PS3 backup

  I was wondering how the backup system works, when I backup the  system do I need a hard drive as large as the current one to store everything or is there an option to get a reduced space one for just games and saves and not video?

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PS3 backup

I was wondering how the backup system works, when I backup the  system do I need a hard drive as large as the current one to store everything or is there an option to get a reduced space one for just games and saves and not video?

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When is gaming too expensive?

So with the current Live price hike and with games staying lofty at 60 dollars and almost every game getting a limited edition when is gaming too expensive?

 I am Mexican and as such the price is a matter of much discussion amongst me and my friends. To put into perspective a dollar is right now worth around 13 pesos. A “good” new game in Mexico costs around 1000 to 1300 pesos (77 to 100 dollars; they actually scale it according to the quality of the game). And consoles cost very differently the Xbox 360 (fat) is by FAR the most expensive at 307 dollars for the arcade, 423 dollars for the elite, and 538 dollars for the MW2 bundle. Wii is at 346 dollars and the ps3 is at around 346 dollars, so they are the most reasonable. This makes gaming in Mexico far much more expensive than in the US, however I live around 3 hours away from the border so what I do is I normally order games through Amazon to a property I have there and then go and pick them up. Games may be very expensive but they also drop their price ridiculously quickly, I prefer discounted prices over the gaming credit, but I haven’t paid more than 50 dollars on a game for over 2 years. And I get my games around maybe 2-3 months after they are out. My average is probably around 30 dollars. So for me gaming is expensive just because of the sheer volume of stuff I buy. Also for example, I do not play to buy any games this holiday, I have a HUGE backlog and I prefer to finish those games before buying any new ones. Plus right now I am not going anywhere near the border, things have gotten pretty ugly there and you are just afraid the entire drive there and back, hoping there’s not a shootout.

So when is gaming too expensive? I guess the answer is that quite a lot of the time; I would not buy games at Europe’s prices or at the horribly obscene prices at Brazil, however that is when people turn to PC gaming, Steam makes cheap prices available for everyone at the comfort of their own home.  But definitely gaming is too expensive for me when I fear for my life to get more games, so right now I’ll work on my backlog, and finish some RPG replays.

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Gamesharing

I've been thinking about gamesharing in general lately. Specifically the whole up to 5 ps3s can download any item from the PSN. Even Jack Tretton has said its ok. So, I've been thinking about how we don't have a gamesharing thread or sticky in giantbomb? It is considered ok in most places. Has it been rejected by the community or do people not trust each other to gameshare (I know its always hard to lend someone your PSN ID and password, especially when you have acquired quite a bit of trophies.
 
What are your views on gamesharing and has anyone ever tried it?

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