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PS3 3.40 Firmware and PlayStaton+ Up

The latest PlayStation 3 firmware update is now available, and includes PlayStation Plus, the new $50/yr premium PSN service that, according to Sony, “provides you with new options to expand and enhance your gaming experience and enable you to gain an exclusive set of features and content.”

Friendly reminder, all of you PlayStation Network users will continue to have free access to PlayStation Network’s unmatched and expanding suite of new and exclusive features while PlayStation Plus subscribers will gain access to an exclusive and expanding set of gaming features, content and functionality.

Other features included in 3.40:

  • Photo Gallery: A new network based photo sharing feature is now available on the Photo Gallery.
  • Video Editor & Uploader: Video Editor and Uploader to edit, save and upload video files stored on the PS3 system to sites such as Facebook or YouTube.
  • Five Star Rating Support: Users can rate the PlayStation Store content they have purchased with one to five star ratings.
  • Power Save Settings: The default setting for PS3 System Auto-Off will be set at 2 hours, providing you with additional power save options and further improving power save features on the PS3 system.

One of the more controversial parts of PlayStation Premium is that if you stop being a member, the games you’d been awarded become unavailable, forcing members to remain members. One of the features not included is Party Chat.

Let us know what you think.

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    1. arctic00 Says:

      For me, Playstation Plus doesn’t offer enough to be interesting. I’d probably continue to make individual purchases that I can keep and not just rent for a $50 annual service fee.

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