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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

7:00 AM on 02.21.2012

PS Vita firmware update 1.61 released

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 ...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 02.16.2012

PS3 firmware 4.11 releases today

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...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 02.08.2012

PS3 firmware 4.10 on its way, THANK CHRIST

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...

Jim Sterling

9:40 AM on 02.06.2012

PS Vita firmware update 1.60 released

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...

Jim Sterling

11:30 AM on 01.23.2012

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

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...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 01.16.2012

PS Vita firmware update 1.52 released

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...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 12.27.2011

Vita gets Uncharted and Gravity Daze demos, new firmware

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...

Dale North



Sony fixes PS Vita launch problems with ... FIRMWARE! photo
Sony fixes PS Vita launch problems with ... FIRMWARE!
by Jim Sterling

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 has been released to address several launch day problems that users have experienced, including system freezes and unresponsive touchscreens. Sony has apologized to first-day buyers for these problems, and hopes the firmware will fix it.

Fingers crossed that the update is successful. Still, it's a little weird that Sony had new firmware for these issues so quickly, almost as if it knew of the problems when the Vita shipped and had fixes ready in case too many people complained.

Nah, what am I thinking -- no game company has ever knowingly shipped a broken product. 

Sony issues apology and software update for first batch of Vitas [Engadget]

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8:00 AM on 11.30.2011

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

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"...

Jim Sterling