New PS3 Firmware Resolves, May Introduce Problems

Sony has released an updated firmware for the PlayStation 3, bringing the version number to 2.01 and improving the system's overall stability. The Remote Start functionality has been tweaked as well, resolving issues with the system magically powering up of its own accord.

However, it also appears that the update introduces some new problems for those that play Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare online. Reports of an error message reading "102-'BD_EXCEPTION_IN_DB" began flooding the offical message boards of developer Infinity Ward and those of the game itself after the new firmware arrived, though users claim the problems have become less frequent in the time since.

PlayStation 3 owners are required to download and apply the latest firmware, a process that can be done from the console itself, before they can head online with the system.