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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

9:00 AM on 09.26.2012

Latest 3DS firmware quietly locks out flashcards

Last week's 4.4.0-10U 3DS firmware update looks like a small maintenance thing, but it seems Nintendo has quietly pulled something pretty big in the background by making it to where most DS flashcards are block...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 09.18.2012

BREAKING NEWS MOTHERF*CKERS: PS Vita firmware out NOW!

Sony announced last night that a new firmware update for the PlayStation Vita would be coming soon [BREAKING NEWSFLASH: IT IS OUT RIGHT NOW!]. 1.81 improved drastically over 1.80, which was disappointing due to the fact that ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 08.28.2012

PS Vita firmware locks memory cards to a single account

Aside from making a spectacular joke out of the Vita's PSOne compatibility, Vita firmware 1.80 has done something else that isn't pleasing users -- it's quietly tied memory cards to a single PSN account. Before, Vita use...

Jim Sterling

11:34 PM on 08.27.2012

PSOne Classics on Vita listed (it's already gone stupid)

Although Sony promised over a hundred PSOne Classics would be available with the PS Vita's next firmware update, the truth is not quite so tantalizing. In North America, it turns out that only nine PSOne games will be purchas...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 08.21.2012

PS Vita getting over 100 PSOne Classics next week

Sony has declared that the PlayStation Vita will initially receive access to over one hundred titles from the PSN's PSOne Classics library when it's updated next week. Big name games include Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Soli...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 07.03.2012

PSone Classics coming to PS Vita with firmware 1.8

Sony has proclaimed that PSone Classic support will finally be unlocked for PlayStation Vita this summer with firmware update 1.8. No firm date has been provided, but considering the fact that Sony is in love with frequent fi...

Jim Sterling

11:30 AM on 06.15.2012

PS Vita firmware 1.69 allegedly breaking Escape Plan demo

If you downloaded PS Vita firmware 1.69, which released this week, and tried to play the Escape Plan demo, you may find it's not working. That is what folks are reporting on the EU and US PlayStation boards, anyway.  Thi...

Jim Sterling



3DS update on 4/25 to bring folder file management photo
3DS update on 4/25 to bring folder file management
by Tony Ponce

The New Super Mario Bros. 2 announcement was actually the last bit of news from the Nintendo Direct stream, so excuse me while I travel back in time.

On April 25, the 3DS will receive a new firmware update. The biggest significant feature of the update is a new file management system that allows you to move software on your Home menu into individual folders. This has long been a request for Wii owners, but sadly, it never came to pass.

At least now we can file all our Virtual Console games into neat, organized sections on our 3DS.

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8:00 AM on 04.03.2012

PS Vita firmware 1.65 pulled for being broken

It's not just videogames that get shipped in a broken state. Sony's latest PS Vita firmware update -- we're already up to 1.65 -- has had to be yanked from circulation after causing bugs on systems. The update was set to brin...

Jim Sterling