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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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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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Is there some way to see PS3 trophies from with the PS3 itself?

If I view my profile from the XMB, I can see only the eight most recent trophies. Is there some way to expand that view, or is that all you get from within the PS3 itself? Did I just miss something? ...
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Is PS3 / PS4 Online Multiplayer Cross-Platform?

So now the PS4 is out... Does anyone know if PS4's and PS3's online multi-player is cross-platform? For example, can someone playing COD:Ghosts on a PS3 play with someone on COD:Ghosts on a PS4?
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Does the Logitech F710 work on the PS3?

I can't stand the DualShock controller. Seriously, my thumb muscles start hurting. So I've been considering getting the Logitech F710 or F510. Do they work on the PS3? Are there any limitations?
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Can a PSP play PSOne Classics from PSN (e.g., Final Fantasy VII)?

I'm thinking about getting a second hand PSP, the original one with UMD Drive. I just noticed that the PSN Store has many PSOne classics (like Final Fantasy VII and IX), but I wonder if that works on ...
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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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Can I take the hard drive out of my bulky PS3 and place it into a slim PS3?

My bulky PS3 died a couple of months ago and now I am considering getting a new PS3. One method that I heard that I can use to transfer all of my memory to another PS3 is by taking out the hard drive ...
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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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Migrating data to a new PS3

I have a PS3 Fat which I bought many years ago, and have since upgraded the hard disc to a new 250gb one. If I were to trade it in for a slim version, how would I go about moving all my save games, ...
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Effective placement of claymores in BF3

Recently i've been trying to use claymores but I never seem to be able to position them in a way that makes them effective. I'm aware that you can avoid them by crouching or going prone but in the ...
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Graphics compatibility of PS3 with PC

Hiya fellas, I'm just wondering how the PS3 graphics engine/GPU supports newly introduced and advanced graphics capabilities in some games such as real-time daylight savings and high-modulated ...
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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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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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Where can I get a battery replacement for a PS3 controller and how can I replace it?

Is there any way to change the battery of a PS3 controller? If so, where do I get a new one!? and how do I change it?
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Can I play a save from the non-GOTY edition of Red Dead Redemption in the GOTY edition?

My friend is able to lend me Red Dead Redemption. However it's the vanilla edition, so I'm going to end up buying the GOTY edition anyway. Here is a question now: If I were to play Red Dead ...
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Does the Rock Band 3 Midi-Pro Adapter work in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock?

Just recently got my MIDI-Pro Adapter, but it doesn't work in GH: Metallica, GH:5, GH: World Tour. I was thinking of buying GH: Warriors of Rock, but the GH wireless MIDI adapter that came with the ...
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Can encrypted/password protected USB devices be mounted to a PS3 console and be accessed?

I recently got a PS3 Slim, 120GB model, with 4.13 (or was it 4.31?) installed as the last update. I also only just found out there is no way to password protect your User Account on it, and so your ...
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Is it possible to get data off of a dead PS3?

Is it possible to get the data off of the hard drive of a PlayStation 3 that has crashed? I have already voided the warranty so I am not worried about that and I have access to quite a few tools. I ...
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Changing PSN log-in on one user

I accidentally used my old PSN log-in on my primary gaming user, is there a way to log into my new PSN account on that one user? I tried logging out and logging into the new one, but it said I cannot ...
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How can I transfer ownership of a PS3 account?

My father created a PS3 account for himself and a second one using his information (e-mail, billing information, name, etc.) for me to use a while back. Now I recently moved out, bought my own PS3, ...
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Is there a way to cleanup or repair savegames?

We are having issues with crashes in Fallout: New Vegas on the PS3. We tried our savegames on another PS3 and encountered the same problems. Starting a new game on our PlayStation, or loading the ...
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Item Cloning in Disgaia 3

When cloning an object in Disgaia 3 by killing a clone of a character using the Paw Stick, it supposedly steals one item at a 20% rate. If you only equip the clone with one item (out of 4 slots), will ...
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PS3 wont turn on

My ps3 super slim stopped working suddenly. It was working fine with no issues, but one day it just refused to turn on . Not even the red LED glows now. I tested the PSU following this video Ps3 Super ...
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Can I transfer a Playstation savegame to someone?

I own a Playstation 3 that I use with my girlfriend and her sister. My girlfriend's sister played "Tekken Tag Tournament 2" on her sister account until she got her own Playstation. Now, she would like ...
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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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PS3 super slim bricked

I have a ps3 super slim and it is bricked. It turns on but does not deliver any image (tv keeps saying that there is no signal) and the controls do not recognize it (it keeps blinking all the red ...
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How can I prevent crashes shortly after starting the game?

When playing Skyrim on my PS3, it crashes after only a few minutes, forcing me to restart the system. I have 55GB of free space and no other games are having this issue. Any advice?
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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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How to repair a malfunctioning button on a PS3 Dualshock controller?

The X button stopped working on one of my PS3 controllers. It's hardly through abuse, the controller isn't a year old and I don't play a lot. The button doesn't stick, it presses like the others, ...
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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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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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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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How do I share media with my playstation 3 wirelessly?

The Playstation 3 has the option to pull data out of your wireless home network and stream it. How do I do this? (This question is deliberatly vague, I want a block of instructions on how to ...
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How do I save my Dead Island game on PS3?

Apparently the developers forgot to include a save command in the ps3 version, and as a result the game saves only when it feels like it. This results in lots of potential for lost data (indeed the ...
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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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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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Got a Playstation Classic (PS1) and Games list shows two icons for it, is it safe to delete one?

I recently installed Chrono Cross from the Playstation store to my PS3, but there are two icons in the list now, if I click one it installs the game again, the other one is the actual game. They look ...
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Can I play downloaded (classic) games after my PSPlus subscription expires?

I want to get a couple of PS2 classics on my PS3 but they require PS+. If I buy Playstation Plus and buy these "exclusive PS+ only games" after my subscription is over will it let me play the games I ...
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PSN+ on all profiles on same console?

Please tell me that Sony doesn't expect me to pay for full subscriptions per account just to enable backing up game data to the cloud? I just got a subscription just so me and my family won't have to ...
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Play PS2 data on remastered PS3 game

I have reading up on this online but I haven't found anything. Say I were to copy data from my PS2 memory card and transfer it to my PS3, using Sony's memory card adapter. Could I then use this data ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the version of Flash used by the PS3's internal browser?

PlayStation 3 has a built-in browser and I would like to use it. However, the version flash installed with it is old. How can I update it?
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Fifa 12 PS3 controller configuration handout?

I am new to gaming and just got Fifa 12. But the "manual" is nonexistent. Is there a pdf I can print that contains all default controller configurations for all the possible things a player can do? ...
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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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is there a way I can crouch in assassins creed III on ps3?

I want to be able to crouch anytime not just when I get into the bush so is there a button for it or something?
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Can I import someone else's Mass Effect 2 save on a PS3?

This question about where to find a full Mass Effect 2 save file made me wonder, on the PS3 can I import ME2 save data from another person when I play Mass Effect 3? I know PS3 save files are tied to ...
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Can Catherine for PS3 be switched to the Japanese voice actors?

I was thinking of getting Catherine for PS3 but then I found out that it looks like you might not be able to choose the Japanese voice actors and I am kind of a snob about that sort of thing. Does ...
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How do I set hotkeys for my favorites?

I can't seem to set my hotkeys on the PS3. I did it once on accident and can't seem to anymore. I believe you're supposed to press left or right on the D-Pad to set it, but that isn't working for me. ...
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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 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?