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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 use PS3 controllers on a PS2

Is there a way to use a Playstation 3 controller with a Playstation 2? (Perhaps with a wireless dongle plugged into the front of the PS2..) Our PS2 controllers are getting knackered, and I'm loathed ...
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Is it possible to play Rock Band with multiple accounts from the same machine?

In Rock Band 3 for PS3, when I'm playing with a band locally, is there a way that I can save my progress to the character on my account, even if that account isn't the currently active one? Like if ...
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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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Orange box on PS3?

I understand that you can install and play Orange Box games (HL2, HL2:E1, HL2:E2, Portal, TF2) on the PS3. However, when I go to http://store.steampowered.com/sub/469/, I don't see the PS3 listed. ...
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How to exclude a MW2 Map Pack to a PS3 account?

My son downloaded a Map Pack for Modern Warfare II on PS3 with his account. When I play to MW2 with my account, I don't want to play into these maps. Is it possible to exclude these maps from my ...
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Solution to gameplay freezing in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS3 Slim?

I've recently picked up Uncharted: Drake's Fortune from the Amazon "bargain bin" and have been playing through it. Quite a fun game, actually, but I've only managed to get to Chapter 10 ("The Customs ...
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Does the DLC for Lara Croft & TGOL have trophies?

I was just wondering if the DLC for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light offers any new trophies.
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How do I tell which games have local cooperative multiplayer?

I've always wanted a gaming console. I figured I wanted a PS3 but when I looked into it it seems like Xbox 360 has more games that support couch coop ( = 2 player on the same console) I want to buy ...
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Steering wheel controller for PS3

I am thinking about getting a steering wheel controller for the PS3, primarily for Gran Turismo 5. Is there a website which compares all the available options, so I can choose the best one for me?
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How could I know what caused the Yellow Light Of Death?

I had the Yellow Light Of Death (YLOD) on my PS3. I found many videos on YouTube that explain how to repair it. I read and search a bit further and the problem may be caused by a disc error or a ...
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Why aren't there any online AC: Brotherhood games?

Right now I'm trying to play an online game in AC: Brotherhood, and have been for half an hour, but the system won't find any. I'm playing it on PS3 in the Netherlands. Could something be wrong on my ...
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would a faster HDD in my PS3 speed up load times?

Ok, so several of my co-workers have been upgrading their work machines to use SSD hard drives instead of old spinning disks. They all rave about the huge speed boost on IO intensive actions like ...
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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 numbers in the upper right corner?

In Call-Of-Duty Black-OPS and Modern-Warfare-2, there are 2 series of numbers in the upper right corner. I thought they could be be an IP but one of these numbers is 0 in MW2. I thought they could ...
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Why does my non-full-HD capable tv set claim to be displaying 1080p?

This is a very gaming related question as I'm asking because I have my PS3 connected to a Full-HD TV set but I'm not seeing any difference compared with my other TV set, which is a not Full-HD capable ...
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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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Playstation 3 HDD Change - “Cannot start.The correct hard disk was not found.”

Error message when it boots is in the topic : "Cannot start.The correct hard disk was not found." I have a 40GB old PS3 model, and i was swapping the system drive for a 60GB Corsair SSD Force Series. ...
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Are there any racing wheels that support both XBOX 360 and PS3?

I swear I came across one that did a couple years ago (had some kind of weird dongle that would allow it to work on pretty much everything), but I could be thinking of something else. I'd rather not ...
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How does InFamous determine the difficulty level at the end of the first section?

At the end of the first section, inFamous on the PS3 will upgrade the difficulty level from normal to hard (or presumably lower it) based on your performance to that point. Does anyone know what ...
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How do I get the disk out of my malfunctioning PS3?

My Playstation 3 bit it recently. It was one of the original 60 GB machines. When I try to turn it on, it flashes a bit, beeps three times, and flashes red. I've searched this out, and it's ...
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How can I adapt to playing FPS games on a PS3 instead of PC? [closed]

So, I've been a PC gamer for virtually all of my life, and I finally bought a PS3. I found racing / sport / classic 1v1 fighting games the best and the easiest to adapt to. But one thing bugs the crap ...
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Will the extra zombie maps for Black Ops be made available in the PlayStation Store?

Since the normal copy of Black Ops will only give you 3 Zombie maps, is there any chance of the extra zombie maps coming to sale to the PlayStation Store or perhaps free download? Need to know about ...
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Split Screen Online Echo issue

If I add a second controller when playing COD:BlackOps online anybody who talks has a bad echo. Its almost like we are receiving two different audio streams even though we're using the same output. ...
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Easiest way to screenshot an XBox 360, Playstation 3, or Wii Game?

What's the easiest way to take a screenshot of an XBox 360 or other console game? Do I really have to buy a video card with HDMI/HDTV support, plug the XBox into that, and do the screen cap on the ...
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MAG: Resetting character, what about medals?

After gaining final level I will be able to reset my character to start working for new PMC. Will this make me also loose my statistics, medals and ribbons?
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Are PS3 games exactly the same between PAL and NTSC?

I know that PS3 games are region free. I'm not sure whether there is any sort of quality difference if you play PAL games on an NTSC PS3 or vice versa. Does anyone know?
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Where do I find the band instruments for Rock Band 3 in Australia?

Almost all stores in Australia are stocking the game only for Rock Band 3. I need to buy all of the instruments (except microphone) and have several things to weigh up: No Rock Band instruments are ...
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Can you charge the PS3 wireless controller over regular USB?

I normally charge the PS3 controller by connecting it to the PS3 while its idling, but I guess it's much easier to charge it through my PCs USB port. Would this work?
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Which console to buy for Rock Band 3

I do not currently own any consoles, but Rock Band 3 looks so appealing for me that I am considering buying a console solely for that game. Discounting Nintendo DS, the game supports PlayStation 3, ...
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Fallout: New Vegas freezes when the game loads data. Is this a frequent issue?

I picked up Fallout New Vegas the other day for the PS3 and I am constantly plagued the game freezing. I've done some quick searches but haven't found anything that I would call "definitive" on the ...
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Do challenges eventually disappear in Prototype?

I've just picked up prototype, and have gotten to the stage where you can roam freely around the city and pick up missions. This includes challenge missions (perhaps they have a different name? I ...
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Multiplayer: 2 player on separate consoles plus 2 on split screen

Is it possible to play Borderlands in a setup where two players (running split screen) join a game with 1 or 2 other players (the later running on different PS3s)?
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Game Stability Issues on PS3?

I own the Xbox 360 port of FUEL, and have never had any problems with it. However, someone else in my family owns the PS3 version of the game, and has had various issues with running the game. I ...
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What is the best way to clear the harder trials in SSFIV on PS3 without a fightstick?

My main is Ryu and even tho I've beaten the game on the hardest setting and gotten my rank just about to B online I still am having trouble beating about half of the trials. I was just wondering if ...
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What is the PS3 Jailbreak?

I've been hearing about this "PS3 Jailbreak" but haven't found any info on what it actually does. PSGroove is what it's called, but what does it allow you to do?
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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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Little Big Planet - how do I get people to join me to solve puzzles? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I play a level online with other players in LittleBigPlanet? When I'm navigating the planets, I see an indicator that shows how many people are on that board. How ...
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Is the PS3 version of Fallout 3 unplayable?

I loved Fallout back in the day and I have been close to buying Fallout 3 on the PS3 for a long time. My main hangup is that I hear it is buggy as hell and almost unplayable. I really want to grab ...
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What will happen with unearned online trophies when servers taken offline?

Not actually interesting but maybe soon it'll be. What will happen with unearned trophies that can be awarded by some kind of online activity when multi-servers taken offline? Is it possible that i'll ...
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Do you ever need DLC to get the Platinum trophy for a game?

The description of the Platinum trophy for each PS3 game can vary (as with any trophy description). When you're looking at a trophy list and there are trophies for DLC sometimes it is not clear ...
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Why is my PS3's internet so slow compared to my computer?

OK so I ran a speed test on my computer and my PS3. The results were stunning! Computer: 14.12 Mbps PS3: 0.89 Mbps When I ran this test I disconnected all devices except for the one that was ...
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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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How important is hard drive size with the PS3?

I am going to order a PS3 today and I have the God of War 160gb bundle in my sights. However I just saw there is a God of War 250gb bundle for $50 more. Is it worth the $50 to get the extra 90gb of ...
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Best way to use summoned souls effectively

Are there any tricks to using the summoned souls effectively?
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Does the bonus match include extra points rewarded?

Suppose that I get 1000 points as match bonus. Suppose in free-for-all match I get 1 head shot. It's worth 200 points if my memory is good. So, does the 1000 points rewarded include the head shot ...
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What are the controls on the PS3 for Operation Flashpoint : Dragon Rising

I have been playing OF:DR on PS3 and find the movement controls very lacking. I am not sure if this is for realism or if they have not been tuned enough, but one thing remains, they annoy me. Often I ...
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Differences between PS3 and Wii version of Rock Band The Beatles

I'm considering buying Rock Band The Beatles for my only gaming console, the Nintendo Wii, but I was wondering if there are any big differences between the version on Wii and the version on ...
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Are console games locked to a certain region?

I'm going on a vacation from Europe to the US and was planning of bringing along some Xbox360 or PS3 games, but now I'm curious if they will be compatible with my European Xbox. In that past there ...
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Bad Company 2 - Any way to remove/disable C4?

The last few nights I've killed dudes at MCOMs after they've put the C4 on it. When they die though, the C4 stays on the MCOM (this is stupid IMO - BF2 handled it much better). So someone else just ...