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Old 09-02-2009, 06:46 PM
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Default Quick question on new PS3 Slim purchase

Tomorrow I will be getting a PS3 Slim, any idea if I will need to do any software updates, firmware, etc?

I will hook it up with my Wi-Fi, but didn't really know what needed/should be done right away.

Any thoughts, suggestions?

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Old 09-02-2009, 06:52 PM
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The only update you will be prompted to do is an update that was put out a few days ago. Other than that, the Slim ships with the firmware/software updated all the way up until this most recent update that was just put out.

Once you do the update, you will probably want to go into the video and audio sections and fine tune some of the available options - which aren't always clearly explained in the manual, but you can find more detail about them via the google.

One suggestion is to keep it well ventilated. It does put out less heat than the old fats, but it still gets pretty hot.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:54 PM
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Any games that you plan on buying? Do you own any other systems?

Probably should go to the game room as well.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:11 PM
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Thanks for the feedback!

Games that I (think) I want...

Batman Arkham Asylum game looks pretty sweet, going to rent it tomorrow.

Also, my older brother told me to buy Call of Duty 4, NOT the newest one, World at War.

Fight Night Round 4 looked interesting too.

Any advise on the above info??
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:12 PM
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Yeah new Firmware was released on Monday so yeah you will want to get this. Wifi is a choice if you want since it is built-in. enjoy your new system.

This is not really smackdown worthy.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:22 PM
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What does that mean...it's not smackdown worthy?

Sorry, I'm new to some of this.

Will the PS3 promt me for the download of the new Firmware after I have it connected to Wi Fi?
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:28 PM
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What does that mean...it's not smackdown worthy?

Sorry, I'm new to some of this.

Will the PS3 promt me for the download of the new Firmware after I have it connected to Wi Fi?
It should prompt you to update your firmware if there's a new one avalible, it won't however force you to do it on a normal system boot though.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:40 PM
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man it is a long day. yeah it will prompt you with a message on the top right corner. Go to the settings and at the top of that column pick software update. You can also download the update on you PC and transfer it on USB thumb drive.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:42 PM
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Here are some Tips for firmware 3.0

http://www.us.playstation.com/Suppor...00_update.html

Enjoy the system
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Also, I strongly recommend just not buying COD4 and waiting until Modern Warfare 2 comes out
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