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Firmware (v.2.40) Walkthrough Part 1: the XMB

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Jun 29, 2008 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

Hi everyone! We know you’re all patiently waiting for the next PS3 firmware update, v2.40, which includes XMB access in-game and Trophy support. The good news is that it’s coming soon, and you can now see how accessing the XMB from in-game will work in this video demo.

Shortly, we’ll be posting another video here on the PlayStation.Blog that shows the Trophy feature in action for the first time. At that time we’ll provide even more details on how firmware v2.40 will enhance your PLAYSTATION 3 experience.

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+ xeno989 on June 29th, 2008 at 11:50 pm said:

Sweeet!


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+ daviddoel on June 29th, 2008 at 11:50 pm said:

YES!


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+ Chants_Is_My_PSN on June 29th, 2008 at 11:50 pm said:

Thank you so much! You Rock!


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+ gardea on June 29th, 2008 at 11:51 pm said:

I knew it!


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+ Khaqan on June 29th, 2008 at 11:51 pm said:

Woot!!!


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+ CrazyClown on June 29th, 2008 at 11:51 pm said:

Thank you awesomes


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+ Atoms on June 29th, 2008 at 11:51 pm said:

Yes!


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+ oG-ShAdY on June 29th, 2008 at 11:51 pm said:

That’s so amazing. Thank you so much Eric. Nice head’s up Jeff!


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+ Jeigh on June 29th, 2008 at 11:51 pm said:

Heh. Well, I guess I was wrong, but in this particular case I think that’s okay. :P


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+ teeach on June 29th, 2008 at 11:51 pm said:

thanks


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+ VenomX on June 29th, 2008 at 11:51 pm said:

YAY

Nice


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+ baller8d8 on June 29th, 2008 at 11:51 pm said:

yeaaaa@


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+ monkeyisland on June 29th, 2008 at 11:52 pm said:

Awesome.

But can any employee/staff tell me why my PS3 is constantly freezing? It is brand new, and i am treating it the best i could. Believe me i am treating it better than my 2 year old daughter. I haven’t downloaded a single demo, i haven’t used folding@home, i haven’t used the web browser, i haven’t transfered music/videos through a USB/SD card. All i’m doing with my PS3 since i purchased it are downloading firmwares and gaming. Still, i am getting the freezes. It happens with every game..the game freezes, then the PS3 bips 3 times and restarts. I am worried because my brother’s PS3 died few days ago, and it was due to the freezings. He was playing FIFA08 when suddenly the sound went off, the game froze, the controller wouldn’t respond so he manually reset the PS3..surprise: XMB screen disappeared. When he ejected the disc, the PS3 couldn’t read any disc anymore. I know 2 people that have had the same disc-reading issue. What are you waiting to fix it? The PS3 has been out for so long now, and you still haven’t fixed it! We paid 599 euros, and this is how you treat us? With a console that lasts less than a year?!! You see, i have been a loyal SONY consumer for over 20 years. Sony is part of my life..my TV, my walkmans, my MP3s, my dvd players, my video game consoles, my handycams and cameras..everything i have is signed SONY, because it is a company i trusted. It is a company i loved. But what you’ve done to us with the PS3 is unacceptable. What it causing that goddamn disc-reading issue? Why are you not fixing it? You see, i love gaming. I always loved gaming. I collect video game consoles; i have over 30 different one. Some like the atari2600 are +20 years old, and they still work as if i just bought them today. +20 years and working perfectly, while my PS3 that isn’t even 6 months old and it’s death countdown has started since i got my first freeze. My brother gave up on the PS3 after it broke, and i will do the same when my unit will die too. The day we hear that SONY fixed the disc-reading issue, we’ll purchase new Playstation3 consoles. But as of now, as of this right moment, believe me SONY you have truly disappointed me. SONY and me, it’s over.


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+ SLUG on June 29th, 2008 at 11:52 pm said:

Sweet..


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+ fullyshadow on June 29th, 2008 at 11:53 pm said:

omg yay!! waiting paid off!!!


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+ Zaku on June 29th, 2008 at 11:53 pm said:

Going to watch this now. Thanks for the vid (at at such an early time) :)


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+ joel on June 29th, 2008 at 11:53 pm said:

when is soon?

This week also I love you


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+ Relentless on June 29th, 2008 at 11:53 pm said:

thanks Jeff!! oh yeah i added you on PSN can you accept my invite my names Relenless.

cheers bud


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+ LiQuiFiEdArT on June 29th, 2008 at 11:54 pm said:

WOOOT


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+ ScarSlasher on June 29th, 2008 at 11:54 pm said:

“Hi everyone! We know you’re all patiently waiting for the next PS3 firmware update, v2.40..”

Patiently?
I lol’d. Seriously. You’re funny! :D


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+ Spigget on June 29th, 2008 at 11:55 pm said:

Absolutely Terrific Awesome, idk what to even say, nice job. /applause


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+ Jenovah on June 29th, 2008 at 11:56 pm said:

OMG yes, yes, YES!!!!!


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+ SillyHatMafia on June 29th, 2008 at 11:56 pm said:

Looks good!


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+ BioBlueDemon on June 29th, 2008 at 11:56 pm said:

Finally! Thank you for listening to us!


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+ Dorian_D on June 29th, 2008 at 11:56 pm said:

THANK YOU SONY! ERIC and JEFF you guys ROCK! IN GAME XMB WIll rock with MGS4!!!!


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+ Stoffinator on June 29th, 2008 at 11:57 pm said:

I can’t wait, thanks guys


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+ Enforcer_X on June 29th, 2008 at 11:57 pm said:

NICE! SWEET! AWESOME!
So what does soon mean?
Like In Shirt XMB soon?

Anyway I want in game voice chat too!


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+ T_Tokyo on June 29th, 2008 at 11:57 pm said:

THANKS YOU!!!! :)


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+ xeno989 on June 29th, 2008 at 11:57 pm said:

Better than I had hoped for, good work guys!


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+ SalmonKing on June 29th, 2008 at 11:57 pm said:

And the date/time in the top corner. Yahoo! :)


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+ Malpractice on June 29th, 2008 at 11:58 pm said:

Awesome, been waiting for this for a while.

I will say that I am very disappointed to see the apparent omission of voice chat though. Was really hoping to be able to chat with friends while playing single player games.


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+ VenomX on June 29th, 2008 at 11:58 pm said:

IN-GAME MUSIC TOOO

I LOVE YOU SONY


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+ Bierbeer on June 29th, 2008 at 11:58 pm said:

Jeff a few questions:

1. Any news on cross game invites with use of the friendslist?

2. Any news if you can acces the webbroser while playing a game?

thnx!


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+ R3ADY on June 29th, 2008 at 11:58 pm said:

SWEET


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+ Captain Fury on June 29th, 2008 at 11:58 pm said:

posting on epic post!

:)


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+ Dubbedinenglish on June 29th, 2008 at 11:58 pm said:

Like the game switching too. Very noice.


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+ Dark on June 29th, 2008 at 11:58 pm said:

Oh God, we really do get in game music! Thanks so much for the vid guys.


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+ kingxtreme81 on June 29th, 2008 at 11:58 pm said:

Excellent news. Thanks a lot for that.

Two things:

1st – Can you enter into private chat while in a game? What I mean is, can I play Oblivion and send a chat invite to my friend who is playing Gran Turismo Prologue, and we can chat while in different games?

2nd – I heard you say ‘most PS3 games’ support this. Does that refer to the ability to access the XMB in-game, or only certain features of the in-game XMB? If you can still access the XMB in-game, what features aren’t supported and by what games?

Any clarification would be most appreciated.

Thanks again, and great job.


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+ rmikulus on June 29th, 2008 at 11:59 pm said:

Great update, but can we get subtitles in these videos for us hearing impaired* users?

*Just reformatted the computer and have yet to install sound drivers :(


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+ kratos93 on June 29th, 2008 at 11:59 pm said:

awesome, but heres a question about the video download service, can the movies be streamed than downloaded?


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+ Spaceghost4284 on June 29th, 2008 at 11:59 pm said:

Glorious…just Glorious!!!


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+ X_TyranX_X on June 29th, 2008 at 11:59 pm said:

Will there be cross game voice chat in 2.40? I would like to know thank you! ;)


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+ DaChinPin on June 29th, 2008 at 11:59 pm said:

Ok I will be the first to ask this so I’d really like an answer this time. About 2.4, it’s great that the video shows that games can have your music playing…But is it going to work in any games? Is 2.4 going to need a patch to work in older or already released games? Also I’d like to know when we can expect the second video. Thank you for listening to the PS community.


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+ Marcoco11 on June 29th, 2008 at 11:59 pm said:

fgjqowgejqeg YES!


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+ Goaliegeek on June 29th, 2008 at 11:59 pm said:

THANK YOU SONY FOR THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT!!!!! Turned 19 just 53 minutes ago!


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+ Modus Operandi on June 29th, 2008 at 11:59 pm said:

I _>


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+ gamesblow on June 29th, 2008 at 11:59 pm said:

Well, that blows goat nips. I guess we can’t switch resolutions in game, which was the only feature I really wanted.

Oh well. Good stuff none the less, just a bit of a let down for me.


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+ Tropic on June 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am said:

noiceeeeeeeeeeeeee


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+ Zaku on June 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am said:

Big Kudos to Sony :) Just got done watching the vid and this should now make a lot of people happy.


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+ Patriotsbball5460 on June 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am said:

custom soundtracks! no cross game voice chat?!?!


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