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Will I keep my local trophics if I create my first PSN account?

I've never had internet so I've never had my ps3 hooked up to the internet. I have gained about 10 plats playing solely offline, and worked really hard on that. I've just got a chance to bring my ps3 ...
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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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PS3 bricked after firmware update

I have the PS3 Slim from 2010 I updated it today to the latest firmware version and after that it is not booting up. I tried entering to recovery but nothing shows up. The light turns on and stays ...
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How can the PS3 do so much with so little RAM and VRAM?

If you look at the hardware specs of the PS3 (on Wikipedia, for example), you will notice that the system has 256MB RAM and 256MB VRAM. What is going on here? Is it the processor or is it something ...
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DLC for PAYDAY 2 on PS3

I have looked around at DLC for PAYDAY 2 and I am wondering if any of the DLC packs, like Deathwish, can be downloaded on a PS3. I have achieved a lot of the game on PS3 and I was hoping I could play ...
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Sharing the same controller without constantly USB syncing?

I have a PS Vita TV and a PS3 but only one DualShock controller. Whenever I switch between systems I have to briefly plug the controller into the USB port of the system I wish to start using. This is ...
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Am I able to store games downloaded from PSN onto an external hard drive [duplicate]

I have an 80GB PS3 from 2009, and the hard drive is almost full. I recently got a PS4 as well, so I signed up to Playstation Plus but could not download and install any of the free games on my PS3 ...
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How can I deavtivate an account on my ps3?

If I deactivate an acount on my ps3 system, we I be able to use the games I have downloaded on another users, or will it get rid of them too?
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Languages available as commentary in FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014

In my FIFA 12 asian region i have several options as a text (german, english, russian, etc) and as commentary i have less options but still plenty like German, english, spanish and swedish. What about ...
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Do normal region restrictions apply when playing PS1 games on PS3?

I got my PS1 while living in the US and I live in EU now. Will my US PS1 games work on a PAL PS3 or do normal region restrictions apply?
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Do all “arcade” games on ps3 have demos? [closed]

I have an xbox 360 and I like to try all types of arcade games since virtually all of them have demos (both "arcade" and "indie" games, which is how xbox names them) e.g. Braid, Bastion, Limbo, ...
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No sound on Duke Nukem Forver for PS3

I've started to play DNF on PS3 and installed Patch 1.03. Unfortunatley I don't have any sound on it. It appears to be a common problem on the internet, but I didn't find a solution. The sound on ...
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Sync progress in Portal 2 co-op between PS3 and Steam accounts?

My girlfriend has a PS3 with Portal 2 and our Steam accounts are friends. Is it possible for us to play in splitscreen mode on the PS3 while saving our progress to our respective Steam accounts? We ...
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How can I save a game to a USB stick on Playstation 3

I want to save a game to a USB stick on Playstation 3. When I hit triangle on save data it only offers me online storage. How do I enable USB storage?
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PS3 1080p Image Quality Issue on Samsung LED

I just purchased a new Samsung UN55ES7003 to replace an older 46" model (LN46A650). Images originating from my DirecTV DVR (1080i and lower) seem to be fine, but something's happening between the PS3 ...
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Thief: Beauty Within quest: how to enter the building for the quest?

I just started playing Thief on the PS3 and got the quest Beauty Within to steal the hand mirror for Basso. The map shows the target in Stonemarket, in a building beside the clock tower, and I've ...
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Why is BioShock still available for PS Plus download?

I'm still new to this PS Plus thing, but I think I know the basics: every month you get new games for the PS3, PS4, Vita. In January, BioShock was available for download and strangely enough, it's ...
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Is it possible to take screenshots in Skyrim on the PS3?

Simply put, does Skyrim support the ability to take screenshots on the PS3? The game is beautiful at many times and I'd love to have a shot of the dragon and giant battle I witnessed today. Thanks!
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why won't my ps3 go online?

How do you fix getting online for ps3? When I try to go online it says error you have been logged out of psn What does this mean? How can I fix it? Any answer or comments would be nice -- ...
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Is Sly Trilogy compatible with Cross-Buy?

Sly Trilogy was released on PS3 and now on PS Vita, I have the PS3 version and also the PS Vita. So my question is : Can I play at Sly Trilogy on Vita if I have the PS3 version ? I know it is possible ...
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Can the PS3 read any other filesystem than FAT32 for external drives?

I'm reformatting my biggest USB hard drive today. It seems like filesystem support for gaming systems is kind of in a bad place right now -- it looks like both the PS3 and the 360 both only support ...
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Transferring specific data from an old PS3 to a new one? [duplicate]

Alright, so my old PS3 is broken, won't turn on at all, and if it does, immediately shuts off on it's own immediately after it turns on or a few minutes after which. That's all fine and good, because ...
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Can we play max payne 3 on 12GB ps3 ? Does the installation take any space apart from saved games?

I am new to gaming so please bear with me, though I have played previous two releases.I bought 12 GB ps3 model and would like understand if its enough for installing. Also Does the installation take ...
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How can I delete all saved game data except for the last one or last few per game?

My kids and I have saved game data for many games, and for each game there are literally hundreds or thousands of saved game data files. We've reached some sort of limit on some games (Skyrim and ...
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Is lossy compression used on PlayStation Store games?

I downloaded the Bioshock Infinite 60-minute trial from the PlayStation Store. It contains the full game but the download was about 6 GB. I might buy the full game off PSN but I'm not going to pay ...
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Restore protected PS3 game saves to a different PS3 via online backup utility

My old PS3 'fat' is dying and I am hoping to somehow get my copy protected game saves onto a new PS3 'slim'. I know that the built in PS3 backup utility will not restore copy protected game saves to ...
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PS3 games on different systems

So MLB The Show just game out. Me and my dad both enjoy playing it and we buy it every year. Now that I am away at college (I got my own PS3 system) I would like to only buy it once. Can I do this ...
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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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Is it possible to have voice chat on the PS3 go through both the headset AND the TV?

I'm really curious about this. I'm thinking about going back to livestreaming via my Elgato. However, the thing that's been putting me off for the PS3 side, at least, is not being able to have my ...
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PS3 Slim 4.55 No Display, No Video, No Audio

I have a PS3 Slim 120 GB. I just updated to 4.55, and it got stuck while restarting the system. I force shut it down, and in doing so, I corrupted the hard drive. Now, I do not have any display (I ...
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PlayStation 3 looping on update 4.55

Background: I have a fat PS3 which came with an 80GB HDD. I bought a new 500GB HDD so that I could store more games from PS Plus on it. I followed the official instructions on Sony's website, but ...
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Do downloaded DLC and games transfer from one PS3 to another?

Since I may be switching to another PS3 soon, I was wondering if when you transfer data from one PS3 to another, does that data also include downloaded DLC? I ask because there is some paid DLC along ...
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What is the Playstation Quest For Greatness?

I read something today that said if you complete "The Quest for Greatness" on PS3 or PS4, you get some free PSone games. However I can't seem to find information on what it is. I see walkthroughs, ...
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Achievements in Bioshock--New Game Plus

Alright so here's a synopsis of my situation: I'm trying to get all the achievements in Bioshock 1. I downloaded the add-ons and stuff, and noticed the new game plus feature. I thought this would help ...
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No sound in Call of Duty over HDMI when used with an Asus monitor

I connected a PS3 to an Asus 24" Monitor (Asus PB248Q) via HDMI. The monitor does not have internal speakers but has a jack for headphones. If I connect a headset to the headphones jack I can hear ...
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PS3 Final Fantasy XIV: Realm Reborn USED.?

I'm looking to buy a used copy of. FF XIV: Realm Reborn for ps3 but I wanted to know if the game would play or not. I've heard that used MMO games for PC are a very bad idea but is that rule the same ...
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Playstation Plus requiring a credit card to redeem card?

I had a Playstation Plus card I got free from a friend with an Xbox. I entered the redeem code in and it said that a credit card is required. One of my friends said you need someone to go on your ...
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PlayStation 3 wireless controllers won't connect to the system, screen won't even turn on

I got a new game for the PS3 recently and was hoping to try it out yesterday, but to my surprise, when I turned on my PS3, two things happened: The controllers wouldn't connect at all. The screen ...
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No video output on PS3, and cannot 'reset' output

When I plug in the Component or Composite video cables and turn on my PS3, I can hear the startup sound but there's no video output. I've tried to do the video reset multiple times (Put the system in ...
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PS3 Controller does not work

We just bought a PS3 and we can't get the controllers to work. They aren't controllers that came with the system because it's used, and the controller it came with, is broken. We turned the PS3 off, ...
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How to Uninstall DLC in The Last of Us

I have finished the "Left Behind" DLC episode and would like to uninstall it to get some space on my hard drive. I would, however, like to keep the "Abandoned Territories" multiplayer DLC and the base ...
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PSN wrongly claims multiple downloads

I am a gamer on PS3 in India, having a PS+ subscription. Now, I lent my ID and password to a friend(let's call him R), since PSN allows for a game to be downloaded on 2 PS3s at once. The problem ...
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Buying xBox / PS3 from US and using it in non-US region? [duplicate]

I know people have asked this question but that was like 3 years ago. So my question was if I buy a xBox / PS3 in US then: 1) Will I be able to download games here in India? 2) Will I be able to buy ...
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US PS+ code on other reigons?

I want to subscribe to PS+ and since am from Saudi Arabia I was wondering. If can buy a PS+ US code from Amazon, Ebay or any other sites, can I activated on my account? This why am asking: 1 year US ...
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Borderlands 2 Save Converter from PS3 to Mac

Is there a tool that I can use to convert my PS3 saves to Mac-formatted ones? If there isn't one, is there a program I can use to "read" my PS3 save data so I can manually convert a Mac save to a ...
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Washing playstation controllers

I've been thinking to allow people in my bar to play some PS3/4 while drinking. Though there's a good chance the controllers will be spilled on, so I was looking for an easy way to clean a lot of ...
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Why does my PS3 see media servers over wifi, but not a wired connection?

My PS3 is plugged into my FiOS router with a Cat5 cable. It gets an IP on my network (192.168.1.85) fine and is able to access a webserver on my lan fine. It also has no problem connecting to the ...
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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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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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What's taking up so much space?

My PS3 has a 160GB hard drive. I've had it for about a year, and played a lot of games. When I checked it's storage, it says 77GB free out of 149GB. I was aware that I had downloaded and installed a ...