A new video has just emerged demonstrating features in the soon-to-come Firmware 3.0 such as never seen before dynamic animated wallpapers.
my new wallpaper that is XD this is so sweet if they make this open for us to create like they did the themes its gonna b even sweeter.
I'm confused. In the Eric Lempel video the "What's New" section is above Account Management. Which IMO looked bad. Here it is below it. So which is it?
Ye i noticed that, also, if you dont have play TV i guess we dont get the BBC iPlayer-Shortcut ? We also dont get things like PULSE over here :( and the PSN store is generally crappy in comparison to the more organised US store. But atleast we are getting the video store soon!! Really wish Sony would like Unify their services worldwide, so there was one store and releases were at the same time, the only difference is price etc.
that is one awesome firmware, i'm in the uk so i gonna get that BBc iplayer, and i can't wait for some kick-ass moving wallpaper!!
The one you always see at the beginning or the end of most PS3 videos/trailers from Sony. It would look so nice as a background! >:D Btw, anyone know when 3.0 will be released?
Okay, so the pixel junk theme has me sold now. Doesnt mean Im not pissed about not getting cross game chat though.
the upgraded so called friend list and trophies was not showen in the offical video and why is that??? maybe theres a bit more of a suprise in there i hope to god in game lobby/in game chat
i was thinking/hoping the exact same thing only a couple more weeks to find out now!
Ps3 price cut!!! Ps3 Slim Littlebigplanet(gets water) animated backgrounds for playstation and all those freaking cool features. TREY 4 LIFE ps. xbox what's an xbox?
Really digging these dynamic themes.
They finally have done what I have wanted since the psp cane out with the animated background. They made more animated backgrounds. Hopefully this means people can make their own backgrounds now. I love subtle backgrounds that you can zone out on.
Definitely. I've been wanting them to implement more animated themes. The original theme got old and the still picture theme I have now just seems so stoic in comparison. That LBP and Pixeljunk one they showed though look pretty cool. Be interesting to see if they allow for users to create these new types of themes like they do/did with the current style of themes.
i want to be able to backup all my game saves in one go
The dynamic themes could indeed make some cool lil pre-order bonuses. I'd imagine they'll do like they do with themes now though (as far as pricing), where they'll have some free ones to draw you in, then premium ones that you have to pay for (and are probably a bit better). I would half imagine those three they showed there as coming with the firmware for free. @insanemcbain um....you mean the backup feature that is included on the ps3?
perhaps I should have been clearer. under your game saves you can only copy one file at a time, thats rather annoying if you ask me. and you mentioned it, that great backup feature that only gives you the option to backup EVERYTHING....movies....mp3's. ...games....yeah right thats 200GB of data for me. I already have copies of my movies and mp3's on my PC and the games can be downloaded again. how about a QUICK backup option for just the system settings, game data and saves. i'd like to be able to backup my ps3 regularly but currently it's either too much work or takes too much time.
Oh well, at least there are those of us happy with what they are doing. Kudos Sony for another job well done!
just release it SONY!!!! :D
Sony is definitely on a big roooollll!!!
I want a GOWIII or Uncharted 2 animated theme.
I bet Kratos ripping that guy's head over and over on your TV should make an interesting theme lol
for Lumines. Seemed like a really cool feature, autosave/autostart.
hope theres a new browser i like the look of that feature thaT makes a save state of the game so you can jump back into it where you left off ps3 is gonna rock 2010's world
That is very neat indeed. Especially if it allows you to just jump in and out of a game like it seemed to do there in that video. Even better if it allows you to do that with multiple games (since it showed last 3 you played), being able to practically seamlessly jump from MLB: The Show to play a lil Fat Princess, then back to MLB without ever having to go through those loading up screens and whatnot. Even better if it remembers your "bookmark" like that when you switch between disc games like the way blu-ray movies do. Really am eager to get a hold of 3.0, I'm betting there are even more features that haven't been revealed yet too.
That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kinda reminds me of those blu-ray animated menu screen.
I want new avatar pics. It's simple but essential really. There ought to be a couple hundred to really make everyone individual.
If I'm not mistaken there will be more avatars coming with this firmware. They'll be introducing them and continuing to put more out through the PSN Store. Both free and premium avatars.
lol should have read properly before posting.
That looks neat.
So in Europe u have to basically live in UK to get all the features
it is true, most of the products feels catered to the UK-market first: 1. PlayTV (can be used most places, but only really useful in countries with free mpeg2 (and some mpeg4) terrestrial broadcasting, like UK and Germany) 2. BBC iPlayer (UK IPs only) 3. VidZone (UK and some of the other big European countries only)
UK baby! lol. Yeah you're probably right, still not as much as the US seem to get, though we are definately catching up, once we get the video store we will probably have the better deal.
and I applaud Sony for constantly enhancing the system, but if they could add a folders to the browser bookmarks then I would be more than grateful.
someone approve my story, its pending.
+ A Fish Tank 1 would be cool??? ;)
how that one article came out a while ago and it said that sony needed to make some changes to the XMB and i agreed cause i thought it was pretty boring and then i said they should make a whats new thing like for xbox live AND everyone disagreed with me then they come out with this
uh this is completly diffrent the nxe its till the XMB just with animated themes
Europe only features under video? lame as hell. no offense to europe ps3 owners and yes I know bbc is only europe
BBC is only the UK i wouldn't be too happy if it was all of europe since we are the ones paying the TV license
YES THE I PLAYER ! i have been waiting for this for ages. they announced the I player for the PS3 ages ago and i thought they just gave up on it lol this update is great
Yeah it's cool huh, I guess we had it already but this is way better. Annoucing these reminded me of Mircrosoft's E3, lots of additions like facebook, twitter etc announced.
What does any of this gimmicky stuff have to do with gaming? Where's the cross-game chat, or other actual online-gaming functionality? Oooooh, SPARKLY MENUS. WHO THE F*CK THOUGHT THAT WAS MORE IMPORTANT?
Hate to burst your bubble, but some people use the PS3 for more than just playing video games.
Normal bbc iplayer site works fine too mate.... But this is a much better system, you say that now but you will prefer it.
Some people are happy with this, I personally can't understand why. Animated backgrounds? BBC iPlayer? Does no one know what a PC is? None of this is related or can be used for gaming. I was hoping for a better avatar system, more avatars would be nice, in-game voice chat would be great etc.
Uh...there ARE more avatar. Maybe you should have paid closer attention. And how can you say that you want more gaming related features, and then say you want cross game chat? Chatting isn't a gaming related feature; it's a chat related feature.
Give Us Somthing Usefull Like Xgame Chat etc. Instead Of A Crappy Dynamic Backround and crappy liittle shortcuts to the psn store how many shortcuts do we want as if we didnt knw how to get to it in the first place, GET A GRIP SONY THIS UPDATE IS CRAP !
don´t they make vidzone available in Scandinavia (Denmark)at the same time of other European countries? it annoying enough that why don´t have the same features that they have in America,now they are dividing Europa into more territories.
man i hope there is more features in firmware 3.0 because if this is it that's ridiculous. i thought 3.0 was an overhaul for the xmb. what a waste of time. what sony needs to do is revamp the xmb.
*sigh* ... some people are never satisfied ..... must be nice to be so spoiled .....
Nice hopefully they make one with Kratos showing helios whos boss ..... that would make my day
Awesome video. I look forward to 3.0.
Anybody would think you were paying for the service as well ;) I prefer to have the Iplayer running through my PS3 on my HDTV rather than my smaller PC monitor!!!
now i can make my Tiki man from Pixeljunk Monsters Dance while building towers in my XMB Background XD XD XD epic!!!!
sometime this year
What was that TV thing?
As another article put it, this firmware update 3.0 (as is) receives a 'C' rating. Nice small little perks, but there is absolutely nothing that 90% of PS3 owners have been asking for to improve PSN. Cross Game Chat and Invites? The Party system that Sony promised to AT LEAST be available through Home? Any improvements are good ones in my book, but Sony needs to get its act together if they want to KEEP competing directly with Microsoft's Xbox 360. Besides that rant, when both the NA/EU video demonstrations talk about the quick game launching (last three games you played) how can you possible launch a disc based game unless the game was already in the slot? It seems really pointless to have another shortcut to 'Launch Game' when the original one is one push of the D-Pad away underneath the 'Game' tab. Could this be a hint at PS3 owners being able to install their games on their HDD's? Probably not.
waiting for aquarium theme
OoOo SNAZZY!! I want a GOW III animated wallpaper showing Kratos splitting someones stomach open!! Or him ripping that dudes head off, lol it never gets old.
The US version is up right now. man, that was fast! http://blog.us.playstation....
I hope we will get many great animated themes for free, but if they do charge $$$ for some kickass themes I'll be willing to pay for it. Unlike the current premium themes that I don't know who would actually pay money for.
How many times do you actually even talk to your friends online? I would use it probably about 3 times.
that's all I have to say oh myyyyyy bring it on
the "wait/busy" icon in the top right corner is replaced by that analog clock symbol next to the time? Whenever it's busy or loading, the clock hands spin, then return to the time when finished, i personally think it's neat (and believe it or not was hoping they would changed the current one someday because it was just to difficult to really see)
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