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Published on May 19th, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey

Rockstar: New PS3 Firmware Update May Overheat Consoles

Sony has had a run of bad luck lately. Unfortunately for them, issues just keep popping up. Rockstar recently reported that the latest 3.61 firmware update may be overheating PS3s.

“We have received some reports of PS3s overheating while playing L.A. Noire or beeping three times before shutting down / turning themselves off, mostly on older 60GB and 80GB fat models,”

The report taken from BGR mentions that Rockstar said the problem is not limited to just L.A. Noire but with other games as well. The report states people are having issues after playing on the console for 30 minutes to 2 hours. Players are reporting that their PS3s will flash a red light or freeze after the allotted time.

“At this time we are recommending contacting Sony directly to report the overheating issue,” a Rockstar spokesperson said in a press release. “However, this is not the end of our support; we are continuing to test L.A. Noire on all firmware versions and hardware models to isolate the issues and see what can be done. As always, we will update this article as soon as we have updates.”

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Video game journalist since 2006, and gaming since he was old enough to use an Atari joystick. Follow me: @Cam_is_16bit



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