2007

January

4th of January 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • GripShift

8th of January 2007
The Consumer Electronics Show starts today and Sony wins a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for the Sixaxis.
Kaz Hirai is interviewed at the show, here is what he says regarding the PS3:

I have heard many people say our competitors’ systems are just as powerful as the PS3. That simply is not true.
No other next generation entertainment system pushes the envelope on advanced technology like PS3.

I have heard people say that a high-capacity game delivery vehicle like Blu-ray isn’t necessary in a next generation computer entertainment system. You just can’t expect that 9GBs of storage capacity found on today’s DVDs are going to have enough space to hold tomorrow’s games.

I don’t think anyone could have foreseen the difficulties we encountered in the production of the blue laser diode for the PlayStation 3, which ultimately delayed the launch of PlayStation 3. We were asking our teams to develop millions of components for the PlayStation 3, like the Blu-ray Disc player and cell broadband engine, that had previously only been produced in the thousands.

10th of January 2007
Microsoft’s Peter Moore and Chris Satchell in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz attack the PS3, here is what they had to say…
Peter Moore:

It’s going to take Sony a couple of years to get up to speed on this, and I’m not sure that they necessarily have the talent, or it’s built into who they are as a company.
They’re struggling with some of their hardware issues, and apparently they’re going to deliver another five million in the next 90 days. But this business is about hardware, software and services now. And the consumer expects that.”
It’s taken a company like Microsoft four solid years to get where we are today – the richness of the experience, the consistency of the experience, constantly updating features and making it feel fresh – and we’re a software company and this is a software plane.
It is not in Sony’s DNA to be able to get that up and running from zero.

Chris Satchell

If I wanted to make my online service better, and I wanted to give Sony a little piece of advice, it would be to copy Xbox Live a little more closely.
My honest opinion is that it’s pretty much a disaster. They keep saying that they have a free service. Well, if they don’t have anything, of course it’s free. And you know what: what’s free about $600?

11th of January 2007
Sony admits that they did not actually win an award for the Sixaxis, but for the DualShock instead SCEA’s PR chief Dave Karraker said:

I accepted the award myself and all they said was that the award was for ‘technological innovation for device controller’ … but looking back, they never really did say for which one.

12th of January 2007
Sony’s Dave Karraker speaking to GamePro, hit back at Microsoft’s attack on the 10th of January 2007, here is what he had to say:

I would argue that consumers worldwide, to the tune of over 200 million PlayStations, PS2s, PSPs and PS3s, have decided whether or not Sony has the DNA to deliver hardware, software and services to suit this industry.
Microsoft views ‘sold’ as what has been sold to retailers but could be sitting on pallets in warehouses or stacked on store shelves. ‘Sold’ to Sony has always meant what the consumer has actually purchased. I think many people have incorrectly viewed our competitor’s ‘sold’ figure to believe it was actually sold to consumers, which it was not.

19th of January 2007
Media Create Co, reports that sales of PS3 consoles in Japan are down 63%, with only 25,531 units being sold between the 8th and 14th of January 2007, compared to 69,944 units the week before

24th of January 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v1.50]
This Firmware fixes some graphical glitches, present in PS1/PS2 games

24th of January 2007
Sony and Namco Bandai set up a games company, called Cellius, the company will utilise the Cell Broadband Engine in the PS3 to create games for the console and Mobile Phones, Ken Kutaragi is the CEO, if you want to read more about this story, check here.

25th of January 2007
SCE spokesman Nanako Kato confirms that the PS3 will be released in European, Middle Eastern, African and Australian territories on the 23rd of March 2007, the 60GB model will cost 599 euros, £425, $999.95 Australian, and $1199.95 New Zealand, the company also plans to have 6 million units shipped by 31st of March 2007.

25th of January 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Enchanted Arms

30th of January 2007
SplitFish GameWare announce that they are to release a control pad with Rumble Function for the PS3.

31st of January 2007
Team Xecutor confirm that Paradox Loader is legit and that they will be releasing a small adapter.

February

2nd of February 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v1.51]
This Firmware expands support for PS2 games.

4th February 2007
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
naoneo released a video showing proof that she had an ISO loader called Ferrox Loader for then PS3, they were in direct competition with Paradox, who had yet to release theirs, here are a couple of videos:


the guys behind the exploit, ended up informing Sony and it was patched.

8th February 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Virtua Fighter 5

22nd February 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • flOw
  • Q*Bert

23rd February 2007
Sony announce that the European PS3’s due to be released on the 23rd of March 2007, will use a mixture of Hardware and Software to play PS2 games, unlike the US and Japanese PS3’s that use full Hardware to play PS2 games.

26th February 2007
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
CJCP releases PS3 SAK(Swiss Army Knife), which lets PS3 owners back up PS3 Games and Blu Ray movies, without the need of installing Linux.

26th February 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Major League Baseball 2K7

26th February 2007
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Team Xecutor speak more on Paradox Loader, here is what they said in an interview with SoftMods.com:

Soft-Mods
It seems like you guys have some knowledge about the upcoming Paradox Loader, can you share some of that with us? What firmware versions it will work on? How it will boot? And if it is a full blown exploit?

Team Xecuter
Just wait till the European release of the PS3. imsure more will happen around then.

27th February 2007
Someone called PSPHaCkErAOD says he will release a PS3 ISO loader, he calls it ps3load3 v0.5 beta.

27th February 2007
Sony release a statement regarding the PS2 backwards compatibility of European PS3’s, here is what they had to say, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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28th of February 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v1.54]
This Firmware added USB web cam support and added individual icons from the photo menu.

March

1st of March 2007
Seen the very first method of running PS2 backups on the PS3, this was quite a dirty method and involved the console being half taken apart, overkill for a brand new console, more about that can be read here:
Post #3

1st of March 2007
Sony settles their dispute with Immersion, the company that owns the patents to the rumble feature in the PS1 DualShock and the PS2 DualShock, this dispute stopped Sony from using the rumble feature in the PS3 control pad, you can read about the settlement here.

1st of March 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam

4th of March 2007
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
A website dedicated to the hacking of the PS3, called PS3HaX is created, the sites main aim is to bring Homebrew to the PS3.

6th of March 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Def Jam: Icon

7th of March 2007
Sony reveal that they will be bringing an online social world to the PS3 called PS Home, something similar to Second Life.

8th of March 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Virtua Tennis 3
  • NBA Street Homecourt

13th of March 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • College Hoops 2K7

20th of March 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

21st of March 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • The Godfather: The Don’s Edition

21st of March 2007
A possible LibMPEG exploit is discovered, it crashes the PS3’s XMB.

21st of March 2007
Some Italian retail stores decide to release PS3’s early, two days before the official release date, Sony isnt happy and releases this statement:

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is deeply disappointed by the unilateral decision of some Italian retail chains to commence the sale of PlayStation 3 to consumers before this official launch date. Such decisions run counter to our policy of consumer protection which seeks to ensure that all of our consumers have an equal opportunity to purchase PlayStation 3

22nd of March 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Mist of Chaos

22nd of March 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v1.60]
This firmware has quite a lot of updates compared to any previous ones, to see what the update consisted of, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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23rd March 2007
The PS3 is released in Europe and it was a fun experience in UK, the rest of Europe had a quiet launch.
During the launch event at the Virgin Megastore in London which was attended by Phil Harrison and Ray Maguire, Sony gave the first 100 customers a free 46″ HDTV and a free Taxi ride home, for more information on the day, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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23rd of March 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • World Snooker Championship 2007

23rd March 2007
Well known and respected PSP/PS3 scene dev Mathieulh give his opinion on the Paradox ISO Loader, here is a quote from his post on Max Console to read the qoute, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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24th of March 2007
[PC Software Used With PS3]
PS3Portal v1.0 is released, this is a PC to PS3 file management application

27th of March 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent

28th March 2007
Stanford University post that 50,000 PS3 owners have signed up top the Folding@Home project.

29th of March 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Winning Post 7 Maximum 2007

April

5th of April 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Super Rub ‘a’ Dub

9th of April 2007
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
NoxOm releases an OtherOS TILT Exploit For PS3, it puts the console in a reboot loop, with a continuous orange light.

11th of April 2007
Sony announced the discontinuation of the 20GB SKU

12th of April 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Mortal Kombat II

19th of April 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v1.70]
This Firmware had PS1/PS2 related changes, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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20th of April 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • F.E.A.R

22nd of April 2007
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
Seen the release of a refined version of the PS2 backup method, this way was more practical, you can read about it here

May 

1st of May 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Professional Baseball Spirits 4

3rd of May 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Gauntlet II

4th of May 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Spider-Man 3

10th of May 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Calling All Cars!
  • Rampart

15th of May 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • MLB 07: The Show

17th of May 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Rampage World Tour

21st of May 2007
Sony announce an 80GB PS3 Model, stating that they plan to launch in in Korea during June 2007

22nd of May 2006
[Game Release – Blu Ray]
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

24th of May 2006
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Joust

24th of May 2006
Digital Arts provides a Security Service for Japanese PS3’s, called i-Filter

24th of May 2006
[Official Firmware Release – v1.80]
This Firmware had quite a lot of changes, to view those changes, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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29th of May 2006
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Surf’s Up

31st of May 2006
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Championship Sprint

June 

1st of June 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Go! Puzzle

5th of June 2007
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
H3R3T1C releases a MPEG4 Exploit Proof-of-Concept For PS3, here is what he said with the release:, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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9th of June 2007
BBC News reports that the Church Of England are considering taking legal action against Sony, after the Company used Manchester Cathedral in Resistance Fall of Man, without asking the Churches permission.

14th of June 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma

15th of June 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

15th of June 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v1.81]
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15th of June 2007
Sony apologise to the Church Of England for using Manchester Cathedral in Resistance Fall Of Man

21st of June 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Folklore

22nd of June 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Piyotama

25th of June 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The Bigs
  • The Darkness

25th of June 2007
HTTP-FUSE PS3-Linux, is released, it is an easy to use Linux distro, where the user does not need to install a full Linux distro, check it here.

26th of June 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas
  • Transformers: The Game

28th of June 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Super Stardust HD

28th of June 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v1.82]
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July

5th of July 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • My Summer Vacation 3

6th Of July 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Nucleus

9th of July 2007
Sony announced that an 80GB SKU would be released, this model would be similar to the EU 60GB SKU but would only be available in US

11th of July 2007
Sony’s E3 Press Conference is held today, Sony showcase PS Home and officially announce the 80GB SKU, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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12th Of July 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Railfan: Taiwan High Speed Rail

16th Of July 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • All-Pro Football 2K8

17th Of July 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NCAA Football 08

19th Of July 2007
Kazuo Hirai gives a new interview to Kikizo, you can find it here:
http://archive.videogamesdaily.com/features/kazhirai_iv_jul07_p1.asp
Audio of following video belongs to above link.

23rd Of July 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NASCAR 08

24th Of July 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v1.90]
To view the changes, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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26th Of July 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Everybody’s Golf 5
  • Wangan Midnight

26th Of July 2007
Sony is hit with a patent infringement lawsuit, over its use of the Cell Processor in the PS3, the patent that Parallel Processing Corp is blaming Sony on infringing, is over 15 years old, being filed in 1989 and published in 1991, you can read about that patent dispute here.

31st Of July 2007
In an interview, Sony’s Warwick Light mentions that the company plans to release a digital tuner/recorder for the PS3.

August 

3rd Of August 2007
Mercury Computer Systems releases a MultiCore Plus SDK for the PlayStation 3.

6th Of August 2007
Sony release an 80GB PS3 SKU in America

8th Of August 2007
Sony announce the Cell Computing Board which uses the Cell/B.E. microprocessor and RSX graphics processor which is in the PS3.

13th Of August 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Bionic Commando Rearmed

14th Of August 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Madden NFL 08

15th Of August 2007
During an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Sony’s Director of Home Peter Edward, stated that Sony would not be kind towards people who abused the service, here is what he said:

Ultimately we know a user’s details, we know machine details and we know where they live.
If you really feel like you’ve been abused or that someone has just shown wholly inappropriate behaviour then you are able to complain about it. If you really, really misbehave you can have your console disconnected at a machine level, so you would actually have to move house and buy a new PS3 before you could get online again.
Clearly that’s not something we would want to be doing very often but as a disincentive to mess round too much it’s in our power.

22nd Of August 2007
SCEE officially announce PlayTV, the Digital TV DVR add-on for the PS3.

24th Of August 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

28th Of August 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
  • Warhawk

28th Of August 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party

30th Of August 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War
  • Lair

September

4th of September 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v1.92]
To view the changes, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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10th of September 2007
hermes releases PSXLoader for the PS3, it is an experimental version and can only be used to run hermes Guitarfun and PS2Reality Mediaplayer.

10th of September 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NHL 2K8

11th of September 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Colin McRae: Dirt

12th of September 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Heavenly Sword
  • NHL 08

13th of September 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Megazone 23: Aoi Garland

13th of September 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition
  • PixelJunk Racers

13th of September 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v1.93]
To view the changes, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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16th of September 2007
The Stanford University and the PS3 get recognised as the most powerful distributed computing network in the world, by the Guinness World Records because of Folding@home

17th of September 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Stuntman: Ignition

19th of September 2007
Sony holds their game conference at the Tokyo Game Show today, where they reveal the DualShock 3 and announce that Home, which was due to be released at the end of 2007, will be delayed until Spring 2008.
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20th of September 2007
Sony buys Evolution Studios, the developers responsible for the PS3 game Motorstorm.

20th of September 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • LocoRoco Cocoreccho

24th of September 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Skate

25th of September 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets

25th of September 2007
Rumours start circulating that a new PS3 SKU may be in the works, after an FCC filinmg with the below image was spotted on the internet:
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27th of September 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Record of Agarest War

28th of September 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • FIFA 08
  • Ratatouille
  • Sega Rally Revo
  • Conan

28th of September 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Feel Ski

October

2nd of October 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NBA 2K8
  • NBA Live 08

5th of October 2007
SCEE announce a 40GB SKU for Pal territories.

8th of October 2007
A judge dismisses the infringement lawsuit taking against Sony on the 26th Of July 2007, after Parallel Processing Corp filed a notice of voluntary dismissal.

11th of September 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Everyday Shooter

12th of October 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NBA 08

15th of October 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground

22nd of October 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights

23rd of October 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
  • Clive Barker’s Jericho
  • The Eye of Judgment

23rd of October 2007
Sony release the PlayStation Eye in America

23rd of October 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v]
To view the changes, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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25th of October 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Imabikis?

26th of October 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • PES 2008: Pro Evolution Soccer

27th of October 2007
StreamMyGame reveal that they plan to release a service for the PS3, that will let users play PC games on their PS3.

29th of October 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Cars Mater-National Championship
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  • John Woo Presents: Stranglehold

30th of October 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • The Simpsons Game

November 

1st of November 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • G1 Jockey 4 2007

1st of November 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Toy Home

2nd of November 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

6th of November 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

8th of November 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v2.00]
To view the changes, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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8th of November 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Dark Mist

11th of November 2007
The PS3 celebrates its first birthday.

11th of November 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Dynasty Warriors 6

13th of November 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Beowulf: The Game
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
  • Need for Speed: ProStreet
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008

14th of November 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Assassin’s Creed

19th of November 2007
Sony announce a price drop on PS3 Dev Kits.

19th of November 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • College Hoops 2K8
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne
  • Soldier of Fortune: Payback
  • Time Crisis 4
  • TimeShift
  • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

20th of November 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v2.01]
To view the changes, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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20th of November 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles
  • Rock Band

29th of November 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Pain

December

4th of December 2007
Sony announce that they have discontinued the 20GB PS3 model.

5th of December 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • The Golden Compass

6th of December 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • PixelJunk Monsters
  • High Velocity Bowling

7th of December 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • SingStar

8th of December 2007
[PS3 Hacks – Homebrew/Exploit]
ps2dev.org, release a method that gives limited access to the RSX in Linux, making for better 2D graphics and slightly better 3D graphics.

10th of December 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • BlackSite: Area 51

11th of December 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • NCAA March Madness 08
  • The Orange Box
  • Unreal Tournament 3

13th of December 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

17th of December 2007
[Game Release – Blu Ray]

  • MX vs. ATV: Untamed

18th of December 2007
[Official Firmware Release – v2.10]
This is quite a big update and blocks the method that gives limited access to the RSX in Linux, to view the changes, click the “Show” button to view inside the spoiler:

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20th of December 2007
[Game Release – PSN]

  • Snakeball

27th of December 2007
Copper Innovations Group LLC file a lawsuit against Sony for patent infringement, because of the technology used in the PS3’s Sixaxis

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