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Official list of games with locked savegames

On PS3, some savegames are locked, meaning that you cannot backup them and move them to another console. They can only be transfered on a new PS3 system through the online PS+ program facility ($$) or ...
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PS3 restore backup restores no data

My PS3's blu-ray drive died recently, so I performed a backup with the Backup Utility and sent my console in for repair. About a week later I received a replacement PS3 from Sony and have attempted ...
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Fixing PS3 MP4 playback on Firmware 4.11

I have just updated my PS3 to firmware 4.11 and it no longer plays MP4/M4V files. (via DLNA using PS3 MediaServer). The update to the firmware is the only change in the environment. Is this a known ...
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Checking my Intel collection progress

Where can I find the number of Intel items I have found for each level? I am sure I seen something at one point but I may be getting confused. Either way I cannot find them now. If I remember ...
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Metal Gear Solid 3 HD: “King of the Jungle” Achievement

Does anyone know if you have to eat every type of animal on ONE playthrough, or does it accumulate like Kerotans when you load from a previous playthrough? I think I captured just about everything my ...
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PS3 account change

How do i change account details from one user to another. I created the account then set up account and let my daughter play her game and then created extra users to find that she is now set up under ...
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Is there an HDMI switcher that will auto switch with two or more “always ON” devices?

Is there an HDMI switcher that will auto switch with two or more "always ON" devices? My 360 and PS/3 have some kind of output that make the device appear to always be on. So I have to manually switch ...
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Can I use classic PS2 gamepads on the PS3?

I have the classic PS2-Controllers. Can I use them (obviously not per se) on the PS3?
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WD TV Live + WD My Book + PS3 + HD TV + 5.1 receiver for them all?

I intend to play some network content over the HD TV. I would like to, as well, play some ps3 games, and benefit on both, from the same 5.1 sound system. I'm not sure, how can I connect all this, or ...
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How do you capture video of your PS3 gameplay?

I'd like to be able to capture video of me playing games on my PS3, especially when earning difficult trophies, or getting past tricky levels so I can share my techniques/tricks with others. ...
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Can I connect a PlayStation 3's HDMI output to my monitor's DVI-D input?

I'm attempting to connect my PlayStation 3 to my computer monitor. The monitor has a DVI-D (dual link) input, so before distinguishing between the different DVI varieties, I bought a DVI-I (dual link) ...
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PS3 and 5.1 sound

I have this PS3 that I would like to use for playing but also see some bluray movies... but I also have a nice Tv. I'm wondering if someone could provide me some info about what kind of hardware ...
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How to use PS3 with a monitor?

My TV was recently stolen, so now I'm hooking the PS3 up to a Dell monitor 23". But I have found out it is really difficult to get the sound out of the PS3. My problem is even if I connect my USB ...
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PS3 Blueray 5.1 audio playback with older receiver?

I'm having problems using my PS3 as a Blueray player and getting surround sound from my receiver. First my setup: I have both a Tivo Premier and PS3 connected to my Sony LED TV by HDMI. The Sony ...
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PS3 Loading without sound

Okay, so I have the old fat PS3 80gb, which I upgraded with a 250gb hdd ages ago. For the last while, not sure, some stuff has been loading without sound. I get a loading chime and XMB tones I can ...
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How can I connect a PS3 to two TV/ sound systems in two different rooms?

Our PS3 sits in our lounge connected to our TV(1080p) via HDMI and our home theatre via the digital optical connection. I want to be able to use our PS3 in the room directly below our lounge. I'd ...
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What is the difference between these two official PS3 headsets?

Is one newer? Are they both official and are there any other official headset solutions? Is it pointless to pay more for official headsets?
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Why does my Official PS3 Bluetooth Headset have permanently low volume?

I have an official Sony PS3 Bluetooth Headset, one of those you clip on your ear (the second generation)... I've used it with Skype, both on my laptop and on my phone, and it's awesome... but when I ...
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Entering cheats for Just Dance 3 on Playstation Move?

How do I enter the cheat code on Just Dance 3 for Playstation Move if there are no buttons that can be used to enter the code?
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After upgrading a PS3 hard drive, can I put the old one back in?

Let's say I had a 60GB Playstation 3, and I bought a new 500GB hard drive to replace the old one. I take the 60GB hard drive out of the machine, put the 500GB one in, format it, and get started and.. ...
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Can PS3 Mass Effect 3 save files be transferred between accounts?

I messed up and redeemed the multiplayer online pass while logged in on my sister's profile and now I can't play online with my saved character. I tried transferring my save files to my sister's ...
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How can I delete all data on my PS3, but preserve some copy-protected saves?

My PS3 is out of space, and I was going to restore it to factory setting to get rid of all the game data since I can not find them. However when I went to copy my save data for Kingdoms of Amalur: ...
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Need to buy a genuine SONY PS3 controller. How do I avoid buying a knock-off?

I would like to purchase a NEW, genuine, SONY PS3 controller. I would typically just head over to Amazon.com, click the model & color and then wait for delivery. After looking at the reviews, it ...
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Playstation 3 Backwards Compatibility and Upgradability

My PS2 has finally died, and I am looking to hunt down a PS3 60GB for the hardware backwards compatibility. I've located a few for ~250$. Since I've never really used a PS3, I have a few questions. ...
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Are there story elements in Mass Effect 3 which are directly influenced by actions in the first game?

Since ME1 never came out on the PS3, the PS3 version of ME2 made up for the inability to import ME1 saves by including an interactive comic DLC (Mass Effect: Genesis) that makes up for the "missing" ...
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PS3 won't read / recognize any disks after 3.70 firmware upgrade

My fat 80GB PS3 suddenly stopped recognizing gaming and BD movie disks. I don't know if this is a hell of a coincidence but it started to happen after upgrading to the 3.70 firmware. Has anybody been ...
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PlayStation 3 not detecting any game discs

So I was playing Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and the game froze (which happens quite often) so I restarted the PS3 and now it is not detecting any discs (games, dvds, cds). I can hear the drive make sounds. ...
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What trophies unlock the bonus themes in Final Fantasy XIII?

In the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII, there are a number of unlockable bonus themes. After completing the main storyline, I only have three of the themes unlocked. What trophies do I need to ...
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Are Fallout 3 savegames on the PS3 compatible with the GOTY version?

This question is very similar but it's specific to the PC version: Use Fallout 3 savegames in Fallout 3 GOTY I have the original Fallout 3 disk for my PS3 and I'd like to get the GOTY version. Will ...
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What's the easiest way to change Playstation Network date of birth?

I must have set up my account when I was 17 because my DOB is a year off. I'd like to have it right in case I need to recover my password/account. What's the easiest way? I couldn't find it ...
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“Unbound” where their clan tag should be on player card in MW2

I was recently playing MW2 on PS3 and noticed that some of the players have the word "Unbound" where their clan tag should be on their player card. What exactly does this mean? Are they playing on a ...
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Does the PS3 back up option back up PS1/PS2 game saves?

When my first PS3 died I restored a back up and for some reason I lost all the internal memory card data for PS1/2 games. However, I restored the data on a different PS3 (with the same log in). Are ...
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The Forsworn Conspiracy

So went to Markarth to do the forsworn conspiracy and I got to the first part got everyone's diaries and talked to a bunch of people about Weylin and Margaret. When I go back to see Eltry hes already ...
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Possible to bridge PS3 to use laptop and iPhone shared 3g connection

I am able to broadcast a wireless signal from my iPhone to my laptop using an ad-hoc network. Unfortunately, PS3 does not recognize ad-hoc networks so I am unable to use this wireless connection. My ...
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Will Canadian Motion Controller work in EU PS3?

I have a European PS3 but I'm going to Canada in a couple days and wanted to know if the motion controllers from US will work on my PS3. They are A LOT cheaper there and in Portugal is nowhere easy to ...
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Is it possible to change from a PSN Sub Account to a Master Account

I brought a Playstation 3 when it was released and I was under 18, so my older brother took the Master Account. Now that I have turned 18 and my brother is moving out, I now have the PS3 to myself ...
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What are the dangers of your PS3 shutting down when it's not supposed to?

Various PlayStation 3 operations prompt you not to shut down your console while they are in progress. For example, you are to avoid shutting down your console while performing one of the following: ...
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How can I deal with repeat teamkillers in BFBC2 Hardcore mode on PS3?

I've experienced that killing people in the own team becomes more and more common. Sometimes it's because they want to have the vehicle you're taking, sometimes I guess just for fun (I've even seen ...
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What are the differences in the different teams of Mag?

I really like playing Mag but have only played on Valor. What are the differences in the different teams? For instance, I've heard that Raven has a bad shotgun and S.V.E.R. has bad grenade ...
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How can I change the language in Skyrim?

I've bought the game today in Germany and was told it comes in German and maybe in English. Both languages would be fine for me, however when I installed the game it was all in French. Now my PS3 is ...
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PS3 graphics problem: Strange lines around contours/shading

All video output from my PS3 has strange lines around the edges of shapes/around contours/along gradients. The lines look almost like the outlines you get in Photoshop when you use the magic wand ...
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PS3 Hard Drive Replacement - Will a 3.5" ATA Hard Drive work?

I got some 250 GB Disks from an older server. It must be a weird server because these disks are 3.5" MaxLine Plus II, 250GB ATA/133 HDD disks, but nevertheless here they are. Do they fit in a PS3, 60 ...
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Are there any PS3 Trophies for Soul Calibur IV?

I saw that there are PS3 trophies for Soul Calibur V, but I would like to know if there are any for IV, and if so, what are they?
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In Soul Calibur 4 for PS3, there is an option in the menu to “Install game data to the HDD”. Is this the whole game to the HDD?

I clicked it and it's going kind of slow, it is at 9% after a couple minutes, so I know it's not just the save data. It seems to be going at about the speed it would take to copy as many GB as the ...
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Where are the ancient artifacts in Eufloria?

The Playstation 3 version of Eufloria adds "ancient artifacts" to some asteroids, which you must zoom in to find. Are these artifacts on fixed asteroids in fixed levels, or are they randomly ...
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Is there a way to determine how much money you have above $10,000,000?

After your bank exceeds $10,000,000 the cash display in your inventory just stays maxed out at $9,999,999. Many high-level items even have their prices displayed as $9,999,999. Is there any ...
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Leveling post level 70

Dungeon Defenders for PS3 finally got updates fixing many bugs and raising the level cap. However the amount of experience required just to go up a single level past level 70 is more than all previous ...
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Does the Playstation have a marketplace like Xbox 360 does?

I recently decided to move my entire gaming activity away from the PC (and steam) to a console for many reasons, including my reluctance to constantly upgrade my PC. Since I already had an Xbox 360 ...
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PS3 “roaming” profile?

We're upgrading our 3 aging PS2's at work to PS3's today, to get GT5 and other games, and seeing as I have a PS3 at home, a few questions come to mind: Can we create profiles for the people that ...
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is my PS3 messing up? also can i swap hardrives?

Lately I've been noticing that my ps3 has been acting weird. At times, when I turn it on from an off position, I hear the beep that it normally gives you when turning it on....but then after a brief ...