Sony to save planet with PS3 firmware overhaul
Talks up power conservation plan
Sony isn’t willing to drop the PlayStation 3’s price, but the electronics giant is at least keeping the console up to date with another firmware revision.
The latest release – to be called version 2.50 – has been written with the future of the planet in mind - no, not another first-person shooter - because it lets gamers set both the console and its controllers to automatically power down after a set period of inactivity.
Leaving consoles switched on is said to cost gamers dear in 'leccy bills.
Sony also claimed that the latest system software will ensure that users of the official PS3 Bluetooth headset get “clear and wide-band online voice chat” while gaming. The update will also add a headset battery status indicator and volume level icon to your screen during gameplay.
A Scene Search feature’s been included that’ll allow you to skip through videos into one-, two- and five-minute intervals, which can be scanned using the controller’s X button.
Post-update, you’ll be able to take in-game screenshots to immortalise your favourite moments of, say, blasting an alien or power sliding around the slopes - if your title of choice lets you. This feature will be supported on a game-by-game basis.
Sony hasn't said, however, when PS3 firmware 2.50 will be made available to console owners.
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Awful isnt it when someone is like yourself, but instead prefers to like something other than the PS3? Someone who is prepared to say the same things as you?
The problem is with you however Mark is that you are blind, you can't see anything apart from your own opinion. It's terrible that you're determined to sit there day after day desperately defending your purchase.
You made the decision, brilliant! Stick with it and enjoy it.
If you continue posting on here with your pro Sony comments which have honestly not offered anything new since day 1, then be prepared to take some slack and have some constructive arguments.
Here we go... popular Mark comments:
1) Microsoft Paid Shill
2) Blu Ray is great
3) The PS3 is the best value for money product
4) The Wii is a fad
I could go on. Its old. Its boring. Why do you need to defend yourself to a bunch of faceless, and in your own opinion, morons? It's a fascinating psychological issue that seems to effect many people on the internet. When faced with nothing else that you can say all you can do is...
"Grow up for fucks sake. Are all Xbox owners are childish as you are?"
No, they're all as "grown up" as you are Mark.
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Grow up for fucks sake. Are all Xbox owners are childish as you are?
Flash9 in browser too..
... means i can browse to youporngay now and see all the lovely muscle