As well as providing DivX and WMV playback in the latest firmware as we revealed yesterday (which is now out, by the way) Sony have added a couple of really cool new features that aren't documented in the changelist.
1,2 or 3 games from about 100 being in development..:) yaeh he does't lie at this, but lie overal. Thouse 3 games are exeptions from the rule.
ha we will see, i bet they still look better on the 360 to
how do i get those 1080p ff13 videos on my ps3?
and all i can dig up is crap mpeg4 "up-scaled" to 1080, ok but far from HD.
You know those "high quality" versions that were downloadable? Well they're Dvix codec and they can be played on the PS3 without ANY converting thanks to this latest update! Have fun, i already got them on mine as they look tons better than those upscaled/converted 1080p ones that you want.
so how often do they release firmware updates guys?
Only takes one dev, one human error to bodge things up totally..
Each release carries a risk.
but if sony said what they said in an interview. they won't do frequent updates starting in 2008 ;o
ummmm, i cant see the link.
it seems the website is down at the moment.
It's not down, it just dies when we get a spike in traffic like just now!
u work for that website?
So what *IS* the extra sneaky stuff in the firmware then?
cool, when do you think it will be back up mate?
As soon as traffic dies down, sadly. It's a new music viz (planets) and movie thumbs now work if they're in a folder.
+ Bubble for the feedbacks!
Ring up your provider and get it sorted out...and buy yourself some more space :)
Oh and you could also add that the background of the internet browser is no longer blue, but the same background as the XMB :)
Firstly, they've added a new 'planet' music visualiser from our friends at Q Games (press 'square' when playing music) which has got to be the most amazing thing we've ever seen. They've also fixed the video thumbnails in folders not playing, and finally BD/DVD Dynamic Range Control has been tweaked for those late night sessions. With the recent changes the PS3 is now the ultimate Blu-ray player, and the first 1.1 Profile movies come out on the 1st of January.
"With the recent changes the PS3 is now the ultimate Blu-ray player" - WOW! This is great news!
>Deep. We're working on it now. I'm not the coder, but apologies for this. It's not a space issue, it's the way .net is handling the spike in visitors...
you are using .net, i know little on .net so i cant give you any advice either, hope it gets sorted out for you soon dude
Yeah, me too, it's embarrassing...
EDIT: that's my comment limit up on this post, sorry. If anyone can help, there's a contact section on the site if you manage to get on.
EDIT 2: should be much better now, hopefully...
damn i really love my ps3 :P
I used to have a Panasonic 3DO back in the day and that had THE BEST music visualizer. You were able to control the trippy sequences with the control pad. Great little tool if you ever found yourself on acid. LOL !
PS3 FTW !!! ..there will soon be XBOX fanboys secretly buying PS3 nextyear. Wait and see.
Finally, someone that use to own the 3DO. For the longest time I thought I was the only one...LoL. Anywho, yeah they had the best visualization and I'm so surprised that idea wasn't taken years ago.
Either streaming or directly from the harddrive.
Can the Xbox 360 do all this? nope....i do not think so...
Somebody also said the Xbox 360 UI in video playback was better than the PS3s UI...what crack are they smoking...do not get me wrong i like the xbox 360...but in video playback the PS3 has it beat...DVD upscalling is better in the PS3 and the UI when playing back vidoes or music is way better on the PS3.
Not all xvid files will play, nor WMV files, nor DIVX files, dont lie man it makes you look silly.
face it 360's divx implimentation is vastly better then ps3s.
Whats the point of releaseing a firmware update and then having secret updates within that and not telling people about it? this is why sony has to release firmware updates once a month.
I've come up againest a few xvid movies that wont play, Like a recent download of Pirates 3 i downloaded it plays fine on the 360 streaming but not the ps3.
Blaker please move your @$S out of the PS3 section, you only bash it
pay for your movies damnit
Divx is not about piracy looser
baker u loser, PS3 is DivX certified!
He's not lying. All of those format are playable on the PS3. I have tried it myself. The Xbox 360 works well while streaming divx video, but I have several files that wouldn't play. VC-1 does not work on the 360 but I was able to play them on my PS3 which made me happy. I have alot of VC-1 Divx files and it is getting more popular on the Internet
super easy if you have Vista. Nearly as easy through Nero and Tversity.
For people unsure how to connect their PC and PS3, heres a get link that help for me and many others....
Just tried a few Divx movies and the quality through simple Media Player 11 is fantasic, better than running a VGA straight from the PC and using VLC or WMP.
Sure ive found a few that dont work, due to various versons of Dvix and whatnot, but im sure a few updates down the road we'll be all set! Great stuff.
Oh and copy straight to your hard drive for future viewing (saves having both PC and PS3 on ($$$)), thats the biggest plus point of all! Fantasic update i think.
I like that fact the the web browser is really fast now. I also go to gametrailers and gamersyde and download any WMV or Quicktime that they have.
It works really well... I have been using TVersity since it is superior to the Windows Media DLNA server product, but this update makes TVersity less needed.
OMg that planet thing is so SICK.
You guys gotta see it in motion if you haven't tried it out already. Press 'square' while playing music.
its deeply aesthetic
sorry guys but the 360 has no chance on the design part thats where the ps3 won by a quantum leap, 360 toy interface ps3 design interface.
the remote play to play the downloadable ps1 game works! smart move. because i ran out of memory on the stick lol!
You can control (the direction and speed) of the planet(s) using the right analog stick. You can also do this with the default visualizer that the PS3 had from the getgo. Change color, speed, effect is all I can do so far.
FYI the original PSX with the I/O ports also had a controllable visualizer, you could do even more cool stuff and this was back in 1995.
C'mon Sony, use some of the PS3's muscle and let us customize and REALLY control the music visualizers.
shows how little you sony guys have if this is so good, ha
Yes, why can's Sony implement a RROD? Why not re-release the PS2 Slim with a motion controller and call it a NEW SYSTEM?
Why cant Sony use friends codes?
Why cant Sony force us to buy proprietary peripherals that ONLY work with the PS3?
Why cant Sony use 10+ year old DVD technology so that by the time 2008 is over developers will be kicking and screaming about having to use to much of the CPU for compression and having to cut out to much stuff.
Why cant Sony NOT have a hard disc drive in every single PS3 out there?
Why cant Sony use 20+ year old characters and franchises and NOT continually come out with fresh IP's that define the Playstation of the past and present?
What else am I missing Multigamer?
all i have to say is that was one of the best comebacks i have seen in a while , funny chit , i bet he wont ever respond back , what a lowlife , you avatar looks like the gay lawnmower man from season 2 on the chappelles show, i cant help to say it but that chit is hilarious......bubbles for you
Don't hate... just get your a$$ out there and buy a ps3. You KNOW you want one!
Will all this come on disc or do I have get it through the internet.
I don't have broadband at home so I would have to drag my system to work to download it. Really don't want to have to do that. Any info would be helpful.
DL it to a SD card, a memory stick from playstation.com and transfer the file to your PS3.
Great info! Appreciate the help.
The PS1 Remote Play thing is true. You can now play any PS1 game (download or disc) on your PSP through Remote Play. Remote Play works anywhere with a WiFi connection, or it can connect through your PS3 locally (the PS3 acts like a hub of sorts).
That's right, you can now lay in bed with a bag of Cheetos and play FFVII. Or take a vacation to some exotic location and play FFVII in the hotel the entire time.
That is a pretty amazing stealth update...
We think this is one of those features "sneaked in" by Sony, I can't confirm because I'm at work right now. If this is true that would ROCK!
It's true. All PS1 games, downloaded or on disc.
They are making the move to make more PS3 games playable via Remote play also. LAIR is playable on the PSP via Remote play but I think that is it for now.
It just keeps getting better wit every new firmware!
State of mind
Hear me Sony?
Charge me buck for any planet I would download them all.
This visualizer is s-t-u-n-n-i-n-g in 1080p.
PS3 is subtlely becoming the ultimate entertainment center that every home should have.
I notice you can listen to music while browsing photos now. The psp could do this for awhile but my ps3 wouldnt but now it does.
Ok, Sony needs to start listing all the capabilities of their firmware updates or something. Then again, it's kind of fun doing these easter egg hunts every month or so.
I've never had an issue going through photos while music was playing, and vice-versa, even before this update. The sytem's been capable of that since launch, as long as you use the home button to move between the two, isntead of backing out with circle. It's how you could make a slideshow with a soundtrack, for instance.
I have downloaded the update . What I did was copy all my xvid files into the memory card . But I didnt copy it to the ps3 hard drive . When I play the video it starts and you can see the video for 5 to 10 seconds and the ps3 tells me it cannot play the content . any suggestion ?
Just like they listed the rootkits they installed on so many computers.
Sony exec., "who even knows what a rootkit is?"
lol sony is spying on you ps3 owners. collecting your information so they can cash in if the ps3 keeps going down the drain.
wow i wasnt even high and i came up with that.
it was a joke before you turds start flaming me.
had me goin there for a second....my on-board defense lasers were beginning to warm up...
the ps3 is becoming huge threat to the other consoles.give it another couple of weeks and the ps3 will be on top.PLAY B3YOND!
Removed access to RSX in linux...
All the work they did on ps2dev,now there back to the start...
Just had to say the Earth visualisation is an awesome addition!
For those that didn't know the original music player visualisation could be moved about using the right stick. But wow, the new one blows away all competition!
Unlike seemingly everyone else here I'm not too fussed about the DivX Xvid playback, have a laptop for that, but it's nice to know it'll work if I ever use it.
Just want Home to get here already! lol
I'll update later and give this stuff a try.
Did they sneak any cool games I might want to play in that update? Still waiting on a ps3 game dont care what it does just wanna play games. All this BS dosent really make a diff. Why would anyone care what kind of silly sh%t the xbox or ps3 does when a pc does all these things better? I buy a game counsel to play games does anyone care about that anymore? All Ps3 fans argue that the ps3 can do so many things but you cant argue it has limited games. All the things it does somthing else does better. When I buy mine its gonna be because mgs4 wont be out on anything else so that will give me plenty of time to save up.Till then all this crap doesnt amount to a hill of beans. Get me a game to play help the ps3 help what is sony doing there killing themselves. They took there time, put out an awsome game machine,and the only fun things to talk about it is the firmware updates. Whats wrong with that picture? You would think the leader of the game industry would of had a better plan for there flag ship or have they lost touch with 1/2 there fan base here in the states? IDK its kindda sad.
your a poor soul. uncharted rachet and clank UT3, resistance, heavenly sword all great games to play.
Haze in less that 3 weeks, and burnout paradise and DMC4(made for the ps controller)
i have so many GREAT games now i find it hard to even post on here. its so bad i havent even opened ut3 yet...
those *EXTRA 360 games like the gems Vampire Rain, Bomberman: Act Zero, Two Worlds, Superman Returns, Bullet Witch, Tenchu Z, and Over G fighters are really worth writing home about. *rolls eyes*
look, the 360 has, truly, about 10 games worth trying out for it that are exclusive; Halo 3, Gears of War, Bioshock, Mass Effect, Lost Planet, Dead Rising, Crackdown, Project Gotham Racing, Forza 2, and Viva Pinata. everything else is multi-platform, or mediocre.
the Playstation 3 *ALSO has about 10 games worth trying out for it that are exclusive; Resistance, Motorstorm, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Warhawk, Folklore, Heavenly Sword, Ratchet and Clank Future, Unreal Tournament 3, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. everything else is mutli-platform or mediocre.
personally, neither 360 *OR Playstation 3 fans (and i'm a *BIG Playstation fan), have much to toot about, and we're still getting our @sses handed to us on a monthly basis by a machine that is, in essence, "two Gamecubes duct-taped together."
both consoles are good. personally, i think the Playstation 3 is better (and this last firmware update certainly helps that impression), and is more reliable hardware wise, but as far as games go, they're pretty much both on even keel. each has killer titles you can't get anywhere else, each has killer multi-plat titles that shouldn't be missed (ie, Call of Duty 4, Assassin's Creed, Rock Band, and more), and each has a buttload of crappy filler games that nobody in their right mind would want to touch (ie, Bomberman: Act Zero, and Enchanted Arms).
the PS3 has the price, it has the games, there's nothing else to b*tch about. it all boils down to personal preference; do you like shooters? as the 360's key titles are primarily shooters (ie, Gears, Halo, Mass Effect, and Bioshock), or do you like 3rd person adventure games? as the Playstation 3's key titles are primarily 3rd person action titles (ie, Ratchet and Clank, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Heavenly Sword, and Uncharted). while some gameplay mechanics may overlap (ie, Uncharted and Bioshock are genre-benders, really), for the most part, it's true that the 360 is a shooter fans console, and the PS3 an adventure fans console.
personally, i'd get *BOTH systems, but in the meantime, my PS3 is doing me just fine, and additions like with this firmware update keep me busy when i'm giving my fingers a rest from playing games, and are just icing on an already sweet cake (like i've said many times before; the multi-media features are a *BONUS, it's always been about the games).
I can relate to what you said. I've only bought Resistance and UT3. UT3 has the thumping music, great saturated colors, fine HD video details and great game play. I've been using my PS3 for playing Blu-Ray movies about 98% of the time. I won't agree the PS3 is for hard core gamers until Sony releases Killzone 2. Anybody know when Killzone 2 is coming out???