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A new update for IRISMAN has been released by developer Aldostools. IRISMAN is a fork of Estwalds original Iris Manager and contains many new features not avaiable in Estwald's original manager. IRISMAN has progressed very nicely overtime adding many useful and much needed features to the backup manager over time. This manager continue evolves and is a true comparison and choice from deank's multiMAN and some ways offers some useful features not even found in deank's Manager. [break]d[/break]

In this small update marked as version v3.35 the developer has improved webMAN Integration in the manager by addressing a freeze issue from excessive memory usage during the creation of cache files for the webMAN (& webMAN MOD) plugin. The developer suggest if you use webMAN for ISO or NTFS drive loading you should try this new update of IRISMAN with the modded version of webMAN known as webMAN MOD. View additional details in our IRISMAN forum ..

Also note ( the developer website is still taking donations ) to help cover the very useful sites hosting, he is getting very close to his goal but could use some additional donations. If you apperciate the developer many works or the services his website provides please consider heading over to and making a small donation for the cause.


Developer _NzV_ has released a new application called PS3 Manager v0.1.1 [BETA], which is essentially a modified version of Aldostool's MAMBA+PRX Loader, where _NzV_ adds some new functions for Cobra CFW user's and also on Standard CFW's with the use of the new modified MAMBA Payload included in this release. Also included is a PC application [break]ss[/break] called PC Demo Tool + PS3Lib_Mod, that extends the features of this release even more from a PC. Get the full scoop and details of it's usage of this release below


A new update for GameSonic Manager was released with v3.45 hitting the PS3 community. In this update Orion has re-added the Universal Spoof for CFW v4.46-4.65 to spoof to 4.66. An installed to add deank's modified stage2.bin for Cobra CFW has been added. Then to round out this update an installer was added by the developer to change the background music. See all the details of this update in the changelogs provided below.



Developer KW has released the latest version of PSNpatch today with the public release of v4.66.30. In this update to the popular PlayStation 3 plugin, is a new enhanced Cobra Mode, this new mode the stealth extension are injected at run-time. This version of PSNpatch is comparable with every public 4.XX Cobra and non-Cobra Custom firmwares. Plus many optimizations and improvements "under the hood" [break]..[/break] that can be seen in the changelog provided below for this update to PSNpatch that can be used on Cobra CFW and standard CFW's with the use of PRX Loader.


Developer Aldostools continues to improve the the modded version of webMAN, that we know as webMAN MOD. This modified plugin (fork) of deank original version continues to impress and improvs with each release. In this version of the plugin for both Cobra CFW and Standard Firmwares running PRX Loader, the dev has fixed PS2 Emu [break]..[/break] Swapping, Added an IP filter, Added a new options to read PARAM.SFO from external ISO and more as seen in the v1.33.04 changelog.

Also PS3 Scene lets help support one of most enthusiastic developers and consider giving a small donation to help his website hosting. Aldostools does not need this site but he has provided it to a service for the community. We need to support this cause... 13 donations guys..


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Over at PlayStationHAX forums developer TizzyT has released a Tool called JSXviewer, this tool is not finished but can be useful to the community in it's current form. This tool will allow you to view and extract the contents of a .jsx files these are common files found in various animated Themes on the PS3.
Here is some news in the PS3 emulation front. Some of you may recall PS3 MAME 0.125 from developer Ole, Its a good MAME port for the PS3, personally prefer I MAME 0.78 (aka MAME 2003) in RetroArch but that is not to take away the from this great MAME port that ps3 developer Ole, which was lacking a nice frontend .Well now a developer over at Torgua-Cove that goes by the handle comango , created this very nice Frontend for the emulator as you can see from the pictures below this frontend adds alot to this emulator. You can see the pics below and also see the video below of the original version. As you can see this new frontend differs and does add some new eye-candy to this MAME port..

It has been awhile since we check up on Showtime Media Center, which just happens to be one of the best PS3 Homebrew Applications ever created and also one of the most updated ones as well. Developer Andreas Öman has really made one hell of an application and not only does the application improve but many new Plugins are developed for the Media Player often. Just recently developer lprot , creator of many Showtime Plugins has added two new additions. The cloud service now gets showtime support with a new plugin and the media center also see's Google Drive Support as well in the form of a plugin. Below you can see a bit of the latest updates and progress on what has truly became a masterpiece and continues to impress.


As we wait for the next official release of Team Rebug's next Custom Firmware (CFW), The team has shown they have been working on some great new advancements. As you may recall a couple of weeks ago we told you about the new PS2 Placeholder that works with both PS2 Classic's and ISO format games for NONbc Consoles. Well the Rebug Team has went a step farther and resolve the Controller sync issue with PS2_GXEMU for Semi- Backwards Compatible Consoles (Semi-BC), the developers also believe they will be able to do the same with HWEMU for Full BC consoles. [break]dd[/break] (in testing). Checkout the tweet & video below from REBUG developer Joonie as Habib was able to slay this troublesome issue that plagued PS3's since firmware update 4.50. So there you have it, in the next REBUG CFW we should see a solution for all PS3 consoles. Huge Thanks to Team Rebug, we are looking forward to your next release

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Following the recent release of Darknet 4.66 v 1.01, darkjiros has released Darknet 4.66 cex v1.02 [cobra_edition]. In this update, darkjiros has fixed the cobra mod PS2 Emu Swap problem that existed in previous versions of 4.66 Darknet Cobra CFW. [break]ddd[/break] For a more expansive list of features and tips on how to use this CFW, check out the information from darkjiros below.