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PlayStation Blog To Debut Firmware 2.40 Walkthrough Video?

If you're a PlayStation 3 owner, you probably have done two things recently- 1. wondered about that firmware update 2.40, which will include an in-game XMB and trophy support, and 2. kept checking PSX Extreme for any new information on the subject. See, all you really needed to do is the latter; we take the best care of PlayStation owners on the 'Net. 'tis true.

Anyway, we heard from a supposedly reliable source in the NeoGAF forums last week that we can expect an official unveiling on June 30 with the actual update to arrive on "the following Monday." Now, we assume that's not today (today's the 30th), so that would mean that fancy firmware will arrive on July 7. On the other hand, we've also heard from plenty of other unofficial sources that July 2 will be the day. Well, it seems we'll soon know, as the official PlayStation blog has revealed some big news:

"But because I know what youre going to ask about, and because we don't traffic in rumors and/or speculation, I invite you to come back to the Blog tonight (just shy of midnight Pacific). We've got a video to show you." -- Jeff Rubinstein, Social Media Manager

Yep, that would mean at the stroke of June 30, we might see the video walkthrough for firmware 2.40, and of course, the first look at that in-game XMB. "Midnight Pacific" is less than four hours away now, so we suggest keeping a close eye on the blog for that special video. Chances are, we all know what it's going to be...

6/29/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

Bugzbunny109
Sunday, June 29, 2008 @ 10:39:09 PM
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LoL I just read this at the playstation blog, but i am excited. Cant wait!

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caliblue15
Sunday, June 29, 2008 @ 10:45:06 PM
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July 2nd is still what I'm being told. They know we want it, and want to get it out, so we leave them alone, but I have received some new info leaning towards July 8th (firmware is usually on a tuesday). But I'm sticking with at least July 2nd till then.

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Jed
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 7:46:36 AM

so it really is gona be july 2nd. good job

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caliblue15
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 8:23:40 AM

July 2nd, what did I tell you, lol.

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rzmatic
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 1:57:04 AM
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11:52pm PT... the video has arrived.

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aaronisbla
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 4:16:48 AM
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This is gonna be really sweet according to the first vid. Never did care too much for custom music but its nice to have the option.

Brothers, prepare yourselves to hear the constant " oh now they are just copying MS, LAME" comments that will fly about the interwebz

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Naga
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 5:17:26 AM

They may say that put we have a more a superior in-game system

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 7:05:11 AM
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In-game XMB looks great.

btw, the trophies video is now up too.

and "Firmware v2.40 will become available for download on July 2nd". - Playstation Blog

Last edited by ThePoetRazel on 6/30/2008 7:08:56 AM

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LegioN
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 7:17:55 AM
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I had a source that said to me a few weeks ago it will be in the very beggining of july but i didn't believe him. Let's hope for all our sakes he's right.

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jonny_bolton
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 7:18:09 AM
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My favourite bit of this whole thing is having the date and time in the corner of the screen :D

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LegioN
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 7:31:56 AM
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Hot off the presses people, the official FW date is here!!! July 2nd here we come!!

"Firmware v2.40 will become available for download on July 2nd. We hope you enjoy these much-requested features, and look forward to your feedback."

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 7:37:22 AM

I scooped ya by about 20 minutes. lol

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 7:52:39 AM
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where can i watch the video?

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Minishmaru
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 8:00:44 AM
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ixmb+trophies+hancock! happy early 4th of july! btw...is there an actual abbreviation for in game xmb?

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 8:10:15 AM

I've used IGMB, but no one knows what i'm talking about. lol

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javon_27
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 8:11:38 AM
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the leaked screens were real!!!

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LegioN
Monday, June 30, 2008 @ 12:30:30 PM
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Damn you Poet :P

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