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1UP: What's Inside The Ps3 Upgrade?

On Thursday, flipping on the ol' PlayStation 3 will service a reason other than watching Casino Royale on Blu-ray for the tenth time; Sony will deliver the long-anticipated 1.6 firmware update for the hardware, ushering in a number of new features.

First and foremost, there's background downloading that can queue up to six downloads, to be managed via a new Download Management menu under the XMB's Network icon. This does not, however, allow you to play games and download simultaneously -- this will presumably come in a later update. Rather, downloads will occur in the background while streaming videos, music photos from the hard drive and web browsing.

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timmyp533776d ago

"On Thursday, flipping on the ol' PlayStation 3 will service a reason other than watching Casino Royale on Blu-ray for the tenth time"

bigmack3775d ago

i just want the update.

IPlayGames3775d ago

Thats cool up to six DLs at a time and i can do other things now. This upgrade is also gonna include [email protected] and Screensavers comming tomorrow.

sa739173775d ago

http://threespeech.com/blog...

"Firmware Version 1.60 also delivers a more convenient process for downloading content to the PS3 from the PLAYSTATION Store. Up to 6 pieces of content from the PlayStation store can be queued up for download while the user enjoys other functions of the PS3 system, including playing games, browsing the web, using media functions including photo browsing, video and music playback. Progress of downloads can be easily tracked under a new Download Management menu under the XMB’s Network icon(2)."

1UP must be looking at the US press release that doesn't mention games..

My guess is it's the same as 360.. ie. background downloading so long as you're not playing an "online" game.. only games that are offline..

HungPHAT3775d ago (Edited 3775d ago )

Where the HELL is the unified Friends list , oh boy background downloading , there's nothing to download that's worth anything

achira3775d ago

lol, this feature is not as important as you make it. stick with your xbox360, its obvious that it is a better choice for you.