The highly anticipated 2.4 Firmware update for the PS3 has been taken off of the Sony servers.
There must have been a serious glitch in the update to make them take it down.
Mr_Showtime1 (1) - 0m ago AlienGorilla (1) - 2m ago Telmarine (1) - 3m ago power of Green (1) - 3m ago Beren (2) - 4m ago Rowland (4) - 6m ago The strike team is in full effect.
I've had no problems myself, But I'm glad they are taking action if there really are potential ugly bugs...
This sucks though. I understand, dont wanna brick any systems, and hopefully they will have this resolved. I've been waiting a year, I can wait a couple more days.
no problems here i updated last night... works great...
my approval didnt' go through. oh well. looks like Sony is looking into the issues some people have had. hope it comes back up soon for those that still haven't got 2.40
dude, you think I apporved because I have some sort of hate for the PS3? I simply apporoved because a friend of mine is unable to update this evening so I spotted this, and if others are having the problem then they deserve to know.
I haven't had any problems.
Update seems to be working perfectly on my PAL 60gig model. Strange this... I have had one game stall since march 2007 when I got my PS3. GTA4 always worked perfectly. I've only had problems with two games COD4 and Haze and these seemed to vanish over time. Anyone out there with a PAL 60gig model that has had any firmware update problems?
I approved it because you guys were going to trying and hide it/block it. lol. I always approve PS3 news when the fans try to sensor the news. That team you listed is weak compared to the team of hundreds Our *supposed team* encounters. "Other: (1 hour ago) here, i'll go with Beren and make you happy as well. Reported by: meepmoopmeep Duplicate Story: (1 hour ago) Reported by: TayTayShaniqua Other: (1 hour ago) no link, no duplicate Reported by: Rowland Duplicate Story: (1 hour ago) Reported by: meepmoopmeep" See... You won't find me appoving PS3 news unless it is trying to be blocked I'm a big believer of natural news flow and not forced or sensored news lol.
i haven't had any problems, but i won't use the features alloted in this update now.. hopefully it won't screw my ps3. i <3 it
Im happy that most people didn't experience what I did, but even Sony has so much as admitted that something quirky is going on. http://playstation.custhelp... UPDATE: 7/2/2008, the PLAYSTATION 3 system software version 2.40 has been temporarily taken offline and will not be available for download as our engineers examine any possible issues with this update. The Knowledge Center will be updated with information as it becomes available; please check back here for further details.
Name calling is childish. POG has a point about PS3 fans trying to block this news. How about debating with POG instead of calling him a name?
@Violater lol, facts are facts bud and even Sony is recognizing what so many have been denying. You did`nt approve it because it would seem you don`t want people to know this? That would make you part of the (other) task force. Myself, I had zero problems with this update and damn happy I got it. Now lets just hope this all gets sorted out so that other people can take advantage of this great update.
yea i have it and there are major problems
Hey can you name some? Note: I'm not challenging your statement, I'm just curious.
Yes I downloaded it at midnight on the dot and since is it has given me no trouble. But yes I would like to know what issues you have.
Seems like it's rare to have problems, but it's not rare enough to call it a fluke I guess. Hope it's not too bad. PS3 has had such a good track record so far. Would suck if a bunch started failing. Xbox fanboys will have ammunition to be stupid with >.<
Guys, for some reason I can't download the Warhawk patch. Never touched the game in ages but now trophies are out so...But I don't know if the patch not working has anything to do with the In-game XMB or not.
I guess I lucked out big time then. I was at work and called home to my wife that has only touched the PS3 enough to put in a Blu-Ray movie. She did great, followed my instructions over the phone and downloaded the firmware, the installed it, I even walked her through getting the update for Super Stardust! When I got home last night, she had the TV turned on and waiting for me. I was playing SSHD and noticed a friend sign in, pressed the 'PS' button, went over to the Friends list and sent him a message, then went on to unlock 2 more trophies, we went back and forth for almost a 1/2 hr before he signed off. Everything is working perfectly for me. Even pressed the 'PS' button and went to the Play Station Store, it said I needed to exit the game for this to happen, I selected yes, and bam I was in the new store looking at the new views (anyone see how to set the default view, I like the list better). Anyway, 2.40 working great for me, original 60g PS3 with a upgraded 200g drive in the USA. ps, anyone know if that "fix" abount PS3's not booting up where you remove you hard drive, delete the partition, then stick it back into the PS3, let it re-format it as a new drive actually works?
I have it and have had zero issues. I just want something "OFFICIAL" from Sony about the matter. I know they took it down because my g/f can not update hers.
go play call of duty 4 online and see how much it lags. its ridiculus
I been having no problems what so ever with the update and I am fine on MGO. No lag at all. Maybe that just has to do with COD4.
Ive been playing COD4 with no problems whatsoever. Ive sent and received messages while playing.
3.1 I haven't played COD4 in months, lag was one of the reasons I stopped back then.
Hey Nick, I dont know if you tried it again, but now CoD4 wont even log into the game list or find games, for me it just freezes my ps3! Maybe this is some form of revenge for the MGSO's ability to take CoD4's online players.
lol... so much for PSN is now better than xbox live.. this is proof of it... Sony was trying to catch up to xbox live so bad that they rushed this firmware with huge amount of issues... This article will not be approved... Sony leg humpers rather have a broken PS3 then to admit 2.4 firmware is crap...
Kid, you need to realize that you're fighting a losing war. Are you too blind to realize that PS3 is outselling the 360 everywhere every month?
it will be fixed within like a day or two and ps3 is definately the better system and will win the console war
bladestar you fail at flaming
Just add him to your ignore list, I can't even see what he typed, but let me guess... haha, See, sony can't handle the update, the idiots rushed it. PSN will never be as good as XBL... Does that sound about right?? Seriously, just click ignore, you already know what he's gonna say anyway.
talk about stupidity the xbox rrod hahah Sony has no catch up to do M$ is playing catch up with all the sales omg the 60 gig hard drive will save xbox ...so will viva pinata ahahahah thats for the Wii u guys got nothing else
Wow Bladestar...you were just WAITING for 2.4 to have a couple of problems weren't you? You sir are made of massive fail!
@juuken - I was not waiting... I knew it was going to have issues... duhh... The fact that Sony is trying so hard to catchup to xbox live specially with E3 around the corner when microsoft is probably going to announce the new gesture/motion interface and a couple of new enhancement it was only obvious... I am amazed that the thing even works for some consoles... Sony main issue is not that they are not good at what they do is that they have too many firmware updates... that increases the possibility of having issues... like this one... they should limit their updates to 1-2 a year... that way they can spend more time testing the damn thing... and even postpone if is not ready ala xbox live... I will not deny this brings me joy... not joy for the true gamers that own a PS3... but for the sony leg humpers in this site that wouldn't stop about PSN superiority and how everything works perfect... better than xbox live what? LOL! The fact that Sony is trying to add many of these features to the PS3 on the last minute.. features that probably weren't spec to work on the hardware when sony made it... I can't wait until they private chat (like xbox live) ... ohh wait.. they probably never will.. instead they will probably as developers to implement it in the game.. as they are doing with ingame music.. that way developers have to use system resources from the game into these features...
Oh yes you were Bladestar. You live, breath, eat and sleep in anti-Sony news. There are a LOT of people on the PS3 thread who didn't have this issue. There are only a few people who had this issue. I love how just hours after this update goes live, a bunch of anti-2.4 articles come through. Seriously, it's a buttload of sh*t.
@juuken - a few? that shows your lack of intelligence... do you think they would pull the updates if only a "few" people had this problem? You make it sound as if 5 people out the millings had problems... and yeah... Sony remove the updates from their servers for those 5 people... yeah.. sure bob.. it shows how much you know... Updates are only remove from distribution servers only when they are "show stopper"... MRs not CRs... In case you know the process of software roll out.
Bladestar, your ignorance astounds me. UNLESS this came from Sony themselves...on THEIR site and not this joke of a site, I'm not believing it. The problem would have to be a freakin' epidemic for them to pull it off of the PS3. The problem would have to be so widespread that almost everyone had problems with it. JACKASS.
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SHUT IT and go lick asian penis. ;-p
Nowhere as Bad a XBOX Spring update that Killed Thousands of Xbox's..... BlowAclown Xbox Fud patrol.
Sh!t happens. Everyone knows I'm a 360 fan, but I'm not here to gloat or make fun of the PS3 because I really don't care, and I know they'll fix the issues in a short amount of time. I'm rooting for the success of PSN, because I want Xbox Live to be free one day. The main reason I'm posting is because I just want to point out that every time something goes wrong with the 360, PS3 fanboys act like nothing has ever gone wrong with the PS3, when we all know that's not true for any console in history.
Bladestar is a microsoft leg humper. That's why. He probably doesn't remember that Xbox live crashed for 2 weeks or so during the holiday season, and people still had to pay. Don't forget 33% failure rate. And all of that, is true.
BOD BOD BOD Repeat after me BOD BOD BOD BOD BOD BOD BOD BOD BOD
who ever agreed with blade star is a gimp. come on jas what da f|_|ck. dont copy that ape sir ken. by doing what you did u feed his droid mind and worst of all you lower your self to his status so dont jas
I'm not having any problems...The xmb lags a tad, but it doesn't bother me any. However, I'm happy to see that Sony is on the ball. They are listening to our problems and solving them. I was also curious why the 2.4 update wasn't on the offical PSblog....apparently this is why. Thank you Sony
Thats what happens when you try to create something which the platform cant handle maybe they should just wait till the PS4 that just might be just powerful enough lol!!!
the ps3 is more than capable enough. its just that so many people are downloading and using it right when it comes out. this happens to all companys when they release something huge. just like how at&t service was messed up when the iPhone first came out
like most xboxes cant even handle HDMI how sad
Lol, pitiful xbox fanatics and Anti-Sony psychopaths. They were just waaaaaiting for something to go wrong.
HAHAH IT FUNNY HOW TROLLS ON HERE AND SONYGADF(AKA NEOGAF) TRYED TO HIDE THIS PROBLEM HHA LIKE NOTHING WAS QWRONG THEY ARE SO DELUSIONAL 2.40 right bottleneck.40 more like
I thought you said that this was all just MS fanboy rumors a couple of posts ago!
Zero issues with my PS3.
this is what a good company does they see a problem and they fix it with no bs i got it this morning and no problems so far
Are you kidding me. A good company would have throughly tested it from the start. Pull off the blinders, I understand that things happens and the only way to truly find most of the bugs in a piece of software is to release it into the wild. But, how the hell are you going to ignore the fact that this update is locking up some systems and flip the script by thanking sony for pulling it. You're damn right they are pulling it, because they are trying to cut down on the complaints and tech support calls. They should have tested it better, my little brother's PS3 locks up everytime he goes to the PSN Store. This is crazy. It's amazing how people see things in a different light isn't it.
don't get you're knickers in a bunch i just appreciate them for admitting something wrong and fixing it by the way haws that rrod situation going
"A good company would have throughly tested it from the start." Yeah, like MS does...
OK, so Sony release sh1tty software that can potentially brick your hard ware and it's "Thank You Sony" ?
ya its nice that a company pulls the plug on a firmware before too much damage is done, instead of another company I know that TOTALLY neglected major hardware failure for about a year. Better to catch it fast like Sony instead of letting it snowball into a 33% failure rate
I totally understand where you're coming from. I also notice that many people took to bashing MS and the 360 simply based on your comment. I thought you did make a fair comment. If the update is broken, the only smart thing for sony to do was pull it until they can pinpoint the problem. No need to thank them for that, they are doing their jobs. I honestly feel that if MS released an update and this same thing happened, the same people that are thanking sony for removing their update would be bashing MS for the same thing. It's simply the N4G double standard. Get use to it, cause it's not going anywhere. Although, I am having no problems with my PS3 after updating to 2.40
"I also notice that many people took to bashing MS and the 360 simply based on your comment." Fanboys have to pick at every little detail, don't they? I don't see how any fatal issues like this current one or the RROD could slip past such large companies. It is indeed inexcusable to have to have to pull/replace something so shortly after release. Sony and MS will most likely both learn from these blunders of theirs.
downloaded the 2.40 updated successfully has no problems this wont brick your ps3 just some people can't fully install it that's the problem as for me my 2.40 updated is working fine love it and Sony pull it quick so people that was having trouble with it can have it soon as possible
thats the thing i dont dislike the xbox i have the origanal and i plan on buying a 360 as soon as the price goes down one more time i just dont like when people throw stones that live in a glass house im not a fanboy im a gamer i will play anything i dont care what company makes it as long as its good. why are the xbox fanboys getting upset for last year at this same time you all were saying sony is done and they will never compete now that its turning around you all get upset relax its video games play what you like peace
I wish a 54 gallon drum of fail cause I would pour it all over this thread.
the problem i know of is when playing call of duty 4 online it lags like crazy and your person moves by itself. there is also buzzing noises when chatting in cod4 while in game
i doubt that has anything to do with this update... COD4 lag's at the best of times
Infinity Ward May know how to make a good game, but they can't do online for crap.
i just played for the last 2 hours lag free... not really sure what these "problems" are ... i got 2.40
"Infinity Ward May know how to make a good game, but they can't do online for crap" I guess you have never played it on the 360 or PC. I haven't had any problems but haven't tried the PS3 version.
hmm...going good for me...
I GOT my 2.4 LAST NIGHT at the stroke of 12. WOOOOOOOT. i'm Riding the Good life all day. WOOT. lol. :) I'm sure it'll be a 2.41 fix soon. But i still get to enjoy all the goodness that is 2.40 :D