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PS3 update questions.


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  1. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Hello all, I'm thinking about buying a ps3 this holiday season (bundle deals work on me)... I hear a lot about required updates... well, if I have no Internet connection, what happens? Will I be able to play the games I buy?

    Can you install updates from a USB drive or something similar?

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  2. Adauth

    Adauth Well-Known Member

    The updates are mainly for online play so if you dont have an internet connection, I would assume youre not going to be playing multiplayer games. So the updates won't matter for you, you won't even get a notification of an update without a broadband internet connection.
  3. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Cool cool thanks. Nope, no online. I just was reading a game review and (like many reviews) they were complaining about having to install all these updates so they could play the game (try that from dial up ya jerks!;)). Cool, glad you don't need Intertubes to get games working. And I read on wikipedia that you can download the system updates on a pc and transfer them over (very convenient I might add).
  4. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

  5. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    They put updates in the newer games for people that dont have internet access. If you don't do the update for the system. It won't let you play the newer games. 360 is like this also.
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  6. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Okay cool. With the 360 some games include the system update on the disc, does the PS3 do this as well?

    Also, is it really that bad(slow)? Seems like usb would be plenty fast for a system update... (unless that update was huge).
  7. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Yes the PS3 does it too.

    as far as usb update I dont know. If it was usb 2.0 shouldnt be too slow.
  8. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    ^ Yeah, that's what I was thinking. And who even has a usb 1 device any more?! (actually I do, 512mb...) ;)

    Cool cool. I like the all in one updates from disks.
    Do you happen to know if game updates can be downloaded and installed via usb? (Ie: patches).
  9. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    dont know that one. As when i tether my phone to my PS3. When lets say I start playing skyrim it will pop up theres an update for your game.
  10. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Okay, maybe I'll see if google has an answer for that one. When you tether your phone is that wifi or usb? If usb, does the connection just 'happen' or are the configurations that must be done?

    very curious about the ps3.
  11. DeepEmissions

    DeepEmissions VIP Member VIP Member

    I got ya beat 256MB USB1.0 I like the "vintage" eletronics

    My bud has a PS3 with no internet connection. He bought Modern Warfare 3 and played it with no updates... if the console cannot connect to the internet, it doesn't know there are updates for the game (which are mainly for online play.)

    It appears even the System Software updates that TxGoat pointed out are mainly for online features. But you could always download those updates to a USB and give it a shot. The webpage TxGoat pointed to had a download icon

    as far as tethering to you Android device, it all depends on what app you want to use for tether. I use Wireless Tether. located here---> http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/downloads/detail?name=wireless_tether_2_0_7.apk
  12. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Its WiFi. But I believe you can usb tether also. never really looked in to it.
  13. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest



    I have an 8MB sd card, and I think I have some even smaller than that. Kind of sad how fast memory expands (yet my own memory is on the decline). I'm sure in a few years everyone will be looking down at a 1TB flash drive as old tech.....
  14. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    I hear that!

    Well, I just shot an email to the ps3 support site asking about installing game patches / updates from USB. Hopefully they respond soon. :)

    Okay, I'd guess that the wifi tethering is just like connecting anything else to wifi.
    (at risk of getting either more offtopic - do any of you use your ps3 for it's media capabilities?{like the blu-ray or video file playback})
  15. DeepEmissions

    DeepEmissions VIP Member VIP Member

    I have an XBox, a while back I used it as a Home Theater PC, but since I built my own PC, I have NEVER used it for that purpose because it was too complicated compared to point-and-click on my PC (PC is HDMI to my TV)
  16. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Why I got my PS3 so I had a blu ray player also. I have also loaded songs and so on to her too.
  17. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Cool cool. I'm really thinking that if my media is compatible, I'll be loading up some Seinfeld. Though, at 160gb (the one I'm looking into), that might be a bit slim -pun- for loading media. Maybe just one season or a highlight reel ;).
  18. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    Sadly, I use mine for watching DVD and Blurays more than I play games. One game I'll recommend you get is Blur. It's like Mario Cart meets actual cars, but then again since I'm not a great big gamer, you might not like it.


    BLUR TRAILER PS3 ! - YouTube
  19. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    I'm not big on racing games (don't dis-like them, but they just are not my favorite (I'm pretty horrible at them)), but I did really enjoy mario kart (not really the wii version *gasp*).

    I am looking forward to the infamous game(s) though.


    No word from Sony yet. Set up a new email so they wouldn't spam me (or leak my information to anons ;) ). But they didn't wanna reply to that question anyway - jerks.
  20. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    I'm not big on racing either, but this thing is like the old school mario cart, not the Wii version. I'm not big on games like God of War either, but for some reason I took to that game too.

    Have you looked at the 320 GB move edition? Its the Wii version and I think I saw it on sale for $249.00 somewhere.
  21. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Damn, I got the 160GB version with two games (Little Big Planet 2 and Ratchet and Clank). I'm would have probably go LBP2 , but maybe not the other. Hmm. Oh well. I hear that you can put in pretty much any HD and I thought the move bundle was something like $100. And I'm not really sure how much I'd use it. I can't remember the last time I played my wii. >.>
    Hmm...
  22. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest


    Everybody Dance 320GB Bundle - Only at Target (P... : Target


    There's the 320 GB for $299. Granted you'd probably have to sell the dance portion of it.

    One of my favorite parts of the PS3 is downloading movies to a USB drive and playing directly from the USB on the PS3. Although, if I had Wifi access I could just share out my laptop's media folder and navigate to it from my PS3. I'd suggest getting a Bluetooth keyboard and the bluetooth remote.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050SX9I2?t=slickdeals&tag=slickdeals $20.00
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  23. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Cool, I've been looking for a BT keyboard for a while now, with no real luck (as to which one to get - also a mouse).

    So the remote is a plus then huh?

    ;) Yeah, I'd sell the dance portion. I did seem to really like the commercial for (I thin) socom 4 where the move controller was placed in the fake gun and that was used. Looked pretty cool.

    Hmm.. lots of things to think about ;)
  24. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest


    Mini Bluetooth Keyboard For iPad, iPhone 4.0, PS3, Smartphones, PC

    Doesn't work with Android phones....sadly.
  25. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    cool cool. I just now got amazon to load the reviews for the ps3 remote (nearly an hour!) pssh..
    I'll check that one out tomorrow.

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