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Additional 2.40 Details Uncovered

What was that? ...you want more news and information on firmware update 2.40? Can't get enough. Well, okay.

First up, it seems we now have confirmation that the acquisition of a Trophy will result in an audible update of sorts. When Trophies were revealed as part of the 2.40 update, users were initially a trifle miffed to find no evidence of an auditory cue. You get it when unlocking an Achievement on the Xbox 360, and while it seems trivial, it's often the only thing that gets your attention when playing. Well, according to Videogamer.com, getting a Trophy will indeed have an in-game sound effect-

"Actually on my way home, I got an email from Eric [Lempel, director, PlayStation Network Operations] asking me to update this post; there *will* be a sound effect when a user unlocks a trophy. You'll be hearing it soon enough. Hopefully a lot," explained SCEA's Jeff Rubenstein over at the official PlayStation Blog.

Now, in addition to this, more rumored features are floating around the Internet. Currently unconfirmed, TheSixthAxis cites a Japanese gaming site that lists several options that weren't included in the 2.40 FAQ. This includes an "Off" option under the User category, surround sound capability for MP3s, and a new sorting option for Photos. These are all relatively small, and they may or may not be true, but we think they're worth mentioning. If Sony clarifies this, we'll be sure to let you know.

Remember, firmware update 2.40 is available tomorrow!

7/1/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (31 posts)

ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 10:51:05 AM
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The official blog now says, "How quickly things can change - there *will* be a sound effect when you unlock a Trophy" in place of the no answer that was there before in the FAQ on 2.40
Another plus for our new trophy system i see

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Vysey
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 12:20:59 PM
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Cool that sounds good :), surround sound for mp3's would be good too considering Windows Media player wont do it for free!! just transfer them to the ps3 to play on my surround system :)

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 2:58:00 PM
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I wonder if we can custom make our trophy sound...i'd like something from perhaps mortal kombat that says "whoopsy!" or maybe use sounds on our ps3 hard drives to do so? I can imagine people using all sorts of sfx such as family guys' quagmire "giggidy giggidy goo!!!" :-P

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 5:17:08 PM

lol that would be awesome! Thats a cool idea too.

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Schmitty
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 4:45:32 PM
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what time is it coming out?

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 6:20:02 PM

I'd love to tell you August. But it's July 2nd.

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 8:07:15 PM

lol TIME, we know what day X-P I wish I knew...if its like 12:01 tonight...i'm willing to stay up for it...but now its probably gonna be tomorrow noon-5 sorta like Thursday updates but on a Wednesday :(

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 8:20:16 PM
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@Minishmaru: At least the US will have it by the time the taste of toothpaste has gone. We brits'll probably have to wait til evening.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 8:43:11 PM

Dont feel hated

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ZubraZap
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 10:20:19 PM
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So no midnight release tonight then? Only one way to find out...

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Schmitty
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 10:38:56 PM
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damn ill try it anyway.

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Schmitty
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 10:53:08 PM
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WHOA WHOAA WHOAAAAAA..... i checked for updates (jsut for the heck of it) AND IT CAME UP....... IDK IF IT WILL WORK BUT IT CAME UP I AM DOWNLOADING IT NOW

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Schmitty
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 10:57:14 PM
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that was at 11:50 so technically it came out july 1st

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NoMoreWar
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 11:44:55 PM
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i downloaded and installed it, but now my ps3 just gets stuck showing the black screen with wavy thing across it when it turns on!
WTF!!!

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kj313
Tuesday, July 01, 2008 @ 11:47:40 PM
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I WANNA USE SOME PROFANE LANGUAGE SO BADLY RIGHT NOW BUT I WON'T. 2.40 IS A TRASH! U CAN'T PLAY ANY MUSIC ON ANY GAME DURING PLAY, NOT EVEN DURING A DEMO!!!!! I WOULD LOVE TO LISTEN TO MY OWN MUSIC PLAYING GRAND THEFT BUT GUESS WHAT I CAN'T!!!!!! I WAITED I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG FOR WHAT????

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NoMoreWar
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:00:56 AM

at least you can play a game. my ps3 is totally hosed from this update :(

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kj313
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:10:21 AM
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NO MORE WAR DON'T GIVE ME THAT. I HAVE A BROKEN DOWN 60GB PS3 SITTING IN MY CORNER. I'M JUST WAITING FOR BEST BUY TO MAIL MY RECIEPT SO SONY CAN FIX IT. RIGHT NOW I'M RENTING ONE FROM RENTACENTER. THIS IS MY 2ND PS3 GETTIN REPAIRED, WITHIN 6 MONTHS. F U SONY!!!!!! I'M GETTING FED UP NOW!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS SO HARD ABOUT ADDING NICE EASY FEATURES TO WHAT IS SO CALLED A POWERFUL CPU!!!! THAT DOES MILLIONS OF CALCULATIONS!!!! THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!!!! CAN U BELIEVE PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY CONTENT WITH BEING ABLE JUST TO SEND MESSAGES TO THEIR FRIENDS WHILE IN A GAME!!!!! PEOPLE THIS IS AT LEAST A $400 MACHINE, IN MY CASE $600, THAT SHOULD'VE BEEEN THERE FROM THE GET GO!!!!! I'M VERY HEATED. SONY TOOK THERE TIME ON THIS UPDATE AND FOR WHAT SERIOUSLY???????

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Schmitty
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:18:00 AM
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WHAT A FLOP..... THIS IS AN EMBARASSMENT TO SONY THIS WAS SUCH A HYPED UPDATE AND IT IS RUINING PEOPLES CONSOLES, NOT DOING ITS JOB (NO IN GAME MUSIC, NOT SMOOTH AT ALL, SLOW LOADING)

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kj313
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:23:41 AM
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I READ ON PS BLOG SITE THE FAQs ABOUT 2.40. THE DEVs HAVE TO ENABLE CUSTOM SOUNDTRACKS!!!! WHY IS IT UP TO THEM!!!!! THIS IS OUR DAMN CONSOLE!!!! I CAN'T DEFEND THIS CONSOLE ANYMORE!!!! I'M CONSTANTLY DEFENDING THIS CRAP MACHINE AGAINST 360 OWNERS. MY SYSTEMS KEEP BREAKING DOWN AND I TREAT THIS SYTEM LIKE MY PRIZE POSESSION, WHICH IT IS!!!! I WAITED 2 DAYS FOR THIS AT LAUNCH AND HAVE BEEN DISSAPPOINTED!!!! ONLY THING GREAT ABOUT IT IS MGS4. EVERYTHING ELSE I CAN GET WITH XBOX.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:29:34 AM
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Sony said that custom soundtracks will come in patches from the game developers so blame rockstar ,not sony

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kj313
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:34:00 AM
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@karne Your right. Its not sony fault for not having the custom soundtracks. WAIT...HMMMMM..... SHOULDN'T AN SCEA GAME PLAY TRACKS, BUT THEY DON'T. MLB THE SHOW DOESNT ??? EVERY GAME I TRIED HASN'T ALLOWED IT. 360 HAS A SEPARATE MUSIC PLAYER ON TOP OF CUSTOM SOUNDTRACK. I'M SORRY THERE ARE NO MORE EXCUSES! NOW I HAVE TO WAIT FOR DEVELOPERS THAT ALWAYS HAVE A TOUGH TIME DEVELOPING GAMES FOR THE PS3 TO DELIVER A PATCH!!! SEEMS LIKE THE THEME FOR PS3, WAIT FOR THIS, WAIT FOR THAT!

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Schmitty
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:35:44 AM
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i have lost all faith

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karneli lll
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:38:02 AM
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yikes, take a deep breath kj313, its just an update n why do you have to defend the ps3?

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karneli lll
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:41:26 AM
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@Schmitty
O' ye of little faith

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Schmitty
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:44:12 AM
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i have lots of faith.... i have bared with sony through many a tough but this is too far how could this happen.

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Schmitty
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:44:36 AM
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correction i HAD lots of faith

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karneli lll
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:47:32 AM
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@Schmitty
im sorry to hear that

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kj313
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:47:42 AM
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@karne the constant banter I have back and forth with 360 owners stating y they think they're system is better, is what I have to defend against. When my system breaks down for numerous different reasons is what I defend. For not having minor options that other systems have is what I defend. I'm through man. Sony has been letting me down for over a year now. They procrastinate home, which I had my hopes up for. They don't have anything now. I love MGS 4, but it can't help my relationship wit sony now.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 12:58:45 AM
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@kj313
Its sounds like youre defending yourself against fanboys. I just tell my friends i dont need justify my reasons for having a ps3 to them,i made my choice,they made theirs.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 3:47:05 AM
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Wait, so you wont be able to play music from your Harddrive, If thats true im going to be angry, Its bad enough we have to wait for patch updates to function music play, why cant we just do it on any game like the 360, is it really that difficult?

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karneli lll
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 @ 9:32:27 AM
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no ,its not that difficult,all we have to do is tell game developers (Who could care less about the ps3) to drop whatever project they're working on n give us the patches today. piece of cake right!

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