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Ripstone Announces Men's Room Mayhem is Coming to PS Vita

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86w ago - Ripstone Creative Director Phil Gaskell announced today that Men's Room Mayhem is coming to PS Vita with details below.

To quote: My name is Phil Gaskell, I've worked on games such as Super Stardust HD, and Dead Nation. These days I run an indie publisher called Ripstone.

We helped teams like Voofoo Studios launch Pure Chess last year, and more recently Big Sky Infinity and Knytt Underground. We love indies and we love PS Vita, and I can't wait to share with you some of the awesome shizzle we're working on this year!

Today though I'm very proud to announce a game we made together with Sawfly Studios, a team of talented guys who are ex-Studio Liverpool.

The game is called Men's Room Mayhem, and as you can probably guess from the title it takes toilet gaming to a whole new level! If I had to sum it up in a single sentence I'd say it's like Flight Control meets Carry On At Your Convenience!

In Men's Room Mayhem you're hired as the janitor of your very own chaotic men's room. You're responsible for directing patrons, keeping everywhere sparkling clean and steering patrons away from trouble!

You need to get your customers safely to the urinals and cubicles in time - otherwise there'll be a few nasty accidents for you to clean up! Avoid...
 

RipStone Games Announce Free Pure Chess DLC This Summer

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128w ago - PR & Marketing Manager Michelle Senior at RipStone Games has announced today that free Pure Chess DLC for both PS3 and PS Vita will arrive on PSN this Summer!

Below are the details, to quote: We launched Pure Chess on PSN earlier this year, and it's the first chess game available for download on both PS3 and PS Vita.

ater this summer, we'll be releasing a new downloadable chess set which will be offered free to all PSN users - and that's where you come in!

We want you to help inspire a name for the upcoming set, which you can do by submitting an idea via Twitter (see full instructions below). Here's an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming downloadable set to get your creative juices flowing...

The set is available in both plastic and metal materials and will be playable in any of the three locations featured in the main game (Museum, Study, and Penthouse).

But what should we call this new set? Tweet us your naming suggestion to [Register or Login to view links] and include [Register or Login to view links] so we can find your submissions! If you want to enter multiple times, just send multiple Tweets.

We'll select 50 random participants (North America and EU entries only) who will...
 

PSP Firmware Update 5.03 Released, Patches GripShift Hole!

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309w ago - Sony's Director of PlayStation Network Operations Eric Lempel has announced the following today:

Hi, everyone, I wanted to give you a quick heads up that a new PSP firmware update, v5.03, will be released soon. This is a small update that improves system software stability during use of some features.

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Although he didn't specify it, as expected the PSP update also patches the user mode exploit hole found in GripShift [Register or Login to view links].

That being said, do not update if you have a TA-088 v3 motherboard on your PSP-2000 Slim or if you have a PSP-3000 and wish to run homebrew code. Sony has now added a check that automatically detects the savedata as corrupt, and will refuse to display it on the list of available saves.
 

New PSP Exploit Found in GripShift, Works on PSP-3000!

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312w ago - The latest spark of hope for psp-3000 users!! Great job MaTiAz for the find and +1 to Freeplay for getting it to work on the newest PSP revision!!! From the original article:

Now this is how you start a new year! New exploit, old game! Damn, it's so cool to actually see this beauty working - and on a PSP-3000 no less! The PSP scene was buzzing the other day when MaTiAz found an exploit (read: buffer overflow!) in the three year old game, GripShift.

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We'll leave the technical bits for later. Now, we'll have this video from FreePlay do the talking:





Now then, the details: MaTiAz says that they've yet to find any further use for this, but it's still a new exploit. It could lead to further hacks, and for now, it's merely a proof of concept. Be that as it may, this is a great start, and a rather sweet find! Here's MaTiAz explaining the exploit:

GripShift has a buffer overflow vulnerability when loading savegames. The savegame contains the profile name which can be easily used to overwrite $ra. The savegame file is...
 

Guide: Apple TV Rips via Ubuntu Linux and a PS3 Blu-ray Drive!

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312w ago - This guide is an addendum to [Register or Login to view links] guide. It explains how to use your PlayStation 3 Blu-ray drive to transfer BD movies onto a Mac or a PC for subsequent ripping & Apple TV encoding.

The primary purpose here is to avoid the expense of a computer-based Blu-ray drive for movies rips. Hardware/Software needed:

1. Sony PlayStation 3
2. USB keyboard & mouse for PS3
3. Windows XP/Vista PC or Mac with Parallels (100GB free space)
4. CD-RW or DVD-RW blank disk
5. Gigabit Wired Network
6. [Register or Login to view links] (free PC app)
7. [Register or Login to view links] (commercial PC app, ~$100, 21-day trial available)
8. [Register or Login to view links] (free open source)

Guide:

1. You have to install Ubuntu Linux onto your PS3. Those who are intimidated by this step or Linux in general - don't worry!

Installing other operating system on PS3 is fully supported by Sony, unlike say "patching" Apple TV. Also, installing Ubuntu is a very simple process even if you'd never touched...
 
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