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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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I can't get past the opening splash screen when I try to start playing Skyrim

I just tried to run Skyrim and once the splash screen appears, I hit "Play." The splash screen blinks and pops up again. Nothing else happens, and the game does not open. I'm stuck in a endless loop ...
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Battlefield 3 freezes 5 minutes into the campaign

I have a brand new Alienware, hardware is probably not an issue. My laptop freezes about 5 minutes into playing Battlefield 3 campaign. Is there a known fix for this issue? Is this even a known issue ...
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Solution to gameplay freezing in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS3 Slim?

I've recently picked up Uncharted: Drake's Fortune from the Amazon "bargain bin" and have been playing through it. Quite a fun game, actually, but I've only managed to get to Chapter 10 ("The Customs ...
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Minecraft won't run on my son's new laptop

I have uninstalled Java and Minecraft, updated the graphics card and even did a system restore back to when the computer was working. I am trying to make my son happy again with his Minecraft ...
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DS won't power up

My son's DS won't power up when the button is pushed. It worked fine up until now, but it is about 5 years old. We have tried charging it (with several chargers in case that is the issue) and there is ...
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Driver: San Francisco pauses for about 10 seconds every 30 seconds

I just bought Driver: SF, and it's unplayable - every 30-40 seconds, it completely stops for about 10 seconds. The problem looks like this (warning: minor plot spoilers from the first 10 min). I've ...
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Why does CS:GO keep resetting my options?

I have the following command line options: -noborder -novideo -threads 4 -high -w 1680 -h 1050 Yet, CS:GO keeps resetting my settings and set itself to fullscreen mode, which is bad when I switch ...
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Half-Life 2 (plus episodes) have a tendency of crashing my computer

I've recently started plowing through HL2 and the episodic content (currently starting out on Ep 2), and have noticed a weird problem. It seems that after an undetermined amount of time, my computer ...
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Rendering artifacts (flickering/z-fighting in scope)

It appears that a lot of people have issues with flickering when using high powered scopes in BF3. The artifacts look like z-fighting issues, probably related to the large viewing distances when using ...
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No wifi connection on DS Lite

I recently switched internet providers (Telenet, in Belgium) and I want to be able to connect my DS Lite to my new router (which they also provided me with). It's a "CPN / SVG6540E" combined ...
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Max Payne 3 is pausing itself randomly

I just purchased Max Payne 3 from Steam. This game pauses itself randomly (the same behaviour as if you were to hit the escape key on your keyboard), and I don't know what the issue with because I ...
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Why is my game constantly crashing silently to desktop with no error message?

I have been searching for an answer to the crash-to-desktop (CTD) issue for days since I first began playing. All I come across are 10-page-long discussions that appear to consist only of new members ...
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Overloaded Bookshelf?

It seems I may have inadvertently overloaded a bookshelf in one of my houses, and now I can't open the bookshelf's inventory or read any of the books on it. Is this a well-known bug? Is there a good ...
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Does Mirror's Edge run on Windows 7 Home Professional 64-Bit?

I was considering buying Mirror's Edge from Direct2Drive when it was on sale, but then noticed this at the bottom of the page: Known Issues Windows 7 is not supported Has anyone had any ...
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Skyrim crashes as soon as I boot up into the menu. How do I fix this?

Whenever I boot up Skyrim, it crashes as soon as it reaches the main menu with no dialog or anything. I thought this was related to my using dual monitors somehow, but I disconnected the other monitor ...
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Furniture turned purple, help?

All the small circle tables and most benches suddenly turned purple. How can I fix that (without restarting the game, I'm months into it)? I've been thinking about uninstalling and reinstalling all ...
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Where did the world go?

I was playing on my main world when my laptop ran out of power. I found a charger and woke it up, but Minecraft had crashed. Now, it doesn't appear in the world selection screen! I have verified ...
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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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Desktop Dungeon bug on unlocking Siege of Lothlorien?

The description says that I'll be able to play the Siege of Lothlorien when I gain access to all playable races. I have unlocked all the races and classes (although not yet finished everything with ...
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How can I diagnose/fix a Rock Band 3 MIDI controller that stopped working?

We have Rock Band 3 for Wii, with the Mad Catz Rock Band Midi-Pro Adapter, and a Yamaha P-95 keyboard. This was working just fine. We hadn't used the keyboard with RB3 for a while, and when we plugged ...
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Is there a list of Punkbuster-free games anywhere?

I enjoy playing BF3, MW, etc, but Punkbuster always gives me a grief anytime there is an update. I would like to know in advance which games use Punkbuster and which don't, as I will no longer be ...
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How can I slow a game down?

I'm trying to play The Binding of Isaac on my laptop, but the game is just running too fast for me. I can slow it down if I unplug my laptop, which I believe throttles my CPU. I'd like to find some ...
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Civilization IV on Windows 7 fails to start after install

I bought a Windows 7 machine and went to install Civilization IV on it. It told me the program had "known problems". If I continue it begins the startup process but eventually fails. What do I need to ...
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Screen goes black when I play Infinity Blade

I was playing Infinity Blade on my iPhone 4 and I selected game center option to look at my achievements and when I push the "Done" button, the screen went black. I exited the app and went back it is ...
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Loadout unavailable on dedicated TF2 LAN server

When I’m playing on my dedicated Team Fortress 2 LAN server, I am unable to access my load out, because my server cannot connect to the item server: WARNING! The server you are playing on has ...
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Resistance 3, unable to delete game data, and installation of trophies freezing

Bought Resistance 3, popped it into the PS3 and the first thing that came up was an update. So I wait the 2 hours to download the 696 MB update, then let it install. The entire PS3 freezes at ...
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Freeciv runs very slow

After some time freeciv runs very slow on my laptop, running onboard intel graphics. I'm using the gtk version on Ubuntu 10.10 and it seems like Xorg is consuming 100% CPU. I'm also running Compiz ...
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Screen Tints Blue when playing Team Fortress 2 on OSX

Ever since I downloaded tf2 the screen is tinted blue whenever I launch it. I'm on a Macbook Pro 13" early 2011. The same problem has happened to a friend of mine who also has an MBP, but it doesn't ...
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What is wrong with my Nintendo Entertainment System?

I'm having issues getting my Nintendo Entertainment System working. When the cartridge is inserted just right, the screen shows up, but the pointer just alternates between choices on the screen, ...
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How do you run Pokemon Omicron/Zeta?

Pokemon Omicron and Zeta were released in beta recently. See here. I downloaded the game, unzipped everything and double clicked the .exe but the window pops up for half a second and crashes. I have ...
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Expat Xbox gaming

I've just recently moved to then Netherlands from the U.S.. The only device that's really given me trouble so far is our Xbox 360 slim. The power supply is 110-only and the converter I bought for it ...
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Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not

My wife and I have two xbox 360s, and recently hers (which is also the oldest) started doing some strange video glitching. I have a dlna server set up in our house, and two days ago, while watching a ...
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I'm able to go to other towns on ACNL, but one of my friends can't visit my town?

Like the title says, I'm able to visit other towns, and other people can visit mine perfectly fine. However, a friend of mine is having trouble visiting my town. She keeps getting an error (018-0510), ...
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Kairos dragon froze in one location on screen

I finished the Kairos dragon and he was great for a week. Then, he froze in one location on the screen and I have been unable to move him for weeks. Any ideas on how to get him going?
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How to fix Minecraft being off-center?

I have a very annoying issue that is making my Minecraft experience, as well as any other games using LWJGL as an engine. This is what my Minecraft looks like: As you can see there are black bars ...
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I can't connect to a friend's Minecraft server, but none of the usual culprits seem to be the problem

I'm trying to connect to a friend's Minecraft server, but I'm not able to do so. We've double-checked the usual culprits brought up in most Minecraft server tutorials, but we're still not having any ...
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My mouse doesnt show up when I play games!

When I play any kind of computer game my mouse doesn't show up. I can still click on things, I just have to spend forever searching the whole screen because I can't see it. This is a recent problem, ...
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How do I reduce mouse sensitivity in Minecraft?

Whenever I set my priority to high or above normal my mouse goes crazy. Every time I want to turn to the right or left a little bit with the mouse, it makes me do a 360. And when I try to engage in ...
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Half my house disappeared for no reason at all why?

I was playing normally, and for fun I went to the nether in creative. I spent about half a Minecraft day there and when I returned I went to my house. I realised that I couldn't see the other half of ...
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Why are my flash game saves getting erased?

After installing stand-alone flash games such as Machinarium, Dino Run SE, and Space Rubbish (all of which are great games by the way) I find that my game saves keep disappearing. I have read how ...
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Error turning on PS4: “Cannot access system storage”

There are reports of PS4s not working out of the box with the following error: Safe Mode Cannot start the PS4. Cannot access system storage. Press the power button for 1 second (until the ...
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Game hangs at the main menu while checking for downloadable content?

I just found there's a handful of free DLCs for Mass Effect 3, including an Extended Cut that supposedly fixes some issues with the ending. So, of course I downloaded and installed them as soon as I ...
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Xbox 360 power supply has red light at start of day

The adapter has a red light when we turn the power on at the mains. When it's not connected to the Xbox, it will be orange until we plug it in. Since this happens at the start, it's not an ...
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Minecraft will not run with any version. Please Help!

I have been trying to run pixelmon for minecraft. I have been able to successfully do this until today. I load up minecraft like normal and press play, the bar does it's thing and it appears to have ...
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Java uses all CPU while playing Minecraft

I recently purchased Minecraft, but after I have been playing for about 5-10 minutes, the Java process uses all CPU power, leading to a sudden shutdown. This is weird, because some months ago it ran ...
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What's With the Server Connection Error That Shows a Bunch of HTML?

So, as of yesterday, I've been unable to connect to any of four different servers, which work fine for others. Of the 4, three give me the following error: What's up with this? Why is it ...
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Will installing a game on Xbox allow me to bypass a location at which the disc becomes unreadable?

I purchased "Batman: Arkham City" 7 days ago, and I was playing and it began saying "Disc Unreadable". I proceeded to inspect the disc and noticed a sort of blur in the disc so it doesn't look the ...
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Can't save anymore in Fallout:New Vegas for the PS3

I'm on level 22 and I can't save manually any more - my save just goes over the last one. What do I do so I can save again? Do I have to delete saves? If so, how do I do it?
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How to take a screenshot in Dragon Age: Inquisition?

Origin doesn't have built in screenshot support. DA:I doesn't seem to have a screenshot option. I try launching from Steam but I'm not getting the Steam overlay. How best to take screenshots of Dragon ...