After it was featured on every major PSP newssite in the world, I decided that I had my little fun and it was time give you guys an update on the new firmware.
Of course it was fake. All the pictures I posted were fake. Those other pictures, the ones with the TV, those look more real to me than the ones I posted.
I know many of you are going to label me as pathetic, which I'm perfectly fine with. Everyone's entitled to his or her opinion. I know I'm just not so pathetic to believing some random name on the internet
So why did I do it, you might ask? Well for more than 2 months now I've seen every little kid whine and complain about when the new firmware was coming out. Not only that, there were many who claimed to have inside information. Sony was definitely going to put an organizer, alarmclock, flash player, whatever in the new firmware. It got so bad that people were actually making their own list of what they wanted to see and decided to post that as an actual source. Since words don't mean diddly squat on a medium such as the internet, I decided to give the kids what they wanted: pictures of the "new firmware".
I made the first pictures (with firmware 2.90-C9 (why would they name their firmware builds like that anyway?)) to see if people would actually believe they were real. Lo-and-behold, just about 95% of who saw them said "these can't be faked". Great, I thought, I'll spend another half hour making some other pictures to see what could follow next.
What followed was that it apparently created a big buzz around the forum and some major PSP newssites picked up on it. After that, some other sites picked up on it. And right now I can see these pictures on many major newssites on the internet. Mission accomplished: if people want something bad enough, they'll believe anything that looks remotely real.
I can't believe some of the PM's I've got. Some were even asking me if I could send them the new firmware. Wake up people. Sony is not going to let people take pictures of stuff they're working on. I'm pretty sure NDA's are standard in such a big company. If those pictures were real, who in their right mind would take the risk of actually showing them? A great way to get fired and never be hired by any games company again. Yet, the general public didn't stop to think about that. All they saw were picture on a PSP screen that kinda looked like the real deal and believed it.
As for the pictures themselves, you can find them in the links below. These weren't perfect, nor were they intended to be. There were some errors I didn't notice, like the words "internet browser" still being next to the WWW and "organiser". Hell, I'm not American, why should I write like them, right? The battery doesn't look real enough and I used some standard Photoshop clipart for the "Music Store". There are probably more, but since most of you didn't realise it the first time, I'm not going to bother pointing everything out.
So with pain in my heart I bid you adieu and goodbye. Lesson to be learned: don't trust anything regarding PSP updates unless it comes from an OFFICIAL SOURCE. Seriously, if Sony is ready to bring out the new firmware, they're going to let us know. If it's going to have cool features (like a camera...check out the posters around the city), they're going to let us know. Don't trust some 3 time poster "who's brother knows "some girl" at "a Sony testing facility"". Doesn't that sound a little fishy, to say the least?
So long, and thanks for all the fish! (Hitchhikers Guide - buy the UMD!)