PES 2008 patched

On 360 and PS3.

Konami has released patches for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Pro Evolution Soccer 2008.

"The free download addresses the online lag and the slowdown that affects the game in both online and offline modes," the publisher says on its website, which rather fittingly sports a sidebar image of a blonde Castlevania man chasing footballers with a whip.

"The PlayStation 3 update also fixes problems associated with downloading the game to the console's hard drive."

That's good news, because as you may recall the PS3 version of PES 2008 is a bit shonky. A recent Konami FAQ update revealed that you could circumvent some of the problems by running it off the Blu-ray disc rather than the hard disk, and that you could sort out some of the stuttering problems by, er, buying an HDTV.

Early reports from the relevant threads in our Xbox 360 and PS3 forums suggest that it's at least had some effect.

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