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PS3 auto download feature extended to non PS+ subscribers

A new PS3 firmware update has extended the ability to enable automatic downloads to non-subscribers of PlayStation Plus. Previously PS+ members were able to have their consoles automatically download both system updates and software purchases made in the online version of the Sony Entertainment Network website. Now all PS3 owners …

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You can now play Wii games on the Wii U GamePad… with a catch

Nintendo has released a 700MB firmware patch for Wii U that introduces a particularly interesting bit of functionality. Users are now able to play Wii games via Wii Mode on their Wii U GamePad. Cool, right? But there’s a quite considerable catch – Wii software displayed on the Wii U …

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Sony promises PS3 firmware 4.45 fix next week

A fix for the broken PS3 firmware released a few days ago will be released next week. A Sony spokesperson has told VideoGamer that it has "identified the issue". A further firmware release is now scheduled for Thursday June 27th. Sony also claims that the problems, which reportedly left some …

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Sony pulls latest PS Vita firmware update

Sony has removed the new software update for PlayStation Vita temporarily due to a technical hitch. PS Vita owners who already downloaded the patch before it was removed will be able to continue using the handheld as normal. Sony says it will notify customers once the latest system software update …

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Vita gets functionality update this Wednesday

Sony’s PlayStation Vita will get a hefty functionality update this week ahead of its US and European launch later in the month. The 1.6 firmware update will, amongst other things, introduce a brand new app to the machine’s home screen – Map. It works in much the same way as …

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Sony readies PS3 for Vita launch

A new firmware update will add Vita functionality to PlayStation 3 this week. Sony has announced the imminent system software update, v4.00, will enable PS3 owners to use their console as a content hub for the upcoming handheld, according to the PlayStation Blog. They will be able to share games, …

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Xbox 360 update next week?

Consumer site Joystiq claims to have accessed leaked documents saying that Microsoft will begin rolling out a spring firmware update for Xbox 360 next week. Beginning May 19th, the company is apparently planning to send the update out in waves running until May 30th. The update will provide compatibility for …

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Cloud storage coming to PS3?

Sony could be the first to bring cloud gaming features to home consoles if the latest rumours are to be believed. Kotaku is reporting that the platform holder will introduce a new feature called Online Saving, which will allow PS3 users to save their game data remotely to a server …

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PS3 security update already hacked

Sony’s latest PS3 firmware update has already been overcome by hackers just hours after going live. As mentioned in the news story about Sony winning a restraining order against George Hotz, the platform holder launched firmware update 3.56 on PSN last night. The patch adds a new security update. However …

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E-portal ready for 3DS launch

Nintendo has said it will continue offing an online games portal for its upcoming handheld, the 3DS. It means both established studios and smaller indies can still distribute their content on Nintendo’s next major console. The ‘3DS eShop’ will provide users with a catalogue of DSiWare games, as well as …

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