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Netflix Max for PS3 arrives to recommend new content

Netflix Max for PS3 arrives to recommend new content

The PlayStation 3 is the most popular device for Netflix streaming, so it makes sense that the company is launching its new feature exclusively on the console for now. It's called Max, and it's pretty much a personal assistant of sorts that recommends new movies and TV shows that you might be interested in watching.

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PlayStation 3 update 4.46 rolling out now to fix console-bricking issue

PlayStation 3 update 4.46 rolling out now to fix console-bricking issue

If you caught our piece on June 19, you found out what some unfortunate PlayStation 3 owners learned the hard way - that firmware version 4.45 was borked, rendering some consoles bricked. News spread quickly, and Sony acknowledged the problem, quickly pulling the update before too many users were affected. Now it is rolling out the version 4.46 update that fixes the issue.

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PS3 update planned for next week to fix previous v4.45 update

PS3 update planned for next week to fix previous v4.45 update

Earlier this week, Sony pushed out an update to its PlayStation 3 console that ended up causing problems for a handful of users, reporting that their system was essentially bricked and couldn't be played on. Sony quickly and embarrassingly yanked the update before it caused more trouble, and they just reported today that they're pushing out a fixed update later next week.

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Sony PS3 v4.45 firmware yanked after bricked consoles

Sony PS3 v4.45 firmware yanked after bricked consoles

Sony has been forced to hurriedly yank the latest PS3 update, v4.45, after reports that some gamers were finding their consoles had been bricked after installing the new firmware. "We're aware of reports that the recent PS3 update (4.45) has caused" Sony took to Twitter to confirm. "We have temporarily taken 4.45 offline and are investigating."

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GRID 2 Special Edition comes with PS3 and a real car

GRID 2 Special Edition comes with PS3 and a real car

GRID 2 comes out next week, and you can pre-order it now. The game comes in different editions, though, including a special edition that costs a whopping £125,000 ($189,000). The Mono Edition, as its called, comes with the game, a PlayStation 3 console, a BAC Mono race car (valued at £101,940 ($154,000), and a custom race suit, helmet, boots, and gloves.

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GTA V Collectors Editions continue legacy of completist addiction

GTA V Collectors Editions continue legacy of completist addiction

If you're a lover of the Grand Theft Auto series and absolutely need to own every little bit and piece from the creators of the series at Rockstar Games, you're about to need to start saving up. Two unique editions of Grand Theft Auto V have been shown this week by he creators of the series - one of them a Special Edition, the other a Collectors Edition.

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Gran Turismo 6 driving demo shows new car eye-candy

Gran Turismo 6 driving demo shows new car eye-candy

Fresh track footage of Gran Turismo 6 has emerged, showing some of the more than 1,200 cars gamers will get to choose between, and hinting at the sort of graphics PlayStation 3 users could look forward to. The new video, which also includes some of the new tracks, shows more than three minutes of concept footage ahead of the hotly-anticipated racing title.

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Gran Turismo 6 for PS3 confirmed for holiday 2013 release

Gran Turismo 6 for PS3 confirmed for holiday 2013 release

Gran Turismo 6 will hit the PS3 this holiday season, Sony has confirmed, with the hotly-anticipated game offering 1,200 different cars and 33 different locations. The game will introduce seven new locations, in fact, with 71 different layouts, 19 of which are new. Further cars and tracks will also be released online, studio Polyphony confirmed, while there'll be big integration with real cars out on the track.

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Netflix for PS3 updated (and yes, you’ve seen this UI before)

Netflix for PS3 updated (and yes, you’ve seen this UI before)

Netflix has released an update for its PlayStation 3 app that brings a few minor features, yet they could prove incredibly useful for some users. First off, the UI received a makeover, although it simply looks like the web and mobile versions of Netflix in order to make the PS3 app more uniform with the rest of the app lineup. Also, the update comes with easier access to audio and subtitle settings, as well as increased performance.

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Sony PS4 to be more profitable than PS3, company claims

Sony PS4 to be more profitable than PS3, company claims

It took several years for Sony's PlayStation 3 console to finally turn a profit, but the company says that the PlayStation 4 won't be the same way. Sony CFO Masaru Kato said that the company won't experience "a major loss" with the PS4 like they did with the previous-generation console, claiming that much of the work has already been done.

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EA will debut Fuse shooter demo on May 7

EA will debut Fuse shooter demo on May 7

A while back, EA and Insomniac Games announced that they were teaming up to create a new shooter franchise called Fuse. Fuse is a co-op shooter that will launch on May 28 in North America. Preparing for the games official launch later this month, EA and Insomniac Games have announced the date of availability for the games digital demo.

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Amazon LOVEFiLM PS3 on-demand app tweaked with Watchlist and HD

Amazon LOVEFiLM PS3 on-demand app tweaked with Watchlist and HD

Amazon's new LOVEFiLM app has made its debut, with PS3 owners the first to experience the streaming media service's new search, recommendation, and watchlist UI on their consoles. The update - which will eventually be pushed out to all LOVEFiLM Instant platforms, including Xbox 360, Wii U, and others - now allows subscribers to build out a playlist of titles for those late-night "let's slump in front of the TV and not have to move to change what's on" sessions; PS3 owners also get a bonus in the shape of high-definition content support.

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