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A PlayStation 4 firmware update will be released in Europe via the PlayStation Blog on Thursday, giving early adopters the chance to bypass a sizable download and any potential PSN service hiccups when the console launches on November 29. PlayStation Europe community manager Chris Owen revealed th...

November 25th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Much like the PS4, prospective Xbox One owners can download the system's day-one update early to a USB stick. The process is listed on Microsoft's support page as an "emergency offline update" procedure, and boils down to a few simple steps. Those looking to update their systems offline will need...

November 20th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're getting a PS4 this Friday, here's a handy tip: Copy the necessary version 1.5 firmware update onto a USB stick and install it on your console that way. It's probably not the best idea to try and access Sony's servers while swarms of other people are trying to do the same thing on launch d...

November 13th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The latest firmware update for the 3DS is available, bringing new StreetPass functionality along with it. 3DS owners with firmware version 6.2.0-xU or higher will now be able to access StreetPass data from other users that previously passed by Nintendo Zone locations. Nintendo Zone locales now tem...

August 6th 2013 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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The latest 3DS system firmware update (ver. 2.0.0-2U) adds the ability to backup saved game data onto the handheld's SD card, which is good news for people with cramped cards and/or hoarding sensibilities. This allows players to delete games or applications without removing their progress/work in s...

June 20th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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3DS firmware update v6.0.0-11 should satiate the needs of those who have collected every single StreetPass puzzle piece and beaten StreetPass Quest twice (or more). The update, only available in Europe at the time of writing, adds four purchasable Mii Plaza games in addition to the original two. Th...

June 18th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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PS Vita owners will find a new firmware update awaiting them tonight, rolling over the system to version 2.1. Chief among changes is the ability to add and drop shortcuts into folders, for obsessed organizers looking to clear the clutter on their home screen. Your customized layout can then be save...

April 9th 2013 at 8:50pm 0 Comments
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The next time you open up the 3DS eShop, you'll be prompted to update your system hardware, to version 5.0.0-11U. While not a drastic change in the 3DS user experience, this firmware does offer a few tweaks that sound useful.For example, you won't have to exit the eShop anymore for "Download Later"...

March 26th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Relive the thrill of Wii U's day one firmware update today! A new firmware update is available now. "Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience," Nintendo notes.Start downloading it now. "The new system update may take...

December 4th 2012 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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We'll get this out of the way first: Do not unplug or turn off any console when it is performing a firmware update.Unplugging the Wii U during the day-one firmware update might brick the console for good, LA Times film and video game industry journalist Ben Fritz reports on Twitter. Fritz says he u...

November 19th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments