The Vita gets a ton of love this month with a plethora of ports including Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Final Fantasy 3, Final Fantasy 4, and Doki Doki Literature Club! Like some kind of cruel joke, coming off the last episode of ModChat in which the Grand Theft Auto 3 reverse engineering project (re3) was restored on GitHub, it looks like several developers are now being sued due to work on the project. Finally, we also look at some awesome PS4 emulator progress on PC as well as news of older LittleBigPlanet games going offline.
The re3 project has returned to GitHub, and with that comes another awesome homebrew Switch port, this time around for reVC! We also take a brief look at a Friday Night Funkin' port for... The PS1?! A new Xbox 360 NAND programmer has released called the xFlasher 360, beating out the current competition in terms of speed. We also talk about some old Grand Theft Auto mods being taken down, Right to Repair being passed, as well as clearing up the story of thousands of PS4 consoles being used in a warehouse in Ukraine.
The original Xbox scene gets some more love with R3DUX, the open source reverse engineering effort of the Xecuter 3 chip! We also get yet another PS3 firmware update bringing us up to version 4.88 now, with a bit more under the hood than many would expect. Another awesome homebrew port to the PS Vita comes in the form of Bully. Super Mario World gets a native widescreen patch for use with bsnes-hd, and finally we take a look at a Smash character mod.
The Switch's newly implemented Bluetooth driver gets some love thanks to the release of nx-btred! Despertar del Cementerio makes a surprise and long awaited return thanks to balika011 taking the reigns on a new implementation of it. We also get to see an awesome announcement for the Xbox 360 in the form of an incoming patch to allow USB drives up to 16 TB! Finally, we take a look at burning games... On the Wii U?
The developments for the original PlayStation keep on coming, this time around with FreePSXBoot! Shortly after the release of the tonyhax, even better is it seems FreePSXBoot can be combined with tonyhax to provide a PS1 softmod using only a memory card to boot from! This episode also discusses the KyûHEN Homebrew Competition for the PS Vita, some awesome MechaCon related releases, discussion of the CBOMB scare related to the PS3/PS4/PS5, and a FULL Xbox 360 game port found in a couple of the Yakuza games!
Another episode, another release! This time around sleirsgoevy delivers with an updated and working jailbreak working on firmwares 7.50, 7.51, and 7.55 PS4 consoles! Along with discussing the recent jailbreak release, this episode also includes a buying guide of sorts to help people track down a low firmware PS4, similar to a separate video I made covering the 6.72 and 7.02 jailbreaks.
Just a couple of topic this time around for this episode of ModChat, right after the release of ModChat 074! However we got a couple of AWESOME surprises for this episode. The first of which being a new jailbreak release for the PS4, this one being for firmware 7.50. The next surprise release being a softmod thanks to a modified game save for... The original PlayStation?! An absolute shock here, but this is thanks to a savegame buffer overflow found in the tonyhax release!
RetroArch gets a couple of awesome new developments in both the hardware and software departments! First being an upcoming open source cartridge dumper called the Open Hardware Project, and next up being a newly released core allowing for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games to play in widescreen. We also have big news for the PS2 scene seeing the MechaCon being dumped as well as OpenTuna being released, the latter being an open source alternative to Fortuna achieved through reverse engineering. iOS even gets some love this episode with a new unc0ver jailbreak working up to iOS 14.3, and we finish off with some ports! Those ports being the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and ccleste ports to Vita.
Another episode full of games! This time around it seems the Bloodborne 60 FPS patch Lance McDonald has shown for a while now has finally been released for users to patch themselves. MemCard PRO was announced, without a doubt being the most powerful PS1 memory card anyone could imagine. We also look at the re3 project yet again because as of a few days ago, both Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City have been fully reverse engineered! Might as well go over some game ports as well, including Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the PS Vita and Super Mario 64 on the DSi!
Quite a heavy game centered episode of ModChat this time around, with the biggest topic without a doubt being the leak of the long lost GoldenEye 007 Xbox Live Arcade remaster for Xbox 360! Although we do get some non-game related topics in there with Atmosphere working on Mariko Switch consoles, as well as the recent switchroot Android 10 update. As for games, games, and more games? How about native ports of Sonic 1, 2, 3, and Max Payne for a few systems?