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PS3 System Software Update v3.50 Available Soon

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Sep 20, 2010 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

Hi everyone, as we announced previously, the PS3 system software update (v3.50) is adding support for Blu-ray 3D Disc Playback, and it will be released shortly.

Additional new features in the 3.50 update include:

  • Facebook Integration: Developers will be able to create PS3 games that have deep interaction with Facebook. Once compatible PS3 titles are available, PS3 users can choose to access their information on Facebook – including user name, profile, photos and friends list – to enhance their gameplay experience.
  • Grief Reporting Function: Users can send claim reports directly from the XMB for any inappropriate messages they receive from other PlayStation Network users. This feature is accessible from the option menu of the messages list in the FRIENDS category.

For more details and instructions on how to update the system software for the PS3 system, please visit http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Features/SystemUpdate.

As always, we look forward to your feedback.

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+ PhillyTheCat on September 20th, 2010 at 7:45 pm said:

NIIICE!!


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+ Chaos9144 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:46 pm said:

Sweet! Looking forward to it!


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+ Ar4chNova89 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:47 pm said:

Thank god for grief reporting. Getting sick of all of those spam messages saying “THIS IS KEVIN BUTLER – THE PS4 IS COMING SOON AND I WANT TO GIVE YOU A FREE ONE!” blah blah blah.

This update will be much appreciated.


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+ bbonds_007 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:47 pm said:

Welcome to 2010 PSN, you finally have a grief report -_-


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+ FRANKMAN1 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:48 pm said:

W00T W00T bad firmware that takes 1hour!


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+ MattRK53 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:48 pm said:

Can i has MKV support?


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+ C-Murph666 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:48 pm said:

Update so I can download stuff before you do the offline thingy.


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+ DarthMoose1986 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:48 pm said:

Giggady!!!!!!


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+ Nightmare142 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:48 pm said:

“Grief Reporting Function”…. THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


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+ DDavidian on September 20th, 2010 at 7:49 pm said:

As always, you’ll get a ton of posts demanding cross game voice chat, how about you guys look forward to that feedback?


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+ StealthReborn– on September 20th, 2010 at 7:49 pm said:

Eric, as usual, yourself and the team have outdone yourselves. I’m very pleased that you continue to support the PlayStation 3 with updates such as 3D and now Blu-Ray 3D disk playback. Keep up the great work and hope to see additional great features such as these in the distant future!


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+ zombie_56 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:49 pm said:

thanks eric and sony!


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+ Destiny89 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:49 pm said:

Please Sony! Give us the ability to change our PSN ID names! for a small fee i wouldn’t mind doing so. Japan PS3 has it -_-


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+ Reginthorn on September 20th, 2010 at 7:49 pm said:

Cool, but once again where is cross game chat? I am beginning to feel like Sony is ignoring the wants of the consumer. I mean the programing can’t be that hard, the other system has had it for awhile.


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+ GGCAN on September 20th, 2010 at 7:49 pm said:

Thanks for the heads up Eric.


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+ Thegodslayer on September 20th, 2010 at 7:49 pm said:

first update iv actually liked all year.

good job eric, now wheres my cross game chat and universal party system? =]


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+ EdReedFan20 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:49 pm said:

I was hoping that a Netflix XMB application would be included. Is one coming soon still?


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+ mateen110 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:49 pm said:

If you actually looked forward to our feedback, you would have added Cross game chat in previous firmwares.


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+ dragon_night on September 20th, 2010 at 7:50 pm said:

hi


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+ mateen110 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:50 pm said:

You also would add the option to save a game to HDD which results in faster game loading times. And you wonder why people jailbreak and try to hack the PS3?


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+ dragonleader33 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:50 pm said:

@5 We could report people before just not from the PS3.

Well this is nice. Hopefully we get some nice new big features soon. I dont know how much longer you can hold the users at bay.


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+ riclucas on September 20th, 2010 at 7:50 pm said:

Will it automatically install for PS+ members before the scheduled PSN maintenance?

P.S. I have Auto-update set for 0400-0600AM (EST) Would that be too early?


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+ Black_Ryuk on September 20th, 2010 at 7:50 pm said:

Well thats definitely helpful…when you send report does the person your sending it about see that you did it?


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+ gearhead32 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:50 pm said:

@6 firmware update that takes an hour sounds like you have one slow connection they don’t long for me at all, good firmware update with the facebook extention and grief report for stupid text spammers


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+ John_Oval on September 20th, 2010 at 7:51 pm said:

Thank god…its about time we can report ppl. Im sick of getting those spam messages about “send this msg to 20 friends and input the code to get $50 added to your account”

NO MORE!


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+ almighty-slayer on September 20th, 2010 at 7:51 pm said:

So i have to have a message from the person who is being annoying?

That’s stupid. What if i want to report someone who is being verbally abusive in game?


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+ jvasq on September 20th, 2010 at 7:51 pm said:

@13 yea that sounds good. I would pay a small fee to change mine. Other than that, update is already up and going


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+ Feisar on September 20th, 2010 at 7:51 pm said:

Looking forward to finally watching movies in 3D now !


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+ Brandon_2535 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:52 pm said:

FACEBOOK FOR SUB-ACCOUNTS! PLEASE!


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+ almighty-slayer on September 20th, 2010 at 7:52 pm said:

Apart from that, good update as always :) DOn’t care about cross game chat or whatever :) I wouldn’t use it anyway


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+ Moosehole on September 20th, 2010 at 7:52 pm said:

“As always, we look forward to your feedback.”… But we’ll completely ignore it.

Fixed it for you, Eric.


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+ Haskell420 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:53 pm said:

Hey Sony team,
thats great that the Full 3D support is coming as is the Facebook intgration, which to me is useless, but others will love it I’m sure.
But what REALLY makes me happy, is that NOW, I can FINALLY report all the morons and thieves who keep sending me messages saying, REPLY WITH NAME AND PASSWORD AND EARN $35 in PS Network cash, and all the other ones “claiming” to be a SONY PS3 Employee whose offering great deals and BS.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THAT OPTION TO REPORT THEM, BECAUSE, HONESTLY, I AM SICK AND TIRED OF GETTING THESE PS “SPAM” MESSAGES!!

Now IF I am wrong, then PLEASE, correct me.

Haskell420


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+ nycballa417 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:54 pm said:

Pretty cool update, especially the facebook thing. Very nice :)


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+ KosmixGR on September 20th, 2010 at 7:54 pm said:

Please Sony! Give us the ability to change our PSN ID names! for a small fee i wouldn’t mind doing so. Japan PS3 has it -_-

This.


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+ PhillyTheCat on September 20th, 2010 at 7:54 pm said:

@ all of you that want those classics (especially rpgs)not on the store~ just simply- learn japanese, create a japanese email(don’t even think of including “aol” in that), shop around for japanese PSN cards online order them/wait for them in mail…download istant satisfaction!!


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+ iCyCo on September 20th, 2010 at 7:54 pm said:

live


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+ JesseHaysFL on September 20th, 2010 at 7:54 pm said:

Its out now.


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+ cywulf21 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:55 pm said:

@13
The name changing option on the Japanese PSN doesnt work like you think. You can change your name sure, but only on your screen. When you message someone it still comes under the old name even after you’ve changed it.

The grief reporting option is a welcomed addition. Thanks.


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+ MrBeatdown on September 20th, 2010 at 7:55 pm said:

But now how will I find out how to get into the Halo 4 beta on my PS3!?

Seriously though, it’s good to see people will think twice before sending out those spam messages.


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+ Neil on September 20th, 2010 at 7:56 pm said:

Good grief.

;)


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+ x_Nico_x on September 20th, 2010 at 7:56 pm said:

Grief Reporting = awesome + took you long enough


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+ Wheels86 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:56 pm said:

so i take it the network is at least up and running after the down time i hope i dont get that error code again because I haven’t been able to fix it


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+ NITROWOLF_2 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:56 pm said:

few quick questions:
1- Is the store still updating today?
2- Other region get a music app does US get it also?


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+ darth_soul on September 20th, 2010 at 7:56 pm said:

Shortly = “RIGHT FRIGGIN’ NOW!” in Sony Speak ;)

Unless it’s a PSN Store update. Heh.


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+ ProjectInfiniti on September 20th, 2010 at 7:57 pm said:

Man…. the majority of devs don’t want to make use of that Facebook spam!

Like seriously, who TF do we have to talk to to get you people to add SOMETHING from Share into an update!? “Derp derrrp we’ll pass it along.” “We’ll see what we can do. That’s your guys favorite lines and most likely neither of those are actually being executed. We know the Japanese Sony has full control over the firmware but really you people need to get them to listen and do something!

This is truly a rediculous and pathetic generation of the PlayStation! You guys might as well dismantle the Share since it seems that no one at Sony even looks at it!


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+ PhillyTheCat on September 20th, 2010 at 7:57 pm said:

instant* lol


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+ ppbobby on September 20th, 2010 at 7:57 pm said:

When do we get netflix in XMB? and why


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+ Kchow23 on September 20th, 2010 at 7:57 pm said:

Will this work for secondary accounts? only my brother (Master account) has Facebook integration


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+ darth_soul on September 20th, 2010 at 7:57 pm said:

@NITROWOLF_2: They said in a reply on another blog post that they were intending to update sometime after 9 p.m. Pacific, which means 12 p.m. Eastern. (Ouch.)


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+ NCWildcat on September 20th, 2010 at 7:57 pm said:

ME WANT DISC-LESS NETFLIX AND HULU SUPPORT.


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