If the PS4 follows the path of the PS3 and the Vita, we shouldn’t be expecting a “true” hack for it anytime soon. Nevertheless, this doesn’t prevent hackers, tinkerers, and hobbyists from digging into the internals of the device. Two days ago, Italian developer -Criscros- announced he was able to dump the contents of some of the internal Flash memory chipsets on the PS4.
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You know that feeling you get when FINALLY that shiny new toy is in your hands. You play with that thing non-stop for hours, maybe days on end. Then, something happens, something changes. The new toy isn’t so shiny, isn’t so new and you realize, I really wish it did more, or came with other accessories. You wait for that next new thing that will make it shiny and new all over again. That’s almost how I feel about the PS4.
Like any avid gamer & video game enthusiast, when something new and shiny comes out, I gotta have it. Its my passion and I hate waiting to see how something is going to turn out and be adopted by the community or kicked to the curb (PlayStation Move are you hearing me?). The launch day accessories (or in my case the 2 week early launch day accessories) that arrived with the PlayStation 4 are no exception to my wanton desire to have it all and in this case I’m referring to the PlayStation Camera. Read the rest of this entry »
After spending some time with my stock/launch day PlayStation 4, I knew there would come a time when it would eventually run out of space. Being a PlayStation Plus subscriber since inception, I’ve already felt the pains of having to manage the content that was installed on my PlayStation 3 console. I found myself having to pick & choose which games to download and which ones to keep or remove just so I could have the latest & greatest offering from Sony week after week. That grew old very quickly, so I decided to upgrade the hard drive in the PS3 several months back. After having done this, not only was I able to download ALL my PS+ games and have everything from my Plus membership installed, I was no longer wasting my time managing content; it was a win-win situation all around. Besides the cost for the actual hard drive was extremely manageable, here’s a link to the one I used for my PS3 upgrade.
Having learned from this experience, I didn’t want to wait as long to do the same upgrade with the PS4. Re-downloading content & performing backups/restores isn’t any way for a gamer to want to spend his/her time. Because I had minimal content already, I knew doing the upgrade sooner rather than later would benefit me in the long run.
Hey guys, just to make sure I’m getting this on time I’ve been drafting this since Wednesday, just so when I get my PS4 most of it will be done so I’ll be not rushing it because I’ve been playing my PS4 Read the rest of this entry »
The name Dark_Alex should ring in your ears, when you hear it. He was THE man, that made a lot of PSP CFWs (1.50 POC, 2.71 SE, 3.xx OE, 3.xx/4.01/5.00 M33, etc.), helped with the Pandora battery service mode, and released a lot of software for said pandora method. Dark~AleX should be known by most informed PSP scene people, and the fact that he updates his website for the PS4, might be an indication that he could return.
It is no news that the first steps in hacking a device often include hardware reverse engineering. For those who don’t know Chipworks, it’s a company that specializes in reverse engineering semiconductors and electronic systems. Once in a while, mostly as a publicity stunt, they publish their work for popular electronics. Today, the PS4 gets the Chipworks treatment.
Here is a topic I often talk to other gamers about, though most couldn’t care less until they’re system doesn’t work anymore.
Passed off with ether an “I’ll do it later” or a “I don’t want to break it”, nether of which will ever happen, never to be thought of again until the system is dead and all those games, saves, and spent data bandwidth are now as worthless as a paperweight.
Well protecting your gaming system starts the moment you get the shiny new thing out the store glass case.
Protection measures differ from home console and handhelds with their requirements and ability to protect the console.
I’m hoping to make a guide for both home consoles and a few handheld consoles (they differ so much.)
After spending some time with the PS4 here is my review of Sony’s latest console.
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Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate (BAO Blackgate) is the PS Vita iteration of the popular games in the Arkham franchise. On the Arkham timeline the story told in Blackgate is set after the events of Batman Arkam Origins , and has Batman investigate a hostage situation in the Blackgate prison. Read the rest of this entry »
Regarding the recent reports of faulty HDMI ports it seems the problem is self fixable and isn’t widespread. Make sure to check your HDMI port for protruding metal before you plug your HDMI cable in! Read the rest of this entry »
Before I start, please be aware that this review will be biased a lot with the point of view of a foreigner living in Japan. The device might be more adapted to the Japanese audience, but even then, it is not without default.
The disclaimer above being understood and accepted, let me break the suspense immediately: the Vita TV, in its current state, is a prime example of how Sony can completely mess up a launch and ruin a perfect idea. The device and its launch lineup gets pretty much everything wrong, and knowing that the Vita TV is the bone Sony threw at its Japanese customers because the PS4 will not launch in Japan this year; is what I would consider as an insult from Sony to its own country and fans.
If you remember, I was extremely excited by the Vita TV, I said it was probably Sony’s best idea in years. I believe they managed to ruin pretty much every single one of my expectations with this launch.
Of course it’s not all bad, but it’s pretty terrible on many aspects, so read along.
If, like me, you were excited by the VitaTV and preordered one when it was announced, let me break the news for you: growing rumors today were stating that the VitaTV is currently only compatible with the JP PSN. I can confirm this is true.
When I got home today, the first thing I wanted to do was unbox and try the Vita TV, which had just arrived to my place.
New reports from users with PS4s already are reporting faulty hardware. Read the rest of this entry »