Friday, April 15, 2016

Did you know...? (#1)

And now I begin a new series of posts in which I share little gaming tidbits because.... well, 'cause I want to. These bits of info will probably be old news to many gamers, but I'm sure I'm not the only one making the switch from one console to another, or someone new to the gaming world in general. Either way, this is my blog and I'll post any old bit of outdated info I want. :D

Here goes...

**PS3 plays PS1 games**

If you own a PlayStation 3, you can get your retro gaming on by grabbing a PS1 game (lots of cheap ones in used game stores, on Amazon, or Ebay) and plopping it in. Yeah, this is probably old news to most of you PlayStation Zealots, but for those of us just finding our PS groove—again, or for the first time—this is epic.

First, make sure you create a virtual memory card on your system. It has two virtual card "slots" just like the PS1s, which means you can only have two "active" memory cards, but you can create as many memory cards as you can fit on your hard drive. There's a "memory card utility" section under "game" in the dashboard. It's kinda self-explanatory from there.

All you do then is put in the game you wanna play and have fun. It really is that simple. It doesn't work with PS2 games, unfortunately, unless you have one of the early PS3 models—if memory serves, the 80 GB models were the ones that played PS2 games, but don't quote me on that.

Until next time... 

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