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Firmware (v2.42) Now Available

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

Just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up that a PS3 firmware update (v2.42) is now available for download. This update improves the playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation format software.

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+ Aprisaiden_22 on July 29th, 2008 at 8:56 pm said:

lol about time. Anyway – thanks for the update.


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+ leetfoo on July 29th, 2008 at 8:56 pm said:

yay for another vague update! ;)


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 29th, 2008 at 8:57 pm said:

well what about the bluetooth issue :’(


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+ leetfoo on July 29th, 2008 at 8:57 pm said:

Also… seriously guys… patch notes- every time, no exceptions….


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+ chubigans on July 29th, 2008 at 8:57 pm said:

Any news on Life with Playstation?


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+ kambodianboi on July 29th, 2008 at 8:57 pm said:

Sweet!!! Just saw when I was playing Soul Calibur 4 :D


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+ Trustter on July 29th, 2008 at 8:58 pm said:

For some reason I love these updates.

Bring me more!

Thanks Eric!


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+ Prezhulio on July 29th, 2008 at 8:58 pm said:

Any update on life with playstation? Thanks!


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+ Clinton514 on July 29th, 2008 at 8:58 pm said:

Thanks for the info Eric. :)


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+ Indifferent on July 29th, 2008 at 9:00 pm said:

In English: This update adds support for Life with Playstation launching this Thursday :P

It was confirmed for this month at E3 and since it did’nt come built in to this firmware it must be a PSN Download :)


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+ Watchyaself on July 29th, 2008 at 9:00 pm said:

i cant dl it to many people trying to at same time :(


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+ Codeman420 on July 29th, 2008 at 9:00 pm said:

@8 yea i wonder if we are still getting it by the end of the month which is soon


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+ alexbhp on July 29th, 2008 at 9:00 pm said:

Good, it would be nice to have the Release Notes for the Firmware, like the one on the Playstation.com Firmware page. (Although that takes a day or two to appear.)

That would eliminate alot of the questions, and try to be more specific, like what titles will play better… something like that.

As someone said before, Another Vague Update.

Great but still vague!


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+ Keysersoze10033 on July 29th, 2008 at 9:00 pm said:

Cool, thanks.


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+ Strider2K99 on July 29th, 2008 at 9:01 pm said:

I really wish SCE would actually mention what titles they speak of with these updates. Also, does this update include PS2 titles as well, or only PS3 and PSOne?


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+ SILV3R_ on July 29th, 2008 at 9:01 pm said:

Thanks for the update.. and info


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+ DarKaoZ on July 29th, 2008 at 9:02 pm said:

So no updates on this Playstation Life thing?


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+ Morphine16 on July 29th, 2008 at 9:02 pm said:

Wow, ppl even complain when an update comes up, sad.
Thanks for update Eric, keep up the good job :)


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+ TTP on July 29th, 2008 at 9:03 pm said:

I second the question about Life with PlayStation.

Tretton said “by the end of the month” at E3. So where is it?


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+ Patriotsbball5460 on July 29th, 2008 at 9:03 pm said:

thanks guys, sorry for all the questions from my fellow earthlings..haha


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+ Valfor on July 29th, 2008 at 9:03 pm said:

Nice but Erick can you tell us which games will the firmware affect?


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 29th, 2008 at 9:03 pm said:

they’re not complaining, at least some were asking questions with hope old st. Eric will address them.


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+ MUGEN02 on July 29th, 2008 at 9:03 pm said:

What ever happened to faster downloads(smaller files) and install times of firmware updates on the PS3 Eric?


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+ Conrad Max on July 29th, 2008 at 9:04 pm said:

Thank you for the update. It is much appreciated.


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+ Maverick_fox on July 29th, 2008 at 9:04 pm said:

Yay! Thanks. any info about when will the PSN comes to Latinamerica?


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+ brianr on July 29th, 2008 at 9:04 pm said:

ty and go to bed its late to be still working


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+ Kedaro on July 29th, 2008 at 9:04 pm said:

I wonder what this is?


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+ Sora57 on July 29th, 2008 at 9:05 pm said:

Seriously, Eric, that description is useless. How about telling us specifically what games playback was improved for? You might have well have said “we fixed stuff.”


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+ iokomo on July 29th, 2008 at 9:05 pm said:

Yupp, getting error message and cant load it. (80710723)


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+ nousemerk on July 29th, 2008 at 9:06 pm said:

Many have been saying the Trophies are loading faster. Is that part of the update?


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+ PSguy17 on July 29th, 2008 at 9:08 pm said:

Playback? So will games look better lol :D


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+ TheApprentice on July 29th, 2008 at 9:08 pm said:

Life with Playstation?


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+ iokomo on July 29th, 2008 at 9:09 pm said:

Fancy, my error number changed now


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+ BlueNocturne on July 29th, 2008 at 9:09 pm said:

What games, exactly? Why don’t you guys ever provide a list?


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+ leukoplast on July 29th, 2008 at 9:09 pm said:

Here’s the DL link for those who cant download it from their PS3 (like me)

http://dus01.ps3.update.playstation.net/update/ps3/image/us/2008_0730_60a6c36e2dd2000b3fda3205428665dc/PS3UPDAT.PUP


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+ EvoAnubis on July 29th, 2008 at 9:09 pm said:

Better late than never, Eric.

You sure there might not be something in this update to set-up for Life with PlayStation?

Also, any word on when we’ll see sequential playback and playlists for videos? I’d REALLY like to see that happen (my PSP can do the first one; I don’t understand why my PS3 can’t).


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+ Gambit07 on July 29th, 2008 at 9:10 pm said:

My download was hella slow, so I canceled and restarted it, now it’s giving me an error message! HELP!


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+ techdogg on July 29th, 2008 at 9:10 pm said:

We want a new web browser with flash ver. 9!


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+ PSPsGTghOost on July 29th, 2008 at 9:10 pm said:

Stop bringing out such PS3 firmware updates! It sucks! Just update those specific PS33 games that may have an issue.

Off topic
Where the hell is my PSP Gran Turismo! Been waiting years now!


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+ Stoffinator on July 29th, 2008 at 9:11 pm said:

Yeah, wasn’t PlayStation Life suppose to be this week? Or has that been delayed like everything else PS related?


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+ maxerus on July 29th, 2008 at 9:11 pm said:

Cool Cool the less in game probs the better :)

As for the “vague” comments,there not really being vague if there is nothing more to say.
In the PC world this would be known as a “driver” update. Witch many times brings us nothing new just added stability.
And do we really need them to list every game this update will help?
I don’t!
Like knowing is going to change what and how i play. No matter what im going to play the games i like and ether it will play good or it wont…end of story.


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+ Badger3920 on July 29th, 2008 at 9:11 pm said:

Yep I’ve been getting an error trying to connect and update all night…

#4 had it right. “patch notes- every time, no exceptions….”


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+ Thetruefiziks on July 29th, 2008 at 9:11 pm said:

if you get the error message just restart the system it should connect to PSN without roblems


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+ TheHater on July 29th, 2008 at 9:12 pm said:

Do you guys know when you will be able to fix the blue-tooth mic problem cause by the 2.4 update? Or does this update fix that also?
Anyway, any firmware is a good firmware.


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+ simply_impressd on July 29th, 2008 at 9:12 pm said:

Please, just one question.

Is Playstation Life still on track for Thursday? If not, when should we expect it?

Thanks again!


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+ The_Rick_14 on July 29th, 2008 at 9:12 pm said:

Any news on Life with Playstation?


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+ ryuk on July 29th, 2008 at 9:13 pm said:

12.39 – “Let’s return to PLAYSTATION 3″ – Life with PlayStation will provide live news, weather, and more and it’ll be available by the end of the month. From E3 live on this blog.

SO WHERE IS IT!!!!
Maybe in the PS Store this Thurs most likley then!!!


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+ Major-Sam on July 29th, 2008 at 9:13 pm said:

So many people downloading that I can’t connect to the servers so I guess I’ll go out into the world……. but I wanted to kill something…damn


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+ iokomo on July 29th, 2008 at 9:13 pm said:

i did that with the restarting and i just get another error message WOOOOT


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+ KazeEternal on July 29th, 2008 at 9:13 pm said:

That time again Eric, here is the wishlist.

REQUESTED FEATURES -not part of comment-:
*InGame XMB for PS2/PS1/DVD/Bluray
*Backward compatibility for PS2 for all PS3 models
*Fix Battery Indicator over Clock
*Music Playback from Network and USB ingame


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