Shortly after the update went live, many users began
reporting problems with the update. A thread
over at the official Playstation 3 forums is currently up to 61-pages and
is filled with a number of irate owners.
According to Kotaku,
is causing some controllers to malfunction, and in many cases, it bricks
the system altogether. All Playstation 3 systems -- 20GB, 40GB, 60GB, and 80GB
-- have an equal chance in having problems with the update, so no one is safe.
There are currently numerous theories and workarounds being
proposed by forum-goers, but no one fix has been found to fix everyone's 2.40
Because of the widespread problems, Sony decided to pull
firmware update. In a statement
released this afternoon, the company said, "In order to further assess
the issue, we have temporarily taken the firmware offline for further testing.
We are working diligently to isolate the problem for those few consumers and to
identify a solution before we put the firmware back up."
No other details were provided on when the "fixed"
2.40 firmware will be uploaded or if a 2.41 firmware will simply be issued to
address the problems at hand.
quote: The 2.40 brought a number of improvements to the platform including in-game XMB accesses, a new Trophy system similar in concept to Xbox 360 Achievements, and the ability for gamers to use music playlists within games
quote: Always those really gay achievement like "you beat the game on easy mode 10 different times."
quote: Which game does this exactly? Also, I think you're looking at achievements the wrong way. They're a measure of how much of the game you've played and/or played exceptionally (depending on the developer's preferences). But you aren't required to do anything with them. You just play through the game as you always would, and you might get some achievements.
quote: But the achievements are also there for those people who are going to do everything they can in a game anyway, they get something that says as much. So when they're bragging about how they performed such-and-such awesome task, maybe they'll have a little proof to back them up.
quote: You don't have to play games any different if you don't care about achievements. Just because they're "useless" doesn't mean they're not cool to have. I could say that for strictly gaming, an internet browser is useless. That doesn't mean it isn't cool and useful to others.
quote: quote: The 2.40 brought a number of improvements to the platform including in-game XMB accesses, a new Trophy system similar in concept to Xbox 360 Achievements, and the ability for gamers to use music playlists within games Hello PS3 owners, welcome to the future, you're about a year and a half late. I know I'm going to get rated down for my sarcasm, but my point is right on.