance 3 'full circle' PlayStation 3 development diary video for fans.
To quote: This one focuses on bringing back some of the classic Resistance: Fall of Man gameplay like the weapon wheel and the great heritage that Ratchet & Clank has provided the Resistance franchise.
There is a ton of exciting news about Resistance 3 these days. You hopefully saw all of the preview coverage that hit yesterday. There's much more to come, as next week, we will be staging a Resistance 3 panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 21st at 5 p.m. in Room 7AB.
"Go behind the scenes with Marcus Smith (Creative Director), Kevin Grow (Animation Director), Grant Hollis (Art Director), and voice actors Robin Atkin Downes (Joseph Capelli) and Crispin Freeman (Charlie Tent) from the cast and discover the secrets behind Insomniac's vision of a post-apocalyptic 50's era.
Attendees will be able to ask their burning questions in an exclusive Q&A session and might - just might - get a first look at a brand-new way for you to resist with your friends."
126w ago - Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has announced today that the Catherine demo is hitting PlayStation Network tomorrow.
To quote: We're so excited to reveal that tomorrow (7/12), we'll be releasing a demo for our upcoming game that explores of the psychology and horror of relationships, commitment, and love–Catherine.
What exactly is the game's story? What kind of play style can you look forward to? All such questions and likely many more will be answered with the demo. And all you have to do is download it and play!
The demo will take you through the opening hour or so of the game, learning about Vincent (the protagonist) and his life. Catherine is all about its story and characters; the fact that you'll meet Vincent, his girlfriend, and his close circle of buddies in your short time with the demo should give you a great idea of what to expect in the full game.
And then there are the nightmares... You'll have to contend with a couple of those. The experience should give you an idea of just how much stress Vincent deals with throughout the game. And just how much fun you're in store for if you opt to pick a copy up.
We're also thrilled to start teasing glimpses of the finished goodies to be found inside the limited...