Posts Tagged ‘PlayStation Plus’
PS3 Users To Get New 3.7 Firmware Update.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 05:45 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 10 August 2011 05:00
It’s been a while but Sony is issuing a new firmware update to the PS3. Numbered 3.7, this update will enhance the system with some cloud based saves and automatic trophy syncs. Enabled either in the XMB or the first time a game is booted is up, the feature will allow players to save their game automatically online to be picked up again on another machine at a later date. Trophys will now auto-sync online instead of waiting for gamers to maunally sync them with Sony’s servers. What could be the downside to this? Maybe the fact only members of PlayStation Plus get access to them. Yep, pretty lame indeed.
For us lesser beings, the update will grant us a new “TV/Video Services” spot on the XMB where services like Netflix and Hulu will now reside. Don’t confuse this with the Video slot which is where any videos purchased in the PS Store will hide. The PS Store will also get a recomendation feature, allowing gamers to tell friends about content they like in the Store. The console will also be getting some upgrades to the 3D playback capabilities of Blu-rays.
Cloud Storage Rolling Out On Xbox 360 This Week.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 July 2011 08:34 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 6 July 2011 08:00
The Cloud, that mysterious yet wonderful place in the internet where geeks and gamers share data and LolCatz pics. The allure of sharing all sorts of fun things without keeping them locally is pretty irresistible. Sony has allowed PS3 users to store game saves within the cloud and use them on other PS3s. The only downfall to that is it’s limited to PlayStation Plus members and are limited to one download per 24 hours. Bummer.
At this years E3, Microsoft announced they would be firing up cloud based storage for the Xbox 360, where owners can store their game saves and Gamertag info. All the info will be stored securely at Microsoft and allow gamers to hop on any 360 and pull up their Gamertag and game saves. As of right now, the only thing supported in the first wave is Live Arcade games but by the Fall Dashboard Update all Live titles will be supported.
Happy Birthday Playstation Plus! Now What’s Our Gift?
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2011 05:06 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 30 June 2011 02:00
PlayStation Plus is a year old now and the service is ready to party like it’s 2011. As is the current trend, we the gamers will be reaping the benefits for the celebration. There is a caveat though, to get the prize you have to plunk down some cash first. If you buy yourself a 3 month package for $17.99, you’ll snag yourself a free month of service. Want a bigger prize? Buy a full year of Plus for $49.99 and walk away with a whole 3 months free.
Granted it’s not much of a freebie but it is a nice gesture. I’m sure quite a few PS3 users took advantage of the free month Sony offered due to the infamous outage, so this is a good way to extend those extras at a lowered cost. Besides, you’ll get all those neat features like free DLC, free (as long as you subscribe) games, premium themes, avatars and the like. Any geeks proper paying members of the service? If not, is this enough t entice you pay? Hit the jump and let us know in the comments.
Quick Geek Update: PS Store Is Back!
Last Updated on Thursday, 2 June 2011 10:45 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 2 June 2011 02:00
Late in the evening of June 1st, a minor miracle occurred – Sony finally restored the PS Store to the awaiting masses. This includes access to all facets of the store including demos, avatars and add-ons. With the update comes a galaxy’s worth of content that PS3 users have missed out on over the last month. Add-ons for Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2, Fallout: New Vegas, new demos and even some price drops. PlayStation Plus members are looking at a massive amount of digital goodies to snap up, makes me almost wish I was one.
Full functionality seems to be spotty as some users, including myself, are getting a content error when searching through the store. Be patient as Sony is sure to be fixing this. The one noticeable absence is the Customer Appreciation goodies Sony promised back when the PSN was restored. Sony did state that they were in the final stages of testing and should be ready soon. There is another update scheduled for the Store and Plus members on Friday the 3rd so let’s hope it’s a good one. Now I’m off to my inFamous 2 beta for a few days. Hasta geeks!
Source: Playstation Blog