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PS3 Firmware Update 2.50 To Feature Screen Grabbing?

Obviously, the biggest update of the year brought PlayStation 3 owners the in-game XMB and Trophy support, but that doesn't mean Sony is done enhancing their next-gen console. Far from it. And if the following details are accurate, firmware update 2.50 will add yet another cool feature.

According to CVG, the update will include screen grabbing, which will let the player pause a game and snag a photo of the on-screen action. This supposed "development source" says it's definitely coming, but the details are relatively sparse. There's still no knowing what we could actually do with the pic once it's "grabbed," but there are a variety of reasons to screen-capture. Some people may want to toss up a shot of their single-player activity onto the online community, just to prove their skills. Or maybe something absolutely strange happened on your PS3, and you want everyone in the world to know what it is. Share and share alike could be the new motto when it comes to screen grabbing, and it'd be just another reason to interact with your Network pals. We think.

Anyway, this certainly isn't confirmed and we have no release date or official details on firmware update 2.50. Frankly, there are several rumors going around about 2.50, but this one seems to be the most prominent for now. We'll let you know whenever Sony decides to release concrete details.

8/26/2008 Ben Dutka

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bobfather
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:45:12 AM
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nice that will be a funn tool to play with i can't wait

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Daedusian
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:48:01 AM
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Hope this is true. And even if it doesn't come, it'll probably come later on.

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Qubex
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:49:16 AM
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Sad though that we don't get the information directly fro Sony on all of this. Our world is ruled by rumours!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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HANZ64
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:52:22 AM
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That could come in handy. It would be even better if they put a record feature, then u could really show off how good u are.

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Wolfmaster
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:58:04 AM
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I remember a while back seeing this sort of thing in a fps, don't remember the name of it, but it used something similar, for an achivment or save

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:01:54 AM
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i use it in Battlefield.. its very very cool.

also used to use it in SKATE too..

its a fun concept.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:18:07 AM
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taking screenshots on your PS3, that sounds fantastic!

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djjake
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:34:15 AM
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how would it work
like if you paused the game surely it would take a pic of the pause menu most games have
unless its like skate where ur ps3 records wot you done for the last 20 seconds and you pick
would be a cool feature

also another thought, like in game music, would the devs have to release a patch for it to work?

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LegioN
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:35:13 AM
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It definately could come in handy in a variety of ways.

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The_Chimeran
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:36:43 AM
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Idk sounds good and if true then it will get a warm welcome. But this seems like ,for games at least, something the developer would have to allow for it to work with their game. Much like custom music.

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11:40:40 AM
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Fl0w has this feature, and it's great.
I've heard that there'll be custom PSN avatars soon, perhaps the screen shots could be used with them.

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 12:01:03 PM
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They should up the ante and just add in-game recording too...I've been waiting for that to be added to like GTA4 atleast or something!

I wish I could have more access to my files and folders on my PS3...things could be alot more organized. But I guess that'd be too much like the PC

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Jeffrey
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 12:01:51 PM
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This would be a cool feature for LBP if we are able to import the pics as backgrounds or some other type of usable item in the game.

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eba101
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 12:15:08 PM
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BEN any details if the ps3 will ever add private chat or send voice messages to friends or another simpler way to invite friends to play

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 12:32:57 PM

I imagine Sony will continue to upgrade the Network throughout the PS3's lifespan, so those features should come eventually.

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MetalHead09
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 12:53:04 PM
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eba if it helps i remember hearing one of the sony guys say they were working on a patch for chatting while you play a game. the way he said it it sounded like ben could be playing call of duty and i could be playing grand theft auto but at the same time we could be video chatting. im pretty sure thats what he meant. did anybody else hear anything like that?

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Zaben
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 3:25:25 PM
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I suppose this could be useful for LBP in many ways. Though screen recording would be much better in my opinion.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 3:35:42 PM
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it's good for people who play games which involve having clan battles and such, like on cod4, so we can take screenshots of the scores and stuff for credibility =)

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photo K
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 4:52:22 PM
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i'd use screenshots for wallpaper

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 7:02:09 PM
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Sounds awesome!

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 7:53:22 PM
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SWEEEEEEEEEEET

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WelcomeOblivion
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 10:26:32 PM
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Maybe the record feature (if they make one) will come with something like Eye Create 2 then u could adjust and modify the in-game clip.

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The_Vandelizer
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 12:35:12 AM
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sounds sweet hope its true cant wait...

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The_Vandelizer
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 12:35:13 AM
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sounds sweet hope its true cant wait...

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GamerKid123
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 5:11:20 AM
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This'll be awesome, like in destruction derby, pause the game right as you total another car, masterpiece!

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tanner1
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 1:52:50 PM
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It would b nice if they concerntrated on the things th@ matter like in game music..... still waiting 4, leave ur ps downloadin over night then the ps automatically shuts down after the last download, charge my dual shock when in standby mode, latest flash player aswell

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Klint
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 7:01:11 PM
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I hope you can choose whether or not to capture the hud :/

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