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PS3 Firmware 2.16 (EUR) Update Available for Collectors!

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348w ago - Periodically Sony includes interim retail PS3 Firmware updates on PS3 game discs and console region revisions.

Examples include PS3 Firmware 1.02 (on launch title Game Discs including Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom), 1.11 (on early JAP PS3 consoles), and 1.55 (on early 60GB PS3 consoles). These never make it to actual PS3 Firmware updates via PSN, as they generally only contain a minor change/bugfix.

Today we have another one of these cases- PS3 Firmware 2.16 Update was extracted from a Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (EUR) Game Disc and uploaded to the Internet. No, it doesn't contain any 'supersecret holes' (lol) and it unpacks just like all the rest do with PS3 Update Unpacker v1 but for the collectors out there it's available below- enjoy!

Download: PS3 Firmware v2.16 (EUR) Update
 

PlayStation Store Update for March 20, 2008

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348w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store) today:

Hey, everyone. It's time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.

Game Demos (free):
Condemned 2: Bloodshot Single Player Demo
It's been a year since a ruthless serial killer terrorized the city, but once again the bodies are piling up. As renegade special agent Ethan Thomas, you are society's last defense against the darkness threatening to consume us all.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 713 MB

SEGA Superstars Tennis Demo
Smash it up with SEGA Superstars Tennis in either a Match Mode or Mini-game for one or two players. Play as either Sonic, Shadow, AiAi, or Amigo for an action-packed tennis match and then challenge a horde of zombies in the House of the Dead mini-game.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 500 MB

Add-on Game Content:
Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. Rock Band: Earache Thrashpack 01 includes all three songs. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

"Blinded by Fear" - At the Gates ($1.99) "D.O.A." - The Haunted ($1.99) "Thrasher" - Evile ($1.99) Earache Thrashpack 01 ($5.49) File sizes: 19.7 MB - 23.9 MB (singles), 64.4 MB (Track Pack).

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR...
 

PS3 Orange Box 1.10 patch released- 128MB in size!

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348w ago - EA has released a patch to fix problems with The Orange Box PS3 such as friends not appearing on lists and certain accounts not connecting to EA servers.

Update 1.10 comes in at 128 MB and is available now, but no official documentation has been released.

To quote: The 1.10 update is 128 MB, and unhelpfully has no associated documentation to outline the changes. Early reports suggest friends not appearing on lists and certain accounts not connecting to the EA servers should no longer be a problem.

Orange Box PS3 owners have publicly complained for a while over the framerate and connection issues as well as slow loading times.

Valve does not develop PS3 versions of its games internally but outsources them to a third-party. It has said this is the model it will follow for the foreseeable future.
 

PS3 Firmware 2.20 brings BD-Live Interactive Blu-ray this month!

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348w ago - According to the bods over at Engadget, the Blu-ray 2.0 spec (or BD-Live) is just days from launch. Sony just announced that the next PlayStation 3 Firmware updated -- v2.20 -- will add the new interactive features to your PS3.

As such, PS3 owners should expect downloadable video content, ringtones, interactive movie-based games, and the always intriguing "more" when the software is released in "late March." In other words, in the next 11 days. The update will also allow you to copy photos and music playlists over USB from your PS3 to your PSP. The rest of the new features after the break.

-- "Resume play" will enable PS3 system to start playing a Blu-ray disc
and DVD at the point it was stopped, even if the disc had been
removed.(*1)
-- "Audio Output Device" will be a new Remote Play setting, enabling PSP
to serve as a remote control for music played through PS3.
-- PS3 system's Internet browser will be enhanced: Video files directly
linked from a Web page will be able to be streamed, and the browser's
view speed will be improved.
-- DivX and WMV format videos that are larger than 2GB will be playable.
-- "Mosquito Noise Reduction" will be added as an AV setting in the
control panel of the DVD/BD player for improved movie playback.(*2)
 

GT Planet F1 2007 Video released!

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349w ago - If you're excited about the addition of Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari F2007 in GT5 Prologue (and who isn't?), listen up!

Thanks to amar212, GT Planet have posted the Web's first exclusive video footage of the new car as it takes a lap around the Suzuka Short circuit. The engine sound from the "cockpit view" is very dramatic and represents a big step forward in the game's audio.

Check it out for yourself linked here! F2007 Video

Finally, amar212's latest hands-on impressions HERE.
 
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