Eric Lempel writes - Hello, I just wanted to provide everyone with a head's up that the next PLAYSTATION 3 system software update (v2.80) will be coming soon. The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 format software has been improved.
i wonder what more, has been added behind the scenes...
is a brave man. He risked his Job and livelihood to get us this information.
"The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 format software has been improved." And it most certainly wasn't worth it.
It wasn't about the firmware. It was about PS3 slim. He just used the firmware as proof of his identity.
Yeah, but still... We all knew that the PS3 slim was coming at SOME point, and nothing is worth putting your job on the line for.
kuddos to him for his early confirmation
Actually we didn't get our hopes up because nobody knew about a firmware update until Super_Secret let us in on it and even then he clearly stated this update wasn't anything worth getting our hopes up for. In fact he said firmware 3.0 will be the update to wait for, which will supposedly include in game voice chat over all games. I still won't get my hopes up for that but it is worth noting that he has some very good sources to know about the time of this update as well as its non important contents.
dude, no one expected anything of this firmware, and no body in here is flipping out or mad about anything. chill
"... and nothing is worth putting your job on the line for." Especially if it is to please some kids on a message board. If I had a job at Sony, I would be more tight lipped than Congress is on their f'ups.
Is a big number. Usually the bug fixes end in 1. For example: 2.41 or 2.51. Hopefully there's something new. BTW I woke up today (about an hour ago) and immediately turned on my PS3 cus I had a feeling there was a FW. No update available so I went of N4G and saw that artice about a FW update soon and now the official announcement! Maybe I'm psychic O_o Ever wonder what FW update 2.8 has? Wa-Bam! There it is!
bam there it is.. lol.
I'm agreeing with SprSynJn. This guy is obviously in a position where he is trusted with information and he has betrayed that trust just to make some new internet friends. If the PS3 Slim is coming out, great. Is this something that I really needed to know? No. Certainly not worth risking your job over. Especially given the whole recession thing is making good jobs hard to come by.
at the blog. So many people are going to be mad at him for nothing. I'll join the bandwagon too :P
I just hope grey is a new member and not another multiple account by....(*looks for hes ip* brb)
1) Where the hell did all your bubbles go? 2) Multiple accounts by who?
No Video? must not be a special update but thann again the last update with video intro was undewelming. Whatever its all still appreciated.
About 15 minutes after I installed FW 2.8, I was using the PS3's web browser to check IGN's PS3 reviews and it froze. The little "loading" ripple thing wasn't even moving and I couldn't do anything -- completely frozen. I had to manually press the power button and my PS3 made that 3-beep error sound >:( Cmon this issue has been going on forever; FIX IT! Edit: WOW my CoD: WaW game just froze 3 times in a row! So much for IMPROVED stability!
I've never had my web freeze once on my launch 60 GB console. Nor have I had a single issue with COD:WAW, which I play quite extensively. I think the last game I had freeze on me was Fallout 3 froze on me twice on an entire play through. I've never heard of anyone having problems like yours. I know through many issues I've had in the past with my 360 how frustrating it can be when your console starts acting up. I hope your issue clears up soon.
@xbox avatar shoe I've had the browser hang up on me a couple times, but it's been because of my impatience really. Here's a tip: let a page completely load (ie that lil circle thing quits) before you try moving back or to a new page or anything. Ever since I started doing that I haven't had any problems with it. @darkride I also haven't had any freezing problems with any games but Fallout 3. That's the only one I can remember ever freezing my system, and it did do it on a few different occasions. lol I see that got at xwabbit's bubbles like they did mine
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I saw it too it said it was just to improve play back of some software.
one step closer to cross game chats/invites!!
They never reveal anything in the pre-announcement release of the patch. All his update posts look the same.
I am 100 % positive that it has something major hidden under the belt to be unlocked later on, like how the store changed or updated its looks during E3, and the video tab appeared, and the Home icon emerged... Hopefully we can know whatever remnants of it are new when we download it... Sony usually packages 2.(whole digit) with a new feature... Software playability is usually more of 2.7X... Super_Secret was correct... Got this weird vibe in my spine hehe... And earlier today i read that a process of phasing out the 160 GB PS3 is happening, so i guess we shall be seeing more of the PS3 Slim and Voice chatting soon.... Not to forget seeing more of the PS Cloud service...
Wand support. Just so that the Devs can start working on the games. /shrug
at least title it FW 2.78 or w/e 2.80 gives the impression of awesomeness
If 2.80 gives you a heart-attack imagine when 3.0 rolls around =0.
Super Secret was correct... now i 99,99% believe in the PS3 SLIM
hmm i hav a feeling thers more to this update....
It's too little too soon to be only improving playback. How much you wanna bet it some kind of OS optimization?
A free update is a good update just don't complain if it lives upto the hype you CREATE!
True. All i want is more support for media files. I love using my PS3 as my media player.
you are a godsend.....they'll chant your name from the highest mountains to the lowest plains...lol peace and game on
I hope when you update your PS3 with this firmware and nothing important shows up you don't condemn the poor guy. I mean he did clearly state that this update won't have anything important, but that 3.0 will. So when 3.0 comes and in-game voice chat isn't a new feature you have my permission to hang him by his big toe.
Sony should at least add new avatars? If not they suck. It took 2-3 years to get psn cards, how much longer do we need to wait for new avatars. I see that adding new pictures is to challanging for the the sony staff.
ay i got the yellow light of death guys and i dont want to stay with the 360 and the bad thing is i was just ganna get infamous so does anybody know how to fix the yellow light of death
check those out http://playstationlifestyle...
but umm do u kno how much would it be if i send it bCK
screw that man, give us what we paid for. The ultimate experience. If not shove it. Now back to playing GT3 on my backwards compatible 80 gig.
i have that version sucks for those barely bought a ps3 they came out empty handed. i'm enjoying my bc, 4-port, wi-fi(20gb version doesn't have it for those who don't know) ps3.
shouldn't SEV1512 be taking credit for this oh wait he's hiding cause of all the lies he told before E3...damn liar.
getting tired of these crap ass updates. Why cant sony be like Microsoft and get ast.fm, Facebook and Twitter, Man sony should consider getting appletv and itunes for the ps3.
LOL... ps3 had twitter and Facebook since day 1, aka web browser.
What kind of question is that from a gamer?
that question was really stupid. 360 never had a twitter or facebook from launch hell they never even had access to a web browser. and why would want those things? arent u a gamer?
I'm sure he's a gamer but the 360 and PS3 are multimedia machines (With a focus on video games). Facebook, twitter etc are social networking sites/apps. Just because someone is a gamer doesn't mean that they have to ONLY enjoy games and nothing else.That's just ridiculous. Pro sport players have likes beyond just their individual sports. Doctors and Lawyers have likes beyond just their individual professions. So why is it stupid for a gamer to like something that doesn't have anything to do with gaming? Especially something that MILLIONS of people are on world wide like Facebook and Twitter. And don't even get me started on hating someone because they enjoy music lol. Yeah I'm sure the "Why cant sony be like Microsoft" comment got under some PS3 fanboys skin and probably wasn't the best word choice but I get what he's saying (outside of the fanboy shoes) -- And just to note, I happily own both consoles. Don't peg me for one-sidedness ha
Sorry I find it rather pathetic that a game company is being criticized for updating it's system to play games better. Take care of your core audience and then TWEET away for all I care.
But remember that the PS3 audience isn't all made up of gamers. A LOT of people have the system for BluRay and media.
It is a video game system.
And I'm still trying to see where your point comes in.
Everyone saw it here first. So remember this next time someone tries to call us unofficial. http://thegameraccess.com/p...
umm no Dont try to steal Super_Secret's thunder all you did was add substance to what he confirm.
dude sorry but you guys were not the first ones to say it. it was Super_secret
Off topic but, GO STEELERS!
I hope super_secrets confirmation of the slim doesnt impact sony current monthly ps3 sells, i could see people holding off till the slimmer and probably cheaper ps3 comes out.
One feature I want more games to have is Screenshot Capture.Its a shame that almost no games have it
what game has that capability anyways ???
Halo 3 for starters. Captured in Hi-def, downloadable to your computer.
WipEout HD has it, I think Motorstorm 2 has it but I'm not sure, MGS4 has a camera item for taking pictures, and LittleBigPlanet has it but the quality is terrible. Thats all I know so far.
If we keep this up, then the awaited 3.0 firmware update will HOPEFULLY have cross game chat and voice messaging! *crosses fingers*
hopefully this means socom patch is coming out! rumors were that that sony was holding it back1!
Super_secret apparently beat gamesblow in credibility LOL
nice but when is the next big update
Im still waiting for a flash upgrade for the internet browser and fix for the freezing issue.
it sometimes stutters and freeze when you try to exit really annoying but i dont use my web browser that much, so its the lease thing i want upgrades for, i rather them working on adding features to psn.. like voice messages... customo avatars for friendlist... could even use our home avatar that would be so hot.... but ps4 maybe lol....i doubt that ps3 has enough power to have home avatar as your friendlist av.
Did KILLZONE2 ALways support CUSTOM MUSIC SOUNDTRACKS?? SICK! UPDATE: I use the EYETOY as a microphone, my mic level is now DISABLED to be at Lvl 1 or Lvl 2... UPDATE2: Just tried Pixel Junk Eden...NOPE no music. Guess ME = FAIL.
Just finished updating my baby, now back to infamous.
hopefully they did a codec update for video files