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PSXE Poll Update: Not Many Will Adopt 3D Early

When technology is new to a certain industry, it can take a while to grab hold. And not surprisingly, most of you won't be going 3D just yet.

The majority of PSXE readers say that 3D gaming is simply too expensive of a proposition to be realistic right now. And that's perfectly sensible, as a new 3D-enabled HDTV won't be cheap; Samsung has a few LEDs that can handle 3D, but not one of them can be considered "cheap." You'll see the same when Sony's 3D Bravias launch in June. Now, the firmware update that brought 3D functionality to the Playstation 3 was free, and we don't believe that 3D games will be any more expensive than normal games. It's just the TV and unfortunately, that's always the most expensive investment. Another big group just says they're not interested in 3D so they'll stay away for the time being. However, an acceptable percentage of gamers do plan to use 3D for both their movies and games, and although it's a smaller number than those who say "no," it's a good sign for the advancement of this technology. I think Sony should make better 3D HDTV packages specifically designed for gamers; they're the ones who would most likely want those new TVs, so Sony should sweeten the deal.

This week, we want to conduct our own "connectivity" poll. A recent study told us that the PlayStation 3 was the "most connected" console; i.e., the highest ratio of owned consoles connected to the Internet. This isn't exactly surprising 'cuz the Network is free, but some people really don't care about it. What's the Network status of your PS3?

4/25/2010 9:43:26 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (60 posts)

Milonakis
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 10:02:51 PM
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3D annoys me until they get rid of the glasses. To me having to wear battery powered sunglasses to play a game just seems like a load of horse poop.

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kraygen
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 2:00:50 AM

that comment reminded me of some old jetsons cartoons. made me laugh. everyone was always wearing huge ridiculous glasses for everything, including elroy when he played games.

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Vitron
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 6:14:59 AM

Its just another experience theres no need to buy it if the good old on screen doesn't look broken. besides its just a stepping stone for full hologram games and virtual realities

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photo K
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 9:13:18 AM

why do the glasses have to be battery powered? What happened to old school cereal box glasses that were black and red?

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Gone
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 10:13:24 PM
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According to Samsung drunk people can't use 3D TVs. Isn't that like 50% of the population?

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Kowhoho
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 10:32:55 PM

Hey, a friend of mine just got a PS3 but he hasn't hooked it up to the Internet!

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Qwarktast1c
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 10:37:17 PM

@ Kowhoho

that's like taking a bath without aroma therapy candles!

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Kowhoho
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 10:40:18 PM

>:0 He doesn't like candles either!

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Scarecrow
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 10:46:55 PM

*awaiting Kevin's response*

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CH1N00K
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 12:10:35 AM

I think the problem is that if you watch 3D TV without the glasses, everything looks blurry. Using the glasses makes everything look clear and..well..3-d ish.

So let's say your drunk...everything is going to be a bit hazy..you look at a 3D TV and suddenly it's the only thing in your world that seems clear because it's blurry too!(they balance each other out) Then you put on your 3-D glasses and Wham! you get hit right between the eyes with 3D Drunken blurriness...

Some random blurry object jumps out the screen at you, you jump up, scream like a little girl and fall ass over teakettle over the back of the couch.

When you come to a few hours later, lying on the floor with your skull cracked open, the first thing you'll do is grab a phone and call a lawyer and sue Samsung for millions in damages, and probably win. You see in Samsung is directly responsible for all of our drunken stupidity...

So Samsung has to put a disclaimer with the TV that says, do not operate while under the influence.

That being said, if I ever do find myself in possession of a 3-D TV, I may have to contact some people I haven't spoken to in many years to see if I can't procure some medications of the Psychedelic influence.....Naw, just kidding. Kids, don't do drugs...drugs are bad..mm'kay?

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spiderboi
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 4:59:53 AM

So best thing to do and to save from buying those glasses is to get boozed up before playing 3D games ;)

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TEG3SH
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 8:32:41 AM

As I love playing games or watch movies while i'm drunk this 3-d is not for me then , and God damn u avatar for introducing 3d to the main stream , I hated the movie, hated the glasses and hated james cameron, it gave me the worst headache ever

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Gone
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 3:33:42 PM

Can't you see I am too busy playing GoWIII? C'mon

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Kowhoho
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 7:28:23 PM

Well, thanks for coming....

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Alienange
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 10:35:36 PM
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The high prices certainly make thinking about buying a 3D TV a real laugh but I don't think that's what holds me back. I just hate the technology. It's annoying as all hell. The guy playing gets his glasses on while everyone else looks at a blurry screen. Wow... how great is that for over three grand of your hard earned dollars?

I'd also like to add that children hate it, grand parents hate it, and a ton a women hate it. No wonder the Wii isn't bothering to go 3D.

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sonic1899
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 10:44:03 PM
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I'm not too keen on the fact some resolutions need to be downgraded. Why not just keep the games at their basic resolutions? I know 1080p to 720p shouldn't be a big deal, but when the box says 1080p and its been reduced to something lower, it irks me.

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Dancemachine55
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 12:13:54 AM

Like with 360 games?

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xnonsuchx
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 7:05:24 PM

I've already seen some of the blurbs about games having to be downgraded to upscaled 'medium-rez' at 20-30fps in order to handle 3DTV support. I really don't care for the idea of developers WASTING their time/money on that functionality that could be better spent making the best 720/1080 30-60fps title they can.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 10:48:33 PM
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I always have it hooked to the internet.
The only reason not to sign in would be if you want to play a ps1, ps2, or ps3 game and want to be left alone

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tes37
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 10:52:14 PM
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I'm connected to the internet for the benefit of using the psn store. I also have a handful of people in my friends list from this site. I like being able to see what others are playing and asking their opinions of certain games.

I try not to be a nuisance to them.

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NeoHumpty
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 10:55:49 PM

Same here. I don't play online games nearly as often as I do single player or play with people on the couch with me. I enjoy seeing what kind of time my friends from here are putting into which games.

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tes37
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 11:01:13 PM

My psn id is TES37 if you want to add another one to your list.



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Kowhoho
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 11:13:15 PM

Add me! I like to gather PSX members on my list. Kowhoho, of course.

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tes37
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 11:16:46 PM

LOL Kowhoho. Okay, I'll add you twice.

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Kowhoho
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 6:29:27 AM

My message is to everyone ;0.....

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Silent_J
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 11:09:25 AM

Hey guys add me.

PSN: Death_Row88

Goes to anyone too.havent got no one added from this site .

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Snaaaake
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 11:15:16 PM
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I used to steal wireless from other people because I don't have a phone line in my hostel and I still haven't got my broadband.

But now my PS3 ain't with me anymore. *sob*

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 12:01:45 AM

my ps3 just got the YLOD T_T

idk what to do!!!!

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CH1N00K
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 12:12:45 AM

Is it still under warranty? If not, check out a thread we've got going in the forums..has some links on how to fix it. try here:

http://www.psxextremeforums.com/playstation-3/11037-horror.html

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 1:00:27 AM

no it's no longer under warranty so i'm gonna try to fix it myself

i've been watching that series of youtube vids that you talked about in the thread, and i'm pretty confident that i can fix it

if not then i'm SOL and will have a new slim sometime in the future

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CH1N00K
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 1:08:44 AM

Just take your time, I've rebuilt my 80gb twice now. I think robodaddy has done a couple of his as well. It's pretty straight forward if you follow the instructions.

My first time I rebuilt it it lasted almost 4 months, which is longer then Sony's 90 day warranty they put on their refurbs...and about 125 bucks cheaper.

My second rebuild...well is still going strong, but it's only been a month so far, when it does die, I'll be posting in the forums to see how long it lasts.

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 1:45:05 AM

if i can manage to fix it i'm gonna back up everything first then see how long it can last me before i can shell out some dough for the slim

one thing i didn't mention before is that the YLOD'd system is actually a refurbished one, my first ps3 (60 GB) had disc read error problem after i had it for about 4 or 5 months, then i got the refurbished one (also 60) which is the one that just failed

this one has lasted me a little over 2 years, march was the month i believe, so yeah...

had some good times with it, and hopefully i can have a few more :)

BTW thanks for the help!

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kraygen
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 2:07:30 AM

I just had a thought while reading your ylod comments. I've heard of very few people who have ps3 failures and those that do, tend to have multiple.

It just occurred to me that when they say it only does everything, well maybe it only does karma.

Maybe without your knowledge, in a past life you guys were evil and your ps3's are trying to get back at you. ; Just kidding, don't personally believe that kinda thing, but it struck me as funny. Oh and I have a very dark sense of humor, just fyi.

Ps3: It only does karma

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FullmetalX10
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 3:33:49 AM

Good luck Qwarktast1c

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 11:34:14 AM

thanks fullmetal

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BlackBriar
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 11:38:40 PM
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It's the price of the televisions at $3000, thats pretty steep today. This reminds me of cell phones and CD players in the late 80's into the 90's, as well with DVD players. Crazy expensive at first but with time, much cheaper.

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CH1N00K
Sunday, April 25, 2010 @ 11:57:38 PM
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My PS3 has been hooked up to the net since the day I got it out of the box. I used to have it hardwired through the router, but since I've moved, the location of the modem and router is a bit far from the living room. I didn't feel like running 50 ft of cable through a few rooms to hook it up, but it's nothing a new wireless N router can't fix..lol. Now I'm dancing without strings!

It's funny though, I never went online or downloaded much when I did first hook it up because I had the cheapest internet bundle. It was so crappy that Warhawk wouldn't even let me host games because I didn't have the bandwidth.
But then my GF got a new job that requires her to work from home some so her company now pays for a super high speed Bell business line. Now whenever I play online, I know it ain't me who's laggin'..lol

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BikerSaint
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 12:04:19 AM
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I don't play online, but my PS3 still is always online.

And with an Pelican router bridge added too, so does my 360.

Just because they can!



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fluffer nutter
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 12:07:54 AM
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All of my PS3's have been connected from day one of purchasing them and hooking them up. I saw the 55" Samsung 3D LCD TV for $2299 right now and that's NOT a bad deal. I'm sure Sony's TV's will not be that cheap.

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Robochic
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 12:27:52 AM
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My PS3 is always online signs me automatically in once I boot the ps3 up. Wish I had wireless built in to my PS3; so it's connected VIA Direct connection to my Gateway modem.

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CH1N00K
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 12:37:05 AM

? The PS3 has a wireless option in the settings... or do you mean that you don't have a wireless router to connect it to?

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Robochic
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 12:57:02 AM
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@ CH1NOOK all the 20gig models never had built in wireless that was one reason why the 20GIGS didn't last very long and Sony retired them , oh trust me I have wireless gateway modem and my Wii, PC, Laptop are all wireless connected :)

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CH1N00K
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 1:09:17 AM

Ahh...I forgot about the 20 giggers.

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kraygen
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 2:09:54 AM

I didn't know that, poor robochic. =(

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kraygen
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 2:12:20 AM
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Well I don't have a lot of money so connecting to the psn and getting free demo's every week is like having a weekly christmas.

I have a couple of friends who only sign in like once every six months and yet every time I talk to them, they ask me if I've tried some game. My response is almost always the same, yeah, played the free demo on the psn. Wake up people!

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___________
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 2:16:54 AM
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i really cant understand why people are not excited for 3D.
honestly is wearing glasses such a big inconvenience?
i have to wear reading glasses and i really could not care less.
maybe its because they have not experienced how much it enhances the experience.
nvidia should set up some vision glasses at all the game shops so people can drop by and see what there like.
BCBC2 with maxed out settings with nvidias glasses looks absolutely fu**ing incredible!

or even get the 3D discovery vision glasses, there on ebay for like 5 bucks there the standard red and blue glasses and work on almost every PC game out there! and best part is you dont even need a new monitor the glasses do all the work.

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___________
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 8:39:11 AM

no its not, the 3D TVs are only 300 bucks more than the standard TVs.
3D TVs are dirt cheap considering the prices they were at when LCDs first released.

only thing that i really can not understand is how samsung do their job.
with their TVs they only put in 1 component slot so if you have more than 1 device that uses component you cant buy that TV.
than with their 3D TVs the smallest you can get is a freaking 52 inch!
WTF!?
what if a 52 inch is too big?
well than sorry we dont want your cash.
WTF?
first time ive ever heard a company say that!
they will probably release them later, but still why the big ones first?
you would think they would have a variety big and small so they can capture as many customers as possible.
i really want to get a 3D TV but theres no way in hell im getting one if there any bigger than 40 inch.

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BikerSaint
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 3:27:34 AM
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Here's a interesting FAQ fact sheet all about this new 3D tech

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Electronics+Promotions/3D-HD-TV-Explained/pcmcat204300050000.c?id=pcmcat204300050000&DCMP=rdr0002193

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FullmetalX10
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 3:48:29 AM
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If I'm going to buy a 3d-TV it will be a Sony 3d-TV, not a samsung, or anything else. I'd rather save up for a couple months and buy me a Sony one, it's just my ideals.

Yeah, my PS3 is always connected to tha web, I only disconnect it when I'm torrenting.
I used to have it set up to my router with a cable, but then we got new internetz downstairs and the connection was easier to make with wireless, so that's what it became.
I'm also very happy with my internet speed, even happier when the PS3 is the only turned on internet using machine in the house, blazin' fast, and of course free (hooray!)

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Qubex
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 4:23:17 AM
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My PS3 has been inter-connected from day one; however, at the minute I cannot play online as I have not upgraded beyond firmware 3.15. I still use my Linux install on my PS3 daily, and therefore cannot upgrade whilst I am still using the "OtherOS" option.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 7:17:06 AM
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'm not giving in until the glasses disappear and the TVs themselves get cheap enough for me to afford. I'll probbl have a PS4 by then, lol.

Also, for the poll on the PSN: How could you NOT be connected ll the time? I would think it would either be Connected or not, ya know? The only thing I could see why someone would have to get rid of it or not have it on everytime you turn the PS3 on is that you don't have a wireless router.

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JackC8
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 8:38:14 AM
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I think 3D TV's will always be too expensive for me. I can get a perfectly good 32" HDTV for around $400, and I just don't place enough importance on it to spend more than that. Our main TV's are nearly new, and I can't see replacing a one or two year old set with a new one. The 3D TV's currently start at about $2,000. For that money I could get three 32" HDTV's and three PS3's to go with them. To spend that much on something just to experience the wonder of 3D - it ain't gonna happen.

My PS3 gets hooked up to the internet whenever I want to download some demo's or check for updates before beginning a new game. Otherwise I'm offline.

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michiganfan1983
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 8:51:02 AM
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For me, since I just got a really nice LED-LCD about 2 months ago, it doesn't make any sense for me to purchase a 3DTV. Plus it would have been out of my price range even if I had waited, so my vote was for it beeing to expensive.

As for the new poll, my PS3 is connect to the network all the time. My ID is my name 'michiganfan1983' if anyone wants to add me.

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Nynja
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 10:47:37 AM
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The one game that I would love to see in 3D is "Burnout". There are a couple others that I would like to see too, but honestly 3D gaming is on the bottom of my must have list... actually it's not even on the list.

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maxpontiac
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 11:15:20 AM
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If the economy was better, I would be a day one 3D purchaser.

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yak4life85
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 12:53:22 PM
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I'll probably buy a 3-d set in about 2-3 years. I'm guessing they'll be affordable by then.

My ps3 is always connected to the internet. My psn is yak4life85 for anyone that wants a new friend. Let me know your from here.

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xnonsuchx
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 7:09:25 PM
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Does always online count if I'm online but can't currently sign into PSN since I refuse to update from FW 3.15 (until maybe Geohot's custom firmware comes out)? Kinda unsure if the poll is asking if my PS3 is connected to the Internet or PSN, based on wording.

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BikerSaint
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 9:10:51 PM
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I think he's asking if your just connected to the net, and not any particular site(such as PSN)

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xnonsuchx
Monday, April 26, 2010 @ 10:14:03 PM

It's just that "the Network" in the article refers to the PSN as that and the poll question seems to imply it, but then it could also appear to just be asking if it's online at all (for web browsing and being able to get game updates).

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Fane1024
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 3:10:00 AM
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I sign in to PSN every day, but I don't have the PS3 auto-connect and I don't usually stay connected unless the game requires it.

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