Archive for category PS3 Slim
EA / DICE announced the pricing and dates for the new BC2 Vietnam pack over the last week or so, however they’ve now announced that a new bonus map, a fifth map, will be available alongside the 4 which are to be launched on December 21st.
The new bonus map – Operation Hastings will not be one of those which will be readily available to select and play. Instead you have to complete a small task in order to unlock the map. You’ve already guessed it (no thanks to the title of this post), but yes – you have to complete 69 million – no, that’s not a typo – I did mean to say million – team tasks in order to unlock this peach of a map.
The tasks will include everything from Heals, Revives, Ammo box supplies to spots and much more. Well, that doesn’t sound to hard to accomplish – does it?
It’s been a while since I’ve written anything, and with parental duties taking over at the moment, the first chance I get to do something for myself and I decided to write about a major gripe I have with the PS Store.
I personally don’t know of many that have experienced the issue I faced not so long ago, but I do know after googling around that this is something that has existed ever since the PS3 was launched back in 2006/7.
So, what was the issue?
Well, just before PS Move came out (yes, it was that long ago), I decided to purchase Flight Control HD as it was a game I was quite addicted to on my iPhone, and with the game having Move compatibility I was completely sold on having it. So I decided to purchase it the day it came out on the PS Store. As normal, I continued to go through my purchase on the store and BAM! Your credit card details are invalid. Err….hang on – invalid! WT#?
Don’t get to excited about the naked part, all I meant by that is that this PS3 is going to be a 320GB standalone model without anything included. According to SONY this is what a bunch of users have been asking for and with all the content that SONY has been pushing and adding as of late they decided this was something that was a good idea. This baby is ready for your gaming or watching pleasure as early as today at your local retailers. It will debut with a $349.99 price tag and for only $50 more than the 160GB model, it’s a pretty good deal.
It was bound to happen, but no one knew when. Sony quietly released firmware version 3.42 tonight, and with it, the ability to block ALL USB-exploited hacks. Since the update is a mandatory one, you MUST have it to retain PSN connectivity and future titles. The blocks had been confirmed by exophase:
We can confirm that all variants of the USB-hub emulating exploit (PSFreedom, PSGroove, PSJailbreak) are no longer functional in firmware 3.42.
I’m glad we’re seeing something come out of this finally. At least they didn’t disable the USB feature . Other than that, there’s no word on any new features.
Have you ever thought to yourself how SONY decided what the PlayStation’s controller would look like when they were initially designing the system? Did you ever think that there may have been a few punches thrown here and there so the big cheeses could get their way when making the ultimate decision on what the controller should look like? Who do you think won in the end? The big management blokes or the guy that designed a controller with no idea on how popular the system would become?
Well, I sort of gave that away didn’t I? The chap that designed the controller, Teiyu Goto, was the man behind the success of what is now in millions of homes across the world. Goto joined SONY after graduating from Technical School in 1977, and has had the pleasure on working behind the scenes on the console designs and the controllers we have all come to love.
Initially, the management at SONY wanted to follow in the footsteps of the SNES, yes – the SNES!