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Unable to update Metal Gear Online

I am an absolutely massive Metal Gear Solid fan, and naturally own the 4th edition of the series - Guns of the Patriots. I found out there was online to it, and got very excited, until I realized I ...
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My PS3 controller always comes on as controller #2, even though it's the only controller.

I recently bought a PS3 and whenever I turn it on, even with the controller, the controller always starts up as #2. This is hugely annoying as (for example) inFamous can only be controlled using ...
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How are Gran Turismo online games physically hosted?

A group of my friends have been having regular GT5 evenings using Community > User > My Lounge. We were wondering how games are physically hosted. Are they managed by one of the PlayStations (denoted ...
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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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Can I restore a PS3 backup to different console without erasing the existing data there?

My old fat PS3 is not working normally anymore. For some reason it does not connect well wirelessly to my controllers, does not detect wireless internet and does not detect the ethernet cable. Plus, ...
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What can I do to earn experience faster in Bad Company 2?

I currently own Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on my PS3, and was just getting started on the game. It seems that between each level there is a HUGE experience gap, making leveling very difficult. I'd ...
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What is the significance of Virus Cycles?

I've been playing some Dead Nation recently and have noticed that each time I complete a level, I am presented with some statistic about the percentage of the current "Virus Cycle". Snooping around ...
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Installation error 80029564 on PS3

I have a problem when installing the game Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition, which is available for a test of 60 minutes via the PlayStationPlus membership. All went well during the ...
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Trying to install Netflix app

I'm trying to install Netflix on my Playstation 3. I have been through the tutorial on the Netflix site without success. I'm going to "what's new" section and clicking on Netflix (using the X button) ...
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PS3 backup restore

If I restore a backup will it totally replace my current system to duplicate the backup archive or merge with my existing data?
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PS3 keeps saying my WPA key is wrong

I am having a bad time with my PS3 which I've had for about 2 years, PS3 slim with 120GB HDD. I've ran across a problem with my WiFi connecting to it. My PS3 doesn't accept my WPA2 key, I've changed ...
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Is it possible to back up a PS3 via a network share?

Is it possible to use the Sony built in PS3 backup utility to do it's backups over a network share, or is it only possible through a direct attached USB storage medium?
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Change language in Fifa '08

I'd like to change the language of the commentators in Fifa '08. Is there any way to do this? The language was set when I first launched the game, but I don't know how to change it now.
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How can I change the PS3's startup menu page?

Following the demise of my "fat" Playstation 3 console I got myself a new, slim, one. After logging in with my user on my original console, I would end up in the Game menu, which was very convenient ...
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In Tiger Woods 12 which skills should be maxed if NOT using the PS3 move controller?

SO I gave up on the move controller for PS3 in TW12. Its fun, and it makes putting a lot less error prone (IMHO), but my drives and approaches are more accurate and more powerful without the move so ...
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How do I access content from the Cerberus Network DLC?

I've entered the serial code and downloaded the Cerberus Network DLC from the PSN store. I then installed the pack and launched the game. The Mass Effect wiki says: On the main Mass Effect 2 ...
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How can I turn off my TV without turning off my PS3?

I've got it set up so the PS3 and TV communicate via HDMI and turning one or the other on/off turns them both on/off. If I'm in the middle of a video game (and paused) I can turn off the TV without ...
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What data does the PS3's backup utility preserve?

My PS3's Blu-Ray drive died yesterday, and I will probably just end up getting a new console. I plan on using the Data Transfer Utility as outlined in this question's answer to preserve all my data. ...
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Can you play PSP games on a PS3 (without hacks)?

Is it possible to play a game PSP bought from the Playstation Store without a PSP? Also, is it possible to hook a PSP up to your PS3, and if so, can you play games on the PS3 with the PS3 ...
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How do I redeem my free PS3 games for the “Welcome Back” post outage? [closed]

I sent myself a reminder to get on the Playstation Network and download my free games before the 30 day window expires, but I don't see any way to do it. I went as far as looking up Dead Nation in ...
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Is it possible in COD:BlackOps PS3 identify who is the “host”?

Sometimes when I play Blackops, I get a "host migration". I am assuming that it's because someone who was "hosting" a session has dropped out. I notice that it tends to happen when I am doing really ...
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Is play time shared across PS3 and PC?

If I am playing Portal 2 on a PS3 activated with my Steam account, does play time get added to my stats in the same way as trophies/achievements?
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In Portal 2, can you transfer ps3 saved data to a pc to continue playing with same profile?

Since you get both versions is it possible to start on one platform and move to another? Is there a way or need to convert files?
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If I stick a blank hard drive into my PS3 will it work?

On Christmas Day 2010 my PS3 stopped reading discs so I bought a new one, took the hard drive out of the old one, wiped/formatted it and used it as a portable hard drive. But today I've found a ...
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Do I need to be familiar with the PS3 controller to succeed in Demons Souls?

I am intrigued by the Multiplayer offered by Demon Souls, and after hearing so much about it I am quite keen to give it a try. The problem is I have not touched a PS3 controller before (and it has ...
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Best controller setup in Killzone 2

I recently purchased Killzone 2 and I'm bit new to console gaming, specially FPS. I have trouble with aiming and moving/turning sideways. The sensitivity of the right thumb stick doesn't fit very well ...
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Does a Playstation 3 support Jumbo Frames?

So I basically want to transfer some media from my PC to the Playstation 3 over my Gigabit Ethernet network. I noticed my transfer speeds aren't that hot, and I verified that I DO have a Gigabit ...
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How to update a PS3 using USB drive and the PS3UPDAT.PUP

How can I use a PS3UPDAT.PUP file downloaded from the Playstation System Software site to update my PS3? Copying it to the root of a USB flash drive doesn't seem sufficient. Does it need to be in a ...
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Can I transfer my content to another user account?

Due to the recent PSN outage and I am getting rid of my PS3. I bought my PS3 back in 2007 and I have purchased a bunch of games and add-ons over the years. Is there any way to recover this content ...
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Can't save anymore in Fallout:New Vegas for the PS3

I'm on level 22 and I can't save manually any more - my save just goes over the last one. What do I do so I can save again? Do I have to delete saves? If so, how do I do it?
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How do I level up just my attributes in Dragon Age: Origins (PS3)?

Is any one still playing dragon age origins? I need to know how I got stuck leveling up as far as attributes go? I cant level up anymore as it seems to keep me from completing the level up after ...
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How can I set up a Black Ops LAN party?

Alright, here's my situation. I have Internet, and play Black Ops on my Playstation 3. However, as the PSN network is down right now, I'd like to play with my brother, who's downstairs with another ...
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Tips for the “Beat Zico” trophy

This is one of the hardest trophies I have ever tried to obtain! I'm doing all of the barrel rolls from this video to get the time needed: ...
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Just Cause 2 reboots PS3 when launched

Whenver I launch Just Cause 2 it reboots my PS3. I have tried ejecting and cleaning the disk. deleting game data has anyone else come across this?
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Is there known PlayStation Network Status page?

Right now my PS3 is having difficulties signing in to the PlayStation Network. Has anyone found an official status page for the PSN?
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Can Portal 2 co-op be played between PC and PS3 Steam linked accounts?

The PS3 version of Portal 2 comes with a code to link it to a Steam account. Apparently this allows you to play on both the PC and PS3 with one purchase. Can this be used to play co-op between the ...
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Backup and reassign of protected save games from on PS3 HDD to another

My PS3 died with YLOD two days ago. I haven't been able to power it on since. I'd like to be able to backup and reassign the saved games, including the protected saves, to a new PS3's HDD. Is there ...
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Is there a spec difference between the PS3 slim models?

Is there any difference between, for example, a 160GB model and a 320GB model aside from the HDD size? Does any model have newer, more powerful components? Wikipedia suggests that there isn't a ...
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Can I use extra/free guns to complete Uncharted on Crushing?

I've loved both Uncharted games but haven't finished either of them on Crushing difficulty, mainly due to the crazy difficulty spikes in some of the fights. I'm wondering if I can use the free guns ...
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How to enable 3D in WipEout HD Fury Blu-Ray disc version

I'm trying to run WipEout HD Fury in 3D. I have the Blu-Ray disc version, a Samsung UE46C7000 series which has the 3D option - in facts I can easily play Killzone 3 with that option automatically ...
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Is Braid on PS3/PC different in any way? Is there a definitive choice?

gals and things, I'm one of the few poor souls who hasn't played Braid yet. I don't have an xbox so my choices are PS3 or PC. The game came out on both platforms a little while after the xbox ...
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Are the starting conditions in Mass Effect 2 for PS3 the same as other platforms?

I was reading through the answers to the following questions: Do I need to have played Mass Effect to enjoy Mass Effect 2? Should I continue one of my Mass Effect playthroughs in Mass Effect 2 or ...
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Sometimes rockets don't hit the vehicle

There were a few occasions where I tried to hit a vehicle with a rocket, and right when it was about to hit it, it suddenly goes up and misses. Why does it happen?
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Alternative PS3 Controller for bigger Hands

My hands hurt when I am using the ps3 controller for longer than one hour. It is too small for my hands. Are there good alternative controllers I can use that are a little bit bigger? The xbox ...
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Is it a common bug, that the screen turns blue and textures become missing indoors in Fallout: New Vegas? Is there a solution?

I have been playing Fallout: New Vegas quite a bit, despite the following bug. It occured after only playing for a couple of hours and even persisted after I cleared the game data and reinstalled ...
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How do I join an online party in White Knight Chronicles?

I need to join a party to be able to complete some quests. I have visited another players town, but I have not been able to join any party. How do I do this?
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Game mode filter in SingStar

In SingStar, is there any way to filter the song listings when choosing a song, so only songs with dance or guitar gameplay are shown?
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Maximizing the 4 weeks of training before a fight

In Fight Night Round 4, in the Legacy mode, how do I efficiently use the 4 weeks of training before a fight? Is it better to start to start with Skills training or Athletics training? Is it OK to ...
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Problems with PS3 on non-HDMI

My PlayStation 3 has been hooked up on HDMI pretty much since the day I got it. Today, I brought it to a friend's house, who does not have a TV with HDMI. However, the system is not displaying any ...
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Missing trophies in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

I almost completed AC:B but the game suddenly stopped tracking trophies. For example, I just discovered the shrine in Saint Peter's Basilica (which should unlock the Amen trophy) and nothing happened. ...