New to the Ps3.....Lots of questions

Discussion in 'Staging Area' started by Whiplashairsoft1, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Whiplashairsoft1

    Whiplashairsoft1 New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I just bought a PS3 slim. I'm sure I'm going to have a lot of questions, but for now, I only have one. I put in Battlefield Bad Company 2, and it said I had to like update or something (Sorry, I know NOTHING about video games) so I hit "ok". It says it's 3 percent complete and will take another 262 minutes to finish. Is this normal? Or did I do something wrong?
     
  2. Thatguyoverthere1111

    Thatguyoverthere1111 New Member

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    Normal. Games have updates that released at different times called patches, where the developers fix things/add things in the game that aren't already built into the disc. PS3s take awhile to download stuff.
     

  3. Whiplashairsoft1

    Whiplashairsoft1 New Member

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    Okay, thanks. PSN is under maintenance right now, so I don't have a PSN yet, but I may add you when I get one.
     
  4. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    No problem. My PSN is in my signature. Please get BFBC2 Vietnam! It's the best DLC ever!
     
  5. Whiplashairsoft1

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    Is that something you download as extra content or or what? Sorry, I know NOTHING about video games.....
     
  6. Whiplashairsoft1

    Whiplashairsoft1 New Member

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    Wait NM sorry. Just googled the meaning of DLC XD
     
  7. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    DLC = DownLoadable Content. It's an extra that you have to pay for, but you get 4 new maps, and Vietnam era weapons. With all games there are DLCs, most just include new multiplayer maps to play on, but the Vietnam pack for BFBC2 comes with some other stuff.
     
  8. Whiplashairsoft1

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    Ah. So you pay for it with a credit card or what?
     
  9. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    Credit card through PSN store or with a PSN points card. Debit cards work too.
     
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  11. bal1

    bal1 New Member

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    I'm surprised this thread hasn't been blocked.
     
  12. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    It basically like currency only usable on the PSN store. it has a code you have to redeem and that you get PSN points are whatever. I just use my debit card. Much easier.

    @bal1: why?
     
  13. bal1

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    It is not related to airsoft. Threads like this one are usually removed a few days after creation.
     
  14. Whiplashairsoft1

    Whiplashairsoft1 New Member

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    How long have you been around?

    It's in the staging area, bud. That's where we talk about anything.

    Thatguy, thanks for your help. I’ll post here if I have more questions.
     
  15. bal1

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    Had an old account and forgot the password. Apparently they updated the app/website and I didn't notice. My bad.
     
  16. Whiplashairsoft1

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    No problem bro. Did you clear that duplicate account with the mods? I think Austin can send you your old password.

    Edit: Thatguy, why is it now taking 250 minutes instead of 209 like it was earlier? I have it 20 percent completed.
     
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  17. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    It will keep adding/taking away minutes depending on how good your wifi is at that time.
     
  18. Whiplashairsoft1

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    Ah. *Moves wireless hotspot closer to Ps3, and closes out of email and airsoft society.*
     
  19. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    Lol, yeah you might want to decrease your bandwidth as well, which you've pretty much already done.
     
  20. Finalencounter

    Finalencounter Duke of Penguins Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the world of PS3! Add me, jakedoo98
    Thatguy pretty much cleared everything up, but you mainly just have to update to play online, you can press o to cancel it when you get to that screen, and you can play the campaign. But if you want to play online... Yeah, you have to update.
    To add on the what thatguy said, if you happen to have Hughesnet, which I do, and hate, you bandwidth will become slower and more sluggish.