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Platform(s): PlayStation 3
Genre: Hardware
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date: Nov. 17, 2006 (US), March 23, 2007 (EU)

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Sony Rolls Out PS3 v3.50 Firmware Update, Adds Blu-ray 3D Disc Playback, Facebook Integration

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2010 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT

At the heart of PS3 is the Cell Broadband Engine, one of the most advanced computer processors in the world, that enables massive floating point calculation, and Blu-ray Disc (BD) drive, providing a High Definition (1080p) next-generation gaming and movie experience in the home, as well as up to 50 GB of data capacity.

The PS3 software version 3.50 update includes the following:

Blu-ray 3D disc playback: The PS3 system can now play 3D content on Blu-ray 3D discs.

  • An HD 3D display, active 3D glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (each sold separately) are required for 3D features.

Limitations on Blu-ray 3D disc playback

  • The 3D display of some elements such as menus and subtitles may be different on the PS3 system than on other 3D playback devices.
  • Depending on the content, some BD-J (Blu-ray Disc Java*) features such as BONUSVIEW and BD-Live may not play in 3D or may not function properly on the PS3 system.
  • When Dolby TrueHD is selected as the audio format, audio will be output in Dolby Digital during playback of Blu-ray 3D content.
  • When DTS-HD is selected as the audio format, audio will be output in DTS during playback of Blu-ray 3D content.

*Blu-ray Disc Java provides enhanced bonus content, including network access, picture-in-picture (PIP) functionality and expanded local storage.

Other new or revised features in version 3.50

  • You can now submit "grief reports" if you receive unwelcome or harassing messages. To submit a grief report, select the message under [Friends], press the button, and then select [Grief Report].
  • You can now access public information on Facebook from Facebook-supported games.

[Allow Access from Games] has been added under (PlayStation®Network) > (Account Management) > (Facebook).

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