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Hackers: “This is the beginning of the end for Sony”

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 03:48 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A hacker group has threatened imminent and drastic action against Sony – when it finishes with PBS.

Lulzsec, the group claiming responsibility for yesterday’s Tupac-is-alive PBS hack as well as an attack on Sony BMG Japan last week, has dropped several dark hints that it’s plotting a major operation against Sony.

“We’re working on another Sony operation. We’ve condensed all our excited tweets into this one: this is the beginning of the end for Sony”, the group tweeted late last week.

“Our #Sonage (Sony + ownage) is going at maximum speed, there’s a lot to do”, it added later, clarifying early yesterday that it expected to begin the first phase of the attack within a day.

Missing its own deadline, the group admitted to becoming distracted by the PBS hack – during which it posted lists of passwords, usernames, and other administrative details apparently harvested from the US-based network.

“Sony happens when Sony happens – we’re celebrating our victory right now. The fun will never stop!” the most recent statement on the matter reads.

Lulzsec has not been implicated on the mid-April attack on the PlayStation Network, which continues to affect gamers.

Sony’s legal action against PlayStation 3 root key hacker GeoHot among other hackers has raised ire among the hacking and homebrew communities, following on from the company’s decision to scotch the PS3′s OtherOS feature.

Thanks, 1UP.

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44 Comments

  1. Dralen

    Wow! These guys are crazy.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    whoooooo we love you hackerz

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Talyis

    I really hope this is all bull, we all know you can’t stop hackers sadly! Dumb asses will still blame Sony for bad security when they need to realize if hackers try hard enough they can get through any system, heck the pentagon even get’s hacked and top secret info gets out! There just out to ruin gamers, I really wish I could hack good I’d help out Sony. Well hopefully there ready to catch the hackers this time.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. LOLshock94

    when was the last info hacked from the pentagon?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    @4, Quite the ignorant person aren’t you? Ever heard of a little old site called Wikileaks?

    Nothing good can possibly happen from these attacks, no one but fools support their cause, us legit consumers suffer the most from all of this bullshit.

    “Little guy interferes with a company>Company sues the little guy” This is completely normal & Sony is one of the smaller perpetrators of this. The one & only difference between this case & every other single one is the publicity GeoHot has received, now he’s got an entire army of anti-Sony zombies following his PERSONAL regime.

    Unfortunately, many of these ignorant zombies are also quite talented at hacking & such.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. KingCancer

    corporations have too much power. pride comes before a fall.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Talyis

    Why blame a corporate company for protecting there investment against a person like geohot, it’s sad people think he is in the right it just shows how low some people will go for fame! Sony is in the right.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I hope this is either a joke or an empty threat.

    I just want to play my PS3 online with the store like normal and be able to buy shit like before.

    Leave Sony alone and leave us alone hackers. Seriously.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Christopher Jack

    @6, Do you recommend that such power goes to small groups that dictate the goodwill of others? If anybody wants to blame anyone, blame the government, not the company. If enough people step up, they’ll be forced to listen but America’s political system is the only one designed to benefit the large corporations.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. ultramega

    What the fuck. PBS is a great network, run only by public support (as far as I know). The hell is wrong with these uneducated twats.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Dannybuoy

    Seriously, these idiots need to put their efforts into something more practical to the human race. They need to get over their childish grudges and do something else. Boring

    #11 4 years ago
  12. NightCrawler1970

    @4, was at Apr 21, 2009, see link http://www.switched.com/2009/04/21/300-billion-pentagon-project-hacked-data-compromised-again/

    #12 4 years ago
  13. e13

    Sony better suck it up and apologise to whomever if they want this to stop.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Christopher Jack

    @13, They didn’t do anything wrong to any of these hackers.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. PS3Dreamer

    I wish I had billions of dollars so i can hired HITMAN to track this guys down and kill them all for SONY, fuck them HACKERS.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Hybridpsycho

    Fuck them, really. Just quit it faggots.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. frostquake

    Well I guess I shouldn’t leave my Dodge Viper parked in my Drive-Way, because I am just Begging Someone to come onto my property and to Break into it and steal all my stuff.

    Oh and if I leave it in my Garage, I better Tint My Windows so nobody can come on my property and look into my Garage windows, because if I don’t tint my Garage Windows I am just asking someone to come onto my property and to break into my Garage and then Break into my Car!!

    Oh and I better not tell anyone at work that I have Dodge Viper and that it is a sweet ride and that it came loaded with everything, because then I am inviting someone to come to my house, come onto my property, break into my garage, and break into my car!

    Oh and then When someone steals all my stuff and then comes on TV flaunting all the stuff they stole from, then I should feel sorry for them because I really was asking for it, Oh, but Don’t worry, I won’t be able to apologize because you hide behind masks and fake names. Oh and then you say you stole all my Stuff to help Other Little People who can’t have a Dodge Viper, but then when the Camera’s are off, you just turn around into a Dark Alley and sell all my Stuff to someone in China..who are looking for “Launch Codes?”

    Dodge Viper=PS3 or insert whatever car you like!!

    Hackers SUCK!! You will forever be Judas in my Book!!!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. neon6

    As it stands, it’s still FBI/Homeland Security/Sony’s new security company versus a bunch of neckbeards. I want to see who spills blood first.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Blerk

    Give it a rest now, hackers. You’re getting rather dull.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. KingCancer

    @9 vs larger groups dictating to the individual based on profit and corruption? yes.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DSB

    Thing is, hackers aren’t achieving any sort of goal, beyond griefing their victims. It’s petty harassment, and in no way guerilla warfare.

    They are hardly a few brave souls arming themselves ready to die, they’re just a few antisocial outcasts sitting behind a computer screen having fun, trying to intimidate everybody like they have a serious bullying complex somewhere in their past, and the worst thing that’s ever going to happen to them is fines and incarceration.

    If you’re actually trying to enlighten or change the world, then I applaud that, but that’s a far cry from what hackers are doing.

    No one cares about yours or anyone elses feelings towards corporations or politicians. The equipment used by these hackers to cause mischief are made by corporations, their connections are a direct result of corporations. You accept them in your lives every day. If you want to put your money where your mouth is, sell your PC and start a sustainable farm and live in the woods, and stop enjoying their services. Until then you’re really just a pathetic hypocrite.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Christopher Jack

    @20, Blame America’s political system for that. At least the little guy has some power in other countries if they’re in the right but these guys think that they’re above the law, they attack those who disagree with their views rather than legally fight for their rights. The only difference between them & other terrorists groups, like al-Queda, is that at least they don’t get physical.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. ruckus

    Hackers aren’t terrorists, don’t be silly.
    ‘They’ seem to be trolling you pretty well though.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. mightyhokie

    ruckus,
    they are not terrorists in the sense that they are doing this against a non-military entity. Once they start messing with a nations national defense they are terrorists.

    there is only one way to stop this crap: use international laws and send them to prison for the rest of their life. Send a few of these pieces of shit to prison for, say, 40 years, and the rest will realize that maybe the ‘fun’ isn’t worth the risk.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. KingCancer

    @23 maybe they should be, of course, if the ante is raised so may the retaliation. lord knows we could use a “villain” with some vision.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. OrbitMonkey

    Lol, a few people here getting all happy cuz these hackers target evil old Sony :D Can’t wait to see the tears of rage when these hackers get bored & decide to target another platform in their little game of one-up-manship ;)

    #26 4 years ago
  27. NeoSquall

    Here’s my “dark hint” to the group:

    We don’t care about your “fun”, just fuck off.
    Fuck off, little hipsters, or I’ll cut your atrophied balls and put them in your disc trays.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Razor

    So, I guess this is the end.

    Goodbye Sony….and take your proprietary peripheral bullshit with you :)

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Christopher Jack

    Some people seem to not understand the meaning of terrorist, a terrorist doesn’t have to be a gun wielding, suicidal maniac, could be as simple as a schoolyard bully. A terrorist is somebody who bullies others to achieve their own goal(s).
    My point earlier is like comparing a 2ft wave to a tsunami, they’re both still waves nevertheless.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. ruckus

    Take your schoolyard bully and try to subject him to anti-terrorism legislation. Good luck with that.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. DSB

    People are going pretty far off the reservation here.

    Hacking someone has nothing to do with terrorism. Terrorism at least implies inflicting real terror upon someone, which no hacker is able to do to any corporation, because a corporation doesn’t have feelings, and its reactions are going to be of a functional nature, to maintain their business. PBS aren’t going to change their editorial line, and Sony aren’t going to change a thing, they’re simply going to work on fixing their networks, and call legal.

    It’s not going to define their actions in any way, like say, luring a western army onto your home turf, by murdering their civilians in an extremely public way.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Christopher Jack

    @30, There’s obviously different scales, wasn’t my wave metaphor good enough? No point about arguing about it’s definition here, politicians already have a hard enough problem doing so themselves.

    @31, That’s been my entire point about how pointless their attacks have been, they’re just frustrating Sony’s consumers in the attempt to scare Sony into following their demands, Sony won’t listen & we’ll continue to be annoyed.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. minxamo

    Why.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. DSB

    @32 You’re certainly right that most lawmakers have no clue, but it still doesn’t fit the bill.

    A terrorist organisation like Al Qaeda had extremely clear objectives for doing what they did – They’ve essentially managed to kill 3000 people, and subsequently managed to contribute to the deaths of 7000 of the troops who were deployed to their region of influence as a direct result. The Irish Republican Army tended to step up their bombing campaigns every time the British slowed down negotiations over Northern Ireland.

    What you have here is a purported statement of intent, but these hackers know that they achieve absolutely nothing, in the same way a vandal smashing a McDonalds isn’t under the illusion that it’ll bring the corporation to its knees. It’s selfindulgent mischief, not terrorism.

    Furthermore, there’s a huge difference between a tsunami and a wave in every way, from the way they form to the way they react. Size definitely does matter. And there’s nothing intimidating about bringing down PSN. It’s a seemingly quite vulnerable gaming network getting hit, not someones family being slaughtered with cameras rolling. It causes a lot of inconvenience to people, for 1,5 months, but that’s it. It doesn’t fit the description.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Christopher Jack

    @32, Just look back at some of the opsony crap, they had clear reasons for their motives but they were far from justifiable.

    “there’s a huge difference between a tsunami and a wave in every way” Bottom line, they’re both walls of water, obviously there’s a huge difference between how they form & such.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. DrDamn

    Kind of agree with DSB. I’d go with Cyberterrorist but not terrorist. Which has milder connotations to the flat term terrorist.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberterrorism

    #36 4 years ago
  37. DSB

    @35 Yeah, just like the anarchists say they’re going to bring about the revolution by throwing cobblestones at police.

    They aren’t capable of doing it, and they know it.

    These guys managed to exploit the fact that PSN was an easy target, but it still won’t mean a thing to Sony, beyond the temporary embaressment, and these guys know it. It’s just fun for them.

    Compared to your international terrorist, who lives and breathes his purpose until he’s killed or captured, that’s simply children at play.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Christopher Jack

    @36, My whole point has been the bottom line, some people just love going into details, like those who try to prove a difference between geek & nerd =\
    Darn nitpickers won’t leave well enough alone ;)

    #38 4 years ago
  39. DSB

    @38 Geek is an old term for circus freak, and nerd means someone who’s infinitely passionate about a particular subjectmatter.

    They’re identical to the ordinary language-user today, but they actually have completely different backgrounds.

    Research!

    #39 4 years ago
  40. TheWulf

    I pretty much said that it’s just a bunch of idiots behind attacks like these, generally script kiddies, or fraudsters in for a fun ride, or low-end black hat types.

    What’s going to be interesting to see is whether they actually succeed or not.

    Other than that, I predict a lot of chicken littles/lickens (whichever you prefer) running around screaming and panicking about how the sky is falling, ragnarok, cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria and all that.

    If Sony’s security is sufficient, they will endure.

    Let’s see what happens.

    Not every statement of a hack attempt actually turns into a hack success, which is what some seem to be fallaciously purporting here.

    Footnote: Seriously, some folks need to stop romanticising black hat hacking though. Really. That just screams ‘luddite’ to me, or ‘rebel without a clue,’ essentially. Someone who’s going off like a rogue bullet without any real idea why. Hacking is awesome, hackers tend to do a lot of neat stuff, but black hat hacking is mostly just a bunch of script kiddies seeing whom they can f*** up for their ‘lulz.’

    Like I mentioned once before, black hat hacking has been romanticised to the point where we even saw someone concoct a conspiracy theory about how the ghost of the recently dead Osama was conducting a Middle-Eastern cell of Anonymous super-elite cyber attackers, or somesuch. It’s just… ridiculous. It’s either someone looking for a quick buck or people looking to see whom they can screw up.

    These aren’t the most competent people in the world. Stop romanticising tem. If Sony’s security is sufficient, they’ll endure. If it isn’t then they won’t. End of story.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Mystic Sage

    @15 Amen to that lol

    #41 4 years ago
  42. osric90

    I would like to see these guys faces when they’re captured as GeoHot.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. dubya75

    But WHY? Why are they doing this? What is the motivation?
    This may not be terrorism in the traditional sense, but since they are terrorising millions of people I would say this classifies them as terrorists.
    These are clearly a bunch of sad individuals. I hope they get caught and rot in jail!

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Christopher Jack

    @39, You kind of proved my point :P

    @40, You seem to underestimate the potential of some of these ‘script kiddies’ that do it all for the lulz. As much as I hate them, I can’t deny that many of them are extremely talented but they’re also painfully ignorant.

    #44 4 years ago

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  • 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 […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]