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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is my clock broken?

I understand that the Tamrielic cultures have their own names for days and months: Tamrielic | Gregorian --------------------- Sundas | Sunday Morndas | Monday Tirdas | Tuesday Middas | ...
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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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Easiest way to screenshot an XBox 360, Playstation 3, or Wii Game?

What's the easiest way to take a screenshot of an XBox 360 or other console game? Do I really have to buy a video card with HDMI/HDTV support, plug the XBox into that, and do the screen cap on the ...
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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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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 PS3 vs 360 Load Times

I would like to pick up a copy of Skyrim today but am undecided if I should get it on PS3 or 360. IGN says that the 360 load times are lengthy and frequent and unfortunately their PS3 review is not up ...
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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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Can I play PS3 Saves from one PS3 on another?

I'm going home for Christmas and I was thinking of playing some of my PS3 games on my brother's PS3. I know you can backup saves to a USB drive, but can I then upload these saves to my brother's PS3 ...
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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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How can I turn off my TV without turning off my PS3?

I've got it set up so the PS3 and TV communicate via HDMI and turning one or the other on/off turns them both on/off. If I'm in the middle of a video game (and paused) I can turn off the TV without ...
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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 I download PS3 game updates from my computer instead?

So GT5 2.0 is out and it's all terribly exciting. However, my internet connection isn't very great and it has failed completing the 1GB download for the last 7 times. Given the lack of resumable ...
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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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Purchased a PS3 with games already on it

My wife, because she is wonderful, bought me a PS3 for Christmas. She bought it used on craiglist and probably paid extra for it because it already had a LOT of games on it. I am wondering, if I set ...
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Do you ever need DLC to get the Platinum trophy for a game?

The description of the Platinum trophy for each PS3 game can vary (as with any trophy description). When you're looking at a trophy list and there are trophies for DLC sometimes it is not clear ...
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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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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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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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Are 'transfarring' or cross-game saves region free?

Several games available on both the Vita and PS3 allow you to sync your progress between platforms, for example, the MGS HD collection for PS3 lets you 'transfar' your MGS2 & 3 saves to the Vita ...
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Can I disable DC Universe Online's accept licence terms?

Every time I start up DC Universe Online, it requires me to scroll through and accept the license terms - even when they haven't changed since I last played the game. Is there any way to avoid this?
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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 reliable is reballing a 60GB PS3?

My 60GB launch PS3 has finally given me a yellow light of death. Luckily I married into a second PS3 over a year ago (phew!), but my wife's Slim has neither most of my saved games nor can it play our ...
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How can I delete PS3 trophies?

The demo for Super Stardust HD added its trophy list to my PS3. I don't plan on buying that game and don't want to see its list of trophies for the rest of my life. Any way to delete them? Update: ...
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Can I disable the new PS3 boot warning?

I got a system update and now my PS3 helpfully reminds me to consult the manual when it boots. Is there an option somewhere to turn that back off? Edit: In my impatience I had not noticed that the ...
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How to eliminate Rocksmith audio delay completely

I'm playing Rocksmith on my PS3 and I have my video going out via HDMI and my audio going out via a fiber optic connection. There is a small delay between the time I pluck a string and audio comes ...
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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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Do PSN games have some sort of ID number, like a barcode?

I was recently building a small section which is basically a collection of video games (along with some books and movies) that I own. I was storing all these items by the UPC or ISBN number associated ...
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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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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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Can I remotely control my PS3 with my laptop?

Is there any way that a laptop can be used to control a PS3? Most of my searches have turned up articles aimed in the other direction (using a PS3 controller on a computer), but I've not found ...
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What are the dangers of your PS3 shutting down when it's not supposed to?

Various PlayStation 3 operations prompt you not to shut down your console while they are in progress. For example, you are to avoid shutting down your console while performing one of the following: ...
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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 does the “full pixel mode” option do on Shadow of the Colossus HD?

Looking through the options, I saw "full pixel mode" as something you can enable/disable. What exactly does it do?
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How can I use an Xbox 360 controller with a PlayStation 3?

My PS3 has basically gathered dust for half a year since I'm not feeling the controller. What are my most reasonable options for using a Xbox 360 controller on a PS3 (preferably wireless, but I have ...
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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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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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Is there an HDMI switcher that will auto switch with two or more “always ON” devices?

Is there an HDMI switcher that will auto switch with two or more "always ON" devices? My 360 and PS/3 have some kind of output that make the device appear to always be on. So I have to manually switch ...
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Is it possible to rename characters in Castle Crashers?

Is it possible to rename characters in Castle Crashers? All created characters are named "profile name(number)" and are hard to distinguish.
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How can I connect a PS3 to the Internet with a VPN?

I want to know if it's possible for a PS3 to be connected to the internet via a VPN?
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How do I access the interactive back-story by Dark Horse Comics before starting Mass Effect 2?

The PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 says it comes with a interactive back-story by Dark Horse comics. How do I access this content? There doesn't seem to be anywhere in the menu to get to it before ...
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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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Is it possible to play Rock Band with multiple accounts from the same machine?

In Rock Band 3 for PS3, when I'm playing with a band locally, is there a way that I can save my progress to the character on my account, even if that account isn't the currently active one? Like if ...