2w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan posted up a video today inviting fans to be the first to drive the Mercedes AMG Vision GT in Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3.
To quote: With two short weeks away from the launch of GT6, we are excited to unveil the first Vision GT project - the Mercedes- Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, made specifically for everyone to virtually experience on 12/6.
Gran Turismo 6 players will soon be able to choose an alternative version of the virtual Mercedes-Benz super sports car. The "Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Racing Series" offers further enhancements over the regular show car which was presented as physical 1:1 model in California.
To ensure perfect downforce and great handling stability in tough racetrack conditions on PlayStation 3, the Racing Series has a fixed rear spoiler while the show car version has an extending variant of this integrated into the boot lid.
In addition, the third brake light in the middle of the rear end lights up in red as the Gran Turismo logo, unmistakably confirming the identity of the high-performance gullwing racer. Visitors of the LA Autoshow were the first to drive this car virtually in Gran Turismo 6 next to the 1:1 show car at the Mercedes-Benz booth.
4w ago - Following up on the initial release, today PS3 developer Mohammad Haseeb (aka M.H.A.Q.S.) has updated his homebrew application PKG he calls PlayStation 3 Cloud Drive to version 1.1.7 with details below.
It was at the end of last year that I posted this (blog.tabinda.net/misc/auto-save-hell-to-all-game-developers/). It really took me away from gaming on the ps3 for a while. Earlier this year, I searched for a ps3 app that would sync a user’s game-saves to the cloud. I didn’t care which service was it, as long as it was free and easy to use.
Unfortunately, apart from Sony’s PS Plus service, there was no application/home-brew that accomplished this task. But I did find this. A user named gingerbread on the ps3hax forums had this idea about a Dropbox app that could work like a game-save synchronization application for the PS3.
I decided to take a shot at it and although the development went slow for several reasons, I eventually finished the first set of features I planned for. The application is called PlayStation 3 - Cloud Drive. You can install this application on a ps3 running a custom firmware. This app is programmed using PSL1GHT (psl1ght.com) open source...
84w ago - Today we received word from Dutch site OmbouWnederland.nl (ConsoleWinkel) of a rumor that a Sony PS3 Blu-ray drive emulation PCB is currently in development which will allow users to unlock their PlayStation 3 console without the use of Custom Firmware or dongles.
Reportedly they have been in contact with ChinaDistrib.com who stated a team (possibly the Wasabi or Drivekey team) is working on the PS3 Blu-ray drive emulation PCB that is slated for release later this year.
They have also speculated via e-mail that the project has been kept under tight wraps due to Sony being unable to stop this new PS3 hack via Firmware updates, meaning once it becomes public Sony's legal team will be on the warpath in full force.
Below are some concept pictures (not actual finished product pictures) from their site and the details, roughly translated as follows:
"PlayStation 3 drive emulation
No hacking, no flashing, no modding. Emulation is the future. A team is currently working on a new hack for the PlayStation 3.
The Blu-ray player, Sony's PCB has been cracked and costs can thus be gekloont. The team probably Wasabi or Wiikey team...