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Well, it looks like there won’t be a widespread PlayStation 3 shortage in Europe anytime soon — the Hague’s civil court of justice has just ruled in Sony’s favor in its dispute with LG, and ordered that the 300,000 PS3s currently seized by customs be released to Sony for distribution across the continent. LG has also reportedly been ordered to pay €130,000 in legal fees — and if it doesn’t comply, it will face a fine of €200,000 per day until it does. That doesn’t mean that the tussle between the two companies is over, however, as this ruling doesn’t have anything to do with the patents at the heart of the dispute.
PS3 firmware update v3.60 live, adds cloud storage and turns off controllers at intervals of your choice
If you’re rocking a PlayStation Plus subscription and can’t wait to boot your savegames into the cloud, you’ll be happy to hear that the System Update enabling that — firmware v3.60 — is available for download right now. If you aren’t paying $50 a year for PS Plus, what good is it to you? Well, it’ll let you set how long you’d like the system to wait before it tells your DualShock and Sixaxis controllers to shut down, hopefully conserving battery life without intermittent annoyance. Enjoy!
[Thanks, Tim and Colin]
Alright, it’s official, Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription just became a thing worth owning with the new addition of online storage for game saves. It’s coming with v3.60 of the PS3 firmware, which we’re promised to receive tomorrow, March 10th. You’ll be allowed to stash up to 150MB of PlayStation 3 game progress data in Sony’s make.believe cloud, which is not exactly a staggering amount, but then it’s not like those save files take up that much space. The major attraction that we see here is being able to just plug your account details into any PS3 around the globe and continue your questing in Dragon Age II as if you’re still at home. See Sony’s press release and instructions on how to use the new cloud saving option after the break.
Remember when Sony sued Geohot and demanded that YouTube hand over the user info of all the folks who posted comments to Geohot’s PS3 jailbreak video? Well, score a victory for SCEA, as the judge overseeing the case’s jurisdictional discovery process has ruled that Sony can get what it wanted — information from: Bluehost (who hosts Geohot’s website) regarding who downloaded the jailbreak, Twitter regarding any tweets made by Hotz, Google Blogspot regarding comments made on his blog, and the aforementioned YouTube user data. Keep in mind that Sony’s getting this information to show that many of the downloaders and commenters are from Northern California and that Hotz’s hacking efforts were aimed at Californians — meaning the case should remain in the Bay Area instead of moving to New Jersey where Geohot hacked his PS3. With this new information at its disposal, Sony’s better equipped to oppose Hotz’s motion to dismiss in a hearing early next month, but this doesn’t mean the company will succeed in its bid to keep the litigation a West Coast affair. We’ll have to wait and see if this latest victory helps Sony win the war. Stay tuned.