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Sony “looking into” hacks compromising security features on PS3

Thursday, 6 January 2011 18:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Sony has said it is currently “looking into” claims make by hacking group Fail0verflow and GeoHot, a.k.a. George Hotz, regarding compromised security features on PS3.

According to Sony, it plans to “fix the issues through network updates” and due to the matter being a “security issue”, told Develop it was unable to comment further on the matter.

A Fail0verflow member’s comment contrasts with Sony’s, as according to him, the only way to fix the issue is through new hardware, as a firmware update would be futile.

Fail0verFlow apparently reverse engineered PS3′s system, thus gaining control over it.

GeoHot found the console’s root key and published it, thus allowing folks to create homebrew applications and the like.

Both, however, are “staunchly anti-piracy” and have yet to release any tools which would allow the console to play copied games.

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28 Comments

  1. Crysis

    There’s a reason we have PCs, darn hackers =\
    They’re just hacking for the sake of it, then they show all the pirates their hard work because they’re egomaniacs who thrive on the pirates appraisal, they claim not to do anything wrong, but they leave the gate wide open for anyone else to crawl in.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    Its Thursday and now they’re just saying something?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. lexph3re

    Maybe they were more concerned with CES. Now that that’s done, they can focus on the actual issue.lol you know good ol’ sony has a one track mind.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. artistadam

    hackers claim sony can’t fix this yet come next week, sony probably will have stopped it… we all knew it was coming, that’s probably why no one really cared to try out their hack… we knew sony was on the case and us honest gamers didn’t want to compromise our system… i am sick of these hacker stories, we need to quit giving these low-life thugs the spotlight…

    i agree with #1… stick to the PC, there’s no place for it in console gaming… well maybe there is but, 90% of us don’t mind playing by the rules at all… tell that 10% to just buy a damn PC…

    @2 – they’re just now saying something because they’ve obviously found a way to cover the loophole up… i am sure they didn’t want to say anything until they knew for sure sometihng could be done about it…

    #4 4 years ago
  5. anuekr

    I hate hackers, like Crysis said they don’t give a rats a$$ that the legal users of the PS3 will get hurt, they just do it because they’re bored, not to mention they are breaking the law…
    The saddest thing is that Sony can’t arrest them at that Berlin show that took place two days ago because the entire thing is published as legit, Jesus, somebody can just throw these assholes into jail?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    “Jesus, somebody can just throw these assholes into jail?”

    For what, being able to perform mathematics? Things only get illegal when they start releasing things with Sony’s copyrighted SDK, which the original hackers aren’t doing (using the open source SDK instead).

    What you’ve just suggested is akin to being able to arrest someone who calculates that your password is 1234 because you told them that it’s half of 2468.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Dark

    All i can say this is beginning of a long battle..
    *Puts on sony hat*You can beat the hackers!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Hackers are needed to keep the balance.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. night_tripper

    hackers suck ass all they care about is themselves they can all go to hell @8 keep the balance yeah right bunch of bs

    #9 4 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    ^ Dr.G 100% right and thats why I’m going to make a topic about that in the forum soon.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. night_tripper

    Hackers are trash

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Lloytron

    The interesting thing here really is not that the hackers worked out the keys, but the fact that they were able to. Sony’s security would have been extremely tight if they had handled the signing process correctly.

    This is 100% down to incompetence on Sony’s behalf. These ‘hackers’ didn’t actually hack anything at all to get those keys, they just did some algebra.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Without hackers, our overall security with regards to only everything would not be at it’s current level of sophistication. It’s a check/balance system and they help keep the balance. Yin/yang man. It’s everywhere.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. EscoBlades

    “Gentlemen….start your engines!”

    Its gonna get a bit messy.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    “Heres the gaping hole in our Security”
    *leans over hole*
    “We’re looking into it”

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Robo_1

    “What you’ve just suggested is akin to being able to arrest someone who calculates that your password is 1234 because you told them that it’s half of 2468.”

    Yes, but where it gets a little trickier, is when said password disables the security on his house, and you then share that password with the entire world, whilst simultaneously letting everyone know that whilst you don’t agree with breaking into peoples houses, you do think people should live in a more open society… without locks.

    Now of course it’s a little more involved than that, but on a fundamental level that is what’s going on. Hackers are of the moral view, that the price of piracy and easy online cheating is worth the benefits/glory of console hacking, and that’s why so many honest gamers are angry about this.

    @13

    Absolutely, but then without hackers, there wouldn’t be the need for so much time, money and investment to be made in security in the first place.

    Still, the world keeps turning I suppose, and at least the launch codes should be a bit safer. :)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Freek

    You’re angry at the wrong people. Sony first started out by making a terribly flawed security system. They then disabled Linux support.
    The only people interested in Linux also happen to be the same people who can disable the severly flawed security and to then re-enable Linux and run homebrew code. That is there interest.
    Once something like that is discovered it’s impossble to keep secret, the flaw is going to leak out at some point.

    But it isn’t the hackers who then create tools for piracy, that is not their interest. They merely want to run their own code on the machine they bought and own.
    Something Sony and every other technology developer could (and in the past did) support.

    If Sony made a competent security system this would not have happend.
    If Sony continued to support Linux, this would not have happend.
    And if you must lay blame, put it where it belongs: the actual pirates. An entirely different group of people who have no intrest in homebrew coding. They simply want to sell pirated games.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. MushroomStamp

    Hackers have been around since day 1. “Hacks” are what started everything! … They will be around till the end. Nothing anyone or any company can do to stop it. If it’s man-made it can be man-broken.

    The key is giving people incentive NOT to pirate. Some small steps are already in place, such as 1x bonus items on purchase, etc… The hacking/pirating is just forcing the creators and marketers to keep being creative and trying things… hmmmm.. sounds a bit like how the free market and competition work.

    There is no 100% answer… the best however is NOT telling people they are bad for doing it, but giving them a reason not to do it.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Lloytron

    @16 if you tell people the pin code to your house, then more fool you!

    Sony made a fundamental mistake. Basically if the PS3 was their Fort Knox, they left a spare key under a rock out the back and someone found it.

    Not meaning to sound harsh but somebody should get fired at Sony HQ for spectacularly failing here.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. anuekr

    Psychotext, the second they enter the PS3′s defenses they are criminals, you can give me 400 reasons why they are heroes, why they are right (NOT) or why they don’t deserve to go to jail, bu the facts remain, if Sony will find them Sony will sew their a$$e$ and the police will most probably throw them into jail, the facts remain that if Sony won’t stop them the prices of PS3 games will get higher, there will be less games in development, overall multiplayer experience will fall off the stairs and your console will be open for hackers to do whatever they want to.
    now honestly, do you really want the PS3 to end up like the PSP?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Lloytron

    @20 Sony know the names of the people responsible for working out the keys but they won’t get prison sentences, because they haven’t done anything illegal. The worst they have done is potentially break an EULA.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    “Psychotext, the second they enter the PS3’s defenses they are criminals”

    Not in the eyes of the law they’re not. They’ve not infringed copyright, trademarks, intellectual property or any other law you’d care to mention. In fact, due to recent test cases, opening up a system for reasons of interoperability is actually protected under law (depends on your country of course). Wishing it was illegal doesn’t make it so.

    Now the people who copy the games… that’s a whole different ballpark. Doing it specifically to facilitate copyright infringement would also be illegal, which is why you’ve seen the hacking groups distance themselves from piracy, and why none of them have included this functionality by default. Though eventually someone will (as it was with previous hacks).

    Pirates deserve everything they get though, and there’s certainly no excuse of ignorance these days.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. lexph3re

    Or sony can go medieval on they asses.

    Sony: oh, so you wanna break into our fortress huh?
    Hacker: We’re just trying to prove a point. That if we wanted to we could infiltrate your weak defenses!
    Sony: oooooohhhhhh…… is that so?
    Hacker: D@mn right! And we’re gonna let everyone know we can!
    Sony:*picks up a sword*
    Hacker:*deep glare of awe*
    Sony:*glare of intent*
    Hacker:*turns tail to flee*
    Kevin Butler: HaHa! Have at thee!!!! *sword thrust*

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Robo_1

    @17

    Well I tell you what, you tell me how the hackers have benefitted legitimate games developers with this, and then you can tell me who to be angry with.

    You’re portraying the hackers as a gang of thugs, demanding that platform holders run their business in a certain way, otherwise they’ll come back and burn your business down. Maybe they have the power to do that, but it doesn’t mean they’re right to. If you say something on your website which I personally don’t agree with, am I justified in hacking it? Let alone damaging you financially?

    As I’ve said before, I’m sure it’s not the aim of most hackers to enable piracy, but the fact that it does never seems to dissuade them from their endeavours, and that puts them slap bang on the wrong side of the moral argument.

    The Linux issue seems to be the moral fig leaf which many pro-hackers are hiding behind regards all this, and they would have a point if it hadn’t been removed in the first place due to it being used as an avenue of attack to hack the console.

    The minute that happened, Sony must have been under considerable pressure from both publishing partners and investors to kill the problem then and there. Sure, in retrospect pulling the functionality may actually have cost them the mess they’re in now, but then hindsight is a wonderful thing, and who knows, maybe next time a more secure implementation of Linux will be installed on the console, specifically to appease these hacking groups. Lets hope they do more with it next time.

    @19

    Oh no question, somebody certainly deserves to have their arse hung out to dry over this. The fact that it wasn’t picked up during code review is nothing short of astonishing. The actual security system in place is technically sound though, which makes it all the more tragic that such a basic error in its implementation has screwed everything up.

    Hopefully lessons will be learned, and their next products (such as PSP2, which will likely have a huge bullseye painted on it from day one) will be all the more secure because of this.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Quak0r

    Haven’t you all got the memo. Everything Sony does not want you to do is illegal. If it is then a change in the law is under way. If you resist the corporate overlords you are a pirate, a criminal and a terrorist. And should probably be in jail.

    Seriously though: IIRC it was stated over and over again that the only stuff the involved parties care about is running their own code on the PS3.

    Now I see that the argument is popular right now that the ability to sign the code Sony style enables piracy. But legally speaking one who will write the actual code to run on the PS3 is responsible for it not the one giving him the ability to do so.

    No one is will sue a gun manufacturer for murder.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    HAHAHA@15!!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Callum

    Lol @ 15. Also, Lex, genius sketch.

    I thought this ‘hack’ was of the permanent kind because the code was embedded in the hardware beyond what firmware updates can change?

    #27 4 years ago
  28. jnms

    I can’t believe people are getting this upset about hackers!!

    Talk about capitalist mentality run amock!!

    #28 4 years ago

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  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    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, […]