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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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Firmware 2.40 Latest

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Custom soundtracks confirmed for PS3 Firmware 2.40: all games supported?

    PSN chief Eric Lempel said in today’s Firmware 2.40 video walkthrough that custom soundtracks will be supported, and alluded to the fact that all games would support the feature. Up until now no-one was sure whether the feature would be limited to specific titles, but Lempel made no mention of this in his demonstration with […]

  • Rumour: Official Firmware 2.40 screens and walkthrough next week

    According to this NeoGaf post, Sony will release first official screens of PSN Trophies, profiles and in-game XMB next Monday. The post also says that a video walkthrough of new PSN features it to be released on the same day. Behind the scenes chatter in the past day has all pointed to official activity surrounding […]

  • Rumour: More PS3 gamer profile images posted

    PS3F’s posted up more gamer profile pics from the supposed upcoming changes to the PlayStation Network. These follow screens of what were apparently Trophy-related pages. None of this has been verified yet, but those look as though they could easily be real. Take a look.

  • CVG scoops Firmware 2.4 feature list

    Here. There’s speculation there that the update’s going to be released over E3. This is what you’re going to get access to in-game: Friend category View, send, receive messages Manage downloads Set the vibration feature of the controller Sign in to PlayStation Network Register friends Manage Bluetooth devices Terminate the game Music category Use the […]

  • Rumour: Custom soundtracks for PS3 Firmware 2.4?

    PlaystationJournal is reporting that custom XMB music may be included in the upcoming PS3 2.40 Firmware update. The talk’s emerged following Criterion listing, “Support for Custom Soundtracks on PlayStation 3″ as a feature of one of its upcoming Burnout Paradise updates. “This could mean a couple of things,” said the site. “Either each game will […]

  • PSN to experience downtime today

    The Playstation Network will be offline today for “scheduled maintenance,” according to Sony. The service goes offline at 8.00 am and back online at 2.00 pm PST. During the downtime, users will not be able to access Playstation Store or play a game online. Whether this actually is for “maintenance” or has something to do […]

  • PS3 Trophy screens leaked?

    On PS3F. There are a few screens through there showing what appears to be some kind of tiered Trophy system, supposedly the PS3 Trophy thingum from Firmware 2.4. There’s quite a lot of information through there, sent in from an anonymous source. Read into it what you will.

  • Sony officially confirms in-game XMB and Trophies for Firmware 2.40

    Sony’s admitted that the upcoming PS3 Firmware 2.40 will contain in-game XMB, talking on its US blog. “We’re… happy to officially report that the 2.40 system software update for PS3 will include ‘XMB’ access in-game,” said PSN operations director Eric Lempel. “The update will also include ‘trophies,’ an exciting new feature that we’ll be providing […]

  • Rumour: Firmware 2.40 to release in June

    PSU’s running a quote from an unnamed source saying that PS3 Firmware 2.40 – the software update rumoured to hold in-game XMB and user-soundtrack functionality – will release in June. “The SDK 2.40 will be available to dev. late in June. The actual Firmware 2.40 might see the light of day a lot sooner (my […]

  • PS3 Firmware 2.40 – In-game XMB, user-music and Trophies will not work with all PS3 titles

    Videogaming247 has learnt that the upcoming in-game XMB – heavily rumoured to be included in PS3′s Firmware 2.40 – may not work with all PS3 titles, and that user-music and Trophies functionality is only being included as an option for Sony developers from this point on. By point: Sony’s currently going through PS3′s library to […]