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PS3 System Software Update Version 4.30 Out Tomorrow, Brings Vita Trophies, Kills Life With PlayStation

October 22, 2012 Written by Jason Dunning

This may not be the thing that Sony has been teasing with all of their videos, but, starting tomorrow, firmware update 4.30 for the PlayStation 3 will be released.

The update will bring along some changes to Trophies, placing the entire collection under PlayStation Network on the XMB. Trophies you earn while on PlayStation Vita will also show up on your PS3, with Trophy level and progress towards the next level shown while you check out your collection.

Now, 4.30 isn’t all good news. Starting in November, Life With PlayStation will be ‘retired’ and the new patch will stop any new people from signing up to the service. Stanford University’s Folding@home will also end, with more than 100 million hours donated to the Alzheimer’s research.

Here’s what Vijay Pande, Folding@home research lead at Stanford University had to say about this:

The PS3 system was a game changer for Folding@home, as it opened the door for new methods and new processors, eventually also leading to the use of GPUs. 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).

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*Sony notes that the games in the picture aren’t real.