PS4 Update 2.00

As part of their big Gamescom 2014 unveil, Sony has introduced their latest upcoming feature and their latest online-inclusive gaming push, for the PS4 called “Share Play.”  Users will be granted access to Share Play via the PS4 System Update 2.00.

Share Play isn’t the only new feature that user will receive in the new update. Sony has also finally announced that YouTube support will be integrated into the PS4 and will also be able to be launched with the share button.

A big feature of Share Play, is that fact that users will be able to virtually pass the controller back and forth with their friends online as well as play co-op, without those friends even needing to own the game.

Sony is pushing this idea of a “virtual couch” that is intended to make users all over the globe feel like they are in the same room.  Share play will enable local co-op games to be automactically playable online, which will include games that have already been released like ‘Child of Light‘ and ‘Towerfall Ascension.’  The feature comes with Sony’s promise of “real time” and will, of course, require PSN to work.

Here is the quote, regarding the update, from Sony’s Blog:

Since we first unveiled PlayStation 4 and its deep social capabilities, including the SHARE button, we’ve seen an outpouring of excitement from gamers. The PS Nation has rallied around a culture focused on sharing epic gaming moments through Live From PlayStation, interactive streaming, SHAREfactory, What’s New and Photo Mode in exclusive PS4 games like Infamous Second Son and The Last of Us Remastered. Let’s go a step further together. Let’s go from sitting back and watching friends play to actually jumping into games remotely and sharing great experiences together in real time. Today at the PlayStation press conference at Gamescom, we will deliver on yet another promise from the PS4 announcement and introduce Share Play, coming to PlayStation 4 later this fall.

The best way to think about Share Play is like a “virtual couch”. PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game—even when they don’t own a copy of it. With this first-of-its-kind feature, you’ll be able to play games with a friend just as if you were together in the same room. Let’s say that with games… you’ll be able to invite your friend online to play against the Miami Heat for the championship as the San Antonio Spurs in NBA2K, tackle the challenging Towerfall Ascension Quest Mode together, or aide, heal, and protect you as Igniculus in Child of Light’s local co-op mode.

With Share Play, you can even jump into a game to assist a friend. For example, if there is part of a game that you can’t quite finish, you can invite a friend to take over your controls. Like handing over the controller to a friend on your couch, your screen will be shared as your friend gets through the part of the game that has been giving you trouble—can’t get past that part in The Last of Us: Remastered when you’re hanging upside down? Get a little help.

Share Play will be coming to PS4 as part of the upcoming system software update v2.00, scheduled for release this fall. The update will also add highly requested broadcast and video share features, including both uploading you game play footage and dedicated app support for YouTube, which we mentioned on stage at E3. Finally, What’s New will get enhanced real-time activity through friend-of-friend suggestions, allowing instant access to friends’ and recently played games’ broadcasts, and a real name search function will also be added. More features to come when v2.00 is made available this fall, and we will have more to announce in the coming months..

We always want to hear your feedback and look forward to what you are most excited to experience together first Share Play when the feature comes to PS4 this fall. What will you co-op first with Share Play?

Many users were expecting more features from this announcement, but Sony has revealed little and are teasing that more features are to come.

CFW CEX ARCH 4.21 Beta Released

Thanks to @Nicolas19 for this.


After CFW 4.21 Rogero released by tick here a new CFW ARCH CEX 4.21 Beta. To install this CFW you need to be on firmware 3.55.

Beta version features:

– Bluedisk Core_OS patched CFW to 4.25 OFW aim_spu_module.self
– Consistent backup games 4. + Or original games
– SEN original connection
– Spoof 04:25
– Compatible ****PSN
– Ca.cer version 4.25 (except CA27.cer)

How install:

Do not install if the console has received a downgrade earlier
Do not install console-DEX
Install OFW from 3:55

Download and install the official firmware 3:55-
Prepare a USB stick formatted in FAT32 and create a folder called PS3, then in that same folder, create another one called “UPDATE” in which to copy the file (PUPs should be renamed PS3UPDAT.PUP).
Connect the USB to the console and turn it on.
Install 3.55 OFW through the XMB
Once the firmware is istallatoo, download and unzip CFW 4.21 ARCH-> LINK
Replace the PS3 folder on your USB stick into one file provided by the CFW ARCH4.21
Connect the USB stick to the USB port furthest to the right of your console and start the console in recovery mode
Select option 6 (System Update), and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
Once finished, enjoy the CFW 4.21.


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[Update]PS3 System Software Update 4.11 Now Live

PS3 firmware update 4.11 is now live. Besides improving “certain aspects” of the underlying system software, you can add this to the ever growing list of useless firmware updates because from what I can tell, it’s basically… Useless.

To quote:

Later tonight we’ll be releasing an optional system software update (v4.11) for PlayStation 3. This minor firmware improves certain aspects of system software, and is not mandatory to connect to PSN.
Again, this update is optional in the US and Canada, and can be downloaded by selecting System Update from the Setting column of the XMB.

[Direct download link to firmware]

[VIA PSBlog]

Well it seems, that Sony have changed this ‘optional’ update to compulsory, as you must now update, in order to play online.

TUTORIAL – Easily Swap Firmwares Without USB

Published on 01-25-2012 11:58 PM

PSX-Scene member Shaitan has shared with everyone an easy way to change between CFWs, OFWs, and MFWs on your Jailbroken PS3 consoles; a new way that does not require a USB device in order to install the firmware of your choice. I will let him explain the rest.

Hi guys, I’m always looking for ways to make my PS3 experience easier so this was awesome. It’s nothing special but I’m constantly needing to change firmwares like many of you so I thought I’d share it.

To do this it’s best to use QA Flag Extra since most firmwares can not enable “System Update Debug”.

  1. Enable QA Flag Extra and go to the debug settings and enable “System Update Debug”
  2. Use Multiman’s file manager(or other) and create a folder in /dev_hdd0 called “updater”, so it’s /dev_hdd0/updater/
  3. Create folders in that directory for the firmwares called 01, 02, 03, ect.(Dont miss a number or it will error).
  4. Copy whichever PS3UPDAT.PUP into one of those folders and……..
  5. Rename it to whatever you want, you dont even need the .PUP at the end.
  6. Go to System Update then Update via Hard Disk and it should look something like this:

P.S. Updates take only 3 minutes with this!

PSX-Scene: Easily swap firwares without USB

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Metro Dashboard Preview Begin Rolling Out

UPDATE: (11/11/11) c4eva has confirmed that the ‘dae.bin’ table (AP26 challenges) has been changed in this dashboard. Although backups are still working using LT+ v2.0+, there’s always the chance that you will run into a flag. The updated challenges do mean that a new round of patches will have to go around for all affected games.

For those who are enrolled in the Xbox 360 System Update preview program, you’ll be delighted to know that the Metro dashboard is finally rolling out to users. As we all know, this system update will implement the new Metro design that can be seen in Windows 8 and the new website. Not only that, the new Metro dash will enable several new features that will take the experience to a whole new level.

The preview starts off at dashboard version 2.0.14686.0. However, this may or may not be the final version that gets released to the public. Since I’m enrolled in the preview program myself, I’m obligated to refrain from spilling the beans on the update. What I will say however is that it will be well worth the wait whether you have Kinect or not.

I’m not going to go into detail regarding the specific updates going to be made available with the public update, that’s what some of this post is for. If you’re in the preview program yourself, drop a line or two and tell everyone what you think of it so far.

Source: Neowin