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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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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 original PS3 used a cable that looks similar to a PC power cord, like this one: The newer "slim" PS3's use a a different plug-in that looks like this: The two are not interchangeable. If you look at the back of your PS3, it will be obvious which one you need. And yes, the correct power cable is the only piece of hardware you need to power a PS3.


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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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You can't—they are separate versions of the game. PE is Pocket Edition and its multiplayer servers are incompatible with other versions of the game.


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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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If your PS3 controller has been unplugged and out of battery for a while, it wouldn't be able to maintain it's 'sync' with your PS3. You will need to attach a USB cable to the PS3 and the other end to the controller for them to sync up properly again. The other side of this, it's that the batteries in the PS3 controller have potentially degraded to the ...


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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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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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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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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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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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I have a couple of suggestions that might come in handy that I got from a quick search: Clean up your PS3's drive and ensure that you have at least 2G of free space. Go into the saved data utility and delete all "corrupted file" items that you find there. These files will have the word "corrupted" in the name. Launch the game and open the game options ...


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YLOD is, apparently, often caused by the not-so-good thermal paste on the CPU and RSX chips. (I know nothing about PS3 gaming but I looked up the YLOD and found this information.) It obviously isn't faulty hardware if other games work fine. Try using isopropyl alcohol to clean the thermal paste off the aforementioned chips and replace it with something ...


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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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After some more, proper, research and actually trying it again, it seems like it is not possible to log in to the same PSN account on two different PS3's at the same time. It is possible to have a PS4 and PS3 online on the same account simultaneously, however. As for playing online versus each other, I can't say for sure. We haven't actually tried this with ...


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As long as it's downloaded and installed yes. Online multiplayer games require PSN but single-player games can be played offline. Also Once you've downloaded them onto two different systems they get greyed-out on your download list until you either call Sony and ask politely or just buy them again. You can play them for as long as you want until some erases ...


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You don't have to worry about installing the patch. I don't know where you have found people complaining about the patch, but there is actually no reason to do so as far as I know. The latest PS3 patches only fixed bugs. On the PS3 you only have the choice to install the latest patch or play the game completely unpatched and because the patches introduced ...


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Yes. As long as you've "activated" your console with the secondary account, you may use the games and DLC bought in it by different users on the same console. There may be some exceptions to this (I know of a single game and a couple of DLC), but to be on the safe side, on the store's product page, look for the disclaimer One time fee for use of ...


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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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