As soon as you boot up your PlayStation 3 while connected on the PlayStation Network, a new update will be pushed through your console.
PS3 It only combats piracy.
I take any free things even if I don't need it.
yea who cares if they took the other OS away they give us free minor security updates! :D
I actually used it though
Me too look forward to the next one...shows they are making sure their product works and is in line with today's threats and concerns.
lol @ the disagrees they know if i actually used it or not XD they know my favoriate color and movies too haha
Would that be Lilac and "Pretty in Pink" Dave.
@Dave Maybe they don't agree with you using it, or agree that you should be complaining that it's gone. Maybe they don't like your addition to the conversation. Why does everyone who gets disagrees assume that there's /no/ underlying message in their post. You think you're not going to get any disagrees for your latest post, you will. It's the way of the N4G. OT: I'm always up for a software update.
@Dave1351 The sony fanboys will disagree with you just because, in their eyes, you attacked sony by mentioning that they removed OtherOS - which was absolutely stupid of them to do since the xmb itself can play mkv or FLAC files, or lots of other things that Linux could do. Like seriously, people used the OtherOS feature. I didn't use it often, but it was the only way to get full quality audio out of my receiver since my computers dont have a super great sound card with HDMI Out or anything. Everyone on this site that clicked disagree on your post where all you said was that you use it, are all completely dumb ignorant fanboys. I miss my FLAC files... :( Stupid PS3 not supporting it... >.<
An who cares that XBL keeps taking away Dashboards people like. -_- If you use the OS then you can use it, just can't play PS3 games. So stop trolling.
@Neko-Mega In case you did not notice, this article is about the ps3. Whether Dave is trolling or not, you do nothing but make it worse. In addition, you can not compare the removing of a feature from a console with the change of a design in the UI of another.
FAIL!! It does remove more then what you think, you can't custom the background with your own picture anymore, in less you had a old profile that had the picture, it removes it. Theirs alot of little things it removes as well, I count that as the same as removing OS.
Aww dam it...just when I was thinking ID change feature or voice messaging I see this...They could have at least put something useful in like, IDK....rate retail game disc, or maybe 1 button notifications?......Dammit!!!
AAAAaaaaarghhhhh, 3.55 bricked my console!!!!! Only joking but I bet it's not long before someone whines that it has.
3.55 raped my console.
Yeah ANOTHER forced update. Yeah PS3!!
@paint... When I turned on my ps3 it didnt force me to update. In fact, I had to go to the system update screen and have it search. When it found it I just canceled it. Maybe sony will at some point make it mandatory but as for last night it wasnt. I'm in California and this was at close to 9pm.
or maybe press ps button to view new message, or maybe have a number next to the message icon to show how many unread messages you have? Sooo many simple little add-ons that are needed but we aren't getting ANYTHING. It is actually making me want to get a 360 because I am sick of them ignoring what people want, I mean, I have not seen 1 SINGLE PERSON ask for a video editor (that is totally useless and doesn't deserve the name btw), people want so many different things improved/added/tweaked but we get NONE of them. They have obviously dropped most of their support for the FW updates. You may pay for Xbox Live, but look at the amount of extra features you get, I was looking at all of the things you can do with Gamer Tag profiles/Parties/look at each others games etc on my m8s 360 and the PSN is not even comparable, really makes the PSN gamer tags/menus/features really antiquated and bare-bones - most of all slow. It may be free, but you get what you pay for, in everything. At least MS is still improving their OS and still adding new USEFUL GAMING FEATURES.
My PS3 became Skynet after the update! It ate my dog too!
@Turkish I used it and I'm not sitting at 3.15 :( But let's take the stupid fanboy bias out of this, all these minor updates are a little annoying. I have to sit there watch and update take 20 minutes to download just to play a round of CoD before going to work/school.
20 minutes? mine took less than 10...
Took YOU 10 minutes.
I love updates and all but this is just so tiny I want Sony to surprise me with another update that is loaded with new features. I hope we don't see these keep springing up. Stay the F away hackers, you guys should be fine with your 3.41 hmm actually with the launch of select quest, i have a feeling this update is also for that (applies to selected members) oh and give it a few hours before we see "3.55 broke my PS3" article
I think it has to do with the Reward Quests too. Would make sense.
I'm running around with the Killzone 3 "Select" PSN Avatar, I wonder what the pros look like.
Tiny huh? ask pirates how tiny exactly it is, they'll tell you it's pretty big, so stfu and move on
I have never had a ps3 brake after an update and i have 4 of them so im guessing most people do something when it's updating that your not suppose to.
I've installed every update since 1.1 none of them bricked my playstation.
update 2.40 bricked some consoles, my friend's 40gb bricked. that is why i record every time i update so i can show sony in case.
for me, I make sure I have nothing that can be accessed while I'm uploading like my controller connected to the PS3 (recharging) or any memory sticks. I know that I tend to dump my demos down to about two or three before I download sometimes and I also put everything into folders so that any animations are not running in the background while the download is occurring. I'm a little paranoid, but unlike a lot of people, I went through three or four 60Gb PS3's and I Lord willing this current one will last more than ten years. I forget, but I also may or may not log into the Playstation Network, but I can't remember if I do that or not because it's been a while since the last update.
no i'm not sure, i just bought a brand new slim and it died right after the update. Return it for a new one and it works, no problem. Don't know what happen.
Always wondered the same thing. I bought a 20Gb at launch and haven't had a single issue. Doubt there has a been a day that has went by were between me and my three girls that we haven't played a game or watched movies or just watched TV shows on it via Playon/Hulu. I know electronics fail and maybe I'm just fortunate but if people would just take the time once a month and blow out the dust and take care of it i wonder how mane people would save them some downtime and money on every platform. As for bricking during updating Im sure there are checksums in place where if you didnt get the correct download that it wouldnt install and what people might do that millions can update correctly with a few that screw it up some how. Not for sure what the real story is on that
@pixelsword, I am on my 4th PS3 (original 60gig), but don't worry about updates breaking them. I have had 1 blu-ray failure and 2 YLOD's. I'm now on my fourth and hopefully this will last a bit longer. I do take good care with them, always keep them clean and out in the open so air can circulate and keep it cool. Just had a bit of bad luck I think.
Just give up....
Luckily there are not any people like you that work for Sony.... Not sure if you can tell, but no one wants the PS3 to end up like the 360 in terms of piracy... Unless you're a 360 fanboy?
How is piracy affecting 360 gamers? Are games more expensive? are less games being developed for the 360? Nothing is happening, so why would you care how ps3 would end up if it wouldn't effect you? Is it the fact that you care for the protection of sony and developers? If thats the case I hope you donate money to all charities out their and help out every homeless person in the streets you see because you should worry about those people then a multi million $ company..
I would say DUMB!
Graphics, that is impressively short sighted of you. Congratulations.
You speak as if you spend all your time helping others non stop. I know I surely would be a better person if I was like that. But I doubt you are. You used giving to charity as a way to make me think how I care for the protection of a system. Nice. Piracy doesnt affect 360 gamers directly, it affects the company. And then for w/e reasons the company may make plans and changes, for better or worse, that will and can affect the consumer. And sure, it is a possibility that games can become more expensive in the long term. Are less games being developed for the 360? Ask yourself this, how much games can be made from 500 million (Kinect ads only)? Im pretty sure enough to bring in mroe cash than the sales of Kinect itself. If you choose to see nothing is happening now, who knows maybe your right. But if you stay stuck in the present then you take a risk for having a good chance at a better future. That good future can give us better, more, and hopefully cheaper games within a year.
it's not like the 360 has had any new games last couple of years so piracy could be the answer to that....
Don't be a tool, I do give to charities and I do buy food and give cash to homeless people....I bet you don't though. I also can't stand people who think everything should be free and are such scum that they simply say stop trying to defend a companies right to prevent theft...you sir make me sick to my stomach.
@ Graphics. Uh less 360 games? Seems to be, unless you love Kinect enough not to care about "proper" games. Now go and tickle your tiger.
do you work for free?
if ppl pirate blu ray games for ps3 sony should just make larger/longer games like 50gb+ games from every sony exclusive so that it takes 4 - 6 weeks for ppl to try to pirate a game lol.
lol that would be awesome.
ah.....you just asking them to put in uncompress music/video etc too fill the disc space. Either that, or it gonna take them 5+ years just to come out with games and selling at the same price. You supporting Sony, but i don't see how this ideas helping them if at all (for once, i don't think pirating care about long download....really they care about that?)
Thats the only antipiracy measure that I approve.
Best PS3 firmware update ever! :D /s
Comments about the lack of cross-game chat in 3...2...1..
Where is it!?!? /jk :)
People should learn how to be grateful.
"Gateful"? For what?
don't ur mom teach you that you spoil brat.
Unlike you, my mom didn't buy my PS3 for me. There is nothing that constitute as free stuff in this update so you obviously have no idea WTF you're talking about.
I dont see why people are hating this update, sure it doesn't give you some new shiny feature that you want, but its a positive thing nonetheless and FREE
I think there is some secret behind-the-scenes stuff in this update.. An update just to patch up a lil' security hole shouldn't take that long to download.. This one did. I'm sure there's a little something in there..
Well they aways add some XMB optimizations (consuming less memory, removing any possible redundance, making everything more stable, etc), plus they can be adding something related to that reward system.
I doubt that this time. :( I believe this security patch fixes the downgrade that the JailBreak teams had designed. Considering the 3.5 downgrade hack was released just a couple of days ago, I think Sony just found a fix and added to the old 3.5 update, adding no more features but instead recompiling it as 3.55.
people always hate when it comes to free updates u seriously cant take 5 mins of your life and add a feature that will possibly make the system better for all, jeez and don't give me that x.xx firmware broke my ps3 crap. anyway looking forward to some new features also :)
Exactly! I like my consoles WORKING and SECURED, thank you very much.
so this is a forced update or do i have a choice -_- maybe 3.60 will provide actual features well atleast the pirates get some attention -_- o and sony thanks for fixing the browser since most sites dont work because of flash upgrades . . . /sarcasm
So glad I saw this about an update. Im watching MNF and was gonna get some BBC2 action in later on tonight. So now I can update while I watch the game. Otherwise I would have been pissed thst I had to wait on a slow ass update to upload :(
PS3 piracy did screw up a portion of PS3 gamers. Due to the PS3 supposedly hacked the Other OS feature was taken out and now they have limited the third party usb devices. Great and well its great to have a system secured and all but does Sony need to take out features or limit the PS3 just to combat piracy. Is there no other way and the best way is the one nobody wants due to invasion of privacy. Ok so we can hook up cameras to PS3 and 360 i.e. Kinect and PS eye. How about take a real life picture of all gamers that sign up to PSN or xbox live gold. This will truly end piracy due to the fact that say corporations know how you look like in real life. For this username and passwords well they are not working.
well then they would ran into another issue: privacy (instead of piracy) which i think it could be worst and will not go well with the public. It also doesn't work, because what if you let many other people (family, friends, etc...) used your console? Plus, now those coporates have to add another department just to look up and keep track of all of those things -> cost more money, when they can simply just fight it by updating more frequently.
Something I noticed, the font is bold again. Noticed it while using the browser (at least it changed something else.)
Firmware updates are now incremental, so hopefully this is a small (quick) download. I fully support any move to tighten security if it stops these scumbag cheap-ass pirates! Edit: Just noticed a comment from enkeixpress, seems like its not a small download, interesting :)
Was small, did nothing. But also took no time. On with my day of chopping through my back catolgue of games.
I noticed that trophies sync the way they used to with the small percentage then it shooting to 100 percent. Other than that tho, I did not really notice anything different.
Anyone else can't log in into PSN? It says it can't detect my connection, which is bull, my laptop uses the same wifi connection and obviously its working fine. SO, this update did something to my connection, it wont detect it....