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PS3 Firmware 3.50 Adds 3D Blu-ray Movie Support September 21

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201w ago - Update: According to [Register or Login to view links], Sony's [Register or Login to view links] reveals the additional PS3 Firmware 3.50 features as follows, to quote:

"Facebook connectivity will increase and will allow users (at least from what we can gather from the translation) to post what game they're playing on the social networking site.

Moreover, you can now report messages from the XMB which will be a much-welcomed feature for those of you who recieved spam over PSN."

Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] now lists the rest, as follows:

• Support for Blu-ray 3D
• 'Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity' - New icon [Music]. Although this service is not yet available, the icon will be shown in this section.
• Control 'Direct Pointer' in the browser via PlayStation Move.
• PlayStation Plus User Interface in the PlayStation Store updated.
• 3D Display to warn of 3D content.
• Calibration of PlayStation Move motion control will be possible the menu [Game]
• Reports about users may...
 

Sony Shares Why to Pre-Order God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP

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201w ago - SCEA's Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has shared six reasons today on why to pre-order God of War: Ghost of Sparta for PSP.

To quote: Have you pre-ordered your copy of God of War: Ghost of Sparta yet? What about the limited Black and Red Two-Toned PSP Entertainment Pack? Need a little more convincing?

Starting this week, we are introducing a 'Six Reasons to pre-order God of War: Ghost of Sparta' segment through the PlayStation.Blog, where we give our Spartan Army members an in-depth look at each of the exclusive pre-order items from the ultimate bundle.

Each update will include a behind-the-scenes look at the process of development for the selected item, and also audio / video visuals for reference. Want a see what the PS3 Dynamic Theme is all about? Highlights from God of War Live? You wouldn't want to miss this!

In no particular order, here's the six pre-order exclusive items that will be featured:

• Kratos PSN Avatar
• Original Soundtrack
• Legionnaire Skin
• PSP Theme
• God of War Live (Creative Directors Documentary)
• PS3 Dynamic Theme

Leading the charge this week is the exclusive Kratos PSN Avatar!

Name of the artwork, as originally created by the...
 

PS3 SDK 1.92 Leaked, Guides Now Available on How to Set It Up

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201w ago - It's been several years since the last PlayStation 3 SDK leak, and today the PS3 SDK version 1.92 has leaked publicly with some guides already available on how to set it up for budding developers to begin creating some fresh PS3 homebrew to use with the recent PS3 JailBreak exploit.

A few weeks ago Sony's PS3 Blu-ray and Service Manuals were leaked, and today the full PS3 v1.92 SDK is available which includes the required compiler and toolchain for those who do not wish to wait for development of the Open Source PS3 Toolchain to be completed.

Those interested in jumping in can check out This...
 

Sony Files Patent for Adapter to Make PS3 Backwards Compatible

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201w ago - According to Siliconera.com (linked above), Sony Japan has officially filed a [Register or Login to view links] for an adapter to make PS3 backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 titles.

To quote on the PS2 to PS3 adapter patent: "Japanese [Register or Login to view links] are buzzing about a patent filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan for a new generation to previous generation console adapter.

We checked the Japanese Patent database to verify and a patent indeed exists.

A schematic of the proposed adapter (200) shows the device has its own processor, a DVD decoder/emulator, sound processor, and graphic processor."
 

Sony Blocks PS3 Proxy Methods, PS3 Firmware 3.42 Issues Arise

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202w ago - A few days ago Sony released PS3 Firmware 3.42 which plugged the PS3 JailBreak exploit, and today they have blocked PlayStation 3 proxy connection methods amid reports of 3.42 update issues.

As of today, to connect to PSN and use your PS3 online users are required to update to Firmware version 3.42 rendering the PS3 Firmware Bypass and DNS methods useless.

Additionally, garyopa reports via [Register or Login to view links] that some users who updated to PS3 Firmware 3.42 are now experiencing various issues, to quote:

"There is numerous reports of 'Sound Problems,' they seem to be the biggest problem, with sound cutting in and out. Also reports of games like COD:MW2, Battlefield 2: Bad Company, Madden 2011 in crashing or not even loading at times.

Of course with every new firmware update, there is the series of reports of 'bricks,' the PS3 just looping, or frozen forever after the update."
 
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