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CAG Gamesharing FAQ
Q: How does gamesharing work?
A: It's simple. Once you buy a game, that game is tied to your PSN ID. Basically all you do is give someone your account info, and they click "download again." Both players will have the game, but remember, don't delete the account from your PSN, or the downloaded game will be gone!
Q: This whole gamesharing thing sounds sketchy to me. Is it legit?
A: From CheapyD, the man himself:
Approved by Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America
Sony announced that players who download games from PlayStation's online shop can share them on up to five other PS3 machines.
If a player logs into his PlayStation 3 account on a friend's system, he can download any game he has already purchased. "You can send that content to four other friends for that initial investment," said Tretton. "We want to get the game in as many hands as possible." "It's not about generating profits at each and every interaction with the consumer," he said. "I think that really offsets the argument that says, 'Wow, that's a really pricey system.'"
Q: Feedback should be left for this transaction, right?
A: No. Per Trading/Feedback rules and guidelines in the trading forum:
Trading on CAG is "at your own risk". However, there are some special cases where feedback is not allowed and engaging in this specific trading activity warrants a special warning. Onto the list :
Playstation 3 gamesharing. You are opening up your account to trouble here. You know the risks.
If you wish to leave feedback of some kind, use the PSN Gamesharing Feedback Thread: http://www.cheapassg...eedback-thread/
The thread is unofficial, but is very useful.
Q: Are there restrictions?
Downloadable PS Store content (DLC) is region locked, whether disc or digital download, you need it from the same region as your disc or psn version for it to work.
Region 1/NTSC: North & South America
Region 2/PAL: Europe, Australia, NZ
Region 3: Asia
Region 4: Japan
Q: What are the things you cannot gameshare?
Games such as:
SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Confrontation
Gran Turismo 5 DLC
Metal Gear Online Expansion packs
Videos and Avatars
Q: For games that aren't available in the US store, can you can play them on your main US account? Trophies, saves, etc aren't effected?
A: Yes. They will be saved under the user profile that you play them in, however, virtually all games have a different save file for each region, so you would not be able to continue your US save file on a UK game, for example.
Additionally, there are some games that will have more than one trophy list. While you could normally earn some trophies on one region of the game and earn the rest on the game from another region, you would not be able to do it with games from a region that has a different trophy list.
Lastly, when purchasing games from another region, it's important to consider any differences in online play, as some games will separate players based on region.
PSN Download Sizes can be viewed by locating the relevant entry in the correct online store:
US Store: https://store.sonyen...n-us/home/games
UK Store: https://store.sonyen...en-gb/home/main
JPN Store: https://store.sonyen.../ja-jp/home/ゲーム
HK Store: https://store.sonyen...n-hk/home/games
ES Store: https://store.sonyen...s-es/home/juego
Directory to any region store: https://store.sonyen...en-es/home/main
To view a PSN store from a region other than yours, ensure you are not signed in. If you are, sign out, close the tab and open the desired store in a new tab.
Amazon US PSN Store: http://www.amazon.co..._rd_i=979455011
Amazon UK PSN Store: http://www.amazon.co...rd_i=B00GUXZV7S
Remember to have at least twice as much space available for the download part.*
*The Last of Us is an exception, as it only requires free space equivalent to its size.
Changed or Lost Passwords
If anyone is uncomfortable with exposing their email, feel free to contact the opening poster so they can remove or obscure it with asterisks.
Whoever has a password please contact the user/s in parentheses. If you're not a host, don't let that stop you from helping another CAG
UK/EUROPE exclusive games (can still be gameshared and played on the main account)
EUR/UK store update:
To get UK codes:
- http://www.electroni...etwork-cards-uk (need verified PP, or give a pic of your ID)
- http://www.cdkeys.co...-25-ps-vita-ps3 ('like' on Facebook to receive a further 5% off)
- Amazon UK
To get JPN codes:
5000 Yen: http://www.solarisja...tcard-5000.html
Please only add if you are 100% sure