The PSB & SOCOM.com Weekly Recap

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Any big news this week?
I feel like I can finally walk down the street with my “In-Shirt XMB” safely. CONFIRMED.
Thanks also to Noel for yet another awesome How To. More things like this on the way.

Courtesy of David “Point Man” Brothers

PS – it’s the longest day of the year – so you if take Snake’s loading screen advice and take a 15-minute break every hour (anyone?), then go ahead and enjoy the extra daylight. Especially if you live in Finland.

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  • Hey Jeff, can I get a t-shirt for being first?
    PLEAAAASSSEEEE?

    lol

  • Why not throw in two…..

  • Some good stuff last week. Can’t wait to see what this week brings. Any hints? ;-]

  • I was going to ask if i could get a in-shirt XMB shirt instead of the d-day shirt :P

    More info about 2.40 next week…please?

  • Any more info on 2.40?

  • WHOA! Where can i get that shirt?! please tell me i can order one online!

  • Would it be too much to expect firmware 2.40 details sometime next week?

  • A really nice feature would be if Grace Chen gave us another video tutorial of the features of the upcoming 2.40 update like she did when the store was updated.

    Thanks for finally announcing it. Any clues on when it’s arriving? June? Early July? :D

  • It’s definitely been an awesome week.

  • Taking breaks during gaming? UNHEARD of!

  • I agree with the majority of the other posters. We need to know more specifics on the 2.40 firmware update. Release dates, details, or both. There’s no reason to be secretively quiet about it. It’s officially confirmed, and it’s clear that this is the ONE and ONLY thing that the vast majority of PS3 owners want to know about/have….break the cycle of Sony’s long standing policy of “soon” and Delays. Even if it’s to tell us that 2.40 won’t be out till X-mas (which would be disappointing) we deserve to know the release time frame. Waiting and wishing and hoping day after day, hour after hour, just brings a negative atmosphere across the PlayStation gaming community which is no longer necessary. Thank you for your consideration and the upcoming news.

  • MGS4 really shutdown any good weekly stories, but the blog had the guts to throw some good stuff out. That’s nuts, if you ask me. Well played.

  • You guys said we were getting the “official details shortly” on 2.40. When are we getting them?

  • Will the official details have a video demonstrating In-Game XMB and trophies in 2.40?

  • “official details shortly” means from 1 day to two weeks. In this case. It can sometimes means half a year, but not in this case. Relax people. It’s finally coming.

    Still, it’s an agreement that we want to buy that shirt Jeff.

  • A very exiting week! But we all want more info on 2.4. Go Sony!

  • wheres fw v1.4

  • Where are the details for firmware 2.40? In-game XMB is a must.

  • I doubt any info on 2.4 will come during a weekend, even Sony people need days off. It will come sooner or later people, hopefully sooner rather than later.

  • What is considered “work” for Sony employees anyway? Especially those on the blog. Going to a gaming event and then writing about it a day later? Hard as work comes.

  • Two Months and 26 days left till CONFRONTATION!!! RAWR!!!
    I deserve Home and Socom Beta’s. Hook me up luh.

  • I was unsure where to post this rant. I tried to post in the forums but it wasn’t working on Firefox 3. Where are all the Playstation 3 RPGs??? I know FFXIII, Versus & White Knight Story are coming at some point but how did SONY lose games like Tales of Vesperia and Star Ocean IV??? I bought my original PSone for role playing games and now my PS3 hasn’t seen a half decent RPG yet. I can only play through Oblivion so many times before I want to jump off a bridge. I love JRPGs and our beloved system which made its name in RPGs appears to have abandoned them. Please someone respond and reassure me that the games I have mentioned are actually only stupid MS timed exclusives. At this point I’d be happy with Eternal Sonata but I’ve heard rumblings that won’t leave Japan when it gets ported to PS3. I know Killzone, Resistance 2 & LBP will be great but show us some RPG love. Is Microsoft just outbidding Sony for the rights to these games? Has Sonty abandoned Role Playing Games? I love the Sony brand and I want to be proven wrong.

  • SooOOOOCCOOOMMMM! Yes. More Solid titles for the PS3. Thanks Sony.

  • when will we hear news about 2.4?? at leased tell us how the trophy system works and if multi plat games that are already released will get them.
    when is 2.4 coming???
    we all need some news about it before tuesday…a rumor is going to start about 2.4 on tuesday we will get excited and yet again it wont come. of course to no fault of sony but if ye just tell us when to expect it then we can be ready and not look forward to disappointment

  • Release 2.40. This is getting ridiculous.

  • Im crossing my fingers, c’mon 2.4 this week

  • keep up the awesome blog, and set to rest our curiosities about 2.4 this week!

  • lol i love how on every thing the the playstation blog posts THE MAJORITY OF THE COMMENTS AND REPLIES ARE ABOUT FIRMWARE V2.4
    ok sony/the playstation blog…………………Just TELL US A RELEASE DATE OR EVEN BETTER JUST RELEASE IT. THE COMMUNITY ^^^^^^^ OBVIOUSLY WANTS IT ALOT

  • whats happening Tuesday?

  • SSeriously start selling those In Shirt XMB shirts!

    Yeah Firmware 2.40 is the biggest release for the PS3 bigger than GTA IV or MGS 4 or any game.

    Now I can enjoy my PS3 and Warhawk clan battle much more!

  • Can you please tell us about 2.4 soon and release it the day after lol? It would be great if you had a video on it too.

  • heh, those in-shirt XMB shirts are pretty funny.

    Jeff, I faxed you regarding PixelJunk Monsters. I hope you got it.

  • Bad ass shirts, lol. I need to get a some kind of PlayStation t-shirt, just so I can nerd out around my Xbox loving friends (what idiots, apparently they’ve never played a real game.).

    Nice week, but next week, I hope we can see more on firmware 2.40. =) (Release date, please?)

  • Oh also, for you people who are asking SCEA to confirm features in 2.40.

    They already have, read the past few blogs regarding firmware. In-Game XMB, Trophies.

  • Very good week, Sony! – good store update, PSP v4.00 released, and espescially PS3 v2.40 confirmed! I can’t wait for this. Hopefully I/we can get our hands on it before school season starts :X

  • Great week but I hope this one is better. We need the official details on 2.40 with a demonstration video.

  • will you monkeys shut up about 2.4 and in-game XMB… and as for “the biggest release for the PS3 bigger than GTA IV or MGS 4 or any game” pu_leeez!! it’ll have a couple of handy features and that’s it.

    anyway, soon as it’s out y’all gonna find something else to rant on about anyways, like Home, or LBP. you’re acting like a bunch of impatient brats.

    it’s sunday, and i haven’t had my morning coffee.

    *grumble grumble grumble*

  • CAN YOU RELEASE IT THIS COMING WEEK THIS!!!!!!!!!!
    WAITING IS GETTING RIDICULOUS IT IS KILLING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2.4 2.4 2.4!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mobiletone we have been waiting a year for this feature. They finally just confirmed it was coming with 2.40 BY REQUEST. We just need them to tell us when they’re going to share official details. A date would for this would shut these comments up including mine.

    Almost beat MGS4. The installs weren’t bad and they were short & it’s good to take a 2 minute break anyways. Best game I have played on a next gen console. Nothing comes close to the quality of this game and muscle that the PS3 delivers.

  • There have been two rumors going around lately on firmware updates: 1) Incremental updates (2.37, 2.38, 2.39) after 2.36 to set up In-Game XMB and Trophy support, and 2) the possibility that 2.40 can end up being released at the end of the year.

    I HIGHLY, HIGHLY doubt any of these rumors will be true. If you guys out there are worrying about the duration of firmware for the ps3, you haven’t seen the Zune- it’s good, but MS hardly updates the software (I’m still looking for that CLOCK!)

  • @ warezlbanez

    I seriously doubt Sony will do that either of those. But your guess is just as good as mine.

  • wow this is my third comment….. now look inbetween this comment and my last one and read what all the other comments are about

    …..THEY ARE ALL ABOUT WHEN WE WILL GET FW V2.4

    WE ALL KNOW U GUYS CONFIRMED IT, BUT WE ALREADY KNEW THAT TROPHIES AND IN GAME XMB WAS IN IT.

    WE JUST WANT A RELEASE DATE, AND HOPEFULLY REALLY SOON.

    USUALLY WHEN SONY SAYS SOON THEY MEAN WITHIN THE NEXT 2 MONTHS, (2 MONTHS IS NOT SOON!!) SOON IS WITHIN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS. HOPEFULLY THEY GET IT OUT BEFORE E3 SO THEY CAN SPEND TIME WOWING US WITH OTHER THINGS BESIDES THE FWv2.4 THAT SHOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN OUT BY THEN.

    IM REALLY HOPEING FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PS BLOG TOMMOROW AND THEN v2.4 ON TUESDAY.

    IF NOT THEN I CAN WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK< BUT THATS ABOUT IT.

  • I do agree that announcing those details about fw 2.4 makes it seem like it’s actually in the coming weeks or something. But even if there was a timeline, “whenever things are ready” always takes precedence over those.

  • come on give us some update on 2.40 for my birthday :D

  • This week was a good one for news. This was a pleasant surprise considering most everyone was secluded in some private location playing MGS4. I look forward to next week’s stories. I’m sure there will be plenty more great stuff on the blog.

  • You guys should have saw my face when I tried to sign into PLAYSTATION Network and it said a Software Update was required and it told me to go to [Settings] > [System Update].

    It was amazing. Then my dreams were crushed.

    “System Software Update v2.36

    Start Update”

    I hope firmware 2.40 comes quite soon, as I said before, I would really like to see a release date, or maybe even some more details or a few screenshots. For instance, will this In-Game XMB allow us to play music while playing the game? I know [DELETED] patented it, but hopefully you found a loop hole.

    (Oh, did I say [DELETED]? I meant Microsoft. But same difference.)

  • You guys should have saw my face when I tried to sign into PLAYSTATION Network and it said a Software Update was required and it told me to go to [Settings] > [System Update].

    It was amazing. Then my dreams were crushed.

    “System Software Update v2.36

    Start Update”

    I hope firmware 2.40 comes quite soon, as I said before, I would really like to see a release date, or maybe even some more details or a few screenshots. For instance, will this In-Game XMB allow us to play music while playing the game? I know Microsh*t patented it, but hopefully you found a loop hole.

    (Oh, did I say Microsh*t? I meant Microsoft. But same difference.)

  • Meh..all we want is ingame messaging.

  • They didn’t patent it god damn it :D :P The original Xbox boasted custom soundtracks and you don’t see Microsoft suing Sony over ps3 custom soundtracks do you.
    And if they did keep in mind that 99% of Microsoft patents are bogus and don’t hold up in court.
    Could someone link to this “Patent” because I don’t think it exists.
    In game music was around long before consoles.

  • Sony please comment here. Every comment is about Firmware 2.4. Please give us details and a release date ASAP.

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