What’s the catch…
Now This isn’t some hack. It’s not a magic trick.
Sony is actually, really, truly bringing PlayStation 3 games to your Windows PC, console wars be damned.
This fall, you’ll be able to play previously exclusive games like Uncharted 3 and Shadow of the Colossus on a Windows laptop. I know, because I did.
The catch: you’ll be playing those games over the internet with Sony’s streaming game service, PlayStation Now. Think Netflix.
PlayStation Now has already been around for a couple of years on the PS4, PS3, PS Vita handheld, plus a handful of Blu-ray players and smart TVs. For $20 a month or $45 for three (£13 monthly in the UK, but alas, not available in Australia), the service gives players unlimited access to a long list of over 400 PlayStation 3 games. (The service is available only in those countries as well as in Canada and Japan, with Belgium and the Netherlands currently in beta.)
Like Netflix or any other streaming service, the quality can vary wildly depending on your internet connection — Sony requires a solid 5Mbps connection at all times, and that doesn’t change today.
The $24.99 PlayStation USB Wireless Adapter will let you connect a controller wirelessly.
What changes is the size of Sony’s audience. With a Windows laptop or tablet , you aren’t tethered to a big-screen TV. You could theoretically take these PlayStation games anywhere — and wherever you go, your saved games stream with you. (Sony says that PS3 players can transfer their saves to PlayStation Now via PS+ Cloud Storage. You can access it by pressing the PS Button and going into the PS Now XMB.)
There are some caveats, though. In addition to the pricey monthly subscription and the stable internet connection, Sony recommends your Windows device have a 3.5GHz (or faster!) processor for best results.
(That’s strange, because streaming game services usually don’t need a lot of local processing power) Sony offers a seven-day free trial so you can test it out.)
And you’ll need a DualShock 4 controller to play on Windows, instead of the older DualShock 3 that worked just fine with PlayStation Now on other platforms.
Still, the newer controller comes with perks: you’ll be able to plug it in with any standard Micro-USB phone charger cable, or a new $25 wireless USB dongle that Sony will ship this September. That dongle will work with PS4 Remote Play (the software that let’s you stream ps4 games to pc) as well.
Eric Lempel, head of Sony’s PlayStation Network, wouldn’t talk about future plans for PlayStation Now in an interview. He couldn’t say whether the service might come to smartphones, for instance, or whether Sony might stream newer PS4 titles or older PS2 titles later down the road.
It’s not hard to see a future where you might not need a physical PlayStation at all — much like how you may not need an Xbox – but Lempel didn’t talk about that.
Today, it’s just about bringing this small chunk of PlayStation to a new audience. “The PlayStation launched so many great franchises, and this brings new life to them,” said Lempel.
According to Sony, PlayStation Now is coming to Windows PCs in the UK “soon,” and will expand to the US and Canada shortly after. No availability was discussed for Nigeria or other parts of the world.
With VPN’s you can stream the games though.. However it’s still a no-no for me. Streaming games when I can just use an emulator..
How To Compare Phones And Check Prices Before Buying
Hello guys, I’ve been a bit slow in updating this part of the blog and it’s because I’ve been working really hard to add a How To Compare Phones And Check Prices feature.
How To Compare Phones
I just added a price and spec comparison feature to this blog. You can compare phone specs and prices then buy it if there’s a link to the store available in the option. –
I normally go to e-commerce stores and pick out the lowest prices so you get the best value for your money. Regular blog post updates would resume immediately.
Thanks for being an amazing reader.
Combo VPN MTN Settings: Browse For Free On MTN Using This New Setting
Combo VPN MTN Settings allow you to browse for free on the MTN Network. We all love free data and of course, there’s a reason why it’s not too common, that’s why I’m here.😀
To give you information on free and affordable data plans so you don’t get ripped off by our internet service providers. So without further ado let’s get down to business.
Combo VPN MTN Settings For Browsing Free
What You’ll Need
- An MTN sim without data
- Default MTN APN settings
- An Android Phone
First Download Combo VPN Here – Download Combo VPN
- Open the app, then tap on Combo Settings and configure this way.
- Turn on Stealth Tunnel
- Connection protocol – TCP
- Connection Port – 443
- Turn on the switch for Connect via parent proxy
- Edit and set parent proxy as 10.199.212.2 and 8080 as port
- Turn on the switch for Custom TCP/http header
- Edit Custom TCP/http headers
- URL/host: datareset.mtnonline.com
- Request method: CONNECT
- Injection method: Normal
- Tick keep-alive and user-agent
- Press Generate and Validate and Save.
- Save all settings and Connect
This works without data or Airtime 0.0k on your MTN line and it is capped. It is capped around 50Mb to 100Mb daily. It renews daily.
If it stops, simply open the Combo app again and change URL/host to smartapp.mtnnigeria.net:8080
If you are an mpulse user and you have mpulse data, then open the Combo app again and change the URL/host to mtn.pass.ng.