2008

January

7th of January 2008
During 2008’s CES show, Sony promise In Game XMB for the PS3, Metal Gear Solid 4 is also shown:

10th of January 2008
PS3 MegaBox Homebrew Project is released, this is a customised version of a Linux distro and installs via OtherOS

10th of January 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Sky Diving

18th of January 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Team Ice(alec, streetskaterfu, iqd) find a way of running their own code on the PS3, via an exploit found on  Resistance: Fall of Man, here is a video showing the exploit:

22nd of January 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Burnout Paradise

31st of January 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Devil May Cry 4
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice

Febuary

5th of Febuary 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Turok

5th of Febuary 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Team Ice release ELF 2 SELF Converter with their Ice Package 1.01

8th of Febuary 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Conflict: Denied Ops
  • The Club

18th of Febuary 2008
Team Ice release Ice Package 1.2

18th of Febuary 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • FIFA Street 3

19th of Febuary 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific

21st of Febuary 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

23rd of Febuary 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Team Ice release a video, showing the PS3 game Pain, running modified files, you can see it here:

26th of Febuary 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Lost: Via Domus
  • Turning Point: Fall of Liberty

27th of Febuary 2008
A $2.45 million is what the Wilmington Police and the family of the Student killed by police agree to in a sttlement, the student Peyton Strickland was suspected of robbing another student of his PS3’s on releasse day in PS3.

March

4th of March 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Army of Two
  • Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore
  • Major League Baseball 2K8
  • MLB 08: The Show

6th of March 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Ry? ga Gotoku Kenzan!

6th of March 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Rocketmen: Axis of Evil

6th of March 2008
SCE release a Satin Silver coloured 40GB PS3

10th of March 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
A group called Team Slump/Group Slump promised backups, with an exploit/hack they dubbed “i.load”, here is what they promised:

– i.load does not work on PAL PS3 (40GB) and NTSC (20GB) yet, but we work hard to get it
– 20GB NTSC, 60GB NTSC/PAL, 80GB NTSC running well (haven’t fix all the bugs from the list below)
– source code will be avaiable 1 month after release for other developer
– first trial versions arrived trusted people (rs.com – filesize of the beta: 917 MB all in one)
– no worldwide release before every version works (including 20GB/40GB NTSC/PAL)
– release date is still set on March 23.th 2008 (if all versions work!)
– PlayStation 2 images working fluently; Saving possible!
– no success with images over 17.5GB
– Online play possible (no ban yet!)
– new trailer on the way
– you need Firmware 2.10 (not higher or below)

12th of March 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2009

13th of March 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Winning Post 7 Maximum 2008

13th of March 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
[PC Software Used With PS3]
CF3B5 releases PS3 Proxy GUI, it allows you to install PS Store games and demos via PC.

13th of March 2008
[Official Firmware Release – v2.17]
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17th of March 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Sega Superstars Tennis

18th of March 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2

18th of March 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
[PC Software Used With PS3]
NZHawk releases PS3 SAK ISO Backup Merger

19th of March 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Armored Core: For Answer

19th of March 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Echochrome

21st of March 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Dark Sector
  • Viking: Battle for Asgard

23rd of March 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Spiker from PS3HaX released a video apparently showing a PS3 exploit running on Offficial Firmware 2.17, he claims that the PS3’s files system is ac cesse, here is the video:

23rd of March 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Team Slump release their i.load ISO Loader, it comes in a passworded RAR and no password is given.

25th of March 2008
[Official Firmware Release – v2.20]
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26th of March 2008
News emerges that the PlayStation Network might have been hacked, Sony releas this statement, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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27th of March 2008
Sony release an updated statment about the security breach, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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April

April the 8th 2008
Toshiba start shipping SpursEngine SE1000 a high-performance stream processor, using the PS3’s Cell Broadband Engine

April the 10th 2008
Saw the first real PS3 hard modification, a PS3 laptop created by Ben Heck.

15th of April 2008
After about three videos and loads of people realising his exploit was fake, Spiker announced that he was “leabving the scene” and that he gave his “work” to other hackers.

15th of April 2008
[Official Firmware Release – v2.30]
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18th of April 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • UEFA Euro 2008

22nd of April 2008
SCE announce that Home is delayed again.

24th of April 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Valkyria Chronicles

25th of April 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NBA Ballers: Chosen One

29th of April 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Grand Theft Auto IV

May 

1st of May 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Professional Baseball Spirits 5

2nd of May 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Iron Man

14th of May 2008
Sony announce that they have sold 9.24 million PS3’s between 1st of April 2007 and 31st of March 2008

15th of May 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

15th of May 2008
[Official Firmware Release – v2.35]
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17th of May 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
XVISTAMAN2005 discovers a way to install Debug(DEX) Firmware on Retail(CEX) PS3’s, the method makes you swap harddrives and if you dont know what you are doing, is extremly dangerous as it can cause permanent bricks.
Here is a video of it in action:

19th of May 2008
YouTube announce that they have released a YouTube Api, so that Developers can impliment recording and uploading of game footage to YouTube, allowing players to record and upload in-game video captures direct to YouTube here is a quote made by a YouTube representative:

“We’re excited at the opportunity this presents and look forward to more and more games to be enhanced with YouTube”.
“The YouTube APIs are available to all developers and we hope that game developers everywhere will use the YouTube APIs to make video an integral part of their game experience.”
“Whether it’s showing off that fantastic touchdown pass, car slide, or karaoke sing-along, we hope that more user-generated content from games will make their way to YouTube and connect with the gamer communities.”

19th of May 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
[PC Software Used With PS3]
PS3 Tool Chain is released.

20th of May 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Haze

20th of May 2008
Greenpeace release a report stating that the PS3 is full of hazardous chemicals, in the report called Playing Dirty, they found the PS3 contained high leveles of bromine and PVC.

26th of May 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
[PC Software Used With PS3]
Gpup – PS3 PUP unpacker/packer is released

27th of May 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

29th of May 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Battle Fantasia

29th of May 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Fatal Inertia EX 

30th of May 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Race Driver: GRID

June

3rd of June 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
  • The Bourne Conspiracy

4th of June 2008
Sony announce an “introduction of dynamic in-game advertising on PlayStation 3”, this means advertisers can aproach Sony and have their product seen in a PS3 game.

5th of June 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
  • The Incredible Hulk

5th of June 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Novastrike
  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 

9th of June 2008
IBM releases info on their  Roadrunner SuperComputer which is powered by almost 13,000 PS3 Processors.

10th of June 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NASCAR 09

12th of June 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

13th of June 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Civilization Revolution

18th of June 2008
[Official Firmware Release – v2.36]
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20th of June 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Overlord: Raising Hell
  • SingStar Vol. 2
  • Top Spin 3

23rd of June 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Battlefield: Bad Company

21st of June 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Hellboy: The Science of Evil[259] Krome Studios June 24, 2008
  • WALL-E

21st of June 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Naughty Bear

21st of June 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Beijing 2008
  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

26th of June 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Shiki-Tei 

July

1st of July 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Hail to the Chimp

2nd of July 2008
[Official Firmware Release – v2.40]
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2nd of July 2008
Official Firmware v2.40 gets withdrawn and can no longer be downloaded

2nd of July 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • PachiPara DL Hyper Sea Story In Karibu

3rd of July 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Initial D Extreme Stage

4th of July 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Buzz!: Quiz TV

5th of July 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
A method to run PS2 Emulators is released, unlike a previous method that required Swap Magic and PSXLoader taht was released in September 2007, this method only needed Swap Magic, here is a video of it in action:

7th of July 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • WSC Real 08: World Snooker Championship

8th of July 2008
[Official Firmware Release – v2.41]
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10th of July 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Elefunk 

11th of July 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli

13th of July 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Siren: Blood Curse

15th of July 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NCAA Football 09

17th of July 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Metal Gear Online
  • Tears to Tiara: Earth’s Wreath

July the 18th 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Seen the release of the first Blu Ray Java homebrew, this utilised Blu Ray Java from BD Discs, to enable us to use Java homebrew on the XMB.

22nd Of July 2008,
Would see FreePlay release a minimalistic Blu Ray Java Dev Kit, anyone interested in checking it out, download it here

24th of July 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • 1942: Joint Strike 

29th of July 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Soulcalibur IV

30th of July 2008
[Official Firmware Release – v2.42]
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31st of July 2008
[PC Software Used With PS3]
Scorpion54 releases PS3 File Sorter

31st of July 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • PixelJunk Eden
  • The Last Guy

August

3rd of August 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
[PC Software Used With PS3]
NAND Flow Rebuilder v3.21 is released by NDT

5th of August 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Monster Madness: Grave Danger

8th of August 2008
Pirate from PS3HaX released his version of PS3 laptop:

12th of August 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Madden NFL 09

13th of August 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Bionic Commando Rearmed

August the 20th 2008
At Leipzig Games Convention saw Sony announce a 160GB SKU, which would be bundled with Uncharted:Drakes Fortune and a DualShock 3 controller, along with a voucher to download the PSN game Pain.

21st of August 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Vampire Rain: Altered Species

26th of August 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09

28th of August 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Afrika

28th of August 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party

31st of August 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

September

2nd of September 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Rapala Fishing Frenzy 2009

3rd of September 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • FaceBreaker
  • NFL Head Coach 09

8th of September 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NHL 2K9

9th of September 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NHL 09
  • TNA Impact!

11th of September 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Jeopardy! 

12th of September 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty

16th of September 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Pure
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

17th of September 2008
[Official Firmware Release – v2.43]
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18th of September 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Eternal Sonata
  • G1 Jockey 4 2008

18th of September 2008
Sony launches Life With PlayStation, whcioh combine folding@home with various other applications.

22nd of September 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Baja: Edge of Control

22nd Of September 2008
SKFU manages to partially dump the Ram from a retail PS3.

23rd of September 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
  • Lego Batman: The Videogame

25th of September 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • SBK-08: Superbike World Championship
  • Aquanaut’s Holiday: Hidden Memories
  • Cross Edge

25th of September 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Mega Man 9
  • Angel Love Online
  • Geon  

30th of September 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Silent Hill Homecoming

30th of September 2008
English newspaper The Sun reports on a weird news story, regarding the theft of £600,000 worth of PS3 games.
The games were stolen from a parked lorry whilst the driver was sleeping, the police manage to get the games back, where they are locked up in police secure holding, where they are yet again stolen.

October

2nd of October 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
SKFU releases information on a new project he is working on called Project Mersenne, here is some information on the project, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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3rd of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • FIFA 09

6th of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NBA 2K10

7th of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Fracture
  • NBA ’09: The Inside
  • NBA 2K9
  • NBA Live 09

9th of October 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Linger in Shadows
  • Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars
  • Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords – Revenge of the Plague Lord 

13th of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Blitz: The League II

14th of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Dead Space
  • Disney Sing It
  • Golden Axe: Beast Rider
  • Rock Revolution
  • Saints Row 2
  • SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation

15th of October 2008
[Official Firmware Release – v2.50]
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17th of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • BioShock
  • PES 2009: Pro Evolution Soccer

17th of October 2008
Sony announce that Little Big Planet has been delayed in America, so they can remove some music tracks which have quotes from the Quran

19th of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Rock Band 2

21st of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Far Cry 2
  • The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles
  • Monopoly
  • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

23rd of October 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
[PC Software Used With PS3]
H3R3T1C releases Home Renamer v0.1

23rd of October 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Prince of Persia Classic
  • Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode One 

24th of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • MotoGP ’08 

25th of October 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
[PC Software Used With PS3]
FreeplayPSP(FreePlay) releases UnBar, which extracts .BAR files from PS Home Beta.

26th of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Guitar Hero World Tour

27th of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • LittleBigPlanet

27th of October 2008
[PC Software Used With PS3]
Scorpion54 releases PS3FilePlacer V2.0, it replaces PS3 File Sorter

28th of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Fallout 3
  • MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
  • SCORE International Baja 1000

30th of October 2008
Little Big Planet and Gran Turismo 5 Special edition 80GB PS3’s are released

31st of October 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Quantum of Solace
  • Legendary

November

3rd of November 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
CJCP release detailed information on the PS3 Service Mode

4th of November 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • History Civil War: Secret Missions
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm
  • Resistance 2
  • Tom Clancy’s EndWar

4th of November 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
[PC Software Used With PS3]
NDT releases PS3 Flow Rebuilder 3.50

5th of November 2008
[Official Firmware Release – v2.52]
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7th of November 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009

11th of November 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Mirror’s Edge

13th of November 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Derby Time Online
  • Way of the Samurai 3

13th of November 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Age of Booty 

14th of November 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Shaun White Snowboarding
  • SingStar ABBA
  • SingStar Vol. 3: Party Edition

16th of November 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

17th of November 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NCAA Basketball 09

18th of November 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack
  • Alone in the Dark: Inferno
  • Bolt
  • Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2
  • Need for Speed: Undercover
  • NPPL Championship Paintball 2009
  • Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld

19th of November 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
[PC Software Used With PS3]
NZHawk releases iSO Backup Merger V1.1

20th of November 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • PlayStation Home

25th of November 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Brain Challenge
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix 

28th of November 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Disney Sing It! – High School Musical 3: Senior Year

December

2nd of December 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Prince of Persia

2nd of December 2008
[Official Firmware Release – v2.53]
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4th of December 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • GTI Club+: Rally Côte d’Azur
  • Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer  

5th of December 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Brain Challenge

9th of December 2008
Sony file a patent, with the title “Processor emulation using fragment level transaltion”, this patent had a diagram showing the PS2’s Emotion Engine and Graphic Synthesizer, here is the image followed by a description, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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11th of December 2008
PlayStation Home(PS Home) sees its first Public Beta release

11th of December 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
StreetskaterFU(SKFU) releases information about the vulnerabilities in PS Home, you can read about it here.
http://www.skfu.xxx/2008/12/home-release-special-home.html

11th of December 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Astro Tripper
  • PowerUp Forever  

14th of December 2008
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
[PC Software Used With PS3]
Ifcaro releases a precompiled PS3 Toolchain For Win32

16th of December 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Rise of the Argonauts

18th of December 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2

18th of December 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Crash Commando
  • Catan
  • Lumines Supernova
  • Minnya no Putter Golf
  • Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode Two  

22nd of December 2008
Scientists at both University of Alabama and University of Massachusetts reveal that that they have solved a mystery about what speed vibrating blackholes stop vibrating at, using a 16 PS3 cluster.

24th of December 2008
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom
  • Savage Moon  

25th of December 2008
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • White Knight Chronicles

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