Gaming

Three little-known ways to use a USB flash drive with your PS3

There’s a good chance that the USB ports in your PlayStation 3 mostly, if not exclusively, get used to power and connect your gaming accessories. What’s not obvious, however, is that those USB ports can also be used to read and write data to a standard thumbdrive. What kind of data, you ask? Dust off your thumbdrive and check out these three useful ways to pair it with your PS3.  Load up music, movies, and photos There are a few ways to get music, video, and photos from your computer to your PS3: wirelessly stream it; burn a CD with
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Making old games work on new PCs: Beyond Good and Evil

The usual caveat folks: make sure your graphics and sound card drivers are up to date, and that you’ve installed the latest compatibility updates for Windows. These fixes have been tested onWindows 7 64-bit only, but may also work for other systems. Ubisoft has a reputation of of being hostile towards PC gamers — but it is far from the only publisher to put a broken version of an old game on Steam or GOG, in order to make a quick buck. Sadly, Beyond Good and Evil falls into this pile. Thankfully, you can get it into a playable state,
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How to back-up PlayStation 3 save games

You’ve likely amassed a whole heap of unlocked game modes, vehicles, weapons and more in your games; but what happens if your hard drive dies? The PlayStation 3 offers three different ways to backup your games. Backing up to the cloud You must be a PlayStation Plus member to use this feature. Firstly, sign in to your PSN account. On the Cross Media Bar (XMB), move the selection to Game and then move down to Saved Data Utility (PS3). Select it, then move down to the game you want to backup the saves for. Press triangle on your controller, then
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How to back-up Xbox 360 save games

The Xbox 360 offers two alternatives for saving your games somewhere other than the console. Backing up to the cloud The first is cloud, where your games are saved online and can be downloaded to any console you log in to. Sadly, you need to be a Xbox Live Gold member to use this; that is, you’ll need to set up a paid subscription. You’ll also need half a gigabyte of storage on your hard drive to act as a local cache. If you have these things, you can enable cloud storage by signing into your gamer profile, then going
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10 steps to get your Xbox online

Editor’s note This article refers to the original Xbox console and Xbox Live. For help with Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, please read our article here . If you’re not playing your Xbox online on Xbox Live, then you’re missing out on the best the console has to offer. Sure there’s plenty of offline gaming to be had, but with more and more games coming out with extensive on-line capabilities, there’s a whole new world of gaming to explore. Games like Halo 2 andForza Motorsport come alive on Xbox Live, and you’ll never be wanting for some multiplayer action from
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