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Firmware 3.40's Hidden Features

More tweaks, as ever.

As usual with firmware updates, version 3.40 brings with it some hidden features not mentioned on any of the pre-launch changelogs and Blog posts.  Alongside the new stuff we learnt about last night – Facebook, video editing, rating and photo uploading are the following minor tweaks and additions:

  • Your Friends List will now show Trophy levels as you hover over them.
  • Friends Lists now have a golden ‘plus’ on them for anyone subscribing to PlayStation Plus.
  • The colours of your Friend’s boxes faded in, rather than ‘jumping’ from the normal grey.
  • There’s an option to calibrate the sensors in PlayStation Move controllers.
  • Deep Color Output has been added for TV sets that support the feature over HDMI.
  • The Video Editor cannot be used on videos installed on the hard drive before Firmware 3.40.
  • A few PlayStation Plus items have appeared in the menus, such as Automatic Downloading.

If any more appear, we’ll let you know.

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72 Comments
  1. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    This 3.40 is turning out to be a good one. How the trophy level on the gamer card thing is a hidden feature i don’t know, that’s huge. Though i can imagine sony have fucked it up by not displaying the % of the way through the level and instead just showing the actual trophy level.

    Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:01.
    • Apnomis
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      That’s what I thought too, loads of people have asked for trophy information directly on the Friends List so I would have thought Sony would have been keen to highlight that in the 3.40 features. Unless as you say it’s only a half-arsed addition!

      My Plasma supports Deep Colo[u]r also, so I’ll be interested to try that and see what difference it makes…

      Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 10:51.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      Well, it definitely does only show the level, not the % of the way through that level you are. Pretty much completely pointless. Once you start getting to 14/15, it takes a fair few platinums to progress a level. As good as useless as far as I’m concerned.

      Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 22:57.
  2. gideon1451
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Looking forward to this update :D

    Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:04.
    • nofi
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      It’s out…

      Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:05.
      • MadBoJangles
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        It is indeed, downloading it now :)

        Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:21.
  3. icuyesido
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Yeh finally, not having to wait just to see some ones trophies.

    Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:10.
    • AJ
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      It only shows the level though. Not progression or even number of Trophies. Better than nothing though I suppose.

      Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:14.
      • BadBoyBoogie
        Let There Be Rock
        Since: Mar 2009

        Yeah, level progression would be nice and a trophy breakdown of Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies would be even nicer!! ;)

        Comment posted on 30/06/2010 at 10:48.
  4. AJ
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    And you’ve got to download the video editor/uploader too. Which is a good thing though. I wouldn’t want my precious HDD space being used up by something I may not use.

    Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:13.
    • Jas-n
      Since: Aug 2008

      IMO I think they should remove all the apps you have to download (unless they’re installed) and put them onto the store, so if you want to use the video editor, you go onto the store and download it from there, like Vidzone is. Saves the XMB from becoming too cluttered, especially if you don’t use the extras.

      Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 12:28.
  5. Jazzak
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Interesting. My PSEye no longer works on the hub. Must have something to do with the upcoming move.

    Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:22.
    • Jazzak
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Scratch that. Unplugged and re-plugged and it works.

      Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:24.
  6. squashme
    Banned
    Since: Nov 2009

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    Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:29.
    • Dlaf42
      Member
      Since: Mar 2009

      yeah it has a yellowplus sign there now if you bought it

      Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:32.
      • squashme
        Banned
        Since: Nov 2009

        This comment is hidden.

        Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:33.
  7. squashme
    Banned
    Since: Nov 2009

    This comment is hidden.

    Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:30.
  8. squashme
    Banned
    Since: Nov 2009

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    Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:32.
    • John Malcolm
      Member
      Since: Apr 2009

      Mine remembers cookies again between sessions – at last! – and also the Play.com site doesn’t seem to crash the browser any more, but that could just be that there aren’t too many elements in the current promotion to tax the browser too hard…

      Comment posted on 30/06/2010 at 08:32.
  9. Fresh191
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Sounds good, will be back from work in a couple of hours and will get it DLd.
    Looking forward to signing up to PS Plus today, always nice to get loads of content for free :)

    Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:34.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      Haha. You’re saying money mate, it’s most definitely not free.

      Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 08:12.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        Or even paying money. Stupid predictive messaging!

        Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 08:21.
      • morbo1993
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Depends on how you look at it. For me, this will give me content for free, that i would have purchased during a year anyway, granted i pay an ammount now, with Wipeout HD AND LittleBigPlanet, plus some other smaller stuff, i’m pretty sure that’s money saved already.

        Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 09:42.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        There’s a very big difference between getting things at 2 discounted price and getting things free. Massive.

        Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 15:19.
  10. Dlaf42
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    the A- Z section on psn store has changed to have addons section demos psp games and demos

    Comment posted on 29/06/2010 at 07:37.

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