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You will not be able to re-download them, or play any games that you had previously downloaded & installed via Playstation Plus. If you try to download any of the games from your download history, it will not work. However, if you later decide to renew your subscription, these games will become available for use again. They are even re-downloadable, as ...


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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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The Sony DUALSHOCK 3 controller requires a USB handshake with the AC adapter before accepting any connection. If your wall-plug charger contains the circuitry required to negotiate the handshake, then it should work provided it can supply the minimum amount of current. So in other words, you need a charger built specifically for the PS3 controllers, or ...


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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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No, there is not cross-platform play in GTA 5.


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This seems to be for the ps vita.


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All PS3s are capable of playing PS1 games, whether they are on disc or downloaded from the PSN. Only some earlier fat PS3 models can play PS2 disc-based games. Recently though, Sony have begun adding "PS2 classics" to the PSN store, which are playable on all PS3s. They appear to be using a full software emulation to play these games. Presumably they have ...


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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.


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According to this website: Step 1: Log on to PSN (ON YOUR COMPUTER) for the respective region you wish to find the SKU for(in the US, for example, it's us.playstation.com). Step 2: After that search for the game you want using the search bar on left side of the screen at the bottom of the buttons. After you have found the page of the game you are looking ...


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You can't lock out a user from your local account, but here's a few tricks I used to keep people from using my PS3 Protecting your Online Account First, and easiest, uncheck the option to 'Remember Password' for your PSN (online) account. this will stop people from being able to play as you and ruin your reputation/stats online. Password Prompt when ...


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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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Yes, it is possible to use a DualShock 4 on a PS3. You can plug it in directly to the USB port by default, but if your PS3 has the correct system firmware, it can be used wirelessly as well. There are a few features and games that aren't 100% compatible, the instructions for connecting the controller to the console and the compatibiliy list is in this ...


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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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Short answer - no PS3 has a completely different hardware, different cpu architecture, different everything. Theoretically, you could emulate the PS3 hardware, but you would need an insane PC from the future and you'd also have to code the emulator, because no one in their right mind is going to bother with that in the nearest 10+ years. It's the reason ...


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In vanilla Skyrim, if a vampire player goes 3 in-game days without feeding then they're regarded as hostile by all NPCs. So you can either feed on a human or cure your Vampirism. Another option, if your character is strong in Illusion magic, is to cast Pacify to stop the NPCs. Be warned that some Expert level NPCs won't be affected without the Kindred Mage ...


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Unfortunately there aren't really a lot of ways and you can't simply access media over the network without serving it somehow. The PS3 doesn't have any SAMBA-like protocol for browsing network computers. If you notice under the video/music menu options, there is an option to search for media servers. This is the solution Sony created. The most effective ...


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Your PS3 controller batteries are old, as you've mentioned. Meaning they hold less charge. This is the number 1 contributing factor. However there is another factor: the amount you use them has no effect on their ability to hold charge, but does affect their current state of charge. There are three things that make a battery lose its charge: a) Use: ...


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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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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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You can avoid all the attacks of his last form : You can avoid the breath by going to the extreme left/right sides : The explosions can be dodged as well. The green zone of an explosion changes color before exploding. It helps you see where an explosion will be, but the zone is safe to walk on until there is an actual explosion. This helps you define a ...


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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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Don't be too afraid to open it up. I've had to open mine a couple times to replace thumbsticks destroyed by my son. iFixit has some great guides for replacing almost every internal controller component. The hardest part is getting the pieces that fit between L1/L2 and R1/R2 back in and secured.


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No, there isn't a quicksave feature for Skyrim on the PS3, but you can use the wait function to make an autosave, if you have it enabled in your settings (On by default, I believe). You may abort the wait after starting it, the autosave will still be made.


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I wouldn't call it foolproof because it's lengthy, but there is a relatively straightforward way of transferring your data. It's called the data transfer utility and requires an ethernet cable. The manual states the following: Preparing the systems to transfer data Before starting the data transfer operation, you must perform the following steps. ...


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All your purchases and DLC are bound to your PSN account, not your console. If you deactivate your account on your old PS3 and activate it on your new one, you'll have access to exactly the same content (although you'll have to download it again unless you perform a backup/restore or direct transfer, which would also move any copy-protected saves you might ...


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Yes, you can use your Vita as a PS3 controller! Go to the remote play tab on your Vita, and there will be a second tab (it's blue). With the new update on the Vita, it allows you to turn your Vita into a controller. I haven't tried it to see how you connect it, but it was just recently added. If you can't see it, update your PS Vita.


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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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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. Please ...


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Once your PlayStation Plus (PS+) membership expired all "free" games (and DLC) obtained will not be accessible until you renew your subscription. Attempting to launch an expired game will launch a message that says "This content can be used if you renew the license in PlayStation Store." You'll then be redirected to the PlayStation Store, where you will be ...


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


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