SCEJ has revealed that firmware 2.30 will be available to download on Tuesday 15th April 2008. The new firmware version will allow access to the new PlayStation Store.
I'm interested what this free download for each 50th user to use the new store will be.
'every 50th visitor will be able to download a hidden application or game'
Lets hope it's an aplication by the name of Home!!!!
Which would make it a half closed, half open beta of sorts lol
Well lets hope some of us time it right to be a 50th user and be in for a supprise...hopefully.
PSN card for 3,000 yen(about 30dollars)
It has to be home. WHat else ?
home for every 50th user will leave some shafted
I want GTA IV and HOME!! I would keep the PS store the way it looks like right now if it got me GTA IV and/or HOME.
in-game XMB or messaging. Also, cant wait to try out the new PS Store.
didnt they confirm that in-game xmb will be in Firmware 2.40
I'm betting this update will have a part in releasing Home.
not going to happen. Sony did not announce anything about that yet.
There are some games with ingame messaging so im fine with that.
probably going to be like joust or qbert for free lol. next Thursday's update is going to be crazy. just to name a few- operation: broken mirror for warhawk gran turismo 5 prologue pixel junk monsters expansion(not 100% sure on this one) 3 weeks worth of rock band content.
Guess the new look store requires a fireware update to function.
Please, don't get your hopes up for Home/XMB, your only setting yourself up for disappointment.
They confirmed the new store to be a running application from the XMB now...and not run off of the web browser as the current store does...so it will have better moving flash stuff, be faster, and finally have a search feature (which was pointless anyway until recently, but the store does have a fair amount of content to a new owner now)...
and yeah...this probably has nothing on Home...Sony has no idea what is happening with that...SCEE is heading it up, so it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone anyway...there are still rumors of an April 18th beta release...but I will be extremely surprised if that happens even this summer...my guess is a beta by the end of the year...
I thought that they confirmed that the new store will NOT have a search feature (which is stupid, really.)
Well, at least there's a "View All Alphabetically" Function which would work somewhat like a search function, just not as fast.
No need to get our hopes up only to be let down again. As for the next update, I am excited to see what they have done with the Store. It looked great in the pics early on and now with no use for the "mouse pointer", thats great news.
sweet. Then there is only one update more for the big "2.4" update which contain in-game xmb, and other goodies gamers has been asking for. yeah
I wouldnt count your chickens yet.
usually they don't go into two decimal places, last few updates were 2.10 to 2.20 to 2.30 I don't ses them all the sudden going to 2.31 2.32 etc,
The BEST Console on the Planet;) will get even better!!! ;-P
People are assuming 2.40 will have in-game XMB when in fact all they have said is "in-game communication".
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that the same thing?
nope ingame communication is only a part of ingame xmb
You're right and as far as I remember, that was from SCE UK, neither SCEA nor SCEE nor SCEJ. Possibility might tone down a bit...
all I want is in-game messaging, I dont want to look at pictures in the middle of gta iv.
cool i think
new psn store...
dunno what was wrong with the old one myself but okay! interested to know if anyone does actually know whats wrong with the current store?
A Japanese PS3. I leave my PS3 on anyway and because i have a Japanese PS3 i get all the Japanese Firmware updates so this will be sweet lol i hope i'm one of the 50th people i leave my PS3 on over night anyway so that shouldn't be a problem hahahahaha.
sony loves doing this..but they are so freaking smart..just like with the DS3, they knew if they took away the rumble, people would still buy the PS3 (look at the sales), then they said one year later we will release the DS3, knowing people we want rumble, they sold it, they probably already had it made...back onto topic, sony knows what they are doing with release dates, thats why they waited a year late for the ps3, they learned that if you wait then success will come
so what will happen if I download the japan firmware on my US ps3? Since the US hasnt said when we'll get our update.
not possible! itl only recognise US firmware updates
I really hope it fixes the .mp4 video problem that cropped up in the last update.
yea and someone dare call u crazy again sir , hatts off to ya
DTS-MA/HD announced with this upgrade. Nice!
Can someone explain to me how DTS-HD audio is better than lpcm uncompressed?
The DTS-HD MA and TrueHD lossless compression formats can deliver full 24/48 master quality audio in about the same bandwidth and space as LPCM at lower 16/48 fidelity.
That means same studio quality lossless audio in less space which is why Bluray's use it. More extras, less space needed for audio.
Keys being best available lossless audio quality in less space.
PSN just took a massive dump on XBL
Waiting for this, home, and XMB.
Sound's good I guess.
in game XMB...Where art thou? ;-;
a new update is very welcome sony.
fukin sweet!!!Bour time a descent update byw im pissed out my face and ghing to bed very pissed gdnite bois
SONY do Big Thangs,an Give us Gamers what we Want!
April 15th is my birthday... Lets home i'm one of the lucky 50!
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