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November 16, 2009 // 10:58 pm - Today PlayStation Network Operations Director Eric Lempel shared a video preview of the upcoming PS3 Firmware v3.10 update.

To quote: Hi everyone, here's an early peek at PlayStation 3 (PS3) firmware update (v3.10). The latest update incorporates Facebook into the PS3 experience.

By linking your PlayStation Network account to your Facebook account, you will have the option for the PS3 to automatically update your Facebook News Feed with Trophy and PlayStation Store activity.

This update also enables developers to set specific criteria in their titles to publish additional game information to your News Feed. You can then check out your updates, and those of your friends, on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media favorites through the PS3's built-in web browser.

This is just the beginning of our integration with Facebook and we are looking forward to adding new features enhancing the experience in future updates.

Additional highlights from update 3.10 include:

• The Photo category on the XMB has been revamped to make it easier to see more of your photos stored on the PS3.
• The PSN Friends List has been modified based on feedback we received after update 3.00. Additionally, you can now choose a color for your PSN ID on the XMB.

To get a preview of what's coming in update 3.10, check out the video below:





We're looking forward to releasing firmware update 3.10 soon. As always, we appreciate your feedback.

Video: PlayStation 3 Firmware v3.10 Update Preview

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#12 - Mantagtj - November 17, 2009 // 5:19 am
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yep as people have said previous boring updates for no real reasons, facebook my missus and the kids use it maybe I MIGHT have started using it if it gave direct support into facebook instead of going on web and no cross game chat (as expected) pants pants pants it aint worth the bandwidth of bloody updating get us all excited big update blah blah blah

SONY NIL POI

2/10 going back to playing pc the way this is going on...

#11 - saioke - November 17, 2009 // 3:47 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Pretikewl View Post
+ Very nice about the friends list change.
- There should still be an option to turn that "highlight" off all together.

+ Organization of pics looks good. Wonder how it's going to look on sd tv's though?

+ Facebook integration... don't use it, don't care, but maybe good for people that are into that kinda of stuff.

- Still no option to change the font size...

- Still no way to get rid of the ticker in the upper right (without changing the date)...

/lays down 2 cents

I agree with the highlight turnoff feature. i do enjoy the boxes, i did before, but I'm just tired of people complaining about them.

As a SD TV owner, I'm pretty sure it should look the same. Sony usually has testers to test the new firmware, so one of those testers should test everything out on a SD tv.

you're right, I'm a facebook user, i find this feature pretty awesome, but everyone has their own opinions. some hate it, some like it, but it's there and it's going to stay. They aren't forcing people to use it.

If watching the video, you can hear the man say "you can read about further improvements after the update is released". so, necessarily they may have added the ability to change text sizes. i personally never noticed the text size from before and after, other than it was very hard to read if sitting about 20 feet away from your HD tv before the 3.0 update.

as said above, further improvements will be revealed once the update is available. Also, if you view the screenshots released days ago about the update, you can see that one of the screenshots has no news ticker. so, there's a possibility that this will happen.
Quote Originally Posted by broy4686 View Post
sony really needs to fix their game launching on the PS3. For example, on uncharted I need to quit the video chat with my friends, launch the game, then find the game they are in. If they send me an "invite" it just lets me know they're playing, and doesn't give me the option to join it. That's what the 360 does so well, and that's whats making me consider getting one.

Don't blame the company, blame the game. not every game has that problem, it's just the way the developer chooses to create things. many games do this well, LBP, RE5, etc.. people need to understand that this isn't Sony's doing and it's the developer of the game. no one is forcing you to continue playing a PS3, do as you wish. buy a 360 if you wish. it's not going to make a difference if you do or don't. each console has it's strong points, but PSN is free, you should realize that. the features aren't going to be perfect, but it's a darn good service that many people enjoy. if you ask me, I buy games for $60 USD, i don't want to spend hundreds each year to play games that ultimately should be free to play in the first place.

#10 - broy4686 - November 17, 2009 // 1:58 am
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sony really needs to fix their game launching on the PS3. For example, on uncharted I need to quit the video chat with my friends, launch the game, then find the game they are in. If they send me an "invite" it just lets me know they're playing, and doesn't give me the option to join it. That's what the 360 does so well, and that's whats making me consider getting one.

#9 - Tristan Young - November 17, 2009 // 1:45 am
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Boring... Another useless update.

Honestly people, there's more to life than facebook.

Sony - why don't you do something useful? Do some crazy cool stuff that puts the other consoles to shame. Instead, you're farting around with facebook support?? WTF? That's going to lock you into supporting facebook through its evolution for years to come.

This is the best you can come up with? People have been asking for cross-game chat - as much as I don't care for that feature either, at least it's something the majority of PS3 owners have been asking for. In my circle of friends, not one gives a rats behind about facebook integration.

#8 - adrianc1982 - November 17, 2009 // 12:38 am
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Quote Originally Posted by broy4686 View Post
no cross game chat?! wtf?


I knew we wouldnt get cross chat from the interview posted earlier this week, it feels more like 2+ months before we see that feature coming to the ps3. And yeah to me the update looks pretty lame since I dont use facebook and I dont think its gaming related, but oh well.

#7 - broy4686 - November 16, 2009 // 11:56 pm
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no cross game chat?! wtf?

#6 - Pretikewl - November 16, 2009 // 11:49 pm
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+ Very nice about the friends list change.
- There should still be an option to turn that "highlight" off all together.

+ Organization of pics looks good. Wonder how it's going to look on sd tv's though?

+ Facebook integration... don't use it, don't care, but maybe good for people that are into that kinda of stuff.

- Still no option to change the font size...

- Still no way to get rid of the ticker in the upper right (without changing the date)...

/lays down 2 cents

#5 - MMBtalk - November 16, 2009 // 11:48 pm
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I thought facebook integration would mean having an icon that makes one directly log into facebook. I am sure it is not everyone who is interested in sharing game information and from what has been demoed, you link to facebook by turning on three features in your account info, which I won't do.

Secondly if the browse could just be fast enough to be a credible alternative to the PC's then that would be merit making this update interesting. From what I have seen in the video it is more of a 3.01 than 3.1.

#4 - PS4 News - November 16, 2009 // 11:42 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by livpool View Post
the video doesn't work.. had to watch it on the blog.

Works fine here, and it uses the same code as all the others we post from the PS Blog so perhaps it's just a temporary issue with the Viddler service for you.

Quote Originally Posted by gtxboyracer View Post
I submitted the news item also about 2 or so hours ago - and no credit?

I will +Rep your reply posted in this thread now, but when we do backend work (as we did today) the submissions do not work properly.

This is the drawback of not having a test site I suppose, but we do the best we can.

#3 - gtxboyracer - November 16, 2009 // 11:42 pm
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I submitted the news item also about 2 or so hours ago - and no credit?