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The latest PS3 firmware update is live, expanding formerly Plus-restricted auto-download features to all PSN users. With this update, you don't need a Plus subscription to toggle on automatic downloads of firmware updates or store purchases. 4.50 firmware also adds the ability to transfer data b...

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The PS3 firmware fix for update 4.45 is available now. The 4.45 update released last week left some systems unusable, but Sony today outlined how users can restore functionality. The three-step process involves downloading the newly released 4.46 update to storage media or a USB device, activati...

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Earlier this week, PlayStation 3 users began reporting that the most recent firmware update, 4.45, was rendering consoles unusable. Sony has now announced that a fix for the malfunctioning firmware will be released on Thursday, June 27. A post on the US PlayStation 3 support forum reads: We have i...

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Just a quick heads-up the PS3's rolling out an apparently petite firmware update today. According to Sony, the 4.4.1 update, which we've just downloaded, improves that age-old matter of system stability. We did think our PS3 was looking a bit unhinged this morning....

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A PS3 firmware update rolled out this morning, very much out of the blue. It's maybe not surprising, then, the update is apparently minor, at least based on PS Japan's synopsis. According to that, the 4.40 firmware's main features are improvements to system stability, and updates relating to the So...

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Yesterday a new, PSN-enabled custom firmware for hacked PlayStation 3 consoles launched, compatible with the official firmware 4.25 release. This type of hack isn't new, and previously Sony has been able to update its firmware to sufficiently quell the hackers' reach. Following the custom firmware ...

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Sony will be rolling out a new PlayStation 3 firmware update tomorrow, October 23. Update 4.30 only brings a couple of changes. First, the Trophies section (for some reason) is moving from the games section of the XMB to the PSN section. Furthermore, Trophies earned on your PlayStation Vita will no...

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Sony's third-generation console is primed for new firmware, set to arrive later today and looking to be an audio-centric refresh. Version 4.20 improves support for Sony's PlayStation 3 Wireless Stereo Headset, which had some troubles with the last update. You can now turn off the option to hear you...

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Remember those color problems experienced by some Xbox 360 users after last year's dashboard update? Microsoft appears to have fixed the issue in its latest system update, although it will take time for the fix to roll out across the associated apps -- we've been told this will happen over the next...

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We hope you're ready for improved system stability "during use of PS3 format software and network services," because that's what the just-announced PS3 firmware 3.66 is bringing -- and evidently nothing else of note -- likely any time now. PSN director Eric Lempel writes on the PlayStation Blog t...

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Mourn no more PS3 owners: what Sony hath taken away, the hacker community has given right back. The team at Gitbrew.org have returned Linux to the Cell-based gaming console with OtherOS++, which boasts a number of benefits over Sony's official stab at supporting other operating systems. For one, Lin...

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