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XMB battery meter glitch 'definitely being corrected'

PSN's Eric Lempel is doing the interview rounds, talking up the PlayStation Network and how far it has come over the last few years. Obviously, people tend to be more interested in the service's future and what's coming in future firmware updates. Lempel remained tight-lipped, but let slip a few...

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Sony's Lempel: 'You're not going to see trophies on the PSP'

With Sony's Trophy system coming up on its one-year anniversary this month, we were eager to learn how Sony could enhance the service, leveraging the PlayStation brand and distancing itself from the Xbox 360's Achievements system. So, during E3 last week, we asked Eric Lempel – Director of...

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Firmware v5.02 out soon

Here's another minor update to look out for soon -- though unless you find yourself having problems, you probably can go without this one. Firmware v5.02 doesn't do much except the fact that it "improves system software stability during use of some features, including the PlayStation Store."...

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Eric Lempel talks more about 2.40 and PSN's 'leap forward'

Surely most of you have downloaded firmware version 2.40 and have been avidly collecting trophies on Super Stardust HD like us. But why did it take so long to get this stuff? Why are some things still missing? Eric Lempel spoke with Next-Gen on just that and we'll summarize the answers to those...

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The PS3 Trophy sound and other 2.40 FAQs answered

With the help of PSN director of operations, Eric Lampel, PlayStation.Blog has compiled a Firmware v2.40 FAQ, answering many of our most common questions. In most cases, with "No." Voice messaging? No. In-game web browsing? Negative. In-game display settings? Nope. In-game shopping? Uh-uh. In-game...

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Watch as all your PS3 dreams come true in this 2.40 video

See the guy in the video above? That's Eric Lempel and he's about to show off the number one requested feature for the PlayStation 3; in-game XMB. This feature is only half of what we can expect in firmware 2.40, which is due out "soon." Watch as Eric effortlessly receives and responds to messages...

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"A lot of new PS3 features to come," says Eric Lempel

In a recent interview with Next-Gen.biz, Eric Lempel - Director of PlayStation Network Operations - gives a few hints regarding the expansion of the PlayStation Network this year. A lot of the things he discusses specifically we've already heard about, but it's the stuff he doesn't say which...

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Eric Lempel talks about in-game XMB, download speeds, more

Eric Lempel, director of operations for the PSN, answered questions about the Network. Here's what he had to say. As we've heard before, in-game messaging and other XMB features are on the way, though no timeline has been announced officially. The developers, not Sony, are in charge of whether or...

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Sony outlines firmware update plans for 2008

Faster and fewer -- that's apparently Sony's plan for 2008 regarding firmware updates. In an interview with MTV Multiplayer, SCEA's Eric Lempel talked a bit about the old firmware strategy and outlined what we can expect in 2008. He said that "We're trying to certainly cut down on the amount of...

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PSP Store expands, will include beats, SOCOM and Twisted Metal

The launch of the PSP Store was quite muted, catching even the writers of PSP Fanboy off-guard. The PC-compatible Store allows PSP fans to download demos, themes and full games onto their system -- but why the stealthy launch? As of now, only the most hardcore PSP fans (that read sites like ours)...

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