2009

January

4th of January 2009
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
StreetskaterFU(SKFU) releases Linux USB Logger version 0.4, which logs USB actions on the PS3’s GameOS(XMB)

5th of January 2009
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Someone going by the name hackerpointer, leaks some PS3 Service Mode JIG Setup Files

6th of January 2009
[PC Software Used With PS3]
PS3 Media Server version 1.02 is released

5th of January 2009
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
A video is released, showing PS2 games running on a non Backwards Compatiable 40GB PS3:

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8th of January 2009
At this years CES show, Sony shows the PS3 running 3D content

8th of January 2009
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Giulio1992 releases PS3 PKG Backup Tool

8th of January 2009
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
SKFU updates Linux USB Logger to version 0.6

8th of January 2009
Sony release a press statement, in which it promotes the PS3 and compares it against the competition, full press release inside the spoiler:

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8th of January 2009
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Hardware engineers release information on PS3 BiOS CXR713120-202GB Chip System Controller, the find is credited to DemonHades

11th of January 2009
[PC Software Used With PS3]
A Japanese coder releases drivers, that let owners of the Sixaxis/DualShock 3 on their PC, what makes this differnt from previous drivers, is that it enbales the Rumble function on DS3

13th of January 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest

13th of January 2009
A Danish Swat team raid an apartment, in responce to reports of several gunshots, but it turns out to be a couple of guys playing a game on their PS3, with the volume turned up too loud, that story can be read here:
http://ekstrabladet.dk/112/article1108226.ece

17th of January 2009
Chiuk releases images of a DIY Arcade Controler, for use on PS3 with Street Fighter 4
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19th of January 2009
[PC Software Used With PS3]
PS3 Media Server version 1.03 is released

19th of January 2009
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
ifcaro releases PS3 USB Advance, which allows PS3 owners to play PS2 backups, via external HDD

20th of January 2009
Kaz Hirai in an interview with the Official PlayStation magazine, states that the PS3 is the official industry leader, he speaks about the competition and the strugle developers have with using the PS3’s architexture, open the spoiler to read some of that interview:

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21st of January 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Skate 2

21st of January 2009
[Official Firmware Release – v2.60]
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26th of January 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
MLB Front Office Manager

27th of January 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Afro Samurai

Febuary

3rd of Febuary 2009
[Debug(DEX) Firmware Release/Leak]
Debug Firmware v2.52 is leaked

4th of Febuary 2009
amBX is given a Tools & Middleware Licence by Sony, so PS3 Developers can us its technology in games

5th of Febuary 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Demon’s Souls

5th of Febuary 2009
In an interview with the UK’s Guardian news paper, Sony’s David Reeves, reveals that the PS3’s Cellprocessor will shrink from 65 nanometre to 45 nanometre.

5th of Febuary 2009
PS3 Hardware Modification
Mx24 from Eltrolado posts an external WiFi antena modification
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Full information on that mod can be found here:
http://www.elotrolado.net/hilo_manual-mod-antena-externa-wifi-en-conector-sma-ps3_1183525

5th of Febuary 2009
[PC Software Used With PS3]
PS3 Media Server version 1.04 is released

10th of Febuary 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection
X-Blades

11th of Febuary 2009
Sony’s John Koller reveals that the company will start releasing Hybrid Movie/PS3 Game discs.

12th of Febuary 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Street Fighter IV

13th of Febuary 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails

20th of Febuary 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

25th of Febuary 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Killzone 2

25th of Febuary 2009
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Demonhades claims to have decrypted the PS3 HDD of a retail console, he is a translated quote from his website and an image:

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26th of Febuary 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Yakuza 3
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard

26th of Febuary 2009
Sony release a Special Edition White Yakuza 3 PS3 in Japan, image inside spoiler:

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28th of Febuary 2009
In an interview with the Official PS3 Magazine, Kazuo Hirai reveals, that the PS3 is hard to develop for, on purpose, here is part of that interview:
“We don’t provide the ‘easy to program for’ console that (developers) want, because ‘easy to program for’ means that anybody will be able to take advantage of pretty much what the hardware can do, so then the question is, what do you do for the rest of the nine-and-a-half years?”

“So it’s a kind of–I wouldn’t say a double-edged sword–but it’s hard to program for and a lot of people see the negatives of it, but if you flip that around, it means the hardware has a lot more to offer.”

March

5th of March 2009
Somy release a Special Edition Resident Evil 5 PS3 in Japan:

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3rd of March 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Major League Baseball
MLB 09: The Show

3rd of March 2009
[PC Software Used With PS3]
PS3 Media Server version 1.10.1 is released

5th of March 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Resident Evil 5

6th of March 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Ski-Doo: Snowmobile Challenge
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X

10th of March 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Trivial Pursuit0

12th of March 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Warriors Orochi Z

12th of March 2009
A 24 year old man from Kentucky(USA) is charged with promotion of child pornography, online solicitation of a minor and sexual performance of a child, after he persudaes an 11 year old girl to send sexually explicit images of herself via PS3

18th of March 2009
Sony and Nvidia sign a deal that allows PS3 games developers to use the PhysX engine.

19th of March 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
WWE Legends of WrestleMania

20th of March 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
SingStar Queen

20th of March 2009
MTV release information, sourced from official letters, that PS3 Publishers who add DLC, Demos or other content to the PS Store, must pay 16 cents on every GB downloaded.

23rd of March 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

24th of March 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Monsters vs. Aliens
Stormrise
Wanted: Weapons of Fate
Wheelman

24th of March 2009
Sony drop the price of their Software Development Kits, developers can buy the DECR-1400A for $2000

26th of March 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Buzz!: Brain of the World

29th of March 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Guitar Hero: Metallica

30th of March 2009
After several rumours of a PS3 price cut, Sony release a statement, view inside the spoiler:

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April

2nd of April 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Winning Post World

2nd of April 2009
[Official Firmware Release – v2.70]
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3rd of April 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
WSC Real 09: World Championship Snooker

7th of April 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
The Godfather II
Hannah Montana: The Movie
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

14th of April 2009
Due to job listings at Netflix, there is speculation surrounding the service possibly coming to the PS3

15th of April 2009
President and CEO of SCEE, David Reeves, announces his retirement after 14 years as the boss of the European branch, he had this to say, view inside the spoiler:

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15th of April 2009
Sony release a Special Editin, Cloud Black PS3
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15th of April 2009
Fixstars release a statement, saying that they will show a preview at the National Association of Broadcasters show, of CodecSys CE-10, their H.264 encoder designed specifically for PS3

23rd of April 2009
[PC Software Used With PS3]
A developer/hacker by the name of Dashhacker from dashhacks.com, successfully reverse engineered Remote Play, to read more about that story, visit here.

24th of April 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
SingStar Pop Edition

28th of April 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Uncharted Waters Online

30th of April 2009
In an interview with GamesIndustry, Retriring SCEE CEO David Reeves, speaks a little about how he sees the future of the PS3, view inside the spoiler:

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May

1st of May 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

1st of May 2009
With E3 2009 coming up, rumours start, suggesting that Sony are planing to reveal a device simmilar to the “ii’s control pad.

4th of May 2009
[PC Software Used With PS3]
Dashhacker the creator of Open Remote Play(ORP), releases images of the GUI of the upcoming app.

10th of May 2009
In an interview with Nikkei Electronics Asia, Sony CEO Howard Stringer speaks about the future of the PS and PSN, view inside the spoiler:

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12th of May 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

14th of May 2009
[Official Firmware Release – v2.76]
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15th of May 2009
[PC Software Used With PS3]
Dashhacker releases Windows and MacOS versions of ORP

19th of May 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Bionic Commando
Rock Band Classic Rock Track Pack
Terminator Salvation
UFC 2009 Undisputed

22nd of May 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Damnation

25th of May 2009
Jay Carter AKA ZeroJay, releases the first public Beta of The Zerogame Project for PS3 Linux, this is a huge multi Emulator project for PS3 owners who have Linux installed on their consoles

26th of May 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
inFamous
Up

28th of May 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Virtua Tennis 2009
Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires

29th of May 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
SBK-09: Superbike World Championship

June

2nd of June 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Red Faction: Guerrilla

2nd of June 2009
Sony holds their E3 Pres conference today, view the video inside the spoiler:

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3rd of June 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

9th of June 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Prototype

12th of June 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Fuel

16th of June 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Ghostbusters: The Video Game
Guitar Hero Smash Hits

19th of June 2009
In an interview with Englands newspaper The Times, CEO of Activision Bobby Kotick, said that Sony need to cut the price of the PS3 and also suggested that the company might stop supporting the PS3 altogether, view inside the spoiler to read a small bit of that interview:

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23rd of June 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Fight Night Round 4
Overlord II
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

24th of June 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Pain

24th of June 2009
[Official Firmware Release – v2.80]
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25th of June 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Atelier Rorona: Alchemist of Arland
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Record of Agarest War Zero

26th of June 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Superstars V8 Racing

26th of June 2009
Hulu starts blocking PS3 users from accessing their services.

30th of June 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

30th of June 2009
In an interview with GameWatch, Yeck Entertainment reveals that they will be working with Sony to being a game to the PS3

July

2nd of July 2009
Source close to fudzilla.com state that according to documents signed by Foxconn and Pegatron, the PS3 Slim has gone into production, yet Sony stil deny these rumours.

7th of July 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
The Bigs 2

14th of July 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
NCAA Football 10

16th of July 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Professional Baseball Spirits 6

21st of July 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
G-Force
Rock Band Country Track Pack
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh

23rdof July 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Katamari Forever
Toro to Morimori

28th of July 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
The King of Fighters XII

21st of July 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Fritz Chess

August

4th of August 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

6th of August 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Ashes Cricket 2009
Janline R

6th of August 2009
Due to an abundance of complaints from angry Wipeout HD players, Sony pull in game video ad’s from the game.

14th of August 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Madden NFL 10

18th of August 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Wolfenstein

18th of August 2009
Sony holds its Gamescom Press Conference, view inside the spoiler for the highlights:

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20th of August 2009
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Information is released in what what appeared to be the first mod chip for the PS3, created by a group called belzar, here is what it offered, view inside the spoiler:

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22nd of August 2009
In response to a PS3 owner worried about OtherOS being removed from slims, Geoff Levand tells the owner that OtherOS was removed to focus on delivering games and also reeassured PS3 owners that the OtherOS feature would not be removed from Fat consoles, view inside the spoiler for more information:

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24th of August 2009
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Famous iPhone hacker GeoHot, joined the PS3 hacking scene and promised to hack the machine, people had mixed emotions, some had great belief in him, others were sceptical, after all the PS3 was so much bigger than the iPhone, could GeoHot manage it ?

25th of August 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Batman: Arkham Asylum

September

1st of September 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Guitar Hero 5

1st of September 2009
[Official Firmware Release – v3.00]
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1st of September 2009
The PS3 Slim is released

3rd of September 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
428: In a Blockaded Shibuya
Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record U.C. 0081

3rd of September 2009
PS3 owners who updated to official firmware 3.o, have been reporting problems such as, crashing and freezing with certain game.

4th of September 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
SuperCar Challenge

4th of September 2009
Chirantan Patnaik sets the world record for longest play time on GTA4 for PS3, after playing for 40 hours and 20 minutes.

8th of September 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Cabela’s Outdoor Adventures
Colin McRae: Dirt 2
Mini Ninjas

8th of September 2009
Vivid Entertainment founder and co-chairman, Steven Hirsch reveals that he wishes to bring X Rated content to the PS3

9th of September 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
The Beatles: Rock Band

11th of September 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

14th of September 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Heroes Over Europe

15th of September 2009
[Official Firmware Release – v3.01]
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17th of September 2009
The BBC’s Watchdog show broadcasts a show, in which it slams the Ps3’s failure rate and how terrible its repair service is.

22nd of September 2009
An internal leak from Sega starts circulating around the internet, suggesting that Sony plan on releasing a PS2 Emulator for the PS3, here it is in full, view inside the spoiler:

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23rd of September 2009
Sonly holds its Press Conference at The Tokyo Gameshow, highlights inside the spoiler:

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25th of September 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
Need for Speed: Shift
NHL 10
NHL 2K10
WET

17th of September 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Tales of Vesperia
Tears to Tiara Side Story: Mystery of Avalon

18th of September 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
SingStar Motown

22nd of September 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection
Rock Band Metal Track Pack

23rd of September 2009
In an interview with Reuters, Jack Tretton, says that there may be PS3 shortages, due to the high demand, following the $100 price cut

29th of September 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2010
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Tornado Outbreak

October

1st of October 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce
Trinity Universe

2nd of October 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
FIFA 10

6th of October 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Disney Sing It: Pop Hits
NBA Live 10
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Saw
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes

12th of October 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Cars Race-O-Rama

13th of October 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Brütal Legend
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Where the Wild Things Are
Wipeout HD

20th of October 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Borderlands
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

23rd of October 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
EyePet
Fairytale Fights
PES 2010: Pro Evolution Soccer
SingStar Take That

26th of October 2009
Sony announces that Netflix will be coming to the PS3.

27th of October 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
DJ Hero[
Madagascar Kartz
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Tekken 6

27th of October 2009
In an interview, Insomniac Game’s senior community manager James Stevenson, syays that it could be another two or three years before developers trully start to max out the PS3, view what he said inside the spoiler:

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29th of October 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Bayonetta

30th of October 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Buzz!: Quiz World

November

3rd of November 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Band Hero
Dragon Age: Origins
Jurassic: The Hunted
Lego Rock Band

5th of November 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
3D Dot Game Heroes

6th of November 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Planet 51

9th of November 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast

10th of November 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

11th of November 2009
The PS3 turns 3.

17th of November 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Assassin’s Creed II
Chaotic: Shadow Warriors
God of War Collection
Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!
Tony Hawk: Ride
Tony Hawk: Shred

18th of November 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
NCAA Basketball 10
SingStar Latino

18th of November 2009
The Cyber Crimes Center reveals that it uses PS3’s to help crack passwords on suspected child pornographers computers, view inside the spoiler to read part of what they said:

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19th of November 2009
[Official Firmware Release – v3.10]
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20th of November 2009
The US Air Force, reveals that it is looking for 2200 more PS3’s to add to the 336 PS3 cluster it already has.

24th of November 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Karaoke Revolution

26th of November 2009
PlayTV launches in Australia.

26th of November 2009
VidZone launches in Europe.

27th of November 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Rogue Warrior

December

1st of December 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Avatar: The Game
MX vs. ATV Reflex

3rd of December 2009
Rumours emerge that PSP Mini’s will be playable on the PS3 before Christmas.

4th of December 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
The Saboteur

8th of December 2009
[Official Firmware Release – v3.15]
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9th of December 2009
A group of developers open a project on Google Code, it is a piece of software, which utilizes the PS3 Eye, to let disabled painters/artists able to paint again, you can read about it here:
http://www.eyewriter.org/

14th of December 2009
In an interview with Nikkei, SCEJ’s Masayuki Chatani reveals that the company had planned to make the PS3 Slim smaller and that they also considered Flash Storage and Network Storage, but opted for HDD because it was cheaper.

17th of December 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Final Fantasy XIII

17th of December 2009
A Special Edition white Final Fantasy XIII PS3 is released
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22nd of December 2009
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Guitar Hero: Van Halen

26th of December 2009
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
After a quiet spell, GeoHot reappeared, he had been hard at work, here is a tweet and a few post of his blog at that time, view inside the spoiler:

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28th of December 2009
Hardware Modder techknott showcase his Wireless Visual Interface for the PS3.
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