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 system. I really don’t understand that point of showing off little icons (the trophies) to your friends. I guess the whole system really isn’t for me. The last post Eric did was a nice FAQ with some of the common questions people have been asking about the update. For example, fans of hot inter-console cybering ask:

Will voice-messaging/private chat be featured in 2.40 as well? If not, can we expect to see this feature added in the future?

We are evaluating the opportunity to offer voice chat, but for this update, we wanted to focus on text messaging as the key priority for communications that our users have asked for.

Oh baby, I love it when you blog dirty! Expect the update around July 2nd.