VG247: A bevy of threads has popped up on the US PlayStation boards showing Firmware 2.40 is causing what appears to be a slew of lock-ups.
This only happens -every- firmware update. Hardly news.
I was about to state the exact same thing ^
If this is true its down to whiny little babies who cant wait for a firmware update, which forces Sony to realese it early before its fully tested and when a bug crops up everyone complains about it.
Will be out sooner than later. edit: my Ps3 is fine.
that every time we hear of these "Mass Freezes" no one on this site gets bricked. Isn't that odd? With all the people all over the world who log onto this site it's few and far between that any of us even know someone that gets effected. I'm not saying it's not real, I'm sure it is, but either these cases are VERY isolated, or we are a lucky group of gamers.
yeah blame the winny little babies that always demand more and more, when we see that sony is doing their job. fanboys please stay clear from my comment cause i don't go brainless style like you guyz do.
Turn off that useless yellow news bar on the top right. That should help things load faster and smoother.
Very true. That stupid bar ALWAYS slows things down for me. Turn that POS off and it's perfect. Why would anyone need in anyway? Get on that Internet Browser and head over to N4G for unbiased, broader news.
I installed 2.4. Purchased Stardust HD addon. Played a full game, unlocked several trophies and even sent out a few messages while in game just to check out the new XMB options. Not even a hiccup. Everything was silk.
Does MGS4 have trophies already?
But I'm also one of those guys who've experienced problem-free GTA4 gameplay. <sarcasm> I guess I'm just really, really lucky - along with EVERYONE else here - to NOT be a part of the infamous "slew.". </sarcasm>
"VG247: a BEVY of threads has popped up on the US PlayStation boards..." Definition of Bevy - a large group or collection Yet when you follow the VG247 links it only shows 3 references! But wait it gets better 2 of the 3 where easily fixed http://boardsus.playstation... http://boardsus.playstation... Look the truth is there will be problems with updates whether it be Sony or MS but to glamorize something out of nothing is just biased bad news propagation for either side.
The story needs to be REPORTED along with the submitter. for BAD EDITING. The source doesn't use the word MANY or BEVY. This is nothing more than a hopeful attack piece and needs to be treated accordingly.
**The story needs to be REPORTED along with the submitter. for BAD EDITING. The source doesn't use the word MANY or BEVY. This is nothing more than a hopeful attack piece and needs to be treated accordingly.** And as you can see it's already set a blaze.
I've also downloaded the new version of Tversity and it run fine with the new firmware. I have an older Euro 60gig launch model PS3. No complaints here!
The key is to perform the update through a land line (ethernet) instead of wireless connection to ensure integrity of the new firmware. Or download it through a computer and feed it to the PS3 through a USB flash drive.
Called PS3 support and have to send it in for repairs. This sucks.
Why would they need to do a repair for a firmware update? It's software not hardware dude. I think someone on the Sony help desk is confused regarding your issue.
We now have the internet. So when someone complains everyone hears about it. I am sure some PS3 have frozen, just like some 360's freeze with their updates. It is never as many as people want to make it out to be. It is just that some don't work right and others jump on the bandwagon to make it seem worse than it really is.
Although, when I started up Stardust it reset my PS3, and then downloaded the trophy update like nothing happened. It was weird, but it worked fine after that.
I have the news bar switched off and have not had any freezes in 2.40 so far
I'm not having any issue with 2.40 and neither are my friends, but then I never had those GTA IV issue either. The gaming media can sometimes make an issue seem bigger than it really is.
Here's what happened: - downloaded 2.40 - Hit PS button, per directions - Read screens detailing what this update includes - Hit X to install - Installs, reboots, get splash screen, but nothing else. No icons, controller won't connect, nothing. Nada. It won't work. Call Sony, explain situation, they have me turn on/off bunch of times, they say I have to send it in. That is why Sony is repairing it. It directly has to do with the 2.40 update I applied. (I even had to have Best Buy reprint my receipt to prove to Sony I bought it less than a year ago!)
I haven't had any problems. I got my first three Trophies on Stardust HD
I'm still slightly new to the PS3, but when i tried to download the Super Stardust HD update, the PS3 would just turn off. I don't know why. After the third time, it finally worked. Maybe it was supposed to for some reason, but I think it's really improbable. Anyway, I loved collecting trophies and sending messages in the middle of blowing up spaceships (^-^)--b
to be expected really... its a big change no problems for me so far though
just because you had a problem doesn't mean you disagree with this guy. Nothing wrong was said, so why the disagrees? Are you calling therealwillie a liar?!
Now they disagree with you. Disagrees seem to be pointless. Watch me get 40 disagrees for this one.
battlefield has become laggy bad and freeze regularly but it doesn't help that the game is a piece of crap IMHO. Also in COD4 if i host a game it runs super smooth and i was having some weird stutters but thats it nothing to freak out on, though my COD4 crashed 2 times in 5 hours which has never happened before
I hope i get lucky on this one too.
I got lucky with the GTA problems. But I was one of those unlucky few last night that got this problem. Hopefully it just my HDD and not my PS3 it self. I don't know what I will do without my ps3 if I have to send it back to Sony for the next several weeks. I really don't feel like Playing my Xbox 360 for those weeks
No problems here. Any problems will undoubtedly be dealt with shortly. It was either release it with a few bugs or continue to develop and test while we sit here waiting. Personally, I'll take the few bugs for now.
Might be helpful, cause the solution to the problem is buried on page 29ish something in the forum. To fix the freeze 2 of the affected 10 or so people with this problem could completely get back their System by reformating the HDD on their PC and then reinserting it to into the PS3. Obviousely some part of a custom theme seems to lock the system here. To test if you can "repair" your system that way simply remove the HDD from the PS3 and then start the system. If you get a "HDD missing" message and are able to synch your controller you can "fix" your problem with the reformat. Take into consideration though that you WILL LOOSE your saved games that way unless you manage to download the stuff from the HDD. I am not sure what kind of FS the internal HDD runs at, i guess EXT3 or something :S couldn't test cause my system never had any problems
Nice useful comment :) I haven't experienced any problems as of now but if I do at least I know where to refer back to, cheers Lumbo.
Actually I happened to have Oblivion in my PS3. I've always had really bad pop up issues while I play that game, but after 2.4 it seemed to be play lightning quick. So if any thing it might have actually improved my PS3's performance. I guess it could also be coincidence.
not me, i live in the uk and my update was done in less than 15 min with no problems, some games do not let u play music yet, cod4 and mgs4 did not work for me but i guess they will relase a patch soon to be able to play music.
I hit the system update button and it told me I had the latest firmware, so I hit it again for fun and it said 2.4 was available! on topic- I find that if you give the XMB a moment or two to load up before you start scrolling through things then it runs much smoother and less likely to lock up.
and the trophy system is cool. 6 trophies already.
has uncharted got trophies yet ??
Sadly no, waiting on a patch from ND. It takes roughly half a day to implement the trophy system into a game so I imagine you wont have to wait long :)
Do ANY games besides Pixeljunk and Super Stardust HD have trophies yet? I really want me some trophies later today... be it Uncharted, MGS4, GTA4, Ratchet and Clank, Heavenly Sword, Lair...
PixelJunk have trophies even?!
Where did you hear that it only takes half a day to implement trophies into a game?
Installed no problems here aswell. The only bit of advice i would say is dont use custom themes when your going to install the firmware as it can cause alot of problems with the icons etc. Great update tropies on SSHD are pretty hard to get aswell
Looks like Sony's shoddy hardware and software is costing thousands of PS3 owners their console, i'm not surprised by this
Except you meant to say "Microsoft" and "360". It's ok, we all know you are a pretty pathetic individual.
How much did the RROD cost M$ customers?? Oh yeah, waaaay more than Sony's customers. Your thread FAILED!! LOL! -777-
yeah and the 3fixme is the most reliable hardware out there
Zhuk is actually pretty funny. He finds out the flaws of the 360 and then pretends the PS3 has it.
...Dude man...you need to stop using that acid!
I think I am going to start responding with the vitriol you always show Zhuk. Consider this why you sit there with your RROD hunk of cheap junk 360. 2 of those posts are noobs. They just joined the board. Sound suspicious? And one of the cold booted his system and it works fine. Sorry you are scrambling for an excuse to make your dying, outdated gumball machine look like it actually matters as a gaming device. Too bad. Suffer. There won't be any debacle to equal what is still going on with that side show console and that crappy ill conceived joke of an interface. The 360 menus look retarded and so ill organized. You are just dying to find a crevice to hold to as you and that piece of crap machine cling to dear life. Well too bad *stomps Zhuks's fingers* enjoy the long fall to the bottom. And the story needs to be reported for BAD EDITING. It is hardly Many. It should say " A few" Because with millions of people getting the update and this is all we are seeing then it definitely is very few. It isn't like it is an RROD situation. The original story doesn't use the word Many. Report this attack piece.
Even you - an self-admitted XBox 360 owner and worshiper - must've had a very difficult time typing that without cracking a snort of disbelief and just plain silliness. Oh, the irony is unbearable.
You must be smoking some good sh1t you must at lease share some to everyone
Zhuk on drugs
...10 million sperm and thats the one that got threw.
yaaaaaaaaaaawn its getting old, how bout you go find yourself a life k' pumpkin? :)
Ignored by - 252 users??? 30 Disagrees???(on one Comment) Your close to getting a Platinum PS3 Trophy!!! ;-D Well done!;)
dont worry stup1d ps3 users,sony always messes up their updates,soon update 2.41 will be out to fix 2.40 like they always do.
Shut it Zhuk aka TheMart aka PowerofGreen aka [email protected] Goulet
Dare you insult SONY or the PS3.. Send him to the gallows!!!!!
Defend sh1t all you want. It doesn't change the fact that MS spent over 1 billion to fix the biggest console failure of them all in all console history: RROD. You HAVE to be kidding when you say this sh1t, because you always make yourself look like a fool.
MS has shoddy hardware.... Sony's software is not the greatest, but It can be fixed.... YOU cannot fix a hardware flaw
theres alot tahts wrong with your comment zhuk err w/e ur name is but as i read down the list of replies i don't think i need to say much LOL
If you can't see that Zhuk's comments are tongue-in-cheek, like Dark Sniper's, and that both are parodying naive fanboys, then you are dumb. They are two of my favorite N4G members, because they are hilarious!
The problem here is that although his comment is fanboyish and extreme, most of you are hypocrites for responding the way you do, the reactions alone are worth the read. Any sane person knows that not all PS3 are shot and bottlenecks are bound to happen with this kind of update but to answer like you guys do to a simple little stupid fanboy comment proves that you are no better then him. The real losers here are the Fanboys on both sides, the winners? That's right, me and the fellow gamers that can enjoy all these great consoles. I have had Zero problems with 2.4 and it is what I have been waiting for, it is just what the doctor ordered for a better PSN. Because before 2.4, PSN was a pain in the a$$, even if it is free. Now it is 1 step closer to being a great service like Live has been for the last few years and MS will have to one up them somehow, is'nt competition great?
You have very poor perceptions, if any at all typing guy. There is none, absolutely zero amount of the transparent brass shown by Dark Sniper. You are also completely ignorant of the mart's, I mean zhuk's posting habits. Or is that zhukov?
morganfell, can I compare trophies with you? I need friends, I'm a loser that defends gaming in general and hates idiot fanboys.
I don't know Morganfell, some of his comments are very over the top. Are you absolutely positive he's not joking. Take a really close look at some of his past comments.
I am positive. I have watched his comments since day one. There is none of the 'over the top' attitude that says, "How did you like that facetious sleight of hand?" No tongue in cheek, nothing like that at all.
From my calculations more than 3 million XBOX 360s were returned to Microsft for repair.. They should be put in a World Guiness Book, for the most sh1t hardware ever.. Now lets come back to the topic.. Many of you know, some people dont have a problem with the new firmware (like me) however others do. As Jeff ...... from the SONY blog said, "Its a matter of installing it correctly". What he said is infact true. There were big problems with the PS Network, the overload on the network caused by too many users downloading the update. Well most of the people at that time had to download the FW a few time to get the whole thing downloaded succesfuly.. Those who now have a problem with the firmware, probably didnt download the whole thing.. or their file is slightly corrupted ,therefore it didnt install succesfuly. SONY has made a mistake of taking the new firmware off the servers becauese we all have the same consoles and it cant be a hardware error.. Its a matter of installing it correctly.