"It happens in just about every zombie movie — a throng of reanimated corpses lumbers toward the farmhouse, shopping mall, pub or army base where the heroes have barricaded themselves. The zombies aren’t dead, but they should be. They’re relentless and oblivious to pain, and they continue to attack even after losing limbs. Usually, anyone the zombies kill returns as a zombie, so they quickly evolve from a nuisance to a plague."
Well then, I thought this would happen sooner or later. It seems that Fanjita has got his boot loader (now on v0.7) booting quite a few EBoot’s now (List Here and Here). If you want the benefit’s of PSP v2.0 and the applications you run are in the OK lists (Note will not launch Devhook or Fastloader yet), then this is what to do.
- First Download the Sony PSP v2.0 EBoot (Local Copy 17Mb)
- Copy the above file to psp\game\update and name it EBOOT.PBP
- Goto the Update run on the game menu and run it (make sure you have power plugged in)
- Copy the contents of the PSP 2.0 Firmware Loader (400k) to the root of the memory card
- Now use the PSP Photo Viewer to open the EBOOT Loader folder to launch the application.
This is a great advancement in the world of launchers for V2.0 PSP’s. With a little luck Fanjita can get it to launch kernel mode applications properly then we can all update to V2.0 firmware.
Bumped into kumawar.com, now that is a strange thing. It takes real events from war news and re-creates them in game. Now you can play your favourite Dessert Storm 2 scenes yourself.
I suppose it’s a little sick being able to take on real life events yourself, however the game engine is not bad and seems to play quite well.
It’s a 65mb download so give it a go.
Finally Apple have released a bloatware free version of QuickTime 7.0.3 (No iTunes).
Pop over to Apple and download the installer and get yourself QuickTime without the bloat.
A new search engine? so what you say. Well this one is different it uses voice to text to index Podcast’s, video and audio feeds. Try it out at www.blinkx.com.
Not bad and it seems to work quite well. Wonder how long it is until Google do this out of the box.
There is a new trailer for GTA : Liberty City Stories out that looks nice.
There is a nice Quake IV video up as well.
Xbox.com has been relaunched, and looks spangly!
Also the Perfect Dark Zero site has been re-launched as it looking good.
IBM have come out and slated some of the Sony ‘Cell is better’ banter that has been around with this.
IBM is keen to improve its reputation for manufacturing semiconductors after Apple earlier this year said it would begin using chips from Intel starting in 2006.
To prove its chipmaking mettle, IBM is showing what its new Xbox chip is made of — literally — on Oct. 25. (tomorrow) the outfit will make the disclosure at the Fall Processor Forum, an annual gathering of chip engineers taking place Oct. 25-26 in San Jose, Calif.
The [Xbox] chip was developed specifically for Microsoft, and as such IBM won’t sell it to any other customers. That’s in contrast to the arrangement for IBM’s Cell Processor, which is going into Sony’s PlayStation 3 console but is also being used in other specialty computer systems.
Analyst Kevin Krewell of Instat/MDR, which is hosting the Fall Processor Forum, says the new IBM chip shares much of its lineage with the Cell Processor and other chips in the PowerPC family that have come before. "The basic core at the heart of this chip is very similar to that in the Cell Processor," Krewell says. "There’s definitely some design re-use going on here."
Microsoft loses money on every first-generation Xbox it sells. New versions of the product will be managed with a much closer attention to cost. "IBM was given a size and a cost to shoot for, and IBM put as many cores in and as much performance as it could in within those boundaries," says Krewell.
IBM’s Vice-President James Comfort said the company sped up its development cycle to meet Microsoft’s demanding timetable. IBM’s Engineering Technology Services unit kicked development into high gear, cutting a process that would have normally taken 30 to 36 months down to 24 months. That meant making sure there were no mistakes made along the way. "We paid extremely close attention to detail in our design practices," Comfort says.
Amusing in the least. Seems that the XBox 360 has 3 cells in it
News out today that the SciFi channel has ordered new 20 part seasons of both SG1 and Atlantis. Good news for StarGate fans.
Also in TV news seems Jim Dauterive has signed onto do an animated series based on Destroy All Humans! the THQ game. Could be amusing, not sure if Jim will do the SciFi humour very well or not, but hey could be good.
The FIA have some radical plans for both 2007 and 2008. The first is the one to the left (click to open bigger version), this is a pair of rear wing-lets above the rear wheels called a ‘centreline downwash generating’ (CDG) wing. The hope here is that having a void space in the middle will create an undisturbed zone of air behind the car that will allow other cars to run closer to the back of cars in front, therefore allowing overtaking. This coupled with wider rear tires and the allowance of ‘real’ slick tyres back on the cars again will hopefully reduce the reliance on the aero package and increase the mechanical grip of the cars. These changes are good for racing (more passing and closer running cannot be bad!), however it does throw up a rather large and possibly (for the teams) financially detrimental situation, why? well currently the most visible part of the cars is the large rear wing, and if this get’s split into two smaller winglets then the advertising space is cut dramatically. We will have to see how the teams react to this change put forward.
The other much needed change to the sport is the qualification structure. This has fortunately been agreed. The new format for 2006 going forward is the following. There will be 3 sessions the first 2 being 15minutes each, the slowest 5 cars of each session being knocked out of the next session, the last 20 minute session therefore will only have 10 cars and be an all out scrap on low fuel for the pole position. Drivers can use as many tires as they want (no more than 28 tires in a weekend), and we are moved back to the days where the fastest car get’s pole, should be great!
Also the V8 vs V10 debate is still ongoing. I still believe that the teams with money (Toyota, Honda, Ferrari, Mercedes, BMW) will use both types of engine in the season. For the long straights they will take the V8 (higher reving) and for the tight ones the V10 (lot’s of torque). Only time will tell though.
Not a bad weekend on the Motorsport front, with france doing pretty well in all fronts. France won both races in the A1GP series from Portugal, and to top it off Sebastien Loebe won the WRC race by winning all 12 of the stages on the rally of Corsica.
However it did not all go France’s way, as Gary Paffett came third in the DTM over the weekend to take the title for the Brit’s there. (German touring cars btw)
Marco Melandri won at the challenging Istanbul circuit for his maiden win in the MotoGP series, good on him, he deserves it, certainly been better than his team mate (Sete Gibernau) over the caurse of the year.
Also yesterday (Monday) Michael Schumacher had a go on the Duccati MotoGP bike and really did not set the pace, he was 20seconds slower than the bikes where running at Muggelo earlier in the year. It’s probably safe to say that he will not be making the switch to two wheels. However some good news at the Marlboro sponsered team’s. It seems Barrichelo was allowed to take his family and friends out in the 3 seater Ferrari as a goodbye present. Nice.