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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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    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]