Posts Tagged ‘PS3’

Accessories that will take your PS3 gaming experience to another level

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

There’s nothing like the PS3 games console to enjoy your gaming experience.  It has proven to be the best in terms of visual pleasure which can be made even better by using a few accessories that can take your game to another level.  Different types of games can have different accessories and you can find what these by accessing a PS3 gaming site online.  Some of these accessories can be used only to play certain games while others can enable you to play games with other players as well. It’s up to the owner of the console to choose the accessories he thinks will be of use to him.

Be warned however that none of these accessories are cheap and buying them would mean that you’re really and truly into going that extra mile to play your favorite game. There are some players that just love to collect them, maybe because they have more money than they know what to do with.  Whatever the reason is, you will always have lots of fun by using one or more of these accessories for your PS3 games. So let’s see what these special gadgets are.

For starters, let’s consider the PS3 games Controller.  This is a gadget that can actually support up to seven wireless controllers at the same time. Although most of the PS3 games are not designed for more than four players to take part simultaneously, it is possible to find games that can involve up to six players. Just imagine what it would do to your heart beat. They are available in prices ranging from $30 to $40 and can be easily ordered from an online store if you don’t find it in your local electronic shop.

What do you think of a wireless keyboard that you can attach to your PS3 controller but works on Bluetooth technology or batteries and has no connection to the controller although attached to it? You can convert the keyboard into a track pad and use it to move the cursor on the screen. As a keyboard, it will help you to type text whenever you need to do so. Another popular accessory is the Driving wheel which obviously is for racing or driving games. In order to use this however you will first have to download the drivers from the Logitech site. It can heighten your driving experience by making you feel the turns and bends when you’re behind the wheel in certain PS3 games. Be warned that this can be quite expensive and can cost you in the range of $120 to $130.

The Sony Network Adaptor will also come in very useful for those addicted to playing PS3 games online.  This is an accessory that’s used to check a player’s level of skill when taking part in games and it can be very exciting for a gamer to challenge himself or his opponents to do better or even for the purpose of improving his skills before playing with others.  It’s not very expensive and you can get a Sony Adaptor for around $35. The ones mentioned above are only a few PS3 gaming accessories, so check out the others and decide what’ll best suit your gaming needs.

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Burning a PS3 game to an ordinary DVD – Is this possible?

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

A question that is often asked by gaming fans is whether it’s possible to burn PS3 games.  I wouldn’t go as far to say that it’s not difficult; because there are certain ways that can be used to do it if you following the instructions correctly and use the relevant copying software for the job.  Most gamers tend to store their computer games on DVDs which is not the best media for storage. They can be easily damaged, lost or copied over. It’s much safer to burn your PS3 games if you want to make sure they’ll be there for you to use whenever necessary.

You might not be aware that PS3 games discs are very fragile and should therefore be looked after with much care for long term enjoyment. With a video or movie CD, a small scratch or blip might not make a big difference whereas on a PS3 games disc it can mean all the difference being able to play the games and throwing it on the garbage heap. These gaming discs come packed with a lot of features that are critical to its performance and the slightest damage will make them completely unplayable.

The best solution to this problem is to burn the original PS3 games disc by using reliable copying software that can be   downloaded from the internet.  You will also need good quality blank DVD’s for the copying process and a computer that has disc burning properties. But not just any computer as you will see why.    Make sure you read the copying software to ensure you get it right. This is not difficult and all you have to do is to insert the discs and start following the automated instructions that are displayed on the screen. It might however take some time for the burning process to take place, so have patience.

By now you must be wondering if it’s that easy why people are not doing it more often. Well, here’s the problem. Most PS3 games have been burnt on Blu-Ray discs making it impossible to copy them to ordinary DVDs. Although a Blu-ray disc is capable of storing more data than an ordinary DVD, they don’t have the speed of installation that the latter has. There is in fact a lot of controversy about the Blu-ray disc being used as the storage media for PS3 games. But that’s another story in itself.  So how does one get round the problem of copying the games to another disc?

Another issue is that these discs are usually writer protected which makes it impossible to copy them. Sony has made them that way to make it as difficult as possible for software pirates to copy their PS3 games and sell them at much reduced prices. So let’s hope the only reason you want to burn a PS3 game to a disc is to keep the original safe from being damaged.  It’s for this purpose that you have to download special software that will allow you to copy the game to a new disc and also be in possession of a blu-ray disc burner.  If you can get all these right, it’ll be worth it to keep your precious and expensive PS3 games from being damaged in the long term.

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Getting the best PS3 game downloads

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

PlayStation 3 no doubt is one of the most popular games consoles not only for kids but for adults as well. Many love the features that come with it and finding new games to play on the console causes much excitement to gaming fans. But, a new gaming console also means there are certain problems you didn’t bargain for also happening when you least expect it. This could take place when you download games or start playing them. So let’s take a look at how PS3 games are downloaded and also what common problems are encountered.

The easiest way to find the best games to download is by making a Google search for them by entering the words “PS3” on the search engine. You will get hundreds and hundreds of links that can be accessed but what is important is to find out which are legal and which are not. Although Google usually does not provide illegal sites it’s always better to check the quality and reputation of the site before you start downloading games from it. Without you being aware, you could be downloading virus and malware to your computer and risk the hard drive of your computer permanently.

You should make it a point to check the websites you wish to download PS3 games from and more importantly read the reviews posted by previous gaming fans. They would know exactly how good or bad a site is. You should always be wary of downloading games from free sites because they are the worst culprits on this score. Sometimes even the links they provide are bogus and will not take you to games but to other links and from those to other sites etc. because all they are interested in is getting their products or websites promoted.

If you signup and obtain membership at a site that provides a database of PS3 games you will be able to avoid most of the problems encountered when downloading games.  You might have to pay a yearly subscription or a small fee each month but it’s still better than purchasing games outright which can cost you a lot of money. Furthermore, at paid sites, they do have a wide variety of PS3 and other games both old and new and you have the opportunity of downloading any one of your choice without worrying about the quality which unlike in free sites, tends to be much better.

Some websites are willing to guarantee your money back if you’re not satisfied with their services or the games you get to download. With such website you can be sure they’re legitimate and that you will have no major issues with the games you download to play on your PS3 gaming console. You can at least be sure that your computer will not be inundated with virus, spyware and malware which are the worse thing that can happen to any computer. Reputed sites always make sure they offer not only original games but they also filter them before members download their choices. So, if you can’t afford to pay for new games but love to play PS3 games on your console, follow the above advice and you can have a great time at very little cost.

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