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Owner trying to recover his PlayStation kills a innocent bystander

Jul 24, 2014 - 11:39 AM - by garyopa
Deadly Hit And Run Tied To Frayser Burglary

A stolen PlayStation, a locked gate and bursts of gunfire led to a 54-year-old woman being run over and killed in a bizarre hit-and-run in Frayser.

Just when I thought the Xbox was winning in violent crime, this sad news story of woman being killed all because a homeowner tried to recover his PlayStation in person instead of letting the police handle it, after finding his home was broken into and he thought he knew whom the burglars were that rob him of his valuable PlayStation console.

Memphis police department say, a Frayser homeowner came home to find his home burglarized on Tuesday afternoon on Beechmont. The man suspected who the burglars were and drove a half mile away to confront them. There he got into an altercation with the accused burglars, and they started shooting at him.

According to the Commercial Appeal, the homeowner then jumped into his car and tried to back out of the driveway to avoid the gunfire. In his rush, he allegedly didn't see 54 year-old Carla Coop and killed her by running over her with his car.

The homeowner has not been charged in the hit and run and no one has been charged in the shooting.

The accused burglars were arrested and charged with aggravated burglary.

Robert Mccalla, Robert Maness, and Michael Larson will be in court Thursday morning.
This just proves if you're very upset gamer because your gaming console got stolen recently, please let the Police handle it, as you might end up driving like were still playing Grand Theft Auto, and unlike the game, people can get killed in real-life.

NEWS SOURCE #1: Deadly Hit And Run Tied To Frayser Burglary (via) MyFoxMemphis
NEWS SOURCE #2: Burglary leads to gunfire and a fatal hit-and-run, Memphis police say (via) CommercialAppeal
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PlayStation 4 gets 3D Blu-ray support next week

Jul 24, 2014 - 10:19 AM - by garyopa
Next-Gen Firmware Update Wars

Sony might be winning the 'sales dept' in the next-gen console war, but they have been slipping behind Xbox One in regard to adding features to their PlayStation 4 console, causing fanboys to be upset

This week when news hit that Xbox One August update was getting 3D Blu-Ray movie support, and Sony released a new firmware also but didn't include any new features, the trolls hit the social web and starting screaming about next-gen firmware console war.

Sony revealed 3D Blu-Ray support is coming to PlayStation 4, the announcement arriving just days after Microsoft confirmed the same thing for Xbox One. Whether it's a response by Sony, a coincidence or something else entirely, what's important is both PS4 and Xbox One owners get to watch all those lovely Frozen snowflakes right up close.
So did Sony just do this to shut-up the forum trolls, or was it planned along anyway?

NEWS SOURCE: PlayStation 4 gets 3D Blu-ray support next week (via) JoyStiq
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PS4 Owners Not Happy With Latest Firmware Update

Jul 22, 2014 - 10:16 AM - by garyopa
Demand More Features To Be Added

Sony have just released PlayStation 4′s latest firmware update which only improves the stability of some applications and software.

Sony maybe winning the next-gen console war in sales, but when it comes to firmware improvements to their overall system software and planned features, they are loosing the war with Xbox One owners getting better monthly updates packed with new features, and PS4 owners getting mad that each update is just a 'stability update' which is soon followed by another 'stability update' and so on.

Several users from Reddit, Twitter and Neogaf are disappointed that Sony have been extremely slow regarding their feature updates for the PlayStation 4. Although they have added the SHAREfactory feature and have several things planned for the future, most users believe that Sony should consistently start releasing features that make sense.

GamingBolt's take: Although Sony have a history of releasing a lot of stability updates, it's high time they should at least add most wanted features like instant suspend and resume, CD and file playback and DLNA streaming. Heck, even a small update like changing your PS4′s UI background and theme will make certain users happy.
So as PS4 owner are you upset every time you see XB1 owners getting more shit added to their boxes?

NEWS SOURCE: PS4 Owners Not Happy With Latest Firmware Update (via) GamingBolt
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Naughty Dog aiming for 1080p, 60fps for all future PS4 games

Jul 21, 2014 - 4:33 PM - by garyopa
'That's what we want to push for with anything we're doing on this generation'

Naughty Dog is aiming for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End to run at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second, a shared goal across all current and future PS4 projects.

Sony's exclusive studio Naughty Dog is claiming that all of their future PS4 games will be 1080p, 60fps output for gameplay graphics.

The studio's PS3 projects all targeted 720p resolution and 60 FPS, Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer told Eurogamer. Meyer said it would not have been able to maintain the same quality of visual effects with a higher resolution and frame rate on the previous generation.

But building The Last of Us Remastered let Naughty Dog get comfortable working with PS4, Meyer said, so it already had a head start when it began work on Uncharted 4.

"I think that's what we want to push for with anything we're doing on this generation," Meyer said "That's sort of the mandate from when we were building the PS4 engine. Let's see if we can do this and hit it. We hit it with The Last of Us Remastered, so why not stick with this?"

Meyer noted that The Last of Us Remastered does dip below 60 frames per second in some circumstances, but it's "not going to be something massive where you're going to tell the difference".
Good thing they are developing games for the PS4, or it would be tough luck for them reaching this goal on the All-In-One box.

NEWS SOURCE: Naughty Dog aiming for 1080p, 60fps for all future PS4 games (via) CVG
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Destiny takes down PlayStation Network

Jul 18, 2014 - 7:09 AM - by garyopa
PlayStation Network is down intermittently today as gamers prepare for Destiny’s beta

The Destiny beta test started yesterday on PlayStation platforms, but an issue with Sony’s online infrastructure might cause some issues.

If you been having issues getting 'online' with your PlayStation console, you can blame all the millions of gamers trying to get into the Destiny Beta for taking down the PSN servers.

Gamers are grabbing codes from seemingly every spot imaginable, and the traffic to both the PlayStation store, as well as Bungie's website has been overwhelming.

On the PlayStation store, gamers are being greeted with the message, "The service is currently undergoing maintenance - E-820001F7."

Essentially, Sony and the PlayStation store are saying that there is way too many of you wanting to play this game right now, please leave us alone and come back later. In all seriousness however, it seems as though neither company was ready for the influx of volume that Destiny was set to bring. With Bungie being such a heralded company, and Destiny being such a blockbuster title, this was to be expected.
In the meantime, if you still NOT in the BETA, check out our 'MaxConsole Destiny Beta Code Giveaway' and get into the action!

NEWS SOURCE #1: Destiny takes down PlayStation Network (via) FanSided
NEWS SOURCE #2: PlayStation Network is down intermittently today as gamers prepare for Destiny’s beta (via) VentureBeat
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Red Ribbon GNU/Linux LXDE 14.03 out for PS3

Jul 18, 2014 - 6:16 AM - by garyopa
For those loving to use Linux on your CFW PS3

Red Ribbon LXDE 14.03 is based on Debian Jessie and includes a number of improvements and latest Kernel's and is fully optimized to install easy on your custom firmware PS3 console.

For those are still enjoying running Linux on their v3.15 PS3 console, or are running a CFW that re-enables installing Linux, comes a new Red Ribbon package that makes getting a nice Linux setup running on your PS3 easier, plus it includes all the best & latest patches.

Red Ribbon LXDE 14.03 is based on Debian Jessie and It includes the following changes:

  • Kernel 3.12.6 with the Graf_chokolo's, Marcan's and Gitbrew's patches.
  • New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
  • New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 27 release.
  • Blueman is now the bluetooth manager.
  • Added the SMTube application to play videos from Youtube.

I believe that Red Ribbon GNU/Linux is already a mature distribution and I've decided that the version will be based on the publication date, using the year followed by the month, like other distributions.

Also, I'm working in others Red Ribbon flavors based on others desktops, so I've included the desktop name on the release name.
For more info, please see the news source links below.

NEWS SOURCE #1: Red Ribbon GNU/Linux LXDE 14.03 released for PS3 (via) EurAsia
NEWS SOURCE #2: Red Ribbon GNU/Linux LXDE 14.03 (via) Official Site
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PS4/XB1 demand sees surge in June hardware sales

Jul 17, 2014 - 9:27 PM - by garyopa
PS4 tops hardware, claims Sony, despite Kinect-less Xbox One launch

High demand for PS4 and Xbox One in US pushed overall hardware sales in June up 106 per cent over the same month last year, according to industry tracking firm NPD Group.

The official NPD info is out, but weird this month there is no firm mention of whom is the 'top leader', no actual figures released by either Sony or Microsoft, but Sony's PR statement claims they were #1 in June, even tho Microsoft claims their sales were doubled.

Hardware sales topped $292.7 million in the month, up from $142 million in June 2013. This was driven entirely by home console sales, which were up by over 200 per cent in the month, hugely offsetting "declines seen in portable hardware".

Importantly, Sony has announced that PS4 was the "top-selling US next-gen console in June" for the sixth consecutive month - a critical result after Microsoft launched a significantly cheaper Kinect-less Xbox One bundle which it claims saw June Xbox One sales 'more than double in US' over sales in May.

Oddly contrary to previous NPD reports, NPD's Liam Callahan made no mention of which console topped hardware charts in June.

"Combined sales of Xbox One and PS4 are over 80 percent higher than the combined totals for Xbox 360 and PS3 - an indication of the strength of the start of this new console generation," said Callahan.

Strong hardware performance drove a 24 per cent increase in overall physical retail sales to $736.4 million, up from $593.5 million in 2013.

Console software was up 6 percent, but failed to offset declines in portable software sales, which drove overall physical retail software sales down three per cent from $296.1 million to $286.8 million.

"Sales of launch titles in June 2014 did not compare favorably to those launched in June 2013, which included the PS3 exclusive The Last of Us, along with Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and a retail version of Minecraft for the Xbox 360," noted Callahan.
As for the software sides of things, we see Watch_Dogs is still #1, and Mario Kart 8 is still a big helper for Nintendo sales.

  1. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, PC)
  2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
  3. Minecraft (360, PS3)UFC (PS4, Xbox One)
  4. FIFA 14 (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)
  5. NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  6. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  7. Call of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PC)
  8. Tomodachi Life (3DS)
  9. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)

Watch Dogs was the big winner. Ubisoft revealed that it has already sold 8 million copies worldwide, which is an astounding number. It's not a surprise that the open-world hacking game topped the list at U.S. retailers, but it is a bit of a surprise that the Xbox 360 version outsold the Xbox One game. All we've heard since November is that gamers want new-gen games. That's still true for PS4, which was the top platform for Watch Dogs.

Another big winner in June was Mario Kart 8. Nintendo's mascot racer snatched the No. 2 spot despite being on just one platform. The only other single-platform exclusive game to make the top 10 was also a Nintendo release: the social-life simulator Tomodachi Life.

Mario Kart 8 sold 470,000 physical and digital copies in June, which brings its total to 885,000 in just a little over a month.

Mario Kart 8 was actually the top-selling game on any one system, outselling Watch Dogs for PS4.

"These results reinforce the power of the Mario Kart franchise and speak to a bright future for the Wii U platform," Nintendo of America executive vice president of sales and marketing Scott Moffitt said. "History has shown that Mario Kart games tend to have an extremely long tail. We fully expect Mario Kart 8 to continue to drive momentum for our hardware and software business through the holidays and into the foreseeable future."

Nintendo will need that as it doesn't have any other major Wii U releases before Super Smash Bros. hits late this year.

Minecraft at No. 3 still shows the strength of that phenomenon. While the physical PS3
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MaxConsole Destiny Beta Code Giveaway for PS4

Jul 17, 2014 - 8:44 PM - by garyopa
Within 24 hours we will pick one lucky MaxConsole Member

Destiny Beta is now underway on the next-gen PlayStation 4 and to help get you into the action, MaxConsole is giving away a beta code to one of valued MaxConsole Members within 24 hours, join in now!

Destiny is coming soon, but in the meantime there is big beta going on the PlayStation 4 consoles, as such we giving away a BETA CODE to one of our lucky MaxConsole members so you can get into the hot gaming action.

The code is for the EU servers but it is redeemable on PSN even from the USA.

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Our thanks to 'Sony Entertainment Network' for this giveaway item!
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PS3 Hacker GeoHot Gets a Top Security Job at Google

Jul 17, 2014 - 7:48 PM - by garyopa
George 'GeoHot' Hotz hired by massive technology company to work on a security initiative called 'Project Zero.'

George Hotz, a hacker who rose to fame for unlocking the iPhone and jailbreaking the PlayStation 3, has now been hired by Google to join a security initiative known as 'Project Zero.'

GeoHot the world famous-hacker that first became famous when he demoed the world's first unlocked iPhone on CNN, and then gather even more fame when it cracked open the PS3 console by posting on a 'scene' forum the famous v3.55 root key, giving us custom firmware and ending the earlier PS3 Jailbreak 'dongle era'.

Since the big Sony lawsuit settlement, GeoHot been floating around looking for something legit to do, and he worked for a few months at Facebook, but now seems to been hired by Google for this new project after winning earlier this year the 'Chrome Exploit' discovery award challenge.

"You should be able to use the web without fear that a criminal or state-sponsored actor is exploiting software bugs to infect your computer, steal secrets, or monitor your communications," Google's Chris Evans writes on the company's website. "Yet in sophisticated attacks, we see the use of 'zero-day' vulnerabilities to target, for example, human rights activists or to conduct industrial espionage. This needs to stop. We think more can be done to tackle this problem."

That's where Project Zero comes in. Google says the objective for this initiative is to "significantly reduce the number of people harmed by targeted attacks." Evans added that Google is "hiring the best practically minded security researchers and contributing 100 percent of their time toward improving security across the Internet."

Evans writes that Project Zero's work will be conducted transparently. "Every bug we discover will be filed in an external database," he says. "We will only report bugs to the software's vendor--and no third parties."

Google's hiring of Hotz was not mentioned in Evans' blog post about Project Zero, but tech sites Ars Technica and Wired are both reporting the move. Hotz previously worked at Facebook.
What are your thoughts on this, are you going to feel safer in browsing the web, now that GeoHot is in on job in making it secure?

NEWS SOURCE: PS3 Hacker Gets a Top Security Job at Google (via) GameSpot
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Family Of Man Allegedly Shot Over Playstation Speaks Out

Jul 16, 2014 - 10:57 AM - by garyopa
Many shots were fired when a father tries to ask suspects about his son's stolen PlayStation 2 console

A South Florida family is speaking out after their loved one was shot during an altercation over the recovery of a stolen gaming system.

Yesterday evening, when a father decided to ask the suspects that stole his son's PlayStation 2 console about the missing gaming system, they decided the best course of action was to engage in gun battle, and as shots rang out he was shot twice in legs.

According to the daughter of 55-year-old Orlando Cuperes, her son's PlayStation had been stolen, along with a gun, by a neighbor. When her son and her father went to confront the suspect, an altercation took place. Sugely Cuperes, the victim's daughter said, "He came over here and tried to knock on the door, so they come out, and they come out shooting, and they shoot my dad."

Sugely's father was shot several times in his legs.

The wife of the victim, Lourdes Molina Mendez, pointed out where her husband had been shot. Pointing to her lower legs, she said, "Two, two [times]. One here, one here."

The shooting took place near the intersection of Southwest 280th Terrace and Southwest 140th Court, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Tuesday.

Cuperes then drove his car back to his house where a neighbor called 911. Bullet holes could be seen in Cuperes' car. A neighbor said they heard at least 10 gunshots go off.

"I just heard gunshots and that was it. I didn't think anybody got shot," said one nearby resident.

One man was detained in the back of a police cruiser, but police did not make any confirmation of an arrest.

Molina Mendez is still shook up over the entire incident, all which took place over a game. "I feel nervous; I was nervous," she said as she failed to hold back tears. She also said she knew who shot her husband.

Cuperes' injuries were categorized as non-life-threatening. He was transported to Kendall Regional Trauma Center in stable condition. He was released later Tuesday evening and sent home.
So far the police are still on the manhunt for the shooters, for more coverage and news videos see the links below.

NEWS SOURCE #1: Family Of Man Allegedly Shot Over Playstation Speaks Out (via) FoxNews
NEWS SOURCE #2: Man shot during confrontation about stolen PlayStation 2 (via) Local10
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