Archive for category Firmware Updates
So what’s new with the latest update? Well, it’s nothing big, except for the usual system stability improvements and such. Maybe, we’ll see some secret goodies thrown in!
“A new PS3 system software update, v3.66, will be released soon,” says SCEA’s Eric Lempel, director of PlayStation Network operations, in a post over at the official PlayStation Blog. “With this minor update, system stability during use of PS3 format software and network services has been improved.”
Source: [US PlayStation Blog]
Sony has quietly released a new firmware update for the PS3 last night in version 3.56. This is an optional update, as it only improves the operating stability of some PS3 software (I would say LA Noire) and changes SaveData Utility (minis) to [SaveData Utility(minis/PSP)]. No word on if it did anything other than that.
Users who had a PSN account before the attacks on April 20th, 2011, will be elgible for the Welcome Back rewards.
PS3 owners can download two of the following games for free:
- Dead Nation
- Little Big Planet
- Super Stardust HD
- Wipeout HD + Fury
Very important news after the jump!!!
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As you know, the new firmware for the PS3, v3.60, released very early this morning, with the biggest feature being the game save cloud for PlayStation Plus members, but, apparently, that wasn’t the only big change in the firmware.
The hacking community is abuzz now with word that there has been some major security fixes in the update; namely the “metldr” key, the key that made the hacking possible in the first place, (as well as a few other loaders) has been bypassed, and thus, Sony’s console is secure once more, at least, theoretically. How long before this gets hacked, now?
Veering slightly away from the topic at hand, another feature that has been included in the update, according to engadget, is the ability to have your controller shut off at specific intervals of inactivity. I think that could be useful and possibly help save battery life for some people, but it’s definitely not a huge feature.
You will have 150MB of storage available, for up to 1000 saves (including copy-prohibited save data). The feature will require firmware update v3.60, which also releases tomorrow, and Sony has promised that many future titles will allow you to bypass your HDD and save directly to the PSN instead.
This is very awesome and will likely drive subscriptions up pretty fast. Read the Press Release, which explains how to back up a save; as well as a few other details.
PLAYSTATION®NETWORK BRINGS ONLINE STORAGE FOR GAME SAVES EXCLUSIVELY TO PLAYSTATION®PLUS SUBSCRIBERS
March 9, 2011 – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced that online storage for game saves will be available exclusively to PlayStation®Plus subscribers, allowing gamers to back up their save data to the cloud. Online storage for game saves will be available with system software update (v3.60) for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system, coming on March 10, 2011 and will be automatically enabled for PlayStation Plus subscribers once users install the update.
With the new feature, PlayStation Plus subscribers can store up to 150MB of PS3 game save data and a maximum of 1000 data files per PlayStation®Network account. “Copy-prohibited save data” is also supported, and all previously backed-up save data may be restored once per 24-hour period. When the new feature launches, most PS3 titles will be compatible with online storage for game saves, and moving forward new titles will have the capability to offer the storage option.
Online storage for game saves ensures that data stored by PlayStation Plus subscribers is more secure than ever and is an integral feature for gamers who wish to access their data on other PS3 systems. Users can check their available/total space at any time via the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar). Users who wish to utilize the feature immediately following the system software update (v3.60), can do so with these instructions:
1. Select [Game] > [Save Data Utility].
2. Focus on the save data you wish to back up.
3. Open up the option menu using “triangle” and select [Copy].
4. Select [Online Storage] as the destination of back up.
1. Select [Game] > [Save Data Utility] > [Online Storage].
2. Focus on the save data you wish to copy.
3. Open up an option menu using “triangle” and select [Copy].
PlayStation Plus is available for a yearly fee of $49.99, and for a limited time, gamers will also receive 3 free bonus months when signing up for a one-year subscription. Gamers can also subscribe to the 3-month option for $17.99.