So What does PS3 firmware Update 3.30 Do Then?

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If you’ve turned your PS3 on in the last few hours, you may have noticed that there’s a brand new firmware update available for your black glory box. It’s made no obviously changes to the XMB, so what changes has the large number heralded?

The big thing, really, is that it’s preparing your PS3 to be able to run 3D games – something that maybe…maybe 1% of you will be able to do. Other changes are a lot more subtle.

You’ll notice that trophies are now able to be managed, and sorted. According to the Playstation Blog :

  • Trophy enhancements — Now you can more easily sort trophies in the [Trophy Collection] and [Comparing Trophy] sections. Sorting can be done with [Trophy Collection] in the [Game Category] and also when comparing trophies with your friends in the [Friend Category]
    • Trophy Folder (Title List) can be sorted by game name/ by title according to the date in which you earned your last trophy (ascending/descending)
    • Add-on list (Group list) can be sorted by original/the date in which you earned your last trophy (ascending/descending)
    • Trophy list can be sorted by original/trophy name/grade/date of obtaining the trophy (ascending/descending)

That’s not all though. Apparently the version of flash used in the built in browser has been updated – so if you’ve been browsing on your PS3 and come across videos that won’t play, this may be the update you’ve been waiting for.

The Blu-Ray stack has also been updated, so certain region free discs that had problematic playback have been fixed. so not too much has been added – but at least this update hasn’t removed anything. there are also a few new audio options for BD audio if you look hard enough.

Another unannounced feature is PC remote play. While it’s obvious what this is, details of how to use it are bit of a mystery at the moment.

If you’re still holding out for custom firmware from GeoHot – you’re probably going to have to hold out quite a bit longer, as there’s been no word from him in ages. do you really want to save OtherOS that badly?

Source : TSA

Last Updated: April 22, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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