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Firmware 1.60 revealed, except...

If you haven't gotten it already, the latest firmware update for the PS3 has been released. The things in the update have been talked about for a long, long time, so we almost don't feel the need to list them. But we'll hit the big points anyway.

In addition to those, the remote play functionality with the PSP has changed remained the same. While rumors suggested that upon the update, the PSP will connect to the PS3 at any WiFi hotspot, that has been denied us once again. Perhaps in summer, next to all those other big updates we can't really think to mention? Which features are you still waiting for Sony to give to us? [Update: Remote Play has been enhanced, but is reportedly unreliable.]

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1. how do these updates pertain to gaming i was waiting for wifi remote play...im pissed

Posted at 1:13PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Joshua Campbell

2. DVD Upscaling?

Posted at 1:18PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by RD

3. Does this update disable the Emotion hardware in the US PS3's? That was rumored to be true and I've never seen it confirmed or denied.

Posted at 1:19PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by James

4. The ability to have the system not automatically launch a game when the system logs-in (yes I know if you don't have your account auto-login it doesn't do this) But if they did it on the PSP, they should do it on the PS3.

OH and the ability to communicate with a PC/Mac to transfer files (music, videos, pics) without having to load a second OS with Windows on it. Just pay microsoft the royalties for the media center extender!

Posted at 1:22PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by trancer01

5. itunes would be cool but i am dreaming especialy with apple tv

Posted at 1:34PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Andrew Baisden

6. where's the new slideshow settings? backgrounds? this update has nothing to do with gaming, frustrating!!!!!!!!

Posted at 2:00PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Joshua Campbell

7. Nick,

It should say up to 6 things in queue, not 5.

Posted at 2:06PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by AG

8. Non-gimped background downloading makes me a very happy man!

I'm annoyed about the fakeout with Remote Play though. Also, where are the little features like changable backgrounds and the ability to make freaking folders for your media?

Still, I guess I can't complain. It took microsoft until June to add background downloading, so Sony is doing a good job of busting out the firmware updates.

-Colin

Posted at 2:06PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Colin

9. "4. The ability to have the system not automatically launch a game when the system logs-in (yes I know if you don't have your account auto-login it doesn't do this) But if they did it on the PSP, they should do it on the PS3."

You have that option now. Why don't you check out the system before you say silly things

Posted at 2:15PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by tremada922

10. Just a correction. They promised that PSP functionality would be available for 20 Gb PS3 and it is...

He dicho.

Posted at 2:17PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Weymaster

11. Still waiting for decoding of lossless DTS-HD Master Audio sound.

Posted at 2:29PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by GamerGuyX

12. "The ability to have the system not automatically launch a game when the system logs-in (yes I know if you don't have your account auto-login it doesn't do this) But if they did it on the PSP, they should do it on the PS3.

OH and the ability to communicate with a PC/Mac to transfer files (music, videos, pics) without having to load a second OS with Windows on it. Just pay microsoft the royalties for the media center extender!"

Both of those are supported. The second one since the first firmware.

Posted at 2:31PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Extinction

13. DVD upscaling would be nice, i would realy like better remote play. And Sony should buy take two while they can. GTA exclusive would be nice again.

Posted at 2:39PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Lp47

14. ya has anyone downloaded it and played PS2 games that are not supported by the emulator?

Posted at 2:40PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by gutter2d

15. Upscaling for:
*DVDs
*PS 1-2 legacy games

Also, not really sure I like the fact that they are now using software emulation and not actual hardware for legacy games. I have a PS3 with EE hardware inside and feel alot better about it bringing compatibility to my legacy games.

Posted at 2:46PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Benjy

16. @ Joshua C

The very first thing on the list background downloading (of games & such) while playing games, is mostly about games.

You asked about slideshow settings and backgrounds which have nothing to do with gaming.

Posted at 2:53PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Wreckhart

17. @ 4: The ability to turn auto-play on or off was added with this update.

Posted at 3:08PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Caedo

18. James:
I REALLY doubt that they'd disable the emotion engine. There's no reason for them too.

The hardware solution works better than the software solution, and the hardware is ALREADY THERE, so disabling it would just complicate things. It wouldn't save them any money at all, and would lessen the functionality of the system. Seems REALLY dubious that they'd do it.

Now, in the future, I fully expect new PS3s to ship without the emotion engine. But for now, I think you're safe.

-Colin

Posted at 3:25PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Colin

19. How about the occasional Blue Tooth Sync issue that makes me drive off cliffs in Motorstorm because my controller is not responding? This does not seem like a BIG SPRING FIRMWARE UPDATE. Maybe there is another coming soon? Fingers crossed.

Posted at 3:37PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Delive

20. GAME upscaling is the big one for me.

since my tv is a 480 or 1080 one, I would rather see the 720 version scaled up than the 480.

especially now that I find oblivion is only 720..

D

Posted at 4:03PM on Mar 22nd 2007 by darrin

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