Ironstar: Let's be honest, how many PS3 firmware updates has left us satisfied? Not many.
Every update has to be a major re-work or something? Has to deliver a freaking orgasm every time? Bad enough people expect PSN to be as good if not better than XBL yet remain free.
lame article guys opinion no need to listen just move on other than that PSN is free no need to be happy for every update they have if u dont want to update then just play offline
yeah i am unhappy with the firmware updates, i just wish the ps3's online service went back to having nothing and just stayed there. O_o i also wish the little updates never occurred so the big updates could never have happened. man i hate my ps3 and the inexistent progress it has made.... XD and whats with this next FW update? it includes more improvements!? what a disgrace!! abomination! abomination i tell ya!! edit: hmm i turned the "quality filter" on on n4g, and this article just disappeared. strange...
lol exactly. If it weren't for fw updates, we'd still have no ingame XMB. Quite your whining woman! Know when you've got good deal in ur hand before bitching!
Lol since when was a FW update supposed to be about owing you new features. Its at sonys discretion whether or not they add features and anyway if you compare psn from 2008 to the current psn, its like night and day.... must be one of those late slim adopters...
I can understand they want to keep some things secret till developers can implement them, but at least they could tell us in detail about the features we can use day 1. We just want more info about what is interrupting our gaming time.
PosTedUP said it all for me, just read his comment.
well its true now that i think of it. FW updates on ps3 never do anything immediately , its later that publishers take advantage of it that we see it put to use. in game music for example almost no game uses it and yet when it came out we were all like OMG in game music finnaly!!! then dissapointment followed. trophies the same thing,for the first 6mo-1 year almost no games had trophies aftert the patch.
I'm no PS3 fanboy..but I like ALL PS3 firmware updates regardless if they are big or small changes. Its free man, how can you complain? Of course I would like to see more multitasking on the PS3. Heck, I can't change my theme or sound settings while in-game or while using the Internet Browser. But, I'm sure multitasking will come to the PS3 eventually.
So let me get this straight. You are playing red dead redemption, about 8 hours into the current session and all of a sudden you have the urge to change your theme? WTF? I love improvements, especially free, but I'd rather they spent time and resources on options I would actually need or want to use.
he mad they havent added cross game chat yet :/
I don't mind the updates, I just want more info other than "increased performance and compatibility for PS3 games", or whatever they always write. As well as the hidden features that always pop up that they don't post.
But they can't update their sales to get them out of dead last.
ding ding troll of the day!
the troll greywulf forget that ps3 killed xbox in term of sales (and others) this years (and others) ! more than 1 millions worldwide : bammm.
whose partialised squawking and wailing over free PS3 updates was seen by a flamebait contributer on N4G and was submitted and approved. Yet in comparison, how much bellyaching do you see about Microsofts ridiculous decision to create and charge for another proprietary harddrive for the new Xbox 360 S? Not much. Yep, this is just another day in the N4G neighborhood.
This is hilarious. Who makes an article about this??? Oh, must be a fanboy with nothing to look forward to on his own console.
"I'm Not Happy With PS3's Firmware Updates" Well boo f**king hoo
don't bother me much, i have bigger things to worry about in my life.
Every single update is a winner in my book. It's the ignorant masses that don't understand each update contains updates that will improve upcoming games by including specific code for them. But, who am I kidding? This is the generation of entitlement, where people think they should get something all the time, just for living and breathing.
i havent had any problems with the updates they usually add more stuff or fix problems just some people like to complain all the time
how a bout u go back to quitting your game session to text chat, phaggot article
Then play offline and stfu
I'm not happy with this writer's grammar. *edit- What's there to disagree with? It's a poorly written article.
I like The Update And Satisfied With It.If U Guys Disagrees With Me I dont Care And Pleazz Tell Me Y U Disagreed.
Still havent fixed the browser. Still no multitasking. Only firmware that actually caught my attention was the one that let you press the "home" button to go to the XMB to check the time.
don't try xbox girl, we know who you are ;) [email protected] garnett "Which is why PS1 and PS2 broke more often than Xbox 360 does?" megalol. have ms paid all the blind men in the world to lie everywhere ? (by the way, free psn is better than xbl, no p2p, vidzone, home, browser, and so mnay features you d'ont have....cross game chat ?? who cares, gamers chat in the game)
It's better than not having a browser at all. If you want the browser fix and new features, you should support Sony by subscribing to PSN+. That's the only way Sony'll have money to implement new features.
I'm cool(content) with free...and somewhat lackluster updates. I'm also cool with small somewhat lackluster updates in succession that add significant functionality for free. I'm in no immediate Crysis(crisis) and as long as things progress as are,I need not panic....or whine or attempt to seem more melancholy than I truly am. Please charge me and include my own 'personal' vision in all future updates.Or take a little time.forget my ramblings and continue as you were......for free of course....until PS+ overrides my ISP and declares otherwise. Of course,I know nothing and therefore should be ignored.Ignored??? YES. update....for free. I have become an ignorant sycophant.Took some serious articles though :(
I think you should sit down and think about the things you already have instead of complaining about what you dont. PSN is free how can you complain? You say that Sony hasn't brought out enough updates that provide a "wow" factor, but you fail to realize that PS3 already does so much....WTF?
The firmware updates tell me that Sony is actively working on keeping the PS3 up to date. Even if an update only provides stability enhancements and bug fixes, that's good enough for me.
Honest sarcasm is a commodity. Honest idiocy is not.
No one is forcing you to like the PS3's updates
they release awesome stuff slowly to correct bug and fixes if there are. if they release new things that has alot there will be bugs and glitches on ps3. they are playing safe so no ps3 owners will get owned and have a firmware heart attack
unless they release a fw that's messing up my ps3 then i generally never worry about them. half the time i don't even know what they do until i stumble upon it~ there are things that i want, but i don't stress over whether or not they put it in lol
You and me Both, they are lame, small features that have nothing to do with what I want
Firmware updates aren't code for "we're getting cool new features". They're not meant to get you all excited and special. It's simply just updating your console.
I feel we should be 'privy' to fees for updates,however minor. Being Honestly possessed of Idiocy,I feel these these updates should contain more and cost less. Something isn't right... For Rome....indeed.
A FREE update that didn't put the PS3's online ahead of its competition? Blasphemy!!!
IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT YOU DON'T LIKE OUR CURRENT PS3's OS. :-0 Well, let's see why, shall we? *WE DON'T PAY FOR IT (XBOX LIVE SUBSCRIPTION) *SONY IS GOOD AT HARDWARE, AND KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT SOFTWARE (MS IS GOOD AT NONE) *I HAVE WASTED A LOT OF TIME IN THE FORUMS ASKING FOR NEW INCREMENTATION, AND NOTHING HAPPENED. *PSP's OS IS NOT AS "CASTRATED" AS THE PS3's OS. ALL I CAN SAY, EVEN THOUGH PS3's OS SUX, THE GAMING LIBRARY IT HAS ROX. SO I AM STILL GONNA STICK WITH PS3 4 NOW! tnks 4 thee audience.
"*WE DON'T PAY FOR IT (XBOX LIVE SUBSCRIPTION)" XBL silver is free, and GOLD craps all over PSN Plus. *SONY IS GOOD AT HARDWARE, AND KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT SOFTWARE (MS IS GOOD AT NONE) Which is why PS1 and PS2 broke more often than Xbox 360 does? And why is Sony ALWAYS playing catch up with XBL? Netflix,Trophies,Patches,no cross game chat yet (LOL!!!!!!!), a crappy dashboard.
Firmware updates are really for...
Aren't they to give my greedy ass more free stuff? I'm still waiting for my free firmware update that makes my HDTV do 3D, Sony! If you don't make it happen you obviously fail and I refuse to pay for PSN anymore. Edit: I think your problem is with your playing a game over 6 months after its release. Don't blame Sony because you were late to the party.
Not as frustrating as game pathches on ps3 i got u2 the other day 8 patches later got into the game went to play online then had to wait again gave up went back to 360 to slow.
^ hehe.You sarcastic [email protected] Bubs for you all....For Rome of course. @earbus...wow,must have been an expensive ordeal.I can't wait,so many things to do,so little time. No new updates on 360?.... just curious.
Yeah 360 patches take 30 seconds no matter how old the game is put in game play in under a minute u2 took a hour then multi patch on top i just wanted to play right then.
You can always press 'cancel' and play the game without patches, then when you have the time to spare, you can patch it. U2? What game is this? You mean Uncharted 2 I assume? The game has to update its online mode, meaning you can basically skip the update and play single player mode just fine. Again, its for maps, skins. I deleted its data a few days ago, and it was like 12 mins of updating. Really. An hour?
You internet connection is too slow, dude. Time to move to fiber optic.
If my connections to slow why dont i have probs on 360
compare to a 2 GB map DLC in Uncharted 2.
I'm not a grammar nazi by any means but... "Let's be honest, how many PS3 firmware updates has left us satisfied?" IS TERRIBLE ENGLISH! In the words of our former President, "Is our children learning?" As far as the article itself goes, doesn't MS only update the 360 once or twice a year? Of course every 360 update is going to be huge. Sony updates 3-5 times a year so of course each update is going to be less impressive than the massive 360 update once a year. Its also outrageous that he's complaining that Sony has implemented things via firmware updates such as screenshots and in-game music that THE DEVELOPERS haven't taken advantage of. Does it suck? Yes. Is it Sony's fault? NO. Plus, what the hell is this about: "PlayStation Plus won't be what people may think it is at launch, it offers value for people that often purchase DLC and PSN titles rather than being an upgrade from the standard PlayStation Network in an Xbox Live Gold fashion." Okay, so I guess I'm better off if I have to pay to play online to do things like go on Facebook, Last.fm, Twitter etc as opposed to utilizing the PS3's web browser. I'm still amazed that here in 2010, people act as if PSN is being held together by string and glue while Live is built out of platinum and hands you $100 bucks everytime you turn on a 360.
...then steer clear of PSP updates. Nothing but updates to patch holes in security.
Lets be honest here. How many firmware updates have left me satisfied? Pretty much all of them. Why? I'm not looking for my gaming console to takeover the world. I'm sick to my stomach of the complaining EVERY single time a new firmware is released. I understand no company is ever going to please everyone, but this is too much sometimes. Its the hype and false rumors that disappoint you, not the firmware itself. These machines already do so much, and granted they can always be improved, but I bought mine to play games, not to have anxiety over what or what won't be in the next system update. I think we should be grateful that we live in an age where these devices which we spent hundreds of dollars on can be updated and improved in real time for free, effectively giving us more than what we initially paid for. But in reality, people are more likely to pick out the cons before the pros.
The psp ones could be a bit better, but then again comic book support was probably one of the best things ever.
PSN firmware updates are strictly for playing catch-up with XBL. The only thing PSN has on XBL are 1. Free online (which is good, too bad the dashboard sucks and nobody has mics, and the people that do have mics, have crappy ones that cause so much white noise). 2. Money system, i hate the shytty points, i wish MS would get with the times and copy Sony on this one.
But XBL only has cross game chat and invites. Which are in some games already. Who cares, differences are so tiny that users that cry that $5 dollars is worth it are retarded.
but i prefer it to NXE only because there are ZERO ads, which amazes me because as a free service, i would expect ads everywhere, but there are none. on xbox (which you pay for) you are bombarded with ads from the moment you turn it on. would be nice if they were optional, since youknow, you pay a yearly fee.
It is honestly the biggest pain in the ass, ever.
Removing it is next to impossible, changing it to a fake number, easier...
i canceled my live account, its almost like they want total control over your credit card or something.
Complaining about getting free updates that don't live up to your high expectations? Jeez, just keep playing with your Xbox if you're so happy with the updates. I'm quite happy with the updates provided, of course we always want more out of updates but I'm grateful they are continually improving the online experience.
A firmware update is just like any other update, its not always there to add new features, but to make what already exists more efficient, more secure or to lay groundwork for other things. The fact that updates come along is something to be happy about because it shows that there is still an active interest in the console.
This is a stupid article. The PS3 has done WAY more to improve itself over the years than the Xbox360, or any other console for that matter. If you look at what it was when it was released, and where it is at now, you'd realize this.
These are updates to the firmware fcs.. You dont hear people complaining that Microsoft's latest windows 7 update wasnt up to scratch do you? Some people just expect waaaay too much and then like to complain when things dont live up to these wild, deluded expectations.. This guy obviously wasnt held enough as a baby..
Windows 7 is da shizzle, nothing to complain about, and people aren't asking for more features. But I see your point. PC users wouldn't say they hate Windows Updates because they haven't included USB 3.0 support. Well, if USB 3.0 become standard I guess they would. And MS would provide it.
If instead of attaching his dissatisfaction to firmware updates, he just left it at I'm not happy PS+ doesn't upgrade the PSN Infrastructure to offer all the features XBL offers, which I would be more than willing to pay $50/yr for. Just as many, many others have voices. Choosing to somehow associate that with the firmware updates, and blame them for not adding the features he wants, was not smart. Clearly, creating an online infrastructure like XBL is not easy or cheap, or Sony would just do it. They've already bit the bullet and have introduced a fee-based online service. Microsoft planned early, and took the investment loss early. Huge losses only a company like Microsoft or Sony could take. I don't know that Sony is willing or can afford to take the losses to create a robust closed system like XBL. The interesting thing, XBL is Xbox's biggest advantage and Sony has bit the bullet and introduced fees so the potential for them to create an XBL class service is there. Blu-ray is/was PS3's biggest advantage. MS has not yet been forced to respond to that. It will be interesting to see how long they can hold out. Will there be more FF XIII's or not?
While it would be nice if every update added new content we want, the main function of the updates to the system is to improve the functionality for the PS3.
what does he expect. that it rains chocolate and rainbows start shooting out of the uptdate? come on.........
That's the author's stupid fault for believing dumb rumour and expecting things in the updates that were never officially promised.
He's like saying "Im not happy about free updates and free services " its all free why ur complaining and each update has a benefit for your PS3 .. If your not happy stick with an old firmware for the rest of your life .