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A few weeks ago I told people I would be taking a break from OCN, this is still true, but I felt that this news article is important enough for me to break my hibernation.

FINALLY the PS3 has access to in-game XMB and trophies, rivaling XBL's XMB and achievements. Very important indeed on the PS3 scene!

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SCEE have just announced that PS3 Firmware 2.40 will be made available on July 2nd, bringing PS3 owners some excellent new functionality. Read on for SCEE’s press release...

Get more from online gaming on PLAYSTATION®3 with the Free 2.40 Firmware enhancement

PS3™ to give online gamers the features they’ve been requesting: XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) access in-game and trophies available in this free, automatic system upgrade

June 30, 2008: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced new online gaming functionality for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™), which will become available on July 2, 2008 with the 2.40 enhancement, an automatic firmware upgrade that delivers several of the features most requested by gamers. Combined with PLAYSTATION®Network’s unique service of free* online gaming, the enhancement makes PS3 an even more attractive platform of choice for the online gamer.

Firstly, the 2.40 enhancement allows XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) access in-game. This means that you can access the PS3 menu at any time while playing most games, simply by tapping the PlayStation button on your controller. With 2.40, you can check if any of your friends are online (thanks to their own user profile), read and send messages, change some settings for games, all without having to quit the game you are playing. While you can’t pause an online multiplayer game involving other people, you can rejoin play at any time when you’ve finished browsing. Along with these enhanced communications features, the Friends list capacity will double to 100 Friends.

2.40 also delivers trophies to recognise players’ achievements in the online arena. Other competitive activities recognise winners with trophies – so why not gaming on PS3? Many online games will have gold, silver and bronze trophies – with platinum available for those who snag all three – all displayed on the XMB for everyone to see.

Super Stardustâ„¢ HD, a PLAYSTATION Network-exclusive released last year, will be the first game to leverage the Trophies system and will offer a variety of trophies**. The following first-party games are also slated to offer Trophy support:

• BUZZ!â„¢ Quiz TV
• LittleBigPlanetâ„¢
• MotorStormâ„¢ Pacific Rift
• NBA 09 - PS3
• PAIN**
• PixelJunkâ„¢ Eden
• Resistance 2â„¢
• SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation
• Warhawkâ„¢**

The 2.40 enhancement is just one more reason to join PSN, the online network for PS3 users that lets you game online for free*. All you need to do to join is connect your PS3 to broadband and register, or go to the connection guide at www.eu.playstation.com to find out more.

Once in, you’ll find online matches and leagues for all of your favourite games – whether that’s MotorStorm™, Resistance™, Warhawk™ or Gran Turismo™5 Prologue – absolutely free (although users are responsible for paying their broadband fees) and at any time of the day or night. You’ll also find PLAYSTATION®Store, where you can download entire games as well as extra levels, content for your existing games plus internet browsing, video chat thanks to PLAYSTATION®Eye and much, much more.

There’s never been a better time to join PSN. Sign up now to make the most of the 2.40 firmware enhancement - see www.(website).com to find out more.

* No subscription required, broadband fees apply
** Requires a game update to be downloaded and installed
http://www.ps3news.com/PS3Online/ps3...trophies-more/

http://www.ps3news.com/PS3Online/con...july-2nd-2008/

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old news and repost

But you did provide more information then the other thread.
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old news and repost

But you did provide more information then the other thread.
Wow, I didn't figure this news would be saged down so fast!

Eh, it's worth the repost.
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Wow, I didn't figure this news would be saged down so fast!

Eh, it's worth the repost.
it is because I did not know the list was sooooooo small on trophy support launch games lol

epic fail >.<

Anyways, I was waiting since 12AM last night for this thing to be released. What a bummer.
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it is because I did not know the list was sooooooo small on trophy support launch games lol

epic fail >.<

Anyways, I was waiting since 12AM last night for this thing to be released. What a bummer.
Well, it is now up to the game developers to release a patch to have trophy support.

And that couldn't happen until Sony got this update out, so it was expected that only a few games would have trophies right off the bat (Sony downloadable titles).

I would expect the hot titles to patch up quickly.
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It seems ridiculous that every developer is going to have to patch their games now to support this firmware. Just try listening to your own music while in game. It probably won't work.
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Great, the day my PS3 decides to crap out on me is the day they release this. ****
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Crap i didnt know this..the ps3 NEEDED this update..this was why XBL was so much better than ps3 online..maybe itll give it a good fight now.
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ahh awesome
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Finally! No more GTA IV radio stations, lol. I can finally listen to the stuff I want.
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