The Weekly Temp 35: Two-Parter

Terminator02, iFish, Urza, and MR_COW take an exceptional amount of time to talk about the news of the week and more.

Topics:
New Super Mario Bros. 2 and major 3DS firmware update
Nintendo posts first annual loss
New Super Mario Bros 2 and Wii U games to be sold at retail and download
Rayman Legends
Google Drive
Planetary Resources
Google vs. Oracle java suit
Adam Sessler leaving G4
Valve developing Steam for Linux, release ‘not too far out’
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Skype for PS Vita
Dan Bull – “Sharing Is Caring”
Steve Jobs wanted to be Willy Wonka for a day

Email us at: TheWeeklyTemp(AT)gmail(DOT)com
Music by: Mizuki’s Last Chance

Subscribe to the Tempcast:
Posted ImageiTunes
Posted ImageZune
Posted ImageMiro
Posted ImageStitcher
Posted ImageRSS feed
Posted ImageEmail

Posted ImageLike us on Facebook!

If you would like to be a guest on The Weekly Temp, TempTalk, or Tempcast Live! you need to email a recording of yourself to ‘gbatempcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com’. You can record yourself using Vocaroo, Audacity, the Windows default sound recorder, or whatever you prefer.

In this recording you can talk about any one subject you want for a few minutes. The subject line must be “Tempcast Tryout”, and you must state what shows you’d be interested in guesting on in the email. We will listen to this recording to determine your mic quality, charisma, insight, and so one, so make it good.

If your submission is good enough we might even use it as a segment on Tempcast Live!

A Limited Edition Console For The Brits

UPDATE: (5/2/12) The Union Jack console has been announced by Microsoft. All the following info is correct.

It’s time for another console release by Microsoft. If you passed on the Stars Wars Kinect console, take a gander at this.

Amazon UK posted a product page of the new console bundle going by the name of “Union Jack Celebration Pack”. Other than that rhyming, it’s the Limited Edition 4GB White Xbox with skins for the console itself, controller and Kinect sensor. Along with that is Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports and a 3 month subscription to the Xbox Live service.

Amazon indicated that Microsoft will release the console for sale on May 25th. It’ll run you £249.99. Is it worth it? From a gamer’s point of view, it is if you don’t already have a Xbox console or just want it for its looks. For those who are critical and pay attention to every bit of detail, it’s not as it’s a skin and not an actual scheme. It does look pretty slick though. On the hacker side of things, not worth it as it’s going to come with an unhackable drive.

Source: Videogamer

Games of the Month: May 2012

With another month comes another installment of Games of the Month, the sometimes-monthly rundown of games that are coming for the upcoming month!

With May, we’ve got a somewhat exciting line-up. Mario makes his sports debut on the 3DS with Mario Tennis Open, Resistance brings the first FPS game to the Vita in Burning Skies, May Payne 3 brings some maximum pain, Tom Clancy puts his name on yet another Ghost Recon game in Future Soldier, Capcom’s mash-up Action RPG Dragon’s Dogma makes a sneak appearance, Starhawk stars on the Playstation 3, and the king of dungeon crawlers, Diablo, makes its devilish return in Diablo III.

Make sure to check out the link below and post your feedback!

:discuss:Games of the Month: May 2012

Image 450-p6j8my.png

[Updated][Released] Skyrim: Conjuration Madness + & PS3 Skyrim Modded Interface

One of the most awesome aspects of Bethesda games on the PC, is the ability to add your own personal modifications, on games consoles, it isn’t as easy nor is it practical as you need to have a modded console to add the files needed, but that hasn’t stopped DEREKTROTTER releasing his own awesome mods for the PS3 version of Skyrim.

PS3 Skyrim Modded INTERFACE

Credits:
Silent657 for Tools
SkyrimNexus for Mods

Installation:
Transfer the file “SKYRIM – INTERFACE.BSA” to the following location:
hdd0 > game > ( BLES01329 or BLUS30778 ) > USRDIR
Overwriting the current one.

Controls:
Hotkey 1: Left D-Pad.
Hotkey 2: Down D-Pad.
Hotkey 3: Right D-Pad.
Quick Magic: Square + Left D-Pad.
Quick Map: Square + Down D-Pad.
Quick Inventory: Square + Right D-Pad.
Quick Stats: Square + Up D-Pad.
Favorites: Up D-Pad.
Quicksave: Square + Select.
Quickload: Square + Start.
Zoom in: Square + R1.
Zoom out: Square + L1.
Automove: Square + L3.

Map:
All quest targets green
All discovered towns blue
All undiscovered towns red.

Custom Loading Screen

Lockpick PRO

Magic Card 2 Font (from Morrowmind)

Conjuration Madness +

I put everything in 1 chest, makes things easier 8)

Whats in the Chest?
GameBreaker – 1 hit kill weapon / sets target on fire
Amulet of Trotter – Fortifies Health/Magicka/Stamina/Carry Weight by 1,000,000

Spell Tomes
NOVICE LEVEL:
-Skeever
-Draugr
-Mudcrab
-Frostbite Spider
-Wolf
-Horker
-Falmer
-Dog
-Chicken
-Frost Spirit
-Fire Spirit
-Goat
-Fox
-Rabbit

APPRENTICE LEVEL:
-Bear
-Restless Draugr
-Dwarven Spider
-Ice Wolf
-Spriggan
-Falmer Skulker
-Corrupted Shade
-Magic Anomaly
-Skeleton Mage
-Skeleton Archer
-Chaurus
-Draugr Archer

ADEPT LEVEL:
-Troll (regular)
-Dwarven Sphere
-Saber Cat
-Cave Bear
-Draugr Scourge Lord
-Ice Wraith
-Large Frostbite Spider
-Hagraven
-Wispmother
-Spriggan Matron
-Falmer Gloomlurker
-Nightingale
-Thalmor Soldier
-Stormcloak Soldier
-Imperial Soldier
-Orc Hunter
-Cryomancer
-Pyromancer

EXPERT LEVEL:
-Dragon Priest
-Snow Bear
-Snowy Saber Cat
-Chaurus Reaper
-Draugr Death Overlord
-Frost Troll
-Giant Frostbite Spider
-Giant Ice Wolf
-Undead Dragon
-Falmer Shadowmaster
-Master Vampire

MASTER LEVEL:
-Dwarven Centurion Master
-DEREKTROTTER
-The “giant” GIANT
-Mammoth
-Greybeard
-Dragon
-Colossal Mudcrab
-Sheogorath
-Giant
-Giant Goat
-Giant Chicken
-Giant Snow Bear
-Giant Saber Cat
-Giant Dwarven Spider
-Undead Army (Requires Conjuration madness perk)
-Mudcrab Army (Requires Conjuration madness perk)
-Spider Swarm (Requires Conjuration madness perk)

Conjuration Madness Perk – increases max number of summons to 20

Well due to a member being a complete ignorant asshole, it has come to my attention, that these mods were NOT created by DEREKTROTTER, but rather he worked out how to get them working on the PS3 and added his own small modifications to them:

The original PC Version of Conjuration Madness:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=9331

Settings Editor GUI v1.6

Settings Editor GUI, made by JoostinOnline and stfour, has been updated to version 1.6. You can use this Wii application in conjunction with postLoader, or as a standard homebrew app for changing several facets of your Wii’s system, such as screen resolution, aspect ratio, sensor bar position, and internet settings. See the change log for what’s new in this edition, and check out the discussion link below for the off-site download, and more information about this project’s progress.

    v1.6 (04/28/12)
  • It now uses truetype font instead of bitmap font.
  • You can use your own font with a theme, just put font.ttf in “/ploader/theme/” or “/ploader/SE_theme/”
  • I finally updated the icon. It’s much nicer than the old one.
  • grlib/grrlib has been updated.
  • Pressing HOME now exits without saving.
  • Minor code cleanup

    v1.5 (03/16/12)

  • Updated to work with new motion+ remotes.
  • There is a “Back” button included in the save prompt screen in case you accidentally select Exit to Internet Settings.
  • If Priiloader’s “Autoboot” or “Return to” settings aren’t “System Menu”, Exit to Internet Settings will take you to the System Menu.

Posted ImageOn-Going Discussion

TX’s RGH For Jaspers Fixed

Noticed that your Jasper console isn’t really working with Team Xecuter’s RGH v2? They have a fix for that.

It was discovered that certain Jasper configs used would allow the console to boot to Xell. However, it would not boot to the dashboard, resulting in an unusable console, so to speak. The problem lied in the team’s Xebuild patches. A new version of the RGH code has been pushed to address this issue with the Jasper consoles.

You can grab the updated release for both revisions of the CoolRunner below. Download it, flash it and be on your merry way. Don’t forget to report any problems that you may have with your install, on the TX forums. Get help and be able to help others in the process.

Download: Team Xecuter’s RGH v2

Source: Team-Xecuter

EZ5i kernel 3.0 OB8

The EZTeam have released an update for the EZ5i line of flash carts (remember the EZ5, NYE and plus lines got split into the 2.0 line a while back) with game fixes being the order of the day. Full changelog below but fixes are for older games that still needed it (Puzzle Quest 2 and Solatorobo being the big two for most people), Korean games got some fixes and European region dupes are largely now sorted

Change log (v3.0 Open Beta 8):

fixed:
– 4695 – Puzzle Chronicles (U)
– 4738 – Estpolis – The Lands Cursed by the Gods (J)
– 4743 – Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (U)
– 4757 – Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (E)
– 4819 – Puzzle Chronicles (E)
– 5029 – Puzzle Quest 2 (U)
– 5212 – Puzzle Quest 2 (E)
– 5364 – Tron Evolution (E)
– 5626 – Tron Evolution (U)
– 5682 – Pocket Monsters: White (K)
– 5683 – Pocket Monsters: Black (K)
– 5809 – All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation (J)
– 5844 – Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (U)
– 5893 – One Piece Gigant Battle 2: Shin Sekai (J)
– 5895 – Fossil Fighters Champions (U)
– 5897 – Professeur Layton et l’Appel du Spectre (F)
– 5901 – Professor Layton und der Ruf des Phantoms (G)
– 5933 – Call of Duty: Black Ops (E)
– 5961 – Mario & Luigi RPG 3: Kupa Momsok Daemoheom (K)
– 5989 – Inazuma Eleven 2: Tempête de Glace (F)
– 5990 – Inazuma Eleven 2: Tempête de Feu (F)
– 5992 – Pokémon + Nobunaga no Yabou (J)
– 6009 – Inazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard (E)
– 6010 – Inazuma Eleven 2: Firestorm (E)
– XXXX – Detective Conan: Kakokara no Zensou Kyoku (J)
– XXXX – Professor Layton En de Melodie van het Spook (N)
– XXXX – Il Professor Layton e il Richiamo dello Spettro (I)
– XXXX – El Profesor Layton y la Llamada del Espectro (S)
– XXXX – Inazuma Eleven 2: Ventisca Eterna (S)
– XXXX – Inazuma Eleven 2: Tormenta de Fuego (S)
– XXXX – Inazuma Eleven 2: Bufera di Neve (I)
– XXXX – Inazuma Eleven 2: Tempesta di Fuoco (I)

Posted ImageEZFlash US forums thread
We are still waiting on the official site to update but in the meantime it is on filetrip.

Posted Image3.0 OB8 filetrip download

Posted ImageEZFlash.cn download section for when it appears there.

Thanks to Mbmax for the filetrip upload and keeping us informed.

Image emulation.png

[RUMOR] PS3 Blu-Ray Drive Emulation

Yesterday a Dutch site posted information on Blu Ray Drive emulation, stating that the PCB has been cracked, here is badly translated quote from the source:

No hacking, no flashing, no modding .

Emulation is the future. A team is currently working on a new hack for the Playstation3.

The blueray player, Sony’s PCB has been cracked and costs can thus be gekloont. The team probably Wasabi or Wiikey team is currently working on this for the board to connect to an external HDD. This can be downloaded games played as Wasabi360 and Xkey for the Xbox360.

A major retailer in China has also indicated that this year is released.

Source

Image lenovo-isec.jpg

New Chinese Games Console – The CT510 – Can It Compete

China has been creating this games console for a couple of years now, it was due out last year, but was postponed, it was called the “eBox”, then “iSec” and now it has been given the name “CT510″, after some searching i found the specifications of the machine, they are impressive, but can the console compete with this generation or can it take on the next generation of gaming consoles.

The console which is being manufactured by Eeedoo and backed by Lenovo, seemed to start of as a sexy version of a PS3:

But now it resembles more of a DVD player design

Here are the specifications:

  • Dual Core 1.8GHz processor.
  • High-performance 3D GPU Graphics Chip.
  • 2GB DDR3 Ram.
  • 250/320GB 2.5″ Sata HDD.
  • 3D motion sensor.
  • Network Interface RJ45, WiFi 802.11b/g/n.
  • Support audio output RCA audio, HDMI 5.1 channel output.
  • Video output support HDMI1.3a.
  • 5 USB 2.0 USB port.
  • Reader that supports SD / SDHC / MMC / MS / MS Pro / XD six kinds of memory card.
  • System security TPM security encryption chip.
  • Power adapter input: AC 110 ~ 220V, 50-60MHz Output: DC 19V, 3.42A.
  • Remote control to support the 38K IR interface
  • Video player supported video formats include: WMV/AVI/MOV/MKV/MPG/TS/MP4/VOB/ASF/FLV.
  • 3 audio playback supported formats include: MP3/WAV/WMA/APE.
  • Photo playback supported formats include: BMP / JPG / PNG.
  • Support TPM security encryption and authentication system.

The release date is 29th of April 2012

Read more about it here at these locations:

http://www.eedoo.cn/

http://kotaku.com/5905646/china-to-launch-a-new-console-price-tag-600

You can also discuss it here in the thread that DefaultDNB has created

Showtime v3.5.172-gd6cd3d0 Released (Memory Issues fixes)

aldostools has brought a quick update to Showtime attempting to fix the current memory issues plaguing Showtime for while.

To quote:
showtime-3.5.172-gd6cd3d0
https://www.lonelycoder.com/showtime/download

Changelog:

3.5.171-gf1b3001

Write logfiles to disk (in cachedir).

These logfiles can be obtained from
http://ip.address.of.showtimebox:42000/showtime/diag
3.5.134-g7d1f686

ps3: Switch memory allocator to TLSF

This is another attempt to fix the out of memory issues that has
been plauging Showtime for quite some while.
So far it looks much better than when using jemalloc
3.5.121-g9598cbf