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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.

Tags: ps3, playstation 3, sony ps3, ps3 xmb

11/1/2010 9:37:45 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (24 posts)

frylock25
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 9:48:44 PM
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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

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Snaaaake
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 9:53:48 PM
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I sure as hell don't know everything about it so this is sweet.

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Jawknee
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:01:49 PM
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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.

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Alienange
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:02:39 PM
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I guess having the casual gamers on the PS3 was inevitable.

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BikerSaint
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:08:55 PM
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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.).

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BTNwarrior
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:11:38 PM
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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

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 5:09:57 AM

That would be awesome.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:18:08 PM
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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.

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Jawknee
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:20:46 PM

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.

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:21:14 PM
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How come PSX & Ps3fanboy.com always talk about the same thing same day? I saw this on Ps3fanboy.com earlier today... Not just this...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:42:14 PM

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

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 11:13:52 PM

Fair enough. Just wandering.

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 12:17:55 AM

Where are you wandering to?

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 11:04:25 AM

LOL.

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X_shadowkilla_X
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 10:26:08 PM
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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 ...

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BikerSaint
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 11:29:08 PM
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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

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White_Mocha
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 1:02:21 AM
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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+

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 1:05:08 AM
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Cool for new people. There will always be newbs whether it's new kids/teenagers or new adults.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 1:26:45 AM
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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.

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Simcoe
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 1:17:54 PM

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

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___________
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 2:55:03 AM
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so is this going to be a worldwide feature, or US exclusive like everything else?

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spiderboi
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 4:28:12 AM
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Hope these vids won't bore to death... Spice it up, Sony!

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Zorigo
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 11:38:26 AM

do i hear kevin butler?

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Highlightreel
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 2:13:17 PM
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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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