Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Question Is: "Do You Like Fun?"

This was the response I got when asking a co-worker if I should buy Red Faction. Well, shit, I like fun and I promptly went against Friday traffic to Best Buy, one of my least favorite places in the world to pick me up summa that. Today around dinnertime I pop the disc in thinking that I'd probably have to update the system software and lo and behold, the game disc even told me so! It even had the appropriate update (2.60) on the disc! Three minutes later, and I'm good to go...so I thought.

Turns out that the system update 2.60 had fried the blu-ray player. Oh yes, good times. Updating to 2.76 also did not work. You can imagine the swearing involved at this point. So now I'm doing a full system restore in the hopes that I don't have to pay Sony 150 of my hard-earned dollars for the continuing priviledge of using their broken-ass software.

I take back all the nice things I've said about Sony and the PS3. This is lame. Did I mention that it'll take 2.5 hours?

(Don't blog when mad, huh? Just wait till I get going!)

5 comments:

martiank9 said...

Dude, that sucks. Did you ever get it working?

ktorrek said...

Nope. Still bricked. Thanks Sony!

Roland said...

Is this a problem a lot of people are having? I don't have a PS3...

ktorrek said...

Enough people have the problem that when I went to the Sony boards, I found several user-posted recovery procedures. Apparently some nonzero percentage of all existing PS3s in the wild die every time there's a firmware update.

martiank9 said...

That seems... not good.