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Bowling: I-Ward will “not rely solely on platform security” after PS3 crack

Monday, 17 January 2011 09:56 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Infinity Ward community head Rob Bowling has said that it will no longer solely rely on the first-party security of consoles, following reports that Modern Warfare 2 online stats were affected on PS3.

PS3 Modern Warfare 2 players have reportedly had their stats hacked and, in some cases, fully deleted.

The news comes after PlayStation 3 was fully compromised by hackers this year.

One user on the IW forums described the situation as “horrible, just horrible”.

“Games rely on the security of the encryption on the platforms they’re played on, therefore; updates to the game through patches will not resolve this problem, unless the security exploit itself is resolved on the platform,” said Bowling.

“Regretfully, Call of Duty games are receiving the bulk of the hackers’ attention, due to its high player counts and popularity. However, the number of legitimate players severely outweighs the bad apples.

“If you are concerned about playing with players who are hacking, I encourage you to play exclusively with friends by utilizing the party or private match options in Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty 4 to avoid such players as much as possible until this issue is resolved by Sony.

“Let me assure you, while we are very reliant on Sony updating their firmware and security to address the core problem of this issue. We are looking at EVERY option available to us to help any user affected.”

Bowling concluded: “This only applies to legacy games such as Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2.

“In the future we plan to adjust our approach to not rely solely on platform security and reduce the ability for this to happen in our games, as has already been displayed by the work Treyarch has done on Call of Duty: Black Ops to prevent similar measures.”

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34 Comments

  1. Joe Anderson

    Sony need to sort this out, otherwise the PS4 may be here sooner than they thought.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. The1stMJC

    Call of Duty was being hacked way before the security codes were broken who the fuck knows how bad it will be hacked now.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    That sounds really bad. Bit crap of Acti just to wash their hands of it, though – surely they could do something?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    It’s impossible to do something really. Console hacked in it’s full glory. You have access to everything.

    It’s a company’s fault if they had a security codes inside the machine. That security code must be in Kutaragi’s brain, safe, Sony’s headquarters.

    To close something like that you need a redesign of old SKU and have a completely new OS.

    Sony is screwed here completely. You can’t fix this. Just can’t.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Razor

    Sony have completely dropped the ball.

    But there’s no solution. There’s obviously going to be no PS4. They’ll just have to try to contain it.

    God knows how though. Would not want to be at Sony right now.

    @Erthazus, the codes weren’t in the PS3. Hackers worked it out because of the botched random number implementation.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. where

    Playing for fun and with friends? No problem than…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    They can even decript future games with binary security codes. But who cares if they will be hacked in about… 2 days?

    With this shit, if they will not win the Hotz and overfl0w shit, they can soon just sell their 1st party stuff to other companies. Sony is a primary target of all hackers right now.

    This is a really serious shit down here and Sony is making some seriously tough decisions.

    @Razor, thats exactly called a security codes inside the machine. They worked their assess off to have them.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    Maybe Sony have something up their sleeve, but they wait for that to happen when they can win Hotz and overfl0w stuff.

    It’s just they didn’t do much after 3.55

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Razor

    Erthazus, unless I’m misunderstanding what you’re saying, the PS3 absolutely did not have the private key in the machine or in the firmware. But because the random number was a constant, the hackers were able to do simple (apparently…) Maths to work out what the private key was.

    If the public-private key system had have worked properly i.e. having a random number instead of a constant, then the PS3 would not be in the position it is now, and the private keys would not be public.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    Ahh crap, just what you need, arseholes fucking up online play for shits & giggles :(

    #10 4 years ago
  11. anuekr

    Why the fuck Sony isn’t sewing GeoFuck and throw his douche ass to jail?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. KrazyKraut

    its idiotique…look what problems you had on pc or mw2 on 360. blaming ps3 for security is just what Activision do because they dont like the PS3 so much. (what they often said)

    #12 4 years ago
  13. NinjaMidget

    I’ve heard it’s more than just leaderboards and profiles being hacked on MW2. Teams are starting out with 1 bullet in a clip, people on the other team aren’t dying etc.

    Not that I care much for MW2, but some basterd on AC: Brotherhood was running about the map, invisible to other players. It completely ruined the game.

    Perhaps now I’d be justified it calling Geohot a wanker!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Razor

    Don’t blame Geohot, blame Sony.

    It’s simply their fault, no question about it. If they’d have implemented cryptography as it’s supposed to work, the PS3 would not be in this postion.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. get2sammyb

    Are we sure this is to do with the hack in the first place? I’m not really sure I understand how running custom code can affect OTHER PLAYERS in the same game. If the hackers were giving themselves unlimited ammo and stuff, I could understand it. But how are they able to TAKE AMMO AWAY from other players on legit systems?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. get2sammyb

    @14 – Thing is, mistakes happen. Yeah, it’s a big blunder, but Sony kept the PS3 secure for four years already which is some achievement in the scheme of things.

    The way I see it, it is GeoHot and the other team’s fault. If they wanted homebrew they could have got it and kept it to themselves. They would have got what they wanted. Releasing the keys has opened a can of worms, where there are far more negatives for the legitimate playerbase than there are positives for the small minority of people who want to run SNES emulators and grab XMB images.

    Unfortunately, the scale of their ego looks like it’s going to affect the rest of us for some time. That’s really disappointing.

    I’m still not convinced there’s nothing Sony can do though. Maybe they can’t stop the problem entirely, but I’m sure they can make it difficult and awkward for the hackers, which might be enough.

    I agree we’re getting new hardware this year though.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. NinjaMidget

    @15 Good point, I have no idea how hacking works in the slightest! I was just putting it down to the fact that this stuff didn’t start happening until after the hack.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Someone has to be the ‘host’ for the game, surely? So if the hacker’s hosting, he can do what he likes, yes? That’s a complete guess, btw. :-D

    #18 4 years ago
  19. DEADEYES

    Hahhahaha, finally games on consoles need protection not from the system, but from itselves -> that’s means we’ll see “crack” for console games not so far, PC gamers now can laugh! =))

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Blerk

    Video. Nasty!

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Rhythm

    For stuff that I play online with friends this isn’t really a problem but it seems to have royally fucked up Demon’s Souls and promises to devastate TDU2 next month :-(

    #21 4 years ago
  22. EscoBlades

    Yes Blerk.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    Users running around with admin level rights in a multiplayer game… fun.

    /smh

    #23 4 years ago
  24. OlderGamer

    The solution is Onlive(or some other cloud based gaming).

    Physical hardware can be hacked.

    Basicly everything happens on your system and then gets reported/displayed at the server side of the service like xbl/psn/steam. But, if the whole game was hosted and played server side, and highly highly encrypted … might be a solution.

    I just beat Fear 2 on Onlive this weekend. The service plays flawlessly. Zero lag, maxed out graphics. I played on a laptop that can’t even run Titan Quest on low settings.

    Maybe what these hackers are really showing us is that the traditional model of gaming is obsolete? Maybe new thinking is in order. Making a new Playstation isn’t going to solve anything, it will just get hacked too.

    While I don’t feel that the PS3 hacking in this case will spell doom for PS3, it didn’t kill xb360, I think it could get out of hand. Esp if the hacking targets the actual services of PSN and XBL. I stoped playing WoW because both of my accounts have been repeatidly hacked.

    In the end it maybe something live Cloud. or it may be something that games become DD only and must be online verified before, during, and after playing so the proccess can be monitered closer. Hacking is far more sophisticated then it used to be. And we aren’t playing Offline SP SNES games anymore. It certianly a challange for the game industry.

    Maybe some good will come out of it, maybe some of the NA price fixing will lighten up. If it drives prices down, could be a silver lining.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. McLovin85

    Hopefully Sony can just ultimately ban these users and their PS3s from PSN so they can’t play online this would cut down the numbers of hackers/cheaters etc. straight away.

    It’s just that Sony haven’t been in this situation this generation so it will probably take a bit of time before they have set up a process for doing this.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Yoshi

    WTF??!!! The Wii and Xbox have been hacked too f**k since launch and now because the PS3 has finally been hacked everyone is only JUST realising its not a good thing?!!!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Kuwabara

    This is great news.Hopefully all those idiots can move to a better game, KILLZONE3!

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Keivz

    Wait, Demon Soul’s has been affected? I was planning on getting that game, too. Is the online experience now ruined?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Lord_Rahl

    This is old news. This same thing has been going on with the 360 for a long time now so why now have all the fuss?

    Sony started a war they thought they could win when they decided to cripple people’s consoles THEY own by removing other OS. That was Sony’s way of shooting a salvo over the hackers head saying “hey you can’t touch me”. All the hackers wanted were to have their Linux and homebrew and they could care less about piracy or game cheating. However the process it took to get the ability back on their console that they paid for resulted in what you see now with the cheaters and such.

    I 100% support people who want to do whatever the hell they want with the hardware they paid their hard earned money on. How many of you would like if their TV manufacture came into your house and removed your TV ability to play MTV because they don’t like rap? Or how about they remove Fox news because they don’t like conservatives?

    That is what Sony did to ALL OF YOU! It does not matter if you could care less about homebew or Linux the point is that they have decided that none of you own that nice expensive peace if hardware sitting in your living room that you enjoy playing your games on. I don’t know about you but I don’t like ANYONE telling me what I can or can’t do with something I bought and paid for and nether should you. For now it is inly game consoles and some electronics. Where will it end?

    There is a thing called consumer rights and that is being taken away from you one small piece at a time and you all should be pissed.

    Again this all started because Sony was afraid someone would load an nes emulator on Linux that someone legally installed onto their consoles hard drive. Now it has leaded into what we have now.

    Sony’s only recourse is to instant ban every PS3 that loads homebrew, pirated software, and game cheats. To this end I totally agree with Sony doing this and HOPE they start implementing it right away. THESE MODIFIED CONSOLES DO NOT BELONG OS PSN or Live for that matter on the 360 side of things.

    BUT DAMNIT DONT EVER TELL ME WHAT I CAN OR CAN’T DO WITH MY CONSOLE OFFLINE!

    #29 4 years ago
  30. LOLshock94

    wtf why is everyone crying like bitches about a fucking company that doesnt give a shit about you or the workers fucking idiots yous all are. and its not like everyone is going to use these mods and shit so grow some and suck is

    #30 4 years ago
  31. lexph3re

    Hehehe…. ^someone doesn’t understand the user agreement they agreed to when they took their console online do they? Its a difference between modding your console and never going online. But, the moment you go online your subjected to a completely new user agreement.

    Also, t.v takes away from us all the time. Lol. Rememeber the whole digital t.v conversion. You were told “hey, buy a converter or new t.v or you can’t watch these free public channels!” Anything you don’t make your subjected to the “creators” terms. Removing the os on ps3 was not a huge deal the only people it really effected was the air force and I think they let them keep that feature.

    But, since your so against people telling you you can’t play what you buy. How are your views on buying a 60 dollar game and the realise you can’t access the multiplayer unless you pay for the online service? Or how about when you buy internet from a cable provider they cut the basic cable you received because its in the internets cable cord?

    A business doesn’t ask for people to hack, or steal from them. They actually do ask that you don’t mistreat or use the product that they supply to you. All you can do is accept it or not.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Lord_Rahl

    lexph3re, Why do you assume just because someone buys a console that they want to take it online? How does one accept a user agreement if they dont want a PSN account?

    As I said people who use PSN should never change their consoles ability to do anything other than what Sony wants them to do because they did agree to such a contract. People who break their contract should be banned. But had Sony not taken that first step in this war those losers who think they must cheat to play on PSN would not have that ability now.

    And your analogy about an outside source of content changing their broadcast signals don’t apply. Now had you said that Universal Studios came into my house and told me that I can’t play a DVD that I bought because they are afraid I may play it for my neighbors when they visit then that would apply.

    If console manufacturers want to dictate what you can or can’t do with their hardware then they need to change their business from selling their consoles to renting them. If they want to dictate their terms of use to a consumer then make sure nobody can ever buy their console and only rent it for a monthly fee.

    Again this all comes down to Sony’s actions that resulted in this mess.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. XxT_I_K_IxX_PR

    Instant banning problem solved.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. mackb0lan

    LMAO. Bowling is a fag. I can’t believe anyone pays him.

    #34 4 years ago

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    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is a twin stick shooter MOBA for PC

    Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena has been announced as a twin stick shooter MOBA blend from Whitebox Interactive. Set for a 2016 release on PC, the game’s beta will be on show at PAX East next month. An Early Access release is slated for Q2 2015 and you can already purchase early access for a […]

  • More information, videos for cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun surface

    A trailer for the cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun title from Climax which was reportedly set for an E3 2012 reveal, has surfaced. Along with the above video is another which is described as a pre-boss battle cutscene. It’s below. According to a source of NeoGAF’s Mama Robotnik, the game was being developed under […]

  • Three additional games added to Square Enix Humble Bundle

    Kane & Lynch Collection, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Startopia have been added to the Square Enix Humble Bundle. All three are made available when paying the average price of $7.69. Those who have already purchased the bundle will automatically be granted the titles. All three are available for PC only. The […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 gets Fast & Furious with standalone expansion

    A Fast & Furious tie-in and standalone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 will arrive for Xbox consoles next month. Titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, the downloadable title does not require the base game to play. “We’ve been talking with the folks at Turn 10 for a number of years and have always […]

  • The Evil Within: The Assignment has a release date, new trailer

    The Evil Within: The Assignment will be released on March 10 in North America and March 11 in Europe, it was announced today. Along with an exact release date was a trailer detailing more information about the first set of DLC. The Assignment is the first of two DLCs centering on Detective Castellanos’ mysterious partner, […]

  • Steam and GOG cross-platform multiplayer added to AvP Classic 2000

    Steam and GOG have announced Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 owners will be able play multiplayer with each other across both platforms. With the recent online multiplayer update for for AVP Classic 2000, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley has made good on his promise from June to offer cross-platform play between the Steam and GOG platforms. […]

  • OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood arrives on PS4, Vita next week

    Roll7 has announced it will release OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood next week. The developer announced the dates on Twitter this morning alongside the launch trailer. You will be able to download the game for PlayStation 4 and Vita March 3 in North America and March 4 in Europe.