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PS3's Orange box gets 128MB mystery patch

As if five great games in one little box wasn't enough bang for your gaming buck, EA has just released a mysterious 128MB patch for the PS3 release of The Orange Box. That's like a whole PSN game in patches! We say "mysterious" because, well, it seems like nobody has any idea just what's included in that patch.

If you'll recall, EA took care of porting The Orange Box to the PlayStation 3 while Valve concentrated on the PC and Xbox 360 platforms; unfortunately, the PS3 release was not only delayed but it also suffered from some (perhaps exaggerated but nevertheless serious) framerate issues. While everyone is waiting for some sort of official changelog from EA, we figured we'd ask if any of you have noticed an appreciable difference following the update. Well, have you?

[Update: Official changelog from EA posted after the break, for your edification.]

  • Fixed a graphical issue whereby a player would have the explosion effect left on the end of their Rocket Launcher when attempting to Rocket Jump.
  • Fixed a memory leak to improve single player stability.
  • Fixed an issue whereby the players name would not appear on the Stats comparison screen.
  • We have fixed an issue that would cause the vote tallies to disappear when you viewed the scoreboard between rounds.
  • Fixed an online server issue.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a crash when a player that wasn't in Division 1 entered 'Your Leaderboards.'
  • Fixed an issue with players not always being added to the 'Players Met' menu on the XMB.
  • Fixed a bug where a player viewing a friend without an EA account would have an empty entry in the friend's Leaderboard.
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to connect to the EA servers if you had more than 30 friends.

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