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(Engadget)   PoS3 update coming to your bricked console on the 27th   (engadget.com) divider line 24
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2013-06-21 05:45:54 PM
3 votes:

grinding_journalist: I was very excited when I got a PS3 as a wedding gift. "Fantastic!" I thought. "I can play GT5 and God of War 3 and those Uncharted games I've heard so much about, AND have a blu-ray player to boot!"

The games came and went. I cancelled my disc-sub to netflix and went streaming only, so the blu ray discs stopped coming to the house as well.

Now, every six weeks or so when I feel like running a few laps of the top gear test track in GT5, or watching a new release on blu-ray, I fire it up. And every. single. time. I have to wait 30+ minutes for it to update some crap or other.

By the time its done, and I remember it's done, I've long since moved on to something else,
"Oh, I'll watch that movie later, it's not going anywhere." Fast forward about 6 weeks.

Lather, rinse, repeat.


I know, right?  I mean you should switch over to using a PC to game, because computers  never have to update software at all.

Also, who does Sony think they are with their near constant support of the PS3 software and adding new features in updates.  The. Balls. On. Them.
2013-06-21 05:04:29 PM
3 votes:
I was very excited when I got a PS3 as a wedding gift. "Fantastic!" I thought. "I can play GT5 and God of War 3 and those Uncharted games I've heard so much about, AND have a blu-ray player to boot!"

The games came and went. I cancelled my disc-sub to netflix and went streaming only, so the blu ray discs stopped coming to the house as well.

Now, every six weeks or so when I feel like running a few laps of the top gear test track in GT5, or watching a new release on blu-ray, I fire it up. And every. single. time. I have to wait 30+ minutes for it to update some crap or other.

By the time its done, and I remember it's done, I've long since moved on to something else,
"Oh, I'll watch that movie later, it's not going anywhere." Fast forward about 6 weeks.

Lather, rinse, repeat.
2013-06-21 07:00:43 PM
2 votes:

Flappyhead: AdamK: the wii is the only last-gen console i owned that never broke

/went through three 360's and two ps3's
//consoles are fragile snowflakes even if you baby them it seems

Tell that to the PS2.  You had to make a serious effort to break that thing.


Lots of launch PS2s would stop reading games after 18 months.
2013-06-21 04:54:20 PM
2 votes:
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2013-06-21 04:45:44 PM
2 votes:

Klivian: So nice of Sony to let Microsoft demo the Xbone for 9 days


The xbone doesn't release for months.
2013-06-21 04:39:38 PM
2 votes:
So nice of Sony to let Microsoft demo the Xbone for 9 days
2013-06-22 01:28:04 AM
1 votes:

darwinpolice: Critatak: Cytokine Storm: Critatak: ProfessorOhki: Critatak: drjekel_mrhyde: I bet PoS4 aka lagsation4 will get it right

Wow, this is the level of wit that surfaces when Xbox fans show up. Noted.

Nicely done.

/more like dumbglass, am I right?
//I'm not right.

haha thanks. I don't expect Shakespeare level quips but lagstation4? That doesnt even work (and not only because the PS4 actually is a stronger machine than the X1) At least call it gaystation or something that makes any kind of sense if youre going to be a moron at the same time.

LOL STAY GOLDEN SONYBOY

u dnt relaize that ur presious SONY is aktualy playng u all.  MICROSFOT IS TRYNG TO INNOVATE.  Get on bord or stop ruinign gaming.

   I honestly cant tell if your spelling is awful as some sort of joke or just trying to emphasize that you have no idea what you're talking about. I don't know how 24 hour checks and not being able to play used games counted as innovation. And before you start talking about that Family Sharing thing, they never even fully explained what it was beyond 10 family members (how long can they play, how many at a time, who counts as family)

Really?  You honestly can't tell?


Ironic shiatposting is still shiatposting.
2013-06-21 11:45:20 PM
1 votes:
You got drive problems, I feel bad for you son

I got 99 problems but a brick ain't one
2013-06-21 11:42:14 PM
1 votes:

DD44Dostivei: Flappyhead: AdamK: the wii is the only last-gen console i owned that never broke

/went through three 360's and two ps3's
//consoles are fragile snowflakes even if you baby them it seems

Tell that to the PS2.  You had to make a serious effort to break that thing.

Lots of launch PS2s would stop reading games after 18 months.


My launch PS2 still works.
2013-06-21 11:08:38 PM
1 votes:

Oldiron_79: I have my same PS3 I got when they launched and it still works like a champ.

My bro has has like 2 or 3 360s brick on him already.


/high five

Seriously, wtf are you people doing to your consoles?

I have still functioning ps, psone, ps2, ps2 slim, ps3, and 360. Never had one break other than an original playstation that I modded, and that still played most games I owned.
2013-06-21 09:24:10 PM
1 votes:

ProfessorOhki: Critatak: drjekel_mrhyde: I bet PoS4 aka lagsation4 will get it right

Wow, this is the level of wit that surfaces when Xbox fans show up. Noted.

Nicely done.

/more like dumbglass, am I right?
//I'm not right.


haha thanks. I don't expect Shakespeare level quips but lagstation4? That doesnt even work (and not only because the PS4 actually is a stronger machine than the X1) At least call it gaystation or something that makes any kind of sense if youre going to be a moron at the same time.
2013-06-21 08:30:51 PM
1 votes:
I have my same PS3 I got when they launched and it still works like a champ.

My bro has has like 2 or 3 360s brick on him already.
2013-06-21 07:43:10 PM
1 votes:

Flappyhead: AdamK: the wii is the only last-gen console i owned that never broke

/went through three 360's and two ps3's
//consoles are fragile snowflakes even if you baby them it seems

Tell that to the PS2.  You had to make a serious effort to break that thing.


A lot of first gen ps2s ended up blowing their dvd laser. Theyd still play cds and games on cds but dvds were entirely out.
2013-06-21 07:28:46 PM
1 votes:

SN1987a goes boom: grinding_journalist: I was very excited when I got a PS3 as a wedding gift. "Fantastic!" I thought. "I can play GT5 and God of War 3 and those Uncharted games I've heard so much about, AND have a blu-ray player to boot!"

The games came and went. I cancelled my disc-sub to netflix and went streaming only, so the blu ray discs stopped coming to the house as well.

Now, every six weeks or so when I feel like running a few laps of the top gear test track in GT5, or watching a new release on blu-ray, I fire it up. And every. single. time. I have to wait 30+ minutes for it to update some crap or other.

By the time its done, and I remember it's done, I've long since moved on to something else,
"Oh, I'll watch that movie later, it's not going anywhere." Fast forward about 6 weeks.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

I know, right?  I mean you should switch over to using a PC to game, because computers  never have to update software at all.

Also, who does Sony think they are with their near constant support of the PS3 software and adding new features in updates.  The. Balls. On. Them.


Removing features is not adding features. Adding piracy security is not adding features. Requiring firmware updates to play movies (with no additional functionality) is not adding features.
2013-06-21 07:05:22 PM
1 votes:

DD44Dostivei: Flappyhead: AdamK: the wii is the only last-gen console i owned that never broke

/went through three 360's and two ps3's
//consoles are fragile snowflakes even if you baby them it seems

Tell that to the PS2.  You had to make a serious effort to break that thing.

Lots of launch PS2s would stop reading games after 18 months.


Mine stopped playing movies very rapidly
2013-06-21 06:23:33 PM
1 votes:

T.rex: Yikes, luckily i hadn't turned on my PS3 this past week, or i might have bricked myself.


Nah, it only affects people who've replaced their HDDs with certain brands of 750gb or 1000gb HDDs.
2013-06-21 05:51:47 PM
1 votes:

AdamK: the wii is the only last-gen console i owned that never broke

/went through three 360's and two ps3's
//consoles are fragile snowflakes even if you baby them it seems


Tell that to the PS2.  You had to make a serious effort to break that thing.
2013-06-21 05:46:21 PM
1 votes:
the wii is the only last-gen console i owned that never broke

/went through three 360's and two ps3's
//consoles are fragile snowflakes even if you baby them it seems
2013-06-21 05:44:47 PM
1 votes:
 Bricked means Fark You Pay Me.
2013-06-21 05:35:42 PM
1 votes:

grinding_journalist: I was very excited when I got a PS3 as a wedding gift. "Fantastic!" I thought. "I can play GT5 and God of War 3 and those Uncharted games I've heard so much about, AND have a blu-ray player to boot!"

The games came and went. I cancelled my disc-sub to netflix and went streaming only, so the blu ray discs stopped coming to the house as well.

Now, every six weeks or so when I feel like running a few laps of the top gear test track in GT5, or watching a new release on blu-ray, I fire it up. And every. single. time. I have to wait 30+ minutes for it to update some crap or other.

By the time its done, and I remember it's done, I've long since moved on to something else,
"Oh, I'll watch that movie later, it's not going anywhere." Fast forward about 6 weeks.

Lather, rinse, repeat.


What kind of POS internet connection do you have?  The longest update I can remember was about 5 minutes to download and one or two to install, and that was a major system upgrade, not just a patch for the blu-ray or PSN.
2013-06-21 05:14:19 PM
1 votes:

Rolander: <glorious pc gaming master race.jpg>




Meh, I've been around long enough to remember the PCs troubled days. Anti viruses wiping out boot files, games shipping broken and needing day one patches, patches that break the same games later, forced reinstalls, etc...
Shiat happens on all platforms.

/Sony was particularly inept but this sort of thing isn't uncommon.
2013-06-21 05:12:09 PM
1 votes:

lousyskater: Only affected people that were using 3rd party HDD's with their PS3's AFAIK.


If the official forums are to be believed, that's not necessarily the case. There are reports from people with upgraded hard drives that weren't affected as well as people with stock hard drives that were. Of course that thread is turning into a giant butthurt thread and it's pretty tough to go through all 440+ pages, even if you wanted to (you don't).
2013-06-21 05:07:50 PM
1 votes:

grinding_journalist: I was very excited when I got a PS3 as a wedding gift. "Fantastic!" I thought. "I can play GT5 and God of War 3 and those Uncharted games I've heard so much about, AND have a blu-ray player to boot!"

The games came and went. I cancelled my disc-sub to netflix and went streaming only, so the blu ray discs stopped coming to the house as well.

Now, every six weeks or so when I feel like running a few laps of the top gear test track in GT5, or watching a new release on blu-ray, I fire it up. And every. single. time. I have to wait 30+ minutes for it to update some crap or other.

By the time its done, and I remember it's done, I've long since moved on to something else,
"Oh, I'll watch that movie later, it's not going anywhere." Fast forward about 6 weeks.

Lather, rinse, repeat.


You could just stop connecting it to the internet. Or, you know, turn it on more then every 6 weeks.
2013-06-21 05:04:01 PM
1 votes:
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You can turn your  PS3 into a BBQ.  Your turn Xbox!
 
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