Playstation 3's 1.50 firmware update has been released in both Japan and the US. It adds a few minor changes to the PS Store, but, more importantly, all PS2 pixel flipping issues have been fixed. Final Fantasy XII and MGS2 have never looked so good.
lol i've just posted the same news, you beat me by 30 minutes, damn you !
Excellent firmware support, that's good news.
-- "Woo - Hoo!!!" --
Now its true Backward Compatability.
Lastnite my PS3 spoke to my 360. It said. You wanna talk trash after two months huh? Just you wait and see. You'll be eating those words for the next 8 years.
It kinda sounded like david Hayter.
Is that weird?
that's frickin' hilarious.
I really can throw away/retire my aging 5year old ps2 :) Here's to gaming on a system that has the biggest back catalogue of games EVER.
and that was hilarious skyline... remember all the xbots laughing and complaining that bw compat. was lame on the ps3... the ones who claimed it could not be fixed by firmware... well, now it has, and i'm sure they'll be eating their words... with ken k shifted towards namco, this means drastic changes for the ps3 methinks...
this is good for the PS3 gammers....Now they have some games to play, other then watching blu-ray movies. If only PS3 games were available instead of blu-ray movies they would be all set.
Good news, although I haven't played any PS2 games since I got the PS3. Been too busy playing Resistance, Ridge Racer 7, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance.
In time. Thankfully, Motorstorm is going to launch in Europe. And Heavenly Sword, Assassins Creed shortly after. Sweeeet
Now, let them fix the scaling issue and upgrade the online features and they are in business.
for the scaling issue because it would tax the system too mucha and affect games already released.
This is what happens when you slap together parts in a hurry and don't thouroughly plan the system as Microsoft did.
And if you want online features, go with Xbox Live. Sony will never be able to provide service equivalent to Xbox live.
similar to the "they won't be able to fix the BC problem because it will tax the system". And yet they did!
You know it really is sour grapes to come onto a thread where Sony has fixed something to say they won't fix something else. Your presumptuous in thinking that you know the real reason for the scaling problem.
On the topic of backward compatibility you should not put Microsoft on a pedestal both for it's Windows OS and The X360. Over a year later there is a laundry list of XBox titles that do not work on their new system.
Enjoy your XBox 360 and whatever other systems you may have and let others enjoy what they have as well.
"This is what happens when you slap together parts in a hurry and don't thouroughly plan the system as Microsoft did. "
Easily misread as anti microsoft as well...
I wish, microsoft would will reach as good backward compatibility sometimes. Still only the half of my XBOX games work. Hopefully M$ hasn't stopped updating the support files.
Maybe i'll buy a ps3 later (after a pricedrop). Yes, you CAN have both without hating one.
What are you saying?!?
Your intelligent, and non-biased banter confuses us. STOP IT!
On a serious note....
Although I am not waiting for a price drop on the PS3 I will be buying it sometime this month or next.
I will then have both consoles, and ENJOY both consoles. I don't have to worry about missing a single "killer app".
I am not TOPGAMER (fantastic gaming setup), but I will spend the money to enjoy all the good games out there.
Good job Sony!
I am very impressed with Sony on this one. That was really quick... hopefully they'll fix a lot of the other problems quickly as well.
They did fix this much faster than I thought they would. Good work.
and very happy that sony has been patching and releasing new firmware relatively often, glad that they are keeping steadfast in their timing and work ethic...
also, at #10 "Sony will never be able to provide service equivalent to Xbox live."
i hope you're ready to eat those words, give it a year friend... that statement may be a little too bold, it's only been 8 weeks :)
News for the PS3.
The only problem is that this makes the xbox 360 backwards compatibility look like a complete failure ):
Good job Sony, this gives confidence to those of us who are planning on purchasing the PS3 soon.
Another thing, remember Xboxlive wasn't built in a day it took years and countless upgrades to get to the level it's at. So thinking or even saying that Sony wont reach that level is simply idiotic. Some of you just scratch and peg at something to complain about for no logical reason. Why aren't you busy playin on live instead of posting on the internet. I mean i know your not on your Xbox360 because last time i checked the X360 can't browse like the PS3. Grow up and embrace logic, please.
if one as a ps3 or 360 why would you want to play last gen games? not being a smart A$$, but is it sane to say your excited about playing last gen games on a $400-$600 console. don't settle for this garbage!!! bring on this gen games. thats why i spent all of this money!!!! i don't need a xbox with a hd-dvd or a ps2 with a blu-ray!!! i need games for the 360 and ps3!!!!!
That is why i bought a 360. I want next gen games. I kept my old xbox for the xbox games. I have never played a xbox game on the 360.
So i do not know hwy it is such a big deal. Maybe because there isn't many good games for the PS3 yet and not everyone wants to watch blu-ray movies like sony wants them to.
I still play my old PS1 titles on my PS2, like the FF series, spyro, einhander, wipeout, etc. Even chuck in Crash Bandicoot for kicks once in a while.
Once I get a PS3 i'll still have to finish up FFXII, FFX-2(i hope to god the ending's good), God of War 2, Burnout Revenge, etc.
If they were able to fix this interlacing issue, I wonder if a future update will let us do texture-smoothing and/or upscaling for our old titles. I'm amazed that Sony's pumping out these updates, and without bricking thousands of consoles a la Microsoft style.
Games of games like socom and god of war. I've run into all kinds of PS3 guys online playing Socom. I think thats pretty cool. that you can use the next gen system and play old gen games in HD. They say its great.
why would you want to browse the web on your game console? I have a web browser and internet built into my TV, but i never have used it once. I use my computer for that.
Why is it that the PS3 does everything but focus on games.
Wow! you truly are on a "script", and you definitely are a stupid "kiddie", you sure can "spin" kid, you sure can spin. None of these extra features are bad. Man you're disgusting, get off Sony's and MS' nuts! You're pathetic kid
had to give the fanboys some good news sooner or later. Let's hope this isn't the only good news.
right! this is gonna be the only good news, and there is gonna be nothing but good news for 360, you're another delusional nut! all you 360 fans are fanatical! with your hate agenda. Grow up, you pathetic little groupie
that Sony is listening our complaints about the PS3. This is good. For the same reason some 360 fanatics had thanked MS in the past. So now is PS3 fans to say THANKS SONY. I apreciatte this upgrade because some of my 100 plus ps2 games looked like crap. That was something Im really thankfull about SONY. FANATICS...ENJOY THE PS2 GAMES ON THE PS3!!!
There is a huge update planned for March with background downloading and upscaling games and dvd's to HD. Apparently...all in time for european launch.
Sweet. It'll make Europeans feel better about waiting an extra 4 months. Their launch is going to jam-packed with great titles.
as usual they run and hide except for fools like scrumptious.every thing fanboys gripe about,even when they are not getting the system,is being fixed by sony.WITHOUT ANY SYSTEMS BRICKING.TAKE NOTES MICROSOFT.and when it is fixed,they find something else to gripe about.can you still say "over 7800 games baby.can you say that fanboys?
i downloaded this last night and didn't think much of it because i needed to sleep.but i was depressed to find vf4:evo wasn't looking too hot.then this morning i find news and pop it back in and "WAMMO!",graphics are clean.now sony just has to put texture smoothing in for ps1 games.my rr type 4 could use it.but sony is just knocking it out with each update.kudos.
I could care less about this to be honest, all i want from Sony is a price cut for the UK. £425 is very expensive.
Great News!!! Glad to hear everyone else is happy about it too!!!
Now when I get my PS3 here in Australia I wont have to clog up my entertainment area with to much hardware I can just store away my bulky launch PS2 and have my PS3 Instead.
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