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PS Vita firmware 2.01 update now live


Another month, another update!
Dec 04
// Jim Sterling
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. ...
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Reggie: Wii U update mandatory until after Spring 2013


Deal with it, basically
Dec 04
// Chris Carter
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 ...
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Wii U supports background firmware download?


Why didn't you say that earlier?!
Nov 21
// Dale North
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...
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Vita 2.00 update: Won't have to quit games to use browser


They fixed it!
Nov 19
// Dale North
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 ...
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PS3 update 4.30 out tomorrow, kills Life with PlayStation


PS Vita Trophy viewing added
Oct 22
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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Latest 3DS firmware quietly locks out flashcards


Sep 26
// Dale North
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...
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BREAKING NEWS MOTHERF*CKERS: PS Vita firmware out NOW!


Any way you want it, that's the way Sony needs it
Sep 18
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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PS Vita firmware locks memory cards to a single account


Aug 28
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PSOne Classics on Vita listed (it's already gone stupid)


Aug 27
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PS Vita getting over 100 PSOne Classics next week


Aug 21
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PSone Classics coming to PS Vita with firmware 1.8


Jul 03
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PS Vita firmware 1.69 allegedly breaking Escape Plan demo


Jun 15
// Jim Sterling
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...
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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...

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PS Vita firmware 1.65 pulled for being broken


Apr 03
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PS Vita firmware update 1.61 released


Feb 21
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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PS3 firmware 4.11 releases today


Feb 16
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PS3 firmware 4.10 on its way, THANK CHRIST


Feb 08
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PS Vita firmware update 1.60 released


Feb 06
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PS3 hack allows Vita to run Batman: Arkham Asylum, others


Jan 23
// Dale North
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...
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PS Vita firmware update 1.52 released


Jan 16
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Vita gets Uncharted and Gravity Daze demos, new firmware


Dec 27
// Dale North
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...
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The PlayStation Vita has only been out in Japan for a day, and it's had its very first (though far from the last) firmware release. That's right, Sony, start as you mean to go on.  In all fairness, this particular update...

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PS3 firmware v.4.00 released, a new era begins!


Nov 30
// Jim Sterling
This is the 27th of Last Seed, the Year of Akatosh 433. These are the closing days of the Third Era and the final hours of my life. Yep, the third age is finally done with, as we've moved away from the "three point something"...
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3DS firmware update going live on November 4 in Europe


Oct 19
// Jordan Devore
Ahead of Nintendo's online 3DS presentation this Friday, word has spread that the new 3DS firmware will be available on November 4 in Europe, and presumably on or around that date in other regions as well. It's likely we'll f...
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What time is it? PS3 FIRMWARE UPDATE 3.73 TIME!


Oct 18
// Jim Sterling
It's been less than a month since PS3 firmware update 3.72 was released, but Sony can't ignore the demand! Available to all PS3s from this morning, 3.73 is here! Unlike other firmware updates, this one isn't mandatory, so onl...
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PS3 firmware update 3.72 announced as Sony builds hype


Sep 20
// Jim Sterling
The biggest release this week is undoubtedly a PS3 exclusive -- Firmware Update 3.72! Sony is so excited about this update -- which does nothing of value -- that it's announced its release ahead of time on the PlayStation Blo...
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Sony: PS Vita firmware updates won't suck like the PS3's


Sep 19
// Jim Sterling
The PlayStation 3 is more about downloading and installing Firmware (two separate processes, because why not?) than playing videogames, and thanks to the console's crappy infrastructure, there's a whole lot of sitting around,...
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New PS3 update makes trophy syncing a PS Plus exclusive


Aug 10
// Jim Sterling
PS3 firmware update 3.70 is now available, and while I'd usually make many sarcastic references to the frequency of updates and the shittiness of the PS3's download capabilities, I've instead got something better to do -- bit...
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PS3 firmware update 3.66 released to critical acclaim


Jun 23
// Jim Sterling
I once had a glorious dream that Sony's PSN "welcome back" package would allow us to choose between six different firmware updates. That dream, sadly, never came true, but Sony's generosity is still abundant, with update...
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Not to rest on their laurels following the Microsoft and Sony press conferences, Nintendo has pushed the new 3DS update live. As previewed by Hamza a few days ago, this update adds more to the system than the 3D music video b...


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