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Hirai: Firmware 2.40 retraction “shouldn’t have happened”

Speaking to Edge, PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai said that issuing PS3 Firmware 2.40 with a fault then pulling it back in for fixing is something the Sony should have avoided. We kind of worked that one out by ourselves, to be honest. “My personal reaction is that shouldn’t have happened,” he said. “I made sure […]

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Firmware 2.40 headlines

  • We're still working on 2.40, says SCEA

    Speaking to Loot-Ninja, SCEA’s Jeff Rubenstein has confirmed that work is still ongoing on Firmware 2.40. “We’re still examining the cause of the problem,” he said. “We’ll announce as soon as we are ready to resume the system version update.” Firmware 2.40, the PS3 software that adds in-game XMB and various other anticipated features to […]

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  • 2K and Insomniac add themselves to the no trophies list

    Insomniac and 2K have added themselves to the list of developers shy on adding retroactive Trophy support, saying that neither Ratchet and Clank: ToD and Resistance: FoM will be getting patches. Earlier today, Infinity Ward said that there would be no Trophies for CoD4. Thanks PS3F. By Mike Bowden

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  • SCEE: Super Stardust HD Team Expansion patch removed as part of 2.40 pull

    SCEE just told us that the Super Stardust HD Team Expansion is still available for download from its servers, but you won’t be able to access any Trophy functionality unless you’ve already installed Firmware 2.40. “SuperStardust HD and the Expansion Pack are still on the store and available for download,” a rep told VG247. “However […]

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  • SCEE on 2.40: "We'll keep you updated as to when we expect the firmware to go back up"

    SCEE’s responded to a comment request on the status of the now-pulled Firmware 2.40 update by saying that it has nothing to add to the statement already made by SCEA’s Patrick Seybold on the US PS blog. “We’ll keep you updated as to when we expect the firmware to go back up,” a UK rep […]

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  • SCEA confirms Firmware 2.40 status - it's down, but SCEA working "diligently" on problem

    Update: SCEE’s made a statement here. SCEA comms man Patrick Seybold has confirmed on the US PS blog that PS3 Firmware 2.40 has been removed from the company’s servers after receiving a “low volume” of complaints regarding installation. The complaint being that the update “bricked” people’s consoles. “As has been reported on many gaming blogs […]

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  • Sony pulls Firmware 2.40

    “Whoops.” According to various reports, Sony’s removed Firmware 2.40 from its servers following mass reports of system lock-ups. Several threads on the US PlayStation boards came to light earlier today saying the software was causing PS3s to simply stop working. The firm said it was investigating the complaints earlier this evening and has now removed […]

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  • PS3 owners complain of Firmware 2.40 freezes

    A bevy of threads has popped up on the US PlayStation boards showing Firmware 2.40 is causing what appears to be a slew of lock-ups. Look here, here and here. This thread on Eurogamer also complains of the same thing: after installing the update, some are experiencing an irrecoverable freeze at the “waves” part of […]

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  • Firmware 2.40 contains PS Store revamp

    According to this PS3F post, the now-released PS3 Firmware 2.40 contains some new PS Store features. The shop now runs far smoother than it did previously, apparently, and also now includes a new viewing mode. More through the link.

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  • Sony takes a jab at Xbox Live’s new delisting policy

    In an interview with Next-Gen, Sony ‘s Eric Lempel found time to criticise Microsoft’s newly-formed policy of dropping old and unpopular Xbox Live Arcade titles. “While naturally we only want to keep quality titles on the network we do have room for a lot of them,” he noted. “I think if I look over at […]

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  • PS3 Firmware 2.40 released

    Sony’s released Firmware 2.40 for PlayStation 3, as promised. As you know unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, the update adds in-game XMB, Trophies, Google search, custom soundtracks and a bunch of other stuff to the machine. Get it now.

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  • Buzz! Quiz TV first Blu-ray PS3 game to support Trophies and Firmware 2.40

    Sony’s confirmed that Buzz! Quiz TV will be the first released Blu-ray PS3 game to support Trophies. The game hits retail on Friday, and was included on the list of titles showing Trophy support put out by SCEE yesterday. Firmware 2.40 will release worldwide tomorrow. A Sony rep just confirmed on the phone that the […]

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  • Firmware 2.40: Is Playstation 3 finally the finished product?

    After around 19 months since its launch in Japan, tomorrow will see the release of PlayStation 3′s Firmware 2.40. The update’s a major software upgrade adding many features the community’s been demanding for years. So. Can we finally consider the PlayStation 3 to be the finished article?

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  • Sony releases PS3 Firmware 2.40 FAQ

    It’s here. The piece is Eric Lempel, Sony’s PSN boss, answering questions on tomorrow’s Firmware 2.40 launch, including topics on voice chat, web browsing, Trophies and a heap of stuff on in-game XMB. Must-read.

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  • Official PS3 Trophy screens released

    On Joystiq. Just for completion’s sake, really. Three of these popped up this morning and had previously been seen on PS3F.

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  • Confirmed: Firmware 2.40 for July 2 release

    Just got this from Sony: “I’m pleased to announce Firmware 2.40 will be released Wednesday 2nd July.” The following games are now confirmed to include Trophy support: BUZZ! Quiz TV LittleBigPlanet MotorStorm Pacific Rift NBA 09 – PS3 PAIN PixelJunk Eden Resistance 2 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Warhawk Press release after the link.

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  • Second, Trophy-showing Firmware 2.40 movie released by Sony

    Sony’s just put out the second part of its Firmware 2.40 walkthrough, showing the update’s Trophy system. Get it after the link. The first part of this movie was released earlier today, showing how in-game XMB, custom soundtracks and Google search will all work on PS3 after the software’s released. Looks good, innit?

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  • Rumour: PS3 Trophy system revealed at 1pm today

    According to this SixthAxis post, the second PS3 Firmware 2.40 video will be released by Sony at 1pm BST today. The first part, put out this morning, showed in-game XMB, custom soundtracks and Google search in action.

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  • Sony releases official Trophy shots

    They’re on this Czech PlayStation site and clearly show that the previous PS3F shots were genuine. Expect more of these later today.

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  • Google search bar confirmed for PS3 Firmware 2.40

    PSN boss Eric Lempel said in today’s PS3 Firmware 2.40 video walkthrough that the update would include the Google Search Bar. “We’ve addeed one more feature that we’ll talk about today,” said Lempel. “This is something we did a few weeks ago on the PSP, with Firmware 4.0, and that’s the addition of a Google […]

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