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Sony UK Video Store PS3 Update for April 26, 2010

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229w ago - Today SCEE Senior Manager of EU Marketing and Programming Olga Puzanova has posted up this week's UK video store PS3 update, as follows:

Here is the list of what's new this week at the [Register or Login to view links].

To Rent:

•Mojave Moon
• Can't Hardly Wait
• Slumdog Millionaire
• Bright Star
• Windtalkers
• Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
• Death Wish II
• Slugs
• Dead Babies
• Black Hole
• Mad House
• Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers
• Flesh + Blood
• Bad Santa
• Down to the Bone
• Bundy: Legacy of Evil
• The Exorcism of Emily Rose
• American Dragons
• Resting Place
• Return of the Killer Tomatoes
• Amityville 3
• China Girl
• Snatch
• Beach Party
• The Patriot
• Species III

To Buy:

• Avatar
• Mojave Moon
• Gomorrah
• Dance of the Dead
• Casino Royale
• Windtalkers
• Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
• Death Wish II
• Slugs
• Dead Babies
• Black Hole
• Mad House
• Cheech & Chong's...
 

PS3 Firmware 3.30 Update Breaking PlayStation 3 Consoles?

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230w ago - As with nearly every PS3 Firmware revision, the recently released PS3 Firmware 3.30 update arrived with user reports of PlayStation 3 consoles breaking post-update.

To quote: "The main [Register or Login to view links] are that the systems no longer read [Register or Login to view links], thus making gaming and watching movies an impossibility - even the NetFlix disc is reported to no longer work in some cases.

One user report [Register or Login to view links] on the official PlayStation forums: "Are you kidding me! First (3.21) it freezes, and now with this one (3.30) it won't even read or recognize the disk, that means that I won't be able to play online or offline."

Although they may be isolated cases, has anyone here experienced these issues since updating to PS3 Firmware 3.30 this week? Feel free to reply in the comments below!
 

PS3 Firmware 3.30 System Update Arrives, Details Available!

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230w ago - Update: [Register or Login to view links] has confirmed that the Flash version used in the PS3's browser has also been updated alongside some region-free Blu-ray disc issues (such as BBC's Life), and badcrumble of [Register or Login to view links] speculates that the PS3 Blu-ray profile has been updated in preparation for 3D support.

PlayStation Network Operations Director Eric Lempel has announced details today of the mandatory PS3 Firmware 3.30 System Update.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: Hi everyone, in our continued effort to provide the best, most comprehensive entertainment experience possible, we'll be adding a few new features to PlayStation 3 (PS3) via the latest system software update, which is a mandatory update and will be available shortly.

Most notably, you'll see some new sorting options within Trophies that make it easier to claim bragging...
 

Naughty Dog Detail Uncharted 2 PS3 Title Update v1.07

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230w ago - Today Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 title update version 1.07 arrives, and Arne of Naughty Dog has detailed the changes, as follows:

Title Update 1.07 will be released worldwide today, April 21, 2010, at about 11:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM GMT.

Some regions may receive the update slightly earlier or later than this time, but every region will receive Title Update 1.07 today.

Title Update 1.07 includes the following:

•Players can now select a Hero skin through their online profile for Co-op Arena matches only
•Additional spawn system changes to enhance spawn point update effectiveness
•Gameplay changes to prevent "airwalk" exploit by players
•Updates to map geometry collision detection to improve prevention of players attempting to leave normal multiplayer map boundaries

Additionally, the [Register or Login to view links] has noted that the UNCHARTED 2 Siege Expansion Pack is coming this Thursday alongside a double cash weekend!

To quote: "The day is nearly here for our UNCHARTED fans and the multitudes who have been awaiting a new co-op game type – The UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Siege Expansion...
 

PS3 Firmware Update Shows How Retailers Can Be Exposed

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230w ago - Sony recently stated that it will not compensate retailers who refund customers because of a PS3 Firmware update to its PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

The change prevents the machine from using alternative operating systems, which it was previously able to do. Some owners installed the Linux operating system, allowing them to use their consoles as desktop computers as well as games machines.

Consumer law protects the buyers of goods if their functions change, but retailers generally cannot pass those claims on to the device makers who made the change, according to Richard Parkinson, a technology lawyer with Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind OUT-LAW.COM.

To quote: Press reports indicate that one consumer received a refund for his console from online retailer Amazon. Sony itself has said that it will not reimburse retailers who do so.

The company told reporters that the machine's main function was as a gaming console, and that an ability to run the Linux operating system is not explicitly mentioned on its packaging. Others have claimed, though, that a feature called "Install Other OS" was listed in Sony's promotional material.

"The retailer has...
 
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