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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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  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]