PS3 Firmware 1.6 Update Details!

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  1. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

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    http://ps3.ign.com/articles/773/773672p1.html

    Surprise surprise! Background downloading! WOO! The PS3 is getting better and better throughout each update. You know, I like seeing software updates. Makes it feel like there's always something new about the system everytime I update. :D
     
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    Updates are always good but what about checking messages without leaving the game...I hope its in there.



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  3. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    background downloading is nice but overall I am a little underwhelmed...
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah me too. It's one step on the right way up, but there's still a considerably large amount of steps to climb.

    Game invites, messaging, achievements etc....
     
  5. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    I figure the 'achievements' are gonna come with HOME, isn't that what Sony had said? With those star wars like things in your room?


    I still can't believe that people need to have those :rolleyes: The video game equivalent of a big dick contest.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I think with HOME - its only your TOP achievement that is seen and not your whole achievements like the 360.

    That's what the guy demo-ing it on 'gamespot live' said anyway.

    My 360 achievement score is fairly average, I'm only at just over 6k after what 14-15 months!, when I know people who are at over 30k :eek: I'll probably only just get to that kind of score when the machines lifecycle is done....

    They aren't a huge thing for me, but I know for others they are a major +
     
  7. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    You wouldn't be a man if you didn't know that yours is the biggest in the world.

    and for the record...ummm you don't need me to say it:D



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  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    That's a bit of a let down.
     
  9. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    truly. Oh well, at least I can watch Casino Royale while I download ;)
     
  10. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    ^Are you sure you are not Daniel Craig trying to promote CR to increase DVD/BR sales:D



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  11. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    You've blown his cover... :eek:


    Quick sikkinixx run.....

    :D



    The bank manager in my bank (doh! obviously) looks like the doppleganger of Daniel Craig. I swear to god you cant stop looking at him - thinking to yourself "are you sure your not DC ? " :)
     
  12. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    Well if you purchase Casino Royale by Sony Pictures available March 13th on DVD and Blu-Ray, starring Daniel Craig and Eva Green which has been given "Two Thumbs up" - (Ebert & Roper) and has been called "A non-stop thrill ride....you will nearly crap your pants" - (some guy from nerdyfatassblog.net) You will see that Daniel Craig doesn't need to promote Casino Royale, because in it's infinite-awesome-amazing-spectactular-ness, it sells itself.
     
  13. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    LOL! You should change your location to 'watching Casino Royale' :D
     
  14. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    ^Or filming CR2 ;) ...don't worry I won't tell anyone Mr. Craig.

    CR was a great movie though..


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  15. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    But how could anyone follow up Casino Royale? :D
     
  16. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    ^Umm...Jessica Alba, Eva M, Kerri Washinton, Selma Hayek and ugly betty's sister running in slow motion on a beach..:)



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  17. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    All the fun stuff aside lookie lookie!!!!!!

    http://ps3.ign.com/articles/774/774165p1.html

    IGN » Games » PlayStation 3 » News
    More 1.60 Update Details
    Sony releases new, expanded information on the latest firmware update.
    by Chris Roper

    March 20, 2007 - Yesterday we brought you news from Japan of what functionality the upcoming 1.60 firmware update would add to the PlayStation 3, but today's US press release shed light on a few more details. In addition to Remote Play support for 20GB models, an on-screen QWERTY keyboard and a zoom function for the web browser, the ability to run Folding@Home and basic background downloading, there will be a handful of other features included.

    A disc auto-start option will allow users to choose whether they want their PS3 to automatically play a disc when it's inserted or the machine is turned on. Support for rewriteable Blu-ray discs has been added, as well as the ability to use Bluetooth keyboards and mice.

    Most of all though, the US press release shed more details on the all-important background downloading feature for the PlayStation Store. Users will be able to queue up to six downloads at one time, which coincidentally matches the Xbox 360's maximum queue. Progress of these downloads can be followed under a new Download Management section that will reside under the Cross Media Bar's Network icon. You will be able to watch video, view images, listen to music and browse the web at the same time.

    UPDATE: We've received word from Sony that you will indeed be able to play games while downloading content in the background. Similar to how downloads on the Xbox 360 works, you'll be able to play games offline while downloads work in the background, and if you hop online your queue will simply pause until you disconnect.

    The update is set for release on this coming Thursday, March 22nd.

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    Sony actually did something smart?! *faint*
     
  18. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Thankgod - knowing how long some of those downloads take - restricting what you can do is bad mmmmkay....
     
  19. fiercetiger224 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I want my update NOW! GRR! Does that mean that the update will appear at 12:01 AM tonight...? Haha j/k it'll never happen. They always do these updates during the daytime...Grr. At least this update is actually worth updating to. Ability to turn off auto-load, download at least 6 things in the background while doing something else, etc. WOOHOO can't wait! :D Now we have to wait until Home...
     
  20. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    ITS ON!!!!!! Mine's downloading now. :)

    OK so now I have 1.6 but.... I thought with this update they were going to allow you to change the color / or select a photo for the desktop.. ? :(

    Auto Disc is on the system setup, and browser has a nice new zoom features and works better.

    Folding at home is NOT included with the update. You can select it - and then it downloads the application seperatly. 50mb
     
  21. zelmo macrumors 603

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    I'm updated, too. Get that Folding client so you're ready when the servers are back online. :)
     
  22. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Already got it. I wondered why it wasnt doing anything when I went into the programme... :D
     
  23. fiercetiger224 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    AHH I wanna see the new features on this update! I downloaded it this morning before I went to work...All I got to test was the browser. Seems a little faster, but the best part is the new onscreen keyboard. Oh well, I'm not going to be doing a lot of web surfing on the system anyway. Oh, and the auto-disc load is awesome. No more auto-loading at system bootup! :D
     
  24. Coded-Dude macrumors 6502a

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    OS Type
    Windows / PS3

    Current TFLOPS
    151 / 102

    Active CPUs
    158,630 / 3,411

    Folding@Home

    Looks like the Cell:BE is as powerful as some had boasted. :cool:
     
  25. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Holy ***** that is impressive....
     

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