Game Informer: Some gamers don’t adopt new hardware when it first becomes available. There can be a lot of advantages to waiting to buy a new console. Not only is the hardware cheaper, but there is a greater wealth of content to explore. Sony’s PlayStation 3 doesn’t just play games; this entertainment system will let you play DVDs, CDs, Blu-rays, and stream a variety of content from the Internet through portals such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Pandora. If you spent the last eight years with another console or are new to gaming, here is everything you need to know to become an expert with the PlayStation 3.