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Nitrowolf21612d ago (Edited 1612d ago )

"- Privacy Settings has been added
To further enhance the privacy of its users, players can now choose whether or not they want to receive a friend request or friend message from someone they don’t know. Your settings here will also affect your profile on the Vita."

That's actually a pretty useful feature.
Hate getting random game invites from people.

I always wonder why Sony keeps this stuff a secret though.
Honestly as much as I love finding hidden features, I can't help but feel that we miss some of the stuff sometimes. Rather just have a full feature/change log during the PS post rather then wait it out.

Dante1121612d ago TrollingShowReplies(3)
admiralvic1612d ago

It's like an easter egg hunt. Sorta like how people find the most random stuff in android updates. It also gets people to really look at the firmware which makes people care more.

Also oddly enough thats not a huge feature for me. I have yet to get any random invites outside of idiots on my friends list lol.

Dante1121612d ago (Edited 1612d ago )

I use to get TONS of those lame chain messages awhile back. It's calmed down since but I do get one or two random ones ever now and then.

Edit: @ jriquelme_paraguay

Man your gonna get perma banned if you keep typing that in all the non related articles and sending random people PMs on this. Lol, I wish N4G has this for PMs.

young juice1611d ago

do i have the option to put a password on my ps user profile in general yet? sure would save alot of trouble...

FACTUAL evidence1612d ago

Since when were obvious things in your face hidden features?.....Also, I wouldn't put health warnings on the same page as a feature....

kneon1611d ago

That's right, none of these features are hidden. The real hidden features are the things they may have done under the hood that enable games to do something new or better. And those we won't see until a new game comes out that uses them.

BigDog551609d ago

All changes in a firmware update should be listed! Not just a chosen one!

gaden_malak1612d ago

I never get random invites...

gaden_malak1611d ago

Nobody cares about Eeyore..I mean gaden_malak

RedDevils1611d ago

If you always online you'll get it, game like uncharted and Fifa have got me load of random request lol

DarkBlood1612d ago

do they mean freind requests from the games you play or the random shit you get once awhile from some random person whos online name u dont reconize from any other game you might of played online?

HellzAssassin1611d ago

Exactly what I was thinking... And to be quite honest, it's not too efficient (to me) to begin with. All you have you do is click one button: DECLINE o.O

Then again, that's just my opinion. I don't mind getting random invites; because it doesn't happen all the time and clicking deny/decline/no is pretty easy.

cyborg69711612d ago

I'm just waiting to hear all about how this update bricked my console comments and articles.

Mr_cheese1611d ago

most requested is cross game chat, although we'll never get it this GEN with the PS3.

Christopher1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

One not shown there is that they've added a feature to detect and report to you if you're using an unrecognized/unsupported USB device. I use a USB port extender and got the messages that I'm using an unsupported USB device a few times last night.

As far as this being a major release (4.0 instead of 3.8), integrating Vita is a major task and there is a ton involved that we are not seeing at all.

As a developer, this is what I would have done with this release as well. The problem is that the community thinks that every major release should be for them and not for the product or brand. That's not how it works. Never has been, never will be. It's all about the level of work done by the developers.

I will say that it's obvious that we haven't seen any new PS3 specific FW updates since it seems the OS developers have been working on Vita integration rather than other projects.

joeorc1611d ago

Also i would like to add they are getting the PS3 "playstation suite" functionality also being worked on to go along with the PSVitas's an Android ver also. Crossplatform functionality between the PS3+PSVita an of course Android will make for a good start of a unified Playstation platform for development for not just Games but also Apps.

KwietStorm1611d ago

Man all I want is sign in invisible and a categorized download history list. That is all.

Christopher1611d ago

@KwietStorm: I would love for them to actually revamp how we get our downloads. It was sad that I found it easier to go to the store and download my Rock Band songs individually rather than look through my download list.

egidem1611d ago

Just waiting for the ususal FW V4.0 bricked my PS3 comments :)

StraightPath1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

Pretty much another fail update. Sony left ps3 with poor XMB and PSN no new features no nothing. You hear all the time Xbox 360 updates getting new features and stuff whereas when was the last time my PS3 got somthing good? it has been ages...this updates sucks hard and this one is the worst one.

My Xbox 360 gets great features what does my PS3 get? crap online passes and crap sorting out friends a-z. Another joke update giving up on Sony dont expect anything from them anymore with these useless updates for years now.

OMDS I JUST saw the terrible health warning how do you off this? is this a joke everytime i on my ps3 an anti climax this terrible?

HellzAssassin1611d ago

As much as I love my PS3, I have to agree with this comment :/

PCRockStar1611d ago

I definitely keeping my ps3 now!
AWESOME FEATURES!

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jriquelme_paraguay1612d ago TrollingShowReplies(2)
P_Bomb1612d ago

Wish there was a way to disable all these health warnings now tbh.

One when you start the system (!), 3D warning, Move warning, Seizure warning, 'do not shut off while saving' warning heh. It's getting a bit excessive. No?

r211612d ago

yeah, agreed, having a way to disable the warnings would be useful. i suggest the next update, if there is any, implement a feature that after being forced to having seen the warnings once, they dont show up anymore :D
btw, i thought those warning came on discs?

NEW-AGE1612d ago

WARNING!!! you are about to be Warned of a Future Warning

Focus1611d ago

WARNING!! You are about to switch off future WARNINGS!!

NEW-AGE1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

You Have Been Warned!?! Next Warning YOU will be Banned, i love that Phrase, what use is it to me if ive been banned Then warned about it?

prodg521612d ago

There's a legal term called "Failure to Warn" It's a company's liability if they don't tell you of potential danger. So thanks to never ending lawsuits in the US Sony has to put this warning label out there. It will not go away... ever. Just like McDonalds has to put Warning Hot on it's coffee cups. Of course coffee is hot :/

DarkBlood1612d ago

true but it should be skippable at best no one *who doesnt want too* shouldnt have to endure looking at the screen upon starting the game everytime

this is probably only there to back the *im prepared to be dammned for this* idiots who dont know any better

Mr_cheese1611d ago

just like a packet of nuts contains the warning 'may contain nuts'

QuodEratDemonstrandm1611d ago

Or CAUTION: HIGHLY FLAMMABLE on a bottle of lighter fluid. Yeah duhh that's why I'm buying the stuff.

Biggest1611d ago

Except the American justice system allows ignorance to file suit. I hate extra warnings as much as the next guy, but I can't find fault with a company trying to protect themselves for people that need money fast and don't know Montell Williams.

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PirateThom1611d ago

This new warning is really annoying... why not have this on the same screen as the PS3 logo instead of adding another few seconds to start up time?

Insane...

Or, more to the point, why not have it on the game start up screen where it normally appears anyway.

KyRo1611d ago

That is something I don't get considering they took the Playstation 3 logo away every time we booted up the game to make things faster.

Mr_cheese1611d ago

maybe they're about to having a new ps3 boot up intro with flashing lights and explosions. lol

Kahvipannu1611d ago (Edited 1611d ago )

"maybe they're about to having a new ps3 boot up intro with flashing lights and explosions. lol "

Lol, that would be awesome! Not.

"Or, more to the point, why not have it on the game start up screen where it normally appears anyway. "

Agreed. Common sense is rare these days, but I'm guessing it might be somekind of legal thing...

UltimateIdiot9111612d ago

Noooooo. I hate health warnings. It's annoying on the Wii already.

MUNKYPOO1612d ago

its taking forever to update......