PS3 – firmware update v2.76 now live!

Well PS3 firmware version 2.76 is now live, so whats new I hear you ask?

And the honest answer to that would be……. nothing, nowt, niente, nada!

Well nothing exciting, unless of course you find pairing up long lost socks from under your bed to be exciting, in which case this will most likeley be the highlight of the month for you.

As the US Sony Playstation blog tells us “This is a minor update that improves the playback quality of some PS3 format software”. So there you have it folks, a big download that gets you nothing more than half an hour of boredom (depending on your Internet connection and the Playstation servers).

If you have any opinions on this let us know! Would you rather updates like this be optional? Do you think these small updates are essential to increasing the ps3’s potential? Do you wish you could still use the ps3 (at least while the update was downloading)? We would love to hear from you on this!…

Stuff Live 2008 Event: PS3 games to be sold via vending machines

We attending the Stuff Live 2008 Event on Friday 31 an the Excel Center in London and must say enjoyed it very much, PlayStation 3 booth was there where you could play some of their games (We will talk about these sometime this week.

Today is all about “PoP”, if you like PS3 games, spending all your cash and like vending machines then you will like the following.

Who would have thought that vending machines that sell PS3 games would ever happen, well it has. Sony and Universal Pictures will manufacture and distribute “PoP Instant Entertainment 24/7″ vending machines across the U.K. these new vending machines will allow you to purchase PS3 games, media downloads, DVDs and Blu-rays.

They are planning on having 150 movies available like Mama Mia, Hellboy II and many of the new releases. You will get to see trailers before you buy; you will be able to download movies and music directly to MP3 and MP4 players, or even an SD card.

You will start to see these new machines in travel stations, theaters, universities, gyms and several of other places. What do you think of these new vending machines?

Does MGS4 freeze your PS3? Metal Gear Solid 4 Problems

A member of the EuroGamer forum put their point across which was about MGS4 freezing, they said that they bought the 80 GB MGS4 bundle in USA but they live in the UK, forum member called “magikdodo” said that whilst playing against screaming mantis when entering the drebins shop to get some ammo magikdodo could not exit the start menu, so the only option was to try and quit the game and then a message popped up on the screen saying ‘please wait’, I had to restart the PS3.

magikdodo carried on to say that hours later magikdodo finally got through to where Snake is at the graveyard when the disc icon with a question mark shows up at the upper LHS of my TV. magikdodo has stopped playing now and does not have any other games to try on the Sony PS3, magikdodo wants to know if anyone else is experiencing the same problem, magikdodo also said that if the PS3 dies I am screwed as I do not have no warranty cover.

So readers please help magikdodo, Does MGS4 freeze your PS3?