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New PS3 software update 4.30 coming Tuesday

22 October 2012

It's been quite troublesome for many of us who hunt trophies on both the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita, because PS3 users couldn't see PS Vita trophies. The upcoming software update version 4.30 will fix all that.

That's right, PS3 update 4.30 will allow all users to see trophies earned from their PS Vitas. Once Tuesday comes around, we won't have to figure out where players got all of their platinum trophies.

There will be one more major change with this upcoming update. Officially ending in November, the Life with PlayStation application will no longer be offered, which means that all Folding@home operations done in cooperation with Stanford University will also end. In appreciation, the research lead of Stanford's Folding@home research project had this to say:

“The PS3 system was a game changer for Folding@home, as it opened the door for new methods and new processors, eventually also leading to the use of GPUs. We have had numerous successes in recent years. Specifically, in a paper just published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, we report on tests of predictions from earlier Folding@home simulations, and how these predictions have led to a new strategy to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The next steps, now underway at Stanford, are to take this lead compound and help push it towards a viable drug. It’s too early to report on our preliminary results there, but I’m very excited that the directions set out in this paper do appear to be bearing fruit in terms of a viable drug (not just a drug candidate).”

Though we're getting a nice addition with version 4.30, we'll be losing a very intriguing application. Let us know your thoughts, and feel free to brag about your contributions to Folding@home below.

Via PS Blog


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