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New PS Vita update lets you access cloud saves quicker

Plus some other streamlined fixes
Aug 07
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... read

PS3 firmware 4.46 is out to fix what 4.45 screwed up

Jun 27
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... read

Sony fixing 'bricked' PS3s with more firmware next week

Fighting fire with fire
Jun 22
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... read

Do not update your PS3, latest firmware bricking systems

Just a friendly PSA...
Jun 18
[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... read
Speed fix? Funk dat! I can finally see complete images on my TV!
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 ma... read feature

PS Vita folders

Upcoming PS Vita update adds streaming video and folders

PS Vita v2.10 is the most exciting version
Apr 09
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... read
3DS fix

New 3DS system update fixes crashes from prior update

Apr 05
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... read
Wii U firmware

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

April update preview directly compares both
Mar 27
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... read
3DS eShop update

The 3DS gets an update that improves the eShop

Small functionality added to 3DS storefront
Mar 26
[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... read
PS3 firmware

PS3 firmware update 4.40 released AT LONG LAST

Mar 21
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... read

Wii U has another system update for you to download

Don't get too excited about this one
Dec 04
[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... read

PS Vita firmware 2.01 update now live

Another month, another update!
Dec 04
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. ... read

Reggie: Wii U update mandatory until after Spring 2013

Deal with it, basically
Dec 04
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 ... read

Wii U supports background firmware download?

Why didn't you say that earlier?!
Nov 21
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... read

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

They fixed it!
Nov 19
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 ... read

PS3 update 4.30 out tomorrow, kills Life with PlayStation

PS Vita Trophy viewing added
Oct 22
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 ... read

Latest 3DS firmware quietly locks out flashcards

Sep 26
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... read


Any way you want it, that's the way Sony needs it
Sep 18
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 ... read

PS Vita firmware locks memory cards to a single account

Aug 28
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... read

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

Aug 27
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... read

PS Vita getting over 100 PSOne Classics next week

Aug 21
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... read

PSone Classics coming to PS Vita with firmware 1.8

Jul 03
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... read

PS Vita firmware 1.69 allegedly breaking Escape Plan demo

Jun 15
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... read

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 signif... read feature

PS Vita firmware 1.65 pulled for being broken

Apr 03
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... read

PS Vita firmware update 1.61 released

Feb 21
People wonder why I make fun of Sony's firmware updates all the time. Well, the PS Vita is only just officially launching in the United States tomorrow, and we're already up for update 1.61. Start as you mean to go on, right ... read

PS3 firmware 4.11 releases today

Feb 16
Sony is releasing a mandatory update for European PS3 owners today -- firmware 4.11! It follows the release of last week's critically acclaimed 4.10, and will boast these amazing features for your PlayStation 3 home entertain... read

PS3 firmware 4.10 on its way, THANK CHRIST

Feb 08
The PlayStation Network becomes the Sony Entertainment Network this week, and we've finally discovered the real reason for the name change -- an excuse to put out new firmware! That's right folks, we're now up to firmware upd... read

PS Vita firmware update 1.60 released

Feb 06
The PlayStation Vita is still a very short while away in North America, but don't worry -- the firmware's flying thick n' fast! We're up to 1.60 for anybody rocking a Japanese import, and it'll give your a machine a few extra... read

PS3 hack allows Vita to run Batman: Arkham Asylum, others

Jan 23
People are already doing hacking that involves the PS Vita, but the hacking is taking place on a PS3. Apparently PS3 firmware 3.55 sees the Vita as a mobile phone, and that somehow allows the portable to play games via its R... read

PS Vita firmware update 1.52 released

Jan 16
The second firmware update for the PS Vita has been released in Japan, so make sure you're fully charged if you've got an import model. It's only a small one, fixing a bug that stops certain 3G SKUs from being able to read SI... read

Vita gets Uncharted and Gravity Daze demos, new firmware

Dec 27
Yesterday I turned my PS Vita on after recharging it (more on Vita's battery life in our hardware impressions feature, coming later this morning) and found that there was another firmware update available. Technically it's th... read

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