The award goes to Sony for most creative Spin!

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I had a late day at work, then relaxed with a HD-DVD viewing experience on my beloved Xbox 360. But as I powered on my Playstation 3 tonight, I was greeted with a message – it wanted me to perform a system update. It seems that Firmware 2.41 has been released today.

I expected to fix those nasty problems we heard about, late last week. Well, rest easy, now that SCEA is back from the holiday (what was SCEJ doing?). Well, before installing it, I wanted a little more assurance that it was ready to go, so I loaded up the official Playstation blog. In the most carefully spun story of the week, Sony wrote:

“As many of you know, we released PS3 firmware update v2.40 last week, but had to take it offline temporarily because, for a limited number of users, the XMB wouldn’t display after the update was installed.

And they aren’t just talking about the new “in-game” XMB (Cross Media Bar) – they mean the main menu of the console. 😉 No games, no BluRay movies, no nothing. Creative wording, trying to downplay the seriousness of the problems – but at least a fix finally arrived. As I was writing this, I was downloading and installing the update, myself. I’m at the main menu (which finally has a time and date!) – and it appears that not a single one of my friends has found any trphies, yet. Looks like we all have to get started!

Additional note, anyone looking for me on the Playstation network shouldn’t have a hard time finding me, I go by NuAngel on there, as well.

3 thoughts on “The award goes to Sony for most creative Spin!

  1. Seriously, I don’t think Sony tests ANYTHING before they ship it out.

    You’re telling me not ONE of their testers for 2.40 / 2.41 noticed that the new time and date (which I mentioned in the article) gets in the way?

    Residing in the top right corner of the screen, when you tap the PSButton on the controller to see your controller assignment / controller battery life… you get a cluster-fluff of crap overlapping in the corner of the screen.

    Not one person at Sony saw that, huh? Wow…

  2. That’s true.

    For the non PS3 owners, or those unaware, I find Super Stardust HD to be like Geometry Wars… only a bit more difficult. I could see how trophy hunting in that game could be work!

    Other games keep saying they have patches nearly ready to ship, so hopefully more will be available soon. http://ps3trophies.com will supposedly be the place to track Trophies, but as with any upstarting website, that all depends on the dedication of the creators. 😉

    Nu