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Sony PlayStation 3 updated to firmware version 2.70

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Apr 2009 11:33 User comments (13)

Sony PlayStation 3 updated to firmware version 2.70 According to their latest official blog post, Sony's upcoming PlayStation 3 firmware upgrade, version 2.70, will add a few interesting new features, most notably Text Chat that will allow users to have a chat room with up to 15 other PSN users using any keyboard peripheral or the on-screen keyboard. Sony says you can be a participant in up to three chats at one time, and even use it in-game.
Additionally, the post says the following features will be added:

Friends list on the XMB (XrossMediaBar)

* Sort your friends via their online status
* Attach larger files to the messages you send to your friends (file size will increase from 1MB to 3MB)

Video delivery service on PlayStation Store

* Video files you’ve purchased from the PlayStation Store can be backed up to an external storage device and then restored to PS3’s internal hard drive for playback – so you can clear up space on your hard drive and then restore the video anytime in the future
* Videos you’ve purchased for PSP (PlayStation Portable) system can now be transferred to PS3 for playback


A video, from the console maker, showing off the upgrade:

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13 user comments

12.4.2009 12:06

Meh, kind of a snoozer of an update. But it was pretty cool of them to let us off load the movies to other storage. Now i may actually buy movies from the store now.

22.4.2009 13:11

now its easier to copy a downloaded film from your ps3 to a pc, nice.

32.4.2009 14:04

Yes, but how is the video file "backed up"? Would it even be playable on a PC? Or is it in some encrypted proprietory format that only the PS3 can read? Like when you do a backup of the HDD.

42.4.2009 14:55

Do we haz BWC yet?

52.4.2009 17:48

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Do we haz BWC yet?
not for as long as they keep charging for ps3 versions of ps2 games

62.4.2009 20:34

Has anyone looked at how the video files look/encrypt when you back it up?? This might lead to us being able to save copies for playback on whatever device we chose ... I mean f##k DRM we paid for it. I'm not going to be the EULA's bitch if I don't have to be.

73.4.2009 1:41

Was hoping you could use the textchat on the fly ingame without having to go throught he xmb, but I guess not.

83.4.2009 5:28


93.4.2009 5:31

Originally posted by arcanix:


LOL
The more we change the more backwards we become!
:P

103.4.2009 6:16

Quote:
Originally posted by arcanix:


LOL
The more we change the more backwards we become!
:P
We may get smoke signals before BWC Zip :P

113.4.2009 6:23

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by arcanix:


LOL
The more we change the more backwards we become!
:P
We may get smoke signals before BWC Zip :P

No that's the 360, for the PS3 we'll have to buy the old games through PSN >>

1210.4.2009 9:17

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by arcanix:


LOL
The more we change the more backwards we become!
:P
We may get smoke signals before BWC Zip :P

No that's the 360, for the PS3 we'll have to buy the old games through PSN >>
Hey, this is fun! Let's see how many copies of that comic strip we can generate by repeated quotings ;-)

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