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PS4 to launch with 300MB day-one update

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 25, 2013 8:15am PDT

PS4 will launch with firmware 1.50 when it's available on November 15th. While you won't need to update the system to use it, the 300MB update includes key features that you will probably want to take advantage of.

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"I know, isn't it amazing how so many people who post on the internet think that the way they ..."

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PS Vita firmware 2.60 adds easy cloud saves, quick-access settings

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 06, 2013 10:30am PDT

The big new feature of PS Vita 2.60 is for PlayStation Plus users. You'll be able to quickly and easily download and upload cloud data directly from a game's LiveArea card. That's pretty rad.

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"I love my vita, but the most damning thing about it is that I swear Sony has forgotten about it. ..."

- Wombat Woo see all 4 comments

PS Vita 2.10 adds folders, makes system complete

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 09, 2013 12:30pm PDT

We're fans of PS Vita here at Shacknews. We like the hardware. We like PlayStation Plus. And we love that it's attracting tons of indie games. But, there's a crucial flaw with the system. Folders.

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"Nothing much that caters to my tastes, i got 10 games, and i probably wouldn't have bought 7 of ..."

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Nintendo demonstrates faster Wii U load times

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 27, 2013 6:00am PDT

Nintendo promised it'd bring faster Wii U menu loading in a system update, and it certainly seems it'll deliver. The company has released a video showing the main menu loading a good fifteen seconds faster after quitting a game under the upcoming firmware--a whopping 60% imp...

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"Regardless, this isn't a console from 5 years ago, this is a new console. The fact is, *they* ..."

- bigimp see all 11 comments

PS3 firmware 4.30 coming tomorrow

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 22, 2012 11:30am PDT

Tomorrow, the PS3 is getting yet another mandatory firmware update. Version 4.30 is a minor update which focuses largely on PSN trophies.

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"Yeah, that does in fact seem shotty. I'm sure I'll always have internet and my PS3 should ..."

- mrnails see all 3 comments

PS3 firmware 4.20 coming tomorrow

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 25, 2012 12:30pm PDT

It's been a while since we've seen one of these, hasn't it? Tomorrow, the PS3 is getting yet another mandatory firmware update.

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"i hope it does otherwise it would be a pointless service. i can backup my saves to a flash ..."

- dantastic see all 20 comments

European Vita update 1.65 pulled for techical issues

By John Keefer, Apr 03, 2012 7:00am PDT

The firmware update for the PS Vita that hit today has been pulled for technical reasons, but should be back up soon.

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"It's more than Europe I think. My friend had his update to 1.65 and I went to update mine and ..."

- Fred Garvin see all 5 comments

PS3 firmware 4.11 now available

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 16, 2012 6:30am PST

Didn't firmware 4.10 just come out? Indeed, it did. But if you miss watching a creeping progression bar, you're in luck.

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"Yep, and the worst is when you forget your netflix password and are convenienced with having to ..."

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PS3 firmware 4.10 improves internet browser

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 08, 2012 6:00am PST

A new firmware update should make browsing on the PS3 a bit more pleasant. Firmware 4.10 promises to offer "improved display speed" on the internet browser.

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"Is it gross that the first thing I thought of was how this might improve pr0n vid websites? I ..."

- HackedLife see all 5 comments

PS3 firmware 4.00 now available

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 30, 2011 6:30am PST

PS3's 4.00 update, which went live last night, is largely meant to prepare the system "for the launch of PlayStation Vita in Japan."

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PS3 firmware 3.73 now available

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 18, 2011 7:00am PDT

Miss seeing the soothing PS3 firmware installation screen? You're in luck. Sony has released yet another incremental update.

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"They're not free if you're paying for a subscription to have access to them"

- Home Nugget see all 28 comments

PS3 firmware 3.72 coming soon

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 19, 2011 5:45pm PDT

It's that time of the year again, folks. A new PS3 firmware update will be released "soon."

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"Does the internet love you? I think this thread is proof that it does. Enjoy your hot weather!"

- mrazzino see all 78 comments

Some Xbox 360s incompatible with previous software update

By Xav de Matos, May 18, 2011 11:35am PDT

Microsoft has confirmed that some Xbox 360 systems are not compatible with the current firmware and has pledged to replace defective hardware.

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"Retail disc. No clue why it didn't work. Some people reported the same issue, where it wouldn't ..."

- Rooster Cockburn see all 29 comments

PS3 Firmware Update adds Store Recommendations

By Xav de Matos, Jul 27, 2010 9:40am PDT

Sony has released a new mandatory firmware update for the PS3, which adds a new feature to the PlayStation Store. Firmware v3.41 adds a new layer...

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"@HisDivineOrder I agree with you, Sony should be working things like upgrading flash in the web ..."

- phinn see all 23 comments

PS3 Firmware Update v3.40 Adds PlayStation Plus Service, Video Editing and More

By Xav de Matos, Jun 28, 2010 3:20pm PDT

The upcoming firmware update for the PlayStation 3 is set to include a slew of new features for owners of the console, including the PlayStation...

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"You fail at reading and at life. It's 50 dollars a year, not a month."

- Mikuya see all 42 comments