PSN Down for Unscheduled Maintenance, Sony Updates Incoming

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134w ago - Update: Several sources including Examiner.com now confirm that PSN services are back online!

Despite publishing their weekly PSN Game Store Updates, users are reporting that PSN is down for what appears to be unscheduled maintenance on Sony's PlayStation Network.

According to GamersMint.com, an anonymous source confirmed that the PSN downtime is indeed due to technical issues and not annother intrusion into Sony's online network, to quote:

"The recent PSN outage isn't because of an external intrusion but a technical issue within the network. Should be fixed in the next few hours and is nothing to get worried about. "

Finally, below are some recent Tweets from PlayStationEU...
 

PCE Emu: PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 Emulator v1.4.0 for PS3 Out

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134w ago - It's been awhile since the last update, but today the PCE Emu PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 emulator for PS3 version 1.4.0 is available for both 3.41 and 3.55 PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware.

Download: PCE Emu v1.4.0 for PS3 (3.41 CFW) (1.03 MB) / PCE Emu v1.4.0 for PS3 (3.55 CFW) (1.03 MB) / PCE Emu Site

To quote: PCE.emu is a PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 emulator written in C++ for Android, iOS, WebOS and PS3. It uses the emulation backend from Mednafen and is built on top of the Imagine engine. The source is released under the GPLv3 license.

Main Features:

  • Accurate emulation and high compatibility rate (Note: Data swapped TG16 roms are not supported, see known issues below for a fix if you're getting a black screen on load)
  • Backup memory and save state support, auto-save and ten manual slots for save states
  • Supports ROM-based games in .pce and .sgx formats, optionally in .zip files
  • CD emulation via loading CUE or TOC+BIN files (select a system card rom in the options, for versions...

 

Video: JFW DH PS3 3.56 Custom Firmware Homebrew CFW Apps

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134w ago - Following up on their previous video, today Spanish PlayStation 3 developer DemonHades has shared a demo of JFW DH PS3 Custom Firmware installing and running various PS3 homebrew CFW applications including an NES emulator, Showtime Media Player and the multiMAN backup game manager.

To quote, roughly translated: Hi hell, here I leave a video that shows the installation of 3.56 DH JFW MA on a 3.55, this version is created only for users locked into a 3.56 (base) that can not drop below the 3.56 and therefore can not enjoy the scene.

The reason why you can not downgrade the 3.56, is that apart from the 3.56 it incorporates a second updater which is the preparatory 3.60. Then would be the new way (updater2) mode unusable old (3.55) is why not recognize any update below.

It's supposed to be given to how to do down at 3.56 after the DH JFW 3.56 MA, but when tested it is only possible with a flash out of 3.56.

The video shows how to use various applications such as:

  • NES Emulator
  • Showtime-media player
  • Multiman

What is not allowed to peek / poke the moment, but the pkg type PSN games if the charges.

Again, this is...
 

European PSN Game Store Updates for September 21, 2011

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134w ago - Sony's Andy Stewart of the Playstation Store Team has outlined this weeks European PSN Game Store content updates today, as follows:

Hello everybody! Ross is at a top secret meeting today (which I don't even know what it is about) so instead you got me - which is probably for the best because I'm going to be extremely attentive. So "Let's get this party started!"

Today we are delighted to announce the release of Resident Evil 4 (a personal favourite of mine, which I am sure does not need any explanation) with a discount for PLUS members of 50%. In addition for PLUS members we also have a discount of 50% for The Undergarden, a game the whole family can enjoy.

We also have coming to the store today the pre-order for PAYDAY: The Heist which I am sure you have heard about though our PlayStation Network PLAY promotion.

This game is released in early October but please note if you have already bought the four games in the PlayStation Network PLAY promotion you will not need to buy / pre-order this as your copy will come to you as a voucher in your email. So don't pre-order if you're eligible!

As for special offers this month which are available for everyone, UbiSoft have contributed some awesome games for you to buy, include Outland and Clash of Heroes...
 

Sony Launches the Access TV Show on PlayStation Store in UK

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134w ago - Today Sony Senior Product Manager Ian Vinten has announced the launch of the Access TV Show on PlayStation Store in UK.

To quote: Today's sees the launch of the Access TV show on the PlayStation Store in the UK.

Available to download every Wednesday from the UK PlayStation Store, Access is completely free for all UK PSN account holders to watch on their PlayStation 3 consoles.

Hosted by comedian Lucy Porter, Access offers unrivaled access to the world of PlayStation - getting up close and personal with the best games, the biggest industry events and SCE UK's Access community.

The focal point of the Access community is our Facebook page, which offers gamers exclusive game and entertainment related activities.

Episode one of Access, available now, tackles blockbuster games including the smash-hit shooter Resistance 3, as well as taking an exclusive look at footballing behemoth FIFA 12. It also reports direct from the Access tour - events across the UK offering upfront plays on unreleased games, live music and much more.

Each 10-minute episode is packed with up-to-the-minute HD previews, interviews, features and more, offering expert guidance to the huge array of multimedia services available...
 







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