PSN Firmware 3.0 !!!

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  1. infamous8

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    Coming out Sept 1st

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/08/18/playstation-3-firmware-v3-00-update/

    Hi everyone, PlayStation 3 (PS3) firmware update (v3.00) adds a number of great new features that we’re excited to share with you. The latest update incorporates changes that improve navigation on your PS3. First, you’ll notice some cosmetic changes to the design of the XMB (Xross Media Bar). We’ve enhanced the look and feel of the XMB so that it’s easier and even more intuitive to use. We’ve also added network improvements and personalization options to help enhance your PS3 experience.
    Additional highlights from update 3.00 include:
    • “What’s New” – The “Information Board” will be replaced with a “What’s New” section, which allows you to enjoy interactive PlayStation news every time you start the PS3 system. Located under the PlayStation Network icon, “What’s New” displays the latest and greatest game, video, PlayStation Network and PlayStation news and releases, as well as your recently played games, in a sleek, new animated format.
    • Status Indicator – In the top right corner we’ve added an indicator bar, which displays your user icon, friend icon, the number of friends you have online and a small message icon to let you know if you have any new messages. The indicator also includes a scrolling ticker that features the latest news from PlayStation Network. In addition, when you press the PS button, the battery life indicator will no longer cover up the clock.
    • Friends List – Now your PlayStation Network friends will appear in a slightly redesigned format on your Friends List. Also, messages will now be viewable from each of your friends’ respective profiles.
    • PlayStation Store Shortcuts – We’ve added a handy shortcut icon to the PlayStation Store under both the Game and Video categories so you can access the latest content quickly and easily.
    • Personalization – Personalize your PS3 with new dynamic custom themes and avatars. Dynamic themes as well as free and premium avatars will be available through PlayStation Store. A dynamic theme takes your screen to a whole new level as it incorporates animated objects into the background.
    • Trophies – Showcasing your hard earned trophies just got better. Update 3.00 gives game developers the ability to modify how they display trophies for add-on content. Base and add-on game trophies will continue to be combined into a single list so you can see where you stand in a game as a whole. Within that list, trophies will be broken out into subcategories—base trophies and add-on trophies—that way, you can easily view the percentage of your base game trophy collection, and separately track your trophy progress in add-on packs. Look for this enhancement to be included in upcoming games.


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    Hi everyone, PlayStation 3 (PS3) firmware update (v3.00) adds a number of great new features that we’re excited to share with you. The latest update incorporates changes that improve navigation on your PS3. First, you’ll notice some cosmetic changes to the design of the XMB (Xross Media Bar). We’ve enhanced the look and feel of the XMB so that it’s easier and even more intuitive to use. We’ve also added network improvements and personalization options to help enhance your PS3 experience.

    Additional highlights from update 3.00 include:
    • “What’s New” – The “Information Board” will be replaced with a “What’s New” section, which allows you to enjoy interactive PlayStation news every time you start the PS3 system. Located under the PlayStation Network icon, “What’s New” displays the latest and greatest game, video, PlayStation Network and PlayStation news and releases, as well as your recently played games, in a sleek, new animated format.
    • Status Indicator – In the top right corner we’ve added an indicator bar, which displays your user icon, friend icon, the number of friends you have online and a small message icon to let you know if you have any new messages. The indicator also includes a scrolling ticker that features the latest news from PlayStation Network. In addition, when you press the PS button, the battery life indicator will no longer cover up the clock.
    • Friends List – Now your PlayStation Network friends will appear in a slightly redesigned format on your Friends List. Also, messages will now be viewable from each of your friends’ respective profiles.
    • PlayStation Store Shortcuts – We’ve added a handy shortcut icon to the PlayStation Store under both the Game and Video categories so you can access the latest content quickly and easily.
    • Personalization – Personalize your PS3 with new dynamic custom themes and avatars. Dynamic themes as well as free and premium avatars will be available through PlayStation Store. A dynamic theme takes your screen to a whole new level as it incorporates animated objects into the background.
    • Trophies – Showcasing your hard earned trophies just got better. Update 3.00 gives game developers the ability to modify how they display trophies for add-on content. Base and add-on game trophies will continue to be combined into a single list so you can see where you stand in a game as a whole. Within that list, trophies will be broken out into subcategories—base trophies and add-on trophies—that way, you can easily view the percentage of your base game trophy collection, and separately track your trophy progress in add-on packs. Look for this enhancement to be included in upcoming games.
    To get a preview of what’s coming in update 3.00, check out the video below:

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    We’re looking forward to releasing firmware update 3.00 soon. As always, we appreciate your feedback.
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    Update Features (ver 2.70)

    Main features in system software update version 2.70
    • Text chat
    You can now text chat with people on your Friends list. You can also participate in text chat during gameplay.

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    Other new or revised features in version 2.70

    Settings
    • [Dynamic Normalizer] has been added as an option under [Music Settings].
    Video
    • You can now selectively back up content (file type MNV) that was downloaded from the Video Store of PlayStation®Store and you can restore files that you selectively backed up to the same PS3™ system. You can use this feature to back up both SD (standard definition) and HD (high definition) resolution content.
    Game
    • You can now easily search the Internet for information about your PLAYSTATION®3 format software, as well as for games you purchased from PlayStation®Store. Select the icon for the game, and then select [Internet Search] from the options menu to get search results based on the game title.
    Network
    • You can now copy and paste text from a Web page viewed in the Internet browser.
    • [Copy Address of This Page] and [Copy Address of This Link] have been added as options under [File] in the browse mode menu of the Internet browser.
    • [Browser Security] has been added as an option to the browse mode menu of the Internet browser. The websites for the Web filtering services that used to be listed under [Bookmarks] have been moved under this new option.
    Friends
    • The order in which Friends are listed in the Friends list has been changed. You can now sort by name (alphabetical order) and by status, listing both online and offline Friends by the last time online. When you have pending requests to add Users as Friends, the icons for these Users are now displayed at the top of the Friends list.
    • The maximum size for files that can be attached to messages has been increased to 3MB.
    Other
    • Polish, Greek, Czech, Slovak, and Turkish can now be displayed in the Internet browser.
    • Estimated time until completion is now displayed for foreground downloads.
    • Quicker webpage rendering and exit.
    • Quicker trophy display.
    • Trophy Comparison: unplayed games now marked with '-' rather than '0%'.
    More detailed guide for some of the new features:

    Friends

    Text chat

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    You can now text chat with people on your Friends list. You can also participate in text chat during gameplay.

    Starting text chat
    1. Select (Start New Chat) under (Friends).
    2. Select (Text Chat).
    3. Enter a name for the text chat room.
    4. Select the Friends that you want to invite to chat, and then select [OK].
    The text chat screen is displayed. The chat will begin as soon as someone joins the chat.
    • Up to 16 people can join a chat room.
    • You can use a connected keyboard or wireless keypad (each sold separately) for text entry.
    Joining a text chat

    If you are invited to text chat, a notification message will be displayed at the top right corner of the screen. Select (Chat Room (Text Only)) under (Friends), and then select the chat room that you want to join.

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    • You can join up to three chat rooms at the same time.
    • Up to 20 chat rooms can be displayed in (Chat Room (Text Only)).
    Leaving a chat room
    1. During a text chat, press the [​IMG] button.
    2. Press the [​IMG] button, and then select [Leave] from the options menu.
    • If you turn off the PS3™ system or sign out from PlayStation®Network, you will automatically leave the chat room. If you join a chat room again after leaving it, the record of chat entries sent while you were gone will not be displayed.
    Text chat during gameplay
    1. Press the PS button while playing a game.
    2. Select (Chat Room (Text Only)) under (Friends).
    3. Select a chat room.
      Press the PS button to return to the game screen.
    • Some games do not allow you to join a text chat during gameplay.
    • To leave a chat room during gameplay, follow the same steps, but in step 3 press the [​IMG] button and then select [Leave] from the options menu.
    • You will not be able to use the text chat feature if restrictions on its use are set under the PlayStation®Network sub account settings.
      For information about parental control settings, see "Using the parental control settings" in the online user's guide.
    Settings

    Dynamic Normalizer

    [Dynamic Normalizer] has been added as an option to (Music Settings) under (Settings).

    When you are playing music that is saved on the hard disk drive or storage media, you can use this setting to reduce the difference in volume levels between music tracks when the tracks are played.

    Off : Do not use dynamic normalizer.
    On : Use dynamic normalizer.

    Video

    Backup and restore

    You can now selectively back up content (file type MNV) that was downloaded from the Video Store of PlayStation®Store and you can restore files that you selectively backed up to the same PS3™ system. You can use this feature to back up both SD (standard definition) and HD (high definition) resolution content.

    Backing up a video file

    Connect storage media, and then select the icon of the content that you want to back up. Press the [​IMG] button, and then select [Back Up] from the options menu. The (Backup Data Utility) folder will automatically be created on the storage media and the content will be saved.
    • Depending on the PS3™ system in use, you may need a USB adaptor (commercially available) to use storage media.
    Restoring a video file that you backed up

    Content that was backed up to storage media can be restored to the PS3™ system. Connect storage media, and then select the storage media icon under (Video). Select the content that you want to restore from (Backup Data Utility).
    • If the folder name or file name of backed up content has been changed, you may not be able to restore that content.
    • If you perform any of the following operations after backing up, files in the backup data may not restore correctly.
      • Format the hard disk
      • Restore the PS3™ system
    Network

    Copy and paste

    You can now copy text from a page in the Internet browser, and then paste it into a text box or message.

    Copying text
    1. Using the left stick, move the pointer to the location of the text that you want to copy, and then press the [​IMG] button.
    2. Hold down the [​IMG] button and move the left stick of the controller to select the text.
    3. Release the [​IMG] button at the end of the text that you want to copy.
    4. Select [Copy] from the menu that is displayed.
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    Pasting copied text

    You can paste copied text into a text box or message when the on-screen keyboard is displayed.
    1. Select [Paste] from the on-screen keyboard.
    2. A list of text items that have been copied from the Internet browser will be displayed.
      Select the text that you want to paste, and then press the [​IMG] button.
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    • When using a connected keyboard (commercially available), you can press CTRL + V to paste previously copied text.
     
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  2. infamous8

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    New avatars and Whats new button are good new adds
     
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    Great update! PLUS a price drop and the PS3 Slim (YEAR OF the PS3 is UPON US)
     
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    I don't think I've ever been this excited about a firmware update :hyper:
     
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    I think the WHATS NEW button is the most important. It's basically Free Advertising to a 24million user base.

    New game comes out...as soon as those 24million turn on their Ps3, they are shown "Uncharted 2..IN STORES NOW" (example)... should help boost game sales
     
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    HOLY shit you're right! This is a brilliant idea to have a tab with new stuff and advertisements to help games sell more. :bowdown: I will do whatever I can to help PlayStation succeed!! :x:
     
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