Rumor: PS3 hacked yet again, this time it might be for keeps

Yesterday a new, PSN-enabled custom firmware for hacked PlayStation 3 consoles launched, compatible with the official firmware 4.25 release. This type of hack isn’t new, and previously Sony has been able to update its firmware to sufficiently quell the hackers’ reach.

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via: www.joystiq.com


Microsoft Dives Deep to Surface a Hit

Microsoft Surface, Microsoft’s new tablet. Photo by Ariel Zambelich/Wired Nobody asked me about my Surface. I tried flashing it all over the place. But despite my best efforts, no one seemed curious. At Victrola Coffee Roasters in Seattle, I sat in the front window, with a hot pink Touch Cover attached, intentionally conspicuous.

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Mass Effect 4 star: ‘we don’t want Shepard 2′ – BioWare

Mass Effect 4 – or whatever the next Mass Effect will be called – will star a hero that is not just a re-hash of Commander Shepard, BioWare Montreal has revealed to VG247. Find out the studio’s philosophy to crafting the next star of the franchise below.

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Gangnam Style riding into Just Dance 4

Ubisoft announced this morning that “Gangnam Style” will be available as downloadable content for Just Dance 4 this November. The song, which has become an international phenomenon, has nearly 500 million views on YouTube. On that note, Psy is quoted as saying, “Gangnam Style and Just Dance 4, I can’t wait to see all the YouTube videos.

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Study finds that 85% quit social games after one day

I just learned the term churn from our recent article on social game makers and how they track players. The term came up again today in a Gamasutra article on a new report from social game analysis firm Playnomics.

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The backside of the Wii U surprises with new ports

As you can see from the picture Wii U demo stations are out in the wild. But that isn’t what this post is about. Notice anything strange about the backside of that Wii U? It has significantly more ports than previous builds of the system that we’ve been shown. Nintendo has been very quiet about the backside of the console for months now.

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Xbox 360 to Lose Twitter and Facebook Apps

You’ll have to show Internet Explorer some love if you intend on updating your social networks from your Xbox. For a company that once wanted us to use the Xbox 360 for all manner of social network interaction, this certainly is a strange move:…

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‘Ultra High Definition’ officially replaces ‘4K’ as name for next-gen TV standard

A board of industry leaders recently convened for a meeting in which it was decided that “Ultra High Definition” will replace “4K” as the name for the emerging, next-generation TV and projector technology. The decision was motivated not only by a need for a catchy, recognizable name, but also by the need to avoid potential legal issues.

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via: www.digitaltrends.com



 

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’ launch trailer puts players ‘Back in Black’

The launch trailer for Activision and Treyarch‘s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 shows off the future tech players will use to kill each other in the millions starting next month, with some motivational music courtesy of AC/DC.

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via: www.theverge.com