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PS3 update 4.45 makes system inoperable – Sony responds

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 03:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Shortly after the release of a new firmware update for PlayStation 3 a few hours ago, reports of bricked consoles turned up.

The firmware has since been pulled, and we’re awaiting more information on what action those affected should take. According to Gematsu the update allowed you to switch off trophy notifications via the System Settings menu.

UPDATE: Sony has now issued the following statement to Eurogamer on the matter:

“We are aware of reports that the recent PlayStation 3 system software update (version 4.45) has caused the XMB to not display on a small number of PS3 systems. We have temporarily taken 4.45 offline and are investigating the cause of the problem.

“We will announce when the system update is available for download as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience. We kindly ask PS3 users to wait for further details. We will announce when ready.”

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60 Comments

  1. Bam007

    Xbox already did it.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. POOP CRUSTY

    @1 Did they? Have had the console for 7 years and never knew that.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Bam007

    @2 well, I kinda lied. It has the option to disable notifications, not one in particular for achievements. :p

    Oh and also, the update is bricking consoles. Ha ha, kinda funny and in the face of the clowns running around and ripping on Microsoft. IN YO FACE! :p

    #3 2 years ago
  4. machy

    about time they did .. oh wait ps4 is here

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @3

    Don’t be stupid. THere have been plenty of times that Xbox patches have bricked consoles as well as MS releasing a system that they knew was going to break later on. Ps3 never had failure rates of RROD. SO in YOUR Face.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. bakagami

    http://kotaku.com/dont-update-your-ps3-today-514213464?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

    hope they fix this soon, I can’t log in to PSN till I perform the update

    #6 2 years ago
  7. SlayerGT

    @3 At least you can opt out of updating and still play offline..

    #7 2 years ago
  8. digitalAngst

    Does this update remove the Singstar icon?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. SlayerGT

    When you download a video it “prepares” then auto backgrounds the download, rather than ask. Nice.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Brenna Hillier

    Updated article when I got back from lunch and saw all the “bricked console” warnings. Woah.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. SlayerGT

    Mines good.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Bam007

    @7 you can do the same on the Xbox 360.

    You’re welcome.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Brenna Hillier

    Updated as the firmware has been pulled.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. pandulce1

    I updated my fat PS3 a while ago with no issues. Thank God.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. SlayerGT

    @14 My old BC60 has a 500gb in it. Ill wait to to update her. Just in case.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. SlayerGT

    @12 Hey thanks :)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. VHoskins

    I updated my slim & it crashed my hard drive, did a restore & was forced to format & still nothing. This is the second time an update has totally fried a hard drive. What’s worse is this hd is only a year old, past warranty. Now I’m going to have a terabyte paper weight. Called to get help & was told to do the restore & if it doesn’t work then I can call back tomorrow evening to see if they can help.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    Never mind guys!

    Sony is the people’s champ! They understand gamers…

    Maybe they will replace all those bricked PS3s for free.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Digital Bamboo

    Wow, I’m lucky I didn’t get this, as that’s an update I would have jumped all over. I hate trophy notifications.

    That would have been bad, very, very bad, as it would be a supreme pain in the ass for me to replace my PS3.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. NocturnalB

    @G1G

    Just don’t man… Why get wrapped up in such silly nonsense. It’s a console and a company, they all are, don’t bother with fanboys.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. zoopdeloop

    @18 obviously they will
    Microsoft replaced them 2 years ago (same issue)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Clupula

    No problems after the update for me.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Clupula

    Although it is sad to see the Microsoft fanboys wishing people’s consoles would get bricked. Outside of PS3Fanboy, I haven’t seen anyone hoping something like that happens to the Xbone.

    But then again, some people just don’t have any class, I guess.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. BraveLilCrumpet

    Sounds like it’s mostly a console with a 500GB or more HDD installed which are getting bricked.
    Although there are reports of consoles with a smaller HDD installed getting bricked but apparently these are smaller percentage.

    http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-Support/PS3-Firmware-4-45-FIX/m-p/40714849#U40714849

    According to the link they’ll be a fix out tomorrow but anyone with a bricked console will need to reinstall the firmware in Safe Mode.
    I guess you could download the latest (working) version firmware from the Sony support site if your console has been bricked although don’t hold me to that.

    I apologize for the bad grammar, I’ve been up most of the night, just going to get into bed now and try and sleep.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. G1GAHURTZ

    Although it is sad to see the Microsoft fanboys wishing people’s consoles would get bricked.

    Wow. That is shocking.

    Where did you see that? Somewhere on the gentrified streets of Brooklyn?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Ireland Michael

    Now I’m nervous to turn on my PS3.

    I have a hospital trip later, for a test that is going more than a tad painful, so I decided I was going to treat myself to The Last of Us after it was over and done with. It would bloody suck if it was bricked… =(

    #26 2 years ago
  27. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ The patch has been pulled, Michael. You should be fine to turn your PS3 on now.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Djoenz

    I havent turned on my ps3 the whole week because I just moved out. Thank goodness I did not turn it on and updated. . . I’ll wait for tomorrow then. Finally off from work. :D

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Clupula

    @25 – No, you bloody blind bollocks, in comment number three.

    “the update is bricking consoles. Ha ha, kinda funny and in the face of the clowns running around and ripping on Microsoft. IN YO FACE!”

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Samoan Spider

    @29 Schadenfreude :D. But you’re right in #23, it’s shocking that anyone would wish that on another gamer. That’s how fucking sad platform trolls have become.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. G1GAHURTZ

    @29:

    lol!

    Authentic British, there, eh?

    Anyway, I don’t think he was wishing for it to happen to anyone else. Just laughing at the ones it had already happened to.

    Which I admit, isn’t very nice…

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Clupula

    @31 – Lived in London for six months. Picked up a lot of slang, although when I discovered English girls liked American accents, my New York one got stronger as time went on. By the time I left the country, I pretty much sounded like Andrew Dice Clay, only I’d use words like “skint” and called cell phones “mobiles.” Some of it is still in my vocabulary. New Yorkers get very confused when you ask them if they’re “taking the piss.”

    Also, you should stop getting your information on Brooklyn from episodes of “Girls.” That’s one small section (Williamsburg) that’s filled with douchebags like that and it’s pretty hated by the rest of Brooklyn. I live in an actual neighborhood, where families have lived here for generations, about a twenty minute walk from me, there’s warehouses and factories. Very blue collar area.

    Watch some Robert DeNiro movies or even Requiem for a Dream to get a better idea of the type of place I live.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. KineticCalvaria

    Glad I wasn’t playing this morning. I’ll be very annoyed if I don’t get to finish The Last of Us!

    @32, so you’re Jenny from the block?!

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Erthazus

    Ahahahaha. LOL

    FIRMWARE UPDATE KILLS A SYSTEM. Console gaming at it’s best.
    you know, when you download firmware update for a PC (Windows 7 – automatic update) it never bricks my PC and I can also not download it and I can still use my discs or software.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. KineticCalvaria

    @34, I thought you owned a playstation 3?

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Samoan Spider

    @34 To be fair though, recently there was a string of laptops from Samsung, Toshiba, HP and so on getting bricked by firmware updates. Not the same I know and not affecting you, but then neither is this bricking of PS3s broadly affecting people, it seems quite specific.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Clupula

    @33 – Okay, now you’re just trying to upset me. lol.

    Jennifer Lopez is from the Bronx. Not Brooklyn. They’re the exact opposite ends of the train line. You get on the D train on Coney Island and ride it for two hours, you’ll get off in the Bronx.

    And from the Bronx, you can go to the state of Connecticut, to upstate New York (which is mostly farm land and run-down towns that resemble Silent Hill, believe it or not), Westchester county, which is a glorious mix of gated communities and slums. I’m sure you could probably get to New Jersey from there, too, but I don’t know why you’d want to.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. KineticCalvaria

    @37, it’s all the bloody same to me! Lol.

    I will eventually visit New York, then I may have an idea of where these places are. :)

    #38 2 years ago
  39. G1GAHURTZ

    @32:

    lol! This is one of my favourite films… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc6_XgtOQgI

    #39 2 years ago
  40. OmegaSlayer

    @34
    Windows OS updates say hello.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. KineticCalvaria

    @40, never had any problems with Windows updates.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. OwnedWhenStoned

    @40 Me neither. When they fail, they fail. But they don’t bring the system down, they just… fail.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Moonwalker1982

    And what are the people that got affected to do?

    #43 2 years ago
  44. MCTJim

    Glad they pulled the patch..nothing worse than bricking consoles.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. pandulce1

    @42 Just because it hasn’t happened to you doesn’t mean that it has never happened to anyone. Below is just on example of several incidences with the same results.

    http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-pulls-security-update-for-Windows-and-Windows-Server-1840815.html

    #45 2 years ago
  46. OlderGamer

    Best wishes Mike, hope things aren’t too bad for you on your trip today.

    Say what you want fellas, but watching Nintendo, MS, and Sony often make me wish Sega still made hardware.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Ireland Michael

    @46 My back is knackered… BUT MY PS3 IS OKAY.

    So that’s good then. =P

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Moonwalker1982

    Bricked means it’s over, right? Gone, bye bye, game over? So Sony’s gonna give these unfortunete people new PS3′s?

    #48 2 years ago
  49. DrDamn

    @48
    Seems like it’s more of a disc issue, so they could be fixable, probably not without sending them off or putting a new HDD in though.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. polygem

    ahhh ffs…i cannot log in with my account. it automatically updated tonight. this is bullshit.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. OlderGamer

    You need a WiiU Poly ;)

    #51 2 years ago
  52. fearmonkey

    So the question is, if the console is always online, will MS still allow users to update their consoles at their leisure, rather than requiring it.
    I would think so…But this is MS we are talking about. I havent had a bricked console thanks to an update before, ive been lucky, my 360 had a few few close calls.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. polygem

    @51: i *cough* agree

    #53 2 years ago
  54. manamana

    @46 I miss Sega too. But hey, no need to wax sentimental, just hop on the Daytooonaaaa train! :-D

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Ireland Michael

    @46 Try not to get too nostalgic there, OG.

    Heck, I remember a big problem at one time with the Dreamcast’s storage media and low quality, unreadable GD-ROMs being distributed back in the day.

    Given the ever increasing complexity of modern hardware, I dare say SEGA probably would have been one of the more likely companies to have buggy problems with their hardware, if they were still producing them today.

    @50 1) The bad patch was pulled
    2) This is only affecting some units
    3) You can’t just unplug your PS3?

    “Say what you want fellas, but watching Nintendo, MS, and Sony often make me wish Sega still made hardware.”

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Gekidami

    If the quality of Segas games these days are anything to go by, any hardware by them would most likely be equally as crappy.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Ireland Michael

    @56 Really? I thought most of their recent stuff has been phenomenal. The in-house stuff, anyway.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. polygem

    @55: my system installed the patch automatically last night (ps+ option)

    the console works well, no problems with the UI but i just cannot log into my psn account, cannot enter the store etc. i always get code 8002A548.

    maybe they´re still fixing stuff on the network right now. i tried to reach the telephone support: no chance to get someone on the phone.

    i´ll just give it up for now and try again tomorrow. actually planned to play some hitman tonight but don´t feel like getting mad over it today. i mean i actually even could play it…just not with my account.

    this could be the reason too:

    http://www.vg247.com/forum/topic.php?id=18034&page=1

    #58 2 years ago
  59. pandulce1

    Just saw this on another site posted by user Transient.

    “Well, here’s what I’ve tried:
    1.choosing System Update menu item from Safe Mode causes PS3 to lock up. Doesn’t even change screens, it just locks up.

    2.choosing Repair Database finishes within about 2 seconds and has no effect

    3.choosing Repair Filesystem reports that my drive is corrupt and needs to be reformatted (no thanks!!)

    4.swapping back in the original 160GB HDD prompts for System Update and then the system works afterwards.

    5.returned to 1TB HDD and get prompt to format (sigh)
    entered Safe Mode with 160GB HDD and hot swapped back to 1TB before starting System Update, results in “A serious error has occurred.
    Contact technical support for assistance. (8002F281)”

    Going to go back to the 160GB HDD for now and pray Sony releases a fix. I’ll imagine probably end up having to format it though, which I’m really not ready to do.”

    #59 2 years ago
  60. G1GAHURTZ

    I guess cloud saves aren’t such a bad idea in every scenario.

    #60 2 years ago

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    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • 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

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • 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

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  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

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  • 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

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

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  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

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

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  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

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  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

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  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

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  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

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  • 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

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

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

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  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

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  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

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  • 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 […]

  • That Metal Gear Rising 2 logo was for the second anniversary of the original

    Metal Gear Rising developer Platinum Games has confirmed, once and for all, that the “2″ logo we saw during Sony’s presentation at Taipei Game Show was definitely not for a sequel. Platinum posted this on Twitter earlier. デザイナーの趙&ニシイから、『MGR』2周年記念イラスト! ディレクターの齋藤( @PG_saito )が、開発スタッフブログでご紹介しています↓↓ http://t.co/IW1aOxAZQR #mgr pic.twitter.com/ZbNF3Jk1tF — PlatinumGames Inc. (@platinumgames) February 25, 2015 The illustrations were made by artist Yong-Hee […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 is formulaic and I’m okay with that

    There’s something comforting about the lack of ambition and plain old gameplay in Resident Evil Revelations 2, says Matt Martin. “It’s locked from the other side.” Of course it is. What did I expect? I’ve been here before. So many times. Not just in Resident Evil but a million other games. It’s so familiar as […]

  • Battlefield 4: double XP event live now through Sunday

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  • BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Rayman Legends free with March Games with Gold

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  • Telltale’s new IP will be a “super show”, bridges the gap between TV and game

    Telltale’s upcoming mysterious new IP will be produced in collaboration with Lionsgate and will be a hybrid game and TV show. Entertainment Weekly spoke to Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner to understand what’s a super show. “A “Super Show” episode combines one part of interactive playable content with one part of scripted television style content,” said […]

  • Next Mortal Kombat X stream to show Brutalities, new character

    Brutalities will be making a return in Mortal Kombat X and we’re getting a look at them very soon. The next Mortal Kombat X live-stream has been dated and we know it will show Brutalities for the first time. Developer NetherRealm Studios posted this on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/ZJYN1FNRZ9 — NetherRealm Studios (@NetherRealm) February 23, 2015 Notice […]

  • PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 does not support offline co-op [Update]

    Players who bought the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 have realised that the game doesn’t support offline co-op. Unlike the console versions, the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 can only be played in single player, with no offline co-op option. Capcom has not revealed this prior to launch. Instead, users on […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed, Sleeping Dogs, Thief, and more

    This week’s Deals with Gold is offering hefty discounts on some good titles. The list of discounted games for this week’s Deals with Gold promotion includes Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, Thief and others. The deals cover Xbox 360 and Xbox One and are only available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. […]

  • Snake looks very bloody in new MGS 5: The Phantom Pain shots

    Hideo Kojima has released a few screenshots from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain that show a very bloody Snake. Legendary Metal Gear designer Hideo Kojima has been posting a few cryptic images on Twitter for a while now and it seems things are not looking great for Snake and co. He posted the […]

  • Lethal Weapons: Battlefield Hardline and the buddy cop movie

    Battlefield Hardline brings Visceral’s flair for narrative to a franchise notorious for its lack of storytelling. Battlefield Hardline Written by Rob Auten and Tom Bissell. In addition to their individual credits, the pair have penned a number of games together, including Gears of War: Judgment and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Auten has also worked […]

  • Mother 4 gets first gameplay trailer

    Mother 4 is probably never going to happen, but this unofficial fan version looks pretty special. The Mother series is probably best known to western gamers as Earthbound, which is called Mother 2 in Japan. Neither of the other two games have been officially localised, and thanks to its (numerically!) limited impact in the west, […]