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The Unspoken Crime of Sony… Murdering the PS3’s Functionality and PlayStation 3 Community

Update: Although the original problems of this piece still remain unsolved, Sony does deserve some credit for getting back to me on the issue of not being able to re-download my library of 530 PlayStation 3 games on PSN. They’ve made it right, and revealed to me how others can do the same.

It turns out the website I mentioned which used to allow PSN users to remotely de-activate PS3 systems which they can no longer access for Game Content still exists, but it is hidden. A decoy website might greet you instead if you go to the wrong place, which is unfortunately misleading users into thinking they have no choice but to make a new account and start buying PS3 games again – or give up entirely. Below are screenshots of where to go to fix your PS3 Library! *(A separate guide will probably be made for this since it is still a common problem in 2018, due to the somewhat hidden nature of this tool).

A stunning expose’ into one of gaming’s biggest and most recent unspoken crimes. A community of over 80 million players abandoned, arguably betrayed. A console comprised from billions in research & development labs with a mysterious leap in processor technology modern programmers could not understand. CELL costed $400 million (as of 2001) in R&D alone. PlayStation 3 was considered a joke to economists and gamers, but a hardcore following emerged despite the absence of proof for PS3’s power.

Eventually turned into the ultimate gaming machine through a decade of hard work and listening to fans, developing incredible games, enriching hardware offerings and leading the games industry to proficiency in using the CELL. All of that and then suddenly PS3 is abandoned rather than being allowed to run side by side with PS4 as originally intended. Account Glitches that stop players from getting thousands of dollars in games they’ve paid for years ago, Friends List Glitches that can bring entire games to a crashing halt; over and over again. Could there be more to the PlayStation 3 story than meets the eye? What was Sony’s biggest unspoken crime? And how were they allowed to get away with it?

When the PS3 first released, consoles were being bought up in bulk by the United States Military. It was even reported that to help Sony recover from its losses in R&D, the US Military would pay the factory cost to manufacture each PS3 at the time of launch – which was over $1,000 a piece since Sony was taking a massive loss on each sold unit. Respecting science journals published articles about the hardware and even revealed its primary use and purpose in military campaigns. US Military procedures had designed their own secure systems for quickly arranging an even amount of PS3 units together in the back of a transport vehicle for on-the-go supercomputer technology which they used to rapidly decrypt nearby terrorist communications.

This could mean the matter of life and death for some troops, and although the PS3 wasn’t the most powerful, or first processor to accomplish this – it was found to be the most portable and cost effective at the time (e.g. The Year 2006). The Army had accomplished all of this by installing their own secure systems created by Military Engineers and installed on normal PS3 systems using Sony’s Other Operating System PS3 feature, or “OtherOS” which was controversially removed amid user protest and even led to a lawsuit years later. Military charts of the time were released to the public that had shown Moore’s Law in comparison to theories about future versions of processors using CELL architecture, and the CELL was a line flying literally off the charts.

What happened to the CELL processor Sony and other tech giants like Toshiba and IBM publicly poured half of a billion dollars or likely more into?  Was another version of this CELL chip ever made, and if so, is it Top Secret technology? The CELL and Army involvement mark telltale signs but are not the only parts of PS3’s bizarre and long-winded backstory which stand out. Why, after so many years of effort, was the PlayStation 3 allowed to degrade into malfunction? Could Sony have had more reasons behind the scenes than just the obvious? Does the PS3 have something to hide?

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FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary: A Legacy of Art Grand Opening

Born in 1987 and gracing the video game industry stage touching the hearts of millions of fans across the past 3 decades, Final Fantasy is a game series that most – if not all – role playing game fans can locate fond memories from. With so many installments across nearly every platform ever invented for playing games on, this series first released on December 18th, 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and continued to be a system seller for historic consoles such as the SNES and later Sony PlayStation.

On December 2nd legendary Final Fantasy artist Toshiyuki Itahana (i.e. FF9, Chocobo’s Dungeon, MOBIUS, FF Explorers) hosts a live art exhibit and signing session at the Gallery Nucleus on 210 East Main Street in Alhambra, California from 12 noon to 7 pm (Pacific Time) in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Final Fantasy.

With humble beginnings, “The story follows four youths called the Light Warriors, who each carry one of their world’s four elemental orbs which have been darkened by the four Elemental Fiends.” and this is how it all started. However, the industry would come to know the series as an ever-evolving franchise full of self-contained universes bursting to the brim with love-able characters, amazing gameplay, and touching art.

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[Toshiyuki Itahana – Final Fantasy Artist]

That art is what’s specifically being remembered on December 2nd at the Gallery Nucleus which will feature free exhibits that do not require tickets. This event will spread until January 7th, 2018 giving many a chance to peruse the exhibits on display and the hall detailing a historical view on the art of our beloved JRPG franchise that arguably gave birth to it all.

Free guest tickets to the signing and live art event can be obtained HERE. There will also be a number of fan service items taking place at this time including (but likely not limited to) a free exclusive poster for any FF30th purchase made at Nucleus.

“Come celebrate the Grand Opening of FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary: A Legacy of Art on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 with your fellow fans. List of activities below:

  • FINAL FANTASY Merchandise Shop – Purchase any
  • FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary item at the event or simply arrive in a FINAL FANTASY cosplay to spin the prize wheel for a chance to win exclusive prizes!
  • FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Demo
  • FINAL FANTASY Drink Bar (Non-Alcoholic beverages also available)
  • FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary Photo Wall
  • FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary Signing Wall
    And Food Trucks!”

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OpTic Gaming finishes first place in Call of Duty World League Stage 2 Playoffs Presented by PS4

With half a million dollars on the line, the top COD teams from around the world competed in the second season of playoffs for CWL Championship and a $500k prize pot. This thursday, 8 more teams will face off in NA Last Chance Qualifier. Below is a list of the results from that as well as the teams which will face off Thursday. Additionally, this August will see 32 teams competing for $1.5 million dollars as part of this year’s 2017 CWL Presented by PS4, with Activision | Blizzard teaming up alongside MLG and Sony to make history with a record-breaking $4 million dollar total prize count; The Largest in Competitive Call of Duty History.

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Rick and Morty Season 3 Trailer

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Rick and Morty Season 3 finally has it’s air date! All-new episodes begin July 30th at 11:30pm ET. It looks like it is going even crazier and darker, just watch the trailer don’t listen to me.

 

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SEGA Conspiracy Theories That Make You Wonder…

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Video game publisher, console manufacturer, creator to the favorite systems of many fans (Genesis, Master System, Dreamcast, and more), SEGA is not without its interesting background. With routes tied to what many consider to be the potential case for subtle occult hints left within the software of their games and even the menu system of their machines, SEGA is pressed to some conspiracy theories which they didn’t have to answer for in years’ past due to the advent of high-speed internet (Broadband) in the home and eventually in the hand (iPhone, Galaxy). Now we wonder, and without the ability to ask the past from the future about the present, we are left in awe to only speculate as to what happened to cause the stories below.

Fun Is Infinite, SEGA Enterprises. Signed By Devil.

Sonic CD Users discovered that if you follow a particular input of the Sega CD game system, the following strange messages will occur! At title screen pressed Down, Down, Down, Left, Right, A. At next screen enter FM no.46, PCM no. 12, DA no. 25, press start. Newer Versions Use Just the #s 12 and 25. “Fun Is Infinite, Sega Enterprises. Signed by Devil”  The theory has been challenged by some who say that the “Devil” word in Japanese was actually a mistranslated and instead an extremely similar name is listed as a signature from a member of the game’s development team. These stories have yet to be solved to this day and still the debate remains.

Captured Alien Audio if Saturn games put in CD Player

Planet Saturn and word Satan are the same thing also? In addition to creepy infomercials and bizarre hidden messages in their game systems, if you’d try to put the Sega Dreamcast GDI gigabyte game discs into a music player, you’d get an odd tone of voice from a commanding female officer of the Sega elite. Have you heard this before? Does it give you De Ja Vu? Do you feel like you have? The sounds heard in the background are argued between fans as being either the sounds coming from hell itself of mankind and beasts yelling out in agony or the recorded sounds of an extraterrestrial being held captive on Earth for humans to study. Be our guest and let us know what you draw as your own conclusions after hearing it below.

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Metroid Prime – Instrumental Cover

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A YouTuber by the name of Vetrom made this amazing Instrumental Cover of the Metroid Prime Theme. It’s stunning and deserves a listen, my words can not describe what you are about to hear. It does seem the Metroid fanbase has new life kicked into after this E3’s announcements of Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid Samus Returns, which is a amazing thing.

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PC Gamer Builds – March 2017 (Intel, NVIDIA)

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Intel and AMD offer varying differences in specs and price point but also use variations on the same measuring principles in regard to logic cores. This practice paired with often times non-sequential model numbers has led to some amount of confusion about the performance of each hardware. Presented below are two humble builds for gamers looking to jump into PC Gaming at Entry Tier or Mid Tier and need help picking parts. Although, be warned, we want your games to run well so we won’t be recommending anything below modern acceptable standards.

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Entry Tier: Intel + NVidia Build:

$204.99 (NewEgg) – Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
$86.99 (Amazon) – Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
$52.99 (NewEgg) – G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
$89.99 (Best Buy) – PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
$77.95 (Amazon) – Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$134.99 (Amazon) – EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card
$40.99 (Amazon) – Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case
$55.98 (NewEgg) – EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

$744.87 Total in Parts.

Also Recommended: 1080P Monitor or HDTV, Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox Controller.

While some may see this as slightly more than they might want to spend, an entry level gamer won’t have to worry about upgrading but will also have the ability to do so without needing a whole new machine. The discreet motherboard and economy budget case combine to provide an adequate support for an i5-7500 that allows our gamer the luxury of fast windows loading times on a 240GB SSD, a vast library of Steam games on a 2TB HDD, and a sufficient amount of DDR4 RAM paired with NVIDIA’s budget gamer deluxe package the GTX 1050 Ti which comes with 4GB of Video Memory. This can easily be upgraded later to a GTX 1080 if the owner wishes to experience higher levels of graphics as well – but isn’t necessary to enjoy the latest in PC Gaming with friends online.

Each build will be broken down in $ Total in Parts. Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox Controller also recommended. We endorse the use of PCPartPicker.Com to track price change trends, and continue refreshing builds as new parts release onto the market and prove worthy of replacing old recommendations.

 

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Mid Tier: Intel + NVIDIA:

$313.89 (Amazon) – Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
$102.98 (NewEgg) – MSI Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
$99.99 (Amazon) – Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
$246.34 (Amazon) – Toshiba OCZ TRION 150 960GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
$569.98 (NewEgg) – Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card
$71.00 (Amazon) – NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
$99.99 (Amazon) – EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

$1504 Total in Parts.

Also Recommended: 1440P Monitor or 4KTV, Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox Controller.

Coming Soon on RealGamerNewZ.Com . . . 

High End Gaming Builds Are Discussed, Where does the value proposition lie in high-end hardware and which technologies are on the bleeding edge but still worth considering for a high-end build.

Additional Topics: AMD Entry / Mid / High-End Gaming PC Builds, VR Gaming, Driving / Racing / Flight Simulation, and more.

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Xbox Scorpio – Knowledge Is Power

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Microsoft has packed everything they can into a new Xbox designed for ultimate performance on the latest 4K HDR Smart TVs with no input lag for gaming on 4K HDR modes (see websites like rtings.com for lists of compatible TVs and the latest deals). Xbox Scorpio was originally announced as a power-house machine that will dramatically push the Xbox console specs and gaming performance as well as further progress the ubiquity of Microsoft’s approach to Xbox Anywhere, Xbox Early Access, Xbox 360 / Xbox One backwards-compatibility, and other new digital ways to play games at high level.

Performance is where Xbox Scorpio focuses, but is not the only place the system lands. It also finds time to provide the luxury features to make the new Xbox more durable.

  • Liquid Cooling with Silent Super-Speed Fan designed together for Vacuum Cooling.
  • Digital Voltage Regulator. Minimal Power Consumption and Built-In Power Protection.
  • 1TB 2.5″ HDD, UHD Blu-Ray + Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Drive, 12GB GDDR5X (326GBps).
  • 8 “custom-x86 cores” @ 2.3GHZ Each, 40 Radeon “compute units” @ 1172MHZ

The Xbox Scorpio’s goal is to provide a uniform experience in upgraded performance for all Xbox games including existing Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, without the need for a patch. This is made possible by providing a generational leap in hardware between each unit. By blurring the line between a revision and a totally next-gen hardware, Microsoft has made a machine powerful enough to simply render the entire Xbox dashboard environment at a 4K HDR resolution and sample games up from 900P, 1080P, 1440P, and etc. into one standard resolution in which performance can be maximized using existing code without the need for patches and updates. We await the unit’s release to evaluate the success of these claims, but analysts are pleased to see the specs of the Xbox Scorpio thus far in relation to these claims including experts such as Digital Foundry.

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The Real Question: Native 4K?

There’s been a lot of buzz-words going around with the release of the PlayStation 4 Pro and announcement of the Xbox Scorpio pertaining to 4K Gaming on a console and while it’s exciting that these affordably priced machines (compared to mid-to-high-tier 4K PC Gaming rigs) are offering 4K visuals we have to set our expectations realistically. As it stands PC Gaming is still adapting 4K as a standard and currently running games in that resolution requires a lot of power. Forza Motorsport 7 is said to be running native 4K at 60 frames per second on the Xbox Scorpio in private, behind-closed-doors showings between Microsoft Studios and Digital Foundry – but will this translate to other games?

What the PlayStation 4 Pro was intended to produce for games is more similar to what the Xbox Scorpio explains itself as for existing games as well. That is, a uniform resolution boost – like running your old PC games on a better PC and Monitor a few years down the line. This is a way console gaming has learned from PC Gaming over the years. Xbox Scorpio may be able to even better perfect this concept, given the higher amount of processing power packed into every unit.

But the real question is, will the Xbox Scorpio really be able to pull off native 4K Gaming? It remains to be seen, but it’s the most powerful home console currently in plans and Microsoft has seemingly done everything possible to pack the punch the player needs – perhaps a risky move for a giant corporation to take, but one gamers will appreciate if it pays off big and wins the affection of the high-spending but niche and hardcore demographic.

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Xbox One Vs Xbox Scorpio – Performance Breakdown

Xbox Scorpio performs around 4.5 times faster than Xbox One when rendering data for graphics and virtual game world environment simulations (notorious for requiring significant amounts of equations to be solved rapidly in succession). This is also significantly more powerful than Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro and begins to make a value proposition challenge to the realm of PC Gaming again – something we haven’t seen in a long time from consoles. It remains to be seen if Sony will later respond with another hardware update, and we know that NVIDIA is planning to launch a new line of graphics cards this year – so Xbox Scorpio certainly has no shortage of competition.

Price Predictions:

Xbox One should be expected to be replaced by Xbox One S as the Scorpio model hits the market. This will shift the pricing of the Xbox One S to be more in line with the holiday bundle deals seen for Xbox One during last winter. $249 – $299 for the Xbox One S with or without a game / special color and skin (depending on the current promotions going on at the time of each model’s release) is a safe expectation to have for the base hardware which will still be able to play all of the games that Xbox Scorpio leads development for – just not at the same performance level.

$499 would be an acceptable launch price for the first units of the Xbox Scorpio with a free game included, maybe a special color / skin, and once the unit has had time for mass production a bare bones model with no special color / skin and no game should be made available to gamers for $449 so that they may get into the luxury experience and begin buying tons of Microsoft’s software offerings in the Xbox Store. This particular suggestion may be in line with what Microsoft has planned, or it may not, but at this point I’m just voicing my own opinion on the price point for Xbox Scorpio – so take it as a grain of salt and be on the look out for official confirmation when Microsoft decides to tell us their plans.

Xbox Exclusives – The Final Puzzle Piece

If Microsoft expects the Xbox Scorpio to take off in the way that the gaming industry needs, 4K Gaming out of the box in high-spec at a low-price will mean nothing without heavy-hitting software to showcase its strength. There is a high likelihood that Microsoft Studios has been preparing for the Xbox Scorpio launch for quite some time, and has put aside enough surprise projects to shock the market with the launch of the HDR Xbox. Gamers expect E3 2017 to reveal the final puzzle piece to Xbox Scorpio’s offerings.

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PlayStation VR @ Best Buy – DJ Killzown Jones Hands-On Impressions

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DJ KILLZOWN JONES Gives his Impressions on the PlayStation VR hands-on experience. More to come as RGN and our partners get deeper into technology and software surrounding the Virtual Reality Gaming Industry… If you like the video feel free to give it a share or comment with your own opinions on VR Gaming and what it means to you.

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Tech Round Up: Darbee Vision DVP-5000S

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Have you ever wondered can you get better quality from your devices, can I squeeze just a little bit more graphics from it ? Now you can with the Darbee Vision DVP-5000S. When you are playing any game be it on the PC or console you may not notice any changes in the image if you upgrade your HDMI to a more expensive and better quality one. But as soon as you plug in the DVP-5000S you can tell the difference and it’s HUGE! The quality jumps by 110%, you can see more of the image depth and at a better quality then running it off the regular screen be it TV or PC monitor. I did a test where with the standalone HDMI cable and the GPU at max then I compared the images one with the device on and one with the device off and honestly I don’t see why people aren’t getting this device for their gaming in particular!

This gives anyone the quality the want from a graphics card with it being the most expensive one out there. When I first started using this device I was skeptical about it. I was like “I don’t this is going to make that big of a difference to it at all.” But after playing Overwatch for 3 hours using this device I can honestly say you’d have to be crazy not to get one of these with your gaming rig. Even if you just want better quality videos this device has you covered. I hope that you guys will give it a shot and please let me know how it looks on your end!!! I can tell you for a fact that you won’t be disappointed. In the package you get the DVP 5000S , an HDMI cable, the power adapter and the remote. All in a sleek compact box. When you first connect this device you automatically see the difference and you won’t want to play with out this device.

The only problem with this is that when you first connected the device it bugs just a little but within the first ten minutes of tinkering with it the minor glitch goes away and you are ready to play to your hearts content. When you pair this up with a good monitor and a great graphics card you get a great streaming combo that beats out anyone else’s build to the ground. You can see this quality even when being streamed, hope to prove this later down the road. The real stress test will come in a few weeks when I do a 72 hour live stream to see if the device will hold ups and still functions under those conditions.

If the DVP-5000s holds up to the test then it will definitely be a device to have in your arsenal of tech!

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