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Sony pulls v2.40 firmware, denies full retro-trophy support, and Uncharted next for prize patch.

As was announced Monday, today saw the launch of the v2.40 firmware update for the PlayStation 3. The long-awaited update--previewed by GameSpot Hardware--adds the ability to access the console's XrossMediaBar (XMB) and use select features from it in-game. (Players can also access other XMB features directly, but will have to quit gameplay.) It also came alongside a slight tweak to the PlayStation Store, which adds list views and caches images, preventing the need to load previously viewed art assets each time one visits the store.

PS3 Firmware 2.40 Demo Eric Lempel shows off how trophies and the in-game XMB will work.
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The v2.40 update will also launch the long-awaited trophy system, the PS3's answer to Xbox 360 Achievements. Though every game for Microsoft's console bestows awards, only three already-released first-party PS3 games--PAIN, Warhawk, and Super Stardust HD--will get the feature this week in the form of patches.

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name3610d ago

They need to hurry up with the uncharted and MGS4 patch. I really wanna play uncharted, but I'm waiting for the patch. I still play MGS4 though because I don't mind playing through it again after I'm done with this run since I planned on doing it anyways.

Yoma3610d ago

Yeah same here. I want Uncharted patch now :)

It's still a chance landing on PSN tomorrow!

AllroundGamer3610d ago (Edited 3610d ago )

MGS4 trophy patch me waiting, me like MGS4 :)
btw. i wonder if the trophy system will have problems with imported games, because i have an Asia version of MGS4 (i have an EU PS3) and i already had problems with the MGS4 EU database application, that didn't found the saves (because it searched for EU saves) and so i couldn't unlock the full content :(

ROCCOZILLA3610d ago

gonna get back into WARHAWK for awhile,i really miss that game.get me some trophys!PLAY B3YOND!!!!!

name3610d ago

I'm buying burnout paradise too mainly because of the dev support and the new bike/nighttime maps. They also said they're supporting trophies. It's only 40 dollars now too.

power of Green 3610d ago (Edited 3610d ago )

You have to pay to get the kind of service many professionals research and fine-tune to make something as advanced as what I experiance.
This would be a tricky task to get something that complex to work right making sure system resources go to what is more important at the same time leaving enough available for other function when you are not a software company.

I don't think the PS3 is actually designed for these type of functions Sony never had this in mind with the hardware choice they made.

TayTayShaniqua3610d ago

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INehalemEXI3610d ago (Edited 3610d ago )

right...

/Sarcasm just so everybody know.

power of Green 3610d ago

This issue will calm down the media and PS3 fans *DOOMS DAY* scenario's the PSN *will be this* and *do that* rhetoric should be silenced , well aleast for a few days.

Cupid_Viper_33610d ago

can you please answer me this very simple question...... WHY, just please explain to me WHY are you in here?

because it simply can't be just HATRED. please, im begging you, to tell me why are you in EVERY SINGLE ps3 news...

i'll be checking for you answer pretty soon. thank you

gambare3610d ago

you seems pretty worried about the PSN Trophies, it has just being launched yesterday, they can implemented tomorrow or the next week.

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