,,Although online gaming is very much a buzzword around the industry right now, with MMOs on PC selling bucket loads and Xbox Live attracting increasing subscribers, Sony were quiet about their plans for the PS3's online capabilities. Reeves, too, is coy on the subject: "It was revealed at E3 and it was called Playstation Network. It will be introduced as PS3 is. It's not just online, it's a whole community and it embraces other non-game content as well.",,"The psyche is I come back from the pub or wherever and you want to play with the guys. Some people say I want to go online, but more people actually want to see people's faces and feel the enjoyment and that type of thing.",,,Sounds like Sony could be trying to develop EyeToy/Video functionality to play a part with online play. Like you could actally see the person you are playing againist in a small box on your screen.,
Message Edited by garnett215 on 06-27-2005 03:55 PM
So who else wants to see the 300 lb sweaty guy from Florida play the PS3 in his boxers?,
I think the aninemity (sp) is one of the things that attracts some people to the online world, you can be the hero that just one the clan war in the final 2 seconds and the 300 lb guy in Fl. and no-one cares what you look like.
Message Edited by Akira32 on 06-27-2005 08:09 PM
· 5$ Monthly
· 50$ Yearly
In,the Pay-By-Game you will have to pay an amount to play a certain game,on the Network. The amount will be different for each game, depending,on what features or capabilities it will have. Of course, once you pay,to have a game on the Network, you will not have to pay for that game,again. We still do not know if there will be any Limited Free Network,time or downloads, like on X-Box Live.
If you have bought any type of PSNet,account, all of your stats, uploads, and videos will be uploaded into,your personal directory, which could accessed from Sony’s website.
When,you turn on your Playstation 3 without any disks (Yes, thats right,,disks) in it, it will go to the System Menu. On the System Menu, you,can:
· Set the time and date, Time Zone, and Daylight Savings Time.
· See and edit what’s saved on your Hard Drive
· See your systems specs
· Make/Sign in to a Playstation Network account.
Once you select to make a PSNet,account, you will have to type in your account code that comes with the,package. Then you will have to type in your Credit Card and Personal,Information. After all that, you just have to type in your account name,and password, and you’re all set. If someone already has that name, you,will, of course, have to choose another.
Once you log onto your username from the system menu, you can:
· Edit/Check your Buddy List
· Go Online
· Look for Downloads
· Upload Content
The Buddy List is more advanced than ever. You will be able to see, without even choosing a name:
· If they are online
· What game they’re playing
· What mode and map they’re playing in
· What their clan/rank is for that game you are playing.
Once you choose somebody’s username, you can:
· Send them messages, Typed or Recorded.
· Have a Voice Chat (Only if they’re available)
· Join their game
· Invite them to your game
When you choose to Spectate, you can watch your friend play, even if he is on a different game, or a game that you don’t have.
When you choose to Go Online, you will be able to surf the web.
If you go to the Downloads section, there will be many options.
·,Download Extras-You can download extra features to your games (Note,that additional fees may be required, unless you are using the,Pay-By-Game)
· Download Music/Videos-You will be able to download,Music that you can play during your games or to burn to a CD (Note that,not all music will be possible for download, only the artists that,agree to the deal)
If choose to Upload Content, you will be able to,upload created levels, single-player modes, replays, ect. You will be,also able to Mute People, Block People, and Voice Mask.
For sports games, there can be a different PSNet,user for each player on your team, making you work together to realize,and understand each other’s tactic to be able to work as a team.
While playing a game on the PSNet,,you can set the PS3 to record what is happening in the game, and it,will be uploaded into your personal directory. You will have limited,space of how much video you record, but you can buy more.
There,will also be the ability for Cooperative Mode’s online with other,users, and of course up to four people can play online from one,Playstation 3
Message Edited by C-Dude on 06-27-200505:13 PM
Message Edited by C-Dude on 06-27-2005 05:14 PM