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Very Useful Adapter Is Being Designed by RichDevX For The PSVita Community!

Now with #HENkaku running on thousands of PlayStation Vita's out there, something needs to be done to make expanding the memory on the Vita and PSTV at an much more affordable price!

We have not heard from RichDevX for a while, but he was famous back in the day for early PlayStation 3 development, in helping port over various dongle codes making it open-source for users, and improving various tools for development in producing homebrew and custom firmware, and now he is helping to design a nice PlayStation Vita to MicroSD adapter, along with a little debug/breakout area for more usage and expansion, with the hope that once this project is finished it will help open up the now growing Vita community more, just like release of HENkaku did, having a better way to expand your memory and also design programs for...
Patches the #HENkaku exploit, so DON'T upgrade to it!

Firmware 3.61 is now out for the PS Vita. As expected, this latest firmware update is a “stability” update that patches the “HENkaku” hack which was released 10 days ago for firmware 3.60. Those who want to enjoy the benefits of the hack should not update to firmware 3.61.

Is this a new record? -- We all knew since the release of HENkaku for our v3.60 PlayStation Vita's, that Sony would release another one of their world-famous in the scene world at least with the great line saying its 'stability' update, because we all know how weird its to see your Vita rocking away on the table by itself once an exploit is released, so these must-have firmware updates, stop that dead!

Is Piracy now a Reality on the PlayStation Vita?

Ten Days ago, the HENkaku hack was released on PS Vita firmware 3.60, opening the doors of homebrews and emulators for the PS Vita. Today, a PS Vita pirated game was released on the internet, that can be played on hacked consoles.

We all knew this day would be coming, that it might be possible to directly play retail Vita games on your Sony's handheld, thanks to the recent release of the HENkaku that allowed native homebrew & emulators for the first time on systems still running v3.60.

Of course the d/l link been 'censored' above, but its easy enough to find out there on the 'net, now the big question is...
#HENkaku has open the Pandora's box when it comes to PlayStation Vita, now more good things are occurring fast!

Major_Tom has managed to decrypt Game/Cartridge Game/DLC/Savedata on PS Vita using mr.gas old trick for bypassing PFS protection on firmware 3.60 with MolecularShell installed via HENkaku.

Our thanks to 'modrobert' for reporting on this amazing news item, its not easy yet but if you want follow this rough guide below:

The Cobra Team have announced some cool upcoming new features for the BlackFin Dongle.

First, there will now be a lite version of the Cobra Blackfin retail package including the Cobra BlackFin Card Emulator and the BTLE USB Dongle only at $69.99 USD.

Also the Team is working hard for you to increase the stability of the dumping feature, they will add the ability to format MicroSD Cards to the BlackFin format, transferring ISO´s to a MicroSD Card through the Blackfin application with an MicroSD Card reader instead of the BlackFin reader, unicode character support and some enhancements to the User Interface System.

The list of the available games through the Asian BlackFin Servers (by anonymous contributors) are also posted, 30 more titles are expected to follow within the next 2 weeks.

It's time to UNLEASH the true POWER hiding inside your CONSOLE controllers, plus give you total TITAN freedom!

The TITAN ONE been on the market for a while now, and it allowed you total freedom to use what ever controller you wanted on whatever console from Xbox 360 to Xbox One from Wii to Wii U and even PS3 to PS4, now get ready for next step TITAN TWO!

Today, we got a short PR from the developers behind TITAN TWO on what 'hardware' features TITAN TWO will have, along with few features, a Quick Start Guide and suggested retail price, but no information on what it will be shipping to general public, but looking at their support forums they been shipping out BETA units to selected TITAN ONE customers, so it can't be long before its all ready to go!

All New Cobra ODE Design Released For PlayStation 3 Consoles!

It has been a long time coming, but finally it is now shipping to Cobra Resellers, the smaller, better, faster and more flexible design of the Cobra Optical Drive Emulator for PS3 users that wish to run their games all nicely backup on an external USB HDD.

This new board been rumored and seen from various Chinese resellers for the last couple of weeks, but now its been officially announced on Team Cobra's website, with the following small update:

The revolution is here. Unlock your Vita and run unofficial games and applications

For the last couple of months, molecule (composed of YiFan along with Davee, Proxima, and xyz) have been working hard to bring you an easy-to-use homebrew solution. The result is HENkaku, the first HEN for the Vita.

Well good news finally for owners of Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld, they will finally be able to easily enjoy homebrew as long as their firmware is at v3.60, nothing higher is supported yet by the developers, you can read about it all below from their official PR.

A new Super Nintendo and SNES Playstation CD video game has been released!

Super Boss Gaiden is the product of German duo Chrono Moogle and Dieter Lazer. If you like 16-bit retro platformers with tight controls, humorous dialogue and challenging gameplay, this might just be your surprise homebrew hit of Summer 2016.

ModRobert from EurAsia was kind enough to inform us of this great piece of Retro Gaming News that hit the wire recently:

"Chrono Moogle and Dieter Lazer have released a game titled Super Boss Gaiden over at YouTube for the rare Nintendo Playstation. The release also includes a ROM for SNES/Super Famicom if anyone else wants to try it out. I just did on my SNES with Pro Fighter X Turbo, and it was awesome. :D Thanks goes to groats for the heads up."

An actual playable game has been written for the never-to-be-produced Nintendo...
PS4 Linux. Steam + Emulators + office out of the box

D-ecks over at Wololo's Blog has released a Linux distribution for PS4 consoles with firmware v1.76 which includes Steam, Emulators and Office, all configured to run right out of the box.

Good News for those that having been keeping their PlayStation 4 consoles at a low firmware level, as now its even more simple to get your PS4 up and running a complete Linux setup, thanks to the hard-efforts of D-ecks to put together a nice 'distro' for all to enjoy!

As many as 10 million PS3 console owners will be eligible for payment

After six years of litigation, Sony is now agreeing to pay the price for its 2010 firmware update that removed support for the Linux operating system in the PlayStation 3.

So don't go pass GO, don't collect $200, go directly to Jail! But get an Get Out Of Jail card FREE from Sony, along with $55 bucks!

Proper Vita Game Rips Are Now Out In The Scene Wild!

The warez scene group 'PSiCO' has been recently releasing proper PlayStation Vita game rips of some retail cartridges onto the underground 'net for those that own the recently released Cobra BlackFin.

We have reported on the Cobra BlackFin dongle for the PlayStation Vita a few times, and even tho there is not much info out there on how it all works, and no full review, it does seem to be slowly shipping out to resellers now, and being used by some Vita handheld owners, and now a old-school warez scene group has started to slowly release proper dumps from various retail Vita games out into the wild west of the underground 'net for people to grab that don't want to go thru all the problems in making their own personal backups.

Major crackdown by gaming companies across borders this week!

Normally, you heard of raids by FBI / ICE or BND after a device like PS Jailbreak or keys get published, but this time groups have been taken down before they can finished their work because of e-fame

Recently, there been alot of news in the PS4 scene, with leaked releases of 'Bad IRET' by CTurt and updates to KEXEC by fail0verflow, and even news of possible PS4 Jailbreak called USB Whistle and before that movement in the Wii U scene with released of...
MAXLander has been months in the making.... And it is finally landing soon at reseller near you....

We would like to introduce you to MAXLander – The World's First Complete NFC Backup System. MAXLander is a unique tool for users who wish to backup their NFC game data to avoid missing or broken data.

NFC Toys are all the rage these days in the video gaming world, from originally the first being Skylanders, then later Disney got into the game, and now more recently Amiiboo's have appeared from Nintendo.

There is three major problems with these little sometimes costly easy-to-break toys:

  1. You can't sometimes find the one you want to unlock the feature you need in game.
  2. You can't backup your NFC user data that you spend so much time building up the skills for that character.
  3. You can't copy/clone/edit the store NFC user data to...
Anonymous has decided to release to public via Wikileaks all info that was hacked from Sony Pictures

Today April 16th 2015, WikiLeaks publishes an analysis and search system for The Sony Archives: 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment and 173,132 emails, to and from more than 2,200 people

Back last year just before the big holiday season for Sony, they got 'hacked' yet again and this time Pictures division was the target and instead of having downtime of no PlayStation network for a whole month, we instead got treated to some early releases of blockbuster movies, along with tons of chatter that North Korea was behind the cyber-attack because of the movie 'The Interview' and along with the DVD screener leaks, a bunch of Hollywood emails came along side it, showcasing how dirty Sony loves to play, being almost as bad as the pirates...