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Sony is feeling some gaming-division woes this week with a double PlayStation 3 whammy. First, Sony's PlayStation Web site fell victim to SQL-injection attacks. Now Sony's PS3 firmware update is turning some consoles into bricks.

Sony released Version 2.40 of its firmware on Wednesday with the promise of a more collaborative experience to compete with Microsoft 's Xbox 360. But following customer reports of problems with the patch, the company temporarily suspended the download. Sony says only a few consumers have had problems with the new firmware.

"In order to further assess the issue, we have temporarily taken the firmware offline for further testing," Sony said. "We are working diligently to isolate the problem for those few consumers and to identify a solution before we put the firmware back up."

Any time companies update the core part of a technology, whether it's a phone, an operating system, or a video-game console, there is the potential for things to run afoul. Seemingly minor issues can cause entire systems to stop working, Gartenberg said. Sony's disadvantage is the Internet age. Even if the foul firmware only disrupted the gaming systems of a few consumers, the masses know about it.
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Ah, my bad. Searched but didn't see it.
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