Archive for August, 2010

Sony Blocks Distribution of PS3 Modchips

Quick to act against the PS Jailbreak, Sony has made steps to make sure that it doesn’t get out of hand. It’s not a new firmware update, though. For now, they’re targetting the modchips that make the hack possible. As of Aug 27, 2010, they’ve managed to secure a temporary injuction from Australia’s Federal Court, blocking the sale and importation of the new PS3 modchips.

With this temporary injunction, Sony will have until August 31st to convince the courts that modchips should be made illegal. Until then, distributors are prohibited from selling them. If they’re successful, then a permanent ban on the devices will be enacted. If not, modchips go back in business by September 1st.

In 2005, however, an Australian court ruling made the sale of modchips legal in Australia. That’s not exactly iron-clad, seeing as Nintendo managed to outlaw R4s to protect the DS from piracy. I’ll keep you guys posted on what happens next.

[via Kotaku]

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Gran Turismo 5 Has Optional Install

HD installs are nothing new to PS3 owners. Some of the biggest exclusives for the system require some amount of extra space on your PS3’s hard drive so it should come as no surprise that Poly Digital’s long awaited Gran Turismo 5 will do the same.

Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed as much via Twitter that Gran Turismo 5 will have an optional 10 gigabyte HD install for “a smooth play experience”. The game will also require 256 megabytes of free space for save data I’ll assume.

Gran Turismo 5 races into stores this November 2nd in North America followed by the 3rd for Europe and Japan.

Twitter / Andriasang

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Video of MAG Beta with PlayStation Move Controller Shows Calibration Set-up [Update]

Near the start of the video you can see the PlayStation Move calibration set-up. Which from what I’ve heard you need to do this every time. Aiming with the Move seems to be very precise, which is good. What do you think about the calibration set-up?

Via gameolosophy.com

[Update] One of our members mairondil found some more footage/images. Check them out after the jump.

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Move Tech Demo Video Tour

This video shows Anton Mikhailov, one of Sony’s R&D guys, doing some Move tech demo demonstrations, both sitting down and standing up. We’ve seen most of these tech demos before, but this actually does a better job of showing them off, since it’s a direct feed basically. Cool stuff. Hopefully developers implement some of the ideas these guys have.

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