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PSN down for six days, Sony warns of “time intensive” fix

Monday, 25 April 2011 16:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Sony has finally updated the public on the ongoing PSN outage, as the service has now been offline for six days.

Spoiler: it’s bad news.

Said SCEA comms boss Patrick Seybold, speaking on the PS Blog:

“I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online. Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time.

“As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience.”

PSN was taken offline last Wednesday thanks to an “external intrusion” and has been down ever since.

Kotaku has reported that Sony has “not yet determined” if credit card information was taken in the attack.

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125 Comments

  1. Mr Tom

    I wish they would hurry up, I’m waiting to redeem my PC Portal 2 code!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Hunam

    We know you all want to play Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat but vague excuse, vague excuse, vague excuse. I hope that clears it all up.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Gama_888

    These hackers suck

    #3 4 years ago
  4. BraveArse

    I think we can safely say that the the word “quickly” doesn’t mesh much with 5 days offline and more to come. Fair enough, do it right and all that, but don’t tell us it’s getting done quickly. Personally, while I bought fucking Portal 2 AND Socom 4 on launch day, unaware of all this crap, I’m much more miffed that absolutely jack all word has come out about whether there is any risk to our bank accounts.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @2

    They already told us they are rebuilding the network what else can they say other than they have no ETA. I would rather the system be down for a period time to protect my info than Sony half assing it and leaving the new system just as vulnerable as the previous one.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. lexph3re

    @2 because we all know mk9 and portal 2 are the only reasons to own a ps3.>.> as long as whattheir doing doesn’t crash my ps3 when its done I don’t care how long it takes. But, ill be playing mass effect 2 until then gonna go for plat

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    The timing really couldn’t be worse, could it?

    Good thing I bought Mortal Kombat on the 360.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. urbz2011

    so it’ll pretty much be dwn 4 a week or 2 maybe 3…..itz kool take your time im enjoying the time i miss on my xbox360 :).

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Christopher Jack

    Well this is an inconvenience… Then again, I’d rather have a little inconvenience, like being unable to play online games than a big inconvenience like having my credit card details stolen or having my console infected with viruses.
    I truly despise these hackers that create malicious software that attack & destroy so many systems & programs, what the fuck is the point?-For the lulz?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    tbh if the PSN was hackable you should take some consolation out of the fact that Sony are taking the time to work on the security rather than slapping on a quick fix.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    @7: How is missing out on Kratos a good thing?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Syrok

    @7: Could have been around Christmas. Or the release of CoD 27.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. LRB1983

    I hope Sony compensate us, PS+ users, for this “time intensive” fix.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Cee

    I’m not out for compensation.
    An extension of the PS+ expiry date with the exact downtime of PSN is all I require.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    @4 Yeah the lack of info over whether our bank info is secure has fucked off a few folk.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Christopher Jack

    @14, That is compensation.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @11 Because I… don’t care about Kratos in the slightest?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Cee

    16:
    No it’s not… it’s reimbursement
    It’s the right thing to do

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    FANTASTIC SONY! GOOD JOB!

    Sony had some freakin good deals this year: Portal 2 Steam and MK Kratos and look at this.

    this is a huge failure all over the place.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Christopher Jack

    @18, They’re synonyms!

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    @18

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/reimbursement

    To pay back or compensate (another party) for money spent or losses incurred.

    @19

    Once its back on you can still play Portal 2 on Steam and you can play Kratos on MK. You lose nothing. Quit being a drama queen.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Hunam

    I would buy MK9 for the 360 except the fighting games is the one thing I can do on the DS3 that I can’t do on the 360 pad. I was thinking about maybe getting one of those twist ones with the raised middle bit, but having the pad where it is on the 360 makes it that little bit more unusable. So it’s PS3 on this one for the fact the dpad is on the left.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Christopher Jack

    @21, He can’t quit his bitching, it’s something that graphics whores like himself excel at.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Cee

    Jesus, I know, just playing with you.
    Why is every fucker out for brownie points in the quadrangle known as the internet.

    I’ll be in my quinquagenarian or quite possibly my septuagenarian years and it’ll be the same.
    I spose nohing will change, only time will tell…hope is fading

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    @23, what Sony outage have to do with “graphics whoring”? Problem? Need a medical treatment?

    @21, “Once its back on you can still play Portal 2 on Steam and you can play Kratos on MK. You lose nothing. Quit being a drama queen.”

    That won’t hurt current owners of these titles, except for newconsumers who will choose to buy something different.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Christopher Jack

    @25, I never said it was the reason why you were complaining, I was implying that graphics whores love to bitch, I just called you one because you are a notorious bitch on this site & most of your bitching involves graphics.

    @24, You idea of a practical joke is laughably unfunny.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve updated it with a link to a Kotaku story. Sony’s saying it doesn’t know if credit card information was leaked last week.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @25

    I am a current owner of these titles and its not hurting its called SPlit screen thats why its on the console. I can still browse the net and play bluray, netflix and other formats nothing is broken except for MP over the internet.Even the game still patch them self, I know this because when I rented MK yesterday a patch came on. If I can get by without MP anyone can.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Telepathic.Geometry

    It’s really weird playing Demon’s Souls right now. There are no red phantom gang-bangs going on, which is nice, but there’re also no messages, and I can’t get any buddies in to help me take down the final boss on NG+, who is not getting taken down by me solo, the cunt that he is…

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Cee

    @26
    Lighten the fuck up instead of disecting every word typed… instead of delivering your piss weak watered down gravy.

    You need to know the difference between a practical joke and someone pulling your chain.

    Anticipates the rebuttal of Pot Kettle Black
    So here

    What’s the difference between reimbursement and compensation?
    Reimbursement is used when the subject is paid back for travel expenses such as mileage, lodging, food while traveling. Compensation is “payment” for things such as time, discomfort, inconvenience.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Christopher Jack

    @30, Maybe you’re the one having their chain pulled, after all, I did go out of my way to point out a flaw in your statement.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Cee

    k thx
    I really have better things to do….like tidy my sock drawer

    #32 4 years ago
  33. ManuOtaku

    I dont know why someone would think that sony would compesate the playstation + users for this issue, as they did not do compesate the users for the other s issue, i think they are not aware of this type of action.

    The bad part is that we the users/consumers paid for all of this issue, which started with the other s took away, then the Geo situation and finally with the involvenment of anonymous and other angry hackers; like in war, the ones that do pay the conscuences are not the ones involve in it.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Dimaco

    Hell, ok it’s nothing to play the drama queen for, but a whole week (almost) offline starts to bother…

    #34 4 years ago
  35. themadjock

    @17 I knew that was coming when 11 posted it….

    #35 4 years ago
  36. JeRicHoOL

    The only ones to blame are these hackers. Shit just started once the first jailbreak released. And it took a hell of a lot time to hack the PS3 (5 years?). Sony did a good job actually. Right now it’s a cat and mouse game between them and the hackers but at the end it will make future products (PS4 in this case) better because you learn from “mistakes” or hack attacks. They should take all the time they need to fix the current issues whether it’s a week or even 2. Maybe this gives some of the nerds (no pun intended) time to actually do other things (learning for school, going out with mates, family stuff, etc.). It’s hot these days anyways so yeah. :)

    #36 4 years ago
  37. YoungZer0

    @25: See this is why you need to work on your english, you can’t understand half of what we talk about here.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. lexph3re

    What the heck do you have to be compensated for with psn+? Its laughable how ignorant it sounds for people to ask for compensation on that service. Is the psn+ games you got for free not working? Oh it is? Then what else do they need to reimburse you for? Maybe the cloud based service? No? Oh I know, like xbl the psn+ users are paying for a better multiplayer server! Oh wait psn+ doesn’t affect you’re online play. Jeez, the list of things they have to give back is so long! >.>

    Stop being over dramatic people mk9 and portal still play. Your free psn+ games and discounts are still there. And your saved datas are still backed up. Its almost like people have to find parallel flaws in xbl to psn. Smh a lot of you must still be soar for paying to play online.

    Also, who didn’t see it coming for o’conner to get mk9 on xbox? Was that honestly asurprise to any of you?

    #38 4 years ago
  39. ManuOtaku

    #38 sorry but i disagree for PSN+ and xbox live you paid a monthly fee for the service, that means each day represent an amount of cost, therefore if one of those said services are shutdown for days they need to give these money back with incentives like low prices for particular games, free wallpapers, avatar or etc, that are been equal to the amount of days without service,because that translate to an specific amount of money, and i think for that it doesnt matter if it is XBOX LIVE or PSN+, the users/consumers have to be compensated, IMHO.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. lexph3re

    So the close to $150 worth of games I’ve accumulated in the last 3months that still work through these 5days down doesn’t count towards the offered service? That’s pretty idiotic to claim that I’m still not reciecving psn+ service while the. Games are still on my hdd and still functioning. Dude, I have a year and 3months of psn+ and in 3 months the service has paid for itself well over 3 times. And still accumolates as we speak.

    They don’t owe shit more then what they have already given. Within the first month they give you 50 bucks worth of games. Then a cloud based service, so unlike xbl no you and I have not lost anything that psn+ offers. They don’t nor will they need to compensate anyone during this 5 days of lost access to your friends list and the store.

    Psn+ is not apart of this equation

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Kerplunk

    Also, as is usual for #39, that sort of thing is covered in the terms and conditions of the service.

    Hey 39, TERMS AND CONDITIONS. You know those things? The things you read? The things you read AND THEN ACCEPT before you’re able to use the service?

    What’s that? You don’t care about what you agree to? You mean just like you didn’t care and ignore that absolutely crucial detail IN EVERY one of your arguments about PSN?

    Yeah. Well you were wrong then and you’re wrong again now.

    You can feel entitled to whatever you like. But that don’t make it so. And no amount of ignorant bleating on the internet by you changes that fact.

    Don’t worry, you’ll continue to ignore these crucial details and insist you’re owed for something that you’re not owed. I could tell you not to bother and save yourself the time, but READING STUFF isn’t exactly your strong point is it?

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Dralen

    I would have had no idea that there was a PSN outage if I didn’t read this website. I don’t play many online games on my PS3, the same goes for my 360.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Hunam

    This better be back up tomorrow when I get MK.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. lexph3re

    If you feel psn being down right now will hinder your enjoyment of mk9. Maybe instead of buying it now you should just wait until psn is back up. That way you don’t feel short changed. Although I would like psn up tonight I highly doubt. It will be up until wednesday

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Hunam

    I wont feel short changed, I don’t pay for anything on PSN, I’ll just piss and moan because I want to be fighting online. Plus I have a nice £35 gift voucher burning a hole in my pocket.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Dralen

    @Hunam
    The story mode should keep you occupied until PSN comes back up. Plus you can get a bit of practise in before you take on the world online :P.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. ManuOtaku

    #41 you can have all the eulas and tos of the world, those are made to protect the manufacturer against devious actions, and/or to modify what they do please, even if that affects the user, iam ok with that, but that doesnt mean is the right thing to do or i should be happy about it, and these is complete different for the other s issue, you are paying for a fully funtional service with an specific amount of money per day, sony is the provider of the service, and i paid sony in order to have this service running well on daily basis, i paid an amount of money every day, if for all of the sudden this service doesnt work as advertised and intended and for the money i do paid them,its the right thing to do for the manufacturer to keep his constumers happy, to compesate them or not charge them for the non active days, they can add you six more days in order for your renewal, thats the way services work on other basis and instances(electricity, water services, etc), why shouldnt be in this case as well, and this apply to XBOX LIVE too.

    P.S also i may add on the TOS and EULAS of the other s Issue it doenst said the choices and consecuences of the modification, it doesnt specifically say what they are going to took, or modify and what is the option you have losing one or another, therefore if it doenst exist on the paper i did sign i am not legally bound by it, sony can change the terms but not the software if they do change/or not the software they have to say it on the paper i sign it

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Hunam

    @46 True, forgot about the story mode despite that being what tipped me over the edge into buying it :P

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Kerplunk

    @47 Dont agree to stuff and then bitch about what you’re entitled to. That’s just idiotic. It demonstrates the mentality of a little kid that wants everything their own way and doesn’t believe that they should hold what they agree to.

    As usual: IF YOU DON’T AGREE THEN DON’T FUCKING PRESS “I AGREE”.

    Don’t act like a spoiled crybaby gamer brat afterwards because, frankly, nobody will give a flying fuck about your whining other than other spoiled crybaby gamer brats.

    On a side note: IF WHAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR HAS NOT BEEN AFFECTED then you HAVE NO FUCKING ARGUMENT. As is the point about PSN+. And PSN isn’t a paid service (and, further to that, the terms of the service that YOU AGREED TO already state it can be withdrawn at the service provider’s discretion).

    In other words: you have no point to make and you’re making it badly. You should stop talking because until you understand the BASICS of this you argument is fatally flawed with EVERY WORD YOU WRITE.

    Understand? No, of course you don’t. You’ll just ignore any information you don’t like the sound of and witter on inanely like a spoiled crybaby gamer brat.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Gekidami

    @47
    No. PS+ isnt a daily basis service, the fact that it doesnt offer benefits on a daily basis makes this pretty clear.

    Stop looking for stuff to moan about and trying to peg all of the worlds problems on Sony, with the same retarded logic you used to defend these hackers who have stripped millions of this service.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. ManuOtaku

    #49 “On a side note: IF WHAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR HAS NOT BEEN AFFECTED then you HAVE NO FUCKING ARGUMENT. As is the point about PSN+. And PSN isn’t a paid service (and, further to that, the terms of the service that YOU AGREED TO already state it can be withdrawn at the service provider’s discretion)”.
    Ok it said they can withdrawn but doesnt said that they are/ or not bound to compesate for that withdrawn, even if it is becuase on their part not mine, it doenst specify any of this, therefore if they want to treat the consumer the way they deserve they should compesate them. period.

    And I understand it well, but you seem to not understand what is nice consumer treatment on many levels, but ok dont fight for your rights or money because a company said you sign it on their terms, so lets toss your rights out of the equation, becuase it doenst matter, even if the manufacturer are the ones providing a product or service that are been pay with the consumer money in order to survive in the business and to make a profit to their benefit, ah and that argument is so strong that sony did make an agreement out of court, and they only were figthing were the case should be hearing california or new jersey, what a strong statement it is.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Stoopid_Snot

    @13
    hahahah thats hilarious
    ok lets do some maths… you pay £40 for one year of PSN+ and the PSN is out for 5 days, congrats Einstein! sony owns you 5,5p.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. ManuOtaku

    #50 if isnt a daily basis service, then what it is? well it have benefits compare to the free PSN hence the payment, free games,lower prices on games, betas etc.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Gekidami

    ^ Why ask what it is if you know? Its exactly that. Whats its not, is Sonys version of Live, which you seem to think it is.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. ManuOtaku

    #52 they can extend the expire date for five more days, or the amount of shutdown days this last, instead of money, just saying

    #55 4 years ago
  56. ManuOtaku

    #54 i understand is not the same as XBOX LIVE, but the thing is you paid for the VIP service in an specific period of time, therefore you paid for some benefits that last an specific amount of time, therefore when you pay it said it will last till a date, i think if you want take good care of your customers you can extend this expire date for the amount of days this shutdow last,

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Stoopid_Snot

    @55
    the PSN+ gives already lots and lots of stuff in a 100% discount, I don’t think any compensation is needed

    #57 4 years ago
  58. lexph3re

    Lol. Manu do you even know what psn+ offerrings are? Its a vip service not an operational service. Psn+ is not like xbl, xbl you are paying microsoft to use their services. Psn+ your paying sony to service you. Like here’s my money give me some pleasure.

    The service is still in affect. Here’s an example for you. I have odd world psone classic on my hdd that I got from psn+. The game is still free on my hdd and still fully functional. Have I lost my service? No.

    Now xbl you pay to access the gold membership. The gold member ship offers cross game chat and online multiplayer. The cross chat goes down and doesn’t work for a week. Now cross chat being a key feature that you have paid for the time it was not functioning is money lost. Therefore some sort of compensation is in order. Because have I lost any of my paid service?yes (although as kerplunk stated terms and agreements stops you from being able to complain)

    #58 4 years ago
  59. ManuOtaku

    #58 Like i said i understand is not XBOX live, but when i did paid for the VIP treatment i did it for an specific amount of time (1 year i believe), therefore those days that i cannot access to the offers to VIP members, are days that i cannot access the discounts and the benefits, therefore those days should be extended to the expire date in order to have the amount of days involve in the shutdown with the VIP disscounts and offerings, because in reality they worth some money, or you can have another offerings special disscounts etc.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. The_Red

    Way to chose a bad time for this downtime. I mean, just when both Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat come out and people want to play Portal’s co-op and MK’s king of the hill, bam… I say it’s a sabotage planned by Microsoft. They are planning on world domination!

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Kerplunk

    @59. Well sunshine, it rather depends on what you’ve AGREED TO. If the terms don’t entitle you for any compensation under the circumstances and YOU AGREED TO THE TERMS (you did read them in full before AGREEING TO THEM, right? Yeah, sure you did. Of course you did!) then you may not be entitled to anything.

    Stop blaming everyone else and start being accountable for yourself. READ STUFF and understand the position YOU put YOURSELF into. In most cases, people don’t owe you ANYTHING and whining ignorantly on the internet doesn’t change that. No matter how many details you choose to ignore and how many times you repeated the same flawed argument.

    You either don’t understand or, more likely, you prefer not to and just carry on like another spoiled crybaby gamer brat.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. ManuOtaku

    #61
    Again you didnt read what i did stated “it said they can withdrawn but doesnt said that they are/ or not bound to compesate for that withdrawn, even if it is becuase on their part not mine, it doenst specify any of this, therefore if they want to treat the consumer the way they deserve they should compesate them. period” Therefore i didnt sign for that i did not agree, if they can elaborate better the terms ok but as they have said it on paper is open for any interpretation, mine or yours, is discusable.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Kerplunk

    62, I read it. You’re still wrong. Because WHEN YOU *CHOOSE* TO AGREE to something, that means you ACCEPT. That’s it. They are not bound to anything other than what was in that agreement.

    Arguing about it AFTER YOU’VE ACCEPTED IT doesn’t change anything.

    READ what you agree to
    If you DON’T AGREE then don’t say that you do
    If you AGREE then don’t cry about what you agreed to later on

    Nobody owes you anything that wasn’t previously agreed to.

    And if you didn’t SIGN FOR IT then what the hell are you even arguing about?

    #63 4 years ago
  64. Ireland Michael

    @62 If you pressed the “Agree” button, you agreed to it. Simply as that.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. OrbitMonkey

    I’m with ManuOtaku on this one. You pay for psn for x amount of days, thats what you should get. Not knocking Sony, we’ll see what happens when psn is back up.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. mathare92

    Yup, though I’m least bothered whether people receive some sort of compensation from Sony, ManuOtaku does make a point, he does. At least on the issue of PSN+.

    #66 4 years ago
  67. M. K.

    I loled about the spoiler :D

    Now continue with your posts filled with nonsense/rage :P

    #67 4 years ago
  68. Hunam

    @64 However no matter what you agree to you still retain the statutory rights of the country you are based in, even if you agree to things against them in EULA’s. Though I don’t imagine many countries having laws saying companies have to compensate for this sort of thing with paid subscriptions.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. Noodlemanny

    Wow I just don’t care enough to read all of these posts. Normally I would enjoy laughing at all the people raging but alas it would take me all day (actually its night right now for me) to read them all.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. Lounds

    fail

    #70 4 years ago
  71. RoarrrUK

    Probably fake who knows:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/gx6o4/%3Cspan%3Eim_a_moderator_over_at_psxscen…%3C/span%3E/

    #71 4 years ago
  72. Monk

    http://vgn365.com/2011/04/25/psn-user-had-600-in-fraudulent-withdrawals-from-debit-card/

    but I think it`s fake, but who knows :P.

    #72 4 years ago
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    #73 4 years ago
  74. Phoenixblight

    @72

    Its fake the news about SOny not sure if CC# were taken just mentioned today and suddenly a Neogaf poster says I have had 600$ taken. My ass.

    #74 4 years ago
  75. G1GAHURTZ

    Wow. What a complete disaster for Sony.

    That’s 5 days of PSN related turnover down the drain…

    I wonder how this will effect their cloud plans.

    #75 4 years ago
  76. Phoenixblight

    @75

    Cloud service still works…

    #76 4 years ago
  77. Rosseu

    come on this is taking too long I wanna play mp :(

    #77 4 years ago
  78. mojo

    im still loling.
    its getting better every day :D

    #78 4 years ago
  79. ManuOtaku

    I dont know why my opinion seems to be taken as to knocking sony just for the sake of it,no iam not, i just stating my believe in what sony should do to treat their users the way they deserve it nothing more, if this happened to xboxlive, like it seems thats was the case in 2007 (seeing previous post),well they also should do that too, if they didnt well thats wrong on their part, because is almost the same case as with PSN+, again i encourage everyone to find any of my previous post knocking sony just for the sake of it in other issues or topics, only i sated my opinion in the other s issue and this particular case, which are critical to sony, yes they are, but i think there is none other critical opinions against sony in other issues or topics, because i do enjoy sonys console as much as i do enjoy microsoft and nintendo consoles,i only want good treatment for us the users.

    And lastly yes i agree but to only what it is said on the paper nothing more nothing less, if it is not specific like this case, then is open to discusion, sony can withdraw the service at any time, yes is true and i did agree with that, but i didnt agree on anything else that you can add postmortem to that, like they can took the users money for this withdraw of service without compensation, because it not says so plain and simple.

    #79 4 years ago
  80. Benjo1981

    Surely Sony should offer some kind of gesture/compensation, not for PSN+ subscribers, but for PSN users.

    PSN is free. Given this, it is a feature which is available to everyone, out of the box, who buys a PS3. The fact that this feature isn’t working amounts to everyone’s PS3′s not working as they should. They’re in effect, faulty.

    In the same sense, Xbox Live Gold is NOT an out-of-the-box feature of the Xbox 360; it is a service which you can ADD to the console. In no way does the operation of Xbox Live affect the feature-set of the Xbox 360 console.

    It is in this restricted sense that a claim of compensation against Sony can be made.

    #80 4 years ago
  81. FedUp

    DAYS, WEEKS, OR MONTHS SONY? Stop playing ignorant. Rumors are filling the voids you’ve left and the majority are starting to expect months, which is leading people to switch consoles. You’re making us expect the worst and by leaving us in the dark you are confirming it. I’ve already posted some of my games for sale and will soon be posting the remainder if you don’t grow a set and be honest and up-front with the public.

    As for the rumor about sony charging for PSN usage when all is said and done, that would be a real test of faith for it’s customers, most of which have little faith left. So a personal opinion is that charging for a network that was once hacked, rebuilt or not, would be near suicide for the company, considering that having a free network is the only leg sony has left to stand on to keep its head above xbox.

    MAN UP SONY, TELL US WHAT YOU EXPECT AT LEAST!

    #81 4 years ago
  82. Christopher Jack

    They are being annoyingly quite about all of this, not a fan of being kept in the dark, at least give us something, ANYTHING Sony =\

    #82 4 years ago
  83. Syrok

    Go here if you are desperate for more frequent updates:
    http://twitter.com/#!/rabidWalker

    #83 4 years ago
  84. FedUp

    Also, on the topic of Sonys obligation to provide the PSN, YES they should be obligated simply because every online game sold illustrates its online capability. If there is no PSN, this means that every game case advertising this would be a lie and I for one would have purchased the games under false conditions as I never play offline and would have nerver even purchased the system without the PSN.

    As far as compensating EVERY user in one way or another, that is where I take Sony’s side and think that it is nonrealistic (assuming that is what sony believes) HOWEVER, that little bit of compensation that everyone deserves should at least be givin in the form of ADEQUATE FEEDBACK AND EXPECTED DOWNTIME. DAYS,WEEKS,MONTHS?

    #84 4 years ago
  85. Benjo1981

    @FedUp

    Why is it unrealistic for Sony to compensate every user? MS did it with a free XBLA game when they had troubles in 2007. Why not Sony?

    #85 4 years ago
  86. Christopher Jack

    All of this is probably because of the lack of security the PS3 has, I believe that Sony was expecting it’s initial defense to hold up which is why they went overboard with the law suits with Geohotz exploit, now every hacker has relatively easy access to private information-like credit card details.
    Sony is most likely using this down time to fix the lack of security they left behind, which is something that Sony should have done before releasing the PS3 but as I said, they didn’t expect this breach.
    @85, Did they reimburse every user, or just Gold users?

    #86 4 years ago
  87. Benjo1981

    @86

    I think it was only Gold members.

    Sony may still be compelled to compensate (not reimburse) all users because the heart of PSN – multiplayer gaming – is free to every user upon the purchase of a PS3, whereas with XBLA it is not free; Silver users didn’t really miss out on anything.

    #87 4 years ago
  88. InfamousValdon

    As far as we get free online access I totally disagree. First of all, alot of online games require you to purchase an online access code to play the full online content like Battlefield 2 and Homefront while other games like DC universe require a monthly subscription, so PSN is not a free service, on top of that go to a store and compare prices on games with online play and games without and you’ll notice the games with online play are more expensive, the reason for that is when you purchase a game with online play you actually paying a percentage directly to the PSN. What Sony has done is actually create the illusion that your getting free online play, when in actuallity you have already paid for the supposed FREE online play with the purchase of the PS3 itself and the games with online play. Just thought I’d clear that up for you.

    #88 4 years ago
  89. Benjo1981

    @88

    Did you buy Battlefield 2 and Homefront second-hand? That’s the only time I know of that you have to buy an online access code. If you did, then that has nothing to do with the cost of PSN: it remains free, it’s just that you chose not to buy certain games first-hand.

    As to your claims about Sony charging more for online-enabled games: have you got any substantiated proof? Do Sony even SET the retail prices? They give an RRP but the retailer decides whether to abide by it or not.

    So it appears as though you have not ‘cleared that up for me’.

    #89 4 years ago
  90. InfamousValdon

    Put it this way of the 75 000 000 registered PSN users each one of us paid $350 plus for our PS3s do the math it’s $26 250 000 000, thats not including purchased games. I personnelly think for 26 and a quarter billion dollars Sony owes us some explanation, not just blaming hackers its the total lack of responsibility which eats at me the most. With that kind of revenue we should be on one of the most secure networks available. As far as I’m concerned this is nothing more then Sony passing the buck. To myself and I assume the rest of you the major concern is or very well should be why the network went down not when it going to be back up. Thats just Sony again refusing to explain the circumstances. Don’t get me wrong I’m totally loyal to the PS3, never owned or would buy an Xbox or WII. To me Sony is loosing face with the consumer rather then take any responsibility. It sickens me that us as PS3 loyalist are being kept in the dark when its us the consumer who has made Sony the corporate power house they are today.

    #90 4 years ago
  91. Benjo1981

    @90

    So I’ll take it that you have no substantiating evidence to back up your claim regarding Sony charging more for online-enabled games. Or for having to buy an online access code.

    Furthermore, there are not 75 million PS3′s out there: Sony recently announced the shipment of 50 million PS3′s. There are 75 million PSN accounts, which are attached to PS3′s, PSP’s etc.

    You’re actually arguing for my point, made earlier: Sony ought to (whether this means simply an act of goodwill or a stronger claim) compensate PSN users in some way for the downtime because it’s a feature of the PS3/PSP.

    (N.B: You’re missing out on some great games on Xbox and Wii)

    #91 4 years ago
  92. Gekidami

    So hackers cause PSN to go offline, and as a result Sony should give everyone free stuff?

    Thats awesome, sound logic. I mean thats what governments do too; They instantly dish out cash to any organization threatening them in some way. Because what with the criminal honour code, they know that these groups will be happy with their money, and wont kidnap more people and ask for more money. Or in this case, try to re hack and bring down PSN so that Sony has to give out more freebies. Nah, these guys wouldnt try that, they’re too honest.

    #92 4 years ago
  93. InfamousValdon

    A percentage of all online accessible games pay hosting fee to the PSN and yes both games where purchased new at a discount because of personnal choice to purchase the access codes at a later date, pending the user wanting to play online, not everybody plays online. I’ve done the research, check online, also check the back of your PS3 box, regardless of all that free doesn’t mean pay for extra access. free means free (no cost) but PS3 costs more the the competition, there is nothing free in this world, Next time your at a retail store going to purchase a game investigate yourself, do you honestly believe the PSN would host a multitude of different game providers and competitors considering Sony create games themselves on the PSN for free? It’s pre arranged in contract before a new online accessible game is released. Kudos to Sony for actually being able to create such an illusion as free online gaming

    #93 4 years ago
  94. InfamousValdon

    Well with your claim that only 50 000 000 PS3 out there, not everybody paid only $350 for the machine alot of consumer actually paid 750 plus dollars pending when they purchased the machine I paid 850 for my first one, so I stand strong on my estimated revenue for the PS3 machine alone.

    #94 4 years ago
  95. Benjo1981

    @92

    Sony has a responsibility to do what’s necessary to maintain service, otherwise they’re open to claims of compensation. Even if they’re not open to such claims, they need to do a bit of PR: giving away a free game is one such way to do this.

    #95 4 years ago
  96. OrbitMonkey

    @Geki, whether you like It or not people will want something & will want it off Sony, because they provide the service. Doesn’t matter who, what or why the service was fucked. That my friend is human nature. If Sony give nothing…. well that’ll be bad customer service, something their already being accused of with their lack of communication over this whole mess.

    #96 4 years ago
  97. InfamousValdon

    In order for compensation Sony has to take some responsibility for the outage which they refuse to therefore don’t count on any compensation. Very unlikely they’ve guess lost out on millions, even if they gave us a 50 cent avatar for 75 000 000 registered user thats another loss of 37.5 million dollars. Not going to happen, businesses goal is to make money not give it away or loose money. Common Sense

    #97 4 years ago
  98. Benjo1981

    @94

    It’s not a claim, it’s a substantiated fact: http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6308755.html

    Why did you pay 850 for your PS3? 850 what? Dollars?

    #98 4 years ago
  99. InfamousValdon

    It’s when they first came out that was the cost, not to mention it was a better machine with way more accessibility, just another way Sony fucked the consumer with these new platform updates which restrict accessibility, can’t even watch megavideo anymore unless like myself you know the trick, which no hacking is involved just to clear that up.

    #99 4 years ago
  100. Gekidami

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/26/update-on-playstation-network-and-qriocity/

    #100 4 years ago
  101. MushroomStamp

    Dont forget http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/04/25/22402/

    Indefinite downage according to Wall Street Journal

    #101 4 years ago
  102. Gekidami

    ^ Their source for that apparently being themselves.
    Sometimes reading more then an articles title is a good idea.

    #102 4 years ago
  103. OrbitMonkey

    Cheers Gekidami, that should be the xmb when you fire up your ps3. Clue everyone in.

    #103 4 years ago
  104. InfamousValdon

    Now they’re saying our personal information and credit card info has been compromised, thanks for telling us a week later Sony, does anybody else smell a class action lawsuit? could they have not told us last Thursday, turned on the network for a few hours and let us remove our credit card info or call our credit card companies to issue a stop payment. Well played Sony, your ignorance could very well have cost your loyal consumers more then just a timely outage. Unbeleivable Good thing I use a pre-paid on your shaddy service.

    #104 4 years ago
  105. MushroomStamp

    Gek? huh? Indefinite just means they don’t know when it will be back up.

    Seems their spot on though.. especially with the new news of CC and personal info definetly compromised…..

    It’s just kinda nice to see something deflate Sony’s ego just for at least a hot second.

    #105 4 years ago
  106. Gekidami

    ^ Yeah, hackers robbing people is totally awesome isnt it. Because fuck people, its all about the “console wars”.

    #106 4 years ago
  107. InfamousValdon

    Amen, MushroomStamp, what does that mean anyways (MushroomStamp) your name? Lol

    #107 4 years ago
  108. MushroomStamp

    It’s the mark left on someones forehead when teabagging someone.. I’ll let you figure out the specifics of what makes it look like a mushroom.

    *Gek it’s not about console wars. it’s about Sony’s ego and the braggin of their network. They are just now discovering what MS learned on the original XBL. I would be more supportive if sony didn’t think they were the perfect answer to everything. the End all be all machine of the future and rock solid free network.. yeah.. we see where free and uncontrolled gets you.

    #108 4 years ago
  109. Gekidami

    ^ Source Sony claiming that about PSN.

    #109 4 years ago
  110. InfamousValdon

    I actually dont blame hackers, Im not one, but corporate hackers hack corporation that lie to there customers about accessibility and availability. In actuality I think they try to protect our rights by punishing the corporation for lying to the consumer, and infringing on laws, without these people the corporation could shit on us for no reason but to make more money without explanation. In no way do I agree with them but I think there a nessasary evil or good. Im sure most of you know ever since the Wikileaks scandle governments and corporations alike have tried to limit our internet experience, for the good of the global corporation itself. To me this seems like a giant smear campaign agaist the hacker to the PSN gaming community. When Sony goes against it’s word for instance PS3 Linyx compatibility its no big deal. But as soon as something goes wrong online they instantly accuse the evil hackers, what a scham.

    #110 4 years ago
  111. Gekidami

    ^
    Tinfoil hats at the ready. Say, could you ask the closes person to you to smack you across the face for still trying to defend people who have attempted to rob us? Theres a good chap.

    #111 4 years ago
  112. Mystic Sage

    @110 are you out of your mind to sympathize with these bluddy stupid hackers? Sony has just released information that they have stolen personal information from accounts and to watch out of identity theft. Does this sound like they are sticking it to the man? Sounds more like they are screwing over the playstation community to me

    #112 4 years ago
  113. Phoenixblight

    @110

    Please name a hacker group that has done anything to help the consumers, yeah I thought so. You have just been watching too many movies based on the underdog hacker destroying companies.

    #113 4 years ago
  114. InfamousValdon

    How do you know if thats what really happened. Because Sony said so? Well it seems pretty convenient to me that it was hackers when any hacking organization that are capable of doing this have denied it, considering they anyways take responsibility for such acts, your the kind of person that believe Muslims are responsible for the Trade Towers, and banks are there to protect your money and not to make money. Maybe you should remove your stupidity cap, and look at the world we live in not just your playstation fantasy world. By the way do you no anybody who was ripped off by these hackers that supposedly took down the PSN? Didn’t think so.

    #114 4 years ago
  115. InfamousValdon

    Im pretty sure anonymous was fighting for your freedom of information when nobody else could do a thing about it.

    #115 4 years ago
  116. InfamousValdon

    Listen I don’t agree with the methods these groups use, nor do I agree with stealing from anybody, I just don’t believe it’s hackers its way to convenient that a week passes by and really we dont know anymore about this issue then we did 6 days ago when they claimed hackers did this 20 minute after it happened to me it seems as though Sony is passing the buck to avoid any responsibility. I personally hate hacker/glitchers but we’ve been kept in the dark and fed the easiest answer to get Sony out of liability. That all Im saying with big money comes big corruption.

    #116 4 years ago
  117. Gekidami

    In the end, whether directly responsible or not, Anonymous were fighting for hackers ‘rights’ to steal our personal info using CFW. At best they’re tools, at worst they’re the villains. But in no way, by any stretch of the imagination are they the ‘good guys’.

    #117 4 years ago
  118. Phoenixblight

    @115

    Anonymous is not a group of hackers that get together on the weekend for a BBQ they are just a bunch of people who claim to be part of a group any idiot can make a youtube video and say they are part of anonymous thats why their such a great…… OK I can’t do it with a serious face. They have done nothing for anyone except their awesome ability with DDOS attacks which any idiot can do.

    So Sony just decided to point the blame at hackers and decided to shut down the PSN for 6 days or even longer because why to make money to gain an awesome rep?

    Alright we all know who is wearing their tin foil hat on too tight. Anonymous couldn’t do anything nor would they ever be able too. OoooH they shut down sites for a whole hour I is so scared. Again I am waiting for a list of hackers that have done anything to help the consumers. They are compromising our info to protect us? Riiiight I will murder your family to show you the dangers of society, that makes perfect sense.

    #118 4 years ago
  119. InfamousValdon

    So basically what your all saying is if Sony told you Harry Potter was responsible for the outage you’d believe it.

    #119 4 years ago
  120. KL

    @117 On the other hand Sony should have brought the whole network down to re build it and secure it the best they could (as they’re doing now) to prevent all this the day the first DDOS attacks occurred officially by Anonymous.

    #120 4 years ago
  121. InfamousValdon

    Why hasn’t any hacker community taking responsibility, for this, considering they take responsibility for all there so called achievement? Since your all so smart this question should be nothing for you’se to answer.

    #121 4 years ago
  122. InfamousValdon

    By the way where anonymous fighting for your personal info or for info we all have a right to know?

    #122 4 years ago
  123. InfamousValdon

    Nobody? Nothing really?

    #123 4 years ago
  124. Gekidami

    Hackers that rob innocent people dont tend to boast about it.

    Anonymous were fighting for the rights of the people who ultimately used those ‘rights’ to steal personal info. They fail, not matter how you look at it.

    #124 4 years ago
  125. InfamousValdon

    Earlier today Sony released new info that the PSN is down do to the fact some hackers where to able to receive free games in the PS Store do to (Insert) “In a post on Reddit, the source pointed out that a custom firmware named Rebug is now available online, allowing users to gain access to Sony’s trusted developer network via a normal retail machine rather than a development – or ‘debug’ – system. The post speculates that some Rebug users may have worked out how to employ fake credit card details to download games and other content from PSN for free.” Hours later they dropped a bomb on us stating our the PSN customers personal and credit card info had been compromised. This seems very suspicious me, that both these info updates where released hours apart, so what is it Sony compromised info or free access in the PS Store? Your cloud of deception are making the consumer fear the worst. Whats with the shroud of secrecy, and deception? read the articles yourself @ http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2011/apr/26/games-playstation?commentpage=las pmhttp://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/26/update-on-playstation-network-and-qriocity/ you be the judge

    #125 4 years ago

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    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]