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You didn't buy anything, because he didn't sell anything. You can't resell digital downloads like a physical disk. It's right there in the EULA that no one ever reads, because you aren't buying the game, you're buying a conditional license to play the game. Your customer rights don't extend to redistribution. With most EULAs, unauthorized redistribution is ...


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Apart from the HDD, you can't really upgrade anything (potentially apart from hardcore console modding, but certainly nothing standard). You will need to upgrade in a way, but that would be by buying an entirely new console whenever another generation comes out. For example, many (not all) games that have been released for PS4 are not playable on a PS3, ...


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I like to elaborate on the "hardware design stability" in @DangerZone's answer a bit. When you want to run a PS3 game, it will run on any PS3 model, regardless whether it's a model from 2006 or 2012. But not only will it run, it will run exactly the same (apart from differences due to different HDD performance). The hardware of a console may change, but the ...


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It is more than likely that the person you "bought" the game from owns a digital license on their own PSN account. The way the system works is that you can buy a game from the PSN store once, but then download it on up to 5 different systems. The seller wants you to take advantage of this policy by logging in as them, downloading the game, and using up one ...


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Unfortunately the answer is going to be the same. Your Macbook may have an HDMI port, but it's an HDMI Output, not an Input. The monitor is connected internally, so you don't have direct access to the monitor's inputs. This is the way laptops (and iMacs) are designed. The HDMI port you mentioned is for multi-monitor setups or for outputting to a projector - ...


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You will get to keep your games. You'll notice that when you get the free PS+ titles, they're added to your account whether you download them or not. Uninstalling games will not remove them from your library, which can be viewed at the far right of the PS4 home screen. i.e. the library is tied to your PSN account, not the console's hard drive.


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The white soapstone you use, is to leave a mark for others to summon you to their worlds. For you to summon someone to help you, you must be human and then you'll be able to see other's soapstone marks upon the floor, and activating them with square will then summon them into your world. Be aware - when you are human, you can also be invaded by evil ...


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Yes, saves are forward compatible from the regular edition to legendary edition. Note, however, according to the official support page you may have issues going in reverse (from legendary to regular).


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It depends on the developer and publisher of the game. If the game employs the cross-buy system, a PS4 license should automatically be added to your account when it is released, if you purchased the digital version of the game on the PS3. This was the case with the recently released PS4 version of Journey, as well as with Flower, Spelunky HD, The Unfinished ...


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You cannot play PS3 games on a PS4. There is probably an exception for digital purchases which have PS3 and PS4 variants, but most games do not have this. You can still play those games online on your PS3. Having a PS4 does not invalidate the use of your PS3.


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I bought the Mass Effect trilogy on PSN. It appears on my download list as three separate items that can be downloaded separately.


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Normally, you can download any game you've downloaded before as often as you want to, free of any additional charge. However, there is one exception to that rule: If the game has ever been pulled out for any reason, you won't be able to download it again until it somehow returns to the PSN. Luckily, the list of games that have been removed entirely is very ...


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No, a hard drive can only be used by one machine at a time. The PS3 also does not support playing games over a networked storage system so that's not an alternative.


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PlayStation and PlayStation 2 memory cards, along with the Memory Stick Duo cards used by the PSP, all use flash memory which is a form non-volatile memory that doesn't need power to maintain its state. So they won't lose their saves the same way your old GameBoy cartridges did because they don't have batteries that can go dead. However nothing lasts ...


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With respect to charging the controller with a PC: If the controller does not start charging when plugged in to your PC (for me, light was on/solid), open Device Manager, find the game controller listed under Human Interface Devices, disable the controller using the right-click context menu, unplug the controller, plug the controller back in, and the ...


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No, you can not because they are for different consoles.


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Did you try to connect the controller and PS3 with a mini USB cable? To make sure the controller still works as intended, did it work for your brother's device? If not, then the controller is likely to be faulty.


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No. While console transfer has been an option, in the past, this has only been used to entice users to make the jump to the next generation. Console transfer back to an older generation as not supported. A Bungie representative has confirmed that this is how Destiny works, in answering a similar forum post. The digital upgrade program is a one-way ...


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It's probably best to not think about it as "transferring" your account, and see it as simply signing into your PSN account on your PS4. You can still log into your PS3 with it, and even a Vita if you have one. The question then comes down to "can I play my PS3 games on my PS4". The answer is no, as the PS4 is not backwards compatible. But this doesn't ...


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Sorry but dual shock 3 is not compatible with the ps4, but the ps4 controller is some what compatible with the PS3. Referenced from http://au.ign.com/wikis/playstation-4/PS4_Compatible_PS3_Devices


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No, the PS4 is not backwards compatible, meaning that you can't play PS3 games on PS4. There are talks of, maybe, the PS4 becoming backwards compatible (as stated in this article) after Microsoft announced that feature for the Xbox One. But as of now and, most likely, for some time to come you can't play games for the PS3 on PS4. However, there is an option ...


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Before you can stream your gameplay, you need to be able to record it. Unfortunately, the PS3 does not have recording functionality, so a screen capturing device is a necessity, even if you don't want to buy one. By far a simpler and better alternative, would be to buy a PS4 instead. It is not only capable of recording everything it can display, but it also ...


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Yes, the PS3 is fully compatible with SSDs, though not necessarily optimized for it. There are many benchmarks that compare the difference in performance of a PS3 using an HDD or an SSD. Also keep in mind that people have been running Windows XP (released in 2001) on SSDs without much problems either. Most of an SSDs internal workings aren't handled by ...


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After many helpful suggestions it doesn't look like there's any way you can do this. I tried: HDMI-CEC: This isn't enabled on the PS3 by default (confirmed in the menu system when I finally did get in) and no key on my TV remote had any impact on the PS3 USB keyboard: No keys had any effect, except the Windows key, and all this did was show a "no entry" ...


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Neither. Both Xbox 360 and PS3 make terrible PCs. It used to be that you could run Linux on the PS3, but Sony removed that ability in 2010. That may be where your supercomputer recollection comes from. As of today, there's no way to run PC software on either the Xbox 360 or the PS3 without going through far more trouble and expense than just buying a ...


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I had this same problem. I finally found out that the problem was that I had the same SSID and WPA key for both 2.4GHZ and 5GHZ on my router. I changed the SSID and WPA key on the 2.4GHZ and connected to that on my PS3 and it worked. I guess PS3 doesn't work with 5GHZ?


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There will be no issues playing a European version of almost any game on an American PlayStation 3, or with a United States account, as PlayStation 3 is (almost entirely) region free, at least, for physical games. Since this is common knowledge for me, being a sales assistant in an electronic retailer, I did a quick search for validity. Mostly forums, but ...


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Yes it is possible to play on PS4 online and import your PS3 profile later. You will be given the option to transfer your previous GTA Online character and progression data, along with the opportunity to change your character’s appearance again. If you wish to complete the transfer later, you can return to this option via the Online section of the Pause ...


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No im sorry. You could use a spell called "dead thrall" to have her as a pernement undead companion but you wont get the 100 gold a day. Hope this helps


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It's possible you may need to reset the PS3's video settings: Plug your PS3 into your TV Turn it on and keep your finger on the power button. It will beep when it turns on, and then beep once more whilst you're holding the PS3 (about 5 seconds after holding it). On that second beep, release the power button. This will make the PS3 re-set the video ...



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