Questions tagged [ps3]

a 2006 disk and download-based video game console by Sony. Use this tag for questions about the PlayStation 3 operating system or hardware, or a game feature truly unique to the PS3.

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Sharing saves with different user accounts on the same PS3

I recently came home with a shiny PS3 game and my wife and I were so excited to start playing that we didn't pay attention/didn't care which account was currently active. So 2 days later, after 18 ...
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Can I use a HDD on my PS3 if I have already used another on the same console?

I'm thinking of changing the Hard Disk of my PS3 (Slim 120GB), but I am unsure of what will happen to the data on the one I previously had if I do this: PS3 has some data in the HDD. I turn off PS3, ...
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How do you capture video of your PS3 gameplay?

I'd like to be able to capture video of me playing games on my PS3, especially when earning difficult trophies, or getting past tricky levels so I can share my techniques/tricks with others. ...
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How can I install Firefox on the PS3?

As the title suggests, I'm trying to install Firefox on the PS3. Can it be done? Or is it possible to install any other browser?
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Can I get a save for PS3 that alters Mass Effect 1 decisions?

As I can't seem to find Mass Effect 1 on PS3 and have been informed that it was made for 360 only, is there any way to get a save for PS3 to make the changes in ME3 based on decisions made in it, or ...
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Are PS3 games exactly the same between PAL and NTSC?

I know that PS3 games are region free. I'm not sure whether there is any sort of quality difference if you play PAL games on an NTSC PS3 or vice versa. Does anyone know?
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What is the best way to clear the harder trials in SSFIV on PS3 without a fightstick?

My main is Ryu and even tho I've beaten the game on the hardest setting and gotten my rank just about to B online I still am having trouble beating about half of the trials. I was just wondering if ...
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How do I tell which games have local cooperative multiplayer?

I've always wanted a gaming console. I figured I wanted a PS3 but when I looked into it it seems like Xbox 360 has more games that support couch coop ( = 2 player on the same console) I want to buy ...
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Can I download a PS3 games from PSN on my own system and then download the same game on other PS3 systems?

There's this game I bought and downloaded from PSN (the title is Rainbow Six Vegas 2). I want to know if I can actually download the same game into my friend's PS3 as well, without giving him my PSN ...
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Official list of games with locked savegames

On PS3, some savegames are locked, meaning that you cannot backup them and move them to another console. They can only be transfered on a new PS3 system through the online PS+ program facility ($$) or ...
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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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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 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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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 I remove my PS3 HDD and put it back again?

I found a lot of answers in the internet to the question "Can I put my HDD in another console?" What happens is that the other console will try to format the HDD. What I want to do is a different ...
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Is it possible to circumvent European censorship?

I've bought South Park: The Stick of Truth on the European PSN. Unfortunately, some scenes (mainly the abortion and anal probe scenes) are censored: I first thought it was a joke, as the censored ...
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How to disable voice chat in GTA V?

How do I shut down the voice chat? I can't find any options to silence other players.
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After upgrading a PS3 hard drive, can I put the old one back in? [duplicate]

Let's say I had a 60GB Playstation 3, and I bought a new 500GB hard drive to replace the old one. I take the 60GB hard drive out of the machine, put the 500GB one in, format it, and get started and.. ...
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Are console games locked to a certain region?

I'm going on a vacation from Europe to the US and was planning of bringing along some Xbox360 or PS3 games, but now I'm curious if they will be compatible with my European Xbox. In that past there ...
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Is PS3 / PS4 Online Multiplayer Cross-Platform?

So now the PS4 is out... Does anyone know if PS4's and PS3's online multi-player is cross-platform? For example, can someone playing COD:Ghosts on a PS3 play with someone on COD:Ghosts on a PS4?
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Does Wipeout HD Fury (disc) support 3D?

I am one of those guys that prefer buying games on discs instead of getting them "virtually" from online stores. Thus I wanted to buy Wipeout HD Fury on disc, but found some forums that complained ...
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How do I set hotkeys for my favorites?

I can't seem to set my hotkeys on the PS3. I did it once on accident and can't seem to anymore. I believe you're supposed to press left or right on the D-Pad to set it, but that isn't working for me. ...
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Is it a common bug, that the screen turns blue and textures become missing indoors in Fallout: New Vegas? Is there a solution?

I have been playing Fallout: New Vegas quite a bit, despite the following bug. It occured after only playing for a couple of hours and even persisted after I cleared the game data and reinstalled ...
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In Portal 2, can you transfer ps3 saved data to a pc to continue playing with same profile?

Since you get both versions is it possible to start on one platform and move to another? Is there a way or need to convert files?
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Does repairing a helicopter inflight gain you points?

In a game this morning on Caspian Border I was an engineer passenger in a helicopter. I spent 5+ minutes going round in the back constantly using the repair tool to bring the health back up to 100%. ...
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Neighbor controlling my PS3 or random buttons triggered?

I have a Playstation 3 which I use for gaming and streaming video. Often times, my PS3 is controlled by a mysterious force, which I can only assume is my neighbor. I live in the city in a row house, ...
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How are Gran Turismo online games physically hosted?

A group of my friends have been having regular GT5 evenings using Community > User > My Lounge. We were wondering how games are physically hosted. Are they managed by one of the PlayStations (denoted ...
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Can I use alternate controllers for Rock Band on my PS3? (i.e, my guitar-hero controllers) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do Guitar Hero peripherals work with Rock Band and vice versa? Subject pretty much says it all. I've got PS3 + Rock Band, and would like to use Guitar-hero controllers. Are ...
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Where does the PS3 store user accounts

I ask the question because i recently had to send my PS3 back to get repaired/replaced but I had put a 320GB Hard drive in it, in case it was replaced I didn't want to lose that HD but I'd lost my ...
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Where can I order thumbsticks for my PS3 dualshock 3 controller?

My son has a nervous habit of chewing on the PS3 controller's thumbsticks during cut-scenes. One day, he actually ripped the top of it off. Glue worked for awhile, but the top eventually came off ...
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For Dragon Age: Inquisition, how do I move my old save files from one system to another?

I am going to buy the game soon, and I am wondering if there is any way I can load the game files that are currently on my older PC? I am thinking about getting Dragon Age: Inquisition on my PS3 as my ...
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Can I transfer GTA V saves multiple times?

I have a ps4, but it reset. I want to transfer my saved GTA 5 data from a ps3 to a ps4. Is it possible to do this?
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My PS3 controllers have died and are not charging

It has been some months since I've turned on my Playstation 3. Today, when I turned it on with my controllers, it didn't work. I thought "Hey, the battery surely ran out", so I tried to charge them ...
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Why is my wired Internet connection slow on my PS3?

My ISP connection is 30 meg down and 5 up. My PlayStation 3 is hardwired with cat5e. All of the PlayStation Network ports are configured and forwarded on my router. The test: Go to speakeasy with ...
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Graphical deterioration in gameplay?

In skyrim I must have had about 50 hours gameplay or something on one of my older saves and the game started slowing down and sticking and the surroundings started to lose Graphical clearance ...
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Gta 5 social club

I used to play gta 5 online on my ps3 but it ended up breaking and I can't use it anymore I purchased the game for xbox 360 and started playing the game all over again and some of you know how hard ...
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Does the bonus match include extra points rewarded?

Suppose that I get 1000 points as match bonus. Suppose in free-for-all match I get 1 head shot. It's worth 200 points if my memory is good. So, does the 1000 points rewarded include the head shot ...
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PS3 restore backup restores no data

My PS3's blu-ray drive died recently, so I performed a backup with the Backup Utility and sent my console in for repair. About a week later I received a replacement PS3 from Sony and have attempted ...
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GTA-V, Online PS3 and PS4 [duplicate]

I have PS4 and GTA-V, my friend has the GTA-V too, but he have PS3. I have PSNPlus, but my friend not yet. The reason he don't have it, is because we want to try to play GTA-V online, but togheter. ...
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How do I fix input lag on my new HDTV

I recently purchased a new 55 inch LED HDTV, I hooked my ps3 up to it (HDMI) and now I experiance about a half a second delay when I press a button and the action is preformed on the TV. This never ...
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How do I use a headphone or a speaker with a 3.5MM analog audio jack (TRS connector), with a TV that doesn't have an analog output for the audio jack?

I connected my PS3 to my TV through HDMI. I have a headphone and an external speaker, both with a TRS connector (3.5MM analog audio jack) that I would like to use with the PS3. My TV, however, doesn'...
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Transferring PS3 PsPlus to Ps4 and keeping games [duplicate]

I am thinking of getting a PSplus subscription. What I currently have is a PS3 but in the future I will buy (sometime) a PS4. Will the games that I acquire now from my subscription on PS4 redeemable ...
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Transferring save games to a system without DLC

Incidentally related: Will offline progress on another system update trophies on my system or PSN account? While I'm spending the weekend at a friend's house, I'd like to make some progress on some ...
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What parts of Autorun need to be disabled to avoid Autosave lag in Skyrim?

I've read that disabling Autosave in Skyrim helps to avoid the lag it can create after the savefile has exceeded a certain threshold. However, I'm wondering if it really is all of Autosave that needs ...
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Will the PSN Download of GTA5 onto a solid state drive perform better than the standard disc install?

I'm playing Grand Theft Auto 5 a lot and am wondering if I'll get a performance improvement (loading speed/ rendering) if I bought the digital version off PSN. I'm using a reconditioned PS3 Slimline ...
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If I buy a PS3 game second hand, will I still get all the content?

A friend of mine is considering Assassins Creed: Revelations, collectors edition and they arew worried that as it's pre-owned that they won't be able to access all the content, both stuff in the box ...