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Can I use my PS3 controller on a PC?

Are there some good drivers available to make the PS 3 controller work with Windows 7? Also, can I use it wirelessly?
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What happens to free games obtained through PlayStation Plus after it expires?

I bought a three months membership for PlayStation Plus some time ago. This membership has already expired. While it was active, I got the classic PSOne Resident Evil titles for free. Will I be able ...
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Is there a way to use console commands in the console version of Skyrim?

I have lost a valuable item, the Vokun Mask: I sold it early on in game not knowing I'd need it later on, and now I want it back. I have literally searched every merchant and cannot find it. I've ...
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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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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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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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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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Can you play PlayStation 1 games on the PlayStation 3?

Just out of curiosity, can you play PlayStation 1 games on the PlayStation 3? If so, how does it deal with save games? Does it have a connection for old PS1 memory cards or does it save them to the ...
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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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Can Portal 2 co-op be played between PC and PS3 Steam linked accounts?

The PS3 version of Portal 2 comes with a code to link it to a Steam account. Apparently this allows you to play on both the PC and PS3 with one purchase. Can this be used to play co-op between the ...
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Can I backup or restore my old PS3 hard drive to a new PS3?

My PS3 just YLOD'd. I'm hoping its just a temporary overheating issue and if I just leave it off and unplugged for the day I can get it back on long enough to eject the game disc and backup the hard ...
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What data does the PS3's backup utility preserve?

My PS3's Blu-Ray drive died yesterday, and I will probably just end up getting a new console. I plan on using the Data Transfer Utility as outlined in this question's answer to preserve all my data. ...
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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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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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How do I fix input lag on my new HDTV

I recently purchased a new 55 inch LED HDTV, I hooked my ps3 up to it (HDMI) and now I experiance about a half a second delay when I press a button and the action is preformed on the TV. This never ...
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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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Easy way to clean a DualShock 3?

My 8-year-old niece played on my PS3 at Christmas, and ever since the X button on the DualShock 3 controller has been very sticky and has made most games unplayable with that controller. A Google ...
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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 should I clean the fans on PS3?

My 40gb PS3 has recently started making dirty fan noises. On my PC I would remove a side panel and clean everything out with a can of compressed air. But I'm unsure if this is the correct procedure ...
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What are the major differences between the different versions of the PS3?

Recently, I've preordered myself a PS3 game. Now I think it's a good time for me to purchase a PS3 to play it on! Now, I was going to go with what I assumed to be a normal setup, but then I was told ...
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How could I know what caused the Yellow Light Of Death?

I had the Yellow Light Of Death (YLOD) on my PS3. I found many videos on YouTube that explain how to repair it. I read and search a bit further and the problem may be caused by a disc error or a ...
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Backup and reassign of protected save games from on PS3 HDD to another

My PS3 died with YLOD two days ago. I haven't been able to power it on since. I'd like to be able to backup and reassign the saved games, including the protected saves, to a new PS3's HDD. Is there ...
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Does GTA V Online Network Merge Xbox 360 and PS3 players?

Can GTA V Online Network Merge Xbox 360 and PS3 players, or is it two individual networks? (Can crews cross platform)
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Skyrim Good Intentions / Revealing the Unseen Quest Glitch?

I'm stuck in the College of Winterhold questline because of a glitch between the quests "Good Intentions" and "Revealing the Unseen." After talking to the Augur of Dunlain, I return to the Archmage ...
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How can I change the bitrate when I watch a video with Netflix on a PS3?

I know that when watching streaming Netflix videos on the computer is it possible to change the video quality when watching a video. Is is possible to do the same thing when using Netflix on a PS3?
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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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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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PS3 keeps saying my WPA key is wrong

I am having a bad time with my PS3 which I've had for about 2 years, PS3 slim with 120GB HDD. I've ran across a problem with my WiFi connecting to it. My PS3 doesn't accept my WPA2 key, I've changed ...
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PSN sharing games

I buy & download a game from PSN on my user account on PS3 #1. Then I switch to PS3 #2 and login with the same PSN account. Can I download the same game without paying twice?
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PS3 clipping image with HDMI at 1080p

I have a PS3 connected to an HDTV Monitor using an HDMI cable configured for 1080p resolution. My problem is that the image is being clipped on the edges. So certain things, like the box in which ...
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PS3 Audio Question

I recently bought a PS3 for use on my computer monitor. My monitor has only a DVI , VGA, and power port; I plan on using a HDMI to DVI cable for use on the PS3 and then using an outlet for the power. ...
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Is it possible to play Far Cry 4 co-op with players on other systems?

I own PS3 version and my friend owns PS4. Is it possible for us to play coop together? What about PC or Xbox interactions?
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Gta 5 social club

I used to play gta 5 online on my ps3 but it ended up breaking and I can't use it anymore I purchased the game for xbox 360 and started playing the game all over again and some of you know how hard ...
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Can I transfer a profile onto a different PS3 account?

My dad set up a PS3 profile for me a while ago on his PS3 with an account he made since I didn't have my own e-mail address at the time. Now I have my own PS3 and e-mail address and would like to ...
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PS3 Data Management

I've had a 160 GB PS3 for almost 3 years now, and would like to back up my data in case something happens to the console, particularly if I get a YLOD(which would totally suck, as I really love my ...
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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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How do I recover a lost Borderlands 2 game?

In Borderlands 2 on PS3, I tried starting a new game to see what it was like playing as another class, but didn't like having to start from scratch. So, I tried to go back to my original levelled up ...
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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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Why is it so difficult to emulate PS2 games in a PS3?

I know that PS2 games can only be played in a 'fat' PS3 with the right hardware to run it. But why is so difficult to emulate a PS2 game in the PS3 without that hardware? Is the processor, the ...
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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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Back-Up PS3 Saves?

Is there a way to back-up your saved games on the PS3 in case they are overwritten?
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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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What wall plug chargers can be used to charge PS3 controllers

I want to charge my PS3 controllers (SIXAXIS) without having the PS3 running (because most of the time when it's running, I'm actually using the controllers). Since the device charges over standard ...
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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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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 to password protect my ps3 console

Can anyone let me know how to prevent others from using my ps3 console by using a password,just like a PC does.
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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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Is the slim PS3 capable of playing PS1 and PS2 games?

I used to have one of the bulky PS3's (recently deceased) and in the future, I am planning on buying a slim PS3 since it has extra data space. Now one thing that I really liked about my old model was ...
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PS3 graphics Stretching Glitch

I've been having some Graphics glitches with the assassins creed series (specifically 2/BH/Rev) and until today I assumed it was an issue with the game itself. There are times where the ...
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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?