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Oct
29
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First, we have to clearly give thanks to a PS3 developer that wishes to remain 'uncredited' for making available an v1.00 eboot that loaded and booted Uncharted 3 for v3.55 CFW users.

Second, there was some inital problems in getting the game to be fully playable all the way thru, but now thanks to more 'uncredited' sources, the following 26.8mb fix has been released into the wild on the 'net and it allows the game now to be fully working on both external and internal HDD's.


Oct
28
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Now with the production of RGH devices in full swing, you need something useful software wise also

And now thanks to hard-efforts of many people you can finally build an 'hacked' NAND image to flash to your RGH-enabled Xbox 360 Console which allows you to boot-up into a fully working 13604 dash

This is a noob-friendly version of the ggBuild 0.33 Glitch Image builder, it has all the necessary files needed to create a Glitch Image of the Dash version 13604 using a simple User Interface which allows the user to choose his console type and does the rest of the process automatically.

Oct
28
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After many design changes and tons of improvements, final production images have been released



Team Xecuter is finally ready to start shipping their latest greatest product the CoolRunner, which of course enables you to enjoy the world of RGH aka (Reset-Glitch-Hack) on the Xbox 360 Console.

Oct
28
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Nintendo in Japan means 'Money-Printing-Machine', and that the way it has been for the last 30 years

But not any more, for the first tme Nintendo has posted annual lost of $264 million, which does not sound like alot, but for Nintendo investors it is scary as they are forecasting more losts in 2012

The end is near, sell your Nintendo stock, throw out your Wii and DS and forgot about seeing the Wii-U save your old at one time the #1 Gaming Company in the world, good old Nintendo.

Well that is how alot of the media are predicting will happen, they claiming it all because of Apple and the strong push in the iOS mobile gaming world, that the days of casual gaming on your DS in your pocket is over, and many investors are pushing Nintendo to be more open and join the iOS side of gaming, and now with Nintendo releasing their annual fiscal report, it does...
Oct
27
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A sweet little app/tool been released over at Tortuga-Cove by developer andbey0nd, and it allows you to store things which normally would only work on internal HDD on external HDD, like (the game install data), PSN games, and other packages. -- Check it out guys!


Oct
27
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The rumors are finally over, Sony is infact removing Ericsson from their Joint Venture in mobiles

At a cost of $1.05 billion euros for the buyout, Sony thinks it is the right move to dump Ericsson and move their mobile brand more intergated in the Sony network of products to make it all one whole!

After months of rumors it finally been confirmed with an official statement from Sony, that the big joint venture between Sony and Ericsson is finally over, Sony is giving Ericsson $1.05 billion euros to dump them out of their mobile phone business.

Now Sony of course claims this is all going to be better for the consumers in the long run, one brand, one name, and they be able to better intergated the mobile phones with the other Sony products, and offer more to everyone.

Oct
27
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Canadian researcher claims that teenagers that play video games eat more then a non-gamer would eat



Teenagers tend to eat more after playing video games, raising concerns that sedentary games may fuel weight gain more than previously believed, claims researcher Jean-Philippe Chaput from Ottawa Univ.

University of Ottawa recently did a controlled study group of teenagers, one whom were allow to play FIFA 09 on Xbox 360 with one hour, and then we were offered an open buffet of food, the other group spent an hour rested doing nothing much for the same time and also offered an open buffer of food.

Of course the report from this research paper claims video games are bad, because the teenagers that played FIFA 09 ate more food then the teens that were resting.

Oct
26
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Almost a year after the first PSJailbreak dongle appeared on the market a new one is now here!



Being called JB2 by the media, the actual new dongle is called 'True Blue' and the reports are coming in that it allows playing of v3.60+ game titles on an older v3.55 that Sony had patched with v3.56

A year ago a USB Dongle appeared on the market called 'PS Jailbreak' and it caused an world-wide media storm, as it was the first device to crack or what is called now 'Jailbreaking' allowing Sony PS3 owners to 'unlock' their console which at that time was running v3.41 firmware to play 'homebrew', 'emulators' and also 'backup their original games' so they could play them from the HDD.

Sony quickly took action, with a series of lawsuits, seizing of dongles being imported and raiding shops selling them, and quickly following up with an new firmware that...
Oct
26
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With the new release of the 'True Blue' there suddenly been a new flow of people trying to figure out the last remaining encryption keys buried inside the Sony PS3 Console, one of them is called the PER_CONSOLE_KEY if you can get this key, you and unlock more secrets and keys and basically have total control of THAT CONSOLE ONLY as each PS3 has a different key!

Recently the PS3DevWiki has been gathering all the key information here and so not to clutter the news post, we briefly cover some of it, as this is not for the average PS3 user:


Oct
24
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Devs digging inside 4.0 SDK have found something that fans of Android gaming will really appreciate

The devs have discovered that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS will have integrated, native support for game controllers. Finally you will be able to connect game controllers to your tablet!

There been various official 'hacks' to enable gaming controllers to work on the older Android releases, but now developers with the latest 4.0 SDK released for Android (aka) Ice Cream Sandwich have found out that native support is in the new OS for gaming controllers, meaning in the future when apps are released like retro emulators or console ports of games, the developer can include the option of external gaming input instead of just making do with touch or shake controls, making the Android one step closer to replacing your home console gaming system!...
Oct
24
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At Blizzcon 2011 it was confirmed there would be a console version of Diablo 3 when it launches



Destructiod was able to speak to two developers and ask them key questions regarding an console release for Diablo 3, and in the video one of the developers is titled as 'Lead Console Designer'

It been a debate between loyal Diablo fans since it was first announced 3 years ago, that a sequel is being worked on, and as it gets closer to hopefully launching soon, more details have appeared at Blizzcon 2011, that infact they are planning on releasing a version of consoles.

Oct
24
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Video games are often blamed for their potentially hazardous impact on the young



But a Kolkata doctor has found that video games can help correct a complex eye problem called amblyopia, also called 'lazy eye', among teens.

See Video Games is not always bad for kids, as researchers have recently proven that young kids playing shooting games using just their weaker (aka) 'Lazy' eye, for a few hours each day over time were able to gain better solid control of their eyes.

Oct
23
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Sony studios 'begin PlayStation 4 projects' but PS3, Vita and Move games will remain the major focus



Preliminary work on PlayStation 4 games has begun at several internal Sony studios, Develop understands. The last rumor we heard concerning the PlayStation 4 seemed kinda vague.

Even year near holiday shopping season, the rumors start of this is going to be the last year or next to last year, as the blogs and media are reporting that Sony is already preparing games for the PS4, and maybe a launch will be happening in 2013.

Oct
23
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The sci-fi future of Star Trek is almost here thanks to Microsoft Research and the Kinect device

Imagine a world where you can reach out, grab 3D objects, throw them all within a vitual space, even use a 3D phone sitting in your hand as if it is the real thing. Holodesk brings this to you today!

Something out of the future. Something from Star Trek. Nope, HoloDesk, it is here today and happening now at Microsoft Research!

Oct
23
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PlayStation Suite games are becoming available on platforms other than the Tablet S & P and Xperia



Sony's second in command, Kazuo Hirai, confirmed this week that his company is working on bringing its PlayStation Suite of games to more Android devices in the future.

Right now only 3 devices can run the Playstation Suite, the Xperia Play, Sony Tablet S, and the Sony Tablet P, but of course you all now those are only Sony-branded Android devices, but Sony is hoping to change that in the near future, and as the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong, they made this statement:

Oct
23
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In only 8 hours a team of developers made their own version of Apple's Siri for the Android platform



While Android boss Andy Rubin told an audience that users should talk to people, not to their devices (essentially poking a stick at Apple's new Siri feature), an Android team was hard at work on Iris

The AI feature has appeared on Android devices now thanks to development team called Dexetra, they were able to code up a useable beta of Iris in only 8 hours after seeing the Siri in action on the new iPhone 4S from Apple!

Oct
23
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Super Everdrive
I recently bought a Super Everdrive from Retrogate. If you're not aware, the Super Everdrive is a flashcart for the SNES/Super Famicom.


Frontside of the cartridge board.

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Backside of the cartridge board.

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This is it in a cartridge case I salvaged. I cut a hole for the SD card.

The board itself is quite well built, and wouldn't get damaged without extensive use with no case. The SD card slot is sturdy, and not likely to get easily damaged.

Interface

When you turn on the SNES with the cartridge inserted, you are greeted with this screen:

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There are four options:

*Start Game
This requires a game to have been flashed. Starts the game. Useful for if you are playing a game without changing.

*Select Game
Brings up a tree of the SD...
Oct
23
ThatOtherPerson (aka) TheOtherDeveloper is on a non-stop roll of producing neat 'homebrew' games for the Jailbroken PS3 Console, and now he recently updated is Maze Generator to v1.2, enjoy!


NEWS SOURCE: http://thatotherdev.com/2011/10/22/maze-generator-v1-2-ps3/

Our thanks to...
Oct
22
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Thanks to his partnership with 505, Michael Phelps has produced the first swimming game using Kinect



'Push the Limit' is played without any controllers, allowing players to move their bodies to replicate swimming styles like backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke and virtually swim in competitions!

In Michael Phelphs: Push the Limit, you can stand and flap your arms and pretend you are swimming like a pro, or drowning like a looser in a race across the olympic pool.

Oct
22
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It is justice and sad murder case, but even more sad everone is blaming video games!



A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing his infant 1-month-old son because he bothered him (started crying) while he was playing his video games!

If this crazy man didn't use 'video games' as the reason he committed murder, the media would have never care it would just be another murder to be throw on the back page, but because it involves 'video games', it was spreaded across the big newspapers and on the 'net everplace.