Playstation 3 information please?

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by Litotes, Aug 20, 2011.

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  1. If I buy a new PS3 and plug it into my 40" Sony, can I surf the whole of the web on my television or am I limited to a few locations like iPlayer and YouTube?

    If "yes", is it really usable or am I restricted in any way?

    If "no", how could I achieve my aim?

    I would be grateful for advice from those in the know!

  2. Can surf quite a lot, however functionality on the PS3 doesn't compare with a computer, e.g accessed webmail, but couldn't view a PDF as no adobe.

    You'll need a keypad on your controller
  3. Certainly much more web access than xbox. Wouldn't use it to replace my pc but has it's uses for surfing online...
  4. JINGO

    JINGO War Hero Book Reviewer

    I never get beyond Xhamster but it seems to work fine to me.
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  5. Thank you very much to all. Much as I thought! Separately, I have been advised that I can't do everything that I would like to do. Apparently, HTML 5 coded webpages are also an issue.

    Back to the drawing board!

  6. If you can be more specific I can let you know how far off the mark the ps3 would be for it.

    There's also some other possibilities which may work better depending on your use case.

    Company shill stapd.

    Oh.. And not the sales part of it so if ehat you want will make you want to hurl controller then I'm unlikely to shit you.

    Sent from the crapper using crappatalk
  7. On the same note, I am living in UAE. Please advise if it is possible to use PS3 to access BBC and ITV progrmmes and or i-players. If so what additional equipment or software is required? Are there any websites that discuss setting it up?

    Many thanks
  8. Hi,

    If you have a European/Mid East zone PS3, and set your country to uk when you set up playstation network account, you should get icons under tv for both services.

    You'll need to proxy your web connectoon through a uk server though - google for uk proxy iplayer should throw you usable results
    (sadly also quite a few malware sites).

    On ps3 you would set the proxy un the general network settings rather than for iplayer specifically.

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  9. Stapd,

    Many thanks indeed. I shall give this a go and post back results, just waiting for 'Du' broadband to be switched on....

  10. Thank you!

    I would like to watch tennis from:

    Tennis - ATP World Tour - Video Landing

    on my HD telly.

  11. Thought I'd dig out an old thread rather than start a new one.

    Just bought a PS3. Games I have previously enjoyed playing are GTA:San andreas, Silent Hill, Half Life(all of them) and the Dawn of War Saga. I have Space Marine already on the shopping list and have just bought Deep space. Battlefield and other team playing games were OK, but not that engrossing. Being a tight fisted b'stard I can wait until the price drops on the new releases of today, skyrim being an example. ' £60 for a game you can feckin poke it. I can wait until the price drops to £15 (Rough Norwegian price conversion).

    So what PS3 games of yesteryear should I be on the lookout for "Now"?


    p.s this post was written under the influence of alcohol and may contain spelling and \or grammatical errors due to impaired brain functionality. hic!
  12. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    If you liked San Andreas then GTA4 is a must, and generally available on Platinum (£10-15 in the UK) complete with the expansions. From the Half-Life perspective, Portal 2 is available on PS3 but I don't think it's going for much less than £25 over here, even on special offer. It's not what you'd call a budget title, just one that tends to get attention in sales and offers. You've got no hope of seeing Dawn of War as RTS never map well to console. I get the impression most console manufacturers gave up trying to port them a long time ago. Space Marine is the only Warhammer-based PS3 game that springs to mind and tends to be cheaper than average these days - mainly because it's pretty boring. It's good for button-bashing carnage but gets boring quite quickly. Throw yourself into the Assassin's Creed storyline, as it's epic. The first one, much like Space Marine, is fun initially but samey and unengaging by the mid-point. It comes bundled with AC:Revelations (the latest release) so I'd just go for that and play them in order to keep up with the story progression: AC, AC2 (available on Platinum), AC:Brotherhood, AC:Revelations. They've just announced development of AC3 for release towards Christmas, I think. On a similar note, the Uncharted series is supposed to be very impressive and has just released its third installment. I've not played it myself but I hear good things. Apologies for the lack of paragraphs - gash work browser doesn't like ARRSE!
  13. Agree, it is a very engrossing series. The game play can get a bit "samey" during each game though. But I love the series.

    The Uncharted series is brilliant. A true example of what a story based game should be like. The cut scenes are fantastic, it's got the best dialogue and voice "acting" I've seen. Very engaging. It feels like you're playing a movie. I've played them all. Start with the first and work your way through them. Each game is a seperate story but characters appear from the previous games, so playing them in order gives you more of their story.

    I haven't played any of the Assassins Creed or Uncharted games online so I've no idea what they play like there. I've just played the single player campaigns and loved them.

    Any of the GTA games are a must as well.
  14. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    AC online is the weirdest game-play experience I've ever had. I really struggled to get into it, and haven't given it the attention it probably requires since.
  15. You can get youporn through the PS3, what more do you need?