PS Vita System Software Update v2.10 Arrives, New Folder System

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54w ago - Following up on their previous Firmware update, Sony Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation Director Don Mesa has announced that PS Vita System Software update v2.10 is incoming and includes a new folder system.

The new folder system allows users to organize their games and apps, and as expected patches the recently released Apache Overkill exploit and purportedly blocks Open CMA for those on PS Vita Firmware 2.10 according to mixed reports.

Download: PS Vita Firmware 2.10 Update (USA) / PS Vita Firmware 2.10 Update (EUR) / PS Vita Firmware 2.10 Update (JPN)

Coming later this evening is the next system software update for PS Vita. We've listened to your feedback...
 

Sony PS3 System Software Update v4.40 Released, Details Available

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57w ago - Following up on the PS3 Firmware v4.31 update, today Sony has officially released PlayStation 3 System Software update v4.40 with details below.

Download: PS3 Firmware 4.40 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 4.40 Update (EU) / Extracted PUP by MorozzNL / PS3 4.40 CoreOS.rar by hellsing9

While there is no official changelog available yet, it is a required (mandatory) update although nothing appears to be different from the previous firmware revision on the surface.

However, Sony's Japanese site notes new support for a particular NFC reader, the Sony RC-S380 card reader device, has been added alongside improved...
 

PS Vita System Software Update v2.06 Incoming, Details Available

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58w ago - Following up on PS Vita Firmware v2.05, today Sony has officially announced that mandatory PlayStation Vita System Software update v2.06 is incoming.

Download: PS Vita Firmware 2.06 Update (USA) / PS Vita Firmware 2.06 Update (EUR) / PS Vita Firmware 2.06 Update (JPN)

Below is what Sony stated on the incremental update via Twitter today, to quote:

"Heads up - PS Vita v2.06 software update coming soon, will improve system software stability for some features."

Changelog (via Au.PlayStation.com) to quote: "Download this system software update for general bug fixes. An update to the PS Vita system...
 

Sony Patent Uncovered to Detect Pirated Software Tracking Load Times

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60w ago - Recently a Sony patent was uncovered which may be used to detect pirated software though tracking video game load times.

Below are the details, to quote: "Sony has filed a new patent which may be useful in combating piracy.

The patent was filed by them way back in August 2011, and according to it, if the load times are not within the range they have set, the software could be flagged.

For the tech to be effective, a standard average load time has to be set–specific or range–and if any software that exceeds the time set, it will be easy to block it. This way of blocking games is a little impractical because sometimes drives may not function as expected due to wear and tear.

You can check out the description of the patent below.

For example, if an authentic game title is distributed exclusively on BDs having a total benchmark load time of 45 seconds on a game console BD drive, the acceptable range of load times could be from 40 to 50 seconds. Thus, a total measured title load time of 4 seconds would be outside of the acceptable range of total load times for a legitimate media type.

Seek time: In another example, if an authentic game title is distributed exclusively on flash drives...
 

PS Vita System Software Update v2.05 Incoming, Details Available

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65w ago - Following up on PS Vita Firmware v2.02, today Sony has officially announced that PlayStation Vita System Software update v2.05 is incoming.

Download: PS Vita Firmware 2.05 Update (USA) / PS Vita Firmware 2.05 Update (EUR) / PS Vita Firmware 2.05 Update (JPN)

While no official changelog is available yet, according to their announcement the update will offer users the following, to quote: "system software stability during use of some features has been improved."

It wouldn't surprise us if Sony blocked some of the more recent exploits in the update as well, however, it is currently unknown if this will be a mandatory PS Vita Firmware update or not but it should...
 











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