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Technical Help / IMPORTANT: DO NOT UPDATE YOUR PS3 to 4.45!
« on: June 19, 2013, 10:22:24 AM »
The new firmware seems to "softbrick" (not a real brick though) any console as it gets stuck at the welcome screen.

A patch will be released and for those who already have 4.45 just download it and install it from Safe Mode.


EDIT: Seems like the 4.45 Firmware was pulled, thus 4.41 is the one that is up-to-date.

Final Fantasy XIII / Final Fantasy XIII - Lightning Returns
« on: December 18, 2012, 05:38:06 PM »
Let's start with Lightning new look:

The game is set in a place named Novus Partus, which comprises of four islands connected by a monorail system. Square say that the focus is on making Lightning Returns a world-driven game with deep customization.

Current Generation / DOTA 2
« on: November 09, 2012, 03:54:00 PM »
Got a DOTA2 key today....just to find out Steam already decided to give me DOTA2 the same day :o :P

If you guys get on Reddit you should be able to get a key or two.

I actually wanted to try this MOBA so I'm really happy.

Final Fantasy XIII / Final Fantasy XIII-2 Teaser Gameplay Trailer
« on: June 03, 2011, 09:48:38 PM »
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Teaser Gameplay Trailer
For your pleasure.
Enjoy and discuss ;)

Technical Help / [GUIDE/FAQ] Install Custom Firmware for PSP
« on: May 15, 2011, 01:08:38 AM »
Since I received some request to show how to install/flash the CFW I decided to create this guide.

I don't take responsibility for any damaged/broke PSP during the process. The process are tested and proved to work. There's always a chance that the PSP will brick during the flashing precess but the percentage it's really low. Don't worry though a bricked PSP can be recovered without a problem in any case.

1st Step - Determine PSP Model

Of course before starting we need to know the PSP model since the procedure changes every time.

- PSP 1000 (Phat), PSP 2000 (Slim&Lite, no TA-088v3) mounting ANY Firmware.

- PSP 2000 (Slim&Lite, TA-088v3), PSP 3000 (Slim&Bright) mounting Firmware 5.03 or lower.

- PSP 2000 (Slim&Lite, TA-088v3), PSP 3000 (Slim&Bright), PSP N1001 (PSP-Go) mounting Firmware 6.00 up to 6.20.

- PSP 2000 (Slim&Lite, TA-088v3), PSP 3000 (Slim&Bright), PSP N1001 (PSP-Go) mounting Firmware 6.30 up to 6.35.

NOTE: PSP-2000 (Slim&Lite, TA-088v3) or PSP-3000 (Slim&Bright) mounting Firmware from 5.50 up to 5.51 CAN'T be flashed with CFW. Those need to be upgraded to a flashable Firmware, check the above list for flashable ones.

NOTE: The TA-088v3 motherboard was released in late 2000 with the latest models of the PSP 200X (Slim&Lite) and started with 4.01/4.05 Firmware mounted. You can check the Date Code by removing the Battery and checking the code as illustrated in this image. Any code below 8C can run CFW. If you have a higher one then upgrade Firmware and follow the other guide.

Now let's start the process.

PSP 1000 (Phat), PSP 2000 (Slim&Lite, no TA-088v3)

- a PSP 1000 (Phat) or PSP 2000 (Slim&Lite, no TA-088v3) with ANY OFW.
- PSP Grader (Credits to Klutsh & RainMotorsports)
- Sony 5.00 Official Firmware (download from PSP Grader)
- a Pandora Battery
- a Memory Stick Pro Duo (min. 64MB and need MagicGate support)

Always remember to have every battery fully charged to avoid any problem.

The common way to install the CFW is by using a Pandora Battery and a Magic Memory Stick.
Note that to obtain a Pandora battery you either need to Hardmod one by yourself, buy one or if you have friend with a CFW PSP ask for it.
If you can't do either of the above and you're running Firmware 5.03 or lower stick to this other guide.

1. Creating a Magic Memory Stick/Pandora Stick

Download and install PSP Grader.
Extract the file and run it.

- You'll be prompted with this window. If you already have the Official 5.00 Firmware then you're already good, else just click the "Download" button and wait for it to complete and when you're ready to go click "Load 5.00 Official eBoot".
- In the "Select Trigger Button" menu choose the button that will trigger the Flash process. (leave it as the L button to avoid issues but remember it).
- Connect your PSP with the PC through the USB cable and enter "USB Mode", the PC should found the PSP by itself or else just check the Drive letter and choose it from the "Target Memory Stick". NOTE: The Memory Stick will be formatted so backup any file you may need.
- When you're ready click on "Create Pandora Stick" and wait till it finishes the process.

NEVER and I repeat NEVER remove the Battery or the Memory Stick suring this process or else you'll brick your PSP for SURE.

2. Flashing the CFW

Now that you have everything you need let's complete the process.

NOTE: If you have a PSP Phat make sure to have at least 33 MB free, for the PSP Slim you'll need 66 MB free or else the files on the MMS will be overwritten.

- Turn your PSP off and remove the normal battery.
- Make sure the Magic Memory Stick/Pandora Stick is inserted and WHILE pressing the chosed trigger button (default is L trigger) insert the Pandora Battery.
- A menu will appear with different choices:

 . Install 5.00 M33: Flash the 5.00 CFW.
 . Install 5.00 OFW: Flash the 5.00 OFW.
 . NAND operation: Enable to dump and recover the NAND.
 . Hardware Info: Enable to see Console Hardware Information.
 . Test M33: Enable to test the 5.00 CFW temporarily.
 . Shutdown: .....duh!
 . Reboot Device: .....duh!

NOTE: It's heavily recommended to dump the NAND so that you can re-flash it in case of PSP malfunction (PSP semi brick) or if the flashing process doesn't end well.

2.1 [Optional] Dumping the NAND

NOTE: If you plan to dump the NAND then make sure to have enough space (33MB for Phat, 66MB for Slim)

- Choose "NAND Operation" and then "Dump NAND".
- Wait for the process to finish and it'll be saved on the MMS as a file named "nand-dump.bin".
- At the end of the process the number of Bad Blocks will be reported (if there's any), though don't worry since are normally created by NAND data cryptation.
- To use your dumped NAND just choose "Restore NAND". (use only when your NAND get damaged)

3. Flashing the CFW

- At the main menu choose "Install 5.04 M33" and wait for the process to finish.
- Press "O" Button to shutdown the PSP.
- Remove the Pandora Battery and insert the Normal one.
- Turn the PSP on and under "System Information" you should see "5.00 m33-4"
- Now you can format your MMS (remove any NAND dump saved) and enjoy your new flashed PSP.

All rights of this guide belongs to the writer.
PM me to ask for the permission to post it on other site.
Guide wrote by Oniangel_

Current Generation / Brink
« on: May 10, 2011, 12:17:36 PM »
Anyone interested in this game? I'm pretty tempted but WKC2 is close too....ARGH!!

Here's the review from Machinima:


Started a Walkthrough for Bahamut Lagoon. Unfortunately this beautiful game was released only in Japan and still now it's one of the best RPG out there. I'll try to upload videos whenever I have time but expect some long wait (I hope not).

Bahamut Lagoon - バハムート ラグーン ☆ Intro ☆ Walkthrough
Bahamut Lagoon - バハムート ラグーン ☆ Prologue ☆ Walkthrough

Current Generation / Escalation: Call of the Dead Trailer
« on: April 26, 2011, 09:11:16 PM »
Here's the Trailer for the new Zombie Map: Call of the Dead

Quentin Tarantino Style ;)

Current Generation / The 3rd Birthday - ザ・サード バースデイ
« on: December 23, 2010, 04:40:56 PM »
The 3rd Birthday - ザ・サード バースデイ

The wait is finally over (HELL YES!).
After 8 years at the DK?3713 Square-Enix event it was announced the 3rd installment of the series as a PSP exclusive.
Since yesterday, 22nd December, the game is finally released in Japan.

A new menace face Aya in Manhattan, just like 10 years ago she'll fight to survive, she'll fight to search for lost friends, she'll fight to remember..

The gameplay is different:this is an Action-RPG-Survival Horror but WAY more fast-paced then the previous games, as Square-Enix defined it a "cinematic action RPG".

I'm playing this right now and itìs worth the wait...for now: a lot of fast action, more in-depth Customization, there are still the PE (now named OE), intriguing plot....

Post here your thoughts and questions ;)

The 3-Dimensional Era / Blitzball: SquarEnix Idea?
« on: September 17, 2009, 05:19:42 PM »
It's just me or this game looks A LOT like the Blitzball system??

Star Ocean / Nice work Claude! [SPOILERS]
« on: September 12, 2009, 04:42:08 PM »
Look at this ending of Star Ocean: Second Evolution and look till the end paying attention to what Rena say ::)

Sandsea / Wanted to share this...
« on: March 07, 2009, 11:30:07 PM »
I received an e-mail with this and I wanted to share cause it's one of the best quote i've read.....still crying :'( :'( sooo saaad....

10th grade

As I sat there in English class, I stared at the girl next to me. She was my so called "best friend". I stared at her long, silky hair, and wished she was mine. But she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. After class, she walked up to me and asked me for the notes she had missed the day before and handed them to her. She said "thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I wanted to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

11th grade
The phone rang. On the other end, it was her. She was in tears, mumbling on and on about how her love had broke her heart. She asked me to come over because she didn't want to be alone, so I did. As I sat next to her on the sofa, I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine. After 2 hours, one Drew Barrymore movie, and three bags of chips, she decided to go to sleep. She looked at me, said "thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

Senior year
The day before prom she walked to my locker. My date is sick" she said; he's not going to go well, I didn't have a date, and in 7th grade, we made a promise that if neither of us had dates, we would go together just as "best friends". So we did. Prom night, after everything was over, I was standing at her front door step. I stared at her as she smiled at me and stared at me with her crystal eyes. I want her to be mine, but she isn't think of me like that, and I know it. Then she said "I had the best time, thanks!" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

Graduation Day
A day passed, then a week, then a month. Before I could blink, it was graduation day. I watched as her perfect body floated like an angel up on stage to get her diploma. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. Before everyone went home, she came to me in her smock and hat, and cried as I hugged her. Then she lifted her head from my shoulder and said, "you're my best friend, thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

A Few Years Later
Now I sit in the pews of the church. That girl is getting married now. I watched her say "I do" and drive off to her new life, married to another man. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't see me like that, and I knew it. But before she drove away, she came to me and said "you came!". She said "thanks" and kissed me on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

Years passed, I looked down at the coffin of a girl who used to be my "best friend". At the service, they read a diary entry she had wrote in her high school years. This is what it read: I stare at him wishing he was mine, but he doesn't notice me like that, and I know it. I want to tell him, I want him to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love him but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why. I wish he would tell me he loved me! `I wish I did too...` I thought to my self, and I cried.

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