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MLB The Show '09 PS3 game and controller issue

I have had this game for over a month and no problems. Then one day, it just won't work. There are several problems involved here.

1. When the game loads, the controller will stop working. If it is unplugged, I need to plug it in to get anything. And the same thing happens if I start the game with the controller plugged in.

2. When I get to certain screens that have drop down lists, the list just keeps flying by and I cannot make it stop.

3. If I actually get so far as to playing a game, once I choose the type of pitch, nothing happens. The pitcher will just stand there. I cannot access menus or anything. The only thing that I CAN do, is hit the PS3 button to quit the game.

I checked all of my other games, and they all still work just fine. And I even went so far as to reformat the entire hard drive, reload the game, and it STILL has the same problem.

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  • ejschlueter May 14, 2009

    I did a complete reformat of the hard drive a second time, and I even tried reloading my old MLB '08, and now THAT game is giving me the exact same problem.

    I'm beginning to wonder if I need a new USB cable for the controller. But it DOES seem strange that BOTH MLB The Show games have the exact same problem, and yet my other games do not.

    Any other possibilities??

  • ejschlueter May 14, 2009

    Looks like it was the controller after all. I think I may have to clean the outlet where you plug in the USB, though. Once in a while, I am told to reconnect the controller, even though it is plugged in.

    But the major problem is resolved. Thanks for your help.



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Corrupt game data is the problem.

You need to delete the game data under the "GAME" category.

You might lose your progress...but it's better than not being able to play at all.

If that doesn't work you can do a backup, quick restore.

If that still doesn't work a FULL restore is in order.

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    RescueTechLA May 14, 2009

    Can you try using another controller and cable? We need to try and narrow down the possibilities.

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    RescueTechLA May 14, 2009

    Can you change my rating from a yellow mark to something else. Those yellows really drag my rating down.




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