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PS3 System Software Update v3.40 And PlayStation Plus Available Later Today

Hi everyone, once again we’re adding new features to your PS3 via firmware update to continue to try and bring you the best entertainment experience possible. PS3 system software update (v3.40) is available available later today, adding the ability to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription, improved connection between your PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts and more. Additionally, we’ll be launching system software update (v6.30) for the PSP system simultaneously with PS3 – v3.40 and adding PlayStation Plus compatibility for the people that own both a PS3 and PSP.

PlayStation Plus

Here are a few highlights from the new PS3 firmware update (v3.40):

  • PlayStation Plus: PSN users will be able to purchase membership to PlayStation Plus which is a new premium subscription service on PSN that lets you expand and enhance your gaming experience and enable you to gain an exclusive set of features and content. Don’t forget though, all PSN users will continue to have free access to PSN’s existing and brand new features while PlayStation Plus subscribers will also gain access to an exclusive set of gaming features, content and functionality.
    • Games & Special Offers – access to great games every month worth over £200 a year, exclusive discount on PlayStation Store and early access to demos and beta trails.
    • Exclusive Content – download and keep loads of new and exclusive premium avatars, dynamic themes and game add-ons.
    • Full Game Trial – Try full games each month for a limited period before you decide whether to buy them.
    • Automatic Download – Set your PS3 to automatically wake up, download and install all of your game updates, new game demos and even download the latest system software. All without you lifting a finger.
    • Limited Special Offer – To celebrate the launch of PlayStation Plus we are also offering users the chance to get hold of LittleBigPlanet completely free. Simply sign up for a 1 year membership between now (29th) and the 3rd August 2010 and a downloadable copy of the award winning PS3 game is yours to keep forever.
  • Photo Gallery: A new network based photo sharing feature is now available on the Photo Gallery. The enhancement allows you to upload, browse and comment on photos on Facebook and Picasa. You can also opt to share your photos between your PlayStation Network friends as well as print photos from Photo Gallery.
  • Video Editor & Uploader: Video Editor and Uploader is a new function found on the XrossMediaBar (XMB), which enables you to edit, save and upload video files stored on the PS3 system to sites such as Facebook or YouTube.
  • PlayStation Store Five Star Rating Support: Users can now rate PlayStation Store content they have purchased with one to five star ratings.
  • Power Save Settings: The default setting for PS3 System Auto-Off will be set at 2 hours, providing you with additional power save options and further improving power save features on the PS3 system.

As well as the latest features introduced in PS3 system software update (v3.40), a separate, new PSN application will be made available on Facebook. This builds on the previous connection with Trophies and the ability to share purchases from the PlayStation Store. Now you can further integrate your PSN and Facebook accounts with this new application, which allows you to display your PSN profile on Facebook, send a PSN friend request to friends on Facebook and add the PSN application tab to your Facebook Profile.

We’re very excited to be able to provide you with continued system software upgrades, which ensure your PS3 and PSP systems remain compelling offerings for years to come with no additional investment from you. For more details and instructions on how to update the system software for the PS3 and PSP systems, please visit http://eu.playstation.com/ps3/support/network/detail/item48612/ and http://eu.playstation.com/psp/support/general/detail/item54261/.

Let us know your thoughts. Enjoy!

* Approximate value based on average RRP of available content in a one year subscription, excluding discounts, calculated using exchange rates as at May 2010. Actual value may vary. Access to some content, excluding discounted content, terminates at the end of the subscription period.

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Any info on the 3D Blu-ray update, I got so impatient I brought a stand-alone one :/, thanks.

Good stuff, looking forward to Plus.

Still want cross game chat though!

one year free subscription in the photo! awesome thanks sony!…

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 08:42
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haha, slight error in the screenshot, sorry not quite free but very good value! ;-)

o.O awesome new feature in the video editing uploading thing :P at what time will PSN+ be available? I want to sign up now :D

Also, I can’t update my PS3 to 3.40 yet :(

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 08:43
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Should both be available now for you, hope you enjoy it all

Yay, firmware updates are always fun :) Any idea when the update will take place because it’s already 10pm?

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 08:46
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Hi, both Plus and 3.4 should be live now, hope you enjoy them both

Carnivius_Prime 28 June, 2010 @ 22:10
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Hm, video editor, photo gallery and ability to rate Ps store content all sound pretty good.

This says ‘later today’ It’s already quite late in the day here being just gone 10pm. Do you mean the Tuesday?

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 08:48
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Hi, yes, this was supposed to go live at 5am so not sure why it went out last night, sorry for the confusion, both Plus and 3.4 are live now (tues)

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:07
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Apparently there was a last min change in timing while I was tucked up in bed and the firware went live at midnight UK time, hopefully you already have this by now anyway, enjoy

Cool Features!

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Awesome! Some great features – happily subscribing for *additional* content, rather than paying for basic functionality like some other services.

Great service :)

Carnivius_Prime 28 June, 2010 @ 22:11
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I just asking cos I’d really like to have my ps3 finished updating firmware befooooore my new game comes tomorrow morning in the mail that i’ve been waiting for since last week (some big mix up occured so had to re-order). Don’t make me wait any longer grr

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 08:49
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Sorry, Live now, hopefully you should have it already, enjoy the new game!

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love it

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PS+ will be there with the Firmware update or we have wait for Store update? =P

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 08:50
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Hi, Plus will be there with the firmware update. they both went live about 5am this morning

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:07
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slight last min change and they both actually went live at midnight Uk time last night

KC-alpha-14 28 June, 2010 @ 22:12
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You forgot to put the Cross game chat bit in..

mentalmonkeyv 28 June, 2010 @ 22:13
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will the update and playstation+ be available at midnight

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Rating system and expanded FB connection seems great!

PS+ could be good, would have prefered the 3 months free that the US is getting cos I already have LBP so I’m in no rush to sign up straight away. Will be when I have more money though.

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This firmware update sounds brilliant, I can’t wait. With this and PSN+, tomorrow’s gonna be great.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 08:52
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haha, hope you enjoy it all, cheers

Handige_Harry 28 June, 2010 @ 22:16
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something that will make people bye a Playstation for:

PlayStation Store Five Star Rating Support

herotoozero 28 June, 2010 @ 22:17
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is that later today GMT i.e tonight in U.K?

i have 40 squid in my wallet waiting to be spent, give us an E.TA Mr.Thorpe :)

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 08:54
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Hi, Its live now, sorry for the confusion this post was set to go live at 5am rather than last night. Hope you enjoy them both

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:09
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oops, my mistake, just been told there was a last min change and it actually went live at midnight last night, hopefully you have it already, chees

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Wow, video editing direct on the PS3? That’s pretty awesome! And a hell of a coincidence… I was just thinking the other day it would be cool to be able to edit videos (in basic form, of course) on the PS3 and upload them direct to YouTube, rather than having to move them to the PC and do it from there.

For me, that’s better than the Plus service!

Cracking job, PS3 firmware peeps!

Available later as in midnight?

Cloudedpaul 28 June, 2010 @ 22:19
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you say this is just some of the highlights, care to tell us the rest?

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 08:55
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Those are all the main features above and you can see a full list of the changes when you download the firmware. If you need more details of the Plus service then please check out the previous blog post on Plus which has loads of detail, cheers

Wow, pretty good update. adds a bunch of new things, nice job :D

Will the PSP update add anything? My psp hasn’t had any good updates in a while.

Ravenblade86 28 June, 2010 @ 22:20
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Looks like a rather nice firmware update :) I’m wondering if the five star rating system will only be available on the PS3 store though? Would like to be able to rate my comics and those are only on the PSP store or Media Go.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 08:59
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Hi, the rating system is currently only for the PS3 Store. the guys are still working on developing the PSP and the PSP Store but I don’t have any details of this yet. Will let you know when I do

herotoozero 28 June, 2010 @ 22:21
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stop being a berk, it’s a great addition. I nearly always gauge my XBL purchases on the rating system if i’m not sure about a game.

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It might be at 11pm, because that would be 3pm Pacific time.

Super--Brad 28 June, 2010 @ 22:22
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Not a bad update, can’t wait to get my hands on it for myself xD

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That’s pretty awesome!

Wasn’t this ment to come out tommoro, I mean they said 29th, its 29th in NZ, but its still 28th in europe?

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:10
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Hi, confused me this morning to!! Last min change to the firmware timings so it went live at midnight UK time last night

Tramain1987 28 June, 2010 @ 22:24
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this new update = GOON!

Carnivius_Prime 28 June, 2010 @ 22:24
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@16 it’s a good feature. There’s several games I’ve bought where I could give a low rating too after feeling somewhat ripped off.

FatTrousers 28 June, 2010 @ 22:25
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Oh wah!? Did you just mention video editing? I know a LOT of people who’d be interested in this. Store ratings too? Oh yeah!!

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Today? it’s the 28th

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awesome update. really like the 5 star rating for store content.. This Thing makes the PSN feel a lot more like a community… Now let us meet up easy-er with my friends through cross game chat and the PS3 will be perfect!

Carnivius_Prime 28 June, 2010 @ 22:27
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put in a feature where i can automatically disable every voice chat feature in every game without having to go through all the menus or having to mute everyone before every damn match (the only thing i hate in uncharted 2) and then the ps3 will be perfect…

Balflearspgc 28 June, 2010 @ 22:28
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I wonder when this comes out, will it be this night or tomorrow evening?

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:12
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was midnight UK time last night, hope you have it now though and are enjoying the new features

Balflearspgc 28 June, 2010 @ 22:29
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I’m talking about the PS Store update :)

Aren’t we going to have CROSS GAME CHAT in this update?

WOAH WOAH WOAH that says playstation plus one year subscription free.

Thats advertised means its true i’ll take my free year now…. please (begging hat on)

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:14
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haha, nice try, i’m afraid that’s just a slight error in the screen shot. Its pretty much free when you look at all the content you get though ;-)

Wow! I didn’t expect anything else than PlayStation Plus (which is awesome in it’s own right), but this just blows me away. Looking forward to see how the video editing works, and the improved Facebook integration. And, and that picture thing. Please, make more developers include screenshot features in games.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:16
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Hi, glad your looking forward to it, its all live now so if you haven’t got it already, get on it ;-)

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More codec support please, xgame voice chat, expanded friend list,… Is the playstation blog share a total waste of our time?

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:19
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Hi, I will pass your comments on to the right people, thanks

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forget facebook! what about twitter!

also thanks for the info

Lots of neat stuff. Shame the LBP Limited Time Offer is useless to a lot of people unlike the 3 extra months the US is offering.

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It will be out at midday Japan time, like all the other updates. That’s about 6.5 hours from now.

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What time in the UK? what time in the UK? What time in the UK? what time in the UK? What time in the UK? what time in the UK? What time in the UK? what time in the UK? What time in the UK? what time in the UK?
what time? what time? what time? what time? what time? what time? what time? what time? what time? what time? what time? what time? what time? what time? what time? what time??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????-??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????-??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????-?

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:22
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Thats a lot of question marks! midnight last night UK time, although I assume you already have it as you seem very keen ;-) Hope you enjoy it

HazEightNine 28 June, 2010 @ 22:33
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CROSS GAME CHAT IS GUNA BE SOOOO SWEEEEET!!

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yeah i agree twitter would be a very welcome edition to my PS3

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Thank you Sony for finally putting in full facebook application. I absolutely love the idea with the photo and video integration to facebook, youtube, picasa with PSN. Also like PSN+ and will get it tomorrow! Here are some features I would like to see though next time to build on this great momentum:
Twitter Intergration, Youtube application, Cross Game Chat (must be!)and browser update with either Google Crome or Mozilla Firefox would be awesome!
Thanks again Sony!

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:29
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Thanks for the comments and suggestions, i’ll pass those on for you.
The current video update in 3.4 allows you to upload direct to youtube, is this the sort of functionality you wanted? if not feel free to let me know exactly what youtube feature you would like to see, cheers

KillerBread 28 June, 2010 @ 22:36
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cross game chat? you know the only feature we want

wow ! i thoght it’s just for the PSN pluse but the albums and videos …. just wow !!! thanks sony ,,, cross game chat and it’s gonna be PERFECT !

but there something , isn’t PSN+ NOT free ? how come the pic say that it’s the first Year is FREE !? is’t FREE o______O !?!

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:38
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Hi, glad you like the update, we are still very commited to PSN as a free service but are pleased to be able to offer people a premium service above and beyond this.
Slight mistake in the screenshot which is being changed now! not quite free but satill a steal!! Hope you enjoy it all

CRASHBASHUK 28 June, 2010 @ 22:38
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@42 he said TODAY so be be here in a hour or 2

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that blog share is a load off rubbish dont listen 2 a word we say but give them credit for the editing vids then direct to youtube i like that :)

Akira_Tenshi 28 June, 2010 @ 22:39
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I bet by later today they really mean tomorrow.

xchris2008x 28 June, 2010 @ 22:39
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PlayStation Store Five Star Rating Support: Users can now rate PlayStation Store content they have purchased with one to five star ratings.

Finally no more buying crap from the store, Thanks sony :)

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This is always fun :D Can’t wait to download.

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Me want i’m waiting!

Tommy012345 28 June, 2010 @ 22:41
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Wow! as iggy_ogg said, Fre Sub!

XD

Love that you keep upgrading the PS3, it has grown since day 1 and im realy loving it. PSN+ I was at first skeptic…but im gonna give it a go.

Hoping you prove my skepticism to be nothing to think about :)

FatTrousers 28 June, 2010 @ 22:43
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It’s not a free Subscription, notice the PSN name on the picture is “XXXXX” i’m guessing they use a test account which means anything on the store available is free on the test account (because Sony own it)

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:46
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Yeh, sorry, that screenshot slipped in by mistake and was from an early build. Should be a new one there now

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the photo says free. so it best be free. and i have taken a screenshot . have your solicitors ready if its not free

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:47
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unfortunately not free, but still very good value ;-)

ITS CALLED PS+
(Will spam this blog till people say it correctly)

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So will Plus be available to buy today? The blog seems to suggest that.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:47
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Yes, will be available to buy now, enjoy

xchris2008x 28 June, 2010 @ 22:56
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lol just seen your screenshot on the blog is psn+ free now (1 year) :P lol

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:48
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Unfortunately thats just the wrong screenshot and has been changed now, not quite free but well worth the small price, enjoy

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Could we at least get a rough time of when the update will be deployed?
I want to know if its worth staying up another hour or so lol

If its soon…then back to Demon’s Souls I go <3

So when? 12am?

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:08
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yep, it went live at midnight last night, hope you got it ok

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Can’t wait for the video editor. If this means I can trim my playTV recordings that would be great.

The 5 star rating also sounds like a great improvement.

ratings system is welcomed but find it terrible you guys havent listened to users feedback at all about giving us a more in depth profile i mean cmon you guys keep adding to the photos side which is ok but at least give us stuff for GAMES side if ps3 its been months since anything good

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Oh cool, a Facebook app, I was wondering when you guys would add more integration with Facebook.

Timesplitter_01 28 June, 2010 @ 23:07
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I have to agree that blog share is a waste of space seen as its not being listened too by Sony.

Would be nice if sony implemented a video capture feature so that developers COULD make use of it and then we could make more use of the new VIDEO editor.

AND WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY “HIGHLIGHTS”?

Are you implementing so other stuff as well in the background?

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I have to agree that blog share is a waste of space seen as its not being listened too by Sony.

Would be nice if sony implemented a video capture feature so that developers COULD make use of it and then we could make more use of the new VIDEO editor.

AND WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY “HIGHLIGHTS”?

Are you implementing so other stuff as well in the background?

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James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:10
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Hi, the post covers pretty much all of the update features but for the full list please check out ps.com – http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/support/system-software/detail/item289072/Update-features-%28ver-3-40%29/

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:12
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James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:14
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ok, did it again! just copy and past that link and it should work or check out the 3.4 details on ps.com/ps3 and there is a promo in the top right that takes you to 3.4 details

Tramain1987 28 June, 2010 @ 23:09
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can’t w8 for this update. Let’s get the ball rolling. show the xbox we can do everything it does but better.

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can’t w8 for this update. Let’s get the ball rolling. show the xbox we can do everything it does but better.

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antonio_nava 28 June, 2010 @ 23:10
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when the latest version of flash? we cant acces to a plenty of webs!

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 09:55
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Hi, i’ll pass this suggestion on for you, thanks

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“Here are a few highlights from the new PS3 firmware update (v3.40):”
Does this mean there’s more? :)

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:15
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hi, check out the full list of the 3.4 features on ps.com/ps3 then click on the link in top right to go to the 3.4 page

Hell-Raiser-85 28 June, 2010 @ 23:11
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Nice update sony. This with PSN Plus had made my day. Bring on tomorrow.

not happend after nearly 4 years id just put cross chat out your mind now or buy a 360 , i want more gaming features for my gaming machine theres been no games features in a long time and ps3 trophy cards are just terrible now its been over a year and nothing has been improved

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I sense MUBI

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:02
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Hi Danny, MUBI is coming to PSN later this year and isn’t part of PS+, will be a great movie service, hope your looking forward to it.

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i think the extras which its hinting at danny will just be playback compatability for games and tweaks , if mubi was in this they would defo say about it im sure as they said about it on blog last time .

AnimaOnline 28 June, 2010 @ 23:18
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Nice update. I’m just as sad as everyone else to see the lack of cross-game chat. I honestly wish SCE would give us a simple yes or no on it. If they can’t do it then that’s fine, but over the years they’ve made it clear that the feature is coming. Nothing yet so something is clearly wrong.

Looking forward to the update. Can’t wait to give the PlayStation Plus service a whirl. Looks like a nice little addition which I’m more than happy to pay for.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:04
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Hi. Thanks for the comments, hope you enjoy the update and Plus.
I will update you all on any new featues coming to the PS3 as soon as I’m given any concrete information, cheers

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@Seany
Good points mate, but any new feature is welcomed, would be good to have a few features people have mentioned

Bahamut44-4 28 June, 2010 @ 23:23
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Loving the content rater for the store, and the facebook functionality but im not sold on PS+.

I know i’m playing the same old tune but if you’d have had cross game chat in there and a better party system, you’d have had me.

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Do we not get a video showing us the new features from eric lampell anymore? :(

im just wanting a more in depth profile now or gaming features as they are way overdue , dont care about cross chat anymore its been too long

What would be nice is to see Sony open up the network info like Trophies to third parties. Xbox Live has become something of a community thanks to this open sharing of info (though the open nature of PSN gaming is better, yes) and such access allows for far better things than facebook. Facebook is just bandwagon. Let sites like Giant Bomb aggregate my trophies along with my Steam and Live achievements. That is what I want as a customer, not limited access to annoying social sites.

This is just a want of a customer, I dropped Xbox & Live for Playstation and PSN, so don’t think I am trolling here.

Open up the Trophies!

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:17
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Hi, thanks for the suggestion I will make sure this goes to the people who can look into making this happen

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What about the CROSS GAME CHAT that seems to be mentioned a lot before and after every update ?

toolfan2007 28 June, 2010 @ 23:28
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Sweet!!! Just wish yah’s had €50 on my PSN Wallet, have to get a €50 voucher tomorrow!

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I have no idea what the hell we need video editing for. There’s not a single game out there that supports in-game recording and let’s you save it to your PS3 harddrive. I’m not saying the feature is dumb, i’m just saying that it’s not really needed and can’t be used with other things then the PlayStation Eye. And i don’t record videos with that, i only videochat with friends. Oh well.

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alot of people have 40 quid lying around dont they

FatTrousers 28 June, 2010 @ 23:34
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Check out the US blog, they have more screenshots for the features implemented in the firmware.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/06/28/playstation-3-system-software-update-v3-40-available-soon-2/

theres a video editor on eyecreate already and its not great at all after first half hour

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@81 – Agreed!

Nice update, bring it on.

HazEightNine 28 June, 2010 @ 23:39
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The whole Facebook intergration is great but can you update the java script please so we can take full advantage

Akira_Tenshi 28 June, 2010 @ 23:41
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@84 Guess you havent played Pixel Junk Eden/Shooter or Noby Noby Boy.

SeparateEntity 28 June, 2010 @ 23:42
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I want to see support for Flash 10.1 and the HTML5 and tags.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:27
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Thanks, will pass this on for you. Cheers

SeparateEntity 28 June, 2010 @ 23:43
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video and canvas tags.

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http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Updates/100-Ideas-Improving-Our-PlayStation-3-Experience/td-p/45802581

We need update that improve gaming !
Faster xmb in game
Shortcut to go to message when reciving a message in game

cross game chat ? private voice chat ?

i have the ps3 since march 2007 cant belive we still dont have the cross game chat feature 3 1/2 years later !!!
And everyone saw the cross game chat option on all your europeen website when you announced the PSN+ stuff…

This update and PSN+ is ok, but thats not the most wanted feature !

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:31
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Thanks will pass those suggestions on. The development guys are working hard to try and get all the features that everyone wants and as soon as I have anymore updates on new features I will let you know. Cheers

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@84 – Just Cause 2 supports in-game recording and allows you to save the video to the PS3’s HDD where it can then be accessed via the XMB.

There are probably more games with this feature, just can’t think of them at the moment.

mew_frenger 28 June, 2010 @ 23:54
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sounds good. rly like the ability rate stuff u buy! and uploading videos is cool. might get ps+, but i havnt decided yet.

97

Good update Sony, tho i would still prefer cross chat at some point. Can see myself using the Facebook app thing…and plus i will give ago tho, i hope it get updated with new content in the 3rd month atleast!

98

Well ive got £60 in my wallet (Cost £48 XD )
So thats my PS+ & FirstPlay sorted :)
the rest will probs go on the discount DLC or something

Gotta watch what i buy as i might get in PS+ lmao

99

Also (sorry for double posting)
for the people that want Cross-game chat
why dont you download Skype?

its free, and you can use is for as long as you need
till we get the feature (if we get it)

Trouble2000 29 June, 2010 @ 00:04
100

Thank you for picasa integration :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

101

What time it will be up ?

Blog post was on the 28th and it is now the 29th on the blog so according to this, firmware 3.40 has been delayed. I know it’s not but SCEE are very careless with their titles.

103

OMG, why no Arabic language support? we are waiting for this. :(

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:34
103.1

Hi, I’m not sure of the staus of this feature but i’ll pass your comment on and if I get an answer soon i’ll let you know on here, thanks

AaronSOLDIER 29 June, 2010 @ 00:07
104

Upload videos to YouTube finally! Good stuff.

lowrider007 29 June, 2010 @ 00:07
105

Good update, I’ll be subscribing, just for the plus sign by my name yo.

With regards to cross gamer chat I think once this service (PSN+) takes off I think it might be integrated at a later date, although there is part of me that is wondering whether the PS3 is capable of such a service at all, compatibility issues with games/PSN etc, I imagine it’s not as easy to integrate as many people seem to think it is.

I’m kind of 50/50 on whether will see cross gamer chat on the PS3 platform this generation, it was really something that needed to be there from the beginning really.

AaronSOLDIER 29 June, 2010 @ 00:09
106

And the rating system on the store is an excellent feature!

107

I will not buy “PlayStation Plus”, because no Arabic support until now, we vote for this from a couple few years.

108

it’s brilliant we will know what people think of the game before we buy it & developers too will know sooner if their game is populal or not & this psn rating system should also improve the quality of the “already decent” psn content. :)

@101: BST is not the only timezone, you know… it has been the 29th here (NZST) for over 11 hours, and the blog post appeared on the 29th.

110

I really hope psn+ is successful, now back to the World Cup.

111

Nice update, thanks again! :)

112

Where is it chaps. I want to get my content downloaded before I wake up in the morn =D

ShadowDoGGG 29 June, 2010 @ 00:34
113

@Renze

well new zealand isn’t part of EU now is it?

114

The video editor sounds neat but please let the browser cookies be fixed.

115

Good update and I can’t wait to download PS+ but am gutted there is still no cross game chat. I just don’t under stand why soon after E3 was over the official PlayStation website that Cross Game Chat would be included in PS+ but then told us it is not why is that?

You say lets us know your ideas. People have been telling you Cross Game Chat for about 3 years now and we are yet to see it.

116

Is it true psn+ will release like 1am in uk? lol well excited.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:37
116.1

This is live now if you haven’t got it already? Hope you enjoy it and your free copy of LBP

TOMMO121081 29 June, 2010 @ 00:50
117

wow, i’m pretty impressed, and i’m not usually.
TBH i’ll use very little of this stuff, but i have to say that the potential seems to be limitless… “seems”

more of this kinda thing would be great, give us more reasons NOT to use our PCs (Mac users are fine i guesse lol)

one very special request PLEASE (and seeing how Picasa isa Google app thingy wosit then fingers crossed…) can we please have Chrome browsers instead of the [DELETED] one we have now? pretty please? that would make PS3 a highly attractive propisition.

@Renze: I know that, but my point still stands that they have been careless with how they titled this article. All I know is that this blog is in BST for me so that is what time posts by SCEE should be relevent to.

cant wait till they charge for cross chat , too many expect everything for free and thats a big part of why our uk is in a bad way lol , if you can afford a ps3 and want cross chat then expect to pay as its only fair it costs a lot to host servers for private chat people .

120

I need to fast forward and rewind music quicker. Go go Power Rangers!

It is an OK update….BUT where is CROSS GAME VOICE CHAT?

It has been in the devkit for ages now! What is keeping it from releasing?

I will go MAD if it is a part of PSN+.
If it is free you SONY will get XBlive users and they will start buy multi platform games for PS3. Win WIN situation!

122

Nice. Looking forward to PS+.

123

some people have the 3.40 update…am still waiting lol.

Battery-Acid- 29 June, 2010 @ 01:25
124

Wow, this is great, thank you!

One question: Will the video editor let me delete the adverts out of
PlayTV recordings that I’ve moved to the XMB? I would like that.

I’m not really interested in Facebook support, but it seems to have got
a good response.

And I’m excited about PlayStation Plus, I will subscribe for the year.
I’m basically killing time just now waiting to update and download it.
Looks like I’ll be awake all night then.

Again, thank you!

@ShadowDoGGG:

SCEE covers the UK, Europe, Africa, The Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand… so as far as Sony is concerned, NZ is part of Europe.

@zoonie:

Thankfully, the world does not revolve around you, or the UK. :P

126

@112, Technically no. But in the PlayStation world yes, as Aus and NZ are part of SCEE.

What does later today mean?
Its 12.30 pm in NZ. 29th.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:45
127.1

Hi, this is all live now, hopefully you have already got it though. Hope you enjoy it all

@Renze: Yeah… what? Stop trying to make out that I am being ignorant to the rest of the world. I’m just going on the fact that this site is in BST for me. For example when I go to the American PS blog it is set in one of their time zones so their blog posts are relevent to that time zone.

AaronSOLDIER 29 June, 2010 @ 01:41
129

SCEE cover PAL territories – thats AU and NZ. Also look below the blog post titles, it says ‘Countries:’.

130

Is the 3.40 update out later? or anytime now? thanks.

@zoonie:

This blog is for ALL SCEE territories, not just the UK. How do you fit through doors with that inflated ego?

ps+ not psn+

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:46
132.1

haha ;-)

@122 – Battery-Acid-

I dont see why not (cutting ads out). I record alot of films so this will be a great feature for me.

I have a big feeling that 3D blu-ray on PS3 will be like asking for cross chat it’s a never never. But 3D blu-ray movies playable on PS3 is a must have for me so (SONY) make me belive as you say 

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:50
134.1

Hi, good news, 3D Blu-ray movies are due to come to the PS3 later this year!! Sorry I can’t be more specific on the date but they are coming so keep an eye out for the announcement

@Renze: This is getting nastier than I thought. I truly believe you have missed the point I was trying to make but it doesn’t matter, it’ll be here soon anyway.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:51
135.1

This should be live for everyone now so lets just be friends ;-)

136

How about you guys add Ridger Racer 1 & 2 to the PSP Go PSN Store already! Why oh why did I buy this system God help me!

137

where is the update?

@zoonie:

No, I didn’t miss the point you were trying to make. You were asserting that since YOU were reading this blog in YOUR timezone (even though the SCEE region covers TWELVE timezones, which you conveniently ignored), that SCEE MUST have meant “later today” only in YOUR timezone, and since they didn’t release it before midnight of the 28th in YOUR timezone (even though it was well publicised that it was due for release on the 29th, which you also conveniently ignored), you threw a hissy fit.

If this isn’t the point you were trying to make, then perhaps you should learn how to write more articulately, because this is how it was interpreted.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 10:55
138.1

now now, I don’t want to sound like your mothers but there is no need for this. Its always tricky for us here as there are so many countries included in SCEE and most with different time zones. It didn’t help that there were last minute changes to the timings of the update so apologies for this. The update is all live now so hopefully you guys are enjoying it.

And again a useless update with stuff I don´t want!

@OttoT:

And, of course, what YOU want is the benchmark for the rest of the planet. :P

You can’t please all of the people all of the time…

I have a feeling that this is an automated post, supposed to appear in the morning but someone missed up the posting time

142

Well its 02:18 in the UK and the update still aint released :(

143

its 4:18 in Greece and still nothing

it’s 13:19 in NZ… beat that! :D

moriarty1975 29 June, 2010 @ 02:21
145

Dont the firmware updates always go live around 3am? (Ireland/U.K time)

no1 cares about nz lol jk . you guys relize psn plus wont be available as soon as fw hits rite?

/me pokes seany1 in the eye. :D

im joking renze m8 . congrats on world cup though u guys helped eliminate italy and that was brilliant :)

@Renze: My point still stands.

cornflakes11 29 June, 2010 @ 02:54
150

i’ve stayed up this long, gonna wait until 3 am and then ill leave it til the morning!

151

PS3 does everything !

except cross game chat ! a 2k6 feature ! PS4 BELIVE !!

http://www.playstationuniversity.com/naughty-dog-developer-confirms-cross-game-chat-901/

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/12/18/rumor-survey-hints-at-premium-psn-subscriptions/

http://ultimateplaystation.com/story-776-PS3–Cross-Game-Chat-Leaked.html

When the [DELETED] are you guys going to come clean, and say when this feature is coming !
Its been 3 years since users are asking for this, and in every interview, blog post, and so on, you say you are looking at what your customer want, are you [DELETED] BLIND ?
Did anybody asked for a video editor ?!

Battery-Acid- 29 June, 2010 @ 03:40
152

It’s here!

I think maybe… purposefully, V3.40 released at 3:40am.

Thank you!

153

3.50 is now live. enjoy

3.50? I doubt SCEE would do that, especially as this blog post has 3.40 in the title.

155

my bad, got abit excited and forgot to spell check it. 3.40 is now live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

156

This blogs says its for AU aswell however its not!!!!!!!! [DELETED]

157

This blog says its available for AU however its NOT!

I just updated my PS3 to firmware 3.40. Tried buying Plus but got a “not available in your region” comment. Anyone else got this problem? or do we have to wait until US pacific time is official at midnight?

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 11:01
158.1

Hi, plus had to go just after the firmware so just wasn’t quite there when you tried it. Is all there now but hopefully you will already have this

I just downloaded it

160

when you go to system settings the Auto download is there…which gives you ps+..but once i click time it says not available in your country/reigon i suppose UK have to wait till maybe later?

161

“not available in your region”

162

where can i download this from to put it on a flash drive?? cause the update on the ps3 is taking like for freaking ever?

163

relax guys, PS+ will be available once they update PSS ;) on American store they have inFamous for 29.99$!

164

‘not available in your region’ New Zealand

TheGreatOldOne 29 June, 2010 @ 05:13
165

Same for italy ^^

166

“not available in your region” Australia.

167

not available in your country.. australia

killah_fury 29 June, 2010 @ 05:38
168

I’ve just updated. Pleased to see the 5-star game ratings, I’ve just rated every game I’ve bought :-) The system works well and the scores are automatically calculated. Hope a chart is viewable at some point in the future of the top rated games.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 11:03
168.1

hi, nice suggestion, not sure if this is already coming but will suggest they do it though. Cheers

Darkscorpius 29 June, 2010 @ 05:40
169

Nice update, still sure abut PS+ tho, I want to subscribe but I’ve had my PS3 since day one and have most of the stuff on offer for the first 2 months already lol.

Other features of 3.40 not listed here include:

Calibration for Motion Controllers
Deep Color Output
Remote Play Audio Output Settings – device list now includes psp, phone, and pc
Trophy Level Appears in PSN ID Box

TheGreatOldOne 29 June, 2010 @ 05:45
170

ps+ active… downloading wipeout hd for free ;)

PSN, I have an idea that a lot of people might like for the PS3 system. It would fall in the video section for the PS3. The idea is to record a scene while playing a video game. This would be a good tool to utilize the ability to upload videos to Youtube and Facebook, and show off your skills on a certain game that you wouldnt normal catch on a video camera, or just because you never knew you were just about to do something amazing tha you would like to show people like for instance on Call of Duty games. things happen random there and i think it would be a great idea to capture scenes especially without annoying little brothers or parents in the way. But this is an idea i still like the v3.40 video editor and uploader.

172

I don’t see any section for Playstation Plus

173

if u go to system settings and turn on the auto update it will give u the option to join playstation plus

GuttermouthSIN 29 June, 2010 @ 06:09
174

I get error 8003041C every time I try and upload a photo.

175

POWER SAVE SETTINGS ????

i dont want my ps3 to shut down after only 2 hours.

How do i turn this feature off ?

James Thorpe 30 June, 2010 @ 10:31
175.1

Hi, sorry for the late reply but you can simply turn this off by going to the settings menu, power Save settings and turning it off

176

I have a slow connection, Mr. Thorpe, it takes me ages 2 download games and such 4rm PSN, thts why i leave my PS3 on while i’m out, 2 hours is NOT enough for me to download anything.

How do i turn th 2 hour auto shut down feature off ?

I can understand tht SONY wants to go GREEN, but all my other applainces in my house use loads more power so th bit my ps3 uses is insignificant. Specially over weekends when i leave it on, this makes me think of another problem, if i’m busy with a game and step out i just pause it and come back on it when i’m done, tht will mean tht my ps3 will just shutdown and my stuff wont be saved…..

So again i ask, how do i turn th auto shutdown feature off ?

Can someone confirm LBP? I cant see it in store, I wanna make sure there wont be any errors before I jump into the 1 year subscription

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 11:13
177.1

Hi, LBP will only appear in the Plus section once you download the years membership. This is automatically linked to your subscription so there should be any problems

@ MONK

I dont think It shuts down if you’ve set it to auto turn off while downloading-

Settings>Power save settings> Auto turn off > X hours

TheGreatOldOne 29 June, 2010 @ 06:47
179

yes, the LBP free download is on the ps+ page of the store.

180

From Playstation Lifestyle Net, since it’s not been posted up here. Prices in US $.

“Here’s what is available in PlayStation Plus now:

inFamous game trial (60-minute trial)
WipEout HD (Full Game) FREE [normally $19.99]
Rally Cross (PSOne Classic) FREE [normally $5.99]
Age of Zombies (minis) FREE [normally $4.99]
Warhark Fallen Star (Add-On) FREE [normally $1.99]
Collision Theme FREE
Fat Princess: Fat Roles DLC $3.99 [normally $4.99]
Fat Princess Pink and Blue Princess Avatars FREE
Gauntlet II $2.50 [normally $4.99]
Mortal Kombat II $2.50 [normally $4.99]
Rampage $2.50 [normally $4.99]
Rampart $2.50 [normally $4.99]”

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 11:15
180.1

Hi, the content in the SCEE Plus differs slightly from this. There is a full list of the content on playstationplus.com and also in my previous post about plus so feeel free to check it out

TheGreatOldOne 29 June, 2010 @ 06:51
181

The european one is different, we have Destruction Derby instead of Rally Cross for example.

FatTrousers 29 June, 2010 @ 06:55
182

Playstation+ Now in the store (UK)

183

Update downloaded, PSN plus activated, Destruction Derby here i come :P

Where is the Facebook app or isnt it made yet?

Great update.

184

Great. Just really great.
– No new or updated browser.
– No on-line backup option for the backup-prohibited savegames.
– No cross-game chat (not that I care, but I know thousands of PSN-members do).

Or are there (once again) some hidden features in this FW update?

Not really impressed right now. Start listening to your customers…
(and Sony will most likely also ignore all posts in this blogpost like they did here: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/04/22/ps3-3-30-system-software-update/ )

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 11:18
184.1

I’m working my way through all the comments on here and taking note of all the suggestions. Its not always possible to deliver every feature that everyone wants but we are listening and trying our best to get you the features you want.

superste2201 29 June, 2010 @ 07:16
185

Wheres that facebook app, cant find it on facebook.

O and great update, purchased 12 months of plus =D

186

I thought James had said that all stores would be the same across all regions in one of his responses in the other thread?

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 11:22
186.1

Hi, the content for Plus will be the same across all Stores in the SCEE region, if thats what you mean

187

@177 and @182
Yes. They told us that all countries would have the same content.
Always nice to see Sony giving false answers/promises.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 11:24
187.1

Hi, do you mean for Plus? If so I said that all SCEE regions for Plus would have the same content but the US would differ slightly. Hope that clears up any confusion

It would be nice to get support for uploading to flickr too – otherwise great job!

AngryGamer94 29 June, 2010 @ 07:24
189

I just purchased one year subription but how do i get LBP?It’s not on the store.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 11:26
189.1

Hi, it should automatically appear in the 4th tab in the Plus section of the Store. Will check it out but all the tests we have done here, LBP has appeared once a 1 year membership has been purchased. Let me investigate

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 11:28
189.2

Sorry, first tab in the list after you have subscribed. Let me know if you have any problems

190

What about PSN+ in Russia? Any news?

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 11:27
190.1

Hi, i’m afraid I don’t have any news on if/when Plus will be launchign in Russia. As soon as I do I will let you know on here, cheers

Darkscorpius 29 June, 2010 @ 07:38
191

@185 did it not appear after you paid for your subscription? should be in the 1st box next to playstation plus

KenMarinaris 29 June, 2010 @ 07:42
192

Five Star Rating Support – can anybody explain me why PSN games can be rated by people who never bought them, never saw them, never played them. It should be changed.U have right to rate if u bought a game and played it.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 11:30
192.1

Hi, i’ve just checked this and when I tried it can up with a message that said the content could only be rated by people who have purchased it??

AngryGamer94 29 June, 2010 @ 07:44
193

@187No It’s not there either.

James Thorpe 29 June, 2010 @ 12:00
193.1

Hi, sorry for the confusion but there are a few countries – Germany, Greece and South Africa, that will be receiving their downloadable copy of LBP via a voucher email once the cancellation period (cooling off period) has expired. This is 7 days in South Africa and 14 days in Germany. Please refer to the offer Terms & conditions for more details by going to eu.playstation.com/legal and then clicking on the ‘PlayStation Plus Promotion’ terms just under the PSN heading