Sony has finally released firmware 2.40 into the wild for all your messaging enjoyment. Get ready for trophy madness and the ability to message a friend or check messages without having to actually quit a game. Thank heavens.
Some initial observations:
â€¢ Clicking on a buddy’s name now pulls up their gamer card instead of the message list. To access the message list you must hit triangle and click “message list”.
â€¢ The gamer card replaces the profile option we had previously where it showed your languages and a short comment about yourself (not to be confused with you comment that your name displays on the main friends list).
â€¢ Ability to compare trophies after accessing a friends gamer card.
â€¢ There is no way that I found to hide the new clock in the upper right corner. I find this a bit of a nuisance. The clock is simple text, non graphical.
â€¢ When you click your controller to check its charger, the menu appears over the clock. Might want to move that I would think.
â€¢ There is now an option to power down your system from the user menu. Convenient for some? Maybe. I just use the controller to turn the system off, so not sure how useful that feature is.
â€¢ Option to quit a game in the game menu once your are playing it. Again, same as above.
â€¢ XMB is a little laggier when you access it in-game. Works fine though.
â€¢ The new internet search, which accesses google, works fine and very convenient.
Some of these you may already know from the video walkthroughs the other day, but I felt it was necessary to point out the initial things I saw when first booting up the new firmware and feeling it out. The firmware is much needed and we are glad it finally came out here at Scrawl. It has a few quirks, but nothing to worry about. Enjoy!
And what do you know? It actually came out slightly early as its still Tuesday in the USA.