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If you haven't been selecting "System Update" from your XMB every few minutes this evening like we have, now's the time to do so. Sony has released PlayStation 3 firmware 3.00, which tweaks several long-time features (no more battery meter blocking the clock!), adds the What's New section (above)...

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"What's New" isn't really that new at all. In a conversation with Joystiq, SCEA network director Eric Lempel revealed that the feature has been in development for quite a long time, before Microsoft first revealed the NXE last year. According to Lempel, Sony "didn't want to do a big update," akin t...

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As many of you predicted, Sony has announced a brand new firmware update for PS3. The big three point zero. Firmware 3.00 will offer support for animated XMB themes and a "What's New" section. At GamesCom, SCEE presented a theme with an animated Sackboy running on a globe. The redesigned XMB makes ...

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It's deja vu time. Another firmware update which seemingly does nothing. Firmware 2.80 has, according to PlayStation Network's Eric Lempel, a single feature. "The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 format software has been improved." Of course, it's bound to do something, so the first person t...

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Congratulations: your PS3 is about to receive another firmware update. Sony has just announced the details for firmware 2.70, which includes in-game text chat for up to 16 people at a time. Check out the video after the break to see how it works. Additionally, you can now sort friends in your frien...

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Connoisseurs of incremental system updates, to your PS3s! Sony has officially let slip version 2.60 of the PS3 firmware, the details of which we reported earlier today. The update servers are being hammered as of this writing, what with the inability to go online with your PS3 unless it's running ...

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If you've been pining for new ways to harness the Cell processor to achieve Maximum Photo Viewing Awesomeness™, the incoming PlayStation 3 firmware update (version 2.60) will satiate your wanton cravings with the aptly titled Photo Gallery. Joking aside, we're impressed by the sheer number of...

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Chances are your Thanksgiving holiday (or plain old half-week) was not spent obsessively refreshing your PlayStation 3's "System Update." Chances are your spirit did not diminish with each passing day that firmware v2.53 was not released. Chances are you forgot all about it. We happily report that ...

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The UK's semi-official PlayStation blog, ThreeSpeech, has published a Sony Computer Entertainment Europe press release on PS3 firmware 2.5 and PSP firmware 5.0, which includes the line: "Both system software updates will be released on 15th October." Hey, that's ... tomorrow! The Oct. 15 date is al...

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Sony today announced the specifics of its forthcoming PS3 and PSP system updates, which will introduce a number of convenience features on the console front and (most notably) the PS Store on its handheld platform. We got an early look at what you can expect from the new firmware, which, although ...

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Xbox 360 owners can keep their biannual complete overhaul of the dashboard and all its features, PS3 owners are getting their consoles spruced up every couple of weeks it seems. Why just this morning there was a brand new version of the console's firmware that made its way online. What new feature...

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After issues were reported with the PlayStation 3's 2.40 firmware update, it appears the update has been completely pulled from the Network. This blogger had not updated yet and, when attempting to, was told the latest version was already installed. A tipster reported the same thing. We've contact...

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Right now, you're probably at work, reading this at your cubicle, wondering how exactly your two college degrees and years of hard work and ambition got you to where you are now. Meanwhile, our pals at PS3 Fanboy are at home, probably in their underwear, futzing around with PS3 firmware 2.40, high...

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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...

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Sony broke out its short list of Trophy system inductees today. Not surprisingly, the first confirmed titles to gain Trophy support are all first-party games. What kinda coup is this? BUZZ! Quiz TV LittleBigPlanet MotorStorm Pacific Rift NBA 09 PAIN** PixelJunk Eden Resistance 2 SO...

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User profile - click to enlarge After all of the build-up, you'd think there would be a collective round of high-fives in the PS3 camp now that the next evolution of the system's functionality is official. While it's true that some of the features being introduced in firmware 2.40 are welcome enh...

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Following months of rumors, speculation, and – most of all – waiting, Sony has officially unveiled version 2.40 of the PlayStation 3's operating system and XrossMediaBar (XMB) interface. Joystiq got a look at it in action last week and can finally unzip our lips about what we saw. In a...

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We still don't know when we'll get our dual-shocked mitts on PS3 firmware 2.40, but, if a recent post from CVG is to be believed, we now know what you'll be able to do through the sexy new in-game XMB. The features, which they say came from a super-secret inside source, include: View, send, re...

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That was fast. Just a matter of hours after mentioning it on its official blog, SCEA has flipped the switch and gone live with v2.36 of the PlayStation 3 firmware. According to the release notes, this revision merely introduces some stability fixes for certain PS1 titles. The real biggie everyone...

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