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Sony details “fat” PS3 bug, aiming for fix “within the next 24 hours”

Monday, 1 March 2010 17:12 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sony has issued a full status update on the crippling “fat” PS3 blog plaguing machines worldwide today, “caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system.”

According to the following statement we just received from SCEE, the company is aiming to have the issue resolved in the next day.

As you may be aware, some customers have been unable to connect to the PlayStation Network today. This problem affects the models other than the new slim PS3.

We believe we have identified that this problem is being caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system.

Errors include:
* The date of the PS3 system may be re-set to Jan 1, 2000.
* When the user tries to sign-in to the PlayStation Network, the following message appears on the screen; “An error has occurred. You have been signed out of PlayStation Network (8001050F)”.
* When the user tries to launch a game, the following error message appears on the screen and the trophy data may disappear; “Failed to install trophies. Please exit your game.”
* When the user tries to set the time and date of the system via the Internet, the following message appears on the screen; “The current date and time could not be obtained. (8001050F)”
* Users are not able to playback certain rental video downloaded from the PlayStation Store before the expiration date.

We hope to resolve this problem within the next 24 hours. In the meantime, if you have a model other than the new slim PS3, we advise that you do not use your PS3 system, as doing so may result in errors in some functionality, such as recording obtained trophies, and not being able to restore certain data.

As mentioned above, Please be advised that the new slim PS3 is not affected with this error. We are doing our best to resolve the issue and do apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For the latest status on this situation please check either the PlayStation blog (for SCEE: www.blog.eu.playstation.com/for SCEA: www.blog.us.playstation.com) or PlayStation.com.

As detailed in full here, first-gen PS3s have been smitten globally with an error message today, the result of a problem that prevents machines from connecting to PSN and puts them at risk of Trophy data corruption.

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45 Comments

  1. Redh3lix

    Problem will rectify itself tommorow along with a placebo patch from Sony.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Michael O’Connor

    I don’t understand exactly why people think it will magically fix itself tomorrow. The clock with still be out of whack.

    Your phat unit will be messed up *regardless* of whether you turn it on or not.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Eregol

    Mmmm placebos

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Seraphemz

    damn..and I got the day..looking forward to play heavy rain…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    I think its not a big problem at all. Its not like your console RRODed, went apeshit or something like that… Its not corrupted your HDD, blu ray or something.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. reask

    Yeah moc I seen a thread on psn on which the starter was saying the clock only moves up.
    I am sure they will come up with something though.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Alakratt

    AMAZING!! They are actually telling us NOT to use our PS3?! FUCK YOU SONY!!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. daytripper

    anyone else get the “WTF OMG” error when trying to sign in?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. The Hindle

    If they cant fix it they better do some sort of money back gurantee.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. SplatteredHouse

    Michael, how can the data alter from the last time it was switched on, if there is no power at all, to the unit?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    The internal clock runs on battery power SH.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Michael O’Connor

    “I think its not a big problem at all. Its not like your console RRODed, went apeshit or something like that… Its not corrupted your HDD, blu ray or something.”

    All my themes are being listed as “Corrupted Data”. I remove to even so much as *load* a game simply for risk of losing my save data.

    If this damage ends up being permanent, Sony can say goodbye to me. I don’t care how good LittleBigPlanet or Heavy Rain are.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    Surely everyone deserves a second chance Michael?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. SplatteredHouse

    oh no. :( if all of them are affected, that’s no good.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Michael O’Connor

    Unless they replace everything damaged? No. At least Microsoft replaces damaged 360.

    Like I said, *if* this causes permanent damage to files and trophies. I’m not saying it *will*.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Robo_1

    @7

    What would you prefer, that they try to save face and say just use your PS3 as usual. Somebody at Sony fucked up, this is a huuuuge error, but I don’t see what more they could realistically be doing to fix the problem.

    Hopefully they’ll give away an old PSN game as compensation, after the fall out.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. daytripper

    @michael is that your website? very nice indeed

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Michael O’Connor

    @michael is that your website? very nice indeed

    Yes it is. Thank you.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Quiiick

    @ 11
    Sure, but that doesn’t mean that any data gets altered or corrupted permanently. By not turning the console on, you make sure, nothing will be written to your hdd.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. daytripper

    no problem, the game store report stating they are refusing to accept fat ps3′s is a tad concerning.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. theevilaires

    I say reset the system 5 activations and everyone start all over with 0 trophies and brand new slims for all existing PS3 owners with a free copy of Uncharted 2 or God of War 3.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Robo_1

    MS may replace damaged 360′s, but they don’t want to know about the games it scratches to buggery. A friend of mine lost a copy of GTA4 because of it, MS were complete pricks about it too, wanting to charge him for the drive repair and refusing to do anything about the game it destroyed.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    the 360 has so many issues its not funny man, but this stuff with sony is like doomsday. Every PS3 going out on the same day spells OMEGA disaster. Don’t be shocked if the sky ripped in half by tonight.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. MushroomStamp

    Bullshit, you’re just a hater. I don’t have any issues with any of my 360′s. and For the record I had to replace my PS3 twice because of hardware failure.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. theevilaires

    and we are all suppose to believe that coming from a die hard XBOT who pirates 99.2% of his games…..yea ok

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Gekidami

    One hater calling another hater a hater. Its almost poetic.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. daytripper

    if someone went up to me and called me a “xbot” i wouldnt know what to do, probably giggle i suppose.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. MushroomStamp

    Pirating has NOTHING to do with this.. and I’m not an Xbot.. just an anti-fanboy. I’m a gamer not a consoler. and for the record, I have purchased 18 games in the last 3 months.. just for the PC.. and I can easily pirate those.. but i don’t.. I always buy games that are good.. but being a gamer my whole life, I got tired of being raped by companies shoveling their shit products at the expense of my wallet. SO, if the game is great, i buy it. Maybe if they allowed you to return games that suck ass or only take a few hours to beat, I wouldn’t pirate games.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Michael O’Connor

    My site has been receiving reports that this problem *does* have a chance of affecting Slim units: http://www.thegamingvault.com/2010/03/ps3-slims-not-safe-from-current-ps3-problems/

    (You can complain about me spamming later. =P )

    #29 5 years ago
  30. The Hindle

    @28

    You get called an Xbot as all you do is criticise the Ps3. Its not the first time ive seen you do it.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Kerplunk

    I’ve been following this news with interest all day. I think I can bear to live without switching on a particular console for 24 hours without threatening to murder someone or issue a lawsuit. The alarmist reactions (not always surprising thanks to stories constantly being sensationalised) is, well, alarming.

    Gekidami, your comments have been an island of sanity in a sea of madness.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. daytripper

    @30 what did people call people who criticised the zx spectrum?

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Phoenixblight

    @28

    Nice way to justify pirating. You could always rent games.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Newbie101

    What a storm in a teacup! Just a date thing and it will be fine tomorrow.

    I guess Sony will do a patch just in case it happens again but at least non-internet connected people will be OK!

    #34 5 years ago
  35. reask

    At the end of the day shit happens.
    Once they sort it it is not a problem.
    I reckon Sony are pretty annoyed about this as it would appear to be human error.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. reask

    @ MOC
    Mine worked earlier on today but I reckon I will leave well enough alone until tomorrow just in case.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. OlderGamer

    For what it is worth, my first launch ps3 died.

    My launch xb360 died.

    Replaced them both.
    MS refurbed my 360.
    I ate the price of the PS3, spent another 600usd on the one that is having trouble now.

    I say they are both pieces of crap. All manufactured at the lowest possible price point by Chinesse labour.

    Truth be said, if your a gamer in todays world replacing system hardware needs to be factored into the cost of your hobby.

    I am still own my first SNES, GEN, Jag, Atari 2600, NEO GEO, TG16(and CD attachment). I don’t think I could kill my Gamecube if I tried. And dare I say it – my Wii is still going strong no matter how many hours the wife plays sports or WiiFit.

    I have a feeling I will replace both the XB360 and the PS3 again before it is all said and done.

    It is just that they cost too damn much for this type of garbage to be ok.

    It almost makes me want to play PC full time.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    @Michael… Dear Michael. I understand, maybe you went apeshit after what you saw, but Sony is not responsible for your lost data or themes that are being listed as “Corrupted Data”. The thing is that someone at Sony Computer Entertainment fucked really hard as someone fucked up with the Xbox 360 hardware design.

    Every time when you buy some electronics device you must be ready for this kind of shit.

    Michael can i ask you a question? Of course you never had an error with Microsoft Windows or other software device that fucked your entire system and files?

    THEY ARE NOT PERFECT and in Sony, Microsoft interests to make a consumer happy and they are trying really hard to do this shit right!

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Gekidami

    New post from Muster Buster:
    http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Network/PSN-Connection-issues-error-8001050F/m-p/10316858/highlight/true#M127033
    Seems that he’s got wind of people wanting to remove the internal clock battery.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. MushroomStamp

    @30 I like my PS3, I merely stand up for the belief Xbox live is better and so is the controller. I don’t bash the ps3, I just have hate fandboys and merely make points of the PS3 inferion online and controller. I have things I don’t like about the 360 as well.. but I rarely see the 360 guys talking smack. YOU people take things as hatred toward the PS3 when it’s not. I merely recognize the weakness in the platform and refuse to be a fanboy that thinks its’ a perfect system. I blindly follow nothing.. especially a company that doesnt’ even know you exist.

    @33 Renting games does not get the money to the developers. There are other reasons I USED to pirate. I started cracking games since TRS-80 comptuers for fun. I was into the code cracking and DRM circumventing.. it was challenging and fun.. These days I don’t do that stuff anymore, no time. These days I only pirate games because of being raped companies too many times. I have no shame or guilt in this. Especially since QUALITY games STILL get my money. You may now get off your high-horse.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    ***

    I’d like to know if 10-30 years from now I can pull out my PS3 and play the games I paid for (WITHOUT an internet connnection or network support) just like we can do now with all systems since Atari2600 days…

    Cause this incident is NOT a good sign.

    ***

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Gekidami

    Its the internal clock error stopping you from playing offline, not the fact that you are offline. I’ve seen a few people on other forums saying that they’ve never connected/havent connected thir PS3′s to the internet in a long time and have had no problems playing today, even the likes of Heavy Rain.

    Ofcourse if you really want to be sure, then once this problem is fixed, disable internet on PS3 and try booting up a game.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. AHA-Lambda

    Pachter has chimed in =D

    http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/62564

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Well hopefully this internal clock error will not happen again 10-30 years down the road (you know, nostalgia/retro gaming itch) and cause our systems and games owned to be completely useless.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. hitnrun

    The scratched disk thing DOES happen and Microsoft reps ARE cocks about it, as I can attest (hasn’t happened to me but to my brother and several friends). However, it is not strictly speaking their fault, since it only happens if you move the system and instructions explicitly warn you not to. It’s a symptom of the fragility of these computers (which is what they are now) meeting the cavalier habits of gamers who are used to more rugged, less intricate devices.

    It’s still bad customer service to not replace a 10 cent disk. They could ask for the originals back, which have authentication marks and serial numbers, and charge a modest fee.

    As for Sony…man. If the end result of this is just a couple days without PSN, it won’t amount to anything, for all the strife on blogs, except a touchstone in fanboy arguments. But if it results in bricked consoles or lost gamesave date, it will be the end of their fucking universe. In my observation, this seems typical of Sony. MS’s problems are from cutting corners – deliberately – not from the complete fucking technical incompetence that regularly emerges in PSN patches.

    #45 5 years ago

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    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]