Wololo.net http://wololo.net PS4, PS Vita, PSP Security and homebrews. Hacks and mods for your consoles Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:42:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Minimur, WTH Happened This Week? Saints Row IV on PS4, Kinect Standalone Release, and Ice Bucket Challenge!http://wololo.net/2014/09/02/minimur-wth-happened-this-week-saints-row-iv-on-ps4-kinect-standalone-release-and-ice-bucket-challenge/ http://wololo.net/2014/09/02/minimur-wth-happened-this-week-saints-row-iv-on-ps4-kinect-standalone-release-and-ice-bucket-challenge/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:42:15 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=21480 Hey guys! Sorry I missed the past couple of weeks, anyway, there’s quite a few interesting pieces in todays article, with the likes of  Reggie Fils-Aime doing the ice-bucket challenge, a new type os DS (yes, ANOTHER)  and a super cool VR application!

First up however, we’ve got the PS Vita announcements, this game announcement was made on the PS Blog, already released on PC, it’s an indie fencing style game and it looks pretty interesting, it’s the first I’ve heard of this game, so hopefully it gets the recognition it deserves on the Vita and PS4, take a look at the gameplay below, the soundtrack it pretty cool too:

 

Something that I found rather interesting, is that the developers have implemented a 2 player mode, so you can go against eachother… on the same PS Vita. The controls look pretty simple, move left right, move your sword up and down, so it’s pretty clever of them to separate each half of the Vita for different players. This sort of game doesn’t really seem like my cup of tea mind you, so I’ll be missing out on it.

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/08/28/cult-fighter-niddhogg-gets-ps-vita-version/

 


On Friday, Deep Silver teased a saints row announcement, which many thought it’d be a main entry to the series, but it turns out that it is DLC, called Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell

 

Our brand new city of New Hades features five distinct islands including a barren wasteland of an ancient war, a towering downtown for Hell’s elite, and a crammed slums built for ultimate suffering. This new environment is specifically catered to one of our new supernatural powers: angelic flight! With angelic wings, our Saints will terrorize the ranks of Hell’s armies from ankle-biting imps to massive Arch-Demons.

Super powers are making a return with supernatural twists from demonic summons to deadly holy auras. A new arsenal of wicked weapons can be found as well as The 7 Legendary Deadly Weapons — each the twisted embodiment of one of the 7 deadly sins! Fans may also find some much needed closure for past friends (And enemies!).

Awesome, I love the Saints Row series!

But that’s not all! Saints Row: IV: Re-Elected was also announced, and you can probably guess what it is. a re-do for next gen consoles… or… current gen… 

The Re-Elected edition will include Gat Out Of Hell and also all previous DLC for the game, at the price of $50 which seems pretty reasonable.

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2014/08/29/saints-row-gat-hell-saints-row-iv-ps4-announced-ps4-dated/

 


GTA next, now we’ve got some good news on the next gen version game, but bad news for PS3 players with a 12gb console (and haven’t changed the hard-drive), but I’ll start with the good news first. It should be pretty obvious that old gen games should be touched up for the new gen offspring, we’ve seen Tomb Raider with upated graphics and 1080/60 (on PS4, at least) and also The Last Of Us, with DLC included and touched up graphics, but so far we haven’t really seen much brand new content made for the updated version.

GTA seems to have broken this mould and the DJ for ‘Non-Stop Pop FM’ tweeted out with photos of herself at the studio announcing they’re working on the radio stations to update them, either this means that they’re going to update just the voice overs, or maybe some new tracks, hopefully it’ll be both and not just the commentary, but either way the songs are always enjoyable, non-stop pop was my favourite station when I played the game, I’m ashamed to admit.

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2014/08/30/gta-5-radio-stations-to-be-updated-for-ps4/

 


Now for the not so good news, the ever so awesome GTA Online will no longer work on the 12GB PS3′s since update 1.16, the support post says:

As the world of Grand Theft Auto Online continues to expand and evolve through ongoing updates, storage limitations of the PlayStation®3 12GB hardware will require owners to purchase additional storage to accommodate GTAV Title Updates after 1.16 (released on 8/19/14). All updates and content must remain installed on the system in order to maintain compatibility for all players within GTA Online. 

 

Story mode will still be accessible, fortunately, but it is a shame that half of the game is locked out because of a hardware limitation. But still, anyone who fancied buying the game and sticking to playing it for this long after release is more likely to have a PS3 with a decent hard drive in it. The chances of someone with a 12gb PS3 and still playing this game are pretty slim, maybe that’s why they held up to not supporting it for so long.

https://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/203182483

 


For those of you excited for the free-to-play game that is Deep-Down, and were expecting to be playing the beta some time this year. Well tough cookies, the beta has been delayed until 2015.

It’s not all bad news however, as their way of saying sorry, Capcom released a 7 minute gameplay video, it’s in Japanese but it does showcase the local 2 player, and awesome particle effects.

 

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2014/08/30/deep-down-beta-delayed-to-2015/

 


Microsoft struggled massively at the start of this generation, and it will have to be part to blame for their Kinect, which they decided to dump and sell consoles solo without the Kinect.

Now, for those who actually wanted the damn thing, they can buy it new for £129.99/$150. And also have it bundled with Dance Central: Spotlight. (It is bundled with the game in US and EU, not entirely sure about other regions however)

It is set for release on October 7th, although, an English tech- second hand shop is already selling them, for £35, and if you want to trade your Kinect in, you’d be getting a measly £16. which is about $26

 

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-08-27-standalone-kinect-for-xbox-one-release-date-set-for-october?utm_source=eurogamer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=net-daily

 


Right, so once again Nintendo have done it, released a new DS (you know there are 9 different models in total) This new 3ds model, aptly named ‘New 3ds’  will come in normal size and XL, and comes with a couple of interesting new buttons., including a second set of triggers, and also a new analogue stick, above the ABXY buttons.

Something that has really impressed me about the new model, is that the 3d viewing supposedly works no matter what angle you view it at, the 3ds’ camera tracks your face and changes the screen accordingly to make the 3d work.

Kotaku covered it pretty well, take a look at their site:
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-just-announced-a-new-3ds-1628389333

 


 

Time for the WTF articles now, one includes pants, and the other includes the infamous ice bucket challenge.

Okay. Pants.

 

Assassins Creed has had it’s fair share of weird pre-order bonuses, and I don’t think this tops Black Flags American Football bonus, but it’s certainly pretty odd, you get speed boosting pants (AKA trousers to other folks) and also a bonus mission, okay a bonus mission is pretty good, depending on how fleshed out it actually is (voice acting and cutscenes? Ot is it just a bonus side mission) but in any case. I think anyone who is eager enough for the game wouldn’t think about pre-ordering just for the bonus, but instead because they actually want the game and see the pre-order bonuses as well…. a ‘bonus’ rather than an incentive.

http://www.nowgamer.com/news/2530660/is_this_the_worst_preorder_bonus_ever.html

 


Something that you literally can’t escape, even if you’re on the moon, because Bungie has you covered. Even if you have a Wii U, because Reggie Fils-Aime has been nominated to do the challenge, and made all of the Big-wigs at Nintendo Of America do it with him, here’s the awesome video:

 

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-08-29-nintendos-reggie-fils-aime-completes-the-ice-bucket-challenge

 


Okay, some cool videos now, one is of the cool VR application I told you about at the beginning, another is (sorry) an ice bucket challenge by Homer Simpson, but give it a watch. Its funny!

 

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Time to vote for your favorite tutorial of August 2014http://wololo.net/2014/09/01/time-to-vote-for-your-favorite-tutorial-of-august-2014/ http://wololo.net/2014/09/01/time-to-vote-for-your-favorite-tutorial-of-august-2014/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:54:46 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=21489 Here I am again to tell you Augusts contests have ended and it is once again time to vote! Every month at /Talk we have contests for the best tutorial and each person that enters has a chance to win up to $20 in PSN cards. $10 for the tutorial with the most votes in one section, and $10 for the most votes across all sections. Before I tell you where to vote, I will tell you where you can enter  September’s contests with your own tutorial

PSVita – $10 to win

PSP – $10 to win

PS4 – $10 to win

PS3 – $10 to win

3DS – $10 to win

Each one of those threads has all the rules and info you need to enter your tutorial. Last but not least, here’s the threads where you can vote for your favorite tutorial of August 2014

PSVita Voting Thread

PSP Voting Thread

PS3 Voting Thread

3DS Voting Thread

There is no PS4 voting thread because there was only one participant this month, so yunleletou already won his $10 code for his tutorial on Changing the power supply of your PS4.

For all you Wii users out there, if you have ideas for tutorials, please post them in the Wii section and if we get enough content in there, we may have Tutorial contests there in the future.

Good luck to all participants present and future!

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Corpse Party: Blood Drive is now available for the PS Vita!http://wololo.net/2014/08/31/corpse-party-blood-drive-is-now-available-for-the-ps-vita/ http://wololo.net/2014/08/31/corpse-party-blood-drive-is-now-available-for-the-ps-vita/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:13:40 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=21454 The horror game ‘Corpse Party: Blood Drive’ is now available at the japanese Playstation Store, exclusively for the Playstation Vita.

After the first 2 games, published for the Playstation Portable, were a huge success in japan, north america and europe, a third game of the series got published for the PS Vita, instead of the PSP.

You do not know what Corpse Party is? Well I can explain this, but beware. The game is not for the faint-hearted people…

Corpse Party is a horror game that takes place in japan.

The main characters are highschool pupils that tried to use an obscure good luck ritual, which went horribly wrong.

After failing their ritual, the pupils got transfered into a twisted dimension, which takes part some years in the past.

At the place at which their current school got build, used to be another school, in which a horrible crime has happened.

In the twisted dimension there is still the old school building, which is haunted by some malicious ghosts, which want to take revenge.

To successfully escape the death trap of school, you will have to find a way to appease the ghosts. But beware! Do not die or else your existence in the real world will vanish, and it is as if you’ve never existed in the first place!

The first 2 parts of Corpse Party can be bought as Playstation Portable titles from the Playstation Store for 9,99€/14,99$ each, from time to time even as a bundle for 14,99€/19,99$.

The North American and European version of the game got localized into english, while the audio of the game should still be in japanese.

If you are a fan of japanese horror games, then Corpse Party might be the right game for you.

The third part, Corpse Party: Blood Drive, released for the PS Vita instead of the PSP, is currently available at the japanese PSN Store for ~6500¥ (~45€/60$), but it seems that is unfortunally only in japanese.

It has yet to be confirmed that the game will be localized for the western world, but since both previous games were localized and released in North America and Europe, it is pretty likely that this will be done with the 3rd installment of the series as well.



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Total_Noob releases the 10th version of his TN-V eCFW for the PS Vita!http://wololo.net/2014/08/31/total_noob-releases-the-10th-version-of-his-tn-v-ecfw-for-the-ps-vita/ http://wololo.net/2014/08/31/total_noob-releases-the-10th-version-of-his-tn-v-ecfw-for-the-ps-vita/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:15:59 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=21472 After Total_Noob has released his versions TN-V9.6 and TN-V9.7 some weeks ago, he is back with yet another revision of his TN-V eCFW for the PS Vita.

The TN-V10 eCFW works at PS Vita devices up to firmware 3.01. Any firmware below 3.01 should be supported too.

Firmwares higher than 3.01 are (officially) not supported.

But what has changed?

To make is fast and painless, here is the new changelog of the TN-V10 eCFW:

- Added CSPSP Online Multiplayer support! COME ONLINE BUDDIES!

- Added homebrew sorter feature support in PSPFiler.

- Added TN Savestate plugin support with PS1 games using PEOPS SPU plugin.

- Added ‘SELECT button’ in recovery menu. Now you can either open the VSH menu or the recovery menu by pressing SELECT in the XMB.
- Added ‘Suspend device’ and ‘Restart VSH’ to recovery menu.

- Added ‘Reset TN-V settings’ in recovery menu (Advanced ->).

- Removed March33 and Sony NP9660 ISO drivers. The default ISO driver is now Inferno Driver.

psvita ps1

While some of the changes are awesome, like the re-support of organizing your Homebrews, games and other programms via PSPFiler 6.6, some other ones are highly questionable IMO, like the removal of older ISO drivers.

I myself think that the recovery menu changes since TN-V9.7 are highly unnecessary and lessen the overall quality of the eCFW, but TN surely has his reasons to maim the recovery menu.

Download TN-V10

The update can be downloaded, like usually, via the System-Update function of the XMB, or you can download TN-V10 here manually.

Source via Wololo.net/talk

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3DS: Smealum postpones Homebrew Loader release, in light of new 3DS announcement by Nintendohttp://wololo.net/2014/08/30/3ds-smealum-postpones-homebrew-loader-release-in-light-of-new-3ds-announcement-by-nintendo/ http://wololo.net/2014/08/30/3ds-smealum-postpones-homebrew-loader-release-in-light-of-new-3ds-announcement-by-nintendo/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:49:55 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=21464 Yesterday, Nintendo announced the upcoming release of a new model of 3DS. This new revision will bring several hardware changes, including a new analog stick, two additional shoulder buttons, and “speed improvements” related changes. What sounds surprisingly terrible is that some 3DS games will only be compatible with this new model, which is sure to confuse gamers, and their parents/grandparents even more.

But I’m not here to talk about the New 3DS here, rather about the impact that this announcement had on the homebrew scene a few hours ago. Developer Smealum, who had announced he would release a homebrew loader for the 3DS “soon” (most of us were expecting the release to happen this week), just stated on twitter that the new hardware announce made him reconsider the schedule for his loader release.

So what are the reasons behind this move? Well simply put, the new 3DS model might have some additional code, new security measures, new drivers, etc… that hackers will want to look into. In order to dig into the device, exploits are required, so if Smealum releases his exploit now, he gives Nintendo a chance at fixing the vulnerability before the new device is even released (meaning hackers will not be able to leverage that exploit to unravel the new 3DS’ secrets).

3DS_exploit_mario

It is not uncommon for hackers to “keep” their exploits for themselves, at least temporarily, in order to investigate the device more. In the long run, this is extremely good for the hacking scene: if these exploits were all made public (and therefore instantly patched), no progress would ever be made on the devices.

So in that regard it is easy to see where Smealum is coming from. But the pill is hard to swallow, as the release had been taunted for weeks if not months, and promised to happen “in the days to come” not so long ago. As Smealum himself admits, his work feels like some “bait and switch” vaporware right now, and that’s definitely not good.

 

In my own experience, exploits for consoles come and go, and there always be a good reason not to release. Today it’s the announce of the new 3DS model, that will be released in Japan in a few weeks. Tomorrow, we might be told to be patient until the same model reaches Europe and the US, to avoid those regional versions from being patched as well. By the time this happens, a new major 9.x or 10.x firmware will be announced, and it might be better to wait again, etc…

The truth is, with no significant progress in 3DS hacking over the past 4 major firmware revisions, it’s high time the 3DS got some movement, and I personally think now would be a perfect time for some more homebrew. Mind you, I don’t even own a 3DS, so I’m not in a conflict of interests here :) (on the other hand, one might argue that the community has already waited for a while, they might as well wait a few more months)

That being said, this is Smealum’s work. Having myself spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours on HBL back in the days, I know of firsthand experience how it feels to have your work released not “on your own terms”. So if Smealum feels now’s not the right time, it’s up to the community to be mature and respect this choice.

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Smealum said that he does not know at this point how this new 3DS hardware will impact his release schedule. He clearly stated that the release will happen, and that he will not wait until 2015 (release date of the new 3DS model in Europe and the US) to make it happen. However, if I interpret his statements correctly, it sounds likely today that he is willing to wait until someone can test his exploits on the new 3DS hardware before he does a release. So that could mean mid October at best, unless Smealum changes his mind.

Stay tuned, we’ll definitely let you know if any progress is made

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