131w ago - Today Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has posted up this weeks new PS3, PSP and PSN releases.
To quote: The third installment in the Assassins Creed franchise arrives on the PS3 this week and the blog boyz are ready to behead and slay some Templars -- Cesare Borgia, you're going down, son.
Igniting mass destruction and triggering powerplays goes portable this week when one my favorite racing games of 2010, Split/Second, comes to the PSP.
In other PSP news: A popular but previously delayed minis title has a new date; you'll be dribbling and shouting "Boom Shakalaka!"; and Criterion and EA are on Hot Pursuit for speed.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - The critically acclaimed single-player experience of Assassin's Creed is back and better than ever as Ezio returns in an epic struggle against the powerful Templar Order.
Now a legendary Master Assassin, Ezio must journey into Italy's greatest city, Rome, center of power, greed and corruption to strike at the heart of the enemy. Defeating the corrupt...
131w ago - Just a few days back we saw a video of PS Downgrade software by the PSJailBreak Team in action, and today graf_chokolo has posted on xorloser's blog (linked above) that he has decrypted PS3 Firmware 3.50 and while it's still a WIP it could very well lead to a free public PlayStation 3 downgrader alternative.
To quote: I am able now to decrypt and decompress CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg from PS3 PUP-Files. The decrypted and decompressed package is a copy of FLASH region where all the important SELFs and isolated SPUs stored, e.g. lv1.self or isoldr.
So, now i could downgrade PS3 by writing this decrypted image to FLASH manually, without Update Manager from HV. In fact, Update Manager just do this But the problem is, that the SHA-1 hash values for these files are stored not in flash but in SC EEPROM and i don't have access to it yet
To quote: Yep, we are still alive guys! To proove that, today our public release of our newest creation.
The PSN Tool Feature list:
• Patchscan in 45(!) PSN environments
• Range & scan
• Direct PKG file download
• PSN Registration
• Store Collection
• User Info
• User Trophy Info
User Info & Trophy Info Details:
To use those features you require keyfiles. For doubts about the legal situation we won't include those in the download package.
To get information/trophies about the user of your choice, enter his/her nickname in the "Input nickname here..." field, choose the region he lives in via the table next to it (USA/EU/JAP) and press "User Info" or "Trophy Info".
If we find the time we may release an update as there still a lot on the TODO-list:
For starters, there's our spectacular cover story: inFamous 2. We spent a full day with the fine folks at Sucker Punch, seeing aspects of the game that no one outside of the studio has ever witnessed, and getting a chance to go hands-on with Cole MacGrath in new areas of the New Orleans-inspired setting.
All the electrifying details are revealed inside our lavish 10-page feature, along with world-exclusive screens, juicy new tidbits about the story, and a guided tour of New Marais' first island.
We've also scored a big scoop with the first hands-on with Mass Effect 2 on PS3, including details on how developer BioWare will ease us PlayStation gamers into their epic sci-fi RPG (since the original game wasn't released on PS3). Nifty stuff.
And it wouldn't be a holiday issue if there wasn't a gift guide....