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Gamescom marked the recent announcement of the software upgrade of 3.00 which is due to be released in September 2009. This new software adds a number of great new features that we’re excited to share with you. The latest update incorporates changes that improve navigation on your PS3. First, you’ll notice aesthetic changes to the design of the XMB. We’ve enhanced the look and feel of the XMB so that it’s easier and even easier to use. We’ve also added network improvements and personalisation options to help enhance your PS3 experience.

 

Additional highlights from update 3.00 include:

 

  • “What’s New” – The “Information Board” will be replaced with a “What’s New” section, which allows you to enjoy interactive PlayStation news every time you start the PS3 system. Located under the PlayStation Network icon, “What’s New” displays the latest and greatest game, video, PlayStation Network and PlayStation news and releases, as well as your recently played games, in a sleek, new animated format.
  • Status Indicator – In the top right corner we’ve added an indicator bar, which displays your user icon, friend icon, the number of friends you have online and a small message icon to let you know if you have any new messages. The indicator also includes a scrolling ticker that features the latest news from PlayStation Network. In addition, when you press the PS button, the battery life indicator will no longer cover up the clock.
  • Friends List – Now your PlayStation Network friends will appear in a slightly redesigned format on your Friends List. Also, messages will now be viewable from each of your friends’ respective profiles.
  • PlayStation Store Shortcuts – We’ve added a handy shortcut icon to the PlayStation Store under both the Game and Video categories so you can access the latest content quickly and easily.
  • Personalization – Personalize your PS3 with new dynamic custom themes and avatars. Dynamic themes as well as free and premium avatars will be available through PlayStation Store. A dynamic theme takes your screen to a whole new level as it incorporates animated objects into the background.
  • Trophies – Showcasing your hard earned trophies just got better. Update 3.00 gives game developers the ability to modify how they display trophies for add-on content. Base and add-on game trophies will continue to be combined into a single list so you can see where you stand in a game as a whole. Within that list, trophies will be broken out into subcategories—base trophies and add-on trophies—that way, you can easily view the percentage of your base game trophy collection, and separately track your trophy progress in add-on packs. Look for this enhancement to be included in upcoming games.

 

 

*Video from blog.us.playstation.com

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Some nice new features there....I wonder if the LBP theme will be free?

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Im really looking forward to this update though my question to this PlayStation community; what are your favourite features in this update and what are you still looking at as an addition?
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The new moving themes are cool. I hope ND does an Uncharted 2 one :P

 

I love the particle effects of the original XMB theme too, very classy. And new avatars can't hurt either :D

 

The only thing I'm slightly annoyed about is how you'll start at the "What's New" tab at start up. I use my PS3 for games most of the time, I much rather just start there.

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TO be honest I want cross game chat.

Dont really care about the other features in 3.0
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Those are some pretty good features but I hate the shortcut icons to the store. Thats just adding useless and unnecessary clutter to the cross media bar.
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Concur with SinsToJudge and AussieMonster

 

A PS Store Icon in Network, Vid and Games now? Excessive, and just makes me think of desperate push to get people buying stuff. I know where to find the store, thank you very much! :manhappy:

 

Also would rather have it open to the last menu I was at (like we have now). I'm a gamer, and it opens fine in the 'Games' section on the XMB now ... so why do I need another (let's face it, ugly) interface from which to launch my games?

 

But ... Dynamic Themes! More Avatars! A PSN status bar! And sparkles (who doesn't love sparkles?) on the default background! 

 

The update we had to have. 

 

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I like the straight to games addition,saves time :)

 

Sounds like this is one of the better ones they have done for awhile. 

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benoco wrote:

Concur with SinsToJudge and AussieMonster

 

A PS Store Icon in Network, Vid and Games now? Excessive, and just makes me think of desperate push to get people buying stuff. I know where to find the store, thank you very much! :manhappy:

 

Also would rather have it open to the last menu I was at (like we have now). I'm a gamer, and it opens fine in the 'Games' section on the XMB now ... so why do I need another (let's face it, ugly) interface from which to launch my games?

 

But ... Dynamic Themes! More Avatars! A PSN status bar! And sparkles (who doesn't love sparkles?) on the default background! 

 

The update we had to have. 

 

-- benoco


 
But the place where it defults to will have your recently played games listed there so you can just more onto the icon hit x and you launch into that game. So essentilly whatever function you use most will appear there.
 
I think the PSN store icon under video is a good idea, for me it a move made with the future in mind. Their new digital video distrabution im sure will be integrate with that. It would be nice to see what the latest movie added is without having to launch the store. The same goes for new games.

 

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Cool Features, but what about croos game chat, chat with mates while playing different games, that is what psn needs to be the best, these features are still awsome thou, hope to see more amazin features like these:-)

 

 

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CharcoalDragon wrote:

http://www.community.eu.playstation.com/playstationeu/board/message?board.id=bANZ_PS3_general&thread...

read this, it will crush your dreams. 


You just killed a little peiece of me. But how could people have not guessed EA from the frist post. Why didi they need the coeded message. I thought everyone already knew EA were rubbish.

 

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I'm buying the Playstation 3 slim in three days time do I need to update the system software to 3.00 as soon as I get it out of the box, anyone know?
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The PS3 Slim will not come with FW 3.00 preloaded so if you want it, you will need to update it when you connect to the PSN for the first time.  Of course, if you don't want it you can always just not connect to the PSN.  I expect this will be a mandatory update, differing from the last one which was optional. 
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does the psp get a fancy looking update to match? is there any more psp-ps3 compatabily funtions? i know i can play high stakes poker on my psp directly from my ps3, is there any other games that let me do this, can you make more to do this, as its fun to lay in bed and still play my ps3 via psp

 

will sony be releasing the blu-ray fix patch for pain with all these updates??? cause ive paid for updates that do not work

 

 

 

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Im really looking forward to this update though my question to this PlayStation community; what are your favourite features in this update and what are you still looking at as an addition?

Favourite features in this update, would probably be the 'What's New' bar up the top - will have to see how this goes though.

 

What I would REALLY like is for the Avatars to be stored on the PS3 hard drive so that the XMB would not have to load them up and take ages every time; This would also help when selecting a new avatar instead of having to wait for them all to load. 

 

I would like that while playing a game in the XMB, and you go to your message box and inbox then read an unread message.. I would like that by pressing 'BACK' (circle) it goes back to your inbox - not the original XMB (as then it takes ages to load your messages again).

 

I would like more 'subject' room in a message - as most of the in-game messaging is done by having the whole message as the subject so it shows "the whole message" on the other persons screen i.e. 'Join'. Or (this would be better) - Have a combination of buttons (for example, L1 + R3) to have the message expand in the top right of the screen with the game still going and then L1 + R3 to close it again and go back to the game. [of course, the game would pause like if you were to go to the XMB - but not for online].

 

Have 'party' voice chats; same as text, but voice. Do not worry about not being able to talk to other people in the game; as no one really uses voice for specific team-work - not that other people would listen anyway. Take CoD4 for example.. you have a party of 6 players in a CoD4 lobby + all of you are in a voice chat party - all the other people in a game would be muted (by default) and to the other players that aren't in your voice party, your voice-chat icon won't show up (so they'll think you don't have a microphone) - if you want to invite someone to your voice chat - send a message to the person, and include a password. Have a maximum of 10 or so or something.

 

Have a 'reputation system' like the Xbox 360 - This would of put 'hackers' off that decided to use the glitches in CoD4 recently.

 

All I can think of now, but in my opinion, the PS3 needs alot of work.

 

 

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In the blog movie the Dynamic background looks awesome, I have been waiting for this for quite some time now. I am hoping there will be some really awesome GT ones when the game is released :-D
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i like that they moved the control battery indicator, that's what i read on the blog.

also what gets me about the recent games option on the 'what's new' is if you're using discs, you still have to change disc to play the game you want (obviously HDD games are an exception) 

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CharcoalDragon wrote:

i like that they moved the control battery indicator, that's what i read on the blog.

also what gets me about the recent games option on the 'what's new' is if you're using discs, you still have to change disc to play the game you want (obviously HDD games are an exception)


I agree. He said in the 'Whats New' section, you can launch your previously played games from there.... Well..... it really isn't that hard to just go across one and select the CD that's in the PS3 drive.
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My understanding from watching the video is that only games played from the HDD will appear in the "What's New" board (ie disc based games won't appear there anyway).

 

Edit: sorry I was wrong......he does say discs :)

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heres another video walkthrough of the 3.00 update

contains more footage of themes

 

  1. lbp theme
  2. random silly face theme
  3. tiki man from Pixel junk monsters theme

 but still no footage of the changes to the friends/trophy lists, or footage of the new avatars

 

however one difference between this video and the PS blog one is the location of the "Whats New" feature

PS blog has it above "account management" where as this video has it below

 

http://www.n4g.com/ps3/NewsCom-379993.aspx?CT=1

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