PS3 firmware 4.11 now available

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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Didn't firmware 4.10 just come out? Indeed, it did. But if you miss watching a creeping progression bar, you're in luck. Sony has released yet another incremental update. And it's one of those fun optional updates.

What the update provides is, once again, incredibly vague. According to the patch notes, the update "improves certain aspects of system software." That's a similar line Sony's been using for most of its incremental updates.

Oddly, reports suggest that while this update is optional in the US, it is mandatory in other parts of the world. Don't you feel special?

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    February 16, 2012 6:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, PS3 firmware 4.11 now available.

    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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      February 16, 2012 6:31 AM

      My ps3 updates more than Windows and at least windows gives you an option to update later. grrr

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        February 16, 2012 6:39 AM

        Hate to shill PSN+ But it works flawlessly never have to manually update again!

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          February 16, 2012 6:59 AM

          you shouldnt have to pay to get around the gross inconvenience of their patching

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            February 16, 2012 7:11 AM

            ^ Correct

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            February 16, 2012 8:17 AM

            Its a perk, I didn't subscribe to PSN+ Just for the ease of updating, I am merely pointing out that it is a great feature.

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              February 16, 2012 8:23 AM

              Are there any other perks? I've not really looked into it but they've done a dreadful job of convincing me it's worth paying for.

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                February 16, 2012 8:54 AM

                I enjoy the free games, even if they aren't always stellar titles. The discounts are nice too.

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                February 16, 2012 9:27 AM

                My list of 'free' games is Burnout Paradise, Castle Crashers, Final Fantasy 5, Costume Quest All the crash bandicoot games (PS1) and I think far cry 2 is free this week but yet to check. I think there's a few more but can't recall off the top of my head. Note I say 'free' due to when your sub is up they become unplayable but I have no interest in cancelling anytime soon.

                What I have been really enjoying in the extra beta privileges that come with it, I’m currently enjoying the new Starhawk beta and recently finished with the Gotham City impostors and resistance 3 online beta’s.

                Errm the discounts are also not too savage I saved myself a few quid on Renegade ops.

                As previously mention you get the auto patch feature that will do it all behind the scenes so when there’s a new patch you should log on to find its already togo.

                Online game save storage is really nice as it lets me take my SP saves anywhere I log on (which also auto-update).

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              February 16, 2012 9:10 AM

              it's a perk for getting around their horrible, time consuming patching procedure. it's silly that you have to pay for this.

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                February 16, 2012 9:28 AM

                Is there a better feature on Xbox? Im not fanboying but just wondering if there's better out there.

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                  February 16, 2012 9:58 AM

                  For patching? Xbox updates are done about 4 times a year and take about 10 minutes to do. For game patches they take about 1 min vs the 20+ on the ps3.

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                    February 16, 2012 10:05 AM

                    So you still have to sit and wait for it to download and patch? That's what im trying to get at, not wether it's done 4 or 10 times a year.

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                      February 16, 2012 10:08 AM

                      the point is that nobody cares about this feature on the xbox because it isn't a hassle to update the xbox and takes about the amount of time it takes to go grab a drink from the fridge

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                  February 16, 2012 10:07 AM

                  yeah the 2x per year major updates take like 5 minutes. for games maybe 30 seconds if that. this is in comparison to typical 30-60 minute sony updates.

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                    February 16, 2012 10:13 AM

                    Haha holy shit I just remembered.. you guys pay a yearly sub for Xbox!!! I'd be pissed if it wasn't that fast for £50 a year.


                    And there you guys are railing on me because 'it's silly that you have to pay for this' when infact if your on Xbox you already do!.

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                      February 16, 2012 10:23 AM

                      i have both and for $4.20 per month, it's worth every penny.

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                      February 16, 2012 10:25 AM

                      Even if you don't pay your updates are the same speed.

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                      February 16, 2012 10:27 AM

                      Hmmm...

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                      February 16, 2012 10:28 AM

                      Even if you don't pay for gold it's still super fast and not a hassle at all.

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                      February 16, 2012 10:30 AM

                      yes, because everyone with an xbox has to pay for xbox live.

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                        February 16, 2012 11:23 AM

                        You do if you want to watch Netflix (which I have to pay for too).

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                      February 16, 2012 10:36 AM

                      The free version of Live does the same exact thing, wtf are you talking about?

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                      February 16, 2012 11:18 AM

                      I do not own a xbox, if you read the comments rather than just jumping on me about the slightest bit of fanboyism then you would of seen that.

                      I wasn't aware that you have different subs nor did I know you get the same service regardless (which is excellant).

                      But at the end of the day what keeps the microsoft servers running faster than the Sony servers would be the monthly subs that millions of Xbox owners pay right?

                      Or are they naturally superior?! due to microsoft running the show?

                      So thats my point, you guys pay for quicker downloads and I pay for a service that auto downloads and patches all my games without me having todo anything (simple right?), plus it's cheaper than a year of Xbox gold, I got 15months for £35-40. So imho I think PSN+ is better value for money.

                      COME AT ME BRO's.

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                        February 16, 2012 11:47 AM

                        This isn't just about bandwidth. The firmware updates download quick enough. Sony's patching system is just poorly designed. The whole XMB is just ridiculous when it comes to installing downloaded items. Why do I need to actually install a game after downloading it from the PSN? Can't it install on the fly while downloading or just automatically install it after the download is completed?

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                          February 16, 2012 12:29 PM

                          I think a fair amount of it is down to bandwidth also wether your on wifi or not is a huge factor as the PS3 wifi cards are crap (more so with the fat PS3's).

                          But your idea to implement the install whilst downloading is a great idea and maybe one that should be acted upon. We all know that the guys at Sony aren't the greatest of tech wizzards as per the account scandle last year, where if you compare it with microsoft's experiance in the patching industry then they trump Sony by a longway.

                          Shame that the PSN+ feature of auto-download is strictly for the PSN+ user's because it really is great.



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                    February 16, 2012 10:34 AM

                    I don't know how you guys are getting 30-60 minutes for an update. I don't live in a big city or anything, my updates only take a few minutes. Are you on wireless?

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        February 16, 2012 9:10 AM

        Seriously. Every time I launch Netflix it never fails.

        A system update is required.

        Every. Time.

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          February 21, 2012 11:52 AM

          Yep, and the worst is when you forget your netflix password and are convenienced with having to track down the email address you subscribed from, the password and the fact that if you get it wrong with the little controller keyboard, it wipes both, email address and password...IIRC. Aggravating as all hell.

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        February 16, 2012 9:50 AM

        My favourite is how you can't play any game online unless you update your PS3 firmware.