As Sony said, the problems with the PS3 Firmware are known, a hotfix (3.01) is coming out next week, maybe.
A firmware to fix a firmware...Lol.
How's the new 360 motherboards treating you?
Suit me fine, hows those animated themes? I thought you only had to pay for themes on the 360?
Actually, The animated Africka theme is fantastic. Though had a choice to download it.... My choice. Did I mention Free ?
An update that kills you console: http://www.engadget.com/200... Only on the 360... Jump Out.
but but nothing wrong with my PS........... sorry I froze up :D
1.50 http://www.afterdawn.com/ne... 2.00 http://www.psxextreme.com/p... 2.40 http://www.1up.com/do/newsS... 2.50 http://www.joystiq.com/2008... 2.70 http://www.haxnetwork.net/s...
Poor desperate patchy boy trying so hard... Did any of these problems killed a PS3? oh that right Sony has fixed them all... @ Jessey 360: http://i128.photobucket.com...
Jason 360 "but but nothing wrong with my PS........... sorry I froze up :D" So there is nothing wrong with your PS... But you, Jason 360 just froze up. Great way to own ones self.
OmarJA and his typical droid comebacks... Read the articles and do some research before replying. http://pandadan.files.wordp...
It's PS......... because I froze before I got to the 3. As in PS3 but more like PS.......froze. Are you realy that dense that you need someone to explain a simple joke? Shall I walk you through it holding your hand step by step and tell you what a good boy you are?
Typical bot respond, here you go: 54.2%...
PS is to me Playstation, You know, a Sony's gaming Brand. If you didnt get to a 3, then you dont know what your missing. As for what its worth, you'll just end up where you started 360. At the beginning. As for your last comment . http://www.youtube.com/watc...
@ PirateThommie & OmarJAckass So how does it feel to know 1 out of 10 PS3's die because of YLOD and BluRay diode problems with only 1 year of warranty by Sony instead of 3 years that the competition gives?
So what your saying is (in your smug way) , Your happy that the 360 3 year warranty covers something Sony doesent need to cover ? Cmon, YLOD is near non-existant. Not that it doesent exist. All crap aside, me, personally I have not bought a 360 as all my friends systems have karked it. Simple. And yes, their 360's have been replaced, and why shouldnt they be due to a (strangely) "Accepted" Fault. Albeit a 3 week or more turnaround. Not saying the 360 isnt a great gaming console, its just it aint a great hardware design.... Protect it all you want, but I will say, the day I see 360 failures drop to an acceptable amount, I'll be first to get in line and buy one. GeOW series. Thats Good SHlT.... Its really that simple...................... For Me.
Sony has come a long way since 2006 learnt many lessons and now are stronger than ever thanks to them!!
I have not really had any problem with the FW3.0 so far but the problems ARE there for many users and I have said it before and I'll say it again. All the problems that I read about are defenitely patchable. It's coming for sure. Not a matter of "if" rather WHEN :)
they give us an option to go back to the old xmb... but with the new features like dynamic themes!!!
because I never have any problems with firmware updates. I even heard complaints of long download times for this one, and mine downloaded faster than previous ones, in like 10 minutes max.
why would u want to go back to the old XMB? the new one is great, all they need to do is remove the PS Store from game and video tabs, and give us the option to change the friends list.. like instead of grey boxes, we can apply a theme or certain colour to our own friend profile, which would appear on our friends, friends list.
dl'd the dlc last nite cause i hadnt played it yet but when ai rebooted an ol game it was glitchier than hell game was stutering so bad it was unplayable used to drop a few frames b4 but now its unplayable. Gonna try un/reinstallin it and start a new game jus hope it doesnt mess up at the same part again.
ugly friendlist !!
Please fix the TV icon for my UK PS3 Sony! :)
not everybudy likes the new update,but if u read,I just say give us (the ones who don't like it) an option to go back to the old one. if u like it good, but i don't like it at all.
I had no single problem with firmware yet.
Had my PS3 since launch and never had any probs with a firmware update
I've had problems with freezing, especially when going into account settings. Either it freezes or takes ages to bring up the menu. Other than that, I've never had problems with any updates either. The people that run around screaming "FW X.XX bricked my system!!!" take an issue that affects a very small minority and exaggerate it greatly. I'm not saying that there aren't problems -- there are; however, the chance that you get affected by them is pretty small, I think.
my 60 gb needs this update its been pissin me of with the freezing up. my 40 had no update problems.
My uncharted freezes too often now. Other than the oversized fonts, ugly gray friends list, everything else is peachy. But it's not a myth folks, people are having issues since FW3.0. Hopefully 3.01 addresses these issues.
same here, no tech issues yet. when the firmware was just released i had a hard time logging on to PSN but that problem is gone now.
I hope they bring back the chime when booting up a game. The games were never slow to start up so put it back! And like someone said why didn't they make the grey boxes like glass instead, as its BIG clutter. Its simply a nuisance as I still find myself scrolling down like always.
I would have thought Sony would have done some serious testing before releasing something as big as 3.0, but since they arent a software company they obviously still got a lot to learn
I would have thought Microsoft would have done some serious testing before releasing something as big as the 360 but since they arent a hardware company they obviously still got a lot to learn
Typical fanboy talk.
I would have thought Microsoft would have done some serious testing before releasing something as sh*t as 360, but since they aren't a hardware company they obviously still got a lot to learn. Fixed*
that omega4 is the most hated person on this site and i also think he says this crap only to make people angry and to see how crazy people can get
At least Sony fixes things that are broken instead of pretending there are no problems.
The 360: RROD Over Heat Freezing E74 Easily Software Hackable Unreliable Hardware ..... It's really amazing how some people can be so ignorant & ironic, oh it's Omega4 never mind...
Are isolated to PS3 Slims running 3.0 and playing Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Let's break that down: Only affects a newly released console with newly released firmware playing a game almost 2 years old. It's not exactly possible for Sony to test a new product which was produced before the firmware that causes problems was released. Even if it was, it's not exactly feasible for Sony to test every single game ever released to make sure it works properly.
Sony has had this issue with more than one firmware. Sony couldn't write code to save their lives.
No need to get so touchy guys i was just stating a fact. Sony obviously didnt test 3.0 well enough, i mean you would have thought they would at least test their own 1st party games but obviously not. Plus why are you guys even bringing up the 360 in a PS3 story, completely irrelevant
Omega4 running from the facts again...
Everytime you criticise X, you need to also criticise Y for something else just to confirm you are not bias. It's pretty tense. A bit like watching Glenn Beck. This is N4G.
A big update having some minor problems for some PS3's out there is nothing to get mad. It will be fixed pretty soon. My PS3 is working perfectly Several KZ2 rounds and other games after 3.0 update, just awesomeness. The one that CANT write a code to save its live is MS. Damn clunky Vista anyone?
Lol @ Microsoft hating
No, you weren't. You and I (and most others on here) know exactly what you're doing. You are nothing more than a sht stirrer hiding behind a veil of quasi-neutral posts once in a while.
I had 4 PS1's and 3 PS2's. None were covered under the generous 90 day warranty. The Class Action Lawsuit against Sony for faulty hardware would not have been needed if they were fixing things that were broken instead of pretending there were no problems. Let's not assume that releasing another firmware update is going the extra mile. There have been many software updates in the past and we will see many more in the future. If you were making a crack at Xbox 360 hardware, I doubt spending over 1 billion on extended warranty coverage and the various hardware changes would be a good example of "pretending there are no problems". -Death
but I actually agree with him on sony testing FW. One of the main games having problems is their own first party game uncharted. And yes I have a slim and uncharted has frozen on me over 10 times, and it only took a whole 5 min of playing it before it froze on me the first time. For a bunch of people who dont have 360 you sure talk about it too much. Do you people honestly think bringing up microsofts failures will make sony's failure go away or become less of an issue in an article about fw 3.0 sucking balls. Sure the guy was trolling, but hes right and at least it was on topic. mcfadge; so your saying that sony doesnt have ps3s to test their new software on. Im pretty sure they do and they did test it, just not enough. Even if my 360 got rrod right now, still wouldnt make uncharted work properly.
With the Irish powers that allow me, I now pronounce you, Poopface the Turd.
'On November 19, 2008, Microsoft released the "New Xbox Experience" (NXE). This update provided streaming Netflix capability and avatars; however, some users have reported the update has caused their consoles to not properly read optical media. Others have reported that the update has disabled audio through HDMI connections. A Microsoft spokesperson stated the company is "aware that a handful of Xbox LIVE users are experiencing audio issues, and are diligently monitoring this issue and working towards a solution." Video games such as Halo 3 have been affected, such as not being able to unlock certain achievements or armor permutations like Security Shoulders.  Microsoft released a patch on February 3, 2009 for the HDMI audio issues.' Hmm seems a lot more serious don't you think, one would have thought Microsoft done some serious testing.... full stop(RRoD, E74, Disc drive etc) before release the largest update to the 360. I believe that's what you call a 'top trump' Also that's the second time that happend 'An update patch released on November 1 2006 was reported to "brick" consoles, rendering them useless. The most obvious issue occurs after the installation of the patch, after which the console immediately reboots and shows an error message. Usually, error code E71 is shown during or directly after the booting animation.' Your welcome ;).
...My 'Halo Wars' Stats??? ;-D
Gabe Newell ate them...
They have disapeard into the wallet of M$ as they know that chatboxes will happily renew their Live subscription just to get #1 on the leader board that no one cares about ;-D !!!!!
I have compared outrun 2 on slim and fat ps3 and found out that the prosessor is better in the slim model. There was some drop in framerate on fat model but this is almost been removed on the slim model. Sell your fat and buy the slim!!!
if people have the 60 gig, but the other ones...yeah I could see that.
@edd Interesting. I see OutRun 2 was the game you tested but any other? If the slim is technically better than the fat I could end up upgrading.
the update is cool , i like the new look for the friends list . i had allot of freezing when i was going to ps home and when i open the internet browser , i hope they fix all that .
P.S,does anyone know how the moving themes work? I thought the sparkles were Flash or something.but I downloaded the Afrika theme..wow,looks awesome.that loop,is it using the RSX or is it a video recording of Afrika running in the background?
the only problem i have is with the ugly gray friends list.
I wasn't even aware there were any problems... then again I'm not in the XMB much so who knows
You know it's getting desperate when people jump on a firmware update Sony already said they were going to fix 2 days later. 4 years.
"Childhood diseases, which must be eradicated."
Was it their intention to disable xmb while listening to music? This kinda sucks... But i love 3.0 new features and the XMB is sooo much faster
You need to change the music output settings to 48Hz, should work then.
Out of curiostity, why do you need to change it to 48Khz? I like to know all this technical stuff. I am geeky that way. I would open my PS3 just to have a look inside if I knew I could put it back together.
there is a fix for that.. ^what they said i can use the browser and listen to music just fine. i would RAGE if they really disabled that!
So to the PS3 fans that were in denial of problems with 3.0 and said that it was the media and 360 lies.. So this must be make believe "fix" to fix the make believe problems?
How to fix a bricked PS3: 1)Turn everything off. 2)Switch everything on again. 3)Hold power button until you hear 3 beeps. 4)You will enter the recovery screen. 5)select rebuild data. FIXED!
How to fix RROD: 1)Unplug your 360. 2)Firmly grip the 360 and pick it up. 3)Walk over to the nearest window. 4)Scream AAAAOOOOO-GGAAAAHHHH!! and throw it out of the window. 5)Go down to get it and throw it, smash it up and then bin it. 6)Grab $300 and buy a PS3. FIXED!
Why do you people love talking about the 360 when it's PS3 related, and when it's a 360 article you talk about PS3?