Sections

Sony faces “misrepresentation” accusations in hack case

Sunday, 20 March 2011 22:42 GMT By Brenna Hillier

George GeoHot Hotz’s lawyers have accused Sony of deliberately misleading courts as to which of its national divisions owns the PlayStation 3 software development kit, in order to gain otherwise illegal access to the hacker’s hard drives.

According to Groklaw, GeoHot has argued that the SDK is owned by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, and not Sony Computer Entertainment America.

SCEA had previously argued that Hotz’s use of the SDK created a “relationship” between the two parties, and this allowed a Californian court to permit a search of Hotz’s home and hard drives.

Hotz’s legal team has described SCEA’s failure to acknowledged other SCE division’s rights to the SDK as “material misrepresentations”, and filed for a protective order to keep his drives intact.

Hotz has claimed the drives must not be searched, because they contain commercial material which could prove financially disastrous.

As well as access to GeoHot’s drives, Sony has been granted the details of his PayPal account and the IP addresses of visitors to his website.

Hotz is being sued by Sony after publishing PS3′s root key in January, a move which helped open the machine up to piracy.

Thanks, CVG.

Latest

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

49 Comments

  1. Naaame

    “Hotz has claimed the drives must not be searched, because they contain commercial material which could prove financially disastrous.”

    What exactly does that mean? He’s got teraflops of illegally obtained movies/games/music on his hard disks?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    “GeoHot has argued that the SDK is owned by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, and not Sony Computer Entertainment America”

    OMG, BITCH, you know, some of the materials belong to Toshiba, whats next he is going to argue about to save his precious baby ASS?

    @Naaame.

    “He’s got teraflops of illegally obtained movies/games/music on his hard disks?”

    Nope. Just terabyte of PORN.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Razor

    Yeah, there’s going to be a lot of this.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. monu-mental

    Ah, Hotz brought this upon himself. Now he doesn’t want Sony to search his stuff because it’ll be “financially disastrous”? Really Hotz? Didn’t you think it’d be “financially disastrous” for Sony when you released the PS3′s root key online for all to see? His hypocrisy is stunning.

    Meanwhile, Sony’s enjoying the best year in the past five of PS3….

    http://www.gamesthirst.com/2011/03/20/tretton-ps3s-just-hitting-its-stride-enjoying-best-year-in-the-past-five/

    Go on, Hotz. Glad I’m not you.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Renegade

    We Love You HOTZ, And we hope you’ll get out of this soon…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Jackie

    you can do this buddy! you have all my support

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gigabomber

    After watching the comments on this issue for so long I’m beginning to feel that Sony has a following akin to Apple’s rabid fanboyism ; I never understood people’s need to defend a corporation: they defend themselves quite well.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. white1750

    I don’t care if people want to hack a system until it starts to effect me. I had my stats reset in Modern Warfare 2 which I had put 200+ hours into. I bought my PS3′s so I could enjoy gaming not so someone could exploit it. Other than ruining multi-player, stealing games and running homebrew what is the point? I am glad they are banning hacked PS3′s for the simple reason that there will be the jerks out there that ruin it for everyone. Hacking is best done on the PC where it started and where it belongs. I hope Sony burn him at the stake so when others are thinking of copying his idiocy they will look at his charred remains and think “I could be that guy”.

    I would like to see someone make a game where you switch his head with Makarov’s and take that tool out!! J/K?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    @6: What does that look like?

    To topic: Not rapping now, are you, bitch?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Kerplunk

    “Hotz has claimed the drives must not be searched, because they contain commercial material which could prove financially disastrous.”

    I’m sure Sony felt the same way about their private data that you chose to publicise without their consent.

    I guess you see that sort of behaviour quite differently when it’s your stuff at stake, huh? Funny how that works isn’t it?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Hybridpsycho

    @10
    Word :)

    All I can say really ^^

    #11 4 years ago
  12. ManuOtaku

    I just hope other countries will follow suit Norway, they are sueing Sony regarding damages to the consumers, this for the removal of capabilities(other S), that were purchase by the owner paying full price for those said applications, without any compensation whatsoever, and with this removal sony affected the orignal product too.

    I said it before and i said it again, iam just amaze that people see what Geo Hotz did, as wrong, which for me it is, but not too many of that said people, is seeing what sony did as also just wrong; Nobody did defend us as consumers, when the removal took place, thank god Norway is making an strong statement with this, but everybody want to defend sony as soon as some people place to the open public, the key to install Other S, among other things (piracy). Look If sony did want to compete piracy, why in the world that is sacred, they put the option of running other S in the first place; since the first model went selling this option was availabe, and then, when they do realize the “mistake”, they opted for the easiest way, to a product, that at the price they started it to retail, should be tested to death,which was screw the consumers and took it off with any compensation, thas just plain ans simple wrong, i dont use this application, but the precedent that was done, with a big company ripping off the consumers, was ovewhelming, to say the least.

    Sony just gave the exuse for this to happen, maybe intentionally or not,that never will be known,and they are now just acting like little spoiled kids, they should act like the other two big manufacturers, and deal with it, becuase it was their own fault that made this happen.
    Sony DEAL WITH IT.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Kerplunk

    @12 It’s worth remembering that the removal of OtherOS was via an *optional* firmware update. If you wanted to keep that original featureset that was sold out-of-the-box on Day 1 then the user had the option of not updating the firmware.

    Of course, not updating the firmware may inhibit additional features and functions added *after* the original launch of the machine that were never advertised or could be argued that a sale (at that time) was based on.

    So, if you really want all your day-1 features as is then just don’t update your firmware. You get all the advantages and disadvantages that it entails. People had a choice, so the rhetoric suggesting otherwise is false.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Mike

    Stick it to the man, Geo.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Renegade

    @12 exactly…

    @13 It’s not true because playing online is another thing Sony SHOULD offer according to agreement and without a new FW, online gaming is down…

    #15 4 years ago
  16. ManuOtaku

    #13, not is was not optional because if you decide to not running the “optional” firmaware, then you cannot play videogames on a game console, so the main feature of the device would be lost, therefore in the end is not such thing as an optional, you have one way(other S) or the other (Gaming) but not the two together, so i stand it, it is a ripoff, becuase sony did not compesate the owners for this.

    You think if this wanst the case, why on earth the Norigean Country is sueing sony for this?, ask yourself that question, because they want to protect the consumers, thats all
    P.D and this is not rhetoric neither being false, is what i do think is wrong,as what GEO foolishly did too.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Kerplunk

    Sure you can play the videogames. You just can’t play the ones that require updates or newer firmware. But all that oh-so-important DAY 1 functionality that you had originally is intact.

    People want all that *extra* functionality that firmware updates (sometimes) offer – well they can have it if they agree to the terms. If they don’t agree, they don’t have to have it.

    I think what’s clearest here is that a choice is provided. Those that wanted to retain that OtherOS functionality *could* keep it. And those games that ran on Day 1 should still run.

    Make a choice, but its your choice. Nobody is forcing you one way or another. I’m sure those that prioritised OtherOS over everything else still kept that functionality.

    Spare me the victim melodrama though. I have no sympathy for people that make choices or agree blindly on things and then complain about how what they agreed to in their luxury goods doesn’t suit their wants and desires at that specific time. People need to grow the fuck up and be accountable for what they do without always blaming the other party involved when it doesn’t turn out exactly as they like.

    A bit like GeoHotz and his ironic statement really.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. ManuOtaku

    #17 “Sure you can play the videogames. You just can’t play the ones that require updates or newer firmware”, you are saying just what i did

    “Spare me the victim melodrama though. I have no sympathy for people that make choices or agree blindly on things and then complain about how what they agreed to in their luxury goods doesn’t suit their wants and desires at that specific time. People need to grow the fuck up and be accountable for what they do without always blaming the other party involved when it doesn’t turn out exactly as they like”

    Read my post i said what he did is wrong, just as wrong as sony did thats all.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Kerplunk

    Hey man, you keep all that DAY-1 functionality. It works just like it did when you bought it on DAY 1. See? No issue. People that want to keep the functionality can choose to keep it. Simple!

    Sure, it makes as much real sense as saying “But when I drive a car after I’ve bought it from the dealer, it lowers in value and starts to gain wear and tear from usage”. Solution: don’t use it! Not very practical, but it’s a perfectly valid choice if those are your genuine priorities.

    As for them both being equally wrong: I disagree. Geohot didn’t offer anyone a choice. He acted and chose to commit the irreversible consequence of his actions without offering consultation or choice to the affected parties.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. ManuOtaku

    #19.No it doesnt, if i want to play god of war III, for example, i need to run an update, that will disenable the other S application, plain and simple, its wrong,the option doesnt exist in the end is an illusion, and they did not compesate me or the other affected people for this, the problem is that i cannot have both as in DAY-1.thats nor a choice just like Geohot did, they are both wrong.period

    P.D i didnt said anything about the car, iam not one of those, i just state the facts of this precedent case.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Kerplunk

    But God of War 3 isn’t a DAY-1 game!! So you can’t argue its a loss of the system that you bought on DAY-1.

    Nobody who read DAY-1 feature lists about OtherOS can say that they read that feature AND included God of War 3 in their decision to buy the PS3 in that period. At that time, GoW3 wasn’t even announced – so any reference or arguments that concern it cannot be relevant to this whole “original featureset” train of thought.

    So, sticking to the facts, you can’t claim a feature from one date and a feature from a totally separate date are the same thing when you’re arguing that it’s wrong for things to change from one date to the next. (Unless you only care when things that change affect you negatively whilst being happy to accept any positive changes that come your way)

    You want to live in a snapshot of a single date, go for it. Watch Groundhog Day! :D

    #21 4 years ago
  22. ManuOtaku

    #21, so because god of war isnt a DAY-1 game, gives the capability to sony to close my launch console abality to play games, because of their mistake to add Other S in the first place, and the simple solution was rip off the consumers, well is that is a fact, maybe, but is a wrong one, becuase i did pay full price (600$), for a gaming console that do run other S, if i dont have neither of them, i am legally bound to get a compensation, plain a simple, if they do not compesate the people affected they are pretty much a thiefs.

    Again What Geo Did whats wrong as sony did, becuase they went with the easy rout, f*** off the consumers, becuase sony do what they want, and finally thank god other countries are suing his Asses, becuase they realize what i do, that is wrong, for the consumers of course.
    P.D sony said since the beginning that Other S will be further supported on launch day, so they are deceiving the consumers. just wrong

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Kerplunk

    Look, you are arguing that it should have what it had out of the box in terms of original featureset. But you’re not sticking to that argument because you want to include stuff BEYOND the original featureset when it suits you whilst complaining that a change from the original featureset is wrong.

    Except that’s not what you’re arguing. You’re arguing that anything that benefits you after that original date is a-ok. Anything you don’t see a benefit for is bad and should be outlawed.

    Well, that’s a very convenient argument for you, but not a very realistic one. It’s like when games get blamed for some shooting and everyone goes “Games don’t affect people!!” and another report about how games make you smarter and more alert and folk go “Games affect people!!”. It’s very selective reasoning.

    Arguing the validity of change is one thing. Arguing that it’s only valid when it serves you is quite different. It’s either valid or not – but you have to be mature enough to accept that change isn’t something designed exclusively for your benefit and that, sometimes, it’s a requirement for the benefit of others.

    I stand by my reasoning of Geohot’s wrongdoing – he did what he did without providing consultation or choice. Now he’s expecting the rules that he’s happy to break when it suits him to be upheld when it suits him. Add to that, he’s a criminally bad rapper.

    We’re not going to see eye to eye on this and it’s unlikely I’m going to become a member of Norwegian government.

    All in all, I can live with that. Have a nice day :)

    #23 4 years ago
  24. ManuOtaku

    #21 “Look, you are arguing that it should have what it had out of the box in terms of original featureset. But you’re not sticking to that argument because you want to include stuff BEYOND the original featureset when it suits you whilst complaining that a change from the original featureset is wrong”
    Such said device came with the two applications, so is not BEYOND, the playstation should be running both as initially advertised, if not, is decieving the consumers, iam not the one playing with the conviniences, Sony does.
    As for the rest is your opinion and i respected, so i will not comment

    And thanks you too, have a nice day and a great week mate 8D.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. guy

    #10 #13 #17 #19 #21 and #23

    access to PSN is a day one feature and so is Other OS. Updated fireware is required to get onto the PSN and it removed Other OS.

    http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20110218181557455

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Ireland Michael

    I can’t play numerous new games or software on Windows 95.

    I can choose to stick with Windows 95, or update to the latest version, understanding that some functionality might be lost, and older software may not run on the new system, just as new software may not run on the old system.

    This is no different to that.

    You made the choice. Quit being a self entitled little bitch.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. lexph3re

    Can’t be a day one feature because internet is required to connect to psn. And the. Internet is an optional means therefore left to the discression of the user. Its technically not out of the box availible. Os is out of the box availible firmware 1.01 or whatever it was at the time is. Day one out the box. That’s only if you are looking at the real facts

    #27 4 years ago
  28. ManuOtaku

    #25 Thanks for the link it was a great read and something to think about and pretty much supports the things that i been stating in previous post about this case.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Ireland Michael

    @27 To add to this, hardware that comes shipped with firmware without the Other OS feature does not advertise it on the box.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. guy

    #26 I think you missed the point. Sony has removed functionality from existing software, this is completely different then windows adding functionality to new software.

    #27 PSN was and is still a major feature sold with the game. Quote taken from http://www.sonystyle.com (if you’re looking for some real facts)

    “PlayStation®3 … system comes with free access to the PlayStation®Network…”

    #30 4 years ago
  31. ManuOtaku

    #30 i think they didnt read the entire article, but again nice read

    #31 4 years ago
  32. LOLshock94

    go go geo

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Ireland Michael

    “[SCEA] warrants to the original purchaser that the PS3TM hardware shall be free from material defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase (the “Warranty Period”)….. This warranty does not apply to any system software that is pre-installed in the PS3TM hardware, or is subsequently provided via update or upgrade releases. Such system software is licensed to you under the terms and conditions of a separate end user license agreement….”

    “You understand and acknowledge that any time SCEA services your PS3TM system (either within the Warranty Period or under a separate service arrangement), it may become necessary for SCEA to provide certain services to your PS3TM system to ensure it is functioning properly in accordance with SCEA guidelines. Such services may include the installation of the latest software or firmware updates, or service or replacement of the PS3TM hard disk or the PS3TM system with a new or refurbished product. You acknowledge and agree that some services may change your current settings, cause a removal of cosmetic stickers or system skins, cause a loss of data or content, or cause some loss of functionality.

    This comes in the box.

    Suck it.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. lexph3re

    Lolol thank you micheal although I hate when some people beat me to the punch what can I expect when using a cell phone.lol

    #34 4 years ago
  35. theevilaires

    Ireland Michael:

    “This comes in the box”.

    “Suck it”.

    http://images.t-nation.com/forum_images/a/6/a61ad_ORIG-facePalm_triple.jpg

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Kerplunk

    Awww, that’s cute. People are still desperately, willingly, utterly still ignoring their own actions to act like they’re some sort of victim of theft.

    Fact: You chose to update the firmware. Your action. It was a choice you made. You are responsible for the choice you make, nobody else is.

    As for ‘access’, access is not the same as ownership (and make no mistake, a key issue here is that people do not understand what they own and what they do not own). And, of course, access may be free but it’s nearly always governed by terms and conditions. I have free access to museums but that doesn’t entitle me to change the locks on the doors and give the exhibits to my friends.

    @33 & 35 – You know, you two make a pretty good team. ;)

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    @35 To quote Kerplunk…

    “Awww, that’s cute. People are still desperately, willingly, utterly still ignoring their own actions to act like they’re some sort of victim of theft.”

    #37 4 years ago
  38. spiderLAW

    Wait, so we are still against GeoHotz right?
    This TEA and Mike thing got me mixed up…couldnt care much to read through it all at the moment (eyes are fried)

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Ireland Michael

    @38 I’ve never been against GeoHotz.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. ManuOtaku

    #36 “Fact: You chose to update the firmware. Your action. It was a choice you made. You are responsible for the choice you make, nobody else is”.

    It was not a choice, the cosumers were forced, they decide which one they prefer to loose, in order to save their console, not sony,a choice in the best case scenario are a win/ win alternative, in the worst case scenario are win/lose, but in this case was not a choice it was lose/lose, they were force to decide, and keep in mind that electronic devices, always are been updated to add or modify a feature, that translates into benefit for consumers, not as a downgrade, based on that premise the chooice given by sony has to be two equal benefits for the consumer or at least win/lose like the worst case, which was not the case in question
    And is true PSN is sonys property, but in this case it was use to downgrade the console, afecting the investment and the money the cosumers paid for it, these applications form part of the total cost of the product, and they were not compesated by this, thats not choice, sony forced them to do so , becuase they really had not choice, the only decision was which application i rather loose over the other, but then again is forcing people , not given you the choice two very diferent words, that is hard to understand too.

    And even worst if you decide to kepp the other s application, you end up losing the PSN and gaming applications, that were the two main applications of said device, thats deceiving and its wrong.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. OlderGamer

    I’m not Spider.

    I think he is a dumb punk kid. But I also think he is going to get a raw deal. I think Sony is looking for a face to put on their “Hacking is Evil” posters. And GeoHotz is that face.

    They are going to ruin this kid and they are going to spend more money doing that then they would ever lose from PS3 being hacked.

    XB360 and Wii have both been hacked for a while, both sell rather well.

    But I am not going to get into it, a thrid and fourth time. No matter how many times the Media run this thing, its still the same story.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Kerplunk

    “It was not a choice, the cosumers were forced, they decide..”

    And that’s as far as I need to read.

    By your own words, “they decide”. They made a decision. They made a choice. They were given options and they chose one.

    Old man wisdom: you will encounter many many times in your life when you have to make a choice where no option is appealing to you. This does not remove the fact that you still have a choice. Nor does it remove the fact that you and nobody else made the choice and you and nobody else are responsible for the choice you made.

    A choice does not have to consist of a benefit. Absolutely not. If you believe that it does then you are in for a lifetime of disappointment and upset.

    As for the rest, re-read #33 and stop acting like you were never informed and never had a choice.

    You are not a victim. You are not helpless. You have not been forced to do anything you didn’t agree to.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Ireland Michael

    @42 Don’t waste your breath Kerplunk. It’s like asking a chimp to write a Shakespearian sonnet.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Kerplunk

    [ CANCEL ] [-I AGREE-]

    #44 4 years ago
  45. spiderLAW

    @OG and Mike
    Im against Hotz doing what he did. I am against Sony raping his ass to shreads.
    But im not against GeoHotz getting punishment for what he did. But, it should be something not so harsh. Maybe…Have him sell PS3s and PS3 games for a year at the local Gamestop for minimum wage? lol

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Ireland Michael

    @45 He didn’t break the law.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Lounds

    I’m with #8

    burn him at the stake!!!

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Lloytron

    Taking a different view here for a sec….

    Anyone heard anything about the guys responsible for managing Sony’s security policies, and whether they have been fired or not?

    Don’t forget, Geohotz didn’t actually hack or crack anything, he and some other guys used a bit of maths to work the keys out, because Sony’s own staff didn’t manage the security policies properly. If they had done their jobs, none of this would ever have happened.

    So are they still working for Sony?

    #48 4 years ago
  49. ManuOtaku

    #42 Dont use my words out of contest and in half ways “It was not a choice, the cosumers were forced, they decide which one they prefer to loose”
    Again in a lose/lose situation the other part is not given you a real choice is forcing you, plain and simple. you have to pick which one affect you the less, like i said in all the history since the industrial revolution all the updates to electronics devices came with a benefit to the consumer, because of competition, all the manufactures try to catch the most consumers modificating and adding benefits, they are not dowgrading like this case, if this was done before, heck even now we are been calculating with abacus, but no , all upgrades mean a benefit to the consumer, thats why the ps3 is different from the ps2 and ps1. plain and simple, i was a victim, because sony didnt compesate me, i paid full price for the device and this application was part of it.

    sony is confusing expectation of free repair” with “expectation of continued function after the warrany expires, which also might lead to a deliberate destruction of functionality by the manufacturer,and becuase of that they are the ones tha broke the terms and agreements that came with the box, when i paid full price for all the applications, and i was not compesated by this, heck even the other s fuctions were took way before i opened the box and start to use the device, so i cannot take back such said device to have a refound. thats wrong even if is called a “choice”

    #49 4 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]

  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

    Sherif Said tackles Bloodborne’s links to Lovecraftian horror, explaining why you should face the madness and immerse yourself in its lore. Spoilers inside. No other game could commit to its themes so religiously without feeling the need to compromise its vision and veer towards accessibility. Bloodborne stands tall above any game that dares attach itself […]

  • WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this year

    WWE 2K15 will make its way to PC this spring. WWE announced that WWE 2K15 will make its debut on PC in the spring. The game will be based on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, both of which came out in November. MyCareer and 2K Showaces modes are included, as well as all […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new mod adds snow to GTA Online

    If you’re looking to get some snow in your GTA Online, someone figured out a way. Modder ECB2 created a mod that works with GTA Online on PC. The mod is called “Snow in GTA Online” and it does what it says on the tin. YouTube channel imperfectplayers captured a video showing it in action. […]

  • Deals with Gold: Call of Duty edition

    Xbox Live Deals with Gold for the week of April 20 are now live with mostly Call of Duty games. Various Call of Duty games are on sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360 through Xbox Live this week. Indie games Never Alone and We Are Doomed managed to sneak in as well. With the […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Mortal Kombat X and it brings an end to the aggravating sing in issue encountered by some users on PS4. Mortal Kombat X 1.03 patch has been released. The patch fixes bug CE-34878-0, which affected the PlayStation 4 version. The bug caused users to have to log in and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: new patch fixes Windows Media Player issue, getting stuck in the clouds

    GTA 5 has received a new patch on PC to fix issues caused by the lack of Windows Media Player and getting stuck between online matches. Patch 335.1 is now available to all owners of GTA 5 on PC. The strange issue that affected those who didn’t have Windows Media Player installed, has been fixed. […]