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PS3 Gets Firmware Update 3.42

But what does it do?

Sony has announced the release of Firmware Update 3.42 for the PS3. They haven’t gone in to much detail as to what the update actually does – with SCEA’s John Koller saying the following on the US PlayStation Blog.

“Hi everyone! A minor update to your PS3 system is now available via system software update v3.42 that includes additional security features.”

We think it’s in relation to you know what.  It seems that although the EU Blog has yet to be updated, 3.42 is available  in EU territories too (thanks PoolieMike).

Source: US PlayStation Blog

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47 Comments
  1. PoolieMike
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Yeah, it’s out in Europe, downloaded it at 6:40am this morning.

    Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:04.
    • Dan Lee
      Common like the rest of us.
      Since: Jun 2010

      Thanks! I’m miles away from my PS3

      Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:09.
      • MrTwP
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Same, I’m upstairs :(

        Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 10:19.
    • exellentgamer
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      haha mrtwp haha

      Comment posted on 09/09/2010 at 02:55.
  2. baggyg
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    I was expecting a quick response from Sony, looks like this is it

    Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:06.
  3. bigdon_23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    how long before the ’3.42 broke my ps3′ threads start

    Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:21.
    • minerwilly
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      Thats why i wait a day to see the responses as about 2 years ago an update did indeed break my console , it would load up to the XMB screen but there was no XMB bar just the wavy thing ! Sony where very good and admitted their error and it only affected a few thousand . Obviously paranoia spread with these releases but when it has actually happened to you its natural to be cautious !

      Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:28.
  4. minerwilly
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Great , in years gone by (on my Speccy (sorry Sir Clive) i would have taken part but these days a consoles success to a degree depends on staying pirate proof. With the PS3 so far having been so good i imagine game companies see PS3 as the safest option .

    Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:24.
    • seedaripper1973
      Member
      Since: Forever

      WHAT? you didnt have a Sinclair C5?? (better apologies to Sir Clive again mate) ;-)

      Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 11:13.
  5. djsunna
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    hopefully it is in relation to the dongles issue sony have had around 10 days to find a way to stop them working plenty of time i’d say for the top coders at sony hq

    Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:27.
  6. scavenga
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    I keep longing for proper subtitle and mkv support – will it ever happen?

    Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:27.
    • brewersteve
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      I for one hope so, avi’s are so the 00′s

      Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:54.
    • ii3illy
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Of course it won’t happen.

      There is no incentive for Sony to natively support .mkv. 99% of .mkv that get put on ps3s are pirated hd movies. Why would Sony make it easier for people to steal films when they want you to buy their blu rays?

      Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 09:30.
      • scavenga
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Because they love us more than they love money..?

        Besides, why support divx in the first place then?

        A lot of people get harddrives and convert their DVDs into mkv (and avi) to have it available on their “media centre”, and mkvs are great as they support multi audio and subs.

        Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 10:06.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        That’s like saying Sony shouldn’t support MP3! There are legit users and buyers around. :-)

        Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 12:19.
      • ii3illy
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        It’s nothing like supporting mp3 Mike. Legal mp3s are available everywhere.

        Scav, DivX now offers .mkv. Why have Sony not updated the version of DivX on the PS3 to this version? It looks like a very deliberate choice to not offer .mkv. Have a look at BluRay rips on any torrent site out there. It’s all .mkv.

        I think they have allowed Divx in the first place in order to enable me to download and watch as much smutty filth as I can before I go blind…..

        Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 13:42.
      • scavenga
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Heheh, need a razor for those palms, ii3illy?

        Comment posted on 09/09/2010 at 14:53.
  7. beeje13
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    why can’t we do other things while playing music anymore (e.g. internet browser or look at photos)?

    Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:48.
    • yogdog
      Member
      Since: Feb 2010

      works fine for me: listening to 30 secons to mars while using the browser, and I updated a couple of hours ago.

      Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:55.
      • beeje13
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        oh it might let you do it know but since fw 3.1 I couldn’t….
        thanks.

        Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 09:00.
      • beeje13
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        no tried it,just says:do you want to quick playback ( I can even use the ps button on my psp go to browse the xmb, but not on my ps3!!)

        Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 09:01.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        *30 seconds to mars
        I’ve been doing it for absolutely ages, so it might be a corruption of your firmware or a problem with your console or something? I’m not too sure, sorry :(

        Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 09:02.
      • beeje13
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        i’ve sorted it out, all I had to do was change the output frequency to 48 khz. strange

        Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 10:57.
    • uber-BARBIE
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      theres an option in ya ps settings something to do with playback.it needs to be changed.i cant get to my ps3 atm but ill get back to ya when i can explain this properly.happend to me but now its all good ;)

      Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 09:25.
    • Redh3lix
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Can’t get on my PS3 atm, but I KNOW that if you cannot listen to music and browse the web, you need to change your audio output frequency or something.

      Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 09:26.
    • eirekun
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      beeje, go to ‘Music Settings’ > ‘Output Frequency’ change it to 48kHz & give it another go :-)

      Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 10:24.
      • beeje13
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        thanks to all you guys :}

        Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 13:00.
  8. UsernameHere
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    It only does: an attempt to stop piracy.

    lol

    Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:50.
  9. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Just reading that work has started on porting the PS2 & Dreamcast emulators to the PS3, 2 worthwhile projets but piracy and waning 3rd party support would be too high a price to pay

    Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 08:51.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Erm would your “worthwhile projects” be running pirated PS2 and Dreamast games?

      Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 09:21.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        No, of course not… PCSX2 runs actual PS2 games (of which I have a large stack) and NullDC runs Dreamcast discs (of which I have a few)

        There’s nothing illegal/unlawful/against EULA about it. Both are open source projects which contain zero copyrighted code, and both are capable of running discs which I have purchased.

        Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 09:42.
      • pitbullmern
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Which pc drive do you use to read the gdroms for dreamcast games then cc_star ? I was under the impression no pc drive can read them.

        Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 16:05.
  10. icuyesido
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Do you think it will let me sync my trophies now then? =/

    Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 09:36.
    • icuyesido
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      nope ffs Sony! =(

      Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 10:50.
      • Charmed_Fanatic
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        you cant sync trophies, that sucks

        Comment posted on 07/09/2010 at 12:22.

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