Sony Updates PSP and PS3 Firmware — Prepare For Comics!!!

Sony has updated the firmware for its PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable products. First up is firmware version 3.10 for PS3. The big deal here is Facebook integration, which I know most of you don’t care about, so I won’t talk about it further. Besides, PSP firmware 6.20 is much more interesting. In addition to adding some new photo and video functionality, it also adds a digital comic book reader!

The PSP is about to get invaded by the heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe. Set to launch in December, some of Marvel’s best stories will be brought to a life on the PSP with a little motion and a lot of voice. From The Astonishing X-Men to Civil War, there are all sorts of great books that will be available for download.

Marvel Civil War

I’m psyched and nervous for these digital comics. On one hand, it’s a new way to experience some great stories. On the other hand, I know it will totally weird me out when characters sound way different from how they do in my head.

What’s your take on digital comics for PSP? Are you anxious to turn your PSP into a cosmic cube? Or will you not have your precious handheld gaming system dirtied up by Skrulls?


Author: RPadTV

7 thoughts on “Sony Updates PSP and PS3 Firmware — Prepare For Comics!!!”

  1. Why don't they just make digital comics/graphic novels without the voices? The voices of the X-Men in the comics for me are the same ones that were used for the X-men cartoon series that aired on Fox on Saturday morning sometime in the early-to-mid 90's. That cartoon series was just sheer awesomeness and those voices are ingrained into my head as THE default voices of the X-men characters.

    Is that series out on DVD or Blu-Ray, because I would totally buy them all.


  2. Those voices are ingrained into EVERY dude's head who grew up in the 90's….

    Same way Hamill is the Joker and Kevin Conroy is Batman (which is why Arkham Asylum is so comforting ^_^).

    But yea, despite whatever random voices they use for the characters this IS pretty freaking cool. Is this PSP only, or do we get this on PS3 too???

  3. Ray, you need a "0" option for the "How many gaming consoles have died on you?" poll.

    I have yet to lose a soldier in battle.

  4. I got this from N4G:

    Free Digital Comics

    Transformers: All Hail Megatron #1 – 45Mb

    United Kingdom – A8D2-KMBF-JKE4

    United States – EC2N-9HBR-HJD6

    Australia – J8G5-MPBP-9D55

    Ireland – E324-CGBK-8T8G

    New Zealand – FFBT-9NBG-Q3NL

    South Africa – 4R9A-AMB9-QR9M

    Aleister Arcane #1 – 33Mb

    United Kingdom – ANTL-MGBH-BN2H

    United States – 63N8-R2BF-9E4D

    Australia – BGPA-8CBH-DRKL

    Ireland – GMN8-H8B8-QN83

    New Zealand – 7CP5-QTBA-TLRK

    South Africa – BGPA-8CBH-DRKL

    Star Trek Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment #1 – 30Mb

    All regions – 724K-A4BG-JLD7

    Astro Boy: Movie Adaptation #1 – 24Mb

    All Regions – FF3N-H7B6-M2JF

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