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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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  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

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

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

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

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

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

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

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

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

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

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

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

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

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

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

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

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

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

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

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

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

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

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

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

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

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

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

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