Playstation update: Your ps3 is now a brick

I had a gamer friend ask me why I didn’t have any trophies yet for Super Stardust HD, one of my favorite PS3 games.

I had no idea what she was talking about, so naturally I searched for “stardust trophies” and found that the Playstation network has finally added achievements, much like the xbox people have had for years.

So why hadn’t I noticed? I had been playing Metal Gear Solid 4 a few times this last week so I should have seen an update. What was going on here?

As it happens, the system update (v2.40) enables trophies and the related update to Super Stardust HD had been pulled because of widespread reports of it bricking Playstation 3 consoles.

Amazing.

It is said that v2.41 will be out midweek, but I find it seriously amazing that Sony would release an update that wasn’t tested enough to know that they would brick tons of consoles. Additionally, issues have been reported across all released hardware profiles, so it’s a comprehensive bricking update.

Nice work, guys.

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