"After a long day of handling business, Nick decided he would power on his PlayStation 3 and enjoy some gaming, but before Nick decided to hop in for a game of Madden, he happened to encounter something interesting. " -TheGamerAccess.com
This is interesting! No announcement or word on this firmware update...yet
My PS3 is Bricked! In the cellar, next to the Amontiago.
Haha. Good one, man. Not many people are gonna get this.
Nice dude bubs up for the poe reference!!
I feel like such a nerd for knowing what your talking about.... lol
Agree(4) Disagree(23) LMFAO. And it's not even like Poe is some obscure literary figure, either. Goddamn kids.
Maybe if he had said Amontillado??
Amontillado. If you're going to make a Poe reference you might at least confirm the spelling.
I had to look it up but I get it now. I only read one Poe story, The Tell Tale Heart, and I remember almost nothing about that. Sorry I was a science major and generally hate literature. We all have our strengths and interests.
oh great... another 20 minute waste of my time -_-
lol..i thought he meant Amontillado, I just had to read down more to confirm. I had to read and watch that in 9th grade - it freaked me out kinda, but now i want to do that to someone
Must just be some new security patches. This guy has only 4gb left out of 298, damn. I guess its time for him to delete some porn videos. I remember with my 40gb :( I feel this guys pain.
it's like losing your first toy
I was there with my 320gb... then I upgraded to the 750... no worries.
I'm still with my virgin 40GB MGS4 LE PS3! Can't bring myself to violate my PS3 by opening it. The gunmetal case is sexy to look at though!
@gamingdroid You don't have to open the case... it's a really simple procedure.
I know, it's a plastic little latch thing. However, once you open that you have to use screw driver to unscrew the drive. Some people stripped the screw (since it was low quality). Either way, I can't bring myself to violate that sexy console!
I always install the updates as soon as they release. I like to keep my PS3 up to date, and I've never had bricking issues. For the record, I timed the update. From download to install, the whole process took 5 min 4 secs.
What about the milliseconds? Amateur. If you're not going to time system updates and include the milliseconds it's not worth doing at all. Remember next time please.
Wait, is that time up to the install or including the install time too?
Why do I LOVE downloading firmware updates even if they don't contain anything relevant? I think it's because I assume that it is a slightly better version than the previous one. Edit: Also, could the delay of the GT5 DLC (in the US) be involved with this in some way? Maybe it's just a coincidence.
"Also, could the delay of the GT5 DLC (in the US) be involved with this in some way? Maybe it's just a coincidence." I thought the same thing and so did a bunch of ppl over on GTPlanet...
It can now absolve my sins. Cue the complaints that there aren't any new features in firmware Three POINT SEVEN FREAKING THREE. I mean, normally an update ending in ".73" is HUUUUUGE! At least they didn't screw us on 3.7204535436, right? (/s) Yes, Sony is so evil and audacious for giving us a security patch - Now get back to drinking your mountain dew out of your limited edition space marines sippy cup.
I think this update lifts the trophy cap? I've heard reports Hakoom is now lvl 55 and duck is 57 :P
Nick, you sound ridiculous as usual! 1. Uncharted would go to On-live before Gears of War. Uncharted doesnt have Gears of War numbers. 2. You have Zero business acumen. Why the hell would Gears move when they sell 3million in one day. On-live doesnt have that kind of bribe money. 3. Before Nick & the rest of his PS fans come flying in here about Uncharted numbers. "I'm not talking about pack-in numbers. A product will never sell more than the initial week its released. The only way it gains more sales is if its a pack-in giveaway. So No. On-live will never have Gears of War; the way XBOX has MGS on the way & already have GTA.
You are an idiot!!!!
I wish they would tell us exactly what its doing/fixing/stabilizing
In before "My ps3 is bricked!" or "Where is Cross game Chat?"
Just installed. It makes your ps3 self aware.
God help us all...
Lmao, Skynet is coming
it has begun , quick everyone get a hummer, shades,a kick-ass theme song, and twinkies Lots of F'ing TWINKIES!!!!!!
It's aware that it doesn't have cross game chat? Great, now we both can be disspointed.
lol! Good one
I'm not surprised you're agreeing with "Fanboi"! You two have a lot in common!
Fanboy or not, that's damn funny right there!
Agreed Ace. I actally lolled at that one. It doesn't happen that often.
Im very interested to see whats included in this update
As usual for the past 20-25 updates, absolutely nothing of real interest other than: 'Improving stability for a bunch of PS3 titles that we never bother to mention and if it were that much of an issue the developers for that game probably would have patched it a long time ago'
Just like that last Xbox 360 update. U MAD?
Im definitely sick and tired of these useless updates and tired of waiting for something good to come. At this point it really does seem like we are no longer gonna get much shit from here on out
This PS3 update is optional though. I think that is a good middle ground. However, forcing featureless updates is another matter.
WTF, 298 GB. i can never download 298 GB if my life depends on it. Edit -- Damn, silly me, I thought the Update size was 298 GB, i guess i got distracted by that "298 GB" that i wasn't able to see that it was "Free Space" figures & not the Updates Size.
Well if you be dumping movies on it, then it'll be used up quickly! Esp. if you are buying movies of the PS Video store! But yes, downloading 250gb+ sounds very overwhelming.. it's nothing something you do over night lol
Jeeez i wonder what hidden features are in this firmware!!
Nothing it's not mandatory it fixes the clock as well as stability ect etc.
Well it's possible that there might be some hidden feature but if there are no games that use it yet then there is no need to make it mandatory.
Thanks, I was always wondering what was up with the clock being off seeing as it runs off the internet.
Omg it made my ps3 destroy my 360 jk :P. @below yea N4G just isn't the place to make jokes cuz you'll get flamed i already got a disagree for making a joke xD.
With a set up like that I had jokes at the ready, but no one here has a sense of humour.
Yeah...they both transformed into robots and did some Real Steel in my living room. It was awesome! But I'll never tell you who won.
I'm a little suspicious of this update since there's no mention of it on the blog or anywhere else. I think I'll wait a while before I download.
What is there to e suspicious of? Obviously it's an official firmware update.
Yeah for all we know some hacker might have sneaked it in to doom us all
I updated while Dark Souls was in my PS3. Huge mistake. Now there's a black crystal golem with a PS logo on his forehead wrecking my neighborhood.
My ps3 is now able to cook me breakfast in bed
the playstation twitter says its for stability
I installed it, and can play PS2 games.......in my fat 60GB PS3
My PS3 prefers to be called "husky".
"recent news of PSN users being hacked once again, could this be a simple patch to protect PSN users further?" What news of PSN users being hacked? Someone had a long list of passwords and account names stolen from somewhere else, and tried them on PSN. Get your facts straight. Also if it would be a security update, it would most certainly be mandatory. SMH for bad journalism and lack of logic.
For home or the now movie rental system?
I haven't really seen special since PSN got Plus. It's like they went to appeal to the masses with the slim and then started catering to Plus subscribers.
They've been giving more attention to the people paying more? My goodness, what a shocker. Besides, it's mostly just "free" content (Well, at this point, I've pretty much doubled the value of what I paid for it), full game timed demos, and the off-hand exclusive like a dynamic background only available with ps plus. You can get most of it, it's just that the ps plus people get the discounts and free Double Fine games (which is awesome - First Stacking, now Costume Quest).
The update is probably preparing the PS3 for Uncharted 3 ;)
That's a good differential gear ratio on a car.
Its probably a security patch.
i updated my PS3 with ICO inside... now she lives in my room. sadly i don't understand her language.