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Sony: PSN and Qriocity sites back up soon, exploit fixed

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 14:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony has announced that it has fixed the URL exploit which caused it to take the majority of its website services down earlier today.

According to the firm, the process of resetting of passwords caused the URL exploit, but it has since been fixed, and users who haven’t reset their passwords for PSN are still encouraged to do so on their PS3. However, if they want, customers can still use the website service once it is brought back up.

Earlier today, a report over on Eurogamer stated that Sony’s PSN password reset system contained an exploit which could potentially allow someone to change a customer’s PSN password using the accounts stored email and the user’s date of birth.

Due to the exploit, Sony made PSN sign-in unavailable on some of its websites, including: PlayStation.com, the PlayStation forums, PlayStation Blog, Qriocity.com, Music Unlimited via the web client, and all PlayStation game title websites.

“Unfortunately this also means that those who are still trying to change their password via Playstation.com or Qriocity.com will be unable to do so for the time being,” Sony said in an earlier statement on the EU forums. “This is due to essential maintenance and at present it is unclear how long this will take.

“In the meantime you will still be able to sign into PSN via your PlayStation 3 and PSP devices to connect to game services and view Trophy/Friends information. Clarification: this maintenance doesn’t affect PSN on consoles, only the website you click through to from the password change email.”

Nyleveia.com, which first found the exploit, suggested folks secure their accounts by creating a new email that would not be used anywhere else other than through PSN.

The site also suggested users switch their current PSN accounts over to a newly created email address.

“You risk having your account stolen, when this hack becomes more public, if you do not make sure that your PSN account’s email is one that cannot be affiliated with or otherwise traced to you,” said the site.

The site contracted Sony on the matter, and noted that the system “went down approximately 15 minutes,” after it received a respoce from SCEE.

According to a post over on NextGen, the exploit if used nefariously, would result in nothing more than a phishing scam, and because the user data was made vulnerable with the original hack, users will just be more susceptible to a phishing annoyance.

“These individuals could use the same information they stole from the PlayStation Network and do similar things with other services you may be subscribed to,” reads the site. “This is not at a weakness in the PlayStation Network’s security.”

NeoGAF noted that the pages were created in a certain manner for a reason, and that it is not technically an exploit.

Sony pulled the password reset website in the hopes of fixing the issue, which it seems to have done. The site should be back up soon, then.

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63 Comments

  1. jnms

    I’m not sure how anyone can trust Sony any more. This is getting beyond a joke.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Razor

    Oh, Sony.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    i give up with sony

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Yeah, because these hacker dicks doing all of this it totally Sonys fault, right?

    Let me guess, they’re still fighting for customers rights…

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    picard.jpg

    #5 4 years ago
  6. OlderGamer

    Are they kidding? Its a joke right?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. reask

    I was on the killzone site a while ago and was unable to log in.
    Not sure if both are connected but I got the same screen I was getting during the hacking incident.
    I hope not anyway.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gama_888

    Thats embaressing
    after re-launching their whole new system the get caught out by something as silly as this?

    POOR SHOW SONY

    #8 4 years ago
  9. LOLshock94

    @4 sony new the risks and they took those ricks and looks whats happened so yes this is sonys fault

    #9 4 years ago
  10. reask

    Just tried the PSN site.
    Same screen.
    Looks like downtime again. :(

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Yup, UK Playstation site is now reporting PSN as ‘offline’.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. LOLshock94

    @10 is psn been shutdown again i was hoping to play some killzone 3 today?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. EscoBlades

    Roh oh!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. reask

    @ lol
    I havnt tried the ps3 but it looks like it might be.
    Edit: PS3 is online I have just tried it there now.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    No, only the Playstation website log-ins are down. PSN is up.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    At least they seem to have handled it quickly this time, no?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. PenTaFH

    Oh great. Just two days ago I watched Kaz Hirai tell the world it all took so long because they wanted to be absolutely sure PSN was COMPLETELY SAFE. Now, two days later, this. Sony handled it good, but this is terrible. Both in publicity, and for the faith of customers.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    @16
    About as quickly as last time, i.e; As soon as they found out.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. jnms

    @16 – That comes with lots of practice! :D

    #19 4 years ago
  20. OrbitMonkey

    So the Hackers who will not stop hacking ANYTHING Sony score another hit & surprise surprise its reported as THE END OF SONY ;)

    Think i’ll sit back & enjoy the same old faces start frothing at the mouth :D

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    Well, it’s sony. Are you surprised?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. djhsecondnature

    Amazing how many people are blaming hackers.

    This was an exploit found by a white hat hacker, who informed Sony, who are fixing it. If that is the case of course.

    Blimey, you’d think someone came and punched your mum in the face with the way some people are reacting.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. NeoSquall

    @16 ARE YOU CRAZY?? FIFTEEN MINUTES IS WAY TOO MUCH!!!

    Do you know how many accounts could get hacked in the meantime?

    /sarcasm

    #23 4 years ago
  24. daytripper

    fuck sake!

    #24 4 years ago
  25. FabioPal

    http://xkcd.com/327/

    “Little Bobby tables” :D

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Alakratt

    “In the meantime you will still be able to sign into PSN via your PlayStation 3 and PSP devices to connect to game services ynd view Trophy/Friends information. Clarification: this maintenance doesn’t affect PSN on consoles, only the website you click through to from the password change email.”

    Come down guys! This is only the login for the websites and the people who (strangely) prefer to change their passwords thru the site. I like how some of you try to make it seem as if Sony shut down PSN again. Really, fanboys get a fucking life!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. DGOJG

    GOD FUCKING DAMN IT! I’ve been trying for a few days to change the password via the web since I’m still at Uni. Not happy Sony. This is the last straw. We’re done.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. fouzi fayaz

    SONNY is fucked

    #28 4 years ago
  29. ManuOtaku

    #26 those people dont choose to change their passwords that way, i think is because if a user never bought anything on the PSN before need to do it this way, sadly for them, but maybe iam a little bit misinform

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Freek

    Hey, lets fix our security issues by introducing brand new ones! That’s brilliant!

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Mike

    I had this up on Twitter aaages ago. I reckon EG stole the story from me! ;)

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Mike

    Yeah, EG also posted my NeoGaf thread corroboration follow up.

    I didn’t even get a mention :’(

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Bluebird

    Maybe they are taking it from the thread on the EG forums. ;)

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Mike

    Ah! Well, same rule applies. They should give a nod to the starter of the thread.

    Always give credit, innit.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. G1GAHURTZ

    Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!???

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Mike

    I’m sure these hacker dicks have tried to hack Live, Steam and Nintendo’s service but have all failed. Still, not Sony’s fault, right?

    Gross incompetence. No two ways about it.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Mike

    Fixed: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/05/18/update-on-psn-password-reset-process/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=psn_password_051811

    #37 4 years ago
  38. G1GAHURTZ

    MS and Valve are, first and foremost, major software companies. They need to think about security from the get go and they’ve been doing it for years.

    Sony, on the other hand, is first and foremost, a hardware company that has had to get to grips with making software to play catchup with it’s competitors.

    Sony clearly don’t seem to be helping themselves, but it’s a bit unfair to compare the software competency between the three of them.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. G1GAHURTZ

    And Nintendo’s online system is a big mess, anyway…

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Crab of Thunder

    @36 Hacking Nintendos network wouldn’t get you far lol. IMA STEAL YOUR FRIEND CODE!! :P

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Stephany Nunneley

    Post updated with Sony saying the URL exploit is fixed.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. NeoSquall

    @37 Ha!

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Mike

    @38: So they deserve leeway?! Are you joking?!

    They’re a huge multinational company that has the resources to fund and implement a first-class, fail-safe system. They didn’t. It’s their fault.

    I really don’t see how this can still be an issue for people. Hate the hackers, fine. But Sony blameless? Do me a favour.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. sg1974

    Mike how do you know those compnaies havent been hacked. As stringer says some comapnies don’t even tell their cusomers when its happened.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Mike

    So you think Valve would hide the fact that their customers’ private information had fallen into the hands of a third party?

    Come on.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Gekidami

    Live accounts get hacked all the time (along with Windows Live accounts) meaning the persons personal information gets exposed too, remember this?
    So i definitely wouldnt point to MS as being a ‘bastion’ of security…

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Freek

    Brute forcing one persons password isn’t exactly breaking into the servers and stealing the entire database. Xbox live as a service wasn’t compromised due to Major Nelson loosing control of his account.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Gekidami

    I never said it was. Point is Live is open to its users getting their personal data stolen, on a lesser scale but its still there. Pointing to MS and saying that its “completely” secure is false.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m not saying that they deserve leeway, but building a worldwide network the size of PSN from scratch, with little to no experience is no easy task.

    Sure, they should have the money to do these things correctly, but I for one am not really surprised that they’re having so many problems.

    PSN has been having continual problems for years now.

    Servers failing and making games practically unplayable (GT5 etc)… the constant delays for Home, etc…

    In a way, something like this current mess, bad as it is, shouldn’t really come as a huge surprise.

    I just mean that like early adopters can usually expect teething problems, gamers would be a bit harsh to expect PSN to be at the level of Steam and XBL in such a short space of time.

    It’s the same as expecting MS, a software company, to be able to produce quality hardware with no problems from day one, too.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Mike

    It’s ok, Gek. They’re both entirely comparable and Sony is just unfortunate and innocent of any negligence.

    Carry on.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. G1GAHURTZ

    @ Geki:

    Who said that XBL was “completely” secure??

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Freek

    And not getting phished or have your password brute forced is something that you have full control over by not falling for dumb e-mails or have your password be Admin1234.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Gekidami

    ^ Phishing isnt the only way to hack a Live account, though. I know because i’ve had one hacked before, luckily it wasnt the one connected to my Xbox Live account. You think Major Nelson got ‘Phished’?

    @G1GA
    Seems to be the general consensus, hackers have apparently “tried” and “failed”. Yet they dont seem to have any trouble getting to individual accounts, where a persons personal information is stored.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. G1GAHURTZ

    I think what people are basically saying, Geki, (and I agree) is that in realtive terms, and almost certainly in terms of percentage of hacked accounts, XBL is much, much safer.

    An individual having his account hacked is not the same as a hacker getting full privileges to an entire network.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Mike

    @GIGA: Sorry, don’t agree, You just have to employ the right people, and have a decent security strategy.

    Also, MS deserved everything they got from the RroD debacle.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. DaMan

    Let’s see some sources then, Gekidami. Or any evidence for that matter.

    Xbl accounts get phished or they ‘guess’ the password. there is also the social engineering .

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Mike

    From the previous page, obv.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. DaMan

    yeah, like I said. Nothing pointing to other methods.

    The comparisons are retarded. I suppose knowing that someone was hacked because they ‘ve had a password ’12345′ makes them feel better as well.

    #58 4 years ago
  59. Gekidami

    @ G1GA
    And i never said it was. Just that Live definitely isnt the ‘impenetrable fortress’ its being made out to be.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. OrbitMonkey

    Back & forth, round & round, same old same old *munches popcorn* carry on ;)

    #60 4 years ago
  61. TheWulf

    @22 & @36

    You’re expecting sense from the usual suspects? Really? Those who regularly concoct ridiculous conspiracy theories?

    (Here’s my favourite! – “The PSN was taken down by a splinter-cell of Anonymous who’re apparently taking orders from the ghost of Osama Bin Laden. Not just a bunch of fraudsters looking for an easy mark, provided by piss-poor security. Noap! It was Bin Laden leading a highly trained group of hackers into battle, so skilled that they act like fingers of the same hand!“)

    Yeah. Good luck with that. I’ve tried and failed to cut through the sensationalist vitriol that some of them are spouting but it’s just too much, and so dense that not even wolverine would be able to leave a scratch in it.

    Not everyone posting here is like that, of course, in fact it’s thankfully just a loud minority. As I said, just the usual suspects.

    @38

    I’m sorry, I know you mean well and all, but you’re wrong. Sony’s been doing software for years and years. They’re responsible for the SecuROM DRM. There are also a number of Sony software arms – Sony Online Entertainment for one, which have been developing games since the original Everquest.

    In fact, they should’ve been more prepared than Nintendo. They dropped the ball, simple as.

    @40

    Incorrect! They have a shop as well, and their Virtual Console sales turn a decent profit, as is my understanding. So there’d likely be a juicy amount of credit card details there, if they could be obtained.

    I’m kind of fed up that people are still making excuses about this.

    @44

    It’d be pretty easy to follow the evidence trail back to a source if a group of people suffered fraud, and then the company responsible would then be sued to hell and back. This is why every other company in the history of credit card information breaches has notified people immediately.

    All you need is a modicum of sense to figure out why this is the case. Right. Information is obtained but never used by anyone, it’s just sitting in a closet with nothing being done with it. People are going to try to sell that information off as quickly as possible.

    You’d be surprised how easy it is, then, to track it back to the source. It might not happen immediately, but it would happen eventually, and the company responsible would be dismantled for not telling people.

    So yeah, living in the real world, that’s not going to happen.

    @48

    What bollocks.

    You’re comparing someone losing their wallet with a bank being hacked and someone having their account cleared out.

    This is why I really hate apologists.

    Personal security DOES NOT equal corporate security. Duh?

    #61 4 years ago
  62. TheWulf

    @53

    So you’ve been stupid enough to install malware before and now you’re blaming the evil hackers and Microsoft for your own incompetence?

    Marvellous.

    Now I completely understand why you’re being a Sony apologist. Carry on.

    @60

    It’s better to participate in a discussion than to spam nonsense. You’re just wasting database space and CPU cyclces that could be better used elsewhere. :P

    #62 4 years ago
  63. OrbitMonkey

    @TheWulf, What Is this I smell? Ah you & your pretentious little mewling. Please tell me you don’t speak aloud when you type, as you’d be wasting air that could be used by someone more deserving ;)

    P.s. Spouting the same old same old, time & again waste’s just as much CPU as me I think. At least I can keep it brief dear boy. But. then i don’t jack off to how clever I am whilst typing x

    #63 4 years ago

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    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]

  • Here’s the changelog for Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 5

    Notes for upcoming Patch 5 for Dragon Age: Inquisition have been posted, noting improvements to gameplay and stability, and the new features outlined back in early February. Along with the new party storage system added to the Undercroft at Skyhold, players also have the ability to adjust the size of subtitles. Below you will find […]

  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

    Warner Bros. has announced free-to-play mobile titles spanning its DC Comics, Mortal Kombat and Game of Thrones properties. The following five new games under development are: Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios: The game blends fighting and card collection with cinematic gameplay and Fatalities. Play as both classic and fighters, and if you own the […]

  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

    Destiny’s end game can be a bit obtuse to those not used to MMO games. Fear not, we’ve got a few quick tips on how to crack it. Arekkz Gaming has a video for new players of Destiny or those who are looking to brush up on their knowledge of the game. Today’s theme is […]

  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    If you’re looking to buy a fell set of armour for your character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but keep falling short on Zenny, this video will show you an easy way to make lots of it. Arekkz Gaming has a very handy tip for all Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players: how to make Zenny […]

  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]