Sony Publish Official 2.40 News

SCEE: "Firstly, system software 2.40 allows PS3 Home Menu (XMB) access in-game. This means that you can access the PS3 Home Menu (XMB) at any time while playing most games, simply by tapping the PlayStation button on your controller. With 2.40, you can check if any of your friends are online (thanks to their own user profile), read and send messages, change some settings for games, all without having to quit the game you are playing. While you can't pause an online multiplayer game involving other people, you can rejoin play at any time when you've finished browsing."

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MaximusPrime3763d ago

poor xbots....

forced to pay extra $50 for xbox live.

LJWooly3763d ago (Edited 3763d ago )

It is pretty sad that Microsoft can do that. The service was never worth $50/£40 a year anyway, even without a comparable service available. It's a rip-off.

Jack Meahoffer3763d ago

From what I've read here all this update does is let you see your friends list and send text messages via in game XMB. Where is the universal voice chat?

If this is true I wouldn't start pulling out the "what the xbots playing for now?" garbage because typing text messages to coordinate a game of COD4 = fail. The PS3 will not be completed until you can voice chat with anyone anytime like on XBL.

LJWooly3763d ago

All I said is that paying for Live was silly in the first place. If you like it, then to each his own. Just calm down, no-one here was trying to antagonise you.

butterfinger3763d ago

So you are instead implying that cross-game (we already have in-game) voice chat is worth $50/year? I'd prefer to just txt for free.

Jack Meahoffer3763d ago (Edited 3763d ago )

I'm not excited here... I'm actually half asleep so I'm very calm... I get on N4G and see the big news but when I a read the description I see nothing about universal in game voice chat yet I see you getting on here starting a flame war about $1 a week for XBL. If PSN still doesn't match features then you got your answer.

Just thought maybe someone could point out what I'm missing here... Is this update just being able to see whos online and text messages?

@1.4 So you admit this update still doesn't have real voice chat... You can STILL only voice chat with people in the same game room as you?

@1.7 I hope so. I don't want to have to type messages. I really hope voice chat is in there are for me atleast this update fails. Typing text messages sucks without a keyboard.

You're the one that needs to get over yourself. You're the one being so defensive... I've said nothing offensive here I'm simplying asking a question.

Sorry to kill your Santa Claus but if this update doesn't have real voice chat then it fails.

LJWooly3763d ago

I apologise. See, I can't hear what you're saying, I can only read what you're typing, meaning your tone is defined by the impression I get from the little voice inside my head that reads out to me, so to speak.

Also, there's a video up somewhere, demonstrating the new firmware update, that shows the ability to browse through and listen to music, as well. I never watched the whole thing, I'm not really that interested in the update. I'd still have my 360 if I was.

butterfinger3763d ago (Edited 3763d ago )

I saw a thing for Start New Chat on the in-game XMB picture on Kotaku, but I of course, have no clue if this confirms anything. I am simply putting it out there as a possibility still and to slow your rush to judgement.

Please don't attack me, kid. I am not "admitting" anything as there is nothing for me to "admit". Get over yourself.

EDIT at Jack: I am not being defensive, I simply asked you nicely to stop attacking. You accused me of "admitting" something when I, in-fact, have nothing to "admit". I am not Sony, and I could really care less if you or anyone else uses the free PSN or pays for Live. I was just being helpful.

Jack Meahoffer3763d ago (Edited 3763d ago )

You're saying that your not being defensive but complain that the word "admit" is attacking you?

I enjoy my P3. Real universal in game voice chat is the one thing I think it REALLY REALLY needs to make it "complete". I've said many times that I'll personally question paying for XBL once PSN matches features. I just find it odd that one console owning Sony fanboys are calling out the $1 a week for XBL in the same thread that TO ME anyway appears to prove this MEGATON update is missing its most important feature.

If having this kind of discussion offends you then I can't help you. I'm trying to have a discussion not blindly praise the console you love. I'm a gamer not a brand worshiper so maybe I just don't understand.

@1.9 Okay fine. I'm just trying to make it clear I'm not trying to "attack" or "anatagonise" anyone here... Just asking a question.

@1.10 I only have 3 bubbles because I don't worship anyone console so I get attacked by both sides. Whatever you just showed your true colors with that comment. I rest my case.

LJWooly3763d ago (Edited 3763d ago )

Honestly, I think you're having a different conversation than everyone else here. No-one's getting defensive or offended, that was butterfingers' point in his last post.

And I think there's other reasons you have three bubbles... I know lots of people who criticise both the PS3 and 360, but because they're intelligent and write posts that are worth reading, they manage to receive a lot of bubbles. Take Sillelak or Meus Renaissance for example.

butterfinger3763d ago

By the amount of bubbles you have, I can tell you have a lot of discussions where you back handedly attack other people. It's pretty funny that you continue to do so. It's really funny actually. I can't wait for the firmware update, and if you're not happy, I suggest you just sell your PS3. I don't see why you would question paying for XBL if you are a "gamer" anyways. Wouldn't you want to play with your friends on there too? I think you're just making sh!t up as usual personally. lmao. Have a good one, as I won't be looking at any sad little "edits" now.

FAQS3763d ago

To JAck
Q: Why you are here in this forum about Playstation 3 firmware 2.40, and why you are so dedicated to show to us why you pay XBL (failing, if you didn't notice yet)? What is your real intent of spending so much words explaining this and that and "i enjoy the PS3 but I'm not happy" (hard to believe you have a PS3 since you pass every single day bashing it)...Why, man? Why saying voice chat is essencial, that if it was possible now, you will make up another excuse to bash it?
-- To be COMPLETLY HONEST, I'M REALLY DON'T CARE ABOUT WHY YOU XBOTS PAY XBLA...for me is insignificant what you have or don't have, right now, beacuse I'm SO HAPPY WHITH MY PS3!

juuken3763d ago

I do believe I sense a lot of crying from Jack over there.

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Mikelarry3763d ago

bring on the best update.....yet

wAtdaFck3763d ago

and its all free!!


davekelly3763d ago

did i read this wrong or a re trophies only for online play?

'Many online games will have gold, silver and bronze trophies'

resistance1003763d ago

No it just means you can access the stat's online. Its supports online and offline games

Ri0tSquad3763d ago

"There’s never been a better time to join PLAYSTATION Network. Sign up now to make the most of system software update 2.40."

MaximusPrime3763d ago

i dont think so but Firmware update is closer than you think.

It encourages people to play online.

Rama262853763d ago

The playstation blog has already said this is being released on July 2nd. I'd imagine that'd be a worldwide release date.

So near but so far....

LJWooly3763d ago

Not much reason to be paying for another online service now...

I love video games3763d ago

except all the other stuff that it has that the ps3 doesnt, whatever it may be, im not sure what it has because i have a ps3 but i know theres other stuff, like movies and things like that

SL1M DADDY3763d ago

You can say that again LJ. Only issue is that I still like many of the games on the other system and have friends that play co-op on some of the games. Sadly, I have to pay in order to play with them but have already expressed to them that I wish for us to focus online play on the PS3 and get away from the pay-for-online service known as Live. I just can't see justifying 50 bucks for Live when Sony offers the same online experience for free. And now that the games are even more awesome than they were before, there is no reason not to want to make the PS3 my primary console.

Guitarded3763d ago

The way its stated, with all the references to Home, it sounds like these features may not be available until Home arrives. Don't go blowing your load just yet.

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