PS4 is out, so time for me to get a PS3 and enjoy a sweet, sweet back catalogue of cheap, cheap games. But given that I also like to 'open' my consoles for media playing / emulator goodness, which new or used model should I buy? The main concern seems to be downgrading the official firmware from whatever it is now to 3.55 so that unofficial firmware can be installed. Is this easily done on all models (for example, the latest 12gb or 500gb jobs) or only older slim / fat models?
My beloved 60GB "Fat" PS3 has kicked, after many years of faithful service. I'm trying to figure out how to replace it with minimal hassle and without losing anything from the hard drive. Google search turns up conflicting advice. Long-ish explanation follows. [more inside]
I'm down in Central Florida for over a week and kind of stuck in the house. I want to play Playstation 3 exclusive "The Last of Us" but don't really need the console after a little over a week. What can I do? [more inside]
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?
I'm looking for games available for the PlayStation 3 with (fully clothed, not overtly sexualized) female protagonists, or protagonists of unspecified gender. Ideally, the games would also be non-violent or minimally violent, and they would rely largely on puzzle-solving rather than time-sensitive and reflex-dependent jump-and-shoot strategies. [more inside]
PS3 + Amazon Instant Video is giving me no sound. PS3 works perfectly with sound with all other games/movies etc. [more inside]
I want to do NES/SNES emulation, and play the games on my HDTV. What's the best way to do this (details inside)? [more inside]
Can an XBox 360 and/or Playstation 3 be made to play archived/ripped DVDs that preserve the menu structure? Is there a guide for doing that somewhere? [more inside]
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]
PlayStation3 has stopped playing with Netflix. I have done the fixes I found on internet and set a help request to Playstation. However, if y'all have the solution, it would saving me waiting for Playstation to get back to me. [more inside]
Several problems with PS3 and Rock Band 3 on PS3 - help? (long) [more inside]
Help me get better at Call of Duty: Black Ops (& other FPS) in multiplayer! Please! [more inside]
Red Dead Redemption: The reviews of this game have been so exceptional that I think I might like to get it. However, I own neither an Xbox 360 nor a PlayStation 3 and would like advice about which console to consider buying. (A little more inside.) [more inside]
How can I capture video game footage from my Sony Playstation 3? [more inside]
Why would I want a 250GB PS3 over a 120GB one? And more n00b PS3 buying questions inside. [more inside]
Please help me get the most out of our new PS3! [more inside]
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]
Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3, 2010 Edition. [more inside]
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]
Will self-repairing my broken PS3 make it invalid for future repairs by Sony (even if it's already out of warranty)? [more inside]
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?
My PS3 done broke. Should I shell out the cash to repair, or hold off and see what Sony's got up its sleeve?
Broken PS3 - ship it off for repairs or wait and see what the holidays bring? [more inside]
A couple of Guitar Hero: World Tour (Wii) instrument silencing questions. [more inside]
Is there something wrong with this PS3 controller? Or possibly something wrong with the system? [more inside]
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.
How can I access playstation US store overseas via playstation 3 console? [more inside]
My friend's husband just bought a PS3. She wants a game like Super Mario Bros. [more inside]
I just bought a 5.1 home theatre system. The speakers are Klipsch; the receiver is a Yamaha RX-V363. I'm having some (read; a lot) setup problems that I'm hoping the hive mind could help me out with. Specifically, I'm having trouble getting sound out of my PS3 and a picture and sound out of my Wii. Hope me! [more inside]
What are the best display settings for a Playstation 3 to ensure I get the best possible picture quality when watching Bluray discs and standard DVDs? [more inside]
I'm looking at buying a Playstation 3 pretty much only so I can have a really good Blu-ray player. It's highly unlikely I'll ever buy any PS3 games beyond GTA4, Rockband and maybe Little Big Planet. Given this, should I just buy the 40GB model of the console or are the extra features of the 80GB model (flash card reader, SACD support etc) worth the extra cash in the long run?
Will a US-bought Playstation 3 work in the UK? [more inside]