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PSN experiences total blackout, causes some offline games to stop working [Update 2]

Monday, 1 March 2010 02:51 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Update: Sounds like the PSN outage’s only part of the problem. PS3s that haven’t suckled at the Internet’s bounteous teat for years are reverting their clocks to 12/31/1999 for some reason. If we didn’t know about Sony’s strict no-mad-scientist policy, we’d swear this was part of some larger conspiracy. Thanks, Joystiq and lindblum_resident.

Update 2: SCEA’s said in a seperate blog post on the US PS Blog that it has “narrowed down the issue and have engineers working to restore service even as you read this”.

Original: Occasionally, when an Internet connection drops, you might hear someone ask “who shut-off the Internet?” Well, that entire notion’s ridiculous. You can’t just yank the cord on the entire Internet.

PSN, however, is another story.

For the past couple hours, Sony’s PlayStation Network has been bombarding users with 8001050F error codes. But what does this mean for you, befuddled PS3 owner? Well, for the time being, your fourth Heavy Rain playthough’s gonna have to be put on hold. See, the error locks users out of PSN and corrupts trophy data. These two things, when combined, cause certain games to lock up and throw away the keys.

Many games – like the aforementioned Heavy Rain and Demon’s Souls – won’t run regardless of whether or not they normally require a PSN connection to function.

Sony, meanwhile, is “looking into” the sudden error epidemic, but hasn’t managed to solve the issue just yet.

We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as Sony finds the guy who tripped over the big, neon sign-illuminated PSN cord.

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43 Comments

  1. lindblum_resident

    It doesn’t look like a simple network issue. PS3s that haven’t been online for some time are being affected too. It also seems to affect mostly older PS3s with some slims here and there falling as well.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    The general advice right now is DO NOT TURN ON YOUR PRE-SLIM PS3.

    I’ve lost a bunch of trophies on mine and I’m not happy. That was after I’d already removed the network cable, it’s not just network related. :(

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Apparently whole trophy lists for games you’ve played have disappeared, which means you’ve lost trophies.

    Does that happen when you first turn on your PS3? If so, I may have just missed it. Otherwise, I am going to be pissed, considering I have half of the trophy list for Heavy Rain unlocked.

    And considering this is affecting the fat PS3s, it’s kinda odd timing considering I was going to go and get a Slim to replace my fat PS3 today. :D

    Edit @ PT: D:

    #3 5 years ago
  4. lindblum_resident

    Don’t worry about trophies, Psychotext. If you manage to check your trophy list via a PSN site, you’ll see that they’re all there. Probably, they will be restored when this gets fixed. That’s the very reason the PS3 syncs them with a server.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    These are trophies I’ve got since syncing. Unless they’ve since made syncing automatic… which I don’t believe they have.

    I spent most of the day on one of them. :(

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    D:

    Noooo! I did a couple of Heavy Rain trophies I did yesterday that I never synced. :(

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    I’ve just been reading that Heavy Rain might trophy sync automatically (which would be new and different). Good for not losing trophies… time will tell.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    How about all the people that can’t play their games any more… feel for them?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Aretak

    The people who haven’t been able to play their games for the staggering 4 and a half hours this CRISIS has been going on? Truly, my heart goes out to every one of them in this time of trial. Stay strong. Keep the faith. We’ll get through this. Together.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Nathan Grayson

    Think about it, though. This is happening to PS3s that aren’t or never have been Internet-connected. A simple patch probably won’t be enough to fix that, especially considering the sign-in issues. On top of that, even if a patch is able to cure what’s ailing the PS3, those who don’t take their consoles online will still be SOL. Sony’s got quite a mess on it’s hands here. Maybe not RROD-sized, but still pretty big.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Nathan Grayson

    It’s not all bad news, though. My PS3 mysteriously stopped working a couple weeks ago. Maybe, if Sony starts handing out free repairs to PS3s afflicted with the Day-Before-Y2K bug, I’ll be able to get a free fix for whatever else is wrong with my PS3.

    See? Doesn’t that make it all worth it? I’ll take your silent, stone-cold glares as an emphatic “yes.”

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Yoshi

    I was playin fine online earlier on LBP so i guess i got off just in time lol I wont be login back in tho until its fixed

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    Bah, none of my Heavy Rain trophies from today are showing on the website. :(

    #13 5 years ago
  14. ivycrew707

    I’ve been at work all day, and my ps3 is being revived from the YLOD…….but I wonder if the screwed up while re-vamping playstation.com?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. TraceableX

    LOL @ All The Trophy Whore Losers.
    ———————
    Guys, this human being is RETARDED.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. LordVonPunx

    WTF is going on ??? i was playing at my friends house Online And he has a Ps3 Slim. It was working fine.i found out about the issue from RGW and then i went home and made sur my internet wasn’t on and my ps3 said 12/31/99 ?? ? that 10 years back before ps3 even exsisted???

    and all my stuff i bought doesn’t work!? including all my game Disc Or Psn>>?? i have an Original Ps3 i will be super pissed if all my trophy’s are gone for good i have almost 1200!!! this is really weird seems like Y2K ishh..

    freaking RG has both Systems lol

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    It doesn’t matter if you’re online or not. What’s causing this is part of the firmware, not anything to do with PSN.

    With luck though, after 24 hours it may fix itself (Internal clock changes from 29th Feb to 1st March).

    #17 5 years ago
  18. LordVonPunx

    so this had nothing to do with Canada winning the Gold??

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Johnny Cullen

    Heh. :D

    #19 5 years ago
  20. LordVonPunx

    lol i know i just got home from my friends, and was gonna play AVP :( i wonder if it has anything to do with that 17 year old Hacker Back in 08?>

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    lol

    It seems that Sony thinks they’ll have this fixed “by morning” without any trophy or game save casualties.
    http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-12218-Video-Game-Examiner~y2010m3d1-PSN-Up-and-working-properly

    #21 5 years ago
  22. clynchehaun

    MW2 won’t start up either, as it syncs the trophies at start up. So I just switched on Valkyria Chronicles instead, which is ironic that its now a benefit it doesn’t have trophies and therefore no trophy problems.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. JimFear666

    lol @ the .gif

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    Hopefully the Euro engineers will be up and about soon so maybe we’ll get another update.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Robo_1

    It’ll be an epic mess if it’s a problem which effects offline consoles too. They simply won’t be online to take advantage of the inevitable firmware fix, so if I were Sony, I’d be hoping that waiting until tomorrow will fix the problem for those people.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Johnny Cullen

    Give me Twinkies or give me death, motherfuckers!

    Watch for the love of God. XD

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Edward Cullen

    ^^LOL!!!
    /chewbacca wail

    but seriously, some people have been speculating that it’s about the internal clock of the ps3 having problems because of the leap year. So it doesn’t matter if you don’t open your ps3 now or didn’t connect it to PSN ever it will still be affected.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Bulk Slash

    ^ Yeah that sounds very likely, especially since some people are having problems even without going online. IIRC Microsoft’s Zune had the same problem with 1st March last year.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Edward Cullen

    Yeah so most probably it will be fixed by tomorrow? Hopefully so, some friends i know are already disposing their unit.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. jnms

    @Bulk – Um, it isn’t a leap year this year! Last leap year was 2008, next leap year is 2012. Leap years are every 4 years, and the year has to be dividable by 4.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. The Hindle

    I want compensating Sony if you dont fix this!!!!!!

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Edward Cullen

    @35

    From NEOGAF Forums:
    (Originally Posted by iammeiam)
    “What’s apparently effed, as speculation goes, is when the internal GMT-tracking rolls over to 3/1. It’s either not rolling, or rolling to 2/29, at which point a system tries to add/subtract from 2/29, which it can’t do because the front-end calendar doesn’t have a 2/29/2010, and #@*^ explodes. Seemed to happen around 4PM PDT, which I think is 12AM GMT, so.

    And the PS3 launched in 2006; it’s hit 4 2/28s so far. 2007 and 2009 were odd-numbered years; 2008 was an even, and a leap year. 2010 is the first even non-leap-year the system’s been around for. If some sort of base-level math is choking on itself, it may have ruled out the odd 2007 and 2009 successfully, but is convinced the even 2010 is a leap year (this part I’m less sure of, but is why leap year could theoretically come into play at some point.)”

    #32 5 years ago
  33. jnms

    Ahh, thanks for that Edward – makes things a lot clearer!

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Edward Cullen

    yeah,no prob good to be of help. :)

    #34 5 years ago
  35. OlderGamer

    Hope this doesn’t sink PS3s comeback. Sony has a lot of momentium right now.

    Last night we got zapped on our BC PS3, it fires up about half of the time. It gets hung in a loop the other half. Can play Civ Rev, but not FF(PSone classic/dlc) or anything online.

    All I can think of is that MS replaced RRoD. Sony better step up and make this right. And I don’t want to lose my BC system.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. No_PUDding

    Balls I turned mine on, but didn’t try anything.

    Hope it gets fixed tonight, after midnight.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Eregol

    I got some unsynced trophies.
    I’ll try turning mine on tomorrow. Don’t want to lose them.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. No_PUDding

    I don’t see how this can’t be fixed with a firmware update.

    It’s not bricked my PS3 in any physical manner.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. vincentw00t

    Probably got confused because there’s only 28 days in Feb.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Eregol

    Whose fucking idea were leap years anyway?

    Ahhh, had to be this guy didn’t it?
    http://inventors.about.com/cs/inventionsalphabet/a/leap_year.htm

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    So the bigger question is, since many hard-drive games are not loading up due to this “internet/network” problem……what’s going to happen 10-20 years down the road when I want to dig my PS3 out of storage and fire up some of my games?

    Now I’m worried we might experience this same issue then leaving us gameless during those future days when we want to retro-game.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. MushroomStamp

    This is f’n hysterical.. bahahahh..

    #42 5 years ago
  43. SplatteredHouse

    What will happen, Dr. Ghetto, is that all the world’s PS3s will be saved, and catastrophe averted, because you’ll have used your own forewarning to have prepared and retained the programming know-how (and assembled the tools) to have prepared a solution to the flaw before people’s archived games can ever be rendered as good as coasters. Then you’ll grab a beer, rip the ringpull kick back and smile contentedly, if not a bit smugly.

    #43 5 years ago

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  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]