85w ago - This weekend PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Corwin75 of Armprime Industry has made available an Open Beta version of PS3 Rich Appearance Maker (R.A.M.) alongside some video footage of it below.
To quote: Sony gives to those who will purchase the PS3 SDK some tools allowing the creating of PS3 themes, nevertheless these last ones are not easy to use, it is for it that Armprime Industry has developed this software. Let your imagination!
Would you make your own PS3 theme, but you find that too complicated? That time is now past with Rich Appearance Maker by Armprime Industry!
96w ago - Today Designer, Producer and Community Manager Peter Bartholow of Reverge Labs has posted up a developer diary video below showcasing the feature-rich PSN fighter Skullgirls.
To quote: Previously on the PlayStation.Blog, I introduced you to Skullgirls' story and characters and discussed its unique gameplay systems. Today, with the game racing towards completion, I'm here to shed a little more light on the game's features.
Even though Skullgirls is a downloadable game for PSN, we've got a feature set consistent with a full-priced fighter.
• Story Mode
• Arcade Mode
• Practice Room
• Ranked and Unranked Online Play
• Custom Soundtracks
• PS3-exclusive Trophies
The world of Skullgirls is vast and full of colorful characters well beyond the eight playable characters we'll have in the game. These characters will show up throughout the characters' stories, which are told with a series of short vignettes, and are told with over 200 pieces of unique art, character portraits and new music.
Check out our new Story mode trailer above, which features Skullgirls' awesome attract mode and glimpses at some of the characters' stories.
165w ago - EA Community Manager Matthew Pruitt has announced that Medal of Honor hits PS3 today and made available a video interview with Greg Goodrich who talks DICE, single-player, and Frontline HD!
To quote: It is finally time to take that step; a step so critical that it will elevate you to a new level of gamer.
It's time to step up to Tier 1! Medal of Honor for the PS3 is now on retail store shelves in the US.
Edit: Below, Sid Shuman from the PlayStation.Blog interviews Medal of Honor Executive Producer Greg Goodrich about the differences between the Danger Close-developed single-player campaign and the DICE-led multiplayer mode, the PS3-exclusive Medal of Honor: Frontline HD campaign included on the Blu-ray disc, and more.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Medal of Honor, it's a modern reboot of the venerable franchise that has existed for ten years.
Operating directly under the National Command Authority, a relatively unknown entity of handpicked warriors are called on when the mission must not fail. They are the Tier 1 Operators.
Over two million Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines wear the uniform. Of those, approximately 50 thousand fall under the direct control of the Special Operations...
167w ago - Today French site PS3Gen.fr (linked above) reports news of a project RichDevX is working on where a PSGroove payload is utilized for examining PS3 Service Mode.
To quote, roughly translated: "RichDevX tells us about his progress with his playload to put the PlayStation 3 in service mode and recently released two snapshots of progress.
It is indeed working on a payload to get the console into service mode and be able to launch a file. Choke on every boot via a USB key and others.
As shown in this first image, we can see the red box on the XMB showing that the console actually went into service mode. In this mode, it is possible to run specific software, including one allowing the downgrade (the opposite of update, ie back to a previous firmware).
OtherOS who says so says downgrade option of going back 3.15 for benefit of OtherOS plus most of the hack with PSGroove.
Payload through this, it is also possible to run each time you start the console, loading a file. Self from a USB key as explained above. This could allow the hack using only one time a dongle or other, then your USB stick could complete the task alone. Advances in the underground world push the limits even further, watch this."
Finally, those who haven't heard about the PlayStation...