PlayStation Firmware Update on the Way – See Your Vita Trophies on Your PS3

by on October 22, 2012

PlayStation Firmware Update on the Way - See Your Vita Trophies on Your PS3Guess what? There’s another PlayStation firmware update on the the way! 4.30 will enable users to view their PlayStation Vita trophies on their PlayStation 3…nearly a full year after the system launched in Japan.

On the 23rd October, you’ll be able to download the new firmware, and it’s about time. Some may say, “better late than never”, but instances like this, are the reason why people give PlayStation such a hard time.

In November, the Life with PlayStation app will be “terminated”, according to PlayStation Blog. This coincides with PlayStation ending their partnership with Stanford University – Folding@home. Folding@home was a computing program between the two, that focused on understanding protein folding, misfolding and studying the causes of many diseases that effect us all in many ways like; various cancers, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Since 2007, 15 million people have taken part in the project and have donated more than 100 million computation hours to the Folding@home. Folding@home Research Lead at Stanford University called PlayStation’s participation a “game changer” in Stanford’s research. He also said;

“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).”