My library has a Playstation 3 gaming program, and I'm looking to buy a few new games for it. Most of the people who come are ages 10-14, and I'm looking for games that would be appropriate for that age group (yes, I know most of them play Halo and Grand Theft Auto at home, but for the library they should really be rated T and under). We have some sports games (soccer, basketball, car racing) and some fighting games (Marvel Vs. Capcom, Street Fighter), and I'd really like a good game or two that doesn't fit in those boxes, but I'd be open to really good sports and fighting games.
Oh -- and it should DEFINITELY have multiplayer.
What should I get?
(We definitely can't get a next-gen console.)
posted by Jeanne
on Apr 16, 2014 -
I need help deciding on which system to buy. I would like some opinions. I have googled it and see that PS4 has better displays renderings and such but Xbox's social network has always been better in my experience. [more inside]
posted by Doubleosix
on Jan 26, 2014 -
I'm a network wrangler at a university. I keep reading articles in the consumer press that that the new playstations have issues in a NAT environment. I'm trying find out what's actually going on with it but my google-fu is failing because all my searches are overwhelmed with results containing, say, instructions for how to set up your linksys home router to do the right thing. Which isn't quite as applicable to my enterprise-level Juniper SRX firewalls. Anyone have pointers to a more enterprise-level technical documentation on this? I'd like to have a good idea of what the issues are before I try and put dorms full of PS4-wielding kids on a NAT network. Thanks!
posted by rmd1023
on Dec 23, 2013 -
As a mainly "used game" player, should I buy a PS3 now or wait for a PS4 and have to pay Sony's prices for back-compat streaming. Complicating factor: The Last of Us has released. [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Jun 15, 2013 -
I recently picked up a cheap used Playstation 3. I'm entirely new to console gaming but have played PC games for many years. What older, must-not-miss games are there for the system? I've heard about Uncharted 3 and Red Dead Redemption. Others?
posted by perissodactyl
on Jun 11, 2013 -
For the last two years my (now) 6.5 year old has been begging for a Nintendo DS. I've resisted this long but with the holidays around the corner I'm starting to bend. However, as I look at the options I'm torn. I play casual games but have never been a gamer. What should I buy, if anything? [more inside]
posted by Cuke
on Oct 14, 2012 -
Have you used the NFL Sunday Ticket app for Play Station 3? If so, how bad was it? I am interested in hearing both about your experience with it last year and anything you've heard about changes or improvements for 2012. [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly
on Sep 8, 2012 -
Gaming filter: Does anybody remember a racing game where you controlled human androids that were actually the motorbikes themselves? I believe it could have been for the Playstation. I'm trying to find a name.
posted by InterestedInKnowing
on Sep 7, 2012 -
Playstation 3 controllers have both lost battery chargability, they were bought in late November 2011. Seven months ago. Is that just about par for the course? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker
on Jun 27, 2012 -
Old news, but in regards to the Sony massive breach (hackers stole 77M account details, incl credit cards), how intelligent would the hackers be to remain uncaught? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on May 10, 2012 -
I'm hooking up a gaming console to my Mac Pro, via a FW Miglia Director's Cut Take Two, which is apparently natively recognized as a camcorder by OS X. What app do I need to cleanly display the game on my screen? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat
on Mar 12, 2012 -
Since the Xbox 360 doesn't have a browser I am unable to connect to Xbox Live on a public internet connection because the 360 cannot give me access to the user agreement (if anyone knows a way around that, I'd like to know). Does anyone know if the PS3 has a browser capable of going on a public wifi and agreeing to the user agreement? I ask this because I am considering purchasing one for the library I work at. This will allow me to download updates for our games.
posted by zzazazz
on Feb 24, 2012 -
What is the name of the PlayStation Move homemade project where the point of the game was to shake the other persons controller when the music played fast? [more inside]
posted by supyo
on Nov 3, 2011 -
I lost the password for my Playstation Network account, and no longer have access to the associated email address. How do I get my PS3 back online? [more inside]
posted by slogger
on Sep 15, 2011 -
PS3 games for the uncoordinated gamer? After years of practice, I can play God of War 3 on Easy mode, but other games are leaving me stalled and frustrated. [more inside]
posted by Acheman
on Jun 24, 2011 -
What simple, secure, portable password and secure data management systems do you use? [more inside]
posted by garlic
on May 4, 2011 -
What is the most useful, comfortable and clever way to mount a steering wheel video game controller? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy
on Jan 10, 2011 -
What issues should I be aware of with respect to buying a PS3 in the UK and then eventually bringing it back to the US? [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah
on Nov 2, 2010 -
will my ps2 usb rock band guitar and drums work on 360 rock band?
posted by lrodman
on Sep 27, 2010 -
What's the best way to get a good deal on a non-stolen PlayStation 3? New or used.
posted by unknowncommand
on Sep 25, 2010 -
Where are some decent online second hand, Classified-type forums that I can get a 60gig Playstation 3 for £100-£200 [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque
on Sep 14, 2010 -
Where could I find a playstation 1/2 controller to USB adapter in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by flaterik
on Aug 25, 2010 -
Best DLC for PS3? Short and sweet. What's a good ~$10 download for the PS3? (I've got Braid and Noby Noby Boy). I'm thinking of maybe Pixel Junk Monsters, or Flower. Is there anything else I should look at? Basically the only genres I'm not into are Racing and Fighting, but I'll make exceptions for excellence.
posted by edbles
on Aug 12, 2010 -
I'm particularly looking for a one liner that did the rounds a month or two back that said something to the effect of "my playstation won't power up while the [xbox] green light is showing", but any clever "My console > your console" will do.
posted by kreestar
on Jun 5, 2010 -
I grow weary of hard games and/or games that require massive investment of time and energy for any payoff. Please recommend easy, casual video games for me. [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus
on Mar 29, 2010 -
My Playstation 3 is NTSC and If I purchased FFXIII in PAL version. I know for sure it will work in my Game console. [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi
on Mar 9, 2010 -
I enjoyed the hell out of Dragon Age: Origins and am looking for more games like it. Platform: PS3, Mac. TL;DR list of likes/dislikes in game after the jump. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed
on Feb 8, 2010 -
Suggestions for good (local, not just online) multiplayer games for the PS3? Other non-gamer friendly suggestions welcome as well. (Two similar questions, but both are 2+ years old.) [more inside]
posted by entropic
on Dec 28, 2009 -
PS3 allows players to play with players from other countries. xBox 360 appears to restrict players in North America to only play with other players from North America. Is there a workaround here? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety
on Nov 18, 2009 -
PlayStation 3 firmware update 3.0 is truly a pile. Font size is ginormous on my 42" LCD (akin to going from 1024x768 to 640x480), icons are shilling for the PlayStation Network in every menu and there's a hideous update bar in the upper right-hand corner I can't figure out how to turn off. I wish I hadn't taken the plunge -- if you haven't, don't do it! Does anyone have solutions to mitigate this nightmare, which has turned the menus of my console and home theatre box into a janky-looking POS?
posted by porn in the woods
on Sep 1, 2009 -
I'm trying to find this old playstation 1 game... it was an action shooter game which used a third person overhead camera (well slightly angled, i forget the name of this angle). There were two guys, one in a red suit and another in a blue suit. The distinctive feature of this game was the cutscenes used live action video which for its time was very cool. only thing is i can't remember for the life of me the title. if anyone here knows the game, i'd forever be in your debt!
posted by FireStyle
on Jun 14, 2009 -
I installed Resident Evil 5 on my ps3. The game started with the cinematic but after that it just kicks me back to the home screen of the PS. Now the game does'nt even start and it just keeps coming back to the home screen. I have tried other games like Little Big planet and Street Fighter which are not giving any issues. So how do i get this game to work. I have the latest firmware 2.76 installed.
posted by manny_calavera
on Jun 7, 2009 -
Anyone have any luck getting Flip Video clips to play on a playstation 3? It's an F260. Doesn't work over a media server or hooked up directly.
posted by mzurer
on Feb 15, 2009 -
The other night, my girlfriend and I had finished cleaning up the place and doing the dishes so I went to have a shower. When I got out, she was reading her book on the lounge. I sat down as well and watched TV for a min and then decided to put the Playstation on. That's when the bad things happened. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 2, 2009 -
My girlfriend -- an avid fan of console games -- was recently diagnosed with carpal tunnel and can't use a PS2 controller for more than a few minute without experiencing debilitating pain in her right arm. Does anyone know of an alternative controller that might free up her right hand? Has anyone used a DDR pad for non-dance related games, for instance? Or, have you tried the access controller
? I'm worried it might just start aggravating her other arm, though... How about other consoles that have such an option? Controllers that essentially work the same way as a standard controller, but are smaller/larger/more ergonomic don't seem to help.
posted by cjmchampton
on Jan 10, 2009 -
Almost time to buy a current-gen console, but I'm morally split between XBox 360 and PS3. [more inside]
posted by spamguy
on Jan 8, 2009 -