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PlayStation Plus Auto Update

Hi everyone! As we are continuously working toward providing the best gaming and entertainment experience on PlayStation 3, I wanted to give you all a heads up on the following new features and changes coming with the next system software update (v.3.70).

To make things easier for PlayStation Plus subscribers, we’ve added the option to automate two existing features. The [Automatic Download] feature will now be called [Automatic Update] as a result of these new options.

  • A new auto upload function for online save data back-up will be added to make it easier to back-up your game save data. Under (Game), select the game for which you want to automatically upload saved data, and then press the Triangle button.
  • Also, Trophies will now sync automatically at the timing of Auto Download.

A new recommendation function will be added that enables you to share your recommendations for PlayStation Storeitems, such as games and videos, with PlayStation Network friends. You will be able to send messages with a store link from the product pages within the PlayStation Store.

Due to the increase in video applications being offered on PS3, we are adding a new category on the XMB called TV/Video Services. This category will include video applications such as Netflix, Hulu PLUS, and VUDU.

  • You’ll be able to find and download all of the video applications available on PS3 directly from this new XMB category.
  • A folder labeled “My Channels” within this category will allow you to easily access your downloaded applications.
  • Any videos downloaded from the PlayStation store will continue to be placed in the existing Video category on the XMB

Two updates for all of you enjoying Blu-ray 3D movies on PS3:

  • 3D support will now be available when accessing Java-based special features on Blu-Ray
  • DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HR decoding/bit stream output (or lossless audio) will be supported while playing Blu-ray 3D movies.
  • 3D digital photos in MPO format can now be viewed in 3D on the XMB and in the Photo Gallery app.

The 3.70 update will be available soon; additional details will be available after the firmware goes live here. Separately, there will also be a minor PSP system software update (v. 6.60) launching soon.

As always the ps3 scene always recommends you DON’T update until more is learned about the firmware. Also expect a new TOS.

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The folks at Gitbrew received enough donations such that they released the docs for the PS3′s RSX “Reality Synthesizer”. Up until now there hasn’t been a lacking in documentation for this particular topic.

If you are a developer or just want see how the RSX works. Take a look!

Download here

Source: Gitbrew Twitter

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Showtime (unofficial) v3.1.60 Released RedSquirrel87 has released Showtime (unofficial) v3.1.60. Red Squirrel has released this unofficial build of Showtime – Home Theater System .

3.1.60 changes
- Add dutch translation
- Drop some debug output
- Add some lame code to handle UTF-8 BOM and CRLF line endings in
- Add spanish translationrnFix some bugs in update_lang.pyrnMerge pull request #18 from wader/osx_fixesrnFix indent, use spaces
- One more time, sort paths correctly
- pt_PT: translate search using spotlight
- pt_PT: add missing semicolon
- de_DE: translate search using spotlight
- l10n: Insert comments in .lang files where translations are missing
- l10n: Add italian translationrni18n: Sort available languages
- Add fa_dir_sort()
- l10n: Portuguese updates
- Portuguese translation by Andreus Sebes
- German translation by Max J

Download it at the PS3 Homebrew Store!

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Yes, you’ve read it correctly! The PlayStation Store is finally up! This is the latest part of the PSN update that brings back the entire PlayStation Network. One thing many people were looking forward to was the customer appreciation package where, in America, you get your choice of 2 free PS3 games, 1 PSP game, a month of Qriocity and PSN+, a lot of free virtual stuff on PlayStation Home, and many, many more cool things. If you live somewhere else, your appreciation package will be slightly different, but rest assured, you will be getting a lot of nice goodies.
No word on when the customer appreciation package will be released, but it’s rumored to be very soon. (Within the next few days!)
If you live in Japan, you will still need to wait for he return of the PlayStation Network. Sorry about that!

What are you guys looking forward to in the appreciation package? Or are you just happen to be able to play games online? Do you think this is coming too late? Click here to tell us in our forums!

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The Playstation Network is finally up in most regions of the world but it is not a full restorations. While you are still capable of playing the PlayStation Home, playing online PS3 and PSP games, Vudu, MLB, friend lists, trophy comparison, chat features, Netflix, Qriocity, but you must change your password right away on the PS3 you activated your account on, or through e-mail validation.
Kazuo Hirai states that they have upgraded their network encryption, firewalls, early warning detection systems, and generally strong security.
Of course, if you still paranoid that your identity is stolen… you can enroll in some of their free identity monitoring programs where the services are available.
Now… What do you get for your troubles?!?!
Well, you don’t know yet! Details will be coming out in the next few days in all regions.
I’m glad to see they are more worried about getting the PSN up than trying to win back customers.

Discuss this on our forum!!

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Alright, everyone. We are on day 6 of this PSN outage and many people are hating it while fanboys of other consoles are rubbing it into PS3 owner’s faces. Do you guys have a PS3? What have you been using it for during this near-week of PSN-less features? No Home, no PSN Store, no online play, no Netflix… etc. Have you guys picked up any games to take up your time?


On another note, Xbox Live is now unbanning consoles! On top of that, it is kinda suspicious that they offered a ‘free Live weekend’ during the weekend the PSN is down. Of course, the 360 was planned to have this for a while, but it makes you think, right?

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Alright, the PS3 is quickly catching up to the sales of the 360 and PS3 is coming out with way more exclusives this year… Who do you think will do best over all this year and how important do you think that this year’s console sales will effect the total lifespan of this console generation?
What are your predictions? Head on over to the Brewology forums and discuss what you think!!


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A library called PlayStation File System Libraries (libpfsm) has been anonymously released.

What does PlayStation File System Libraries feature?

  • Support for multiple simultaneously connected devices.
  • Hot swapping of devices.
  • Support for multiple partitions (with different FS).
  • NTFS support
    • Alternate data streams
    • Sparse files
    • File compression
    • B+ trees directory
  • FAT support
    • FAT12, FAT16, FAT32
    • Long file names (VFAT)

Writing to NTFS formatted volumes is not supported and not planned.

Check the README for everything else.

via PS3-Hacks

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Guys, SONY was today at my home with police and got all my stuff and accounts. So be careful from now on.

He keep his promised though by releasing all his knowledge on the HV reversing. The uploaded files contains his database which is a series of tools for the PS3′s Hypervisor and Hypervisor processes. It will help other devs to reverse engineer the hypervisor of PS3 further. You can find the following (Based on the folders in the archive):

Dump LV2 Reversing
HV Dump of 3.15 Reversing
HV Dump of 3.41 Reversing
HV Dump of 3.55 Reversing
Guys, i don’t joke, it’s serious.
And to prove it, i kept my word and uploaded all my HV reversing stuff.
Upload it everywhere so SONY couldn’t remove it easily. Grab it guys, it contains lots of knowledge about HV and HV procs.

Here is my HV bible:


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What’s working

1 player (keyboard only)
We have succeeded to enable gameshark codes
Graphics works excellent on most games we have tried; Mario 64, Donkey Kong 64, Ridge Racer 64, Diddy Kong Racer, Mario Kart 64, Banjo Kazooie and 1080 Snowboard.
Games we have tried that are jerky (so far): Duke Nukem 64, Doom 64, Hexen 64 and WCW Smackdown 64.


Audio is not working yet.
A user interface and the ability to edit and change files such as controller settings, cheat codes, etc. (We do all this over FTP now).
Game menu (we now have to upload one game at the time).
PS3 controller, (we now have to use a USB keyboard).

- source:

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