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Which 3D movie file format is automatically recognized as 3D by the PS3?

I just bought a 3D TV. With 3D blu-rays and 3D games, the PS3 tells the TV that the following thing is 3D and the TV automatically switches to 3D mode. I have a few 3D shorts in mp4 files ...
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How do you take screenshots on Assassins Creed IV on the PS3?

Maybe there just isn't a way for some sort of copy write purpose. I tried to plug in a USB keyboard and hit printscreen, but when I went to look for it under photo, the only thing that was close to ...
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What does Rigel refer to in Device Model: PS3 Rigel?

In my Netflix settings, it lists the Device Model as PS3 Rigel. What is Rigel referring to? Is this a name assigned by Sony or Netflix? Does it refer to all PS3s? The generation of PS3? (Pretty sure ...
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Is there a way to use an iPhone as bluetooth headphones for a PS3?

The Sony Playstation 3 provides support for a Bluetooth headset so you can sit and relax on your sofa without having wires from the TV, etc. The iPhone smart phone is Bluetooth-enabled. Is there an ...
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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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How can I win the Seacrest Tour event in Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit?

How can I win the Seacrest Tour event, or at least get bronze? I've tried this event many times, the best I've managed is 4th. I'd particularly like help on these specific points: Which car should ...
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Call of Duty on PS3, local play and ranking?

We're looking into creating a small gaming club at work where we meet and play Call of Duty on PS3 using "LAN Play" so that it's only us at work that will play together. The question is, will we be ...
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Thousand Cuts area seen from atop The Bunker - how to get to it?

I just defeated The Bunker during the mission Where Angels Fear to Tread, and was taking in the view when I noticed one of those incandescent-bulb directional arrows off in the distance. It is high ...
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Can't cash in Barry medal in Jetpack Joyride

I've done all missions and got level 75 Barry medal, but I didn't cash in straight away. Now that I want to cash in, it won't let me. It's an option on the missions screen but I cannot select it. I've ...
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How can I get a save file from a PSOne game (played at PS3), into my PS Vita?

I played a lot of PSOne games in my PS3, and have in mind to get a PS Vita to play them again, so I want to know if I can reuse my FF VIII save data, or I have to play the game again, for example. ...
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Can I play my PSOne games (previously bought for PS3) on PS Vita ? [duplicate]

I know that exists a retrocompatiblity, but those PSOne games I've own, were bought before PS Vita being released.
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Do you lose the game when you delete the ID?

I downloaded a game from my friend's ID and then she told me to logout from her ID If I do that will I lose the game that I downloaded from her ID?
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What is the black cloud that appears behind some of my characters?

Once in a while my new character will just have a black cloud, like dust or something, billowing out behind them. It doesn't seem to be associated to any specific traits or equipment that I can ...
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Gta5 Online Transfer from Xbox to Ps3 [duplicate]

My xbox profile for gta5 does not work is there anyway i could use my gta5 account on ps3.
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How do I take off body armor in GTA V online? [duplicate]

I am sick of the Armor, and I want to wear a purple shirt. In my attempts to remove the armor I have used the select option, gone into stores, and went into my wardrobe. How do I take the armor off?
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How can I force my PS3 to check for game updates?

My PS3 is connected to the Internet full-time. Up until now, I've been presuming the auto-update on game launch should be keeping me current. But lately, I've become unsure. UESP seems to indicate ...
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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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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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Why do console games require a button press before showing the main menu?

I am strictly a PC gamer myself, but I noticed a strange thing. When you start every released-for-console game, like Mass Effect or Borderlands, they ask you to press Enter (or any key, etc.) after ...
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Rebel Assault II issues with PS3

The menus work fine but any FMV flickers really bad with only the left 1/4 of the screen actually viewable. The disc is a bit scratched but not severe. Is this a compatibility issue or could scratches ...
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Do you need to have run the game to install DLC? [closed]

I have a huge backlog of games i have yet played on PS3, PS4, X-Box 360 and Vita, alot of these i wait a while before i play them so that when i do i have almost all the DLC. In the past what i have ...
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Can i play a downloaded UK Title on my Australian PS3

I normally buy games as physical media however a while back Black Rock Shooter came out digitally only in the UK and not Australia and for me to play it i had to get a second PSP to register to my UK ...
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How did my friend get a backpack with 98/33 items?

A friend of mine just sent this photo showing how he picked up a Dr. Mercy-type rifle from a random loot drop in the Southern Shelf. I noticed that the bottom right corner shows "Backpack 98/33"... ...
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Why doesn't “The Wolf Among Us - Season Pass” appear in my download list after purchased in the PSN?

I have purchased The Wolf Among Us - Season Pass last night, but couldn't find it in my download list. But the product page shows it as purchased. Also Do I need to purchase the "The Wolf Among Us : ...
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Can you transfer Batman Arkham City saves from PS3 to Steam?

When Batman Arkham City first came out, I bought it for PS3 and beat the game while finishing a few extra side missions. Since then, I've gotten rid of my PS3 copy and got a steam version. I still ...
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Making sure the data is backed up on the hard drive

How do I make sure the data on my PS3 is backed up on the external hard drive. Furthermore, does the hard drive have to have a certain amount of space available on the drive in order for it to take ...
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How do I trigger cinematics for projectile kills in Skyrim?

I'm running Skyrim on a PS3, fully updated (2.5). However, I can't seem to trigger the new kill cinematics I've heard of. My character level is 78, and archery skill is 100, but I still haven't seen ...
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PS3 copy video files from BD-R to HDD

I have been using a Blu-ray DVR to record some items. The BD-R plays fine on the PS3, but I would like to copy the video files (already mp4) to the PS3's HDD. Pressing △ on the disc or video file ...
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How do I activate a killstreak reward in Call of Duty: Ghosts?

During the online play in CoD: Ghosts, after getting a killstreak reward which button should I press to activate that reward?
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ps3 saved data between users

I played assassins creed:black flag on my friends ps3 on his user but then he said I could create a new user for me to use. I copied the save data from his user to mine and then accidently deleted it ...
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Can I install files directly onto to PS3 HDD? [closed]

Can I install files directly onto the PS3 HDD? The way I plan on doing so is.. 1.Take out the PS3 HDD 2.Connect the HDD to my laptop to the HDD with a USB converter 3.Put the files into whatever ...
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PS3 sending bad data over HDMI?

Within the last two weeks or so (I think since I last did a system update), my PS3 has on occasion been causing my television to freak out and stop accepting commands via remote control and the ...
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Are 'transfarring' or cross-game saves region free?

Several games available on both the Vita and PS3 allow you to sync your progress between platforms, for example, the MGS HD collection for PS3 lets you 'transfar' your MGS2 & 3 saves to the Vita ...
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Extreme lag solution available?

Is there any way to make the Sonic the Hedgehog game run smooth enough for decent play on the PS3? It's unbearable, I've almost thrown the game out the window here. Every time a little bit of shadow ...
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Using a Wii/PS3 guitar heroes guitar on a PS3/Wii console

I'd like to know if there's any way to use a Wii guitar (drumset, etc.) on a PS3 - or a PS3 guitar on a Wii. Do I need any adapters?
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Is it possible to circumvent European censorship?

I've bought South Park: The Stick of Truth on the European PSN. Unfortunately, some scenes (mainly the abortion and anal probe scenes) are censored: I first thought it was a joke, as the censored ...
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Games that account for colourblind [closed]

What games have an option for people with colourblindness to play?
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Why can't I play multiplayer in Red Dead Redemption all of a sudden?

I've been playing Red Dead Redemption multiplayer for years just fine until a four days ago. I now see multiple weird problems such as: Starting gang hideouts in free roam and having them complete ...
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My two kids won't move to my new house [duplicate]

I am playing Skyrim. My two kids won't move to my new house in Riften. Before, the game gave me the option to tell them that it was time to move, but as soon as I bought the house it doesn't have that ...
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Sharing saves with different user accounts on the same PS3

I recently came home with a shiny PS3 game and my wife and I were so excited to start playing that we didn't pay attention/didn't care which account was currently active. So 2 days later, after 18 ...
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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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I have little lag on Offline Games

When I play MyPlayer mode on NBA 2k14 on my PS3 I usually have a little lag when I'm playing. It's really annoying to try a long shot and when I'm pressing button or using thumbstick the game stops ...
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Started game before trophy support; after update (which adds trophies), they still can't be earned?

First off, sorry for the vague title, but I can't find a good way to describe this situation in brief. Recently my brother and I began playing Uncharted on PS3 (yes I realize we're 7 years late.) ...
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Is there any way to turn off the boot beep when starting a PS3?

When you turn on a Playstation 3 it makes a short high pitched noise. I've already tried looking around to see if there was anyway I could switch this sound off. Is is possible to disable this sound? ...
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Internal PS3 HDD Replacement

Is there any limit as to what size/type of hard drive you can replace in the Playstation 3?
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How many hours does it take to backup the PS3 internal drive if it is 1.0 TB

How long or how much time does it take for a PS3 to backup a 1 TB internal drive to a USB external drive using the official Backup Utility?
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How do I use the Tactical Enhancement pack I redeemed in Deus Ex?

I successfully redeemed my tactical enhancement pack pre-order bonus on my PS3, but I dont see the weapons in my inventory. I'm currently roaming the city after the first mission at Sarif and I can't ...
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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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How will trophies work if I play Borderlands 2 on PS Vita after playing it on the PS3?

Let's say that I have earned 100% of the trophies in Borderlands 2 on the PS3. If I were to play the PS Vita version, would it register as a new game on my PSN, therefore allowing me to earn all the ...
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Changing a PSN account on PS3

I just bought a used Playstation 3. I am going to change the PSN account (create a new one) but I have a few questions before doing so. My brother already started playing a game and he does not want ...