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Here's another minor update to look out for soon -- though unless you find yourself having problems, you probably can go without this one. Firmware v5.02 doesn't do much except the fact that it "improves system software stability during use of some features, including the PlayStation Store." Accord...

November 18th 2008 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Surely most of you have downloaded firmware version 2.40 and have been avidly collecting trophies on Super Stardust HD like us. But why did it take so long to get this stuff? Why are some things still missing? Eric Lempel spoke with Next-Gen on just that and we'll summarize the answers to those ques...

July 2nd 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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With the help of PSN director of operations, Eric Lampel, PlayStation.Blog has compiled a Firmware v2.40 FAQ, answering many of our most common questions. In most cases, with "No." Voice messaging? No. In-game web browsing? Negative. In-game display settings? Nope. In-game shopping? Uh-uh. In-game...

July 1st 2008 at 9:50am 0 Comments

See the guy in the video above? That's Eric Lempel and he's about to show off the number one requested feature for the PlayStation 3; in-game XMB. This feature is only half of what we can expect in firmware 2.40, which is due out "soon." Watch as Eric effortlessly receives and responds to messages...

June 30th 2008 at 3:06am 0 Comments
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In a recent interview with Next-Gen.biz, Eric Lempel - Director of PlayStation Network Operations - gives a few hints regarding the expansion of the PlayStation Network this year. A lot of the things he discusses specifically we've already heard about, but it's the stuff he doesn't say which intrigu...

January 11th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Eric Lempel, director of operations for the PSN, answered questions about the Network. Here's what he had to say. As we've heard before, in-game messaging and other XMB features are on the way, though no timeline has been announced officially. The developers, not Sony, are in charge of whether or no...

December 14th 2007 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Faster and fewer -- that's apparently Sony's plan for 2008 regarding firmware updates. In an interview with MTV Multiplayer, SCEA's Eric Lempel talked a bit about the old firmware strategy and outlined what we can expect in 2008. He said that "We're trying to certainly cut down on the amount of time...

December 7th 2007 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The launch of the PSP Store was quite muted, catching even the writers of PSP Fanboy off-guard. The PC-compatible Store allows PSP fans to download demos, themes and full games onto their system -- but why the stealthy launch? As of now, only the most hardcore PSP fans (that read sites like ours) k...

December 4th 2007 at 11:30am 0 Comments