PS4: FreeBSD, WebGL, HTML5, Webkit & Save Encryption Development

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22w ago - Many are aware Sony's PlayStation 4 video gaming console uses FreeBSD Open Source Software as outlined on Sony's site HERE, and today Software Engineer Don Olmstead briefly discusses WebGL / HTML5 and the PS4 while PS3 hacker kakarotoks confirms PS4 is running Webkit alongside preliminary PS4 Save Encryption from flynhigh09 as detailed below.

From Don Olmstead, to quote: "Now that the #PS4 has been released I can finally start talking about my piece of the puzzle.

When you login to your PS4 you are running #WebGL code. The PlayStation Store, the Music and Video Applications, as well as a good chunk of UX are all rendered within the browser.

I spent a good amount of time tuning our WebGL rendering engine, and I will be speaking at +SFHTML5 about how to optimize WebGL usage within the context of that work. There will be plenty of great tips on how you can speed up your own WebGL applications so get your slot now. And for those of you can't make it in person it will be live streamed on Google Developers Live."

From kakarotoks (via IRC):

[kakarotok] Saw this and thought I'd share before i forgot: plus.google.com/113371030751322342143/posts/Mzy6VEAwHaa
[mysis] heh i already...
 

Sony Enables Remote Content Downloads From PSN Web Store

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51w ago - It appears Sony has now enabled remote content downloads from their PSN / SEN (Sony Entertainment Network) Web store, allowing users to queue downloads to their PS3 or PS Vita console the next time they are powered on.

To add an item to your queue, simply purchase and download it via the Web store. The next time you turn on your system, the download will automatically start. If you’re a PlayStation Plus member and have items in your queue, the download will begin at your specified automatic update time.

To quote: An update for the SEN Web Store has been released which introduced a remote download feature. After making a purchase on the Web Store, you will now be able to place your content into a download queue for remote download to your PS3 or PS Vita device.

PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to take advantage of the automatic update function available through the Plus service to remotely download content purchased from the Web Store to your selected device during the regular automatic update.

If you do not have a Plus subscription, any content queued for remote download will automatically begin downloading and installing when the device is manually turned on.

To remote download: You can remotely download game content directly onto your PS3 from the...
 

Sony Officially Launches PS4 / PlayStation 4 Web site, Register Today

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55w ago - Following up on their initial PS4 announcement and PS4 video trailers, today Sony has officially launched the PlayStation 4 Web site in both US and UK among other regions.

Those interested can register as of today to receive related PlayStation 4 news and product updates. Additionally, users can navigate the site to view PS4 specifications, the PS4 controller, PS4 game videos, and 'be the first to know' as Sony states about their 'See the future' promotional PS4 video game campaign.

Finally, for those who weren't aware, we have added a PlayStation 4 / PS4 News Forum section several weeks back and also a PlayStation 4/ PS4 Portal news filter to find related articles quicker. As Sony's PlayStation 4 video game console is officially launched we will also redirect our current PS3 News domain to www.PS4News.com to sync with the next-generation...
 

Sony Launches Official PSN / SEN Web-based Online Store

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71w ago - Today Sony has launched their official PSN / SEN Web-based online store, accessible from Internet browsers (although Linux users report they are blocked) in several territories with more expected to arrive soon.

Those interested can check it out HERE, simply select your language region (such as THIS one) and wait for the page to load a selection of games, deals and offers including PlayStation Plus.

To quote from SCEE Blog Manager Fred Dutton (via GameChup.com linked above):

“We are testing a new web store, which we look forward to announcing and launching to the PlayStation/Sony community shortly.”

Also from Jemal Alexandar, ex-marketing manager for Square Enix, who revealed how important this was for Sony:

“Web based store for PSN is pretty huge, though. I remember being in many meetings with publishers who wanted to see it happen. 3 years ago.”

Jem Alexander (@jemalexander)...
 

PS3 RCO Free Package Manager and Web Browser Plus PKG Arrive

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80w ago - Shortly following his PS3Ultimate PS3 TV Application v1.10 update, PlayStation 3 homebrew developer RazorX has also released a PS3 RCO Free Package Manager and Web Browser Plus PKG file with details below.

Download: PS3 RCO Free Package Manager / PS3 Web Browser Plus PKG File

To quote: Hey guys I've created this simple rco free package manager installable zip file for you, this can easily be incorporated into your cfw with very little impact and is completely safe and for those of you who want to install a package manager that won't need you to replace any rco files, this is great if you created your own cfw and installing a standard package manager will change your XMB names or layout.

This also will allow you to install packages from:


 







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