Articles tagged with: firmware
The PS3 can now play 3D Blu-ray movies. The additional features in this update aren’t too shabby either.
We’ve known for quite some time that a firmware update containing 3D support was coming, we just didn’t have an exact date as to when it was happening. Now, thanks to the PlayStation Blog, we do. Come inside to see when.
Best update ever?
Having difficulty deciding on what new game to buy on the PSN Store? Fret no more because by the end of July, you’ll be able to look at personalized recommendations for games and videos on the PlayStation Store.
PlayStation Plus, Sony’s upcoming PSN subscription service, is coming tomorrow June 29th and with it comes a new firmware update as well. No, cross game voice chat isn’t on the list of what’s included in 3.40 but there are a few surprises.
A new firmware is now available. And no, you won’t be losing any features this time around.
Today Sony have written an in-depth response the the anger expressed by some Linux fans who have been happily enjoying taking advantage of the ‘Other OS’ feature in the past.
The firmware update that removes the Other OS feature is now available. Yay…
Sony are expected to release its firmware update in June that will enable the PS3 to run 3D games. The timing is set to coincide with the launch of Sony’s first range of 3D tvs, with the first being released in Japan on June 10 with plans to distribute to the rest of the world at about the same time.
Sony see success in the 3D market as key to dominating the flat tv market. A large proportion of early adopters to the 3D market are expected to be gamers, so Sony with the PlayStation platform, has an advantage on its competitors Samsung and LG.
You know those firmware updates which seem like they never do anything? Well apparently they bring about astonishingly good benefits for developers. Indeed, recent updates managed to cut down the operating system’s memory footprint enough to free up 70MB of RAM for developers to use.
The PS3 is fitted with 512MB of RAM so if our maths are correct, that is a whopping 13.67% that Sony has freed up for developers to play with.
It’s always nice to be given the option, but, truth be told, we’re not entirely sure why the recent PlayStation 3 firmware update (3.15) wasn’t obligatory.
Either way, you can’t escape 3.15 anymore as it’s now mandatory.
Firmware 3.15 is now available to download.
It seems like only yesterday when we were updating to firmware 3.10 (well, for some of us, it actually was) but it looks like Sony have more *ahem* wares for us with James Thorpe popping up on the official EU blog with news of a 3.15 system update.
First things first: it’s optional.
Second things second: it adds the following to your PS3.
Has your PS3 ever frozen randomly? Sony wants to know about it. Thanks to firmware 3.10, Sony now allows users to send an error report after an improper shutdown.
So the latest PlayStation 3 firmware launched today entitled 3.10 and so we thought we would tell you what we think.
The biggest new addition in this firmware is Facebook integration. We’ll be honest straight away and say that it isn’t that much of a major deal.
We’ve already documented what’s in the new 3.10 firmware update.
Better Photo Album layout, a repentant re-look at the butchery Sony performed on your Friends list back in 3.00 and, oh you know, that stalker tool everyone seems so attached to.
But when is it all going to happen we hear you ask.
It was confirmed a while ago that Facebook would indeed be making its way into the XMB via the next firmware update and now we have the video to prove it.
The preview given by the folks over on the PlayStation.Blog showcases some of the things you can do with Facebook from your PS3 as well as some tweaks to your photo album and more importantly, your friends list.
We held off until someone (somewhere) gave the knowing nod, and it looks like a source close to Sony has finally buckled and told Eurogamer that, yes indeedy, Facebook is coming to the PS3.
The users of the PlayStation Network have voiced their opinion and Sony has replied. Based on the feedback from Firmware 3.0, Sony has decided to put a Q&A up on the European PlayStation Blog.
What Firmware 3.0 functionality would you like to see made optional?