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PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.0 Update is Now Released & Mandatory!

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268w ago - Update: A full changelog is now available HERE!

Ever since PS3 Firmware 3.0 was first announced at GamesCom 2009 excitement has been [Register or Login to view links] for the update's release.

Even Sony's Eric Lempel stated that it will indeed be the last major PS3 Firmware update of the year.

Those wondering what changes PS3 Firmware 3.0 brings to the table can check out the details direct from Sony.

Finally, for those who don't use the PS3 System Software Updater, you can now download the mandatory PS3 Firmware 3.0 update below for both the PS3 and PS3 Slim directly- cheers!

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EA Exec Predicts PlayStation 3.5 Before Arrival of PlayStation 4

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269w ago - An executive at Electronic Arts has stated that he expects to see a PlayStation 3.5 before the PlayStation 4 console's arrival.

Additionally, he expects the next version of the Xbox 360 to go 'half way' as well at Xbox 560 versus 720.

To quote: Rich Hilleman, Chief Creative Officer at EA, said: "I expect we'll see a PlayStation 3.5 before we see a PlayStation 4, and an Xbox 560 before we see an Xbox 720."

Hilleman's comments - made at a recent gaming event in the US, according to website Venturebeat - suggest that Sony and Microsoft will try to update their consoles in stages, rather than replace existing models with brand new ones.

The incorporation of motion-capture gaming is likely to drive this process. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently suggested the company's 'Project Natal' motion-capture system will debut next year in a new Xbox 360.
 

Videos: PS3 Slim is Slower Than the Original PlayStation 3?

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269w ago - As previously reported, we know that the the PlayStation 3 Slim uses half the power of its 'Fat' counterpart.

Now reports are coming out of the popular Japanese blog Ore-teki (linked above) that the PS3 Slim may actually be slower than its bulky predecessor.

Of course these differences may be caused by differences in harddrive, but in this case the maker of the video claims the same 7200RPM HDD is installed in each... which leaves room for firmware/hardware variations or simply random fluctuations.

Whatever the cause, it seems unlikely Sony will be admitting any undocumented performance difference between the models.

Below are some PS3 HDD and Blu-ray speed comparison videos demonstrating the apparent differences:
















 

Security Lock and Cable Kit for the PlayStation 3 Available

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269w ago - Yea, it's a slow news day... but since Michael of NewPCGadgets.com (linked above) took the time to mail us, the least we can do is mention their new Security Kit for PlayStation 3, eh?

After all, based on a search of the boards it seems a lot of PS3 consoles (Stolen PS3 #1, Stolen PS3 #2, Stolen PS3 #3) get stolen.

To quote: "This new security kit features a steel security plate which attaches to the back of the PlayStation 3 console in less than 60 seconds and does not require any special tools. Once attached simply slide the security cable through the slot in the security plate and secure to any nearby fixture.

Finally a theft protection product for your most valuable game console. Perfect for use in dorm rooms, home or office.

The PlayStation 3 Security Kit includes a interlocking steel plate assembly, padlock with 2 keys and 8' steel wire security cable. Retail is $29.95 and can be ordered directly from our Web site."
 

PS3 Slim Uses Half the Power of 'Fat' PlayStation 3 Console

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269w ago - The PS3 Slim was reported as running on 34% less power than the previous 'fat' PlayStation 3 model, however, that figure is inaccurate.

CNET's Crave (linked above) decided not to take Sony's press releases at their word, and instead plugged a Slim into machines to test its actual power output. And their findings are a little surprising!

The Slim uses a lot less power than Sony have given it credit for. In standby mode, it's around 70% more efficient, while playing games and Blu-Rays its just over 50% more efficient.

In relative terms, it appears the PS3 Slim is now a lot more efficient than it's fatter, older, more wasteful brother. Those interested can check out the Power Consumption chart below!
 
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