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  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 24/06/2012 , @ 05:56pm

     

    No matter how much of an asshole people think i am and its true i can be a complete dick at times, there is no denying that i have a huge passion for the PS3 Scene, i know its not the best scene in the world, in fact its probably the worst, but my passion for it outweighs all the negativity.

    That passion developed more when the PS3 was “Jailbroken”, it drove me to create PS3History, which i originally started here on PS3HaX, but it got to large and cumbersome for the one page, so i created www.ps3history.net which has been going for almost two years, then the PS Vita was announced, which made me decide to create “consolehistories”, i have history for the Vita and WiiU, though none of them are anywhere near the same caliber as PS3History, quite recently i was inspired by PS3HaX member “jennys” to create Retro History, so with that said, now and then i post my PS3History progress and that is what im just about to do below.

    I know the PS3History is not complete, it is very far from being complete, what i would like from my fellow PS3HaX comrades is input and on the website and remind me of anything i have left out, anyhow here goes:

    PS3History

     

    2000 - 2001

    These years may seem early for a story on the History Of The PS3, but these dates will be understood as you read further into the PS3 history.(Thanks to winocm, for making me go back this far :p).

    (more…)


  • Posted by Pirate , on 03/06/2012 , @ 10:54am

     

    Team E3DIY, the guys that brought you E3 Flasher, and the E3 reader have contacted us today letting us know they have managed to play all PS3 games on 3.55 PS3 CFW (just like TB/JB2). Before we get too excited, I believe it will most likely be a dongle solution - but this does open up another device to be explored and may get us closer in figuring out how TB works and a free-scene solution.

     

    Their solution is still a work in progress, and they will let us know when more updates / release date will become available.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 27/02/2012 , @ 10:13am

     

    The E3 Flasher, by Team EyDIY, as contacted us today informing about the latest updates to the flasher for PS3. They have released the diagrams required for a “fast dual boot” and have confirmed support for all firmwares up to the latest: 4.11.

    To quote:

    1: New mainboard Fast dual boot successfully with E3 FLASHER. Click here to download manual.

    2: E3 flasher Fast dual boot and downgrade OFW4.11 to 3.55 successfully, it’s same way as downgrade 3.73 to 3.55.
    We suggest user upgrade to OFW4.11 and then downgrade to 3.55 from now on. And don’t forget backup your OFW4.11 bios well .

    3: Downgrade to OFW3.41 from CFW3.55CHECKOFF successfully, tested by E3TEAM.
    Now you can enjoy any 3.55FW by this way (downgrade to OFW3.41 and then upgrade to 3.55, include JB2CFW3.55, OFW3.55 and others). Click here to download manual.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 14/12/2011 , @ 07:16pm

     

    It has been a while since i update my PS3 history on this site, so instead of rehashing the same old thread, i thought i would make a new post, to get those acquainted with the history that is the PS3:

    2000-2001

    These years may seem early for a story on the History Of The PS3, but these dates will be understood as you read further into the PS3 history.(Thanks to winocm, for making me go back this far :p).

    During the year 2000, Sony Computer Entertainment, Toshiba, and IBM(STI),formed an alliance, an alliance that would see the creation of the Cell Processor, Cell is short for Cell Broadband Engine Architecture.

    March 2001
    The STI design center opens and begins production of the Cell processor, this would be a four year endeavor, which would lead you to 2005.

    Part of the above is sourced from Wikipedia.

    2005

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  • Posted by Pirate , on 07/12/2011 , @ 07:11pm

     

    So I recently received 3x E3 Flashers limited editions from Team E3DIY and our sponsor Lightake, and we are giving them all away to our members!

    Now if you always wanted to buy one of these flashers but couldn’t put in the dough for is your chance! The limited version of the E3 Flasher comes with the following:

    • E3 Flasher + Cable (solderless)
    • ESATA station w/cables
    • HDD metal tray / Screwdriver / Coverboard


    COMPETITION RULES

    This giveaway it more of a competition, and 3 of the most creative/sexy/funny/awesome submission will win a E3 flashers (one per person).

    What you have to do:

    We want to see the people of PS3Hax, so we are asking you to submit a picture of a person displaying PS3Hax logo (or anything related to PS3Hax). The submission can be a group picture,  a picture of you, your kids/family/wife/girlfriend/boyfriend - just a real person holding/displaying something related to PS3HAX.  And yes if your afraid to have your face on the internet you can wear a mask :P .

    If your confused on what your supposed to be submitting, HERE is a good example of what the submission is supposed to be.

    Remember this is a COMPETITION, so we are looking for the most CREATIVE entry, and that will be the deciding factor on who will win a E3 flasher.

    No photoshopped/computer edited pictures accepted!

    No photoshopped/computer edited pictures accepted!

    Blanked version of the PS3Hax logo can be found here. (Optional to use this)


    How to submit your picture:

    Upload your image to http://imgur.com/

    Paste the image using the [IMG] url to picture here [/IMG] to THIS thread.

    Winners will be posted in a new thread!

    Please visit our sponsors for providing us with a E3 Flasher :)

    COMPETITION ENDS on 12/17/2011 12:00 AM Central - Goodluck!

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 27/10/2011 , @ 03:30pm

     

    Most of you should already know what the E3 flasher is, for those of you who have been living in a cave and don’t know what it is, read this thread.

    For those of you thinking of buying it, but unsure of how easy/hard it is to install Chris from ChrisTechTV has released a video tutorial on how to install the E3 Flasher.

    At the moment the E3 flasher only supports flashing NOR consoles, so here is a compatibility list:

    Finally the Video Tutorial:

    Source ChrisTechTV Facebook

  • Posted by Pirate , on 18/10/2011 , @ 12:07pm

     

    E3DIY contacted us today confirming that E3 Flasher works just fine with the newest PS3 FW update. They also give a warning on while using their flasher and downgrading, do NOT update/install 3.55 OWF or CFW.

    To quote:

    E3 FLASHER LIMITED downgrade 3.73 to 3.55 successful , the way is same as before, no changes !
    and also we upload a good working manager, you can check official web to download .

    And also please note : after downgrade to 3.55, don’t install any other 3.55CFW or 3.55OFW, otherwise PS3 will get brick just install manager to play HDD game.

    if you want play PSN, just upgrade to 3.73 with normal upgrade way (network or USB device).

  • Posted by Pirate , on 14/10/2011 , @ 10:25am

     

    Updates to story follow below. So more word from Team E3DIY for the anticipated E3 flasher. They have contacted PS3Hax and have confirmed that they will begin shipping units on the 13th. They also have made available the SLIM install PDF guide which you can download here. More information at their website here.

    The biggest change you guys should be aware of that the versions shipping will not feature dual-booting. This is mainly due to the need of manually soldering additional wires. They told us to expect another version with the dual booting ability soon.

    To quote:

    E3 flasher LIMITED version start to ship on 13th. We are sorry for the delay because CLIP component is very low rate .
    We had to ship small quantity like 100-200pcs every day recently , we are working hard to improve those problem.

    Now you can get new slim installation manual with clip from official web.

    E3 flasher limited version fixed on NOR FLASH FAT console not so good, you can know some from official web ,
    sure all NOR FLASH console is NO SOLDER include SLIM AND NOR FLASH FAT .

    We are regret that we had to cancel some function like dual boot from E3 FLASHER LIMITED version
    becuase NO solder function added(CLIP). We will develop a new flasher to add those function with few wire solder.

    We take some picture for E3 FLASHER LIMITED production, you can know production status official web .

    UPDATE 1:

    Got this email below from Team E3DIY:

    We think lots of user mis-understand us, here is some clarification.
    1: E3 FLASHER LIMITED still provide 11 accessory, include esata station.
    2: we design e3 flasher on solder way at first, this way can get dual boot well. But later we change hardware and software design because of adding clip. so finally it’s difficult to get dual boot function on e3 flasher clip version.
    3: You still can get 3.72 and 3.55 switch with 2 HDD, it need more steps than dual boot, maybe we can call it half dual boot. This way no need any solder. We will release this half dual boot way in few days, you just upgrade e3 flasher limited and get it work.
    4: We are working hard to allow e3 flasher limited vesion works really dual boot, but we can’t promise now because lots of changes.
    5: We upload all neccessory software and manual, you can go here to download and enjoy one key downgrade.
    6: New e3 flasher should come out in few month with more fantastic function !

  • Posted by Pirate , on 30/09/2011 , @ 01:25pm

     

    Team E3DIY has contacted us again today with more information on when we can expect the E3 flasher. The new release date is aimed at October 10th, and they also had to cancel NAND flash support as they decided many people would prefer a solderless chip.

    To quote email:

    E3 flasher Limited package publicized, it contain 3 inner boxes, total 11 parts.
    you can check picture here : http://www.e3-tech.net/prdouct.html

    And the shipping date should be arround 10th Oct because of China’s National Day Holiday delay .

    We noticed most users are afraid of soldering wire, so we cancel NAND flash support on limited version,
    and will release a new e3 flasher specially for nand flash console with nand flash clip .

    So for nand flash console user, please wait the new e3 flasher, should release in few weeks.

    PS: All e3 flasher limited version include nor flash clip, you need NO solder on those nor flash console with downgrade function.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 20/09/2011 , @ 07:50am

     

    E3DIY Team has contacted PS3Hax today to let us know that their downgrader still works with 3.72 and provide video proof below:




    To quote email:

    BIG NEWS FROM E3 TEAM

    E3 FLASHER , downgrade 3.72 to 3.55 successfully ! dual boot 3.72 and 3.55 successfully !
    with E3 FLASHER, all is so easy, just switch and works !

    here is dual boot video link : http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzA1ODIzNjA4.html

    And another BIG news is E3 will provide NOR FLASH CLIP free in 3K limited version !
    so all slim and parts of fat console no need solder for downgrading .

    NAND FLASH CLIP also fininshed, will be available in coming new E3 FLASHER NAND version.

    E3 flasher shipping date will little delay because of adding extra clip.
    we will inform shipping date in next few days ,sorry bring inconvenience for E3 user.

    EDIT:

    Forgot to attach images, can be seen here.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 09/09/2011 , @ 12:08pm

     

    More news for Team E3DIY, on the E3 Flasher. Today they have sent me installation videos on PS3 slim, and have clarified on the “premium” version price which was reported $88.

    To quote:

    And we also upload universal screwer picture and E3 linker in the picture.
    Please note E3 linker is only for FAT console , come with E3 FLASHER LIMITED suit.

    We noticed some player complain E3 FLASHER LIMITED SUIT price, I think people are forgetting that:

    1. E3 FLASHER LIMITED SUIT come with 8 accessory, the cost is about 6times than similar flasher.
    2. The eSata station unit cost is $34
    3. Universal screwdriver, $3 on Amazon
    4. E3 Flasher Gift Box (few dollars)
    5. Power switch, (few dollars)

    Ok, so at least you can get USD88-USD34-USD3-??= about USD50 only !
    This means you get downgrade and dual boot function with similar price as other brand flasher ! And don’t foget E3 FLASHER include 4 BIG COST BOARD !

    So this is what E3 do, 6times cost but similar price for all user !

    I would imagine many of you already have some of these components, and won’t need this premium version and could expect a stripped down version of just the board for $50 which is not too bad, and still cheaper than a second PS3.

    They also have released a PDF of them installing the E3 Flasher on a Slim PS3, you can see it below:
    [Download install PS3 Slim PDF here]

    Stay tuned for more exclusive updates right here @PS3Hax.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 07/09/2011 , @ 10:52am

     

    More details form the E3DIY team about their E3Flasher. Today they have posted on their site official pictures,  and pricing. We can expect the product to start shipping around September 12th, at a retail price of $88.

    To quote email:

    E3 Flasher = The world’s first Dual-Boot, with simple 1 key operation = Surprising Arrival!

    Features:

    • Dual Boot 3.7OFW and 3.55CFW on same PS3
    • Downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 in 5min
    • 16M NOR FLASH ON board
    • 3 save MODE, can save data in TF, NOR FLASH on board and PC HD
    • 1 KEY operation, simple is best
    • Upgradable from TF card or PC USB
    • Compatiable all device like PS3/WII/XBOX360/MP3/DVD/BD/MP4/Table PC which has NAND or NOR flash memory.
    • Integrated lots of interface, perfectly extension, will have more function with future new E3 accessory.
    • E3 flasher Limited version includes 8 accessory, suggested retail price $88 USD, total production run only 3000 units!



    [More information VIA Official Site] - Thanks to PS3Crunch for re-encoding the video to youtube.

    Note: Their site is currently down, Greg has pics of what it looks like here.

    UPDATE 1:

    Team E3DIY is working on restoring their site, but in mean time have sent me more pictures for you guys to see, comes with everything pictured below:

    To avoid spamming front page, click the read more link to see the rest of the pictures. (more…)

  • Posted by Pirate , on 05/09/2011 , @ 10:50am

     

    Team E3DIY has contacted PS3Hax today, bringing another proof of concept video this time demonstrating PSN support. Ofcourse this is OFW 3.70 so you won’t be able to play online with your backed up games (as  of now anyways) - but some PSN is better than no PSN.

    To quote email:

    Clear up doubt ,E3 FLASHER dual boot, 3.7 play PSN and 3.55 play HD game

    After we release dual boot video, most player love it and also with some doubt.
    We understand, so today release a new video, and do some clarification .

    1: E3 FLASHER not only a flasher, but with perfectly extension because integrated lots of interface, we will release
    more useful function later, all will be free just like we release golden finger function on E3 card reader.

    2: E3 FLASHER can be upgrade from PC USB or TF card, very simple.

    3: E3 FLASHER dual boot need 2 harddisk, one for 3.7 , another for 3.55. if you use only one HD, it will be required format everytime.
    we will release a kit include ESATA station for you switch harddisk. (support 2.5 and 3.5′ DISK)

    4: At present, on nand flash console, it need solder wire. And no dual boot function because no 256M NAND FLASH ON E3 FLASHER.
    on nor flash fat console, it need solder wire , and include dual boot function.
    on slim console, it no need solder wire but need solder some point.it is easy can be done in 3min. (don’t misunderstand no solder wire means no solder)

    5: we will release 2 new version E3 FLASHER at the end of this month.
    One is 256M nand flash on board and with CLIP, to get dual boot and no solder function.
    Another is same as present E3 FLASHER but with CLIP, so all nor flash console no need any solder at that time. (sure cost will higher)

    6: If all go well, we will release official picture and retail price on this wensday !

    We also have more insight on the price which is expected to be around ~$100 USD so for those interested in purchasing one this is the price range to aim for.

    There also is a review sample coming in for us that I will review and be giving away to one of our members for free :)

    Stay tuned for more exciting n’ exclusive updates @ PS3Hax.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 02/09/2011 , @ 10:17am

     

    Team EDIY is creating some hot news lately and this one might just drop the bomb on those who already have a jailbroken 3.55 console. For those of you that don’t know the E3 flasher is a chip, similar to Progkeet, that is releasing a SOLDERLESS solution and allows you to downgrade (click here for more info).

    Today team EDIY contacted us bringing another video showing dual booting form 3.70 to 3.55, in one simple click and in seconds! Reminds me of the good devhook days on the PSP, looks promising and you can bet this is the best solution your going to get with PSN with CFW without dishing out for a second PS3!

    The video below shows the quick switching of the firmwares, notice that the MAC ID for the PS3 consoles is the same throughout the video:



    Here is the email I received this morning:

    E3DIY team success dual boot with E3 FLASHER, you can switch 3.7 and 3.55 in few only a few seconds!

    - Easy with 1 key operation.

    - E3 company will release all details like picture, installation, operation and price next week.

    -Team E3DIY get another great progress for PS3 with E3 FLASHER, it will release at the same time next week.

    - PS: 4times switch showes same MAC address, to prove it is the same console.

    With bringing a solderless solution this flasher seems very interesting now and opens up the market to many people, answer the poll below and let us know what YOU would do.

    For PSN access, would you do?

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    Team E3DIY is in contact with us, so stay tuned for more exclusive news @ PS3Hax

  • Posted by Pirate , on 31/08/2011 , @ 10:59am

     

    Team E3DIY contacted us today showing and confirming that they have managed to successively downgrade PS3 firmware 3.70 to 3.55 from their chip. They told us that this method requires NO soldering for SLIM PS3 consoles (required for phat), works for NAND and NOR, and is a simple one click and under five minute downgrade.

    The video:

    The email:

    E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER !
    In 5min, E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER. Time is short and operation
    is very easy, this depend on E3 FLASHER special design,  1key operation and nor flash on board !
    we not record any image about E3 FLASHER regards it’s not release by far, hope eveyone understand.
    the official version should release next week, more video and picture will be public at that time .
    PS: E3 FLASHER compatiable all NAND FLASH and NOR FLASH console .
    with slim console no need solder wire but fat console need .

    E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER ! In 5min, E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER. Time is short and operationis very easy, this depend on E3 FLASHER special design,  1key operation and nor flash on board ! we not record any image about E3 FLASHER regards it’s not release by far, hope eveyone understand. the official version should release next week, more video and picture will be public at that time . PS: E3 FLASHER compatiable all NAND FLASH and NOR FLASH console .with slim console no need solder wire but fat console need .

    Stay tuned for more exclusive PS3 developments and details of this flash chip, price and availability soon @PS3Hax :)

  • Posted by Pirate , on 21/08/2011 , @ 02:10pm

     

    Team E3DIY, the same guys behind the E3 card reader in the PSJailbreak days have contacted us today unveiling their new product, E3 Flasher. The E3 flasher is essentially a ProgSkeet clone, which you know is being used to downgrade PS3s from firmware 3.70.

    To quote email:

    E3 FLASHER, the world first flasher special  for PS3 , easier backup and downgrade,support dual boot,coming soon !

    E3,  created miracles on PS3 jailbreak , release free jailbreak,downgrade and goldfinger , and will now release a full new revolutionary E3 FLASHER which includes: backup, restore, upgrade, downgrade and dual boot all in one .

    Features:

    • NOR FLASH ON board
    • 1 KEY backup or restore, simple is best
    • Dual boot , choose booting from original bios or E3 bios.
    • 3 save MODE, save bios to E3 nor flash, TF card or PC .
    • NO harm for console, but can longer console life because of specially design.
    • Integrated lots of interface, perfectly extension, will have more function with future new E3 accessory.
    • Compatible all slim and fat console, include latest 3000x version.

    Don’t forget E3DIY team, which free service always :) It said they were studying BIOS, Let’s wait and see what happens.

    AND please note the new E3 domain www.e3-tech.net , more details coming soon !

    PS: E3DIY team note 3.7 downgrade, so maybe E3 flasher will downgrade automatically, no need modify on PC .

    Thanks all guy whom contribute PS3 jailbreak.

    Not a bad alternative to a ProgSkeet. Prices and availability will be announced soon.

    You can check out E3DIY new site here: www.e3-tech.net

    E3DIY
  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 25/03/2011 , @ 04:31pm

     

    E3diy, the creator’s of the E3 Jailbreaking Dongle/Card Reader have released a free cheating method to owners of their dongle, it gives you the usual, unlimited health and ammo and it works on any console on firmware 3.50 and below, here is a quote from their site:

    Hi Buddy

    We are E3diy. Do you forget your E3card Reader?
    Today we will bring you a new surprise, a complete FREE gift, the E3 Golden Finger.
    Three months ago, there was a war that engulf the world. It’s not only the war between SONY and hackers but also among the jailbreakers. You know, there were three kinds of jailbreaks:
    those could not be upgraded, those the clone of the clone of the clone and those big-ones which could downgrade the PS3 firmware from 3.50 to any lower version. Those of the three. That was three months ago. And now, how many of them can still be named?

    I don’t want to mention that we were the one who had fistly cheated the PSN with a 3.5proof then made the SONY change its strategy;
    I don’t want to mention that we were the first one who had released the world’s first unlimited downgrader for completely free meanwhile some smart guys tried to sell their promise but made everyone upset.
    I just want to say, hi guys we are still here, we still work for your joy, and other than these, nothing is important.

    Currently, E3 GoldenFinger support genuine games , and the supporting for ROM is coming soon.

    Armed with the E3 Golden Finger means that you could have:
    - unlimited ammo
    - unlimited HP and MP
    - An undead body in the game.
    - Teach those big-guys who truly is the right BOSS.

    The only thing you need is to:
    - Download the free upgrade file
    - Plug your E3card Reader in your PC
    - Copy the upgrade file(GoldenFinger.bin) to the E3Upgrader driver
    - Copy the CFD folder into the 4M memory stick(E3_4M_STICK).
    - Please refer to the user guide for the useage.

    Then everything is done.

    For your joy, we will
    - bring more new features to you,
    - add support for new games ASAP
    - try to make the next surprise for you quietly. ^_^

    Have a good time.

    E3 - make Everything Easy and Efficient

    Best Regards
    E3diy

    Not a lot of games are available yet, here are a list of ones that are.

    TOP SPIN4 US BLUS30427
    RESIDENT EVIL5 GOLD EDITION BLUS30491
    BLADESTORM US BLUS30070
    BLADESTORM EU BLES00113
    BLADESTORM JP BLJM60009
    Resistance1 US BCUS98107
    BAYONETTA US BLUS30367
    BAYONETTA EU BLES00599
    DEVIL MAY CRY4 US BLUS30092
    DEVIL MAY CRY4 US Collection Box BLUS30124
    DEVIL MAY CRY4 EU BLES00186
    GOD OF WAR3 ASIA BCAS25003
    GOD OF WAR3 US BCUS98111
    GOD OF WAR3 US Collection BCUS98231
    GOD OF WAR3 EU BCES00510
    Uncharted2 Among Thieves ASIA BCAS20097
    Uncharted2 Among Thieves US BCUS98213
    Uncharted2 Among Thieves EU BCES00509
    SOUL CALIBUR4 US BLUS30160
    SOUL CALIBUR4 EU BLES00296
    TEKKEN6 US BLUS30359
    TEKKEN6 EU BLES00635
    DEAD RISING 2 US BLUS30439
    DEAD RISING 2 EU BLES00948
    NINJA GAIDEN SIGMA US BLUS30036
    NINJA GAIDEN SIGMA EU BLES00072
    NINJA GAIDEN SIGMA2 US BLUS30380
    NINJA GAIDEN SIGMA2 EU BLES00736
    RESIDENT EVIL5 GOLD EDITION BLUS30491
    Ratchet and Clank Future US BCUS98127
    Ratchet and Clank Future2 US BCUS98124
    YAKUZA3 US BLUS30494
    Resistance2 US BCUS98120
    ARMORED CORE4£ÛDISC ver1.05
    ARMORED CORE4 THE BEST COLLECTION£ÛDISC ver1.00£
    ARMORED CORE for Answer£ÛDISC ver1.02
    NieR Replicant£ÛDISC ver1.00
    NINJA GAIDEN ¦²£ÛDISC ver1.02
    NINJA GAIDEN ¦²2£ÛDISC ver1.03
    FINAL FANTASY XIII£ÛDISC ver1.04£Ý
    BLAZBLUE£ÛDISC ver1.02£Ý
    BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT£ÛDISC ver1.02£Ý
    FRONT MISSION EVOLVED£ÛDISC ver1.01£Ý
    BAYONETTA£ÛDISC ver1.00£Ý
    BAYONETTA PlayStation the Best£ÛDISC ver2.00£Ý
    The full list can be found here.

    You can find the user guide here.

    Download

    Source PSX-Scene

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 02/01/2011 , @ 07:20pm

     

    I have read quite a few histories on game consoles, they all have been greatly written by great authors, but they all seemed incomplete, they didn’t portray the full history, the full essence of the machine, so as i am involved in the PS3 scene and know quite a bit about it, i thought i would write a complete history, containing the good, the bad and the ugly and believe me the PS3 has quite an exciting history and future, i wanted to write a history that will be enjoyed by everyone, one where people like myself wouldn’t finish the story, thinking there is something missing, i would also like to mention, that this work is my creation, i have written it in my own words, most of it from memory, sourced from various places over the internet, but mostly from ps3hax.net, so without any more interruption, here is the history of the PS3:

    2005

    16th of May 2005
    The world was awoken, to the news of a brand new console, this wouldn’t be a console, but a super computer, it would have everything that you needed for your gaming/media/computing needs, for ten years at least, the original console which was showcased, was silver in colour and had what appeared to be a brand new control pad design, it resembled a boomerang, it had three 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, two HDMI ports and six USB ports, though unfortunately that wouldn’t be the final design, here are the specs revealed at Sony’s E3 presentation 2005:

    Product Name: PlayStation 3

    Logo: PLAYSTATION(R)3

    CPU: Cell Processor

    PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz
    1 VMX vector unit per core
    512KB L2 cache
    7 x SPE @3.2GHz
    7 x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs
    7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE
    * 1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy
    Total floating point performance: 218 GFLOPS

    GPU: RSX @550MHz

    1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
    Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels
    Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines

    Sound:

    Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)

    Memory:

    256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz
    256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

    System Bandwidth:

    Main RAM — 25.6GB/s
    VRAM — 22.4GB/s
    RSX — 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s (read)
    SB — 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)

    System Floating Point Performance:

    2 TFLOPS

    Storage:

    Detachable 2.5″ HDD slot x 1

    I/O

    USB Front x 4, Rear x 2 (USB2.0)
    Memory Stick standard/Duo, PRO x 1
    SD standard/mini x 1
    CompactFlash (Type I, II) x 1

    Communication:

    Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2)
    Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
    Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)

    Controller:

    Bluetooth (up to 7)
    USB 2.0 (wired)
    Wi-Fi (PSP)
    Network (over IP)

    AV Output

    Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    HDMI: HDMI out x 2
    Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1
    Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1

    Disc Media:

    CD PlayStation CD-ROM, PlayStation 2 CD-ROM, CD-DA, CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW, SACD, SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD, DualDisc, DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)
    DVD: PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, PlayStation 3 DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
    Blu-ray Disc: PlayStation 3 BD-ROM, BD-Video, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE

    Below, is 2005′s E3 PS3 Presentation, it is split into 14 minute segments for easier viewing:

    8th Of June 2005
    Gotou Shigehiro of Japan’s PC Watch, interviews Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Ken Kutaragi regarding the PS3, i screen capped the below images from the Beyond3D forums, clicking on the images, will enlarge them, making them more readable:

    Original Interview.
    Beyond3D Forum - Translated Version Of Interview.

    2006

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