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The recent PS3 hacks allow for a wealth of control not just on the PS3 hardware, but on its software too. And unsurprisingly, Gran Turismo 5 has become a key game for hackers. One of the first main 'achievements' is the ability to duplicate game saves between different PSN accounts. And another 'achievement' potnetially is 'hybriding' that will allow for some seriously amateur cars to be ...read more
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IW finally admit MW2 and COD4 have been hacked, but... say its still not their problem its more to do with Sony as its their machine that has had its security breached and cannot fix it until Sony sort it out. Here is what Fourzerotwo (Infinity Ward Staff, Community Moderator) has to say on the matter: "Sony has recently acknowledged a breach in security on the PS3 which resulted in games to ...read more
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Two’s company, but three’s a crowd. Could be in Call of Duty’s case, as a third developer might be stepping in to make the next title in the series. Now that Treyarch have had its turn this time, we may not be back to Infinity Ward for the next Modern Warfare, we’ll be over to Sledgehammer Games; the new kids on the block. An advertisement for a job vacancy at Sledgehammer Games simply ...read more
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Doh! Sony has published the PS3 hack keys as 'evidence' in a legal document against Geohot in its lawsuit. The slip comes on page 247 of the 'Document 4' pertaining to the respective case.
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Strange! According to third party reports, court filings reveal that Sony tried to send Geohot $1 to prove that the hacker was taking donations. However, Geohot himself never requested any donations. For those asking why Sony might do this? Well, if Geohot was hacking for profit, then it opens up a new avenue to strengthen their case against him.
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Sony has finally comented on the PS3 hacking extravaganza that is taking place right now! Speaking recently, they stated the following - We will fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details. Interestingly enough, fail0verflow yesterday stated that Sony WOULD NOT be able to fix the hack without releasing new ...read more
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I'm running out of ways to start posts about the PlayStation Phone. Seriously Sony, it's more confirmed than the PS3 at this point in time, just reveal it! The latest, gigantic leak for the product supposedly reveals the system's specs. The phone boasts a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 processor and Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU which allows for games to run at just under 60 frames per second. There's also ...read more
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Recently, bands of hackers have busted down the PlayStation 3's front door, taking to the Internet to tell the tale of their glory, and shedding a dark light on the PS3. Now, Sony has finally offered a statement on the precarious situation and how it plans to remedy the ugliness. We are aware of this, and are currently looking into it, Sony told Edge in a succinct statement. We will fix the ...read more
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Building upon the exploits of the fail0verflow hacking troupe, a tinkerer known as "KaKaRoToKS" has got the first "custom firmware" (CFW) running on PS3. The modification can be applied to any version of the system's official firmware, including the latest 3.55 patch, and simply adds an "Install Package Files" option in the Game section of the XMB. Importantly, this unauthorized option isn't ...read more
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Speaking to the BBC, PS3 hacker Geohot has revealed that he has a fear of being hit by a lawsuit from Sony over his PS3 hack exploits. To quote - "I''m scared of being hit with a lawsuit." Mr Hotz also revealed his hatred for the fact that the key opens up the PS3 to the unfortunate world of piracy. Team Fail0verflow has revealed that they 'disagreed' with Geohot's decision to release the keys ...read more
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