PSN Games Will be Playable on New Sony Vaio’s
The recent 3.30 firmware update for the PS3 added 3D support, an improved Trophy section, and an entry for a PC under its Remote Play section. Most gamers probably didn’t even see that last addition. Just like the integration of the PSP under that section, Sony says that future Vaio laptop models will be able to connect to your PS3 and play certain PSN titles.
This means that no matter where you are at, if there’s a Wi-Fi hot spot you’ll be able to play certain PSN games on your laptop. This is a pretty nifty feature if you actually play games with your PS3, but I have yet to purchase a PSN title. I’d rather play arcade-style games on the XBLA, but that’s my preference.
The one thing about this new PC remote feature is that older Vaio’s probably won’t work with it. That’s a huge ball-punch to recent Vaio consumers like myself. One would hope that there is a patch or something that Sony could pump down to enable this feature, but why would they do that when they could charge you a few thousand bucks to buy a new model. You’ve been enlightened…
E.B. “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”