After SimCity‘s always-online DRM screw-up, frustration sets in as players not being able to play the game begin to start asking for refunds, Maxis has issued and internal memo from general manager Lucy Bradshaw detailing the sorry state of the game and that Maxis is working hard to get SimCity fully operational and address player connectivity issues that resulted from the totally unnecessary always-online requirement of the game.
Also, EA Maxis has pulled marketing for SimCity by asking affiliates to stop actively promoting the game. IGN was able to obtain a copy of the memo from Origin to affiliates which you can read below:
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While it seems that the social media gaming giant Zynga is falling apart, doing staff lay-offs along with closing down offices, and the recent departure of Chief game designer Brian Reynolds, legal battles over similarities in games such as EA’s SimCity Social, Zynga has still a few aces up its sleeve. Even though the company has posted a $209 million loss in 2012, it seems that Zynga’s intention to enter real money games is coming to fruition. This will be a big move profit wise as last year they have already published a report that they have already established a partnership with a big gaming company to launch real money games in the UK.
Following the release of the PlayStation retrospective videos, Sony has also released the full video of the live PlayStation 4 announcement last February 4, so in case you missed it, here you can watch the full PlayStation 4 announcement.
The PS4 event lasted for 2 hours, not much to say about the PS4 itself since they did not reveal the actual console to the public yet. However, they showed off the new PlayStation 4 controller and the new PlayStation eye. Along with some cool game footage of new games for the PS4, one of my favorites was Watch Dogs, although I was a little disappointed that Watch Dogs would be a PS4 game since I thought the game would be released for the PS3, but when you consider the massiveness of Watch Dogs, one should really expect the game to be designed for a newer and more powerful console. Well see.
PS3 homebrew scene update, Multiman ver 4.20.3 is now available for download. Deank is back again with another Multiman update with Multiman 4.20.3.
This time, support has been added for custom firmwares other than Rogero, so good news for Rebug and TBA users as multiman 4.20.03 now supports 4.30DEX CFW (REBUG) (TBA)
Here’s are the release notes:
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Just after releasing the iOS 6.1.2 update, Apple has released the iOS 6.1.3 beta for iOS developers, this includes developers for the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch or iTouch. The recent updates were designed to fix bugs in iOS. The iOS 6.1.3 update is reported to to fix the Lock screen bug along with several enhancements to Apple Maps App specifically for Japan.
Also, unconfirmed reports surface that the new update will also address and fix the exploits that were used in the recent Jailbreaks.
So if you are an iOS developer you should be able to have access to the iOS 6.1.3 beta update, as for us regular iOS users, there is still no date for the public release of iOS 6.1.3. So stay tuned.
Good guy Deank is at it again. He’s back with another Multiman update with multiMAN ver 04.20.00.
With the Multiman 4.20.0 udpate, Deank has coded his own payload. (No more [Hermes], [Standard], [PL3]) and created a seemingly more efficient payload with the following advantages:
* It doesn’t use any syscalls
* It is just 252 bytes (over 5-6 times smaller than other payloads)
* It doesn’t overwrite any code in LV2 memory
* It doesn’t allocate kernel memory
* It supports multiple path/files redirections
* It is memory-position independent and easy to use on all firmwares
* … and is 252 bytes
Note: He ran it with a test version first with the multiMAN ver 04.19.07 UPD CEX TEST to test the stability of the file manager, and from the test he was able to fully release a stable update with MultiMan 4.20.0
Looks like Apple has rolled out another minor update for iOS devices, You can now download iOS 6.1.2 for your iOS device. Just like with the iOS 6.1.1 update that was only for the iPhone 4s, the iOS 6.1.2 update also comes with such minimal features that it’s not exactly a mandatory update for most users except obviously for those users affected by any bugs that the 6.1.2 updates addresses.
As you can see from the screenshot above, the update fixes an Exchange calendar bug that increases network activity resulting to reduced battery life. And the iOS 6.1.2 update is just measly 11.5MB download.
As we count down the
days hours for the expected announcement of the PS4 on February 20 2013, Sony has released these retrospective videos for the PSOne, PS2, PS3, PSP and Vita to celebrate the history of the PlayStation Franchise and it’s gaming dominance ever since it released the first PlayStation.
All of these PlayStation documentary videos are produced by Sony, so you know the legacy for the PS3 will somewhat be a little exaggerated (even though the PS3 is obviously Tech4idiots favorite console to date). But it still very interesting to relive the past consoles moment as we take a look at their retrospective videos.
MultiMAN ver 04.19.07 is now available available for download. Busy man Deank is back again with another update to his ever popular file manager with the Multiman 04.19.07 update. It’s just another minor update adding support for PSOne multi-disc games.
Here is a list included in this very small update:
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