Not that pertinent to Americans, but PAL PS3 owners hoping for some kind of update to the PS3's backwards compatability list with the release of the 1.80 firmware are shit outta luck. Kotaku contacted SCEE to see if any games would either be added to the list, or at least have their status changed, and were told:
"This upgrade focused on upscaling and there were no significant backward compatibility enhancements. As we have pointed out on many occasions, our engineer's focus is now on innovative applications and services for PS3 and not B/C, so you are not going to see major changes in future updates."
They think now is about the time to give up hoping for any significant additions to that BC list. Hope you all held onto your PS2s.