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Anonymous denies lifting credit card details from PSN

Thursday, 5 May 2011 09:47 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Anonymous has said that it isn’t responsible for stealing credit card information in the wake of PSN going down two weeks ago.

In a released statement (via VentureBeat), the hacker group said it was not involved in the potential hacking of CC details from PSN.

Sony told US congress yesterday that it had found an Anonymous file on PSN before taking the network down, saying the group’s trademark slogan “We are legion.”

“If a legitimate and honest investigation into credit card theft is conducted, Anonymous will not be found liable,” it said.

“While we are a distributed and decentralized group. Our ‘leadership’ does not condone credit card theft. We are concerned with the erosion of privacy and fair use, the spread of corporate feudalism, the abuse of power and the justifications of executives and leaders who believe themselves immune personally and financially for the actions the undertake in the name of corporations and public office.”

PSN has now been down for two weeks. Sony said at a Tokyo press conference on Sunday that it would partially restore the service this week, but has so far not done so.

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32 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Not so cocky now, eh? :-D

    What a shower of morons.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. kingofscotland

    The key thing here being ‘our ‘leadership’ does not condone credit card theft’

    But as they are completley lawless they really have no idea if it was some of their members who acted out against their ‘leadership’

    Of course it was annon – maybe not all but was definately a group of them – and they know it.

    The wolfs are sniffing and there is nowhere to hide.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Kerplunk

    “Our ‘leadership’ does not condone credit card theft”

    Yup. And GeoHot doesn’t condone piracy. Hackers don’t condone these things, they just enable it.

    And, Anonymous, you can’t claim to be everywhere in one breath and then say you weren’t there in the next. One of those statements (if not both) are bullshit.

    “Expect us”

    The only thing to expect is posturing bullshit from self-entitled cowards.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Where’s the silly video with a whiney robot voice saying “it wasn’t us, we were at home asleep honest ask our mums, someone set us up the bomb”?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    Ahhh diddums x

    http://www.digital-photo-frames.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/fr_i_was_framed_00.jpg

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Kerplunk

    “If a legitimate and honest investigation..”

    I don’t think hackers have the right to request honesty and legitimacy in anything. They’re not exactly good at displaying either of those qualities themselves so it’s painfully ironic that they should expect their actions to be reviewed in such light.

    Also all this “Sony accused Anonymous” talk. I think that’s jumping the gun a little. Sony have stated the details of a file they claim to have found on their system.

    Stating what you’ve found and making a direct accusation are quite different things.

    Yes, it’s possible Anonymous have been set up by someone outside their group. Maybe Sony. Maybe other hackers (though can you be a hacker and NOT be considered part of Anonymous? Very grey area). But when you’re allied with a group of people you can’t control and in a culture famous for illegitimately spreading information and conjecture you really shouldn’t cry when those tactics start to work against you instead of working for you.

    The lady doth protest too much

    #6 4 years ago
  7. NeoSquall

    Short resume of Anon statement:

    “wah wah wah It wasn’t us… wah wah wah We’re the Good Guys here, we fight the Good Fight… wah wah wah Sony is Evil and they will try to make us the scapegoat.”

    You, Anonymous, openly threatened Sony.
    You attacked Sony once and retracted when it backfired.
    You attacked Sony twice because you don’t have ethic.
    You deny all this because you’re feeling the heat of the FBI and don’t want to have a gun sticked up your pooper.

    Please, continue to amuse us in your douchebaggery.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Freek

    “though can you be a hacker and NOT be considered part of Anonymous? Very grey area”

    It’s not a grey area. Hacking is just an activity. People who consider themselfs hackers aren’t part of any one orginization nor do they share any motives.

    PSN getting hacked, the PS3 getting jailbroken, Kinect getting modified etc etc. These are all different people doing things for different motives with different goals in mind. Some of them illegal, some legal.
    For example Johnny Lee, made famouse for his Wii hacks, now works for Microsoft on Kinect.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. OlderGamer

    And I don’t think Anon will go down as a whole group. I doubt there is even a chain of command. More likly, in my mind, is that if individuals within the group are found to be responsible, then those individuals will be the only ones held accountable.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. frostquake

    That is what happens when you operate as a HIVE. Everyone is going out and conquering their own flowers.

    Sorry Anon..the more you speak, the more I HATE YOU!!!!

    And Kerplunk is right…asking for a “If a legitimate and honest investigation..”

    Are you kidding me?? You don’t operate in those bounds AT ALL!! You can’t ask for that type of treatment when you don’t give it, at all!!!

    You are a F’ing Hypocrite Anon!! The more you talk the more Hate will go your way now.

    How about you Anon, Prove Legitimately and Honestly that you had nothing to do with it!! Prove that!! Just saying it doesn’t make it so!! Unicorns that shoot Cheeseburgers out of their assess! Wow I just said something, so it must be TRUE…Yeah right..go away ANON!!!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Kerplunk

    Dammnit. I want a cheeseburger now.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Whats funny is that they say they dont condone credit card theft. Well thats cool, but according to Sony, other then on the SOE servers, theres no proof credit card info was taken. So what about the rest of our details Anon?

    In fact, Anon arent saying they arent behind the attack, just that they didnt lift any CC details. Seriously, look how specific the statement is, it only mentions CC details.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    @12
    I thought that too. There is no explicit denial. You’d think “It wasn’t us” would have been number one on the list, but it’s all a bit carefully worded for my liking.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    Soon they will start threatening the FBI.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Probably because they’ve no idea whether it was them or not.

    Because you don’t have to ‘join’ and nobody knows who anybody else is, anyone can just act under the Anonymous banner and do whatever they like. The people who claim to steer it are basically sitting on a painted target for any nutter anywhere in the world who decides to do something and then claim they’re “part of anonymous”. The idiots.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Nozz

    Well even if they did or not the Hackers involved with the personal information were acting anonymously.

    Anon made it clear that they weren’t going to leave Sony alone until they were satisfied, so really releasing a statement like this is kind of has no real meaning (to me at least) to be honest.

    Some say this was inevitable with Sony’s poor implementation of security on their servers but I still hold anonymous responsible for the extended downtime as they either A: have members(?) that went to far or B: paved the way for a sneak attack by another hacker/group while they were attacking Sony’s servers.

    It just all seems to convenient. Also Anonymous.txt -> “We are legion.” Hmmmmm.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. TheWulf

    @3

    You like putting words in the mouths of others, don’cha? They’re not claiming that they aren’t responsible, if you hadn’t noticed, but rather that there is a form of hierarchy there and that the higher-ups are NOT happy about this. Whomever was responsible for speaking as Anonymous in this case has pissed off a bunch of even better hackers.

    I don’t envy the position of whomever that was.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. TheWulf

    @15

    All true! Except that pretty much some of the most important people at the higher-end of the Anonymous hierarchy are incredible hackers themselves. So anyone speaking as Anonymous but against them is going to piss them off, as I pointed out, and that’s not a position I’d want to be in.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. frostquake

    Now everyone see’s the fatal flaw of Anon! This has done far more damage to them, then they could have ever imagined.

    There are So many ways Anon could have acted against Sony, without harming the customer.

    Yet, they ATTACKED the customer DIRECTLY!!!

    Who is contacting their Credit Card Companies Closing their Accounts? The Customers!

    Who is waiting to sign into their accounts to play games online?
    The Customers!

    Who is going to have to delete their information and change their passwords?
    The Customers!

    Ultimately, what does BIG business due when they have extended costs and have to pass on the costs?
    To The Customers!

    Who was this attack on?
    The Customers!

    This announcement by Anon…makes me extremely ANGRY.

    Hey Customers…I know we Water boarded you, Tortured you with Electric Wires, and poked your Eyes out, but PWEASE…PWEASE…Don’t do that to us…PWEASE…PWEASE..treat us fair and nice, and could we get a nice Soft pillow and a fleece blankey, and oh a warm glass of milk and a teddy bear as well!!! We know we made you walk on broken glass, but our feet hurt…can we just lay here for a while, and could you dim the lights!!

    OMG

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Kerplunk

    @17 No, I don’t put words into people’s mouths. But I do enjoy watching those early bold words crumble as the people start to back peddle.

    The hackers love to make bold, daring statements that lead anti-Corporate numbskulls to spew pro-Hacker bullshit here and there. Like they’re some digital Robin Hood or something. It’s all very romantic but when their stunts and tactics start to spectacularly backfire they cave in on themselves.

    Hackers, Anonymous included, have been spreading FUD and misinformation about their targets. Now it’s time to enjoy the same behaviour become their undoing and laugh at all the short-sighted supporters who think that threats and ultimatums made by people that are too cowardly to show their face or name have any merit in the real world.

    You could say that the only people hurting Anonymous are Anonymous. :)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. ecu

    I don’t know why Anon gets so much hate, I’m competely on their side here. They’ve said from day one that they do not wish to harm the consumers. They’re fighting for us and I thank them for it. Corporations have shown so much contempt for he average consumer, and I’m delighted that Anon are at least making an effort to make it clear to them that it’s not acceptable. It’s hamfisted but they’re fighting for us. They fucked up with the DDOS on PSN, and realised it, and admitted it, and stopped it! Fair play to them. I’m absolutely certain they had nothing to do with this latest attack. An English football hooligan abroad doesn’t represent every England fan, and as a decentralised organisation, not everything that occurs under the Anon name represents the beliefs and goals of Anon as a whole. I honestly find it utterly mindboggling that Sony can be so careless, so arrogant, and show such abuse and disrespect towards every single one of their paying customers, yet people STILL side with them against the group that is trying to help ensure we are treated fairly. Keep fighting the good fight, Anon.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Blerk

    Anonymous aren’t fighting for “us”, they’re just ridiculous egomaniacs on a self-promotion tour. Ultimately they’ve achieved nothing and changed nothing unless you count pissing off a tremendous number of ordinary users.

    People who think Anonymous are morons don’t automatically worship Sony, btw. It’s possible for them both to be ridiculous at the same time.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. StolenGlory

    Anon have done diddly-fuck for me.

    They are not fighting for me, or for my rights; they’re merely indulging in ridiculous amounts of their own self-righteous kool-aid.

    I don’t need ‘saving’ from Sony, or anyone else from that matter. I’m a grown ass man, if I don’t like something a company does, I will make a consumerist choice and simply not buy their products or services.

    The arrogance of these maturity-barren assclowns stupifies me, it really does – who are they to think that they have any sort of power over me as a consumer in so far as that I can’t ‘fight my own battles’ or ‘do what is right’.

    Screw em’, I really haven’t got any more time than I have already wasted in dignifying their nonsense with a response.

    Bloody oxygen thieves.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. ManuOtaku

    #20 with all due respect hackers are not the only ones that made bold statements in the past, sony did made quite a few too, like the UNHACKABLE advertisament for the PS3, that statement alone was not only bold but just a challenge to the hacker comunity IMO.

    And just to state my opinion in this matter, for me is two possibilities here, that this was done by a person or a group of persons from anon that didnt follow the anon orders to stop the attacks on sony, and were piss by the out of court agreement between sony and GEO, or it was a Cracker that under all the information available regarding the fight between sony-geo-anon, use this to make a diversion in order to made the perfect crime, which is made the crime while others take the blame.

    But if this ends being true and one of anon member or members are involve, i think as i fine example my situation with the company i work for, about 10 years now, when they gave instructions to all the workers like these: the employee should dress accordingly with the status on the company and should care for that image all the time even in his free time, you should not eat on the street hot dogs because that will give the company bad reputation, the employee should avoid going to low life places in order to not give the company a bad reputation and so forth, maybe some people will not believe this, but believe me this is truth they said this almost on weekly basis, therefore and the point iam trying to make i try to follow this orders on my time with the company, but outside the company i do what i want, is my time and the actions i do on my free time are my responsability not the company, so thats what i do also think about this situation with anon.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. KL

    @24 Where and when did Sony made an unhackable advertisement for ps3?Unless you mean tabloids as an “advertisement”
    As a consumer i always check what’s written on the box before i purchase something for the first time
    i payed the initial price for the very first 60Gb model ,On the box it doesn’t mention other OS as one of it’s features at all neither that is unhackable so technically i payed exactly what i decided to purchase and what was given to me

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Alakratt

    “Anonymous denies lifting cc details”

    Well, ufff, glad that was cleared!
    /s

    My friends, these guys are not retards, THAT TITLE GOES TO THE ONES WHO BELIEVE THEM!! (a lot in here)

    EDIT: Now that I think about it, if Anon are soooo pissed about someone else posing as them, then why don’t they find them and give them to authorities? I mean they are being, in a sense, “framed” for the hack. Along with this they are losing support, gaining bad rep and well, there’s a reason their IRC chat rooms have been deleted for weeks and they (after weeks) have kept silence. They know A LOT of people are after them, so why don’t they help get ones responsible if they are SO innocent?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Redh3lix

    @23 +1 Awesome post.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    At this point they really need to simply shut the fuck up and disapear forever…

    #28 4 years ago
  29. OrbitMonkey

    @TheWulf & ManOtaku. Neither of you own a ps3 exclusively, so stop telling ps3 owners who are genuinely pissed to calm down. TheWulf especially, everytime I read one of your condescending posts, my eyes roll so hard I fear they won’t come back down you patronizing little git -_-

    #29 4 years ago
  30. minxamo

    So if it wasn’t anonymous, then the hackers are still… anonymous.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    Love how they only say anything these days when there is proof and obvious they did something. You guys better pray you don’t get caught because you’re gonna get it up the ass like you’ve never have before.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. GMoney

    Of course ANONYMOUS is responsible for the data breach! Do they think anyone actually believes them? The breach just HAPPENS to be aided by the DDoS attack happening simultaneously? Come on, who do they expect to believe that? And of course they are going to leave a calling card. As if they haven’t done the very same thing when defacing a public website.
    They purport to be about FREE INFORMATION yet they all collectively hide behind ANON?? They don’t condone theft? They are kings of WAREZ! Sorry to break this to everyone but Jailbreaking PS3 was ONLY about circumventing copyrighted games.
    Enough said. They are garbage. The very dreg’s of techdom.

    #32 4 years ago

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    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

    With the release of Destiny: House of Wolves looming, players will soon be able to participate in the new 3v3 Team Deathmatch event in The Crucible, Trials of Osiris. Below is a video featuring an uncut, complete match from start to finish. In the video, Arekkz Gaming gives you a breakdown of the mode and […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out next week, and Bethesda has today released the PC specs for the standalone title. MachineGames has made some tweaks to the system requirements and have included both minimum and recommended specifications. Minimum OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

    Bungie will be showing off Destiny’s new 3v3 Team Deatmatch Trials of Osiris today, and you can watch the Twitch stream right here if you like. It kicks off at 11am PDT/2pm EDT and will feature community manager Deej and design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll. More will be revealed on House of Wolves […]

  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

    Microsoft has announced the free games Gold members will be able to pick up through Xbox Live. On Xbox One, Gold users can download CastleStorm: Definitive Edition for the month,and Pool Nation FX is being offered for an additional month. Starting May 1, Xbox 360 Gold members can download Mafia 2 through May 15, and […]