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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 bet...

October 2nd 2013 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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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, activating...

June 27th 2013 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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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...

June 21st 2013 at 12:02pm 0 Comments
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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.

April 25th 2013 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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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 Son...

March 21st 2013 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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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...

October 23rd 2012 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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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...

October 22nd 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

June 26th 2012 at 6:31am 0 Comments