PSplus

One of the best things about being a PSN+ subscriber is the ability for your PlayStation to wake up in the middle of the night and update itself so that when you want to actually play a game it doesn’t take 2-3 hours to get into the game.

Well Sony has now seen fit to roll out this feature to all PSN subscribers, paying or not, which I think is a great move from Sony as they will definitely quieten one of the most common complaints about the PS3 with this update.

However this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stay a PSN+ member as the free games catalogue is easily worth every single penny dropped on the service and while I haven’t turned my PS3 on since GTA V was released it is something I will keep going back to so I can try work my way through that library.

Another feature added with this update (4.50) is the ability to now buy games via the web store and have them download while you are at work.

The PSN has been the weaker cousin of Xbox Live for a long time but it doesn’t look like Sony can make any mistakes at the moment and Microsoft are really going to have to buckle down if they want to keep up in this next generation.

Last Updated: October 3, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

66 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR1033

    October 3, 2013 at 11:01

    The only thing that would suck if your not uncapped! Starts doing a gig update while you sleep, no thank you!

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    • Rikus

      October 3, 2013 at 11:09

      The other side of the coin: This would rule if you are uncapped! Starts doing a gig update while you sleep, yes please!

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 3, 2013 at 11:15

        Sometimes I hear my PS3 beep at night….

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        • Rikus

          October 3, 2013 at 11:17

          I unplug mine out of fear of that happening… Things shouldn’t go beep in the night for no reason.

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          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 11:17

            So you’ll be a day one buyer of the Xbox One then 😉

          • Rikus

            October 3, 2013 at 11:22

            Don’t do it man! That thing will not only beep, it watches your reaction while it does.

          • Hammersteyn

            October 3, 2013 at 11:23

            It stares at you while you sleep.

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 11:25

          • Hammersteyn

            October 3, 2013 at 11:18

            Hehe, I set my PS to auto update round about 2 in the morning.

    • Hammersteyn

      October 3, 2013 at 11:22

      Uncapped is kinda a necessity. Any game you download for free of PS+ can be around 10 GIGs big.

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      • CaptainNemo42

        October 3, 2013 at 11:52

        Dude. Uncharted was 33Gb. I can’t even download that in one day. And I have a 4Mb line…

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        • Rikus

          October 3, 2013 at 11:56

          No, but on a 4Mb line that would probably take you about a week?

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          • CaptainNemo42

            October 3, 2013 at 12:07

            Theoretically, you should be able to download about 43Gb a day on a 4Mb in a 24hour space IF your line runs at full capacity. But that never happens.

            I guess that if I try and download Uncharted 3 it will probably take me three days. If I don’t download anything else.

          • Rikus

            October 3, 2013 at 12:14

            Yeah, I used to have a 4 Mbps line and if memory serves, I got Killzone 2 (which was also around 40 GB) in about 5 days. But the line was shared between a couple of people, so it was quite congested.

        • Hammersteyn

          October 3, 2013 at 12:37

          That’s the biggest I’ve heard of. The biggest I tried was 16GB and that took a couple of days so yeah that makes sense.

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          • CaptainNemo42

            October 3, 2013 at 13:46

            The biggest I downloaded was Ni Nu Kuni at 22Gb. Think it took two days.

    • Sentient_Slug

      October 3, 2013 at 11:32

      IF any of you aren’t on uncapped internet at the current low prices that you can get it for then you are all morons! I didnt even know that they still sell capped internet. haha.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 3, 2013 at 11:43

        Dude some of us, Its not the Isp that’s expensive its the line rental with that all. Plus if you live in a flat not so easy to get stuff installed sometimes. once i moved then will look into getting uncapped.

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        • Sentient_Slug

          October 4, 2013 at 10:53

          you Guys are both right i was an asshole. please accept my undying appology. “red face”

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      • CaptainNemo42

        October 3, 2013 at 12:02

        That’s a bit of a naive view point. A lot of people in SA can’t get adsl because Telkom doesn’t want to install lines in those areas and so on. I know of a few people who want uncapped, but can unfortunately not get it.

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        • Sentient_Slug

          October 4, 2013 at 10:55

          You are both absolutely right, I’m dumb, didn’t think of that. apologies

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          • CaptainNemo42

            October 7, 2013 at 06:20

            Nah, don’t sweat it dude. It happens to the best of us. 🙂

  2. Umar Jaeger

    October 3, 2013 at 11:02

    So bricking is not a feature this time?

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  3. Otto_ki

    October 3, 2013 at 11:12

    Awesome! can’t wait for the PS4 launch, cant really update my current PS3 since I did a Homebrew on it…P.S not a very clever move…never do this 😛

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    • Umar Jaeger

      October 3, 2013 at 11:13

      Have you found any particularly useful or awesome homebrew apps?

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  4. Marcus

    October 3, 2013 at 11:14

    Yay! Oh no wait, my area has no Hellkom, Neofell, iBurstintolifewhenyou’renothome or even good 3g reception. FML.

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  5. FoxOneZA

    October 3, 2013 at 11:15

    Now you can set your PS3 to auto brick 😉

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    • Sean Carbutt

      October 3, 2013 at 11:18

      Gavin forgot to mention that you can also use the auto update for patches etc. So instead of patching games and watching them break, just set your auto update to your current time, switch of the PS3. It will turn istelf back on and then do all your updates, trophy syncing etc in the backgorund. This way when it doe stop, you dont have to start that shit over.

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 3, 2013 at 11:19

        Plus it uploads your saved games to the cloud. So you’re never in danger of having to restart GTAV from scratch

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  6. Hammersteyn

    October 3, 2013 at 11:17

    Good guy Sony does it again!

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 3, 2013 at 12:57

      Kaz and Yosp are end-level bosses! They pummel the competition with competence!

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  7. Convinced

    October 3, 2013 at 11:17

    PSN can’t do any wrong Gavin? Have you seen the issues surrounding broken “completed” GTA 5 digital downloads on PSN? What about the fact that KZ: Shadowfall will be a 50gb download?

    I’m not calling you guys bias because it’s not easy to keep up with every tidbit of PS news 😉

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    • Rikus

      October 3, 2013 at 11:18

      I wouldn’t really call Killzone: Shadowfall being 50GB something done wrong. That is what you get when you get proper games on Blu-ray. Even PS3 exclusives were around 50 GB.

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      • Rincethis

        October 3, 2013 at 11:22

        Don’t you get it! Gavin didn’t speak up in the meeting when the devs were deciding on how big to make it. He was too busy checking through his wife’s bills from her last month’s session of Candy Crush! Damn you Gavin! DAMN YOU!

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        • Hammersteyn

          October 3, 2013 at 11:36

          Candy Crush is evil, the later stages are so randomly complex that it entices people to use microtransaction just to beat the level.

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          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 11:38

            I know man. Here is a pic from last month when Gavin was waving goodbye to his 1970 Chopper, just to pay off the Candy Crush bill… http://weknowgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/old-man-crying-gif.gif

          • Hammersteyn

            October 3, 2013 at 11:44

            Bwahahaha, he hasn’t age a day it seems.

          • Convinced

            October 3, 2013 at 11:45

            You have great insight into Gavin’s personal life :/

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 11:46

            Maybe I AM Gavin… 0-O

          • Hammersteyn

            October 3, 2013 at 12:38

            LOL maybe you are Foxhound too?

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 12:45

            How dare you! TAKE THAT BACK! *switches account…

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 3, 2013 at 12:58

            Mmmm Maybe you are FOxhound and Gavin…..

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 13:15

            You shut up! We all know YOU are foxhound!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 3, 2013 at 14:29

            LIES! You are FoXHOUND! Seriously though, where is Foxhound?

          • Rincethis

            October 3, 2013 at 14:42

            I am worried man. Where is she/he/it?!

      • Convinced

        October 3, 2013 at 11:23

        Too large to download not only in SA but in Europe where uncapped internet is actually capped. It doesn’t bode well for future next-gen titles.

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        • Rikus

          October 3, 2013 at 11:26

          Just get the physical copy then. Physical >> Digital in any case, especially since they cost pretty much the same (for now).

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          • Convinced

            October 3, 2013 at 11:46

            R720 for the physical copy is a bit much vs a free PSN+ offer.

          • Rikus

            October 3, 2013 at 11:54

            Touché! That is a valid point. However, I do think a 50 GB is do-able within a reasonable amount of time, even in SA, but it all depends on your ISP and ADSL.

    • Umar Jaeger

      October 3, 2013 at 11:24

      Was the GTA 5 digital download Sony’s fault?

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 3, 2013 at 11:27

      They said already that you can start playing the game while the rest downloads. So you obviously don’t have to wait for the entire 50GB. It’s not just PS that has problems. Maybe you are a bit biased or you would have mentioned that XBOX also has problems as well as PS for instance.
      http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/gta-5-problems

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      October 3, 2013 at 11:49

    • Gavin Mannion

      October 3, 2013 at 12:33

      Valid points, but I mean in introducing new features.. like I said in the article it has always been inferior to Xbox Live

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  8. FoxOneZA

    October 3, 2013 at 11:25

    Akamai servers dropped a peering node at JINX. That’s where PSN stuffs are mirrored right?

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  9. Martin du preez

    October 3, 2013 at 11:34

    Now if only MS would make Facebook available to Silver members. :p

    Sony: The company that just keeps on giving. Thank you Kaz,Cerny and Yoshi.

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  10. Tarisma

    October 3, 2013 at 11:53

    I love this feature, only problem is mine updates at 3am when my GF’s mom wakes up and starts watching TV so she unplugs it. Ahh the joys of old people.

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 3, 2013 at 12:37

      GRAMMA!!!

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 3, 2013 at 13:00

        LOL WTF dude.

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  11. bollfazy

    October 3, 2013 at 12:17

    OK! I will keep my ps3 up to date.

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  12. bollfazy

    October 3, 2013 at 12:17

    OK! I will keep my ps3 up to date.

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