PS3 Firmware 2.80 No Longer Optional – Goodbye Bandwidth

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One of the greatest contributions made to gaming in this generation has definitely got to be services like Xbox Live (Not new but vastly improved) and the Playstation Network, making it simple and easy for gamers to hook up and play games together.

As South Africans, we like to watch our bandwidth due to the ridiculous costs involved and if you have a PS3 and like to play multiplayer games on PSN then be prepared to fork out a little more or forfeit your ability to play games.

More after the jump.

According to a report from, certain games are going to require the update to work online.

This means that if you don’t have it then you can’t play them online with your buddies that do. The good news so far is that it looks like the update only affects certain titles, but one of those titles may be your favorite game.

The best idea would just be to make sure you download the update, it will probably make your life easier in the long run, even if it means even more bandwidth costs.

Source: TheSixthAxis

Last Updated: July 21, 2009

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Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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