9h ago - Following up on PS3 Firmware 4.41, today Sony has released PS3 System Software update 4.45 followed by reports of mass-bricking so currently it is advised NOT to install it.
Beware as it is causing a lot of consoles (mine included) to brick! There seems to be a glitch (pictured below) with a lot of users updating to that firmware and getting freezes after restarting. For those curious, the new update is supposed to allow users to 'opt-out' of the pop-up messages that you earned a trophy while playing a game.
Some reports indicate that this primarily affects those with 500+ GB hard drives, however, it is advised not to update to 4.45 until Sony remedies the issue. Currently they have rolled back to Firmware 4.41 meaning when you boot up your PS3 you will no longer be prompted to download the 4.45 update.
From Sony's Twitter on the PS3 Firmware 4.45 changes: "PS3 system software update 4.45 coming soon, Trophy notification options and improved system...
9h ago - Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe has unveiled the July 2013 PlayStation Plus content updates today, as follows:
Hi everyone! It's time to update you on all the new PlayStation Plus content coming your way in July.
As usual, there are three new PS3 games and two PS Vita titles to enjoy, as well as great titles such as Demon's Souls and ICO and Shadow of the Colossus that are already available.
New PlayStation 3 games
I am very excited to announce that next month's hero title will be the exceptional Battlefield 3, arriving on the service on 3rd July.
Built by the extremely talented team at DICE studios, Battlefield 3 is an FPS masterpiece from start to finish, taking full advantage of the Frostbite 2 game engine to deliver a superior visual experience.
Moving on to your next PS3 offering... I know that a lot of you have been waiting a while for this one, so I am happy to announce that we will be bringing Payday:...
9h ago - Following up on his previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer Haider.Kiara has made available a demo installation video of what he calls Haider ENG2AR v1.02 PS3 CFW for 4.41 which adds Arabic language support to the PS3 system.
19h ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PS3 and PSN Game Store updates below, as follows:
Dungeons & Dragons Chronicles of Mystara HD ($14.99)
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara combines two timeless D&D arcade classics -Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara- into one definitive package. Battle through a rich fantasy universe with a host of new features, including HD visuals, drop-in/drop-out 4 player online co-op, customizable House Rules, leaderboards, and a trove of extras.
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard ($9.99)
Get ready for a fictional account of the world's most popular video game hero... of the 1980s. Matt Hazard is coming out of retirement and making his next-gen 'comeback' against all his old enemies in a hilarious parody of the last 25 years of action games.
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams ($14.99)
Morph at will between two dynamically different dream worlds in this fast-paced hardcore platformer! Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams combines punchy graphics and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming.
Using simple controls you manipulate wind, rain, lightning, snow and bubbles to solve puzzles at your own pace, interacting...
19h ago - Sony Director of Emerging Platforms Chris Mahoney announced that PlayStation Mobile was in full force at E3 this year.
To quote: This year we had some fun and exciting PlayStation Mobile games at our E3 booth in Los Angeles, as well as in the virtual booth within PlayStation Home on your PlayStation 3.
Also, we have been listening to our PlayStation Mobile community and we are pleased to say that your DualShock 3 can now be used to play some of your favorite PlayStation Mobile games on select PlayStation Certified devices.
In fact, Haunt the House: Terrortown and Switch Galaxy were both playable with a DualShock 3 in our booth at E3. We are updating our device list with a small controller icon to show you which devices are compatible with the DualShock 3.
The PlayStation Mobile games at E3 this year were some of our best and most recent titles. If you want to download any of the eight games that are available now, you can easily find them in the PlayStation Mobile section of PlayStation Store on PlayStation Vita.
Owners of PlayStation Certified devices such as the Sony Mobile Communications' Xperia Z smartphone can download them through the PlayStation Store, which is part of the PlayStation...