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Firmware 3.21 to disable PS3′s ability to run other operating systems

Monday, 29 March 2010 03:40 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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The cross-media bar is great and all, but did you know that your non-Slim PS3 can eschew its Sony heritage and run operating systems like Linux as well? No? You didn’t?

Well then, you might as well go ahead and forget what we just told you.

“The next system software update for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system will be released on April 1, 2010 (JST), and will disable the ‘Install Other OS’ feature that was available on the PS3 systems prior to the current slimmer models, launched in September 2009. This feature enabled users to install an operating system, but due to security concerns, Sony Computer Entertainment will remove the functionality through the 3.21 system software update,” said Sony’s Patrick Seybold on the PlayStation Blog.

Well, at least they can’t disable our backwards compatibility, right, other PS3 Phat owners?

Right?!

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35 Comments

  1. xino

    WTF!?

    They can’t f**ing do that, I paid £299 for this sh* because I want to install O.S, so why the hell should they remove it!?

    If they can gonna freaking do that, then give us PS2 Emulation software and other bunch of stuff we want!

    They are stripping us of our power and won’t give anything back!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. TheWulf

    Isn’t that a case for false advertising, right there? Of course they can’t legally remove a feature that they advertised at sale, that’s grossly illegal. What the hell are they thinking?

    I mean, I know there’s a way to crack the PS3 via Linux, but simply locking everyday users out of their Linux account because of that is asking for trouble, they should find another way to handle this.

    Stupid, Sony, very, very stupid.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Uncontested

    Pretty sure its to counter the PS3 hackers

    And I doubt there is anything ‘grossly illegal’ about it.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Plainview

    meh

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dralen

    It’s a console, what did you expect.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Aimless

    xino, if you wanted a Linux box that badly you’d have bought a comparable — and much cheaper — PC.

    On the face of it software PS2 emulation on a PS3 is technically impossible. Given enough time and money Sony’s engineers might be able to work around the fundamental hardware differences, but even then it’s most likely that emulation would need to be tweaked on a game by game basis. In other words it isn’t going to be free because they’re a company, not a charity.

    TheWulf, I can guarantee you that the EULAs you never read state very clearly what Sony can and can’t do. If you don’t want to lose the feature you can forego the update and forfeit your access to PSN.

    That’s your handy dose of realism for the day.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Mike

    hehe

    #7 5 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    ZING!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. xino

    Aimless don’t talk rubbish please!

    PS3 is not just a gaming console, it’s a super computer. And if I want a minn linux on my ps3, then I WANT IT!
    Because there are tons of things you can do with linux on ps3!

    Second PS2 Emulation is not impossible. It’s be cracked on PC ages ago. Sony already did it with ps3 launch consoles.
    All we need now is a ps2 emulation software.
    And if the software was cracked on PC, then Sony shouldn’t have problems with making their own since they made the damn ps2!

    They are not adding ps2 emulation software because publishers of ps2 games wants to make extra money by bringing back those games on PSN: God of War, FF7 etc.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Mike

    supercomputerlol

    It’s a games machine that plays videos.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Aimless

    I would hate to step on your toes by posting rubbish, xino; going off that last post you must have an exclusivity deal.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    Can I get an “Ameh”?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Robo_1

    It’s a shit thing to do, but thank PS3 hacker Geohot for this, not Sony. Whilst he’s not been able to run any unsigned code, he’s turned the hypervisor inside out, and it could well be just a matter of time before the entire system is compromised.

    His attack approach requires the presence of other OS, so without it his exploit is useless, and this is clearly Sony’s response to that.

    This certainly won’t have been a decision which was taken lightly, after all, removing features which were advertised as part of the console from day one isn’t going to be a popular move, regardless of any terms and conditions they have on their side.

    The inclusion of Linux was always Sony’s way of offering an olive branch to the programming community, however it predictably wasn’t enough, and they’ve tried to hack the system regardless.

    It sucks for those who have made legitimate use of PS3 Linux, but you have to put yourself in Sony’s place. Do they risk upsetting the handful of people who have made use of the other OS feature, or do they risk leaving it in there, knowing it’s a huge security risk at this point and could potentially lead to a fully hacked system capable of playing ripped games. Sony’s partners would string them from the yard arm if they sat on a fix for this, so I don’t see what other sensible options they have.

    Pity though.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. xino

    Aimless

    before PS3 was released, Sony has rapidly doubt the PS3 as a super computer:/

    do your research.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    @AImless

    A few months back SOny patented PS2 emulation program for the PS3 FYI

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Mike

    “Please be assured that SCE is committed to continue
    the support for previously sold models that have the
    “Install Other OS” feature and that this feature will
    not be disabled in future firmware releases.”

    hehe

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Blerk

    This is a terrible thing to do to the four people who actually use this feature!

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    Its because of Geohot. But really, you don’t need Linux on your PS3.

    Sony is just trying to defend its system. Thats it. They are not even profitable with its system now.

    @17 Blame Geohot.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. justiceblob

    @XINO

    Talk about an overeaction, what would you do if you were sailing a barely floating ship, which you had been slowly fixing for years; then all of a sudden it went Titanic -style into an Iceburg, but you knew you could fix it. Are you going to let yourself sink, or are you going to be sensible and save yourself and your ship?

    Remember this is a multinational company, NOT a little independant start-up…

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Dralen

    @Blerk

    Lol!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Galactic_Barret

    Drah-Mah!

    #21 5 years ago
  22. OrphanageExplosion

    Sony shouldn’t force its security problems onto the honest users who *do* use Linux. However, I guess there’s so few people who actually do that it won’t be that much of an issue.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. ninjanutta2

    anyone notice that this happens on april fools day?

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Happy Hardon Harry

    I can see this upsetting around 0.01% of PS3 users.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Malfet

    @17 – Sarcastic, aren’t we? It’s kinda really is terrible thing. The fact that it affects “4 people” doesn’t make it more pleasant.

    @18 – _you_ really don’t need Linux on _your_ PS3. Other people can think otherwise about _their_ needs.

    @24 – Well, dunno ’bout that. I didn’t even have a PS3, still that’s upsetting news for me. Stupid moves in game industry is a sad thing to behold :(

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Happy Hardon Harry

    @25

    If you want to run any OS properly, then buy a PC! Not a fucking console.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    why am i not surprised to see mike in here trolling :D

    #27 5 years ago
  28. S0meRand0mN00b

    consollers get falcon punch once again haha

    #28 5 years ago
  29. mike3648

    April 1st…April fools for believing this?! lol

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Uncontested

    Its simple: Sony doesnt want to be like Xbox where they lose 100k+ of legit sales (sometimes in upwards of a million depending on the game) per release to hacked/ripped games.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    Not being able to access the RSX made having LINUX on your PS3 useless anyway. I know its still a nice option to have but we can live without it.

    Plus look on the bright side, now the die hard XBOTS won’t feel as bad their systems don’t have one less thing the PS3 can do over the XBOX360 :D …its nice to share some glory with them after their laughable 3 disc FFXIII embarrassment :D

    #31 5 years ago
  32. TheWulf

    @6

    Clueless and aimless? I think so!

    See, the problem with a EULA contract is that *gasp!* it isn’t a contract and legally it means about jack and squat.

    Here are some reasons why:

    - EULAs commonly infringe upon statuary rights.
    - EULAs don’t have a signature, therefore they’re not a contract.

    The thing with a EULA is that any lawyer with their salt, even an amateur lawyer, will tell you that all EULAs (period) are a joke. An absolute joke. They’re there to scare people but they don’t do any good. And even if taken seriously they usually have flaws big enough to drive starships through.

    So don’t accuse me of being clueless about what a EULA is, that’s you, witless and aimless. It’s not a contract.

    A class-action lawsuit could still be filed at Sony for removing a feature which was advertised at point of sale, and if Sony tried to point out that the EULA invalidates those statuary rights then they’d just be digging themselves deeper.

    If you were to patent breathing it would have more worth in a court of law than a EULA.

    So your ‘realism’ is the airy-fairy fantasies of the witless, average, everyday dolt who baselessly fears EULAs out of a lack of knowledge (fears ‘em like witchcraft). Please understand law before you start waving EULAs around like they’re some sort of bloody holy grail. Read a little. Better yet, read a book… on law.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. theevilaires

    Shouldn’t Sony be also held accountable if a firmware update fucks your PS3 up? I mean really think about it. They say they are not to be held accountable if you download the firmware update and it breaks your PS3, but they also block you from being able to go online which forces you to download something that could potentially break your system and they know this.

    WTF, that shit needs to be address in court whoever sues them next. It’s clearly basic contradiction.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. frod

    consoles are hilarious. Also, the console owners with Stockholm Syndrome crack me up.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Aimless

    @32 Well, aren’t you delightful.

    The enforceability of EULAs varies from country to country, state to state and court to court. Hell, case to case! So whilst I do appreciate the irony in your attempt to scare me, I can’t help but feel you are no more qualified to speak on the legality of digital contracts than I am.

    In any case, Sony holds jurisdiction over the PlayStation Network. You have no inherent right to said service, and you only forfeit access to it if you decide not to upgrade your firmware and retain access to the Other OS feature. Whilst the decision is very weighted, it is not forced; a feature is not being stripped away without your permission, you are agreeing to give it up.

    Could you argue your case in court? Of course; people have taken legal action over pettier things. I’d hope you’d have more worthwhile uses for your time and money, though; you could fund a case that’s actually worth fighting, or perhaps buy that Linux box you’ve apparently always wanted.

    #35 5 years ago

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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets. The Nintendo Creators Program will launch on May 27, but is currently in beta and taking registrations. This is Nintendo’s answer to the knotty question of YouTubers making money on videos featuring its assets […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]

  • Closed beta for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts tomorrow

    The private beta period for Alone in the Dark: Illumination starts on January 29. Those who pre-order the game via Steam, will automatically be included in the beta, enabling them to provide feedback on the first campaign in single-player mode. An additional beta period will be announced in the weeks leading up to launch. The […]

  • Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL available once more on UK store

    UK residents who want to get their hands on the shiny Majora’s Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL can once again pre-purchase it through the Nintendo UK Store. If you want one, you better hurry because units will likely go rather fast. Only one per customer is allowed, and once you drop £209.99 on it, […]

  • Nintendo Q3: 1.9M New 3DS models sold, Wii U lifetime sales hit 9.2M

    New 3DS XL has sold 1.3 million units as of December 31, 2014, Nintendo announced in its Q3 financial results today. New 3DS moved 580,000 units by the end of the same period. Lifetime sales of both systems combined total a little under 1.9 million. Combined global sales for current 3DS models available in Europe […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s exo zombies reanimate a familiar format

    Advanced Warfare’s exo suits manage to bring an undead format back to life. Dave Cook welcomes zombies back to Call of Duty. “The challenges start to spike early so seasoned zombie slayers needn’t worry about being coddled.” Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s first DLC went live this week, dropping four very solid maps for multiplayer […]

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

    Sony said that it will end support for the YouTube and Maps apps, as well as remove the “near” feature in an upcoming firmware update. Sony has revealed that a system update releasing in March will remove the Maps app and prevent the “near” feature from obtaining location address or display maps, making it redundant. […]

  • There is a Destiny loot cave Easter egg in Dying Light

    Dying Light is the latest game to take a jab at Destiny by having its own loot cave. Destiny’s infamous loot cave has been recreated in Dying Light, sort of. Of course the loot cave in Dying Light is only an Easter egg and doesn’t actually net you any loot. Instead, upon entering it, you […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 supports co-op in story mode, but only offline

    You can play the campaign of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in co-op, but not online. 4gamer spoke to producers of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and made out with a few details concerning story, setting and more. The site confirmed that while you will be able to switch between characters in the single player, and have […]

  • The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

    Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die. During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most successful launch for BioWare, based on sales

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]