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PS3 Firmware (v2.76) Update

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on May 13, 2009 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

Hello, I just wanted to provide everyone with a head’s up that the next PLAYSTATION 3 system software update (v.2.76) will be coming soon. This is a minor update that improves the playback quality of some PS3 format software.

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151

+ spunnups on May 13th, 2009 at 6:45 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL
- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
- Auto Sync Trophies
- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
- Report feature to report issues and stuff
- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there
- More Avatars
- XMB for movies, browser and PS2
The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg
Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394
NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)


152

+ GGCAN on May 13th, 2009 at 6:49 pm said:

Thanks for the heads up Eric.

Just finished installing the update.

Keep up the good work.


153

+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on May 13th, 2009 at 6:51 pm said:

please uncensore the word EGGPLANT out of the text chat, that and many other normal non curse words are censored, If I can use the word GAY in Home I should be able to use it in text chat, as in “that glitcher is gay” or this map is loading to long and it’s gay or ghey or gai or gey. I mean all the people on my psn are between the ages of 25 and 49, no worries about harming our eyes by letting us use real world language. Also I keep trying to dload it(it’s live now) but get an 80710723 error. ramp up those update servers folks.


154

+ x3AM on May 13th, 2009 at 6:52 pm said:

I wonder if Eric actually reads these comments?

I mean, do they even understand what we want? They seem so oblivious…

JUST PUT IN CROSS GAME VOICE CHAT. THAT IS ALL I NEED, EVERYTHING ELSE IS GRAVY.

CROSS GAME VOICE CHAT.
Forget everything else until the IMPORTANT BASIC FEATURES ARE IMPLEMENTED.


155

+ Saiks on May 13th, 2009 at 6:53 pm said:

This is for the exploit found for the PS3… You guys are really funny(Sony) didn’t want to fix the last update but now since there is an exploit now you want to come out with some thing


156

+ Maurisio on May 13th, 2009 at 6:53 pm said:

Okay update, but what about the playstation network there are times i cant even log in for example ive been trying to sign in all day and am still trying. Stuff like this makes it hard for me defend the ps3 against those haters i bump into.


157

+ AceNet2 on May 13th, 2009 at 6:55 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL
- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
- Auto Sync Trophies
- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
- Report feature to report issues and stuff
- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there
- More Avatars
- XMB for movies, browser and PS2
The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg
Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394
NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)


158

+ Nemesishunter420 on May 13th, 2009 at 6:56 pm said:

@171 The ps3 to mac ramote hack is fixed?


159

+ sumpunk on May 13th, 2009 at 6:56 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL
- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
- Auto Sync Trophies
- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
- Report feature to report issues and stuff
- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there
- More Avatars
- XMB for movies, browser and PS2
The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg
Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394
NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)


160

+ gmk218 on May 13th, 2009 at 6:58 pm said:

OOOOOOOO BIG DEAL REALLY GOOSH WOW LOLOL


161

+ ThePerfectMurder on May 13th, 2009 at 7:00 pm said:

Better fix my buddy’s friends list


162

+ imtooseryas on May 13th, 2009 at 7:01 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL
- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
- Auto Sync Trophies
- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
- Report feature to report issues and stuff
- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there
- More Avatars
- XMB for movies, browser and PS2
The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg
Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394
NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)


163

+ azn_fury on May 13th, 2009 at 7:02 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL
- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
- Auto Sync Trophies
- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
- Report feature to report issues and stuff
- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there
- More Avatars
- XMB for movies, browser and PS2
The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg
Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394
NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)

COPY AND PASTE THIS!!


164

+ fleinn on May 13th, 2009 at 7:02 pm said:

…playback probably means improvements on media- files with high or variable bitrates. Were some issues with that on the last update.

..I’m just wondering one thing. Most people don’t seem to have enough bandwidth to run KZ2 online well. And on the xbox, I know several people who don’t use the chat simply because it doesn’t work well in game. There are also a few issues with cheating in games like Socom – the text- chat even turned out to be a problem. And I really can’t imagine people having lengthy conversations with others while they’re playing different games. It’s irritating enough when the phone goes off, so how does this work..

But nevertheless it’s the one thing people on forums insist on – why? Can you come up with any reason beyond “I want it”? ..Is it for example for private chat- channels in an online game? It would be nice if people were a bit more specific, you know..


165

+ S-E-G on May 13th, 2009 at 7:04 pm said:

please give us some features Sony, i’m begging you!!! i would really like to have skype on my ps3, i do make phone calls from my psp, but i also think it would be handy on the ps3, keep up the good work Sony


166

+ TailsTheCat on May 13th, 2009 at 7:07 pm said:

Just wasted my time downloading this pointless update. Thanks for nothing, Sony.


167

+ victory4193 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:08 pm said:

Please let us listen to music while playing a game.


168

+ antdizzo on May 13th, 2009 at 7:09 pm said:

i hate these updates, i hope its just an update that gets the PS3 ready for a big 1.


169

+ LiLCuBiE on May 13th, 2009 at 7:09 pm said:

ok guys just chill out cross-game chating whill come soon trust me hehe


170

+ rongey420 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:10 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL
- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
- Auto Sync Trophies
- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
- Report feature to report issues and stuff
- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there
- More Avatars
- XMB for movies, browser and PS2
The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg
Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394
NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)

YES, YES, YES, AND ANOTHER YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


171

+ antdizzo on May 13th, 2009 at 7:10 pm said:

almost 4got

ERIC LEMPEL

- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)

- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game

- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)

- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box

- Auto Sync Trophies

- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)

- Report feature to report issues and stuff

- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles

- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there

- More Avatars

- XMB for movies, browser and PS2

The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg

Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394

NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)


172

+ the_FREELANCER on May 13th, 2009 at 7:11 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL
- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
- Auto Sync Trophies
- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
- Report feature to report issues and stuff
- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there
- More Avatars
- XMB for movies, browser and PS2
The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg
Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394


173

+ sNsKid on May 13th, 2009 at 7:11 pm said:

Why us everyone making a big deal about this when it clearly states that it will be a minor update. If you’re expecting something big based on internet speculation don’t. If anything wait until after E3 before you get hyped about anything.


174

+ XBOT on May 13th, 2009 at 7:11 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL
- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
- Auto Sync Trophies
- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
- Report feature to report issues and stuff
- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there
- More Avatars
- XMB for movies, browser and PS2
The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg
Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394
NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)


175

+ RevolutionBlues on May 13th, 2009 at 7:12 pm said:

I hope this is an essential set up for an E3-announced 2.80, otherwise why couldn’t it have been rolled up with some real changes?

And when are you going to fix the clock and add a “# messages unread” sticky? We’ve only been asking for these very simple and easy to do things for over two years now. But instead we get things like that photo app which no-one likes and Life with PlayStation which few use.


176

+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:13 pm said:

Eric and Team Update thank you for this update, we don’t know what it entails but it must be good. Is it Remote Play related? Does it deal with new router security captcha to enable freedom of play? We appreciate all the hard work you do, well I do anyway for what it’s worth. Here’s to more updates and great ideas to come our way. Have a Happy Hump Day ok dude.

Jakinov. We got the point today. Thanks for that also. pEc


177

+ mdd34 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:14 pm said:

Who do you guys think you are? Copying and pasting a demand list? Do you understand how well implemented the PSN is considering it’s FREE?!?! Some of you guys need to quit whining and appreciate the FREE service. It’s ridiculous, if you dont like it, dont use it. Dont come in here and demand stuff as if you deserve it. The PSN has shaped up quite nicely and the price tag has remained the same. I bet the stuff some of you guys are demanding would mean a yearly fee, which you probably would complain about as well. Get over yourselves.


178

+ Dosquatch on May 13th, 2009 at 7:15 pm said:

2.76 introduces cross-game semaphore if both ends own the eye toy, and cross-game smoke signals if both ends own x-box.


179

+ RevolutionBlues on May 13th, 2009 at 7:15 pm said:

PS I’d like to triangle on a game and be able to select an option that shows me which of my friends have it. I have many friends and to find out if they have something I either have to type dozens of messages or go through dozens of trophy lists.


180

+ Sekoku on May 13th, 2009 at 7:17 pm said:

Honestly, I couldn’t give a (bleep) about cross-game voice-chat.

Bring universal keyboard chat IN-GAME to the PS3. That’d be a huge boon to the 360 not supporting keyboards (and mouse) in FPS and bring it in line with PC gaming. IE: You have the option for voice and text/keyboard chat in game.

And make it a requirement for nearly ALL FPS on the PS3 to support keyboard and mouse. Why is UT3 STILL the only console FPS on the PS3 that lets me put a USB/wireless keyboard and mouse on and play FPS the way they’re meant to be played?


181

+ Sekoku on May 13th, 2009 at 7:17 pm said:

I do agree that invisible status for online mode would be nice for quick signing in, seeing if the PSN store updated and signing out without people knowing you were on be nice.

As would a less hassle XMB invite function. Why does RE5 require me to check the message and then say join? I shouldn’t have to bring up the XMB and press triangle to accept that. I should just check the message or even better if the person is available and there is a spot open have the ability to join through the XMB a la X-box Live’s gamercard “join session in progress” ability.

You guys are making strides into getting PSN on equal footing with XBL, but come on you need to be quicker/listening to people about this.


182

+ areskins on May 13th, 2009 at 7:18 pm said:

Any Chance I’m going to get backwards compatibility to my 40gb PS3? PLS I WANT IT


183

+ ma_jin on May 13th, 2009 at 7:18 pm said:

OK PLAYSTATION 3 MAKERS, I HAVE A BIG SUGGESTION, WII AND XBOX 360 WERE ALREADY HACKED, AND THANKS TO THEM NINTENDO AND MICROSOFT MADE SOME KIND OF PARTNERSHIP AND MAKE MUCH MORE SELLS. PEOPLE ARE BUYING THEM DAY BY DAY AND THEIR SELLS GO UP BY SO MUCH MORE THAN U GUYS? WHAT’S WRONG WITH ALL THE SECURITY U GUYS INPUT? PLAYSTATION 2 CONSOLE WAS EVEN TWICE OR MORE CHEAPER THAN PS3 AND U GUYS CAN COMPARE THE SELLS. TOO FAR PS2 MADE U GUYS MILLIONARIES, AND PS3 HAS DONE WAY TOO LITTLE. FIRST, MAKE LESS SECURITY SO PEOPLE CAN WORK WITH IT AND WHEN THE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IT, ALL UR CONSOLES WILL BE SOLD OUT LIKE PANCAKES. THAT WAS MY OPINION, I AM AN IT ENGINEER, SO U GUYS SHOULD KNOW WHAT TO DO TO GET OUT FROM SINKING. LOVE & PEACE !!


184

+ FlashJoker on May 13th, 2009 at 7:24 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL

- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)

- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game

- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)

- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box

- Auto Sync Trophies

- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)

- Report feature to report issues and stuff

- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles

- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there

- More Avatars

- XMB for movies, browser and PS2

The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg

Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394

NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)


185

+ phinnv8 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:26 pm said:

Ugh are you kidding us? Are we really gonna go through this again Sony?

Just stop doing anything else to the system and get ***Cross Game VOICE Chat*** up. Or at least fix the chat so it words flawlessly in every game if you can’t do that (such as Bad Company).


186

+ dad2p8n on May 13th, 2009 at 7:26 pm said:

OK. Just a rant. I can’t stand that I HAVE to update BEFORE I CAN PLAY ONLINE!!!!!! Give us a few days so everyonne is not updating at the same time and can’t play!! Thanks.


187

+ justSamurai on May 13th, 2009 at 7:28 pm said:

backward compatibility please


188

+ Whitefeather-_ on May 13th, 2009 at 7:28 pm said:

You guys/girls should try and make an update to where us PS3 gamers can voice chat while we are playing a game. That way we don’t have to wait to die, or pause the game in order to keep sending messeges to one another. And another thing that would be nice would be to add a Voice Mail option so that if you are offline or online, and someone doesn’t want to send you a messege, they can just send a Voice Mail to you so that you could listen to it later on, and then respond back to it.


189

+ Themendenhall on May 13th, 2009 at 7:28 pm said:

Can’t wait for E3 and what not. Hope some exciting features are on the way. Also, to anyone who thinks its a good idea to make a joke about cross game messaging via “pigeons” or “horse and buggy” should just shut it. It unoriginal and wasn’t that funny the first time, it is annoying and juvenile at best.


190

+ AwRy108 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:29 pm said:

WHY DO MINOR UPDATES TAKE AN HOUR TO INSTALL?!?


191

+ phinnv8 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:29 pm said:

Sony, stop LOSING this console generation. It’s stupid, you got the BEST hardware, here is what you need:

-Cross game voice chat
-Software PS2 BC for all
-Faster XMB in game
-Better PSOne PSN games, FF-VII, Chrono Cross.
-$299

DO THIS AND YOU WILL WIN.


192

+ Falcon_VII on May 13th, 2009 at 7:30 pm said:

Thx for the update extra stability is always good.


193

+ quiomar01 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:30 pm said:

I can’t think of anything I would want to add to the usual wishes from others in the comment section. So, I’ll ask for something stupid.

activate motion-sensing while on the xmb.


194

+ makingmusic on May 13th, 2009 at 7:32 pm said:

Please, PLEASE fix that stupid chat censor that blocks out things like “lul” (as in lulz), “toy”, and other innocent terms. I also find it funny that y’all went through so much trouble to censor text chat, when you have no control whatsoever over voice and video chat. Chat is optional. If we don’t like what we see/hear, we can leave. That’s our only option for the latter two, so please make it our only option for the former, instead of turning half of what we say into “***”.

Also, could you guys start combining firmware updates with Home updates? I rarely use Home, and I hate that the few times I do, I usually have to update the thing (and THEN redownload every place I want to go in Home). I swear I’m updating something every few seconds on PSN, whether it be firmware, Home, Killzone 2, or whatever.

Syncing up Home and firmware updates would be great, as it would at least cut down on some of the updates I need to download on my not-so-great connection. Plus then you can advertise all the updates coming to Home whenever you advertise the next firmware update too. It’d be a double-whammy of awesome for us.


195

+ C-Carcharias on May 13th, 2009 at 7:32 pm said:

Would be great if you guys could make it so the internet browser could stay up while we play games. Just so we can quickly check emails/forums while I wait for a game to install/load, or check a guide if I’m using one.


196

+ Mario_16 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:33 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL

- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)

- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game

- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)

- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box

- Auto Sync Trophies

- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)

- Report feature to report issues and stuff

- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles

- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there

- More Avatars

- XMB for movies, browser and PS2

The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg

Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394

NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)


197

+ RandomAli on May 13th, 2009 at 7:33 pm said:

In-game Skype would be AWESOME in a way that cannot be exceeded, thank you :-)


198

+ serversurfer on May 13th, 2009 at 7:34 pm said:

Incidentally, is there any way to report the morons that keep spamming the exact same feature list over and over and over and over again?

If it’s a link to a discussion on the official forums, it’s pretty safe to assume that Sony is fully aware of it, kids. There’s no need to clog up the comments with your pointless ranting.


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+ skate516 on May 13th, 2009 at 7:35 pm said:

ERIC LEMPEL

- Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)

- Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game

- Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)

- symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box

- Auto Sync Trophies

- More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)

- Report feature to report issues and stuff

- Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles

- When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button
for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still
there

- More Avatars

- XMB for movies, browser and PS2

The Profile Concept: http:*//i44.tinypic.*com/auwgte.jpg

Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board

.id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394

NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS IN THE LINK (*)


200

+ Trucidation on May 13th, 2009 at 7:35 pm said:

How about fixing system lockups when using a controller adapter? It only bricked a lot of PS3 systems for TAC and Sumoto users.

“Official” adapters aren’t available anymore sans eBay for Pelican brand at a 300% markup.

I was smart enough to know not to do a firmware update for a good day just in case stuff like that pops up and Sony turns a cold shoulder to us.


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