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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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    Bungie today released its Destiny teaser for tomorrow’s livestream, which focuses on Prison of Elders. Below is a breakdown of the teaser and what to expect tomorrow. Arekkz Gaming gives you the lowdown above. You can watch the full stream tomorrow here on the site. House of Wolves is out on May 19.

  • The 3D Realms Anthology is now available on Steam for PC and Mac

    The 3D Realms Anthology, announced back in October, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac for a limited-time price of $29.99. After the introductory period has ended, it will run you $39.99. The collection contains 32 games, which if purchased individually would you run more than $120. Here’s the list in case you […]

  • A Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball later this month

    Valve and Zen Studios have announced a Portal-themed pinball table is coming to Zen Pinball. The table will be made available on all pinball platforms, including Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2, from May 25. Called the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, it contains the characters Chell, Wheatley and of course GLaDOS. Portal Pinball […]

  • Star Wars characters coming with release of Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits

    Star Wars characters are coming to Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits. Disney says it will contain “many favorite characters and include more gameplay content and variety than ever before.” There will be three Star Wars Play sets: Twilight of the Republic set in the Episodes 1-3 timeline, Rise Against the Empire set during the […]

  • Hearthstone has been played by 30 million people

    Blizzard’s strategy game Hearthstone has 30 million players, the developer announced on Twitter. The figure doesn’t breakdown players numbers by platform, but Activision will release its recent financial report tomorrow, so maybe more information will be forthcoming. Hearthstone was releases on PC March 14, 2014 followed by Mac, phones, and tablets. Blackrock Mountain, the latest […]

  • Tomorrow’s Destiny livestream focuses on Prison of Elders – here’s a teaser

    Another Destiny: House of Wolves livestream takes place tomorrow, and it will focus on Prison of the Elders. The Prison of Elders is a prison facility in The Reef which is watched over by Variks and is part of the new Arena game mode which is limited to three players. The livestream will be hosted […]

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced for current and last-gen

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced by Activision, which isn’t shocking in the slightest. Correction: My stupid brain has EA on it due to the financials release later today. The game is being published by Activision. Not EA and I previously stated. I apologize, and have reprimanded myself in a most sever manner. […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition is sold out in the UK

    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

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

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

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

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

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

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

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

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

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