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How to play Shadow of the Colossus on PS Vita via Remote Play
Plus, Ico, God of War, and God of War II
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Want to play Shadow of the Colossus on your Vita's pint-size screen while you are literally sitting next to your PS3 and giant plasma TV? Then, boy, do we have the tutorial for you, you maniac.

Two PS3 compilations - the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection, and the God of War Collection - have now been patched to work over Remote Play, which means you can stream them from your home console to your Vita.

Follow this step-by-step tutorial, and you'll be bashing in furry great beasties in no time.

On your PS3, plop in the Blu-ray for the game you want to stream, and load it up once to download the Remote Play patch.

Once you've installed the patch, exit the game by pressing the PlayStation button and choosing 'Quit'.

Navigate to the 'Settings' pane on your PS3, and choose 'Remote Play Settings'.

Find 'register device' and choose PS Vita. You'll be given a numerical code, so leave it up on the screen.

Pick up your Vita, go to the main menu, and find the 'Remote Play' bubble. Tap on this, and you'll be asked to insert the code from your PS3. Type it in, and your two consoles are now connected.

You won't need to do this every time you play - it's just so the two consoles will be able to find each other.

Back to PS3 now. Go over to the 'Network' bar and choose 'Remote Play'. This will make the console ready for the Vita to connect to.

Still in the Remote Play app on your Vita? Good. Choose 'Connect via private network'. After a little bit of loading, you should see your PS3's XrossMediaBar on your Vita. Hooray.

You can now watch videos, listen to music, use PlayTV, play PSone games, and use a small selection of Remote Play-enabled games.

On the Vita, select the Blu-ray for your Remote Play-enabled game, and load it up.

You may be asked to choose a different button configuration. This essentially lets you reassign the PS Vita's missing buttons (like L2 and R2). To do this, tap the screen and hit the toolbox button.

You either want button Type 2 (where you hit a combination of buttons to gain access to those missing buttons) or button Type 3 (where sections of the rear touch panel become buttons).

Once you're done, exit the 'Settings' menu to play the game.

Want to play from a little farther away?

First, go to the 'Remote Play' settings on your PS3 and turn on Remote Start. This means you can turn on your PS3 from halfway around the world, using your Vita.

Remember that your PS3 can be turned off, but it still needs to be connected to an active power source and be in standby mode.

Then, grab your Vita and fly to another continent. We'll wait.

Done? Okay, go into the Remote Play app, but this time choose 'Connect via Internet'. If you're hooked up to a wi-fi connection, you'll see your PS3 pop up on the screen.


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Mark Brown 6 September 2012
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Sep 2012
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Nickolas Hemp | 08:32 - 8 September 2012
@ Sam_816
You are a tool Bro! Have you ever even had a 3G data plan? The remote play feature is used via wifi either through a private connection with your PS3 or a wifi internet connection anywhere on the planet and the connection is great as long at the wifi connection you are on is good. You obviously do not have a Vita, PSP, or PS3 or you would know when you set up the remote play feature on the PS3 you are given the option to turn on REMOTE START for your PS3. Dumb***! You could be on the other side of the planet and if Remote Play and Remote Start are all set up on your PS3 you can turn you PS3 on and it will go directly into remote play and you will have complete control of your PS3 through your Vita or PSP.
Sep 2012
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Elronza Williams | 02:34 - 7 September 2012
About time Sony made use of the PS Vita!
Aug 2012
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Charlie Zatriniski | 00:45 - 7 September 2012
Would be nicer if these games came to The vita especially GOW
And how'd do u do this is ur ps3 is off??
Aug 2012
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Charlie Zatriniski | 00:37 - 7 September 2012
Would be nicer if these games came to The vita especially GOW
Sep 2012
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sam_816 | 17:37 - 6 September 2012
can't agree with u more!
this is a stupid concept. why would i use remote play while sitting next to my TV. I cant play it while travelling as i don't have 3G model. and leaving my ps3 running while i am out of the house for hours (and get 1 step closer to ylod) Plus waste electricity in the process for what??
Damnable lagged gameplay over a highly fragile remote play connection??
It is just a hollow attempt of Sony to push vita sales. had they been spending same amount of time posting these PS2 titles foe vita they'd have happy customers and better sales.
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wickedproxy | 16:58 - 6 September 2012
I do see the use for this while beside my PS3 and do it all the time with PSone games. I want to play a game but someone else is watching the TV. Now I suppose I could unhook the PS3 and carry it into my room and hook it back up to my TV, but it would be much easier to just remote play the game. The PS3 is in the living room because that's where we watch a lot of movies on netflix.
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Mark Brown | 14:49 - 6 September 2012
Just a joke, Tommi ;) That's why I gave you some tips for playing over the internet in Step 7!
Sep 2012
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JoeDanger | 13:32 - 6 September 2012
Tommi, your first paragraph is beyond belief. ;)

I suspect Mark is well aware of the proper application of Remote Play!

Anyway, at least we're all agreed on the concept's merit.
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Tommi Collins-Kinder | 12:55 - 6 September 2012
Mark, your first paragraph is beyond stupid. Remote Play is not for people who are sat right next to their PS3, it's for people who want to play over the Internet when they are AWAY from it. Like at a friends house, on holiday, at college, etc. Silly man.

I think this concept is great, and hope it comes to more games in the near future!