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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  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

    #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

    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


    #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.

    #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.


    #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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  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

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  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

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  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

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  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

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  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

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  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

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  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

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  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is a twin stick shooter MOBA for PC

    Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena has been announced as a twin stick shooter MOBA blend from Whitebox Interactive. Set for a 2016 release on PC, the game’s beta will be on show at PAX East next month. An Early Access release is slated for Q2 2015 and you can already purchase early access for a […]

  • More information, videos for cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun surface

    A trailer for the cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun title from Climax which was reportedly set for an E3 2012 reveal, has surfaced. Along with the above video is another which is described as a pre-boss battle cutscene. It’s below. According to a source of NeoGAF’s Mama Robotnik, the game was being developed under […]

  • Three additional games added to Square Enix Humble Bundle

    Kane & Lynch Collection, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Startopia have been added to the Square Enix Humble Bundle. All three are made available when paying the average price of $7.69. Those who have already purchased the bundle will automatically be granted the titles. All three are available for PC only. The […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 gets Fast & Furious with standalone expansion

    A Fast & Furious tie-in and standalone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 will arrive for Xbox consoles next month. Titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, the downloadable title does not require the base game to play. “We’ve been talking with the folks at Turn 10 for a number of years and have always […]

  • The Evil Within: The Assignment has a release date, new trailer

    The Evil Within: The Assignment will be released on March 10 in North America and March 11 in Europe, it was announced today. Along with an exact release date was a trailer detailing more information about the first set of DLC. The Assignment is the first of two DLCs centering on Detective Castellanos’ mysterious partner, […]

  • Steam and GOG cross-platform multiplayer added to AvP Classic 2000

    Steam and GOG have announced Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 owners will be able play multiplayer with each other across both platforms. With the recent online multiplayer update for for AVP Classic 2000, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley has made good on his promise from June to offer cross-platform play between the Steam and GOG platforms. […]

  • OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood arrives on PS4, Vita next week

    Roll7 has announced it will release OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood next week. The developer announced the dates on Twitter this morning alongside the launch trailer. You will be able to download the game for PlayStation 4 and Vita March 3 in North America and March 4 in Europe.

  • Week 7: Play GTA Online with VG247 tonight at 8pm UK time!

    Heists got a date! Come play GTA Online with us to celebrate. We’re playing GTA Online on PS4 tonight with whoever else fancies it. That means you. This week’s playlist is Happy for Heists, because we kind of are. The six jobs involved will last about 45 minutes. Anyone can turn up. Here’s how. We’ll […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight – first look into the story

    Batman: Arkham Knight has a new trailer available that gives us a peek into Scarecrow’s plan to unite all villains against Batman. The trailer below has a different tone to the ones showing Arkham Knight. Instead, we get a look at Scarecrow’s team of super-villains including new footage of Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. There […]

  • Vita knocks New 3DS LL out of top slot on Media Create charts

    Thanks to four new titles, one of which was God Eater 2: Rage Burst, PlayStation Vita has knocked New 3DS LL out of the top slot on the Media Create charts in Japan. The handheld, which came in thrid place last week, moved 35,203 units for the February 16-22 period, compared to 10,901 units the […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes coming west in 2015, PS4 only

    Dragon Quest Heroes will be making its way to west this year. Square Enix has announced that it’s bringing Dragon Quest Heroes to the west this year. The press release mentioned only PAL territories (Europe & Australia). Though it’s unlikely it will miss the US. The game will release on PlayStation 4, both digitally and […]

  • Destiny: how to make sure Crota stays down for longer

    If you’re familiar with the final encounter of the Crota’s End raid, then you know every second Crota is immobilised counts. Arekkz Gaming has a handy tip for anyone who’s played Crota’s End or anyone attempting it. The trick is simple to execute and will ensure Crota stays on his knees for longer, making for […]

  • NBA Live 15 added to EA Access just four months after release

    EA has added NBA Live 15 to the list of games available instantly to anyone with an EA Access subscription. NBA Live 15 has been added to EA Access’ Vault, EA has announced. As of today, anyone with an EA Access subscription on Xbox One can play it alongside other available games. NBA Live 15 […]

  • Deal: get Advanced Warfare Limited Edition Xbox One bundle + extra game for £299

    UK retailer GAME is offering a good deal on the Advanced Warfare Limited Edition 1TB Xbox One bundle and is throwing in an extra game. The retailer has reduced the price of the bundle to £299, which is the usual price for the standalone console. The bundle is of course Advanced Warfare-themed. The console and […]