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    Is it possible to play a game while downloading a demo on the background?

    Too lazy to check.

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    Yes. But what I usually do is to sign out of PSN - because most games will pause the download if you're signed in.
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    Yeah i ended up checking. It doesnt seem to work with most of the games that i tried, i was gonna log out of psn, but didnt wanna risk it as i thought it might reset the download. Are u sure it doesnt do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by berts08 View Post
    If it's an online game it wont download, if it's no online it will download.
    I don't understand how that makes any sense. Come on Sony!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captobvious75 View Post
    I don't understand how that makes any sense. Come on Sony!

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    The console was not designed to do that. If it splits the online connection, the game you're playing will be laggy af

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    If you're playing single player, then yes. If you're playing online, I believe the game will automatically pause in the download process.

    The same holds true on the Vita.

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    For me even if I watch a DVD sometimes my download will just pause quite annoying I guess

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    Thats what happens when the device wasnt made to do stuff like that, thankfully next gen they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW2-LgNd View Post
    Yeah i ended up checking. It doesnt seem to work with most of the games that i tried, i was gonna log out of psn, but didnt wanna risk it as i thought it might reset the download. Are u sure it doesnt do that?
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    I can't guarantee that will download (cos some games might still pause it). But I know it won't cancel the download if you sign out of PSN. like others have said, just make sure it's an offline game (not COD online or something).
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    Quote Originally Posted by adzzzman View Post
    For me even if I watch a DVD sometimes my download will just pause quite annoying I guess
    Because it enters "DVD/BRD mode" same as when entering "PS2 mode" all PS3 capabilities and OS are shut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captobvious75 View Post
    I don't understand how that makes any sense. Come on Sony!

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    because Sony knows people are going to complain if they are downloading something at full and their online game starts lagging. actually they don't really need to do that but they do it so that it's not due to the downloads being done on PS3.

    Quote Originally Posted by YoungMullah88 View Post
    The console was not designed to do that. If it splits the online connection, the game you're playing will be laggy af

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    it really shouldn't...i've had so many downloads going on sometimes and i play fine. yes, it can happen but they can give us the choice. the reason i believe they don't is because they assume that people don't know what they're doing and if they allow it, they will complain.

    Quote Originally Posted by adzzzman View Post
    For me even if I watch a DVD sometimes my download will just pause quite annoying I guess
    that's because the PS3 has to quit the OS to enter that. so no download can occur.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    Thats what happens when the device wasnt made to do stuff like that, thankfully next gen they are.

    I was really crushed when the PS3 browser cant be used while ingame. Sometimes having a browser handy is REALLY useful.. hopefully PS4 can do it. lol
    i'd be surprised if you can still do that next-gen because this wasn't a problem with the OS, this was intended.

    also the browser is not possible in-game because a browser can take hundreds of MBs of RAM and that would crash the games if allowed. if they add more RAM to the PS3 like they did with the PSP-3000, then it might be possible to do so. theoretically, not going to happen though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    100%
    I can't guarantee that will download (cos some games might still pause it). But I know it won't cancel the download if you sign out of PSN. like others have said, just make sure it's an offline game (not COD online or something).
    I can confirm this.

    Some games will pause the download and others will not, regardless of whether it's online or offline. However, I've never had a download reset, just get paused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    Yes. But what I usually do is to sign out of PSN - because most games will pause the download if you're signed in.
    That's only true if you are playing a game that uses online functionality in some way. Mostly games with multiplayer.

    EDIT
    I've always had a download finish when I am playing an offline game. Odd that it's pausing the download for some of you guys.....it's never paused them for me. It just doesn't download when I am playing online.
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