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scar202029d ago

PS3 It only combats piracy.

shoddy2029d ago

I take any free things even if I don't need it.

Dave13512029d ago

yea who cares if they took the other OS away they give us free minor security updates! :D

Turkish2029d ago SpamShow
Dave13512028d ago

I actually used it though

Bleucrunch2028d ago

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.

Dave13512028d ago

lol @ the disagrees

they know if i actually used it or not XD they know my favoriate color and movies too haha

Drac2028d ago

Would that be Lilac and "Pretty in Pink" Dave.

NeoSprtacus2028d ago

@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.

Axecution2028d ago (Edited 2028d ago )

@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... >.<

Neko_Mega2028d ago

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.

Sitdown2028d ago

@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.

Neko_Mega2028d ago

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.

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FACTUAL evidence2029d ago

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!!!

mantisimo2029d ago

AAAAaaaaarghhhhh, 3.55 bricked my console!!!!!

Only joking but I bet it's not long before someone whines that it has.

paintsville2028d ago

Yeah ANOTHER forced update. Yeah PS3!!

darthv722028d ago

@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.

WhittO2028d ago (Edited 2028d ago )

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.

ThanatosDMC2028d ago

My PS3 became Skynet after the update! It ate my dog too!

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Microsoft_Spokesman2028d ago

@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.

King-Leonidas2028d ago

20 minutes? mine took less than 10...

Nitrowolf22029d ago (Edited 2029d ago )

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

Forbidden_Darkness2029d ago

I think it has to do with the Reward Quests too. Would make sense.

FarEastOrient2029d ago

I'm running around with the Killzone 3 "Select" PSN Avatar, I wonder what the pros look like.

Red_Orange_Juice2029d ago

Tiny huh? ask pirates how tiny exactly it is, they'll tell you it's pretty big, so stfu and move on

scar202029d ago

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.

plstcsldgr2029d ago

I've installed every update since 1.1 none of them bricked my playstation.

red2tango2029d ago

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.

pixelsword2029d ago

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.

baodeus2029d ago

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.

strend2029d ago (Edited 2029d ago )

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

ian722028d ago

@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.

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rezzah2029d ago

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?

Graphics2029d ago

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..

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chainer30002029d ago

Graphics, that is impressively short sighted of you. Congratulations.

rezzah2029d ago (Edited 2029d ago )

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.

Mmmkay2029d ago

it's not like the 360 has had any new games last couple of years so piracy could be the answer to that....

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THILLREBORN2029d ago

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.

mantisimo2029d ago

@ 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.

Lirky2029d ago

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.

rezzah2029d ago

lol that would be awesome.

baodeus2029d ago

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?)

Bolts2028d ago

Thats the only antipiracy measure that I approve.

enkeixpress2029d ago

Best PS3 firmware update ever! :D

/s