Life With PlayStation Sneaks Into Folding@Home Update?
For a while now, people have been wondering when the new PlayStation 3 application, Life with PlayStation, would arrive. For those who don't know, it's a global news and weather program that allows you to...well, check the news and weather anywhere in the world. It's a neat little feature, to be sure, but it has been delayed several times.
We still have no official announcement, but oddly enough, it seems it's already here...maybe. Sev1512 of PlayStation LifeStyle claims Life with PlayStation has been released through a Folding@Home update. You wouldn't know unless you have that Stanford-oriented research program on your PS3, but if you load it up and then nab the required update, Life with PlayStation mysteriously pops up. In fact, he says the Folding@Home icon gets "replaced" with Life with PlayStation. Images and videos are starting to circulate of users sampling the freshly obtained application, and in some ways, this makes perfect sense. We had heard that Life with PlayStation would be linked with Folding@Home; when running the former, the latter would continue to operate. Hence, this could be the preferred delivery system for the global news and weather program, although it's a tad bizarre that Sony never bothered to announce it.
We're going to check a little later to see if this works for us, although some users are claiming they haven't been prompted to download any Folding@Home update. This puts us in a bit of a pickle, but we'll try to work it out. If you'd like, head over to your PS3 right now to see what happens, and let us know if you're a sudden Life with PlayStation user.
9/17/2008 Ben Dutka