TheSixthAxis: "Hey everyone, guess what? Go on, guess, bet you can’t! Oh alright clever clogs you read the headline, people are reporting Firmware 3.42 is causing problems."
"All the reported problems can happen at anytime not just after a firmware update. PlayStations occasionally go wrong as do washing machines, cars, Xbox 360s, electronic egg whisks and threesomes (they always seem a good idea at the time.)." Haha. The threesome part was hilarious.
Posting that comment is probably the most people will actually read from the article. The majority of people on this site think they know what the entire article is about by reading the title.
People are ALWAYS having trouble with every PS3 firmware. There's obviously a chance of something going wrong, as with everything but every other FW there's article: "ZOMG! FW Update breakz me Trey!" My PS3's drive died when I was watching Inglorious Basterds on Bluray. OMG! Inglorious Basterds destroy teh PS3 drives! Makes sense.
@LukaX23 I read it all, but I must admit that from title and main page part of description I was thinking some dumb guy was trying to use Jailbreak USB and when it didn't work he mistaked it for a malfunction. LOL
I've never had a threesome go wrong. You need to up your game, son.
That's because you've never been in one...
he never had one go wrong.
can work out fine, as long as one of the girls is not your girl.
i've never had any problems with the firmware updates myself. bad luck to those that have.
Same. Not one firmware update has ever caused me problems. It might be people with older models though since I'm on a slim, but I don't know.
I'm on the 60 gig phat model, so I guess I'm still glad its going strong.
Never once had a firmware issue. I think certain people/websites make a big issue out of even the smallest of PS3 "problems" because they'd like to believe the 360 isn't the only console with crippling issues.
Fucked up my UC1 saves. Or at least i think it did, cuz verything was fine with that game til i installed 3.00 and then UC1 would keep locking up at a certain cutscene. And it wasnt til i deleted the save that it fixed it. So i think fw3.00 corrupted my UC1 save which in turn locked up UC1 for me. Otherwise it was just pure coincidence. I was on the orginal 40GB
and a slim model and I have never had a problem with a firmware update as well.
"Your PS3 doesn’t work, your girlfriend left you, they postponed the last episode of True Blood due to Labor Day. Nothing ever works out as you want. Shit happens, it’s called life – get used to it." Thank goodness my PS3 is at least still working...
Yeah the postponing of True Blood was what annoyed me the most.
I've been waiting for someone to say this for along time.
It's never too late. I do believe this firmware update is going to be the reason my PS3 dies when ever it does though.
Those that are experiencing problems caused by any Sony firmware should shut up...right? Lets all shut our eyes and block our ears...Lord Sony commands it
Shut up? No, of course not. Is it news if a few people have issues? Hell no.
as believing that COD4 caused 360's to have disc read errors. It was not the game, it was just that it was played all the time and it happen to be in the drive when the drive went bad. The game did not make the drive bad, it was spun just like other discs are spun.
Nah its not the firmware update though lol.. so its not caused by that and tehres just trying to blame some1 for the sake of blaming :)
I don't see you whining about the MS shipping a defective console or if it's scratching your DVD disc or when they increase the XBL price. Master MS must have commanded you to sit and play deaf and blind.
My console E74'd in its 3rd month and I missed out on a week of gaming, I was pissed and I complained and it got noticed cos they included E74 into the 3 year warranty. When my xbox scratched my Fallout 3 disc I complained and I got a replacement. So there goes your retarded point. If you want a link to my complaints just pm me Edit: my xbox live comments can even be found on this site. Go back to the story about the increase and you'll see I mentioned that I do not use xbox live because I refuse to pay for what is free elsewhere. How'd you like me now?
But I see you always trolling the PS3 thread. All the comment I see in your history are mostly about bashing and trolling the PS3 thread. @Sitris, are you ndibu's alternate account?
@ndibu OH WOW that is funny you are a troll but wont pay for live because it is free elsewhere. I do believe you just trolled the 360, u are now a ps3 fanboy. Its good to know you love the Sony PlayStation so much sitting in ur hut playing uncharted.
1. Some people experience problems related to the firmware update 2. Other people immediately post blogs defending Sony's Firmware. Never fails.
3. and xbox fanboys try to spin things to try and make Sony or the ps3 look bad. never fails.
Actually the people experiencing problems with 3.42 are the potential pirates. They were locked out the PSN. My experience with FW updates, games updates, has been pretty smooth so far. Guess I'm very lucky. Hell I even was able to log in the PSN during the so infamous ApocalyPS3. I actually enjoy updating my PS3 FW. Always looking forward to new features. Too bad Sony is pretty slow at it.
huh? are you mad?
my playstation (slim 250GB) lasted 4 days before I got the three beeps. I knew though that it had nothing to do with updates etc... it's really just a common error that happens with all electronic equipment, some people will never get it and others will. When I get my other PS3 it might last 50 yrs it's really luck of the draw.
4 freaking days? Man, you are one unluck sob! But you are right, things do break as the reason there is one year warranty in those things, manufature flaws are expected to lead into hardware failures in up to that time... But 4 days? Really? *knocks on the wood*
exactly.. i had my 60gb since the day of ps3 release until 2009 without any problems.. and it was still working when i traded it in for a slim.. and ive had this about a year and a half without any problems.. but you know sometimes you buy something, it doesnt work.. you take it back to the store get a replacement and it works fine.. maybe they got bashed on the way to the store.. who knows? but to blame sony and its updates everytime something goes wrong is just dumb
Yes thats what I'm thinking something happened on the way to the store. Luckily the store I bought it from is happy to do a straight swap because it was such a short time.
folks, how do we even know that these "problems" truly even exist. Has anyone ever seen a video of a firmware bricking a console? Has anyone ever commented on this site(or any other site) that a firmware killed there ps3?Most of these articles don't even have real sources. Just "my super, secret, sources brother told me" . and one other thing, how do we know it's not the owner's fault? they might done something stupid like turned it off while it was updating or something.
We don't really need to know if those are real problems. Just think for a moment how many PS3 are sold around the world in one day... something from 1 to 5% of those are prone to fail within one year from the day they were bought and turned on. Every day hundreds of PS3 die... Maybe thousands in some days. It's obvious that when this day happens to be the very same day of FW update or just after, people will blame the last different thing they did, in this case would be FW update. But truth is, if a FW update were to brick PS3s, as all PS3 receive and run the very same FW, we could expect for it to dastroy everyone's PS3s, or, at least, most PS3s around. So no, not a real problem with FW, but that don't mean all those people are liers or something.
well just bought a PS3 slim 120 GB after updating it has been a bit slow and frozed a few times, i wouldn't expect this from a new model (at kleast first day), my old PS3 my bro just took with him
launch 60G PS3 and I NEVER have problems with FW updates.. if its on the net, take it with a grain of salt
Fun fact: I have personally never had an issue with a single firmware update. Not a single one from December 12, 2006 to present. I am not suggesting that no one else has ever had an issue, but I do think that perhaps firmware updates sometimes get blamed for faults that were going to happen anyway.
"Your PS3 doesn’t work, your girlfriend left you, they postponed the last episode of True Blood due to Labor Day. Nothing ever works out as you want. Shit happens, it’s called life – get used to it." I like this guy.
for some reason my PS3 refused to play any video files at all, saying they were all corrupt. A new FW was released a few weeks later which fixed the problem, so wasn't too bad :)
This is why i download my Updates through a USB thumbstick, then to my PS3. I just think its better overall.
My original 60GB is doing fine so far.
PS3 Slim 60GB? When was their a 60GB Slim? I think this guy doesn't know what he is talking about or he was talking about 160GB PS3 Slim. Anyways I haven't had problems with the update, heck the PSN Store seems to load faster for me and the only problem I have with my PS3 is the problems that come with it being used and not taking care of. It tricks me off when people can't take care of their systems, I brought about 4 used 360's that were pack full of dust (Person said 360 is better the PS3 but they couldn't take care of it?).
Someone disgree, lame.
I love you Mr Tretton!
This article is not entirely true. Each firmware update will have certain error conditions that it usually protects itself from (ex. if someone does something a certain way or has a certain history it would normally cause an error, but the firmware will write the data or handle the error as it happens so that the error won't happen). When the firmware updates, it's introduced to old data that could potentially already have errors for the new firmware written into it. It happens with updates on every major system (not even just game systems). Some of them have so much going on that it's near impossible to test everything to perfection.
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