PS3 update fails to fix Grand Theft Auto IV woes
But Sony has a solution, apparently
The thumbs of most GTA IV-owning PS3 gamers are probably red-raw by now, their only respite being the game’s inexplicable freezes. So you’d expect the latest firmware update for the console to fix the problem..?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Al De Leon from Sony Computer Entertainment America said on the PlayStation blog yesterday that the latest version “isn’t related to GTA IV”. But he claimed Sony does have a solution, for which you’ll have to contact customer services, here.
In the meantime, Eric Lempel, director of PlayStation network operations, has said that the latest firmware is “a relatively minor update to improve stability of some PS3 titles”. Sony hasn’t yet indicated which games will benefit from the update - though clearly GTA IV isn't one of them.
Further details about Firmware 2.35 can found here.
I've had no problem with my original 60gb PS3 however I know a few guys in our forum who have. The patch sorted most of them and changing to a nice modern router sorted out a couple others ( silly thing tio need to do admitedly but there you go).
I haven't heard of any freezing problems now.
As to the chap who took this as an opportunity to jump on the PS3 back and praise the 360. Do stop it, you look stupid !
my VCS2600 still works today, i bought it in 1978 !
Still play ADVENTURE often...
"I doubt you'll find many in the UK with the problem as it's allegedly just early 60GB models with backwards compatibility that are having problems."
Well I have a 60GB model with the backwards compatibility - I had something that looked like a freeze right near the beginning of the game - about the third time I got into a car - but then after 20 seconds or so it carried on and has never been a problem since.
Of course, it hasn't stopped me from getting frustrated when I fail a mission too many times and turning it off myself :)
This video details the problem, it's transitory nature
and reflects the experience of all the PS3 owners I know.
I'm soo so glad I've got neither of these consoles...
^ Just look what they do to you! ^
My Console made by Evil Company X, is far better than your console by even more evil company Y.
Grow up people!
Consoles that worked..
I can remember playing Super Metroid on the SNES for about 30 hours straight once. No lockups, despite it being one of the most technically advanced games of it's time. Although the nasuea and foggy head after that meant I never played a game that long without sleeping again. Ugh. Was farking great tho.
And Goldeneye and Perfect Dark on the N64 - several hours of play, lugging the N64 and four controllers round to a mates house with a 40" TV to play marathon deathmatches [one hit kills, Complex, fifteen minutes, loser gets the beer] - all that abuse, all that playing time, not one lockup that I remember.
Arr, those were the days.
*fires up ZSNES and Project 64*
Steven "mine is the one with the K7 Avenger slung over the top of it" Raith