Wololo.net http://wololo.net PS4, PS Vita, PSP Security and homebrews. Hacks and mods for your consoles Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:07:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Minimur, WTH Happened This Week? PES 2015 Resolution, New Driveclub Footage, New PS4 Model Already?http://wololo.net/2014/09/30/minimur-wth-happened-this-week-pes-2015-resolution-new-driveclub-footage-new-ps4-model-already/ http://wololo.net/2014/09/30/minimur-wth-happened-this-week-pes-2015-resolution-new-driveclub-footage-new-ps4-model-already/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:12:04 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=21908 Right then, Sorry it’s a day late first of all, let’s jump straight in! We’ve got news on some PS Vita games (as always), Nathan Drake,Driveclubs full game upgrade, and much, much more!

Okay, Vita games.

OlliOlli2 ‘Welcom To Olliwood’ – Coming 2015 

They ‘ve made quite a few improvements on this game it seems, including one they’ve said as a ‘sick soundtrack’

Futuridium – 30th September 2014

Here’s their youtube video showing about it, I haven’t heard of this game before so I thought I’d put it on here. Remeber those spaceship shooting games you had on your old nokia phone? It’s a bit like that but 3rd person from the spaceships perspectiv… minus the aliens.

Shu – Coming 2015

Yet another indie game from, this time from Coatsink Software, it looks pretty cool, a simple 2d game, but deserves a bit of attention I think, so here’s a few screens, click on them for a larger image:

Woah Dave! – Fall 2014 (possibly next month)

Developers of the awesome and addictive bit.trip,  this games seems pretty fast paced, watching the video it seems like an awesome concept, with a multiplayer option on the PS4. The opbjective is pretty simple, kill aliens, but looks really fun actually. Here’s a video:

 

Okay, and here’s the awesome OlliOlli2 trailer:


Driveclub news!

Including the news about the free DLC in the previous posts, the european price seems to have dropped, rather than being £42.99, with the original digital price being £50, the playstation plus unlock will be £34.99, wich is pretty good and I’m sold on the idea of an upgrade now. Unfortunately,  this only seems to be for EU, the American upgrade, still priced at $49.99 and full game alone is $59.99. But taking conversion rates into consideration it works out roughly the same price, so there’s that…

 

 

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Unfortunately, it won’t let me embed the videos, being as theyre on some strange website, so you’ll have to go through the trouble of clicking them. They look bloody awesome though!

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2014/09/sony_drives_down_the_price_of_driveclubs_full_game_upgrade


A nice (albeit small) slice of uncharted news, it’s an off screen-shot of our very own Nathan Drake, and it looks pretty awesome I might say. Here he is, in all his glory:

 

Click on him for a larger image!

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2014/09/get_a_better_look_at_nathan_drakes_face_in_uncharted_4_on_ps4


 

Now this is certainly interesting, the PS4 that was bundled with The Last Of Us, and Destiny, along with the new releases, is actually a new PS4 model.

The original models are labeled CUH-11XXA, the original models, that most of us have already, are CUH-10XXA,

 

The North American version of the console carries the CUH-1115A model code, which was bundled with Destiny.

The new model seems to be pretty insignificant, the FCC registration states a small WiFi component revision, and being as Sony made no announcement of it what so ever, this just seems like a post release fix that they’ve realised and are phasing out the older version bit by bit.

If you really care enough, you can click on the image and zoom in enough to see the revised CUH-1115A in the bottom right hand corner underneath ‘Jet Black’.
 http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/09/27/the-new-ps4-model-cuh-11xxa-is-already-available-without-any-announcement-from-sony/


Next up is a bit of information on Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition, what you want to know first of all is that it’ll be releasing October 14, and that all DLC will come included (including skins from other EA games, which seems pretty cool!

It’s got all the standard bells and whistles of a normal definitive edition, like denser population and reworked models, take a look at the trailer below:

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/09/27/definitive-edition-trailer-shows-sleeping-dogs-new-tricks/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000595


PES 2015, the next game with the awesome FOX Engine, supposedly, well, the game has hit a bit of a hurdle, in the form of the Xbox one not being powerful enough.

The Xbox One version runs at 720p/60fps the same as the PS3, whereas the PS4 version runs at 1080p and 60fps, personally, I would prefer a 1080/30fps game, especially on a football game, where I wouldn’t consider framerate to be all that important, unlike a twitch shooter like Battlefeild, or Call Of Duty.

They revealed this on their official website, unfortunately the table they posted was in Japanese, but here it is anyway:

What I can make out from it, is the top row is about the number of players, 1-4 for PS4, 1-7 for PS3, and 1-8 for Xbox one, the second being requirements for online, possibly, saying that no subscription is required for PS3, but PS Plus for PS4 and Xbox Live Gold for Xbox One.

The next few rows and the last one I have no idea, but the 2 that say 60fps and resolution numbers are pretty self explanatory.


Now, I’m not usually a CoD, FPS guy but advanced warfare really has captured my interest. I’m really digging the suits and futuristic style of it.

They’ve released a new trailer, showcasing new toys for you to play with and a quick look at the multiplay and ‘exo survival mode’

I loved the titanfall beta, but never got round to buying the full game. I’m still on the fence with this, but it definitely has my attention.

The game will be released on 4th November, and I’ll be in America then, so hopefully I can pick it up a little bit cheaper than in the UK!


Weekly Blog Round-Up!

This guy did a pretty cool thing to his PSP after the battery exploded – This looks amazing,  I may actually do this when my PSP breaks, too.
ARK 2 and arkMenu go open source. -Nice, although there is only a handful of people out there that may make use of this, any revisions/updates will be greatly appreciated, I’m sure.

Ah, not a crazy amount this week, maybe I should chime in and write a few, what do you guys think?

Reddit Time!


Well, I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing…..

Okay, so if you see this on a train directly opposite you, what would you do?

Call it what you will, but this is art, not vandalism:

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This guy did a pretty cool thing to his PSP after the battery explodedhttp://wololo.net/2014/09/29/this-guy-did-a-pretty-cool-thing-to-his-psp-after-the-battery-exploded/ http://wololo.net/2014/09/29/this-guy-did-a-pretty-cool-thing-to-his-psp-after-the-battery-exploded/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:40:57 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=21904 Reddit user tommyboy601 had the bad surprise of having his PSP Slim’s battery explode after leaving it in the device for several years without actually using the PSP.

Apparently the battery plastic case contained the explosion, so the PSP itself wasn’t too damaged.

However, instead of trying to revive the poor thing, or resell it to his local gamestop, tommyboy601 decided to do some cool work of art with the device, and showcase it in a post he entitled “Decided to retire the PSP with some dignity after the device exploded“.

Check the result in his picture below:

psp_exposed

Pretty cool, hu? If you’re wondering, the pieces are hold in place with Super Glue.

I just love this comment from one other redditor:

I don’t want to know what you would do with dead pets.

Anyway, as a reminder, if you’re not using an electronic device for a long period of time, remember to take the battery out!

Source: reddit

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ARK 2 and arkMenu go open source.http://wololo.net/2014/09/25/ark-2-and-arkmenu-go-open-source/ http://wololo.net/2014/09/25/ark-2-and-arkmenu-go-open-source/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:34:26 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=21875 Since I already made it clear that I was not going to do any new development in the PSP scene, and I already promised to release the source code, I created two different repositories for ARK 2 and arkMenu.

ARK 2 is an improved and mostly bugfixed version of the ARK eCFW created by the team PRO a few years ago.
The eCFW was left gathering dust as nobody seemed to care about developing it.
My once great friend qwikrazor87 and I approached Coldbird for the source code because making another CFW from scratch was pointless and we all know how much TN likes to share code.
Coldbird had no problems giving us the source code so we could port our first kernel exploit to it, but we found out that over the years (or months) ARK had become highly unstable with newer firmwares, so we worked on updating it and improving the code.

Because I like knowledge to be shared and I’m a sucker for open source projects where anyone can contribute instead of elitism that makes no sense at this point in the scene, I asked Coldbird for permission to make it open source, and behold, I got permission from him and hrimfaxi.

Another project I worked on was arkMenu, a new menu with just enough features for all you need on the ePSP of the Vita: launching games (with PMF and AT3 support just like the XMB), a file browser and built-in FTP.

Anyways, I’m not working or gonna work on these projects anymore, so I might as well release the source code in the wild, perhaps new blood takes it from here, but given the current situation of the ePSP scene (all about ISOs and no homebrew developer) I find that extremely difficult to occur.

The repositories can be found in my bitbucket page: https://bitbucket.org/Acid_Snake

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Friendly reminder: FW 3.18 Exploit games have not yet been removed! – Now or never!http://wololo.net/2014/09/24/friendly-reminder-fw-3-18-exploit-games-have-not-yet-been-removed-now-or-never/ http://wololo.net/2014/09/24/friendly-reminder-fw-3-18-exploit-games-have-not-yet-been-removed-now-or-never/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:51:58 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=21890 I know I have written a news like this a week ago, but since the exploit games are still available, I thought about writing yet another news about this topic.

This time I’ve fixed a few flaws, that I have made in my previous news, so this might be interesting for you to read, especially if you live in Australia and Asia.

Last week I have told you which exploit games are the best ones for each region, but I have made a little mistake.

patapon 2 demo vita

Before you are going to shout at me for ‘wasting your money’, keep in mind that the previously recommended games are not bad, they are at the very top of being the best ones for each region, but there might be a game that is a bit better than the previously recommended ones.

I am just going to start with Europe and Australia, like I did last time.

Recommended FW 3.18 exploit games for Europe

‘Go! Sudoku’ is still the fastest game for the European PSN store, and with its 4€ price is still one of the cheapest out there, if not the cheapest exploit game for firmware 3.18.

While I have told you the last time that Patapon 1 would be the smallest, and yet a pleasent, exploit game, I am going to correct myself.

Patapon 1 and 2 are not that big of a size, but there is a smaller exploit game available in Europe, that is still quite easy to use and exploit.

The game ‘Space Invaders Extreme‘ is apparently smaller than the Patapon games, and is still very easy to use, since it only needs a few presses of buttons (options -> records/highscores) to be triggered at firmware 3.18.

Refer to the video above, if you want to know if you prefer to have a fast game, like Go! Sudoku, or a smaller game, like Space Invaders Extreme.

Recommended FW 3.18 exploit games for Australia

The last time I have told you that the Australian PSN store only has access to the Patapon games, but that was wrong, too.

Apparently the Australian PSN store has also access to ‘Go! Sudoku‘, the fast game I have mentioned above.

The small game ‘Space Invaders Extreme‘ is also available in the Australian PSN store, so you basically have the same options and recommendations as the folks from Europe.

Recommended FW 3.18 exploit games for North America

Nothing has changed here, ‘Talkman Travel: Tokyo‘ is still the best choice in terms of speed (basically instant), price (3$) and size (~18 MegaBytes).

Any other game would be inferior to Talkman Travel: Tokyo, in terms of speed, size and price.

Recommended FW 3.18 exploit games for Japan

Same here, nothing has changed. ‘Patapon 1′ and ‘Patapon 2′ are still the best choices for the Japanese PSN store.

A third alternative would be the ‘Gladiator Begins’ game, but I would rank the Patapon games a bit higher than this one.

Recommended FW 3.18 exploit game for Asia

The selection for the Asian PSN store is a bit smaller, since it neither has Go! Sudoku (depending on the country), Patapon 1, Patapon 2 or most of the other exploit games.

The game ‘Skate Park City‘ is available, though.

If you want to get the exploit game Skate Park City, you will have to keep the following thing in mind, since you can not easily buy via from the PS Vita PSN store application.

While Skate Park City is a good and fast game to launch an eCFW at firmware 3.18, it is a small amount of work to get it via the Asian PSN store.

You will have to buy the exploit game via the Online Playstation Store website, so you can then download the exploit game via the download list feature of the PS Vitas PSN store application.

A PS3 is not necessary for this trick, just a Computer or a mobile phone that is capable of using the Online Playstation Store website.

Afterword

Even if you did not buy the games mentioned above, there are a few alternatives which are not bad at all.

The alternatives for Europe and Australia, which also are available for North America and Japan, are still the Patapon games, which are in fact only Patapon 1 & Patapon 2, but not Patapon 3.

These games are also quite fast, pretty easy to use and not bad themselves. So it is no shame if you bought a Patapon game, instead of the ones mentioned above.

It is incredible that the exploit games are still available, nearly 10 days after the initial information of the exploit games was made public.

I know I have said this last week, but this is your last chance for a PS Vita eCFW, since the next firmware (3.30?) will close ALL THE GAPS that are currently open in firmware 3.18.

Theme 2

This includes the Package Installer, the various kernel exploits and the huge amount of exploit games, that are currently available for firmware 3.18.

It is also possible that Sony releases a buffer firmware, one that simply patches all the exploits, but offers nothing in return. They might want to secure the device before they release the Theme supporting PS Vita firmware, be it called 3.30 or not.

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Minimur, WTH Happened This Week? I’m Back! The Order:1886 Dev Diary, Bloodbourne Release Date, And PlayStation Shoes!http://wololo.net/2014/09/23/minimur-wth-happened-this-week-im-back-the-order1886-dev-diary-bloodbourne-release-date-and-playstation-shoes/ http://wololo.net/2014/09/23/minimur-wth-happened-this-week-im-back-the-order1886-dev-diary-bloodbourne-release-date-and-playstation-shoes/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:52:43 +0000 http://wololo.net/?p=21873 Hey guys, work swallowed me up last week and I wasn’t feeling too good the week before, but here I am! letting informing you lot about some gaming news. Turns out, there were quite a few vita games announced recently, so that’s a plus! Have a peek inside to find out what ones….

 

These games also include the ones I found last week, but there’s quite a few! It seems like Vita announcements are picking up!

Poltergeist – October this year

Your objective is to scare the tenants that live in a haunted manor with the help of certain powers at your disposal. That’s right! You can now call it payback time for all those other games where you were the scared one! 

Poltergeist is more of a calm puzzle game, than an endless, action type of game. But we hope you can feel like geniuses each time you manage to solve a level. In Poltergeist, you’ll witness the history of the manor across a variety of eras. You will scare people from the 30′s, the 80s, even in an office! The basic idea is to create nice environments of the different periods of time from the past century. You will take advantage of the objects of each era, and you will face different bosses, each one representative of their time period.

Senran Kagura – October 14th

Nova – 111 –  Early 2015

Nova-111 is a sci-fi themed adventure game that cleverly combines turn-based gameplay with real-time action, forcing players to utilize both real-time decisions and turn-based strategy to fight enemies and solve puzzles.

Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness, and Bananas – No set release date yet

What’s Jungle Rumble? The player drums to control a tribe of monkeys. A rival tribe invades to steal bananas. The player sends monkey minions into the fray by drumming on the screen. It’s the world’s craziest rhythm game.

Using the PS Vita’s touch screen to tap along to the beat of the jungle, players drum on monkeys and then drum on trees to have their simian soldiers swing through the trees. Drum on coconuts and then drum on enemies to throw those coconuts with rhythmic flair. The player jaunts through the jungle with a rhythmic grammar. Unlike a traditional rhythm game there is no script to follow—in Jungle Rumble drumming controls the game.

Run Sackboy! Run! – October this year

This looks pretty interesting, well, it’s basically temple run but little big planet themed. But more than just a quick muck up, there seems to be a bit of effort gone into this one. You can earn exclusive costumes to unlock in LBP3, here’s the teams description of it:

The Negativitron (that big nasty vacuum cleaner who sucks up all the creativity) is back, wreaking havoc on Craftworld and nipping at the heels of our very own Sackboy! Using simple tap and swipe gestures, you’ll speed through three iconic worlds from the LittleBigPlanet series — The Gardens, The Canyons, and Avalonia — evading danger for as long you can. Anyone can enjoy the game, but as Sackboy charges along at top speed, you’re going to need super-quick reactions to keep him on course and out of trouble.

Ray’s The Dead – Mid 2015

This was initially announced for the PS4 and the team decided to make it as a part of the Cross buy program, so if you buy the PS4 version, you get the Vita version for free!


 

The Order:1886 had plenty of hype about it a few months ago, but that has seemed to have died down… however their new Dev diary released a few days ago may re-ignite the excitement for the game, showcasing the different types of weapons in the game and certain characters, take a look for yourself:

This is the third developer diary they’ve shown, take a look at the other ones here:

The Order: 1886 | Official Behind the Scenes 1 | Fusing History & Mythology (PS4)

The Order: 1886 | Official Behind the Scenes 2 | The Evolution of the Half-Breeds (PS4)

 

They are certainly pretty impressive, I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around how good it looks……


Bloodbourne!

The game created by the Sadists that created the Souls series, they have seemed to have done equally as well at creating a dingy dark place for you to… kill stuff. At TGS, they released a healthy slice of gameplay and a new 2 minute trailer, here’s both:

 

But that’s not all! There’s also a release date, as the nice guy said in the video above, of February 6th 2015,  I’m on the fence about this game, but I’m definitely leaning towards more of a yes.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-09-18-bloodborne-release-date-announced

 


Next up, a good serving of DriveClub News, and good news at that!

It was always known that  there would be DLC for the game, but how that would work? We didn’t know. But in a blog post, Jamie Brayshaw, the community manager at Evolution Studios,  detailed their plans. To skip all the describing and explaining, here’s an infographic:

 There will also be a Season Pass available for €24.99 so that you can pre-order the DLC packs and get a huge saving. In fact, it works out that with the Season Pass you’ll save more than 60% on the cost of purchasing these packs individually, as the total value of the packs will be €75.84 (based on regular price on PlayStation Store).

 

The plan seems pretty solid, they’ve planned on 9 free cars, 11 free tracks, including free updates along the way.

I’m pretty pleased with this, and I’m pretty tempted to purchase the full game, seems like a must buy……..

 


At TGS, Yoshida spoke about the Morpheus to the Wall Street Journal,  Yoshida said that the headset is close to being finished, about 85% done, but is not ready for retail stores yet.

He also mentions how hopefully, the headset will be profitable due to the components inside the headset are actually currently used in smartphones.

With the Morpheus and PlayStation 4, we can offer them a totally new virtual reality experience in a lighthearted and fun manner

This seems pretty cool, the full interview is here if you’d like to give it a read:

http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/09/19/sony-dreams-of-profit-with-morpheus-virtual-reality-headset/


Okay, so the WTH news piece of this week is PS4 shoes…. Now unfortunately this doesn’t mean you have a PS4 on the go, but the shoes do actualy have a HDMi slot in them, take a look, what do you think of them?

Okay, so the HDMi slot at the bottom does absolutely nothing. Its purpose is so you can carry the shoes by holding a cable… rather than holding them like a normal person. Second of all, the shoes cost a whopping $950, and come with a custom box, there;s only going to be 10 made, so if you want one you’ll need to send him an email or drop him a message on his Instagram page…. professional.

Dualshockers had an interview with the creator, it’s rather interesting so give it a read:

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/09/15/custom-ps4-air-jordans-cost-950-and-look-awesome/


Weekly Blog Round-up

Native Vita Hacking: What’s the situation so far? (Part 1) –
How to: Set an Xbox 360 Devkit to boot into anything! – A good  little tutorial from our buddy Fate6, shame I don’t have an Xbox 360….
Forgotten Homebrews Part 2: PSP DosBox

Reddit Time!

Okay, minus the profanity, this made me laugh

Well I guess……. But we still want Half Life 3.

 

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