Seems the latest firmware for the Playstation 3, has turned them into semi-functioning bricks. Lots of talk if it relates to hard drive sizes and which models (slim, phat, fat, orig), but no ones sure. Anyway update 4.45 has been removed by Sony and the newest official firmware is 4.41. There is meant to be a fix coming out today some time for this, while that is going on you can read this info and guides maybe it will help you restore/unbrick the thing.
A artistic comparison of the Sony Playstation 3 & 4, the Xbox 360 & Xbox One games consoles show casing there very different case designs, size and stupid shape. The PS 4 looks to be the smallest which should please people who cut holes in stuff around there Tvs to fit all this stuff.
Amazingly a price drop already on the new Xbox One (don't get too excited, look closer). Amazon preorder page shows a mighty $0.03 drop! get them orders in quick :/
This short 22 second video tutorial (?) clip from Sony about how to use "used" preowned, 2nd hand games and how to lend them to your friends and use them on there Playstation 4's, is quite interesting a total opposite of Microsofts Xbox One always on, 1 use, connect every hour DRM protection crap fest. I don't like either company they have both been in a pain in my ass at some point, but this whole can't use used games is a wider issue than a games console I think.
Very, very quiet on the old scam email front for ages now i'm getting worried. This one I recently received was apprantaly from a US marine stationed in Iraq. Interestingly this mail contains a link to a BBC article from 2003 and the email contains what looks to be a badly photoshopped fake ID...
A problem (or not) that games companies have been trying to deal with for years, the selling and trading of preowned/2nd hand games. I can't see it being a problem, yet they seem to think it is for some bizarre reason. You basically never own anything, if I pay for somet and own it I do what I want with it. Any how heres a poster with a few points on the matter with information taken from Microsofts site on the Xbox One broken down to make it easier :
EU court rules its legal to resell your games :
Xbox One constant internet connection checks every 1hr or 24hrs??? :
BBC article :
According to this article from the BBC, card thefts from cash machines are shooting up, the BBC claim this is due to high tech methods not being available to your common card thief (they cant use Google?) , theres also a comment which is quite laughable from some detective in the card and plastic crime devision "This equipment is difficult to get hold of, it's obviously illegal to possess it. It tends to be quite hi-tech and therefore it's expensive," you would think he would know what his talking about, considering one could make a simple mag stripe reader from a tape deck/phone/ipod and a ruler etc. or use Google (I found one for £20 with 1 search) /eBay or if they wanted to up there game just go to certain forums and buy the entire ATM and its fittings. Its even been done with blutooth so... or why not just skip all that crap and just buy the cards for a few $/£ plenty of places its unreal... typical BBC reporting afoot here making a nothing into a something, missing loads of facts and sources and so far from the truth it might as well be a fairy tale, a quick Googling would have give all the facts and revealed the true depth of the problem (or not depending what side you on)
Laughable source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22783910
Various gaming sites and blogs have been mentioning the high price of the next generation of games consoles (Microsoft Xbox One & Sony Playstation 4), what not alot have mentioned is inflation or the fact your not just getting a games console, the Playstation 2 sold so well because it was a value alternative to a DVD player which at the time was a new thing, and the Playstation 3 sold so well because it was cheaper then the BluRay players available at that time too (and had a Playstation 2 in it basically), basically a TV accessory with a games console bolted on if you will. Theres some more info and some fancy graphs and things in the post :p
A guide on how to make a PCB drill press from some wood and some door hinges. Worth having about I guess :)
Still nothing worthy of a post... so heres a interesting poster comparing the processors (CPUs & GPUs) of the next generation of games consoles the Xbox One, Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) and the Nintendo Wii U, hopefully AMD can use this to there advantage. All 3 systems contain either a AMD CPU and/or a AMD Radeon GPU.
New feature. Few news storys, nothing else to post blah, blah
Found this, this morning, "apparently" a cat was run over by a Google Street View car and then blurred out... its dated ??/05/2013 so it seems recent enough. Prob a load of crap not alot of solid evidance to go on, await someone to mail Google HQ and ask. No doubt they will since the internet runs on cats.
Making news this on some techy social sites, apparently someone paid for Winzip. What I find odd about this is that WinZip is still about and on version 17 according to the invoice. Zip functionality (albeit craply) has been apart of Windows since I think XP and although a bit crap it worked enough that if you needed it, it was there. Also 7Zip is free and works better and WinRar poor old WinRar well... you should pay for stuff if you use it, its just nicer and you get support. I had a paid for copy of WinZip once... on my paid for copy of Windows 3.1 no idea where thats gone, so well thats the end of that.
Only had 2 this week that were barly worth posting about, are the phisers on holiday or something? A total lack of effort too, come on now spam hard or go home :p
In this scene from Ghana's "Sakawa Boys", one of the more succesful scammers, overlooking some dirt from his corregated balcony has just spotted a particular attractive goat...
According to the BBC YouTube are launching some kind of subscription based pay to watch channels. They better make that good then, because people are not going to put up with the constant buffering issues if there paying or the mass amount of adverts that YouTube pump at you before, during and after a program/music vid. Every notice how the adverts don't buffer? So now the hunt begins for a replacment...
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