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PS3 Firmware 3.50 Adds 3D Blu-ray Movie Support September 21

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223w ago - Update: According to [Register or Login to view links], Sony's [Register or Login to view links] reveals the additional PS3 Firmware 3.50 features as follows, to quote:

"Facebook connectivity will increase and will allow users (at least from what we can gather from the translation) to post what game they're playing on the social networking site.

Moreover, you can now report messages from the XMB which will be a much-welcomed feature for those of you who recieved spam over PSN."

Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] now lists the rest, as follows:

• Support for Blu-ray 3D
• 'Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity' - New icon [Music]. Although this service is not yet available, the icon will be shown in this section.
• Control 'Direct Pointer' in the browser via PlayStation Move.
• PlayStation Plus User Interface in the PlayStation Store updated.
• 3D Display to warn of 3D content.
• Calibration of PlayStation Move motion control will be possible the menu [Game]
• Reports about users may...
 

PS3 Firmware Update 3.42 is Now Available, Details Incoming

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225w ago - Update: Several users who updated to PS3 Firmware 3.42 have now confirmed (along with Sony [Register or Login to view links]) that Sony has indeed added 'additional security features' and patched the PS3 exploit used for PS JailBreak, PSGroove and PSFreedom as expected so it is advised you do NOT update if you plan to use them.

For those who just signed in to PlayStation Network, PS3 Firmware update 3.42 is now available to download.

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

While we can speculate on whether Sony blocked PS JailBreak with it, etc feel free to grab it below and report in the comments any changes you notice and we will update the news accordingly.
 

Sony Reissues PS3 Firmware 3.41 Update to Fix PS3 HDD Issues

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230w ago - Last week Sony released PS3 Firmware 3.41 which caused issues for PlayStation 3 HDD upgraders, followed by [Register or Login to view links] the 3.41 problems only to quietly re-release a 'fixed' PS3 Firmware 3.41 update.

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To quote from PSGamer24 and CJPC HERE: "They fixed it and re-uploaded the firmware without telling anybody. The link is the same but the MD5 hash is different.

[CJ@localhost Download]$ md5sum PS3UPDAT-341*
00c835be718fc3d5f793e130a2b74217 PS3UPDAT-341-ORIGINAL.PUP
e07d2b84c9e9691c261b73e5f1aada20 PS3UPDAT-341-NEW.PUP
...
 

Sony Adds Incremental Update Version PS3 Patch PUP Updates

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231w ago - Along with the PS3 Firmware 3.41 update, today Sony implemented Incremental Update Version PS3 patch PUP updates, with the less bulky PlayStation 3 update files named appropriately as "PS3PATCH.PUP."

As detailed by randalf HERE, CJPC HERE, and Examiner.com (linked below), the new [Register or Login to view links] are approximately 40MB in size in comparison to [Register or Login to view links] 160MB+ PS3 Firmware update files and only update required dev_flash files, along with the core OS, revoke lists and syscon updates.

The benefit is simple: Both Sony's servers and customers save bandwidth and time downloading required PS3...
 

PS3 Firmware Update 3.41 is Released, Details Available!

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231w ago - Update: Unlike the previous version, according to [Register or Login to view links] PS3 Firmware Update version 3.41 unfortunately does not appear to contain any 'hidden' features this time.

Earlier today Sony confirmed that PS3 Firmware Update 3.41 adds recommendations for games and videos on the PlayStation Store, and now it is officially released and available for download below.

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It's important to note that while the PS3 3.41 update is released, the recommendations feature on Sony's PlayStation Store is slated to go live by the end of July, 2010.

As always, further details and any hidden PS3 features uncovered will be added as soon as...
 
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