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The background color of the default XMB theme changes every month, while the brightness changes according to the time of day. See here: The XMB's default background color changes depending on the current month of the year, and it changes brightness depending on the time of day. Major color changes occur on the three days before the 15th and 24th of each ...


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It is possible for PS3/4 games to be Cross-Play but it is not the default. You will have to check whether each specific game supports PS3/4 cross play as it's up to the developer to implement.


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To turn off voice chat on PS3: Hold down Select then scroll down the Interaction Menu to Chat. Switch it over to whichever setting you prefer. No-one, Crew, Friends, Crew + Friends, or Everyone Note: Changing this setting can effect your ability to succeed in a Rally Race. Also, it appears that you cannot change this setting once you've joined a lobby. So ...


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From what I can recall, you can't. I haven't been able to find out if this has changed since I played. Here is a quote from Steven Masters (Lead Game Designer) I found on this Kotaku article: our stealth is primarily "social stealth", and we've been debating having a crouch button since pretty much day 1. It was always the vision that crouching in public ...


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Based on my knowledge there are two solutions for your problem. To get things straight: The original Xbox-pads won't work out of the box with your PS3 and no solution will provide 100% of the features your dualshock-pads have (Sixaxxis, Trigger etc.). 1. Use an Adapter There are some Adapters on the market (like the XCM which Blem mentioned) which may be ...


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Input lag is generally controlled by the TV and generally not something you can affect yourself, outside of using "game mode". If possible, things like disabling higher than 60Hz display modes and any form of postprocessing can help display lag, but there's often no option for doing this outside of "game mode". You can try disabling any advanced video ...


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Sony has made it clear they will continue the free games promotion with PlayStation Plus and will have a free game every month (at least) for the PS4 (two the first month) and they will almost certainly continue the free games promotion for the PS3 and PS Vita as they have done for the last couple years. Unlike Xbox Live Gold, PlayStation Plus started as a ...


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If it's a 30-day trial (that comes with some games now, definitely God of War: Ascension), rather than a 3/12 month card, then it's likely that they want you to enter your credit card details, so that when the trial runs out, your subscription will automatically take over. The way around this is as your friend suggests, enter the credit card details, and ...


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The PS3 storage is taken up mostly by downloaded games and locally stored game data, usually DLC and installations. To check if you have space taken up by game data, go to the Game category on the XMB and scroll to Game Data Utility, inside it you'll find space taken up by games, when you're finished with a game, it's safe to delete its Game Data (this wont ...


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Yes, it will still be playable if you still have PS+ membership. Source: own experience with Plants vs. Zombies EDIT: As Fluttershy says, it will only work if you "purchase" the game


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Generally speaking, as hardware heats up the device compensates by lower cycle frequency which leads to slowdowns, but I'm not sure if that's true in your case. First, let's get the autosave issue out of the way since as Ben Brocka said, it was patched. Now, for the slow loading and crashes, there is a common bug where going back to XMB causes PS3 to ...


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Same as for any case of usage, i.e. 7200 is faster than 5400. However there are 2 additional things to consider, 7200 generates more heat and noise. While second can cause discomfort, first shortens life of the HDD. Considering that PS3 is not really depends on drive speed in general, 5400 is generally preffered. Considering HDD buffer size it's again, same ...


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Like many MMOs, physical copies of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn include a product key which must be registered to your Square Enix account. If a PS3 copy of the game has been previously opened, it's extremely likely that the product key has already been registered, rendering it useless to everyone but the original owner. If you want to buy a copy of ...


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You will need an account on the PS3 that owns those DLCs in order to be able to play those games/use those DLCs (or download them in the first place if you don't have them locally). You could contact Sony and ask if they can move over the purchases, but I'm not sure if they do this (they definitely don't change PSN IDs). The easiest way around this is to ...


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Yes, it should be ok to play the PS3 in an environment of around 30C. The temperature testing done over at geek.com indicates that the PS3 should operate just fine in an environment upwards of 38 degrees Celsius for periods of at least 84 hours (which is much longer than your 5 minutes). The summer heat should not be an issue. I'm guessing that the ...


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As long as you never create a PSN ID for your other profile, there should be no problems and you will not have to purchase multiple copies. If you sign up for a PSN ID for that user, then you could still play with that DLC, but at the risk of violating the Terms of Service and possibly getting accounts banned. Content downloaded onto an activated console is ...


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This could as already stated be a sign of a hardware issue in the PS3 itself, However don't overlook the possibility of it being a television problem. Try hooking up to another tv, and if that does not fix the problem there may even be something up with the AV or HDMI cable you are using. if swapping out these things does not help and you are still under a ...


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I'll repeat myself again(as in the comments). I don't know about GTA5, but in general SSD would be faster than a normal HDD + BluRay. PS3 uses SATA1, which provides a bandwidth of maximum 150 MB/s(SATA2 allows 300 MB/s and more modern SATA3 provides 600 MB/s bantwidth). HDD used in PS3 slim reads at 65 MB/s and BluRay at around 9 MB/s(all PS3 models use 2x ...


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I fear you lack a little knowledge on what you are intending on buying. Unlike PC versions of games ps3 and xbox 360 have one graphic setting (compared PC versions about a medium to high setting). To answer your other question 500gb is the highest ps3 size you can buy in stock form. However you can upgrade the hard drive to have more space... Sub-Note: ...


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IF you mean an external drive or somehow hooking your PS3 to your PC no, you can't install games on an external drive like that. You can however use a laptop 2.5" HDD and replace the physical HDD inside the PS3 (you can backup and restore your current saves to keep all your stuff too). See this question for a bit more info on the HDD type you need Internal ...


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PS3: PlayStation 3 System Software Update History PS4: PlayStation 4 System Software Update History PS VITA: PlayStation Vita System Software Update History System updates can be found under Help -> Knowledge Center -> System Software Updates


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PS+ subscription comes "on top" of the usual (free) PSN subscription, you're not restricted to playing with members of either group of users by being a member of one group or the other (PS4 games can only be played online if you're a PS+ subscriber, though). The games offered through PS+ "Instant Game Collection" are exactly the same as their "full priced" ...


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The Short: Basically, QfG is a way for PlayStation to advertise an underused service of theirs by incentivizing users with free content. The Long: PlayStation's official YouTube Channel released these videos concerning their Quest for Greatness (QfG): ...


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According to UESP wiki (and my boyfriend had the same problem with his), if for some reason you accidentally exit out of the conversation with Mirabelle before you talk about the Staff of Magnus, you will be unable to ever have that option again. However, there was supposedly an "unofficial patch" that fixed this. I'm not sure if these circumstances were ...


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The DualShock3's SELECT button is what you need... It's the only SPOT/Communication button... If you press SELECT looking to the enemy, it will SPOT... If the teammate is playing as Support guy, look him and press SELECT then you'll ask him for ammo... If Engineer and look for a damaged tank, press SELECT then you'll offer repair, etc.etc.etc... The ...


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The two that you've listed are your best bet. Your best drop rate is going to be a 410. You can get it up to 210 with a humanity of 10 (which is the max humanity that will be put to your drop rate). The Gold Serpent Ring can get that to 410. The Symbol of Avarice does the same. You can find all of this on the Dark Souls wiki here.


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The drive is separate from your account, and the PS3 backup isn't reliant on PS+ subscription. You don't lose anything owned by your account by deleting it from your PS3. If your backup fails, try deleting unnecessary files like game install data (under Game Data Utility on the Game category on the XMB), I had a problem when install data for one game was ...


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If you begin a new game, you will retain all previously collected trophies. In your case, Animagus will still be the only locked trophy. Often, you'll find mutually exclusive trophies i.e. two you can't get in the same play through. An example of this would be Dishonoured's no-kill achievement and the kill-using-all-gadgets achievement. Additionally, as ...


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The PS3 controllers were designed before USB charging was standardised (DCP), so they need to do some simple negotiation with the host they're connected to before they'll charge. All the made for ps3 chargers have a simple chip in them which tells the controller it can charge up. The PS3 controllers aren't like that, they can charge from a standard ...


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I searched recent Reddit /r/Skyrim posts for "PS3 lag" and it seems that people playing Skyrim on PS3 still experience the issue you mention. Explanation from Reddit - /r/Skyrim post, "PS3 Skyrim bug, needs some publicity": There exists a bug in the PS3 version of Skyrim which, when your save file exceeds a certain size +6mb or so and you have been ...



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