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PS3 Firmware 3.30 System Update Arrives, Details Available!

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222w 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.

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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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222w 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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223w 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...
 

VidZone PS3 Update: Is That a TV in Your Pocket?

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223w ago - VidZone Head of Production Ben Creasey has posted this week's PS3 update, dubbed 'Is That a TV in Your Pocket' today on the PlayStation Blog.

To quote: Sony Ericsson's Pocket TV has given us some brilliant interviews showing guests in a new light and putting their sense of humour to the test.

The first week of its 2nd series doesn't disappoint, with N-Dubz on the Pocket TV lie detector, Gabriella Cilmi chilling with presenter Matt Edmondson (spot the terrible pun!) and this week's UK number 1, Scouting For Girls. There will be new exclusive interviews every week so stayed tuned!

Now... To the rest of this week's beautiful update.

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San Franciscan rock band Train have been doing exceptionally well with their new single 'Hey, Soul Sister' all around Europe and the world and...
 

Sony UK Video Store PS3 Update for the Week of April 14, 2010

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223w ago - SCEE Senior Manager Olga Puzanova of Marketing and Programming has posted up the weekly UK video store PS3 update today, as follows:

Hi guys! Sorry for delay with this week's post, here is what's new this week at the [Register or Login to view links]. Enjoy!

To Rent:

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Sniper 3
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
White Chicks
Ice Castles
Charlie's Angels
Mr. Deeds
The Forgotten
The Cable Guy
Girl, Interrupted
Panic Room
Closer
The Longest Yard (2005)
My Best Friend's Wedding
Not Another Teen Movie
Joe Dirt
50 First Dates
When a Stranger Calls
Mona Lisa Smile
The Karate Kid
Gothika
Big Fish
The Big I AM
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Friday Night Lights
Dead and Deader

To Buy:

Sniper 3
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
White Chicks
Ice Castles
Charlie's Angels
Mr. Deeds
The Forgotten
The Cable Guy
Girl, Interrupted
Panic Room
Closer
The Longest Yard (2005)
My Best Friend's Wedding
Not Another Teen Movie
Joe Dirt
50 First Dates
 
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