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Helpful How-To PS3 Vids Will Answer Many FAQs

Okay, so it "only does everything." But do you know how to do everything with it?

The PlayStation 3 is a fully functional multimedia entertainment device and chances are, you aren't totally checked out on all those nifty features. Furthermore, with more PSN features and enhancements added on a frequent basis, the whole capability of the machine might prove a tad overwhelming for some consumers. Therefore, we have a need for educational FAQs of a sort. In speaking to Joystiq , PSN director Susan Panico said Sony is in the process of "creating educational videos that will be a great welcome kit for people that are coming to the PS3 and the PlayStation Network." Basically, each video will be an individual, simple walkthrough with answers to common questions like, "How do I get streaming Netflix movies on my PS3?" It'll also tell you about the various PSN-exclusive content, like The Tester and Pulse. It seems Sony will be offering these helpful videos on both the PS3 XMB and online:

"Primarily, it's going to be content that you find very easily on PlayStation.com, as well as on the console itself, though we haven't decided where it's going to live on the XMB."

Well, so long as it's there, right? The Network has been growing and growing and growing lately; you need to be kept up-to-date.

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frylock25
frylock25
13 years ago

probably nothing i wont already know but i will check them out. it is good that they are making something like this to make the ps3 easier to access for the general public

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

I sure as hell don't know everything about it so this is sweet.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

This would be good for people like my dad. He knows how to play video games and is okay with computers and other tech devices but there's so many things the PS3 can do, he would benefit from this. Trying to get him to sell his Wii and buy a Move bundle. I may have to go halves with him to get him to buy it. ha! Maybe for Christmas. He has a sweet TV and surround sound set up but no Bluray player. He's been wanting one but always said if and when he gets one it will be a PS3.

Alienange
Alienange
13 years ago

I guess having the casual gamers on the PS3 was inevitable.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
13 years ago

Cool, sort of like the bot box does with their "360 101" series.

I never got a manual with my used PS3, so other than going on-line to find stuff out, learning everything on it so far has been by trial & error. So there's probably something in the FAQ's that I could still learn.

I think Sony should give the full FAQ listing right under the system update.
And then, also have the first spot in separate sections too, meaning just those specialized FAQ's that pertain to that particular section, like Vid FAQ's in vid section, music ones in music section, etc, etc.).

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
13 years ago

that would be awesome if new ps3's came with an instructional bluray where Kevin Butler guides you through the ins and outs of the ps3

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
13 years ago

That would be awesome.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

I suppose a help option doesn't hurt, but let's not cram the XMB full of too many things shall we? We all remember what happend to Robocop after being loaded with too many prime directives.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

Yea, we'll have to run our PS3's through a high level of electricity to remove them. LOL! I love Robocop 1 and 2. Just watched 2 again the other night on Netflix. Classic.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
13 years ago

How come PSX & Ps3fanboy.com always talk about the same thing same day? I saw this on Ps3fanboy.com earlier today… Not just this…

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
13 years ago

Uh…because both sites are PlayStation-oriented and follow news related to PlayStation?

But if you're wondering, I almost never go there for news. It either comes from press releases or the big sites like GameSpot, Joystiq, Kotaku, etc.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 11/1/2010 10:42:41 PM

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
13 years ago

Fair enough. Just wandering.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
13 years ago

Where are you wandering to?

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
13 years ago

LOL.

X_shadowkilla_X
X_shadowkilla_X
13 years ago

Since my dad just bought the ps3 move package, this would be a good feature for him, so he doesnt keep asking me on how to do stuff on his ps3, even though he is somewhat tech savvy …

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
13 years ago

X_shadowkilla_X,
Hey, I think your dad always asking you is a good thing….you & your dad still have the father-son bonding going on.
(Unless he asks you every 2.7 seconds) LOL

White_Mocha
White_Mocha
13 years ago

hmm. i know a whole hell of a lot of stuff about my PS3, but maybe this will be able to help me get the maximum usage out of my ps3 excluding PS+

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
13 years ago

Cool for new people. There will always be newbs whether it's new kids/teenagers or new adults.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
13 years ago

Huh… A good thing I guess. Speaking of, a bloke the other day was trying to tell me changing the HDD voids the warranty because you have to remove screws. Needless to say, I walked away as soon as I could. But that's OT.
Peace.

Simcoe
Simcoe
13 years ago

This rumour will just not die. I wonder if it's being kept alive by Xbots.

___________
___________
13 years ago

so is this going to be a worldwide feature, or US exclusive like everything else?

spiderboi
spiderboi
13 years ago

Hope these vids won't bore to death… Spice it up, Sony!

Zorigo
Zorigo
13 years ago

do i hear kevin butler?

Highlightreel
Highlightreel
13 years ago

Maybe one of the vids can be about how to fix my own yellow light of death? Now THAT is something I'd be interested in… Just joking, but seriously. Do it. Come on…Do it. (as Ben Stiller in Starsky and Hutch)

Stay classy PSX

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