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Sony given permission to subpoena George Hotz’s PayPal records

Thursday, 17 March 2011 13:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The California courts have given Sony permission to subpoena George Hotz’s PayPal account and any records relatied to it.

Per a report on Wired, any documents which are sufficient enough to “identify the source of funds,” sent to Hotz’s PayPal account are required to be handed over.

The firm claims Hotz accepted donations for his hack, which violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, from residents of Northern California. Hotz has denied that he accepted any monetary donations.

Only funds pertaining to California will be submitted, which if found, will allow Sony to continue to sue Hotz in San Francisco instead his home state of New Jersey.

Sony was given access to visitor IP addresses to Hotz’s website earlier in the month, as well as data his YouTube, Twitter, and Google accounts.

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35 Comments

  1. tmac2011

    not so HOT now are you!?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Wow. This guy is getting FUCKED. You think he’s looking at any time?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DEADEYES

    Access to everything which is belong to him then WHAT? Kill him? Rape him? =))

    #3 4 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    I don’t think this move has anything to do with Hotz, it’s aimed at tracking down other people who they can sue. I wouldn’t be surprised if they drew up a correlation table from the records they got about visitors to his website and people who donated to his paypal account and started suing the shit out of anyone on both lists.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NeoSquall

    @3 I’d say kill him first, then reanimate the corpse and turn it into a cow sex toy, if you know what I mean.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. theevilaires

    DAMN this guy is screwed. Where are his rap videos now? :D

    #6 4 years ago
  7. mortiferus

    Silly PS3 fanboys. Sony wont get much from this suit. Hotz will not serve any jail time and other hackers are stepping up their efforts to hack the POS3. Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Apple and Google can try their best to “Lock their devices down”but the hackers will always find a way in.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    Everything has a reverse nature to it plain and simple and the only way to reverse the unfortunate mistake your mother made mortiferus is to kill you.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    look i think that sony went agains this, is becuase they want to prove that GEO did gain a commercial advantage and or did gain money doing this, and this is a key factor here among others, cause according The DMCA , it especifically prohibits “circumvent[ing] a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this [copyright] title.” 17 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(1)(A). To prove a violation of 17 U.S.C. §§ 1201(a)(1) and 1204.

    Therefore the government must establish that the defendant:
    1. willfully,2. circumvented, 3. a technological measure that effectively controls access (i.e., an access control) 4. to a copyrighted work, 5. for commercial advantage or private financial gain.

    So i think sony is trying to cover all the facts to really put GEO against the ropes, legally of course, without any recurse of defense .

    Finally i just wish that all the countries in the world give the same treatment as the norigean country gives to his people, they are sueing sony in the norway court, for the removal of other S , that were part of the purchased product by the consumer without given any proper arrengements, they see this as a bite-switch kind of situation.o_O

    #9 4 years ago
  10. lexph3re

    @7 seriously? That was so stupid, sony is trying to heal a major hole in its device and make an example. And, other hackers “stepping up” to hack the system would be dumb twats seeing how much sony is getting the upper hand throughout this. That’s like putting a neon billboard up saying “hey! Here I am! Come sue me!” Any hackers that leap into this war aren’t proving their wise their proving that they’re very dumb.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. freedoms_stain

    @10, Sony can only sue if they know who to sue. Sony’s actions here won’t prevent hacking, they’ll just cause the hackers to be more careful with their anonymity.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Aman27deep

    Why is Sony becoming such a major bully now? Really sad.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. pukem0n

    they just want to see if MS paid him over paypal :D

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Bluscope

    Am I the only one who finds this court case absolutely hilarious? Geohot has always been and always will be a complete and utter smug twat! :)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Dannybuoy

    I’m a PS3 owner and have never nor intend to use pirated software or use hacks on my ps3. I did visit his site though just out of interest after I saw his rap video embedded on a game site. The guys a dick and I hope my ip address isn’t flagged up that’s for sure!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. mortiferus

    Hey, #10. One of the other defendants in the case, Alexander “graf_chokolo” Egorenkov, released additional POS3 code and engineering knowledge despite the raid conducted at his home and the threats from Sony’s legal dept. So who has the upper hand here? LOL.

    Why is he and guys like Hotz doing this? For one in his own words gorenkov stated “Reversing and bringing back PS3 Linux which you took from us”. The other reasons are knowledge and choice. This is NOT about piracy.

    Also, these guys are not dumb. Anyone who can circumvent an advanced protection scheme like that in the POS3 is certainly not dumb. And speaking of, I bet you probably could not reverse engineer a paper bag!

    #16 4 years ago
  17. mortiferus

    #8 theevilaires. LOL, I continue to ignore you like always. You are insignificant. You add nothing of value to the conversation, when you do talk, it’s all diarrhea… By the way how is the third grade teacher treating you these days? Oh what do I care Im just gonna go back to ignoring you again. Toodles…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    If you are a good hacker why in the hell would you give a shit about Linux on a PS3 that you only have 256mb of ram for. Why not build a better PC and run linux on that? Their excuse is bullshit but SONY shouldn’t have got rid of a main feature that they obviously put in their from the beginning as a selling point and thats where these fuckers have a fight at. But SONY does state that if you want to use PSN you must agree to there terms even if that means taking away features.

    They had the option like everyone else in the world and a pre warning what the firmware would do. You simply don’t upgrade and keep the feature and lose PSN which is a gift from SONY in the first place because its free to use and play games online or you upgrade and get a secondary PS3 and not upgrade that one and use Linux on a 256mb cell powered PC. Either way this is going to be interesting and I think SONY is going to win in the end.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. hitnrun

    @16 Intelligence as a catchall term is misplaced. Anyone who exposes themselves the way these hackers are doing for no other reason than the street cred is manifestly dumb.

    Rest assured, Hotz doesn’t give a crap about the rights of PS3 owners. If he did, he would have released the key anonymously and been done with it. He or his co-defendants could remain anonymous and devastate Sony’s lockdown efforts with impunity. Instead, the lot of them are trying to cover themselves in hacker glory. All these guys care about is getting credit for their achievements around “the scene”.

    Sony is not in the right here – the relevant law, the DMCA, is little more than a tool for oppressing people without money, written by the effected corporations – but that doesn’t mean these hackers won’t look back on this in ten years and wonder “what the hell was I thinking?”

    #19 4 years ago
  20. mortiferus

    @19. Hotz is already famous for his iPhone jailbreaking exploits. To say it’s about street cred is just not accurate.Yes, there is a sense of accomplishment and the recognition is I’m sure icing on the cake, but for these guys its about defeating these instruments of control. This is clearly like you said, all about a corporation cracking down on a modder for hacking a system he already paid for, for sharing that knowledge publicly with others at no cost so they too could circumvent a lockdown and enable functionality that was arbitrarily removed.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. theevilaires

    Wow Mortiferus you must be taking it up the ass by Hotz you’re defending him this much. This is the most I’ve seen you post in the past 2 years on any article. After you two are finish does he sing you a rap lullaby while cuddling to sleep :D

    #21 4 years ago
  22. spiderLAW

    @20
    Nothing justifies hacking your system and then sharing how to do it with the world. If you want to mod your system, figure it out yourself and keep it to yourself, its your console.

    Hackers can hack and program almost anything (Hotz has shown that he is exceedingly more than capable of doing so). Why did he not just hack the PS3 to allow Linux/Ubuntuu to be installed on it if that was his reason. Why did he have to go and access the root key and hand it out for people to do what they will with it.
    His reasoning is bullshit and everyone knows it. Sony knows it and thats why they are taking these courses of action.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Jackie

    sonyfanboys are so mad :)

    btw. piracy isn’t “killing” gaming, the publishers and the other ppl make such a big drama about it because they can’t do anything against piracy

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    @20
    Because he wanted MORE fame. As its already been pointed out, he could have released this info anonymously but instead he wanted all the glory.
    The guy doesnt give a shit about ‘returning Linux’ or even other people for that matter, he’s in it for the ego trip. So its only right he gets his upcommance for being such an arrogant prick.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    OFF WITH HIS HEAD!

    #25 4 years ago
  26. theevilaires

    OFF WITH HIS BALLS! ….at least he can still live (in regret) :D

    #26 4 years ago
  27. lexph3re

    See I don’t think you get what it means to be a hacker. Hackers don’t make themselves known, hackers stay behind the scences and have fun doing what they want to do. Were not living in the matrix and need to be unplugged morpheus, I’m sorry neo… whoops I mean geo has been shown for the arrogant prick he is. Nothing your choosen ones have done have help anyone. The douche bag that released keys upon his arrest just wanted to be like geohotz. It was a chance to become infamous. But guess what now he’s just known as that guy because no one gives a shit about him or what he did.

    You claim I couldn’t reverse engineer a paper bag… lol… sure you believe that. Don’t assume you know the community of people you speak among.

    Now, instead of acting like the death rows bitch getting turned on by her mans soon to be execution. Open your eyes and see that the real hackers don’t need fame or infamy from a gaming console. Only dumbasses gloat about hacking a gaming console. “Oh boy look! The secret to eternal youth is right here in this pharmaceutical company’s records! Oh that’s not important! The world must know about ps3′s root keys! That’s much more important!”

    #27 4 years ago
  28. monkeygourmet

    The Wii is apparently the most pirated console this generation and also the most successful, likewise the DS for handhelds.

    I can understand Sony protecting their assets, but i still have a hard time believing companies when they complain it’s killing their profits?

    Someone please explain…

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    @28.
    If that’s true about the Wii, it’s a good point cause we sure don’t here about Nintendo suing this guy and that guy all over the news. Interesting.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    ^ Nintendo sued a pirate for 1.5 million dollars. Just sayin’.
    http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/games/nintendo-pirate-to-pay-15m-20100209-np4i.html

    Oh and remind me how well games sell on the Wii again.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. DeathJynx

    @20 you live in some sort of hollywood dream land. People are ego. He did it for no other reason but to say he did. He knew what the fuck could happen. There is no logical function to linux on ps3 to a hacker of his capabilities. They all knew damn well that it would freely open up piracy on the system. The guy is a douche and I hope Sony drill him and his sex partners into the ground.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. lexph3re

    My guess would be, because nintendo don’t care. Their pirate base to install base is probably like 10% of owners. I’ve known about the wii hack since it happened, but my several of my friends are just now finding out about it. So, I can assume(although I hate making assumptions) that the current install base pay very little attention to their wiis.

    Now, I know xbox360/ps3 hacks are known even from the casual market. I honestly can walk down the street and see flyers for people saying they can fix a 360 but I also know they offer the hack for compensation. With the ps3′s hack being worse then wii and 360s combined they had to step in and do something. They couldn’t just lay there and take it like a good girl. They already lost tons of money pushing ps3 to the nitpicky consumer. Now they could have even more excuses from devs why they don’t want to design for ps3. So they would lose 3rd party advantages.

    That’s unexcetable for any business. Sony has receive a lot of threats this gen from devs. From their retail price to their “difficult” hardware. The next thing would be 3rs party developers saying its just not worth it. Its pretty much already affected nintendos wii games. That get practically zero quality. If it weren’t for nintendos main franchises like mario,zelda, and metroid they would take the same steps sony did.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. lexph3re

    Damn genki summarize every thing in one shot….. thanks *rolls eyes*lol

    #33 4 years ago
  34. DeathJynx

    @30 nice link haha.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    @32

    That makes sense i guess… I just alway feel the problem is exaggerated. I must be wrong but it always feel like companies are crying over spilt milk too me.

    Looking at a cross section of my friends, i have a few that have hacked there 360′s and Wii’s but not a huge amount. Also a few use R5 cards on their DS’s.

    Many more purchases games and extra DLC on release, many opting for the special editions. My Girlfriend and i regularly buy 2 copies of the game to play co-op, i.e. Bulletstorm, Halo Reach etc…

    I have just got my PS3, my second console after the 360. My friend asked me if i was going to hack it, i just said, “whats the point?”

    I picked up Uncharted 2 for £6.00 2nd hand and God of War 3 for £7.00. Hardly anything for 2 AAA games…

    Piracy will always be around no matter what measures companies put in to stop it.

    I just don’t see how it hurts companies as much as they make out. Smaller developers maybe, but even then most small games are download only so less likely to be pirated.

    I don’t really see the problem if a parent has an R5 card for example just to get there kids the endless shite Ben 10 or movie tie-in games for them without wasting a fortune on them…

    #35 4 years ago

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    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]