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Wii U’s launch day update reportedly causing major problems

Wii U’s launch day update reportedly causing major problems

Nintendo may have a reason to gloat with the Wii U sold out across the US, but it seems that the console launch is not without some major issues. We already had the last-minute delay of Nintendo TVii to deal with, and now there seem to be some grievances with the launch day update Nintendo is pushing. For starters, the update is apparently around 5GB in size, with Geoff Keighley of GameTrailers and Ben Fritz of the LA Times reporting that it takes anywhere from an hour to two hours plus to download and apply.

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Sony PS3 firmware 4.20 heading out tomorrow

Sony PS3 firmware 4.20 heading out tomorrow

If you try to sign into the PlayStation Network tomorrow from your PS3, chances are you'll be asked to download a firmware update before you're allowed to access any other online content. Sony has announced that it will be pushing out a new system update for the console, bringing the firmware to version 4.20. The update will optimize performance as always, in addition to adding new functionality and features.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 firmware update goes live for all

Microsoft Xbox 360 firmware update goes live for all

Microsoft has rolled out its latest firmware update to everyone. But don’t expect any monumental change to your Xbox Live experience. Yet. This is mainly an update to prepare your system for future major updates. Micosoft’s Larry Hryb, also known as Major Nelson, confirmed on his blog that the update is now mandatory for all users.

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Nokia Lumia 900 update fixes purple screen hue

Nokia Lumia 900 update fixes purple screen hue

Nokia has released a firmware update for its flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 900. The update will bring some new enhancements as well as fix a few bugs, such as a problem with the screen turning a purple hue in low light conditions. The company says that the update is in response to feedback it has received since the device launched a few months back and that it intends to roll out new updates and surprises in the near future.

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Nintendo 3DS firmware update goes live, allows game patching

Nintendo 3DS firmware update goes live, allows game patching

An important firmware update has just been pushed out to Nintendo 3DS owners. In addition to adding a new folder-structure feature to allow users to organize their downloaded apps and games, it changes a fundamental piece of the 3DS software architecture, making it possible for Nintendo to release patches for specific games in the future, something that should have probably been available from day one.

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Sony yanks Vita firmware update after release

Sony yanks Vita firmware update after release

Sony has cited technical faults after pulling a recently released Playstation Vita update. The new firmware, version 1.65, was announced earlier this week, and Sony pushed it out to Vita devices shortly thereafter. However, anyone attempting to find the update now will be told there are no updates available. It's odd considering this wasn't a major update by any means.

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Sony PlayStation Vita firmware 1.65 incoming

Sony PlayStation Vita firmware 1.65 incoming

Sony has just announced that it will be pushing the latest firmware for its newest handheld system any day now, bringing with it a handful of minor tweaks and improvements for system optimization. This is the first minor update for the Vita since it launched in the US last year, but of course it has received major updates in between the time it launched and Japan and when it came here to the states.

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Sony rolls out PS Vita update ahead of Wednesday’s launch

Sony rolls out PS Vita update ahead of Wednesday’s launch

A few lucky people have already managed to get their hands on a PlayStation Vita, including us here at SlashGear, a handful of contest winners, people who work in the industry, etc. But the device doesn't officially go on sale in the US until Wednesday, and in preparation for that Sony has made a bunch of last-minute tweaks to the Vita's operating system so all the early adopters can take full advantage of what the device has to offer.

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Apple updates AirPort Utility, Time Capsule firmware, AirPort Base Station

Apple updates AirPort Utility, Time Capsule firmware, AirPort Base Station

Several updates to software surrounding AirPort and Time Capsule have been sent out by Apple today, each of them coming to users through Software Update. The first update is to 802.11n AirPort Express, 802.11n AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models - in it, users get an issue fixed for wireless performance amongst other smaller issues. The other update is for AirPort Utility 6.0 for Mac OS X Lion, it being an update for you to more effectively manage your Wifi network and AirPort base stations galore.

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