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Nov
02
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Now with a Design Facelift...

UMS has been updated once again and just got a major release. The new version features a design facelift, and better support for other devices...


Universal Media Server by 'SubJunk' is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server based on PS3 Media Server by shagrath. Being written in Java this one is available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Remember, both the PlayStation 3 and the XBOX 360 (along many other devices) are supported by the app.

Well, UMS just got a new major version. Check out the huge changelog for the just released v2.0.0, and since v1.6.0:

Nov
02
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Now with a Design Facelift...



UMS has been updated once again and just got a major release. The new version features a design facelift, and better support for other devices...

Universal Media Server by 'SubJunk' is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server based on PS3 Media Server by shagrath. Being written in Java this one is available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Remember, both the PlayStation 3 and the XBOX 360 (along many other devices) are supported by the app.

Well, UMS just got a new major version. Check out the huge changelog for the just released v2.0.0, and since v1.6.0:

Nov
02
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Now with a new 'live' menu!

SvenGDK has once again updated his 'PS Multi Tools' with a new menu, which will show all the new Homebrew/Firmware without updating the app.


PS3 Multi Tools by 'SvenGDK' is a neat application that allows you to download emulators, PS3 CFWs, tools and homebrew via Windows or MAC.

That's right, just a few days have passed since the previous release, and he's back already with another one, this time adding an useful 'live' menu, in which you will be able to get all the latest Homebrew and Firmwares without downloading new versions of the app anymore!

Nov
02
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Now with a new 'live' menu!



SvenGDK has once again updated his 'PS Multi Tools' with a new menu, which will show all the new Homebrew/Firmware without updating the app.

PS3 Multi Tools by 'SvenGDK' is a neat application that allows you to download emulators, PS3 CFWs, tools and homebrew via Windows or MAC.

That's right, just a few days have passed since the previous release, and he's back already with another one, this time adding an useful 'live' menu, in which you will be able to get all the latest Homebrew and Firmwares without downloading new versions of the app anymore!

Nov
02
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Kill Covenant nasties to earn real cash...



Microsoft partnered with American Express for a promotion that pays cardmembers who finish the Halo 4 campaign, among other prices...

Microsoft and American Express have teamed up to offer automatic real-world rewards for playing Halo 4.

Nope, this isn't a joke: gamers will be able to complete levels and win cash, coupons... and maybe even a trip to the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Nov
02
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Lasky makes a life-or-death decision to help the Master Chief...



The Halo 4 live-action mini series just ended, and you can catch the finale today, with the whole production clocking in at 84 minutes...

The Forward Unto Dawn live-action mini series that's setting up Halo 4 just reached its finale.

Part 5 is now available to watch. After a terrifying night of combat and loss, Lasky makes a life-or-death decision to help the Master Chief... but will it be enough to save them all from the Covenant?

Nov
02
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Never is too late...

It looks like Sony has gained approval to launch the PlayStation 3 in China, a country where games consoles are technically


According to reports by Techinasia, Sony's Playstation 3 has received regulatory approval in China, with authorities granting the console a "China Compulsory Certificate" (CCC), which is “a compulsory safety mark for many products imported, sold or used in the Chinese market”. It was issued to Sony in July of this year, and is valid through to 2016.

However of course, the machine has yet to formally materialise.

Game consoles are technically banned in China, thought they’re sold quite openly as grey-imports from other countries.

Nov
02
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Never is too late...

It looks like Sony has gained approval to launch the PlayStation 3 in China, a country where games consoles are technically

According to reports by Techinasia, Sony's Playstation 3 has received regulatory approval in China, with authorities granting the console a "China Compulsory Certificate" (CCC), which is “a compulsory safety mark for many products imported, sold or used in the Chinese market”. It was issued to Sony in July of this year, and is valid through to 2016.

However of course, the machine has yet to formally materialise.

Game consoles are technically banned in China, thought they’re sold quite openly as grey-imports from other countries.

Nov
02
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'iFone' vs iPhone.



Apple could lose the rights to sell the iPhone brand in Mexico, after losing a trademark case against Mexican company 'iFone'.

Apple has lost a trademark case in Mexico against a call center technology company called 'iFone'.

Apparently, Apple filed a complaint against iFone for using its name back in 2009. But it turns out that iFone had registered its name in Mexico in 2003, while Apple didn’t trademark iPhone until 2007...

Nov
02
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Including Mexico and Canada.



After a few delays, the new revamped PS Store is now live in the US. Canada, Mexico and Brazil also got the new store this weekend.

After some delays and issues with the new PlayStation Store launch in Europe, the revamped marketplace is also now available in North America.

To access it, simply turn on your PlayStation 3, select the PlayStation Store icon under PlayStation Network, and you will be prompted to download the new store.

In addition to the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil also got the new store this Friday.

You can check out a really neat hands-on from Polygon explaining all its new features and functions by following...
Nov
02
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The accusation that studio used him as model for CJ has been dismissed.



Rockstar has won a GTA: San Andreas suit in which Cypress Hill backup singer Michael 'Shagg' Washington accused them over his likeness being used for main character CJ.

That's right, former backing singer for hip-hop group Cypress Hill just lost a $250 million lawsuit against Rockstar and Take-Two over his likeness with CJ from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Michael “Shagg” Washington claimed that his likeness and life story had been used as inspiration for the character.

Nov
02
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Leaves out comments that irritated UK judge.



Apple has posted its Samsung Galaxy Tab design acknowledgement in several UK newspapers, following the scolding that it received from the judge over the 'incorrect' online statement...

So, just one day after the UK judge ordered Apple to rewrite its Online statement acknowledging that Samsung did not copy the iPad, a printed ad has started to show up in UK newspapers.

For example, this one is from The Guardian, and shows that they've shortened their Online version, and have left out the comments that irritated the judge.

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Nov
02
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It will fix broken SHIVs



Firaxis has confirmed that they will release the second patch for XCOM: Enemy Unknown soon to fix some problems of the game.

Firaxis has announced the second patch for XCOM: Enemy Unknown and their plans to make the easy difficulty easier. The new patch will be available soon for all platforms and it will fix visibility issues, game hanging problems, SHIV inaccessibility and more.

Just wait a bit guys, all these game problems will be fixed soon :)


NEWS SOURCE: XCOM Enemy Unknown patch makes easy difficulty easier fixes broken shivs (via) EuroGamer

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!
Nov
02
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Finally, Team REBUG has completed their project that started long before even BlueDisk-CFW was around, a project that makes having CFW worthwhile, the ultimate super-duper, above-all-others, the best, the supreme, the mindmelting of all Custom Firmware, we here at PS3 Crunch present to you to the latest in Team REBUG workmanship, the ultimate in CFW. :)


Nov
02
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Gumi is the star



ParaPhray has revealed the first video of Megpoid the Music# for PSP.

Developed by ParaPhray, Megpoid the Music# is a music game for PSP where Gumi is the star. The game includes songs like "Rosetta" and it will be released in Spring 2013 for PSP in Japan.

Check out the first video of the game below:


NEWS SOURCE #1: First video of Megpoid the music and gumi dancing (via) SiliconEra
NEWS SOURCE #2: Paraphray (via) Asgard-Japan

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!
Nov
02
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Nintendo has started the new Wii U campaign



Nintendo of America have unveiled today the first Wii U commercial in the US.

The launch of the awaited Wii U is coming and Nintendo of America has already launched the first advertising campaign for the Wii U, titled "How U Will Play Next" as its tagline.

As you can see, the video features some games of the new system like New Super Mario Bros U, Nintendo Land or Sing Party. Just check out the video below and let us know your opinion about it.

Wii U will arrive to the US on November 18 and on November 30 to Europe.


NEWS SOURCE: Nintendo US launches first Wii U commercial (via) EuroGamer

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news...