NHL GameCenter Now Available on PS3
First, the PS3 got MLB.tv. Then the Xbox 360 got ESPN3. And now Sony has struck another blow in the war to be the console with the best sports content with the introduction of NHL GameCenter on PS3, which, when combined with an NHL GameCenter LIVE subscription, will allow you to stream live out-of-market hockey straight through your PS3 to your viewing rectangle of choice. Like MLB.tv and ESPN3, NHL GameCenter was previously limited to streaming to your computer, but no more.
Oh, but nothing about this is free, of course. The GameCenter app, which you can find in the Playstation Store, is only free if you have a Plus sub, and it’s $9.99 for everyone else. And then the LIVE sub is $169 a year, which isn’t really that bad if you like hockey. Go here to subscribe.
I can’t say I’m much of a hockey fan, but I love that stuff like this is there for me if I want it. You’d better believe I used MLB.tv on PS3 to watch the Braves in LA, and I use ESPN3 every Saturday to watch the Big East Game of the Week! Now, if we could get NBA League Pass and NFL Sunday Ticket streaming through some consoles, everything would be as it should be in the world (but DirecTV would be pissed about Sunday Ticket, so that won’t happen).