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  • PS3 Firmware (v.2.40) update walkthrough and FAQ

    PS3 Firmware (v.2.40) update walkthrough and FAQ

    Eric Lempel, Director of PlayStation Network Operations, has put up three fun-filled posts to the official PlayStation blog. The first post is about XMB access in-game and features a video of how it will look. It should make it easier to check messages from friends without having to leave the game. The second post also had a video but this one was less exciting, since it was about the Trophy… Read More

  • Rumored PS3 voice and chat features confirmed

    Rumored PS3 voice and chat features confirmed

    A couple weeks ago, the above photo was spotted on the official PlayStation website before being pulled down. It led to the rumor that the PS3 would be getting in-game messaging via the Cross Media Bar (XMB). That has now been confirmed by the head of Sony Computer Entertainment UK, Ray Maguire. It’ll be delivered through a firmware upgrade (version 2.4 to be exact) some time this summer. So… Read More

  • New video and voice chat features coming to PS3?

    New video and voice chat features coming to PS3?

    Hark! Someone over at NeoGAF.com spotted the above image on the official PlayStation website, hinting at the possibility of in-game XMB (Cross Media Bar) messaging. The text says, “Talk to others during game play, say hello anytime you’re online, or have a video chat with an Eye camera, USB Camera, or headset.” The image was pulled off the server rather quickly. So long and… Read More

  • Rumor Wrong: PS3 Firmware Version 2.00 Not Real (Well, Not Yet)

    Rumor Wrong: PS3 Firmware Version 2.00 Not Real (Well, Not Yet)

    Nope, false alarm. Rumors had been circulating around the Web detailing the supposed features of PS3 firmware version 2.0, including in-game XMB access and a built-in RSS channel. But yeah, it wasn’t meant to be. The person who leaked the feature list, “Leah,” now claims that her message board account (where the list was posted) was hacked and the list is phony. Now, that’s… Read More