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Sony Patents Method to Award PS3 Tophies Based on Disc Access

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71w ago - Today an online Sony [Register or Login to view links] has surfaced that outlines a method to award PS3 Trophies based on disc access, possibly to be used with the upcoming PlayStation 4 / PS4 console as well.

Below are the details, as follows: Called "Method and Apparatus for awarding trophies", the patent explains a way to award trophies, even for games that don't natively support them...

"A method and apparatus for adding trophy support games that do not have trophies without modifying the original game," the patent states.

"The method and apparatus are used to detect particular disk access, use the detected disk access as potential trophy triggers in games, and recognize the triggers while a game is played. Trophies are awarded based on the triggers, and the awarded trophies are stored."

The diagram below also gives an idea of how it works:

"A method for assigning one or more trophies to a user, comprising: accessing media content; defining one or more trophies; defining a trigger associated with the media content; detecting the trigger during media content access; and assigning the one or more trophies to a user account that is associated with the...
 

Video: Guide: How to Platinum Trophy Any PS3 Game Instantly

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202w ago - Update: Phidyos has now released an application called GetYourPlatinum v1.0 which will unlock all PS3 trophies with random timestamps (2010).

Today Inaudax at NextGenUpdate.com (linked above) has shared how to Platinum Trophy any PS3 game instantly, and made available a guide and video below along with another from Sh1m3oN to unlock PS3 Trophies.

To quote: That's right, geezers. You can now platinum any PS3 game instantly!

Requirements

• An exploited PS3 (JailBroken) on 3.41
• PC with Hex Editor Neo (recommended)
• The PS3 FTP Manager application by CJPC
• Filezilla (PC FTP Client)

I'm warning you right now. If you plan to sync your hacked trophies with this method, you may face a risk of getting banned by Sony. It's highly unlikely but it's possible. So, be warned!

A brief of how this hack works:

Inside the trophy collection section on your XMB, there are games represented by thier TROPUSR.DAT(s)...
 

MAG (Massive Action Game) PS3 Trophies Revealed

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237w ago - Zipper Interactive's Sr. Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has unveiled the official PS3 Trophies for MAG (Massive Action Game) today.

To quote: Ah yes, Trophies! We know you love 'em. How do we know? Because you guys have been relentless in asking us about which trophies MAG will have over the last several months!

And so, we give up - you've gotten it out of us! Listed below are all 38 PlayStation trophies you can expect to unlock when MAG ships out on January 26. Will you be the first to get them all?

Bronze

• Angel of Mercy - 25 enemies killed in their in incapacitated state over a career
• Boom Town - Earn the Mortar Demolition, Total Blackout and AAA Demolition Ribbons
• Close Call – Earn three Bomb Squad Ribbons
• Clown Car - Awarded when a player destroys an APC or a Bunker, killing two players
• Commandon't - Awarded when a player kills 50 of a certain specialty: Commando
• Coughing Killer - Killed an enemy while affect by poison gas grenades
• Dropping Like Flies - Destroy five enemy helicopters
• Duteous Maximus - Be on the winning faction for 10 Directive matches
• Efficiency Engineer - Earn three Bunker Buster Ribbons
•...
 

PS3 Firmware 2.40 Released; In-Game XMB, Trophies, & More!

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317w ago - The wait is finally over for those anticipating the day PS3 Firmware 2.40 would be available.

A few weeks back, we posted a video of PS3 Firmware 2.40 Debug in action on a TEST PS3 unit, and more recently Sony confirmed the PS3 Firmware 2.40 Update's Features (including detailing which titles currently offer Trophy support), along with an Official PS3 Firmware v2.40 FAQ.

Download: PS3 Firmware Update 2.40 (US) / PS3 Firmware Update 2.40 (EU)

Without further ado, grab PS3 Firmware Update 2.40 above and feel free to share your feedback with us!
 

Official Confirmation: PS3 Firmware 2.36 coming soon; 2.40 to offer In-game XMB and Trophies

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319w ago - After weeks of rumored PS3 Firmware 2.40 coming and the recently rumored intermediate 2.36 update, today we finally have official confirmation straight from Eric Lempel (Director, PlayStation Network Operations) as follows:

A new PLAYSTATION 3 firmware update (v2.36) will be launching soon, improving system stability when playing select PlayStation format software titles.

We're also happy to officially report that the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will include "XMB" access in-game. The update will also include "trophies," an exciting new feature that we'll be providing more details on soon, as well as some other new enhancements.

We've talked about some of this on the blog previously and know that many of you can't wait to get your hands on these features. You can expect us to share all of the official details shortly.
 
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