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Microsoft announced the Xbox One's next major update is available starting today, and rolling out globally across the week. This morning we were able to download the 296MB update, which adds external storage support, automatic sign-ins upon booting, real name options for friends, and the live TV fe...

June 4th 2014 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Microsoft offered a few more details on upcoming updates for Xbox One in the form of three new features that testers can preview. First, firmware updates for the Xbox One controller and headset adapter will improve wireless connectivity and are expected to reduce static heard over the headset. Micr...

April 8th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Sony released the latest PlayStation 4 system update this morning, and apparently it's a rather minor one. Habitual followers of the firmware scene will be au fait with the words "system software stability," which the 1.52 firmware is said to improve. We'll be looking see if there's any more to it...

December 11th 2013 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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3DS owners can finally doodle sweet nothings on Nintendo's Miiverse network, thanks to a system update that went live after maintenance yesterday. As detailed in last month's Nintendo Direct, the update also lets users tie a Nintendo Network ID to their 3DS systems, meaning they can register their...

December 10th 2013 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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Wii U firmware 3.1.0 U is out now, adding some improvements to the system's standby mode. Nintendo also noted a system update with "further additions to system functionality" is planned for between late September and early October - it's unclear if this is the second major update referred to earlie...

July 11th 2013 at 10:30am 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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Nintendo released what looks like a minor system update for the Wii U this week, and it's available to download now. Going by the patch notes, 3.0.1 U offers "further improvements to overall system stability and software compatibility." We've downloaded the update and can't see any obvious changes...

May 22nd 2013 at 3:00am 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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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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"Please wait." That's our impression of the Wii U's user interface, and what you have to do to improve it. Speaking with Time, Shigeru Miyamoto said that "We think that by this summer, the system is going to be very much improved over how it's performing currently." He noted that interactions betwe...

March 8th 2013 at 12:45pm 0 Comments