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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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    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    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

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • 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 […]