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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Remote Play Is Evolving

Anyone who owns a PSP along with a PS3 is very aware of the remote play feature. It allows any PSP owner remotely connect to their PS3 from anywhere that has wifi.



This is defiantly a feature that just starting to be implemented on the 360 by having access to Xbox Live through a windows phone. However the PS3 version has been around for quite some time. Although the features that are allowed to be used during remote play are limited, it is still a step in the right direction.

In late 2009 early 2010 Sony allowed all brand new Sony Vaio computers the ability to use the PS3 remote play feature. A sign that the Remote Play option is evolving. While this was exciting to most gamers it was met with disappointment for those who do not own new Sony Vaio PC's or laptops.

That changed in the summer of 2010 when a man who goes by the name of NTAuthority hacked the software and made it available for those who do not own a vaio.

Read About The Hack Here:
http://www.ps3-hacks.com/2010/06/21/vaio-remote-play-patch-released-use-sonys-remote-play-on-non-vaio-pcs/

There were limitations and conditions involved [updating runtime and running software as administrator] but the hack worked for most people. There were still some who had issues regarding the hack but still....

another step in the right direction.

People who did get the remote play to work complained that there was very little to do on it aside from watching the music/videos already on the PS3 or using it's internet browser.

So what will 2011 bring in the world of remote play? Will we see additional steps to having a fully functional console from our laptops/PC's? Will we see Sony update the feature and officially allow non-vaio computers to use its feature? With the popularity of this it is almost certain we can be optimistic and say yes.

I feel it is almost safe to say that a 360 fully functional remote play application is equally desired. But for now, we have to be happy with just being able to use it with a Windows phone. Hey... it's a start.

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