So big were the features, that Sony accompanied the announcements with walkthrough demonstrations of all the new goodies. Those days seem to have faded. Sure, firmware 3.50 patches in a pretty big feature for those with expensive televisions - 3D Blu-Ray support - but for everyone else, it's not really worth the effort updating.

We like knowing our PlayStation 3 will support the full range of 3D content should we ever upgrade our TV. We're not saying the feature's useless. We're just saying - it's only one feature.These updates used to be packed with reams of goodies. Everyone used to be talking about updates on a firmware day. Sure there's some new Facebook integration features - but they are dependent on developers making use of them. So there's nothing much else to see here.