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Update will also make changes to the trophies section

Sony announced that it would tomorrow launch a new system software update (Version 4.30) for the PlayStation 3 that will include many changes to the Trophies section on the PS3.

One of the changes that gamers who own a PS3, and a PlayStation Vita portable console appreciate is that you now get the ability to view trophies earned playing Vita games on the PS3. Sony has also announced that the new system update will end all services available through the “Life with PlayStation” application.

Existing users who have the “Life with PlayStation” application will see their services ended in November. Along with terminating the “Life with PlayStation” application also comes an end to Sony's participation in Stanford University's Folding@home initiative. Folding@home was a project that allowed participants to donate unused processing time on the PS3 to the University project studying protein folding, misfolding, and certain other diseases such as cancer.

Folding@home came to the PS3 in 2007 and more than 15 million users choice participated in the program to date. There were just a million PS3 users Folding@home back in February of 2008.
Sony says the PS3 users donated more than 100 million computational hours to the project and greatly contributed to disease research.

Vijay Pande, lead researcher at Stanford University for Folding@home said, "The PS3 system was a game changer for Folding@home, as it opened the door for new methods and new processors, eventually also leading to the use of GPUs.”


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RE: Excellent
By NellyFromMA on 10/22/2012 1:14:04 PM , Rating: 1
Dude, it IS your hardware. However, if you want to use their SERVICES, your hardware needs to be up-to-date. Don't care? By all means, jailbreak or don't update. It's your hardware. Just don't think you're ENTITLED to access to their services without complying to the most rudimentary part of network access: compliancy!

It's free for crying out loud, you just need to be up to date. Non-issue.

RE: Excellent
By dark matter on 10/22/2012 3:11:55 PM , Rating: 2
It's not their services to give away. It's YOUR services. You're the one providing the PS3, the Internet Connection.

Unless you don't actually own your PS3.

RE: Excellent
By FaaR on 10/23/2012 4:12:10 AM , Rating: 2
How can they be YOUR services when you're not paying for them? It's a value-added freebie Sony's been throwing your way, and now they've decided to stop (because you can easily find the same stuff any number of other ways.)

What a bizarre sense of entitlement you murricans seem to have about yourselves these days.

RE: Excellent
By NellyFromMA on 10/23/2012 3:42:30 PM , Rating: 2
If the service in any way utilizing any resource from PSN, including an ID of any sort, you are in some manner routing through PSN services, therefor you are using their services. Hard to imagine a standalone 'app' that runs on the PS3 without interaction with PSN in some way unless you are running homebrew with jailbreak.

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