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PS3 firmware v1.92 does nothing in EU

Sony has revealed to Eurogamer that the latest PS3 firmware update was completely ineffective in Europe. Well, ineffective is perhaps the wrong word as it implies that it failed to perform as it was meant to. We prefer to think of it as superfluous. Pointless. Moot. It didn't do anything and it was never intended to.

A SCEE spokesperson stated to Eurogamer that "all the changes in the firmware update were for the US and Japan, and actually had no effect for us in Europe." All it did do on our end is prevent us from playing Warhawk. Thanks, Sony!

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1. stupids devs lol

please be first

Posted at 11:03AM on Sep 6th 2007 by coplice

2. Be Thankful Bitch!

Posted at 11:29AM on Sep 6th 2007 by Deric Norbit

3. Um...so what did the EU PS3's do that ours didn't? WTF this was so stupid. It's like they just put out something to piss people off. I don't get it I really don't.

Posted at 11:36AM on Sep 6th 2007 by brettjr

4. theoretical facts

Posted at 11:38AM on Sep 6th 2007 by aswse27

5. So there was basically no need for Sony to share this info with us. This is PROOF that Sony are trying to intentionally insult their EU customer base.

Posted at 11:42AM on Sep 6th 2007 by russ

6. So it doesn't work for you guys out there if you reconnect your network connection through the built-in utility. That seems to work great for me. But I have to do it every time I want to play. After I start the game I have no trouble even changing servers. The moment I jump out of the game completely though I have to do it again.

Posted at 11:56AM on Sep 6th 2007 by HektikLyfe

7. Fuck Europe.

Posted at 12:04PM on Sep 6th 2007 by irshliquor

8. Can SONY post the video of the person responsible getting their ass kicked, on youtube?

Posted at 12:09PM on Sep 6th 2007 by PJ

9. Way to throw gasoline on a fire Sony. A firmware update that not only doesn't shut my controllers off automatically but prevents me from playing the best game so far...Warhawk.

I hope they get everything figured out some day. Getting a little tired of the teething.

Posted at 12:09PM on Sep 6th 2007 by Popfrogs

10. I have no problems playing Warhawk. You might want to check if the problem is not on your end.

Posted at 12:25PM on Sep 6th 2007 by Egster

11. my warhawk didnt work for a few hours, but its fine now. i'm in between games as we speak.

Posted at 12:29PM on Sep 6th 2007 by Justin

12. THANK YOU SONY UR THE MAN NICE UPDATE

Posted at 12:35PM on Sep 6th 2007 by FED315

13. You all seem to have it already in your heads that anything Sony does will be wrong. If they hadn't been forthright, but the public found out anyways then Sony would be accused of a cover-up. It's a lose/lose situation. I think just coming out with it is certainly the lesser of two evils.

As for superfluous updates, I'm sure it's just a limitation of the infrastructure. As a developer, I can speak for how difficult it can be to change infrastructure. What ever happened to "no harm no foul"?

The people that have jacked-up network connections have room to complain, but everybody else should just shut up. Even then, it sounds like some people just need to re-establish their connection and then they're good to go again. Has everyone with problems even tried this? The update didn't hurt my connection so I wouldn't know.

Posted at 12:47PM on Sep 6th 2007 by AlanS17

14. EU don't get not brakes ever. They hardly get anything in the store. And now there updates are not even working.

Posted at 1:01PM on Sep 6th 2007 by MCX

15. I'm from the UK, great. Don't Sony usually warn about installing foreign firmwares? Really, what the hell was the point of this? Anyway, where the hell is my BC for Jak and Ratchet and Clank series?!?I'd be very annoyed if these work in the U.S. because of the update and not us. Remember, Sony. Once we were treated equal. You could of at least updated the store with Tekken Online or more dl'able titles. Anyway, don't go ruining the best thing to hit EU's PS Store; Warhawk.

Posted at 1:17PM on Sep 6th 2007 by freker

16. Just another reason why games (like Warhawk) shouldn't be online-only.

Posted at 1:42PM on Sep 6th 2007 by EDR229

17. I think they mean installing a Japanese update from the JP site... I dunno.

I'm still completely clueless as to why I can't download the changes between 1.90 and 1.92.

I have to download the updates at work (because they just crawl on PS3 - until it hits 48%... then it finishes?)

But why should I download an ever-growing 200mb file every 3-4 weeks?

Posted at 1:53PM on Sep 6th 2007 by Phil

18. 17: Ever growing? No matter what version of PS3 you have, you can always just download the latest ~90MB firmware. It's always the same size. It does not grow.

Posted at 2:57PM on Sep 6th 2007 by Popfrogs

19. this explains why Manhunt didn't work before and didn't work after.

This is really pathetic and in fact, infuriating to be honest. The UK is last to get games compared to Japan and America, and now we're last to get good, working firmware updates.

Reason im so annoyed is because i've got TWO PS2 games that wont work on my PS3. Manhunt and True Crime 2. Come on Sony...

Posted at 4:53PM on Sep 6th 2007 by insane257

20. oh boy...

Posted at 5:40PM on Sep 6th 2007 by XavierRose3001

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