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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System changes
Support for PlayStation 2 games with optional and mandatory installs.[91]
Improves the playback quality of some PS3 format software.

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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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Settings changes
Registering (pair) Bluetooth devices has changed, and it is now possible to register more devices.
A [BD Internet Connection] setting has been added under [BD/DVD Settings].
An [Audio Output Device] setting has been added under [Remote Play Settings].
Media changes

Ability to play DivX and WMV files that are 2 GB or larger.
Support of XviD files updated, many more files are now playable but are recognised as MPEG-4 files.
Ability to display subtitles when playing DivX files.
Ability to resume playing a DVD/BD from the point where previously stopped, even if the disc is removed then re-inserted to the console, or the console is turned off entirely.
BD-J format disc is not supported.
Ability to display an image while editing a playlist.
Ability to play a music track while editing a playlist.
A [Mosquito Noise Reduction] option has been added under [AV Settings] in the control panel for standard DVDs.
BD discs recorded with BDMV format are not supported.
Ability to copy playlists created in (Photo) and (Music) to a PSP system.
Disc changes

Blu-ray BD-Live Profile 2.0 is now supported.
Users are now able to use several interactive features such as downloadable video content, ring tones and interactive movie-based games, with Profile 2.0-compatible Blu-ray Discs. The interactive features may vary depending on the disc.
Ability to now play BD-R version 1.2 (LTH* BD-R) discs.[89]
LTH, or low to high, is a recording method that supports organic dye, write-once BD-R media.
Network changes
Ability to change some PS3 system settings during remote play.
[Save Target] has been added as an option under [File] in the browse mode menu of the Internet browser. This option adds the capability save a file that is linked from a Web page, such as an image or video file, or other type of file, to your PS3 system’s hard disk drive or storage media.
The Internet browser now displays some Web pages faster.
Using the Internet browser, it is possible to play a linked video file as it is being downloaded (Some types of video files cannot be viewed in this manner and must be downloaded completely before playback).
System changes
Other OS Wake-On-Lan support was added.

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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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We have found out that there has been a possibility of unauthorized access to personal information on the PLAYSTATION®Store through PCs, a content download service of the PLAYSTATION®Network. Although unlikely, it is possible that the passwords of a small percentage of PLAYSTATION Network users may have been changed through unauthorized access, making it possible to view users’ personal information and/or use the Wallet for the PLAYSTATION Store. PLAYSTATION Network accounts do not display entire credit card numbers.

We have taken immediate measures to rectify this issue and system security is restored.

We have investigated the extent of unauthorized access and possible alteration of passwords that could have occurred before corrective measures were taken, and are directly contacting customers who may have been affected by this incident. In order to verify that your account is intact, we strongly suggest that PLAYSTATION Network users sign in to the service. If you can successfully sign in with your pre-set password, your account is not affected by this incident.

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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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to date we can tell you that on a global basis we don’t know of a single person who has been affected by this. We take our responsibilities and the protection of consumers’ personal information extremely seriously. That is why we are attempting to be transparent in terms of notifying people that we discovered a loophole, which we have now closed. We identified a small number of people who were exposed to the risk of being affected and those we have contacted

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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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Media changes
Blu-ray Disc playback now supports DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio output.
The PS3 system does not support playback of DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 for DVD-Video or DTS-ES Matrix for Blu-ray Discs.
Network changes
Redesigned PlayStation Store
Easier navigation – PlayStation Store’s new interface allows easier navigation. It is now possible to move between pages by simply pressing the X and O buttons,as well as move to other pages faster.
New layout – PlayStation Store has a new page layout that makes it easier to find locate content.
Avatar display – View your PlayStation Network account avatar on the pages of PlayStation Store.
Content status display – An icon now indicates the status of each content item: Items that are purchased and Items that are in the cart.

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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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System changes
Improves the playback quality of some PS3 format software.

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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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System changes
Improves the playback quality of some PlayStation format software.

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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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Settings changes
An option to automatically turn off the PlayStation 3 system after a system update has completed has been added.
[Reassign Controllers] and [Controller Vibration Function] have been added as options under [Accessory Settings].
Disc Changes

Upscaling of Blu-ray Disc (BDAV) video content is now supported
For DTS playback on DVD-Video and Blu-ray Disc media, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 for DVD-Video and DTS-ES Matrix for Blu-ray Discs are now supported.
Media Changes

New sorting options have been added for items in the [Video] category.
The ability to print a photo playlist has been added.
Support for MP3 Surround format audio has been added.
Video content stored on the hard drive can now be upscaled to HD quality.
Game changes
The ability to access the XMB while playing PlayStation 3 format software has been added.
Only some of the XMB functions can be used during gameplay.
A long press on the PS button displays the standard menu with options to quit the game, turn off the system, change controller settings etc.
The XMB screen cannot be displayed when playing certain PlayStation 3 format software titles.
Music playback is only available in games where the developer has enabled the feature.
A [Quit Game] option has been added to the [Games] category of the XMB while in a game
Players can now collect PlayStation Network Trophies in games that support the feature.
System changes
A new “view mode” has been added to the PlayStation Store
[Search] has been added as an option in the browse mode menu of the Internet Browser.
An [Internet search] option has been added to the XMB.
The current date and time can now be displayed in the top right-hand corner of the XMB
When using a keyboard, the entire text entry field can be cleared at once.
The number of Friends who can be added to a Friends list has been increased from 50 to 100.
The [Information] screen for friends has been redesigned and renamed as [Profile].

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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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Network changes
Changed platinum trophy icon.[82]
New page added to profile of users under [Players Met] which shows the last game played with that user.
Ability to record TV programmes using PlayTV while playing a game.[83]
System changes
Various fixes for issues caused by update 2.40.

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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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System changes
Improves the playback quality of some PlayStation 3 and PlayStation format software.

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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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System changes
Changes to support the release of rental content on PlayStation Store in the Japan region

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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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“Project Mersenne” is a attempt to “Crack” the PSN cards , and Beta keys at all. At first sight this might sound like a fraud attempt. However, it is not and in most country’s it is legal. But more important, financial gain is NOT our goal. Deeper understanding of PSN ampersand a intellectual challenge will be our reward. Who knows what we will find out?

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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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Settings changes
The PS3 and/or wireless controllers can now be set to turn off automatically after a set period of inactivity.
The PS3 can be set to automatically turn off after a background download or installation of content has completed.
The [BD/DVD Settings] option under [Settings] has been renamed to [Video Settings]
The [Cinema Conversion] and [Upscale] options under [Video Settings] have been renamed to [BD/DVD Cinema Conversion] and [BD/DVD Upscaler].
[50 Hz Video Output] has been added as an option under [Video Settings].
[DivX VOD Registration Code] has been added under [System Settings]. This code can be used to register the PS3 to be able to play DivX VOD files.
The method for reconnecting bluetooth devices has been modified.
[German Keyboard (Switzerland)], [French Keyboard (Canada)] and [French Keyboard (Switzerland)] have been added as options under [Accessory Settings] > [Keyboard Type].
Media changes

A scene-search feature similar to the version on the PSP has been added. This feature allows a video or PlayTV recordings to be broken up into 15, or 30-second; one, two, or five-minute intervals, which can then be accessed quickly.
The option to have videos under the [Video] section of the XMB home menu play in sequence has been added.
A [Mosquito Noise Reduction] setting has been added which reduces noise on videos saved on the console’s hard drive or external storage media.
Volume control now has nine levels instead of five.
A pause button has been added to the mini music control panel on the XMB.
Frame Conversion has now been removed for MPEG-4 videos. Anything other than 50 Hz will now be displayed in NTSC, showing up in black and white on legacy PAL systems that are incompatible with the NTSC video standard.[75]
Pressing the PS button during a video now pauses the video, rather than continuing playing it.
Game changes
In-game Screenshots, which allows screenshots to be taken while playing a game, has been added. This feature will be supported on a game by game basis.
[Sync with Server] has been added as an option under [Trophy Collection].
The [Settings and Connection Status List] option under [Network Settings] can now be viewed on the In-game XMB menu in some PS3 games.
Network changes
The PlayStation Network Sign-Up and Account Management utilities have been redesigned.
The method of disabling the automatic sign-in option and the way to sign out from PlayStation Network have been modified.
Information has been added below the avatars of offline Friends in the Friends list indicating how long it has been since they were online.
A “redeem codes” option has been added directly in the PlayStation Store to make it easier to redeem PlayStation Network Cards and promotion codes.
The Internet Browser now supports Adobe Flash 9 content.
Items on the Information Board can now link directly to an item in the PlayStation Store.
The PlayStation Trophies interface has been modified to show the percentage gained towards the next level in addition to the current level when viewing profiles or comparing trophies.
System changes
The official PS3 Bluetooth headset is now supported and a “high-quality (HQ)” mode, which allows higher-clarity voice communication, has been added for this headset.
Support for the official PS3 wireless keypad has been added[76]
An on-screen indicator showing headset battery status, volume level, and whether HQ mode is active has been added.
The on-screen notification displayed when the player gains a trophy now displays the specific trophy icon created by the game’s developer.
Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian have been added as My languages options in the Account Management section
Support for network printers has been added.
HP printers are now supported.
A recovery mode has been added.

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]
To view the changes, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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System changes
The playback quality of some PlayStation 3 format software has been improved.
A text entry issue that occurs when using the on-screen keyboard, USB keyboard or Bluetooth keyboard with some PlayStation 3 format software has been addressed.
An issue that prevents proper display of video content recorded at 59.94 Hz on some TV models has been addressed.[

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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]
To view the changes, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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Network changes
Internet browser now supports full-screen display of Adobe Flash content.
System changes
Support for Live movie (using RTMP format) playback has been added.

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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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Embodiments of the present invention may be used in emulation of any target system having a secondary processor that cannot modify its own instruction memory. Target systems include, but are not limited to general purpose computer systems and other programmable devices, such as video game console devices. By way of example FIG. 3A depicts a block diagram of an example of a target system 100 in the form of a game console device, a Sony Playstation®2. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. of Tokyo, Japan. In this example, the target system 100 is built around a main processor module 102 referred to as an emotion engine, a Graphic Synthesizer 104, an input/output (I/O) processor (IOP) 106 and a sound processor unit 108. The emotion engine 102 typically includes a CPU core, co-processors and a system clock and has an associated random access memory (RAM) 110. The emotion engine 102 may perform animation calculation, traverse a scene and convert it to a two-dimensional image that may be sent to the Graphic Synthesizer (GS) 104 for rasterization.

As shown in FIG. 3B, the EE 102 may include a CPU core 122, with an associated floating point unit (FPU) coprocessor 124, first and second vector co-processors 126, 128, a graphics interface controller 130 and an interrupt controller (INTC) 132. The CPU 122, vector co-processors 126, 128, GIF 130 and INTC 132 may be coupled to a 128-bit main bus 134. The FPU 124 may be directly coupled to the CPU 122. The CPU 122 may be coupled to a first vector co-processor (VU0) 126, which is, in turn, may be coupled to a second vector co-processor (VU1) 128, having an instruction memory 129. VU1 128 is an example of a secondary processor that cannot modify its own instruction memory 129. The second vector co-processor VU1 128 may be coupled to a graphics interface (GIF) 130. The EE 102 additional may include a timer 136, a direct memory access controller (DMAC) 138, an image data decompression processor (IPU) 140 a DRAM controller 142 and a sub-bus interface (SIF) 144 that facilitates communication between the EE 102 and the IOP 106.

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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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