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Report – Sony to inspect Geohot’s computer HDD

Friday, 11 February 2011 11:36 GMT By Johnny Cullen

According to a Wired report, PS3 hacker George “Geohot” Hotz must let Sony inspect his computer hard drive.

The order came down from US district court judge Susan Illston, who initially said that Hotz would need to retrieve information “that relates to the hacking of the PlayStation.”

“It’s information. It can’t be retrieved. It’s just not practical,” she said

She, however, retracted her comment, saying it was unreasonable and that she wasn’t clear of the details from her previous order.

“This kind of got away from me and I apologize for that,” Illston said.

Illstron ordered the attorneys of both Hotz and Sony to confer to with each other over where and when Hotz will let Sony look over the HDD, but the judge ordered Hotz not to delete or modify anything in connection to the PS3 jailbreak.

The case continues.

Via GamePolitics.

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45 Comments

  1. Crysis

    Wonder how much & what kind of porn they’ll find :P
    Can’t get him for one thing, at least they could get him on a technicality :P
    Not that he likely deserves it, but he is sure an egomaniac to post the root key, surely he must have seen this coming.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. back_up

    every hackers pirates just belong to PC.
    Put that noob in jail

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    No point in that at all…

    Wow… and what they will find there? HOTZ PORN? Wowzer…
    Console is wide open. Everything is done.Keys and every shit is out there.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    What is with you & hackers, do us ALL a favour & shut up if you can’t contribute to any conversation.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NeoSquall

    @1 Well he didn’t actually post the root key (fail0verflow did), but he still deserves all the shit they’re throwing at him for starting the whole PS3 hack race.
    About the kind of porn they’ll find in there: I bet on anal, rimjobs and tentacle rape.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. back_up

    @4:
    a computer idiot did this hacking not a console gamers.
    This pretty much sums up that hacking is in blood of PC users

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6 So… YOU ARE ALSO a hacker. You use your PC to write this SHIT nonsence on VG247.

    Logic.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Razor

    Well she sounds clued up, doesn’t she?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    I still don’t really understand why everyone seems to hate him. Didn’t hackers used to be heroes?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. blackdreamhunk

    Sony propaganda the ps3 has been hacked long time ago

    #10 4 years ago
  11. back_up

    @7
    No
    i am telling truth about what PC gamers are.
    and you are the one who who eats shit

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @9,
    “Didn’t hackers used to be heroes?”

    since when?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. StolenGlory

    And yet another thread derailed.

    Yay.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Hunam

    @5 Actually failoverfl0w cracked the key, but didn’t post it, just posted how they got to it. Hotz actually just followed what they posted and then posted the key right up.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Blerk

    @12, since War Games!

    Console hackers have been around since consoles were invented. They were the guys that let you do things that the manufacturers stopped you from doing. I don’t remember people getting all uppity about the various PS2 hacks that let you play imported games and the like. What’s so different about this guy?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. mojo

    im starting to like back_up.
    hes so (no word for it), its hilarious.
    hes putting the whole troll thing to a completly new, not seen so far, level..

    hackers are good. however crackers are not.
    there is a huge difference.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Crysis

    @9, You’re thinking of modding community.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Hmm…. what’s the difference?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Unlimax

    “Hotz will let Sony look over the HDD”

    Wait , Isn’t this a violation of property rights !

    #19 4 years ago
  20. back_up

    @18
    it’s simply just think of difference between square and rectangle :P

    #20 4 years ago
  21. back_up

    edit : simple

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Crysis

    @18, Pronunciation? :P

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Michael O’Connor

    @1 They’re not trying to put him in jail.

    Why do people keep making these kind of assumptions?

    #23 4 years ago
  24. pukem0n

    oh noes ^^

    he should give them a PC with a brand new harddrive filled with 1TB of PORN! :D

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Crysis

    @23, I know that ;\
    But if you couldn’t get what you want, you’d still want to punish the guy/s who caused it, wouldn’t you?

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Dralen

    @Back_up Wow! You really are totally clueless. You can’t see anything beyond your own delusional self. Not all PC gamers are hackers, just like not everyone is a total PS3 fanboy.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. NeoSquall

    @14 Duh, that’s news for me.
    I thought Hotz just worked on the jailbreak without posting anything public, while fail0verflow spread the key during a hacker conference.

    If Hotz actually posted the key then his position is way worse than I first expected.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. TheWulf

    @6

    You might be right. And I’m proud of it.

    The thing is is that the PC is an open platform, if you realise the potential of open source and platforms like Linux, you come to understand that it’s an incredibly open platform.

    On my computer I can play films and games from any region, simply by the merit of owning a computer. To do so is a simple thing. In fact, removing region restrictions in even any Windows OS is a simple thing that anyone could do in their sleep. All you have to do is download a media player like VideoLAN.

    Having a computer is all about having the rights to shape that computer as you please. You choose what hardware goes into it, you choose the configuration of that hardware, you build it, and then to whatever degree you’re inclined, you can engineer the software that runs on it.

    In college you’ll have ‘hackers’ who work with this sort of thing to do the most incredible things. I have a friend whom I introduced to Second Life, he got into the coding there and built some really hilarious monstrocities. He’s not a /b/tard though so he doesn’t really use these things or give them out. He just likes seeing whether he could make them..

    In hacking Second Life to twist it to do things he wanted, he learned a lot about vectors. He put that knowledge of vectors to use to get a robot arm to do some truly insane things for a project of a college (American use of the word) course he’s doing. It was so impressive that it actually shocked his professor to the point where that professor demanded to see his code.

    Eventually, that friend of mine, amazing roboticist that he is, is going to be building revolutionary artificial limbs for disabled people. He’s a hacker, and he’ll make the world better simply by the very merit of what he does.

    What are you doing with your life?

    PC people and hackers are some of the best damn people in the world. What you fail to realise is that hacking brought about some of the biggest technological revolutions we’ve seen. Hacking will continue to push the Sciences of computers and technology to new echelons, boundaries will be surpassed, bars will continue to be raised, and all thanks to curious hackers who wanted to see if they could do something, and prove that they could.

    @9

    Hackers are still heroes, you just have to be acquainted with the right circles. They get a bad rep these days but they’re still doing the most amazing things. They’re making brilliant mods for games, they’re pushing technology past what people thought it could do, they’re restoring our rights, and generally they make the world a better place.

    Large corporations who only see the bad side of them have done a good job at spindoctoring their image into something evil. But I’ve made a good case above as to why that’s bullshit. People will buy things though. That’s the raison d’etre of most people. A big company sells something and they’ll just buy it all up. Even if what they’re being sold is complete nonsense.

    One of these days I’m going to get myself a big, shiny logo, a pR guy, and I’m going to start selling bridges.

    @17

    You’re drawing a line in the sand. The kind of hackers we’re talking about here and modders often belong to the same group. That group is coders that take something and then do things with it to add functionality that wasn’t originally there.

    GoeHot and fail0verflow modded the PS3 to restore the Other OS option. Do you see where you’re drawing a line in the sand? It’s either down to ignorance or intellectual dishonesty, but what they do and why they do it is often for much the same reason.

    People have rights, big corporations sometimes take those rights away, then hackers/modders restore those rights.

    @25

    So.. if a big company does something unethical, and a small hacker does something ethical, the big company should be permitted to punish the little guy because their unethical action was reverted?

    What a strange, bizare world you live in, and what topsy-turvy world views you must have.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. mojo

    the difference.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_(computing)#Hacker_definition_controversy

    #29 4 years ago
  30. NeoSquall

    @28 I agree with the first part of your post about hackers and their contribution to computer science history.
    The only part where your post fails is trying to justify GeoHot’s and fail0verflow’s actions with the old “Other OS” BS, not mentioning why Sony removed the function in the first place.

    You can insist that you paid the console and you’re supposed to “own” it, while it’s been cleared that Sony still “owns” the console you purchased.

    If you really want a console that you can mess with and do whatever you want, just build it yourself, put Linux and other open source/free software inside and enjoy limitless exploitation.

    Or buy a PC.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. raloB

    No good letting Sony having his HDD if it’s a Truecrypt drive. Don’t think he’s obliged, under the order, to decrypt it either.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. back_up

    @26
    few PC gamers are hackers and Most of PC gamers are pirates
    devlopers and publishers are already proved it

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Michael O’Connor

    @30 This is not even remotely true. Any physical item you purchase is your legal property from that point onwards. You can do whatever the hell you want to it, and nobody can arrest you for it.

    Sony does not own your console after you buy it. That’s the most ridiculous statement I’ve heard on here in a very long time. They can deny you access to their online services If you infringe on their EULA, but they have absolutely no legal ownership of your console in any way, shape or form.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. OlderGamer

    Great post wulf, good reading.

    And while I 100% agree with you Michael, the law is a grey area. The reason is that you can buy it, and you do own it, but you can’t use their services with it in any way that is not permitted in the liscencing argreement. And theri in lays the problem really.

    Companies think they can control the way you use something that they made.

    This move by Sony is 100% phising. They are getting a blanket search warrent and then going in to see what they can find. I think it is BS in its purest form and am very dissapointed that the judge fell for it.

    Lets say they find something damning on his HDD beit connected to this case or not, they will use it to smear him as a villian. I am not claiming he is or isn’t, but lets say he does have porn on his PC(or gay porn) or something else legal but socialy damning, think Sony will sit on that info?

    Sony just got a blank search warrent.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Michael O’Connor

    @34 That’s exactly what I said. You own the physical object. The original poster was claiming that Sony owned the console, and made no mention of any service of all kind.

    They have every right to deny the user access to a service at their own discretion. You didn’t pay for the service when you bought the box.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. OlderGamer

    I still think it is a grey area, as far as the law is concerned.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Michael O’Connor

    @36 It’s not even remotely gray in the slightest, O.G. (always feel weird calling you that seeing as I know your real name. Goods and services are two completely different things.

    They can seize his stuff if it has been used for illegal activity. Whether or not the revealing of those codes was a breach of the law or not is a completely different subject altogether.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. xino

    I wonder what porn he watches?
    Japanese?
    Milfs?
    cougar?
    anal?
    ass?
    bubble butt?
    gang bang?

    Sony will find life in his HDD:P

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Psychotext

    Given the amount of time he had before they took his computer I’d imagine that there was very little of interest left.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. NeoSquall

    @33 Sorry, I just choose the wrong words for my statement.

    What I wanted to say is that, even though you pay and possess/own the console, you’re still bound by the EULA you implicitly agree with when you purchase the console, which is supposed to be a legal way to protect the patented technologies included in the PS3.
    If you make something outside the EULA, like uncovering the rootkey and spreading on the Internet or just using a third party OS to explore the hardware layer of the machine, Sony can take any action they are allowed by actual laws and leave you owning nothing more than a black 2-3 kilograms brick made of silicon and plastic.
    And I think no common judge can say anything about it.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. OlderGamer

    ^^^What Neo said.

    And maybe grey area is the wrong term. Maybe it is more a desceptive truth. And maybe our laws are different then EU laws. Or maybe I am indeed ignorant on the subject(wouldn’t be the first time I been schooled, won’t be the last).

    But I am betting that in acordence to the law, we don’t own and have the right to use these type of thing in any way that we see fit.

    I think we should have those rights, but we don’t. I don’t think.

    I mean at the crux of it, isn’t that the driving issue here?

    He used a PS3 “wrongly” and the info to use the system in that manor got out. Now the fear is that others will use the system in manor that was not intended. I mean what rights are Sony then protect if not ones implied in liscencing?

    If not a grey area, most certianly a confusing one.

    As far as my name I am Patrick Gerhitt, thought we covered that ;)

    lol

    As far as my real name goes so long as you don’t use my last one of course, I am fine with it. Hey you, works too, all good.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Michael O’Connor

    @40 Well, yes, if you used something to break the law, then the authorities have a legal right to confiscate it. Like I said though, whether he broke the law or not is the real stickler.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. DEADEYES

    Nah, i think you guys shouldn’t bother with this “back_up” guy. Every topics or comments which involved with him, always he said “PC are pirates, are hacked, etc…” and he left a long conversation of “war” between the other but don’t have any clues or points!

    So, i can say: DON’T BOTHER HIM! ^^

    #43 4 years ago
  44. back_up

    @43
    i think you guys shouldn’t bother with this “DEADEYES” guy
    all pc gamers are pirates just look what happen to crysis 2 build

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DEADEYES

    @ Back_up: Oh, really? =)) then don’t bother me, dude! =)) But you say “all pc gamers are pirates”, so i guess someone here will get angry! ^^

    #45 4 years ago

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

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

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

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

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

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

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

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

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

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

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

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

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

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

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

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • YouTube app and Maps will be removed from PS Vita

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

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

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]