Just got yourself a PS3? Ready to game in high-definition, and watch some Blu-ray movies? Well read our article to make sure you got the lowdown on other features the PS3 has to offer.
I knew about all of these. And it's not legal to share games. It's against Sony's EULA.
Me too. Moving along.
They left out number 6 - "Breaks the spirit and wallets of hackers like geohot."
Things you should know...there should not be a #"6"..............bu t it appears the person who wrote the article does not know that either.
I was going to bring up that very same point. He should have just called it '6 things you should know..." :)
I believe the "6" is a bonus, hence the "extra, extra". It's weird to have a "6 Things You Should Know About Your PS3". 5 works better
Haha, that's hilarious morganfell! Got me chuckling!
But the President and CEO encouraged game sharing a few years ago. http://www.wired.com/gaming...
Actually, you are allowed to share PSN games with up to 5 people. Sony has promoted that since the PS3 was released.
that's what I thought too. Am I wrong to believe this?
number 5 made me laugh alot lol. i cant even begin to count how many times my friends leave my house and forgot to put the settings back to standard def lol. i knew about all of these though. and number 6!!! this is a must man. this is why some multiplats appear to look better on xbox during comparisons, its because the settings are not properly done. i guarantee that most sites like ign, gamespot etc... dont set the rgb settings to full on the ps3 version.
almost all ps3 users know these
The key word is "almost." Game sharing is not endorsed especially. And if the thing with the HD was better known they wouldn't be making that much of a big deal aboutt he "new models" with larger HDD.
that dont know this are the ones that own no exclusives and only play call of duty
was "So you just got your shiny new PlayStation 3." I think that's a good clue that this was written for YOU. OH NO! *Universe implodes*
I knew all of these too but the title does say "5 Things You SHOULD Know About Your PS3"..
Read the first sentence.
All you need to know is that it only does Everything.. unlike a certain "other" console :)
So the PS3rd is a modern day Jesus that can save mankind from sins, right? Or can make you rich? can speak like a humanoid? walk on the moon? Waw.. it couldn't be more truer! This morning i asked a PS3rd and tadaaa it printed $100 bills for me! lol lol lol
I dont even think its possible for you to be any more of a troll. Damn dude grow up.
Well, now that you mention it, the PS3 did manage to resurrect itself during the PS3 Apocalypse.
Fanboy or sarcasm?
All I need it to do is play games and movies.
PS3 is weak!
thats why it has no exclusives, the games look like crap, theres no bluray or wifi, not even a standard web browser! hell, controllers need batteries and i pay for my shitty online experience. such a WEAK console for the ignorant masses, i will leave this in case you need it: "/s"
lol you are right Rumor about everything, but the browser is a piece of shit.
Haha, nice reply. I do have to say that the web browser makes me cringe everytime I try to use it. I'm quite surprised the new Xbox redesign didn't focus on adding blu-ray, making PS3 still the top for home entertainment when it comes to watching movies
your using the controller to navigate. I usually use a bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo to navigate it. Makes a hell of a difference.
I like having the browser, but yeah it is pretty weak. I wish it supported more different plug ins too, because it is hit & miss with different streaming video sites...but I guess that is what I have a computer for.
There were some things I did not know about. Game sharing sounds cool. I need to talk with my buddies about doing this.
Yea, I'm thinking of a buying strategy now, where my friend will buy one and ill buy the next. This sounds awesome!
make sure you trust that friend, especially if you have your Credit Card info on your PSN account.
Be aware too that to deactivate one of the five accounts you can use on different PS3's, it has to be deactivated on that PS3 by the user. Sony won't do it for you remotely, so you'll have to work it out with that person you shared it with.
Probably a better read for those who are new PS3 users. I knew all of them already, but still great for a recap.
I agree, it's good for new users, but can't hurt to re-visit. Hey there even seems to be some conflict as to if sharing PSN games is legal or violates their EULA.
Did the first sentence in the article clue you into this, or was it your superb investigative skills that drew you to this conclusion Caspel?
Edit 1 Thing You Should Know About Your PS3: It only does everyting ... Making Geohot leave the basement
Geohot? am I missing the joke?
you are missing the joke
Thanks! I recently won a PS3 elsewhere, so this is quite useful for me. GZ
I actually didn't know the PS1 fact. Cool to know. I also heard about the game sharing, but never read up on this.
Yeah. Some of us are new to this PS3 business.
My ps3 is a 40 gig looks like that model didnt ship with optional fun.
PSN gamesharing rocks!!!
Very informative, thanks for the heads up
As much as I like my 360...PS3>>>>>3 60. BluRay over DVD format anyday of the week.
thx for info!
A good recap for those that may be new to the system. Nothing wrong with that, so thanks for the info.
No mention of Linux?
someone should do a list of everything it can do to[i am sure i don't know it all by now] ps3 is the best
This article is stating stuff that is already known to most people that have owned a ps3 for a while, though it is still good to know for people who don't know about these features yet. Though if you do game sharing with someone else delete your shipping , credit card, and other personal info and test it out by trying to make a purchase on psn, if a blank credit card form appears after trying to purchase something on psn through your account then you are good to go. That way even if someone where to try to hijack your account and change your password your account would be basically useless to them because they have none of your info to work with. It should take no more than an hour for game sharing as all that you or they have to do is add the games to your or their download que and that is it. Also If someone that you are game sharing with does indeed change your password and try to take over your account during the process, I think that you can contact sony through email and say that your password has been changed and you don't know what it is and cannot sign into your account, you are not lying about it and they will probably change the password and email you the new password, it is possible that you can do this if something happens but I am not sure. Also even if it is just you that plays the ps3 I suggest that you require a password every time that you make purchase of something on psn just to be safe. Also I know someone who knows quite a lot about computers and computer related stuff, and they told me that if I ever plan to upgrade my hard-drive(in which I definitely will in the future) in order to transfer the data from the old hard-drive to the new hard-drive that I do not need to buy an external hard drive to do it and just need to buy a interchangeable hard-drive enclosure(for sata hard-drives) for the old hard drive which is not expensive and can usually go around for about $10-$30 or less and can be used as much as needed, as all hard-drives basically do the same tasks(this goes for internal and external hard-drives) but are just different in sizes(capacity wise and cosmetically).
Press "enter" to play.
No one is going to read that wall of text and if they did, they would have a serious headache. Like Kos-Mos suggested, um ever heard of the ENTER key? See how I now have a space in my reply it makes it easier to read... WOW, JUST WOW.
I tried using an external hard drive enclosure to back up the data. It didn't work.
I already knew this and I dont even have a ps3
Sharing psn games is nice.
Not bad, not bad at all!
If you asked me four years ago if I would think the PS3 would be my favorite system of the generation, I'd call you crazy. Over expensive, disastrous Cell processor, no exclusives: the entire thing was a mess. Now the price has come down, people can use the Cell better, and I much prefer Uncharted 2, Infamous, and Heavy Rain to the 360s space marine collection. I guess I'm willing to admit I'm wrong.
I knew all this shit. This article is dumb.
Not everyone is as well informed as you iheart
Yeah that's true this is for the new born PS3 owners.
Great article - now I just need to start using my PS3....
This is common sense ^^^^ and yes it is for new ps3 owners.
Awesome list! There are a ton of cool things you can do with the PS3 that most people don't know about! There used to be a website called stage6.com that was youtube for divx videos and if you typed it into your browser a certain way they would download straight to the PS3. I still have a bunch of awesome buckeyes games from 2006! Twitter: MRxDURDEN
ahh i have that RGB thing on full and have always noticed the images look a little dark. I've got a nice HDTV Full HD Samsung, but not a top of the line model. I'll put that setting back to normal.