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PS3 Firmware Update v2.40 Removed From Sony Servers!

3 07 2008

Playstation 3 Update v2.40 Removed From Sony Servers

That’s right folks, the long awaited PS3 system software v2.40 has been removed from the Sony servers. This may come to a surprise for some, but the new firmware update has been reportedly causing numerous PS3 bricks (no video/sound output - black screen, failure to use the system).

If you’ve already updated to v2.40 on your PS3, you should be okay. Don’t worry about bricking and rendering your PS3 useless. As long as the update v2.40 installed correctly and you’ve not experienced any errors/freezing with the console, it’s unlikely for you to experience any problems. Please remember that only a very small percentage of PS3 users have experienced a brick due to updating to v2.40.

For those who didn’t get the chance to update to v2.40 just quite yet, you will notice that your system should say you’re on the latest PS3 firmware update (assuming you’re currently on v2.36) and you will have to wait until Sony have released a revised version of v2.40 to experience the In-Game XMB/Trophy system!

Sony have said they’re “looking into it” (concerning the PS3 bricking issue), and we’ll let you know if we hear any more updates from Sony.

Warhawk patch v1.5 will provide trophies

2 07 2008

According to our friends over at TheSixthAxis Warhawk update v1.5 will give full trophy support.

Warhawk Update v1.5

The Warhawk update v1.5 will provide us with 56 trophies to unlock which will be assigned to our PSN ID. 10 of these 56 trophies will be achieved by completing some of the in-game challenges which are already avaliable to us through the current Warhawk stat/emblem system. If you’ve already completed all, or most of the in-game achievements already avaliable - don’t worry you don’t have to repeat the challenge again to receive your trophy within these 10 challenges! The PS3 software v2.40 will be able to detect whether you’ve already completed these 10 challenges and will be able to award you, respectively.

The downside to this is that we have to wait until Warhawk update v1.5 is released - v1.4 isn’t released yet, so we could be waiting for some time.

PS3 Firmware v2.40 Released

2 07 2008

Ps3 Update v2.40

Just a quick note to let you guys all know that the long awaited PS3 firmware v2.40 has finally been released! Head on over to your PS3’s system update now and grab it via the internet.

That’s all I have to say really, so go over to your PS3 and download this update! ;)

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Sony’s PS3 v2.40 Firmware FAQ

1 07 2008

Due to the overwhelming amount of questions Sony have received (and I’m telling you; a lot of questions indeed!), Sony have published an FAQ concerning the upcoming PS3 firmware v2.40 which is being released tomorrow (July 2nd).

Here’s their FAQ:

Will voice-messaging/private chat be featured in 2.40 as well? If not, can we expect to see this feature added in the future?
We are evaluating the opportunity to offer voice chat, but for this update, we wanted to focus on text messaging as the key priority for communications that our users have asked for.

Can you use the web browser in game?
No, you must exit the game before browsing the internet.

Will In-Game XMB come up during playback of PS2 games, Blu-Ray discs, and DVDs?
The XMB is an exclusive feature for PS3 game titles. Accessing the XMB during gameplay was the top request from our users, which we focused on for this update. However, we continually engage PS3 owners for feedback and will evaluate the opportunity to offer XMB access during movie playback in the future.

Can we go to the display settings and change anything there in-game (resolution, input, etc)?
No, you must exit the game before changing these settings.

Will it be possible to change in-game the sound output?
Yes, sound output changes are supported.

Will we be able to access the PLAYSTATION Store while in-game?
No, but you can view your downloads in progress.

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Sony reveal v2.40 firmware trophy system (part 2)

30 06 2008

If you haven’t already read/watched part 1 of this news post, we suggest you do so right now by clicking here!

In this second video, Eric Lempel reveals how the PS3 trophy system works in v2.40. He shows us how to earn the trophies, how to compare trophies with friends, and of course - the little message that pops up in the top right hand corner of the screen when you’ve earned a trophy! Check out the video below for yourselves:

We’re really looking forward to v2.40, with all the new enhancements and great features. Asking “Are you?” would be stupid, cause we already know the answer to that! ;)

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Sony unveils PS3 v2.40 firmware video (part 1)

30 06 2008

Okay, so not long ago Sony informed us of their official confirmation regarding PS3 v2.40 firmware update. We also saw a video of v2.40 displayed on a debug PS3 unit in it’s development stage. But now - finally - we get an official video from Sony demonstrating v2.40 in it’s final development stages! Check it out below:

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