While games on the PS3 have supported 3D for a little while now, Sony hadn’t added 3D support for Blu-ray movies. This is set to change on the 21st of September though, when Sony will release a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3. Firmware 3.50 will allow all PS3s worldwide (38 million of them) to play Blu-ray movies in 3D, as long as you have a 3D TV of course. Other features should be included in the update as well but, we’ll have to wait until the update is released to find out what.

Source: PlayStation Blog


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ps3 update breaks jailbreak

It isn’t all that long since ‘hackers’ and certian parts of the PlayStation 3 community were rejoicing at the ability of devices such as PSFreedom, PSGroove, PSJailbreak to allow homebrew games from an external hard drive. Well, Sony have stepped in to dampen the spirits of those hoping for a PS3 that could eventually play their ‘back ups’ or pirated copies of games by releasing a firmware update for the PlayStation 3 that stops such devices in their tracks.

Exophase has confirmed that “all variants of the USB-hub emulating exploit (PSFreedom, PSGroove, PSJailbreak) are no longer functional”.


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Head of Polyphony Digital (a subsidary of Sony Computer Entertainment and creators of the Gran Turismo series of games), Kaz Yamauci has made a post on Twitter apparently stating that he believes that the upcoming PS3 title Gran Turismo 5 could require a massive 10GB of hard drive space to install the game for smoother game play.

Gran Turismo 5 will be released at the beginning of November this year for the Sony PlayStation 3 and can actually run using just 256MB of hard drive space. CVG thinks that the ‘recommendation’ by Yamauchi to fully install the game is to “take the heat off the Blu-ray disc” which makes sense.


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If you couldn’t wait for the Gold Edition of Resident Evil 5 to come out, which came out several months after the original, you’ll be out of luck if you were hoping to try the game with the upcoming Move. Sony have confirmed that only the Gold Edition will be able to support Move and a patch will be released through PSN near the time of the launch for the PlayStation Move. All Gold Editions of the game released after Move will come with support included on the disc. So if you were looking to try the game with Move, nows the time to try and trade the standard version in for the Gold version.


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3d ps3

Sony have revealed that the 3D Blu-ray update, allowing playback of 3D Blu-ray movies, for the PlayStation 3 console should be available at some point in September. The release was originally dated as available “in the fall” of this year. There will also be a further update to come after that to add compatibility for 3D photographs on the PS3.


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