Sony has a way of releasing firmware updates from time to time, and today is one of those days.
Firmware Update 3.00 (ahh so pretty) arrived today alongside a plethora of new and (somewhat) exciting accessibility and enjoyable features including a “What’s New” section, a Status Indicator, a redesigned friends list, new dynamic custom themes and avatars, and shortcuts in the XMB facilitating the purchase of additional downloadable content in the PlayStation Store.
What I like the most is the new Status Indicator. In addition to informing you of number of friends online, any unread messages, and your personalized user icon, a new scrolling ticker now displays the latest news from the PlayStation Store. And what’s more is that now when you press the centered PlayStation button on your controller, the battery juice indicator will no longer block out the clock, you know, so you can make it to class on time when you’re crushing skulls in Killzone 2.
So go fire up your PS3, whether it be the phat or the Slim, and download this sucker, as it’s reported to be the latest major revamp of the year.