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6:30 PM on 08.07.2013

New PS Vita update lets you access cloud saves quicker

A new system update for the PlayStation Vita has added a number of new features. The biggest being the ability to quickly access PlayStation Network servers so you can now upload/download save data from the cloud, so long as...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 AM on 06.27.2013

PS3 firmware 4.46 is out to fix what 4.45 screwed up

Sony loves releasing firmware more than anything else, but it may have been a bit too eager to thrust firmware 4.45 out of the gate, considering it bricked a load of PS3s. Luckily, your PS3 is not totally ruined, and Sony's g...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 06.22.2013

Sony fixing 'bricked' PS3s with more firmware next week

Sony was brought back down to earth this week when their latest firmware caused some problems for PlayStation 3 owners. Update 4.45 released on Tuesday evening with the intent of adding trophy notification options and improvi...

Kyle MacGregor

10:25 PM on 06.18.2013

Do not update your PS3, latest firmware bricking systems

[Update: Sony has temporarily pulled the troublesome patch and is investigating the problem.] PlayStation 3 owners looking to use the system's online features this evening may have already noticed a prompt to download the lat...

Kyle MacGregor



Wii U v3.0.0 update is live! OMG NO MORE OVERSCAN!!! photo
Wii U v3.0.0 update is live! OMG NO MORE OVERSCAN!!!
by Tony Ponce

The Wii U version 3.0.0 update went live a short while ago, introducing a host of fixes and other significant tweaks. Of all the new features introduced, the one I'm most excited about is NO MORE OVERSCAN!!! WOOOOOOO!

That may sound like such a minor thing to be bothered by, but it bugged me personally to no end. Having the edges of the screen cut off and possibly missing out on important information just outside of my view? Balls to that! Unfortunately, my TV is such that I couldn't manually adjust for overscan, leaving me to pray that Nintendo would eventually address this issue.

Consider this problem addressed! A new TV settings option allows you to scale the size of your picture should your TV be among those that were held back a few years in school. Previously, this tweak was only available within certain apps like the Miiverse and the Internet browser, but now you can apply the changes on a universal level -- you can see the before and after comparisons in the gallery. After being told several times I should suck it up and buy a new TV, I feel vindicated.

Bone up on the rest of the changes further down.

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2:15 PM on 04.09.2013

Upcoming PS Vita update adds streaming video and folders

Contain your excitement, because Sony is set to release a brand new PS Vita firmware update in the coming days. A notable improvement is that web streaming will finally be possible. Even more notable is that you'll be able to...

Tony Ponce

9:00 AM on 04.05.2013

New 3DS system update fixes crashes from prior update

The 5.1.0-11U update has been released for the 3DS, which essentially does nothing other than fix the faulty update that was launched late last month. I had no issues myself, but a lot of people were reporting that their unit...

Chris Carter

6:30 AM on 03.27.2013

Wow! Check out these new Wii U system update load times

The above video has been making the rounds straight from Nintendo, showing off the new and improved system load times for the Wii U April update. The demonstration shows off the astronomical difference (like 15 seconds per t...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 03.26.2013

The 3DS gets an update that improves the eShop

[Update: please be sure and heed the warnings in this Reddit post, as many people have encountered major errors after the patch -- specifically, your system icon will break, leaving you unable to fully fix the update. If your...

Chris Carter

8:15 AM on 03.21.2013

PS3 firmware update 4.40 released AT LONG LAST

After what's felt like decades, Sony has finally gotten off its ass and delivered the thing we've all been waiting for -- more PlayStation 3 firmware! It's honestly been quite a while since the last one, and I was terrified S...

Jim Sterling

10:30 PM on 12.04.2012

Wii U has another system update for you to download

[Update: I guess I should mention that there's a 3DS update as well. It too adds "stability."] I don't even own a Wii U and yet, rather inexplicably, I felt a rush of energy upon seeing Nintendo tweet about a new system updat...

Jordan Devore





12:30 PM on 12.04.2012

PS Vita firmware 2.01 update now live

Sony, feeling that last month's PS Vita firmware update wasn't generous enough, has bestowed users another opportunity to watch a progress bar on their handheld system. Firmware update 2.01 is now available for download. ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 12.04.2012

Reggie: Wii U update mandatory until after Spring 2013

Those of us who braved the Wii U launch probably all remember the dreaded "hour long mandatory update" that added functionality that kinda sorta was important. Like, oh I don't know, the ability to do anything online. Reggie ...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 11.21.2012

Wii U supports background firmware download?

If the folks on Reddit are correct (when are they not?), hitting 'cancel' during the firmware update request on your Wii U will have the system downloading the update in the background. They say that once downloaded, you'll b...

Dale North

4:30 PM on 11.19.2012

Vita 2.00 update: Won't have to quit games to use browser

Having to quit a game to use a game system's web browser is the silliest thing I can imagine. That was the reality for Sony's PlayStation Vita, but that changes this week with the ver 2.00 update. A tweet ...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 10.22.2012

PS3 update 4.30 out tomorrow, kills Life with PlayStation

Sony is gearing up for a big firmware release tomorrow, v4.30. The most notable feature being added is the ability to view your PS Vita Trophies on the home console. The Trophy section is now listed under the PSN area of the ...

Jim Sterling