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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:17 pm 
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Heya, I'm taking over for Sillysprout as he doesn't have time with this thread anymore :)

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Here it is, possibly the most important topic for PS3 owners ever! Sony has ramped up their online service for PS3, and loads of us play online on a regular basis. To join in the fun, post your usernames in here and I'll get them added to the list. If you have a headset let me know and I'll put you in on the list in blue so you're more likely to get added by other people with headsets. Much better for team games and online gaming in general.

Joining A Friend
Unlike Microsoft's service, on PS3 you can't (yet) simply join a friends game via their name on your list, the service will vary game by game, but there is nearly always a way to do so once you've worked it out! In some games (Rainbow Six) you can join a friends game only if they send you an invite. On others (Warhawk) there are no invites but you can join a friends game via their name. In games such as Motorstorm, you have a friends list which will tell you which server your friend is playing on, but you'll need to then go and find that server yourself. Since update 2.40 you can now message friends in game via the XMB & arrange games that way, so arranging games is now much more user friendly.

Voice Chat In Games
Once again this feature varies depending on what game you play. The vast majority of games support this though, so a headset is highly recommended. Most Bluetooth headsets are supported by PS3, but a great wired alternative is the USB Socom Headset from PS2. A USB Keyboard is also supported in a few games, but this is rare. I'd still recommend one for anyone intending to use the PS3's built in Web Browser though.

Online Scoreboards
Many games, especially games from the PlayStation Store, have Online Scoreboards. Most of these can be set to view your friends only, and there are some very competitive games. The most competitive I've seen is the brilliant Super Stardust HD, which about half of my friends list have played. Add a few people from the list below and I guarantee you'll get more value from your games as you try and squeeze out a few million extra points!

Viewing The Friends List In Game Via the XMB (Cross Media Bar)
This is now available in all games. You can not join a friend via their name here, but you can see what they're playing and message to arrange where to meet etc.

Friends List Limit
You can have a total of 100 users on your PS3 list. This was previously 50.

Cost
The PlayStation Network is a free service, there is no cost to join and no subscription fee to pay. Developers can however charge for online play for MMORPG's (Massively Multiplayer Role Playing Games) such as Everquest or World of Warcraft. There are no games on the PS3 at the moment that require an additional subscription charge. PS3 has a built in wireless adapter, so if you already have a Wifi connection at home, you wont need to buy any adapters to play online. You can also simply slip an ethernet cable into the back of your PS3.

More
There is a guide built into the PS3 which Sony update with their firmware updates. Simply click Online Instruction Manuals on the XMB.

See Also
The PS3 Trophy Topic in Challenges & Online Gaming.


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GRcade / Gamesradar Name - PlayStation Network Name
Headset / No Headset

A-N-G-E-L - A-N-G-E-L
Abacus - abacusonline
Abs - Abs_innit
Agent47 - BlueFury47
Akai XIII / HieBieJieBie - Akai_XIII
Alex - Alexinreallife
Andrew_Version1 - Andy_IS_LEGEND
Aneurin - annyfm
Anung Un Rama - Burbots_Revenge
assassin2k8 - assassin2k8
Avon - Avon
Banjo - J-Banjo
black stig - black_stig
BraithGwirod - BraithGwirod
buffaloman - buffaloman_01
Burlappens little hat - De4dw1ng1979
BruceoftheLee - TitchJonesy
B-dog - lmhr34
Caliban - MrStabby88
cammy100 - cammy100
captain red dog - captain-red-dog
chalkitdown - chalkitdown
Cheeky Devlin - Cheeky_Devlin
Chickenwings147 - millersan
chelski4life - chelski4life
Chris - seburod
Connlan - Connlanoff
consolegaming - gamerforever
Crash Hornet - CrashHornet
Cropolite - Cropolite
CrystalGipsy - IHatePSN
Dangerblade - Dangerblade
Daniel - DanielFullard
darksideby182
DarrenK - A1_B2_C3
Dark Dragon 64 - SDragon_64
Dav - KatanaStrikes[
b]Dave[/b] - Dodgy_Dave
Dblock - ITS-Blarix
DeadFishUK - Wildhook
degoose - degoose
Delboy - Delboy1984
dirge - Dirge
Dowbocop - Dowbocop
Dr Spoon - DrSpoon
Draiman - DraimanDisturbed
DrPepperMan - DrPepperMan85
Dr. Buckles - Drbuckles
Dual - dualshock
Echo - Polythene
Eighthours - Eighthours
El Diablo Rojo 52 - eldiab52
emilythestrange - gingerwookie
Fallen Phoenix - FallenPhoenixUK
Fargo - Fargo123
FatDaz - ShiftyDaz
Firewarrior706 - Firewarrior706
Firexo - Firexo
Floex - FloexUK
Follow The Gourd! - FTG1975
Fuzzy Dunlop - Mr_Catchphrase
GamesMan - WhiteLocust
gaminglegend - westy22
H_S_H_23 - HSH25
Happy Lobotomy - Goshooter
Harry Bizzle - HarryBizzle
Herbi - Malon_GR
Hero_Of_Canton - IgglePiggle
Holpil - dobo06
horatio_huffnagle - EnragedYogi
IAmTheSaladMan - Cumberdanes
Icecold - RafalutionUK
Ieu - Ieu
Insert 10p to continue - Ketsly
invincible - JDFORGE
Irene Demova - HumourousName
irishguy2004 - EmotionalWorm
jamcc - jamcc
JamesGJFX - JamesGJFX
Jamiej - Chasing_Cars
JediDragon05 - JediDragon05
JediDragon85 - JediDragon85
jiggles - jiggles
Jimmy In A Shed - Jimmy_Shedders
JJ - JJSinatra
JJ182 - jonbobjones
Joer - Joer131
Kanbei - Kanbei90
karlosswan - karlosswan
Kashabazam - Kashabazam
KazemI - orbital1989
KingK - GlitterinPrize
Kiran - Kiran-
KjGarly - KjGarly
KKLEIN - KKLEIN
Knoyleo - Knoyleo
LaggyJim - VerticalJim18
Lime - Monkeylime
Look Over There - look-over-there-
Lonely Angel - MadManWithaBox
lostintransit - lostintransit
Mafro - Mafroafro
marillion Col - marillion_Col
MCN - MCN2007
Meh. - Mehilistic
Minty - Mintydog82
Minity14 - Minty14
Mitch uk - mitch_uk_psn
Mogster - Mogster
mokeyjoe - mokeyjoe1980
monkey wrench - monkey_wrench7
mouseninja - mouseninja123
Muhren - Judoscar
NickSCFC - RandomLovePump
Ninja - Neuojin
Nood - PortsmouthParrot
not new*allusion - newallusion
Octoroc - JohnMcMonkey
OnlyShallow - OnlyShallow
ord1000 - Bulletzen
osloman - sloboy91
outoftime101 - Instansoup
Parksey - Mr.Parksey
PatSharpsMullet - PatSharpsMullet
Pedz - P3DZy1984
Peem86 - Peem86
Pelloki - Pelloki
plasticcoated - plasticcoated
Plurbs - loveshack
poser - poser1929
Preezy - Solidus2007
Pred - RoughOutline
Prototype IV - scotsian
PurplePenguin - AdamTyson1
P-Dogg - P-Dogg
quaium - quaium
Quimbaby101 - Quimbaby
RamSteelwood - RamSteelwood
Raz - Razilez
Raze - Novus_XIII
Razilez - Razilez
RedSam - RedSamUK
Rex Kramer - Harmon_Smith
rhythm2stealth - rhythm2stealth
Rik - Riky
Rjpt - Rjpt
Rodders9 - Rodders9
Rog - leehunter
Roonmastor - Roonmastor
Ropes - Ropes82
Rubix78 - Rubix_78
Sarge - Speedmanic
samoza1 - Samoza1
Samuel_1 - Samuel_1
satriales - satriales
Seven - SevenFisher
Shadowkhan - Shadowkhan
Shalashaska - redbullninja
Shime Waza - shime_waza
Shocker - FantomShock
ShyLad - ShyLad
SillySprout - SillySprout
Skilled - Skilled
slayerx - Slayerx_UK
Something Fishy - sumthinfishy
Something Fishy's son - shadowmasta
SpaceJebus - SpaceJebus
Spider-Fan - damagedhero
ssxpro - Samus_Aran
St Nick - Tommy_Blaze
Stealthboy50 - Stealthboy50
Steve - Steve78
SuperFinal - SuperFinal
suzzopher - Suzzopher
sw26 - sw26
The 1 and 0n1y - Da1and0n1y
The Crimson Clown - TheCrimsonClown
the plumbersdungarees - Rapidly-Greying
The Shadow - MisterChief
Tiarny - Tiarny
TigaSefi - TigaSefi
tnman] - tndom
Towering_Hobbit - Towering_Hobbit
Tragic Magic - TragicDan
traveljug - Traveljug
trelliz - Treliz
Trinity - Mephistico
triron - tricky92
T9Flake:CD79
Weapon of Choice - Mephistico
Wedgie - KHDelBoy
wolvesfc - wolvesfc
X Malinthebeast X - Malinthebeast
xPEZZAx - xPEZZAx
XxOMEGAxX - XxOMEGAxX
Yoshimi - PolyphonicBoy
Yungstar 2006 - Yungstar_2007
1cmanny1 - cmanny
{degoose} - degoose
$ilva $hadow - Silva_Shadow

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:02 pm 
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My username on here is now Daniel...was DanielFullard...if you dont mind changing the list

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:05 pm 
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Daniel wrote:
My username on here is now Daniel...was DanielFullard...if you dont mind changing the list


Done. Anyone else wanting a change like this, just let me know. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:05 pm 
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SillySprout wrote:
Daniel wrote:
My username on here is now Daniel...was DanielFullard...if you dont mind changing the list


Done. Anyone else wanting a change like this, just let me know. :)



Cheers :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:29 pm 
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I have a headset

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:36 pm 
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For you, I've coded it so you can just copy it. x
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[b]Seven[/b] - SevenFisher


Yeah, no mic. But I'm sure you know why. :P

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AKA: Anung
Burbots_Revenge = Anung Un Rama

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:58 pm 
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AKA: kaiser soze
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[b]black stig[/b] - black_stig


I'm down under my old GR username of kaiser soze on the list up there. I have a mic now too.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:31 pm 
Thanks for popping me on here Sprouty :D


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IHatePSN is the name.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:48 pm 
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Hi sillysprout

Can you change my name for me please. I used to be mr vendetta & my new psn name is JediDragon85.

Thank you 8-)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:07 pm 
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SillySprout wrote:
Daniel wrote:
My username on here is now Daniel...was DanielFullard...if you dont mind changing the list


Done. Anyone else wanting a change like this, just let me know. :)


Can you change my username aswell please Sprouty.

GR it was The Arbiter, KjGarly here.

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My username on GR was khan17. It's now ShadowKhan.

Cheers.

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AKA: concon777
I haven't been concon777 for about 7 months now. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:56 pm 
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I'm still samoza on PSN. If anyone wants to add me go ahed as my friends list has only 10 people on it on PS3!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:30 pm 
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I gots a PS3. :D

tndom is the ID.

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AKA: insert 10p to continue
Add me please sprouty :mrgreen:

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