If you weren’t up all night playing The Last of Us on your PlayStation 3, then you may have avoided the drama that occurred overnight in regards to the console’s latest 4.45 system update. The update has reportedly been the cause of a number of PlayStation 3s to become unusable, or “bricked” as most gamers would call it. Fortunately, Sony is aware of the problem and has pulled the update from the PlayStation Network.
Sony’s PlayStation European Twitter account sent out a message earlier today confirming firmware update 4.45 has been pulled, saying they’re “aware of reports that the recent PS3 update (4.45) has caused,” and are currently investigating what could have caused the issue as well as what users are being bricked as a result of the update.
At this time, it’s unknown how Sony will treat customers who have unfortunately had their consoles bricked as a result of its 4.45 firmware update, but we would think the company would offer some kind of reimbursement, especially since its PlayStation 4 is going to be released in just a few months. The last thing Sony needs right now is a PR nightmare over this bricking issue.
We were able to spot the HTC Butterfly S last week in the wild, which looks to feature Beats Audio BoomSound speakers. Today, HTC is officially announcing its newest Android handset and its specs seem to be pretty good.
The HTC Butterfly S is a nice improvement over the original Butterfly as it features a 5-inch 1080p Super LCD 3 display, 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, 2GB of RAM, an UltraPixel rear-facing camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, 3,200mAh battery and will use HTC Sense 5 with BlinkFeed.
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