PS Plus: Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition and Tomb Raider Free

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6w ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer is here with this weeks PlayStation Plus update, which includes Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition and Tomb Raider free for PS Plus Members.

To quote: I think the best way to start off any new month is with two free PlayStation Plus games. For March we have Dead Nation: Apocalpyse Edition for your PlayStation 4 and Tomb Raider for your PlayStation 3. If you're unfamiliar with the original Dead Nation, it's a top-down twin-stick shooter that's best experienced with a friend.

Make sure you've got a strategy and plenty of items before you head out to take down hordes of zombies. The Apocalypse Edition was just announced last week, will be hitting PlayStation Store tomorrow, and it has some interesting benefits like an interactive live streaming option.

Then we have last year's critically acclaimed reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. Witness Lara's growth from young archeologist to bad-ass adventurer as her expedition gets shipwrecked on a mysterious island. Lara has to do a lot to survive, including live through several impalings, explore her surroundings and hunt wildlife.

You can download Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition and Tomb Raider after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow.

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PS Plus in March: Tomb Raider and Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition

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7w ago - Sony PS Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe is here with a peek at the PlayStation Plus March 2014 content, which includes Tomb Raider, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition and more!

To quote: Hi everyone. We have another huge month coming your way on PlayStation Plus this March so sit back, relax and let us take care of your gaming needs.

PlayStation 4:

Make sure you pick up the latest and greatest ever version of the PSN smash hit Dead Nation. Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition is a top-down shoot 'em up set in an apocalyptic zombie-infested world, from the talented developer Housemarque, famous for the Super Stardust titles and, more recently, the critically acclaimed RESOGUN.

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition features a full campaign mode which can be played solo or in co-op. The 'Road to Devastation' expansion is included too, giving you two extra game modes - Arcade and Endless, allowing you to test yourself against ever increasing odds.





PlayStation 3:

First up on PS3 this month, one of the games of 2013: Tomb Raider.

The game takes us right back to the beginning as we meet a young Lara Croft on an expedition to locate the island of Yamatai deep...
 

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition Coming to PS4 March 4th, 2014

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7w ago - XDEV Studio Europe Associate Producer Rogan Ogden announced today that Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition is coming to PS4 on March 4th, 2014.

To quote: The best-ever version of the smash hit Dead Nation is making its way to PS4 next week on March 4th. Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition will be available on PlayStation Store for $14.99 and PlayStation Plus members will be able to download it as part of their Instant Game Collection.

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition is a top-down shoot 'em up, set in an apocalyptic, zombie-infested world. It comes from the talented developer Housemarque, famous for the Super Stardust series, and more recently the critically acclaimed Resogun.

Dead Nation features a full campaign mode, which can be played solo or co-op (either online or local).

Exclusively available on PS4, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition features numerous enhancements, making it the best version yet. You can now play in full 1080p HD, with improved textures, rendering, and effects - Dead Nation has never looked better. We also improved the controls, adding in a quick weapon select so your favorite zombie decimator is never out of reach.





The Road to Devastation expansion is now included in the...
 

Video: PS Vita Dual Firmware Boot Proof-of-Concept Demo Arrives

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12w ago - Today Sony PlayStation Vita hacker Katsu released a VPS Vita Dual Firmware Boot Proof-of-Concept demo video with details below.

To quote: It didn’t take long for Yifan Lu’s investigations to become useful for other hardware hackers! Our community member katsu, guided by Yifan’s precise description of the Vita’s NAND pinouts, was able to hack his PS Vita in order to boot from a previous firmware, technically performing something very similar to a downgrade. Check the video below, it’s cool and full of “electronicsporn”, like your favorite cyberpunk movie.

What katsu did was dump his firmware 2.12 (on the NAND), probably using Yifan Lu’s technique. He then copied that Firmware dump to an SD card. In the meantime, he upgraded the PS Vita to firmware 3.01. On the video, you see him inserting his SD card in a reader connected to the Vita. The Vita then reads the content of the SD card (the firmware 2.12 he dumped earlier) instead of its own 3.01 NAND.

What the hell does all of that mean? First of all, that Yifan Lu’s little experiment in the hardware world is proving successful, by providing inspiration and documentation for other talented hardware modders.

Secondly, that downgrading a PS Vita is a possibility under certain...
 

Video: PS3 XMB Blitting POC Plugin By 3141card is Now Available

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15w ago - Following up on his previous updates, PlayStation 3 developer 3141card has shared a PS3 XMB Blitting POC Plugin alongside a demo video of it in action below.

Download: blitting_xmb_test.rar / blitting_xmb_test_PIC1_PNG.rar / blitting_xmb_test_ram.rar

To quote: I found a way for blitting information on the XMB screen, it is not perfect atm and work only in main XMB, not ingame. I found some bitmap-data in main ram, and poke other RGBA values on this place.

I make a simple framebuffer, print text in him and poke him on the screen. The example have only a blue background and white text, but more complex things are possible, inclusive nice interactive GUIs.




Here is the sprx+source, it is very simple, not perfect only a quickly writen test app... I test it only on rebug 4.46, after booting hold R2 and press Start, it will only work after bootup!!! Not after leaving a Game...
 







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