You’ve had the PlayStation Network ever since you purchased your PS3, it comes with the package. And of course you’ve played games online, watched movies and even downloaded a few demos. But there’s so much more to the PlayStation Network than you realize. In fact, you could be saving people and money all at once and that’s all while you’re taking a nap. Many secrets are housed in PSN, but today we’ll share five with you.
Fight Cancer And Other Diseases
All your life you wanted to be a missionary because you just couldn’t stand to see the death of many through diseases. Well here’s your chance to become a lifesaver. The Life with PlayStation application automatically connects your console to a network of PS3s participating in Stanford University’s Folding@Home project. The project demands massive amounts of data-crunching power as the goal is to stimulate the body’s protein-folding process. By distributing the project’s intense workload over a vast network of computers, scientists can potentially discover the cures for diseases.
Store Your Game-Save Data Online
You’re a big-time gamer. In fact you’ve owned all the PS3 exclusive titles that’s come out since the console’s launch – but you’ve ran out of space on the system and have spent cash on two external hard drives. Don’t you just wish there was a way to save you games without eating into your precious HDD? Worry not, my friend, there is a way.
If you’re a PS Plus subscriber, Sony offers a service allowing you to save up to 150MB worth of game saves per PSN account. Here’s how:
1: Navigate the Game Menu and select Saved Data Utility.
2: Highlight the game data you’d like to store online.
3: Press the Triangle button and select Copy.
4: Then select Online Storage
Automate And Go To Sleep
PS Plus subscribers can set their PS3s to awaken at anytime from standby and automatically download games, demos, and updates all while their catching a nap. As soon as the updates are done, the PS3 will go back to standby mode.
You may think joining PS Plus is only spending unnecessary money, but once you opt in, you’ll realize that the amount of content you’re given for free on a monthly basis overwhelmingly outweighs that yearly fee. From PSN Minis to PSone Classics, new games are available to Plus members each month for free. Once a game is downloaded, it’s yours as long as your remain subscribed to the service – and that’s fair enough.
You’ve roamed about the PlayStation Network looking at different things, but have you ever gone HOME? PlayStation HOME is the Second Life for gamers. Everything you need is within, and over the years the space has seen many improvements.
There’s a Central Plaza that’s a living breathing space and so much more. You have your own home, can make friends, see communities of your favorite games and meet actual people. Next time you switch that PS3 green, make sure to go HOME.
Like I said earlier, there are many more secrets to your PS3, but enjoy these for the moment.