Play Heavy Rain On... YouTube?

By Yaris Gutierrez

March 1, 2010

There are some issues at hand currently plaguing the PS3 which has rendered most owners petrified with turning on their consoles. Trophies are going haywire, some people can’t connect to the PSN at all – it’s just a plethora of issues people are experiencing; and gaming on the console, for some, is being put on hold until Sony fixes the newly conceived obstacle(s) currently standing between the PlayStation 3 and gamers. A perplexing issue indeed.

But for those of you wanting to get your Heavy Rain on, there may be a way for you to engage in some gaming via…YouTube. And, yes, you read that right.

Sony’s Scandinavian outlet has posted a series of “interactive” clips on YouTube which will allow you to “play” certain sections of Heavy Rain. Of course, you won’t be able to perform the more incidental actions, but when it comes to making important decisions, clicking on a pop-up clip towards the end of the video will take you to a new clip showing what happens next. Sorta like the real thing, you could say.

I’ve posted the video above just so you can get a taste of how the thing actually works. It’s definitely very interesting to see that you can actually play somewhat of Heavy Rain via a PC. It’s pretty nifty, and it’s definitely something to do while Sony dissects the epidemic at hand.

If the above link doesn’t work, head over to here.

[Thanks to Nick for the info!]

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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