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Is there a hidden significance of the PS3 loading screen / background?

According to the below, the PS2 loading menu changed based on the number of and duration of games played. Is there anything similar for the PS3?
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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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What are some unique game identifiers that I may have in in my PS3?

My house was broken into 2 weeks ago and 27 of my PS3 games were stolen, my PS3 fat was left untouched however. I've noticed a kijiji ad that has come up and there is a match with 26 of my games. Not ...
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How do I open the Command Options in Battlefield 3 for the PS3?

I play on the pc and can bring up the commands to spot enemies, call for ammo, etc but my son plays on the PS3 and we can't figure out how to do those same actions. Anyone got an answer?
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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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Is it normal for PS3 controllers to constantly lose their charge?

I've noticed for quite a while now that all of my PS3 controllers lose their charge even if they are not being actively used (I have three, this almost always means that by the time the one I am ...
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In Bioshock Infinite on PS3, how to get past game freezes in Memorial Gardens?

I just arrived at the Memorial Gardens cemetary, and have had the game freeze three times. The first couple of times through, I was looting corpses before approaching the gate for the main objective. ...
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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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What is an “analog face button”?

I was reading up on the PS4 Arstechnia via Slashdot And the new PS4 controller is getting rid of the "analog face buttons" that were on the PS3 controller. What is that referring to? The Start/Select ...
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League Play Class Problems

When I play public matches online, I have my classes. When I go onto League play, though, my classes are reset, almost as if they are hacked. Does this happen often? How can I resolve this?
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How does the PS3 handle 21:9 aspect ratio displays?

I'm thinking of buying a 21:9 aspect ratio monitor because I do a lot of work editing documents and the super widescreen would be very helpful for that. Since I also intend to use this monitor with ...
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DualShock 3 to PS3 with USB cable and low battery loses connection

When my DualShock 3 controller gets low on battery, I usually just switch over to using the USB cable. After a few minutes of doing this, the controller will suddenly become unresponsive until the ...
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Does R1 game update in PSN Asia account

I bought a game in R1 region. Now my PSN account is logged in and I am registered in Hongkong and located in Philippines. Will the game still automatically see the update for my R1 game?
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How do I delete a user account from my PlayStation 3?

I don't see any obvious option to delete a user account and corresponding PSN data from my PS3. How can I do this?
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How can I enumerate my installed DLCs on PS3?

Related: What do I need to complete my Mass Effect Trilogy collection? So, I've finally gotten the funds to fully complete my Mass Effect Trilogy collection. However, I know there were a few DLCs ...
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Technically, does Wii U produce better graphics than PS3? [closed]

I'm not trying to start a flame war. With the same 1080p HD TV, will we be able to tell the difference between the two consoles running the same game? I'm also wondering if developers can actually ...
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Better Laptime but why do I not own the race-event?

I'm playing Need for Speed Shift on my PS3, which I borrowed from a good friend of mine. On every race I can play there is a red dot in the top left corner and the name and laptime of my friend is ...
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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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How do I get my $50 PSN credit after my first Playstation Card purchase?

The PS3 menu shows an offer to sign up for a Playstation card and receive $50 worth of Playstation Network (PSN) points after the first purchase. How does this work, do I get the points immediately, ...
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Cerberus Network access: possible problems?

I read in this question that Cerberus Network access is required for all DLC in ME2 and that this is included in the PS3 trilogy boxset, but I'm unsure what this actually means. Do I need to do ...
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Unaccounted trophy, not appearing in ID

I earned some trophies in AC3. Unfortunately, my internet was down at the time, and I did not log in. Therefore, the trophies are displayed as earned, but no time is displayed as for when they were ...
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Is it possible to play with 7 players locally (and online)?

There seems to be some mixed information online about the number of players supported in PS3 FIFA 13. Some of the pre-release ads claimed this to be 2-10 online, and 4 locally. I've played in some 11 ...
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How to play against friends in Medal of Honor?

A friend and I both have Medal of Honor for the PS3. We want to play against each other in online multiplayer mode, but we don't know how. Do you know if it is possible?
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Will my saved games work with a new copy of Skyrim?

I played Skyrim on my Playstation 3 last year. I ended up selling my copy of Skyrim to my friend, but now that they've released DLC for Skyrim on PS3, I'd like to start playing that. Will this new ...
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Can I install PS3 games on an external hard drive?

I have a PS3 Super Slim with 12 GB of flash. I need to expand its storage to install games. On the net, I found contrasting opinions: I know I need a disk formatted in FAT32, but I don't understand ...
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Can I upgrade my pS3 HDD to a smaller size and still restore a backup?

Is the image created for the PS3 backup locked at a certain minimum HDD size or can I go from say a 120GB backup to restoring it on a 64GB HDD? In terms of backing up/restoring windows HDD images, ...
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How can I play with a friend in another city?

So how can I play with a friend on the same team against another friend? We'll all be logging in on different machines in different cities! Does FIFA 13 even allow co-operative play?
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Can I play Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt without the 'Bee nerf' update?

I stopped playing Borderlands 2 on-line after downloading and installing Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage; last I played my game version was still pre-'bee nerf' patch. I haven't played on-line since ...
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Driving a boat: Pull back or forward to go faster?

What is the way to drive fastest a boat? I'm stuck in a mission where I have to follow an helicopter using a boat and never reach it. I've tried both ways but I'm not sure if there is a trick or ...
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Is there a way to start further than the first with 2 local players?

I'm trying to play Far Cry 3 co-op with 2 local players. I don't want to start the offline mode from the very beginning. In the online co-op mode, there is a press start to enter button to get the ...
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Is it possible to use my PS Vita as additional PS3 controller?

As the title states: can I register my PS vita as an additional controller to an PS3 system? I want to play split-screen games without buying a new controller. I've already searched around the web. ...
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Bright screen glitch when using an UAV of Modern Warfare 2 for PS3

I own an original copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for PlayStation 3. I have encountered an error/graphical glitch that no one else on the internet seems to have. The glitch is the following: ...
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Livestream no longer working on Black Ops 2 on PS3

My livestream on Black Ops 2 for PS3 is no longer working. I tried to livestream, it allowed me to for short periods of time for like two days. Now whenever I try to, it doesn't let me at all. Both my ...
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Can I resume Chapter 4 to complete the optional missions if I've already started Chapter 5?

While playing Chapter 4, I returned to the Terra Nova ship after completing the CMS Greely optional mission, and it automatically started Chapter 5. Can I still complete the CMS Brusilov optional ...
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Using a standard dynamic microphone (3.5mm male mini jack) + a female 3.5mm jack => USB adapter for a PS3

Similar to Using a standard dynamic microphone (3.5mm male mini jack) + a 3.5=>2.5 adapter with an Xbox 360, I would like to know if I can use my dynamic microphone (3.5mm male mini-jack, actually ...
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Is the blue-ray drive in the PS3 user replacable?

My PS3 Blue-Ray Drive cannot read any disks anymore Is there a possibility to replace the drive with a normal standard spare parts?
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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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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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Random lagging in Skate 2

Just bought (EA) Skate 2 for PS3 (500gb) a couple of weeks back and it started off having a few minor lagging problems. However, it's become really bad and I'm wondering if this is normal for Skate 2, ...
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God of WAR 2 on PS3 Rendering glitch

I recently started God of War2 on PS3. But I got stuck because of a rendering issue after I first entered temple of lahkesis. Just after I came on my flying horse from somewhere. I cannot give ...
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Free Mass Effect 2 DLC?

When I purchased Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 brand new, I entered the Cerberus Network code and got all the DLC that comes with it. I played through the game once maybe, then decided to start a new ...
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How can 2 or more people play PS3 FIFA 2013 locally in VS and COOP mode?

I couldn't find how to start a 2 player VS match with my girlfriend. I didn't even DARE to ask myself how we can play together against the AI in a season. Can somebody please explain how we could ...
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Why are some items marked Copying Prohibited? [closed]

In the PS3 Saved Data Utility, some data is marked as "Copying Prohibited". This data comes with the following restrictions: Can only be copied via PlayStation Plus Online Storage or the PS3 Backup ...
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Easily copy all saved data to PlayStation Plus?

I've got nearly 20 folders in my PS3 Saved Data Utility, many of those having 4 items or more in them. I want to copy them to PlayStation Plus, but can't seem to find a way to do them all at once. ...
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Transferring save games to a system without DLC

Incidentally related: Will offline progress on another system update trophies on my system or PSN account? While I'm spending the weekend at a friend's house, I'd like to make some progress on ...
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Will offline progress on another system update trophies on my system or PSN account?

Incidentally related: Transferring save games to a system without DLC I'm going to be spending the weekend at a friend's house. I plan on taking some of my saved games off my PS3, and loading ...
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Can I restore a save file from PSN+ thats a couple of days old?

I'm having problems with Dead Island with some trophies and DLC's and I was wondering if there was a way to restore an OLD PSN+ save file?.. It already updated my last save file :/ Does it mean it ...
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What are the pros of choosing to Prestige Mode?

Ok... it took me a long time to get to this point, so I have some reservations about choosing Prestige Mode. What are the most significant benefits of Prestige Mode? I'm reluctant to lose my guns or ...
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Can I deactivate a PS3 I can no longer use?

I have an old PS3 that no longer boots (yellow light of death). I haven't yet reached my limit of activated PSN devices (as I understand there's a limit to how many places you can download content). ...
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Virmire Bomb Site Rescue - Bugged?

I'm in the middle of the Virmire Assault quest. During the battle, I chose to go help my people at the bomb site. After clearing out the enemies, the game seems stalled now. I can wander between ...