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PS3 Firmware 2.40 to Include in-game XMB and Trophy Support

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  1. malware New Member

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    Videogaming247 has learned that the upcoming PLAYSTATION3 (PS3) firmware 2.40 will bring in-game Xross Media Bar (XMB) and Trophy support. The XMB support is one of the most requested features from PS3 owners since the console's launch. This time the information is said to be valid. The update will be dropping sometime in June. For more information please click here.

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    Awesome. I wonder if existing games will get trophy support?
     
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    What exactly is Trophy? Like Gamer Awards or something? Nice new addition with XMB support.
     
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    I think they're like achievements on the 360.
     
  5. Ravenas

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    For now they are, but once Home is release they will have quite a difference between the two.
     
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    Nice. I mean In-Game XMB is possible now. It was just up to the Devs to support it. Burnout Paradise has a perfectly working in game messaging that accesses your Friends directly from the XMB. Tho I still think it should just be a normal feature regardless of the game.
     
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    I gotta start playing Gran Turismo HD and Wipeout HD.
    Grand Theft Auto is bloody insaine!
     
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    Sony is getting a little frantic trying to sell systems by releasing this before home imo. Speaking of home, wasn't the originally scheduled for last October?
     
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    Pretty awesome news. Now I'm waiting for mouse&keyboard support for other FPS games-- COD4 in particular X] but that of course is up to the makers of the games. Can't wait till Home finally comes out as well.
     
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    in-game XMB is a big deal! finally i wont have to quit out of some games to get messages. what i was also hoping for is the addition of dolby trueHD support for blu-ray. i hope that is still in the works.
     

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