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Air Force may suffer after PS3 OtherOS feature was cut

Air Force may suffer after PS3 OtherOS feature was cut

When most Americans think about where the military spends its money, we think about things like $500 toilet seats and cheap items we can buy at the stores that the military pays huge money for. The US Air Force was conducting some tests on using the PS3 and its cell processor as a cheap and very powerful computing platform.

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PS3 custom firmware promised to bypass “Other OS” v3.21 limitation

PS3 custom firmware promised to bypass “Other OS” v3.21 limitation

After Sony's somewhat bizarre "security" related decision to block Other OS installation on the original PS3 consoles with the next scheduled firmware update, hacker George Hotz - who some believe prompted Sony's move, after he publicly admitted to having hacked the console back in January 2010 - has promised a lifeline for console owners.  His advice is to avoid installing the PS3 firmware v3.21 due on April 1st, and instead wait for an alternative flashing app of his own design.

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Sony PS3 firmware v3.21 strips “Other OS” functionality

Sony PS3 firmware v3.21 strips “Other OS” functionality

Sony have announced a new PS3 firmware update, but while most users generally look forward to such events, v3.21 is likely to cause Sony no end of headaches.  That's because, rather than add in functionality, PS3 firmware v3.21 seems only intended to remove the ability to install other OSes to the console.  Sony have described the move - which will impact versions of the PS3 prior to the current PS3 Slim model - as prompted by "security concerns", though fail to detail exactly what those concerns might be.  It's a decision that some believe is connected to geohot's hacking of the PS3 back in January 2010.

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Final Fantasy XIV PS3 to PS4 upgrades kick off today

Final Fantasy XIV PS3 to PS4 upgrades kick off today

Final Fantasy XIV has been on the PS3 game console for a while now. Square Enix started talking about a PS4 version that would be coming to the next gen console and not too long ago the beta for that PS4 version of the game started up. One of the cool things that Square Enix is allowing for gamers that upgraded from the PS3 to the PS4 console is the ability to take the progress you made in your PS3 version with you.

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Project Morpheus PS3 integration or PS Move for PS4: one or both

Project Morpheus PS3 integration or PS Move for PS4: one or both

Today Sony has announced their newest virtual reality headset, one called Project Morpheus. In the lead-up to this device reveal, they showed off several experimental headsets they’d worked with, one with three PlayStation Move controllers taped to the user’s head. Could it be that this device will work with PlayStation Move controller integration?

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Watch Dogs release date and PS3/PS4 bundles set for May

Watch Dogs release date and PS3/PS4 bundles set for May

Today Ubisoft has set a solid release date for Watch Dogs, suggesting it’ll be out (for real this time) on May 27th, 2014. This release date includes all platforms save Wii U, which has been delayed once more. Included in this release date ushering is a new story trailer which will give prospective users greater insight into the workings of the final print of the game.

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ALIEN: Isolation: Ripley’s daughter hits Xbox One, 360, PS3, PS4, PC in 2014

ALIEN: Isolation: Ripley’s daughter hits Xbox One, 360, PS3, PS4, PC in 2014

This week it's become clear that the next Alien franchise game will be not only a multi-console, multi-tiered release, it'll also be as much the terror-infused survival game as the original Alien movie made us wish for. Of course we've got a long way to go before the game actually hits stores, but for now it's looking like the controversial inclusion of Ellen Ripley's daughter in the script is taking a back seat to the idea that this will be everything but a straight-up translation of Alien to a first-person game.

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