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Sony has used a PS3 firmware update to block counterfeit PS3 controllers, but some users are reporting their legitimate 3rd-party add-ons have been blocked as well.

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Since we first looked at the pirate-friendly PSJailbreak dongle for the PS3, things haven’t been going too well for the developers behind it. First, it has been ironically pirated itself and at least one importer has had a shipment seized by Australian customs officials. Now, someone has made an open source version of the hack that you can perform with the help of the Nokia N900.

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Sony is to fight back against the pirates by issuing a PS3 firmware patch that will detect and lock out users of the PSJailbreak dongle. The source of this news? The PSJailbreakers themselves.

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PS3 piracy plugin pirated

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The PS3 ‘jailbreak’ device that will allow playing of pirated PS3 ROMs has itself been pirated and the creators of the original have been given a taste of what it must be like for games companies when their intellectual property is ripped off.

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Pirated copies of PS3 games may now be played on the console using a new technique to ‘jailbreak’  the PS3 and allow the running of unauthorised code.

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Poor old PSP hasn’t been getting much love lately. PSP game development has slowed to a near standstill, Nintendo DSi has definitely taken the heat off the Sony PSP-3000 and verbal wars are putting the focus on the possibilities of PSP2 way before its due date. So what could change your mind about the old girl? How about access to some top notch comics, direct from the handheld?

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PS3 in childhood obesity row

“Risk an early death, just do nothing” reads the caption on the UK Department of Health’s latest push to reduce childhood obesity and promote healthy living. It seems fairly run-of-the-mill at first glance, but not if you’re Sony and it’s one of your iconic PS3 control pads that’s being directly linked to childhood death. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is reportedly considering legal action against the Government’s latest Change4Life ad campaign.

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PlayStation boss hired for PSP phone?

UPDATE: Sony Ericsson could be on the rocks. Is Sony buying Ericsson out so it can release a PSP phone by itself?


Has PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai just been hired to oversee a PSP phone? It certainly looks that way. Hirai has been promoted to head the new Sony Networked Products and Services division in a Sony reshuffle, putting him in charge of everything from PlayStation to the Walkman brand, Vaio devices and the mysterious “new mobile products”.

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