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In BioShock 1 I can't get past the first loading screen

I'm playing on PS3 and can only get through Andrew Ryan's first speech, after that the game black screens every time without fail. Is this a thing that happens often? How do I get through this?
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How do I install the PS3 OS on a new HDD?

My HDD is starting to make noise and I think it's time for me to change it. I have the old 60Gb PS3. I was wondering the PS3 installs it's OS. Do I just have to switch the HDD and let the PS3 install ...
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Are there differences between the Wii U and PS3 versions of Lego Marvel Superheroes?

I'm trying to decide what system to buy Lego Marvel Superheroes for, Wii U or PS3. Are there differences between the two versions, such as Wii U Gamepad functionality, platform-exclusive characters ...
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What ports does Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine use?

I can't seem to find any official information of which ports Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine uses. I own the game for the PS3 and need to forward the ports. Even though it works without forwarding ...
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How can I keep using DLCs purchased on an old account with my new account?

I have made a new Playstation Network (PSN) account for a fresh start. I know you can't delete a PSN account, so I deactivated it, but all my Batman: Arkham Origins DLCs are still on my previous ...
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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 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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New PS3 controller won't sync with PS3

I bought a new six-axis controller for my best friend, and I did a custom paint job on it. I had to take it apart, but after I put everything back together (right), it just blinks the red lights when ...
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Ps3 games user specific

Is there a way to make games only accessable to specific users (we have kids who don't want others having access to their games) kids being kids, as soon as their backs are turned they are on the ...
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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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I cannot move my GTAV save from my old PS3 to my new PS3

I had to purchase a new PS3 after my old one died. I had all my game saves backed up on a USB stick, but now GTA-V won't let me access them on my new console. It just comes up with an error saying you ...
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How are the saved game data and user profile data files related?

Must you save and restore the two files simultaneously? Or can I restore a saved game file without restoring the user profile? What information is in the user profile?
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How do I get a dead bulky PS3 to work again (momentarily at least)

My PS3 died recently (YLOD) and I am planning on getting a new one. However, there is a lot of data on it that I do not want to lose and I hear that the transfer process would go more smoothly if my ...
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Is it possible to fix my PS3 by locating and resoldering broken joints?

My old "Phat" PS3 is dead - In some forums i read that the solder joints are broken. The fan is making some noise and some cryptic signs run over the screen... Is there a possibility to locate ...
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Playstation 3 - controller connection problem

I've bought new PS3 and I can't connect my cotroller. I've tried reseting the controller using the reset button but this didn't work. I've also tried reseting PS3 system - again, no result. I'm trying ...
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PS3 controller not working

My original Sony controller won't even connect to the PS3 even after resetting several times, whether connected to the USB or not, what should I do? I have another controller which isn't Sony and when ...
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“80710a06” Error when attempting to visit Tumblr from my PS3

I tried to visit Tumblr but instead I got this error "80710a06". When I searched I came up with three or four articles/discussions about when PSN went down three years ago. But PSN is not down and I ...
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Can I use a PC hard disk drive for my PS3?

I have a 12 GB super slim play station 3, when I bought it I thought that 12 GB would be enough for few games but it's actually not once I tried it. I was wondering if I could connect a PC hard disk ...
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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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How can I convert a save file for a retail game into a save file for the digital version of the same game?

I bought Persona 4 Arena for the PS3 back in August and logged dozens of hours in the game in order to to unlock all the single player content. Two weeks ago, I decided to buy the digital version ...
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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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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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Latest injustice update won't install

My 1.08 version of injustice won't install on my ps3. It just beeps and reboots the console. There's plenty of memory and it wouldn't install after the latest system update which it made me do before ...
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Transferring downloaded games to other PS3 [duplicate]

I need some enlightenment here. I owned my PS3 like 2 years ago, but it was broken, I can't turn it on. So I bought a 2nd hand PS3 from a different person. My old PS3 has all the saved data and ...
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Buying a new PS3

so I will be buying a PlayStation 3. Not a PlayStation 4. And I want to know if 500GB is enough to run Grand Theft Auto 5 on Ultra Graphic Settings? And I want to know if 500GB is a lot for PS3 and ...
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Why doesn't my PS3 backup restore game saves & data on a new system?

I had an old 80Gb PS3 from 2009 which suddenly had a hard disk error a few weeks back, saying: Could not start, The appropriate storage system was not found. I had backed it up a week prior ...
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Where can I find my wishlist when browsing the Playstation store?

I like to keep track of the games I want to buy sometime down the line. Since most of said games are on steam, that's a rather easy task. However, there are also some games I want to pick up for my ...
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Extreme drop in framerate when playing Dragon Age: Origins for PS3

I'm playing Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition for PS3 with the 1.01 patch installed. Whenever I'm exploring and enter into combat, the game pauses/freezes/the framerate drops to near zero. After ...
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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 could cause the 'L1' button to stop working, and is it possible to fix? [duplicate]

I accidentally let the controller fall from my hand and now the L1 button isn't working. (which is terrible, because I love FIFA). What can I do? is it possible to fix?
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Will the PSN Download of GTA5 onto a solid state drive perform better than the standard disc install?

I'm playing Grand Theft Auto 5 a lot and am wondering if I'll get a performance improvement (loading speed/ rendering) if I bought the digital version off PSN. I'm using a reconditioned PS3 Slimline ...
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GTA V graphics bugs on PS3

I just started playing GTA V on my PS3 and during gameplay I noticed that somewhere around the middle-left corner of the screen these strange gray/blackish rectangles keep showing up...they are kinda ...
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How do I stop my PS3 from making so much noise?

I believe that my PS3 is full of dust and therefore the fan goes on max as soon as I start a game. How can I get rid of the dust inside on the heat sinks and fans without destroying something?
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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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Can't cure vampirism: Falion won't interact

I am tired of being a vampire, so I'm trying to complete the Rising at Dawn quest. I've spoken to Falion initially, given him a filled black soul gem, and met him at dawn in the black swamp, but I ...
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MW3 keeps freezing in an online game

My MW3 keeps freezing in the middle of an online game. The disc is perfect and my internet connection is good, anyone know what is happening?
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Why doesn't my PS3 recognize I'm pressing buttons while playing Skyrim?

I'm trying to play Skyrim on my PS3 but since it said I have to press the "X" button to go to the main menu it doesn't work,even when it worked my controller won't listen to me because it just made me ...
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Lag on PS3 with good network speed

I've my PS3 (60GB-model) connected with Wi-fi to my network with ~12Mbps down and ~3.5Mbps. Though all games (GTA Online most recently) keep lagging and I don't think that should be a problem with ...
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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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How to interpret disk space requirements on PS3

When I buy/download a new game from PSN, a disk space requirement is shown, ie. "7340 MB". Is it the size of the download? Or is it the size of the final installation? If it is the latter, how can ...
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How can I play Dungeon Defenders cross-platform PC-PS3?

I found this: Does Dungeon Defenders support cross-platform multiplayer? So my question is not "if" but "how". How can I (on PC) play with PS3 players, or vice-versa?
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Transferring Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 from Vita to PS3

I purchased Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 from the PSN for the PS Vita. I've read that I can access DLC stuff for this game from either the Vita or my PS3. What I was wondering is, can I also transfer ...
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BL2 LAN coop doesn't work on PS3

I've been trying to find the answer to this problem for weeks with no luck. Every time a friend of mine and I try to play BL2 together from the same LAN ends in failure. It doesn't seem to matter if ...
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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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Dualshock 3 controller problems

My problem is that my PS3 controllers sync and start up the system properly. It maintains synced status, but the buttons don't work. The only button that works is the PS button. Also, when I am in ...
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How to check internet speed on PS3?

I have a new very fast internet, however I'm not sure if PS3 supports it (my laptop for example is only able to use 1/3 of the speed). How to check what speed PS3 can use?
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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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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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Where can I order thumbsticks for my PS3 dualshock 3 controller?

My son has a nervous habit of chewing on the PS3 controller's thumbsticks during cut-scenes. One day, he actually ripped the top of it off. Glue worked for awhile, but the top eventually came off ...
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Why are my online parameters always lost?

Almost* each time I play online, I have to set again all my profiles, which are empty and the colors/equipments of the characters. It's highly annoying. I don't get how this can be that these settings ...