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EA retracts statement regarding PS4 firmware update 1.50 causing game instability

Friday, 15 November 2013 20:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA has said the message posted on its EA Help website blaming PlayStation 4′s day-one firmware update causing game instability issues was “posted in error.”

Update:

Speaking with Game Informer, the EA spokesperson recommends layers visit Sony’s website for answers about connectivity and other issues.

Original story as follows:

PS4 firmware update 1.50 is to blame for game instability, according to a post on EA’s help page.

While it appears EA has pulled the page due to the link giving us an error and we can’t seem to get a cached version of the page, Kotaku pulled the entire statement you see below.

“Sony has released a firmware update for the PlayStation 4 that is required for many features on the console. However, this update also results in stability issues while playing games on the system. This affects all games on the PS4, including EA titles, causing crashing/freezing and non-responsive connections between the player’s console and their TV Screen.

“Unfortunately since it’s an issue with Sony’s firmware, it requires a new update to fix it. Sony is working to resolve the issue as quickly as they can. They will update their System Update page as new versions are made available, and we will keep this page updated as we find out more.”

Apparently some games are a bit buggy or unstable once the firmware has been downloaded and applied.

PS4 was released in North America today and hits store in Europe on November 29.

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121 Comments

  1. ultragamer

    What a disaster!!

    Boring launch (poor advertising), bland exclusive launch titles, hardware issues, initial PSN errors, and now a patch that screws it all into a nice beta package.

    “Instability awaits”

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Judicas

    hahahahah :D

    #2 1 year ago
  3. DGOJG

    Good job on your scaremongering EA.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. gomersoul

    Consider me butthurt

    #4 1 year ago
  5. pukem0n

    Business as usual at Sony ^^

    #5 1 year ago
  6. ultragamer

    They probably have the same slaves programming these patches.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Beersup

    Hahahahahaha!
    (Deep breath, wipe tears)
    Hahahahahaha!

    #7 1 year ago
  8. ultragamer

    “We expected our update to cause instability issues, but overall we are happy that people without internet are not suffering from these problems.”

    Expecting this statement from a sweat covered Sony droid any minute.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. OnionPowder

    I see the moderation around here still fucking blows.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. ultragamer

    @9 You must be cutting onions or sniffing oninion powder, because you are crying quite a bit.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Judicas

    @9 rofl what, nothing in this thread needs moderation yet, check your tears at the door.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. bradk825

    Hey remember a couple days ago when everyone blamed IW and Activision for COD frame-dropping on PS4?

    #12 1 year ago
  13. ultragamer

    I think Sony needs to moderate their slaves. This buggy patch is unacceptable from free labor!

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Erroneus

    I love how people (not just here) immediately take anything EA has to say seriously and jumps on the “LOLZ PS4 SUCKS BECAUSE 7 PEOPLE ARE HAVING PROBLEMS. SWAG MADDEN GAMERS FOR LIFE!!”

    … yeah because EA are really trustworthy, they never make mistakes or buggy games.

    Oh wait:
    “The message on EA’s Help site was posted in error,” an EA representative said in an e-mail to Kotaku.

    “The blog post has now been pulled.”

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Erthazus

    Xbox One fanboys are all over the place.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Junior

    @onion do not worry. Next week should be hilarious . not that I’m wishing this on Microsoft, but the system doesn’t work at all without a firmware update.

    there will be a lot of angry customers

    #16 1 year ago
  17. ultragamer

    @14 This patch was erroneus on Sony’s part. You can try to shovel it under the mattress but Sony is notorious for buggy updates.

    @16 Oh no! The PS3.5 and XB1 don’t support component or composite cables either! People gonna be angry when they can’t even hook it up to their brand new CRT TV.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. gomersoul

    I’m sure the Xbox will launch without a single issue, just like the 360…. Oh wait…..

    #18 1 year ago
  19. bradk825

    “The message on EA’s Help site was posted in error,”

    Meaning what? That it was incorrect or they realized they were fucking themselves by saying it? It made some strong claims that could be relationship-damaging.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. OnionPowder

    @11 Assuming I meant only this page. So far this website has degraded so far from where it was when I joined. I rarely come here anymore because the comments are just a fucking mess. Seems like it’ll continue that way.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Arcnail

    EA ‘pulled out’ of this, saying it was just a mistake and that post is now removed from their site.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. ultragamer

    @18 I’m sure the PS4 won’t suffer any massive network hacks, compromising out information….. Oh wait…..

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Erroneus

    #17

    “Sony is notorious for buggy updates.”

    Sure buddy, because Microsoft has never screwed up an update.

    #19 Meaning some retard at EA was trying to blame their buggy games at the PS4.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Erroneus

    #22 I’m sure people will not get their accounts hacked from old xbox one’s or via Fifa… Oh wait….

    #24 1 year ago
  25. bradk825

    @23 I realize everyone’s having a little fun at Sony’s expense right now, but no need to be unfair. Yes, XBL has had an issue or two here and there, but overall it was very reliable and hasn’t had many issues. PSN has been a pretty consistant nightmare and they really need to make this generation a reset and gain a reputation for reliability. We all remember how long it was down after the credit card debacle. I’ve been happy with XBL since launch, no problems for me.

    And “posted in error” =/= “incorrect.” You can’t claim to know whether the info was correct or not unless someone from EA admits it was “incorrect” as opposed to “we shouldn’t have said that.” That may still happen, I don’t know, but that doesn’t change the fact that SO FAR they have blamed Sony and not themselves.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. ultragamer

    @23 Some retard at EA? I’m sure it wasn’t Sony who pressured them to remove that statement.

    When update 1.60 rolls out in a couple of days, you will know why….

    #26 1 year ago
  27. bobnice

    Didnt sony also put out a patch that bricked some PS3′s……

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Erroneus

    #25 “a pretty consistant nightmare” Really? Because that’s not the PSN i remember, since the hack scandal. The hack was not optimal for Sony, but it was clear they learned a lot from it and PSN has been running great ever since. Sure they do some maintenance from time to time, but those maintenance doesn’t effect online play, only the store, which people always forgets every single time and are surprised they could play while “psn was down”.

    PSN with PS+ has been way better value then Xbox Gold for years now, unless you crave party chat, which never will be possible on PS3.

    #26 You are sure? No you are not, you have no clue and are just making wild speculations.

    #27 Yep, just like Microsoft has done.

    Evening.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. XanderZane

    No shit!! Look at all the people who can’t get their PS4′s working.

    community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-4-Support/Broken-PlayStation-4-Systems/td-p/42122503/page/1

    #29 1 year ago
  30. polygem

    too many fanboys not enough brains

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Legendaryboss

    Good gravy! @30 +1 :)

    #31 1 year ago
  32. ultragamer

    @28 Are you sure some retard at EA was trying to blame Sony? No you are not, you have no clue and are just making wild speculations while whiping your tears.

    @30 Good thing you are not a fanboy…

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Erroneus

    #29 Yeah, because all of those who doesn’t have any problems will certainly post about it….

    With a million machines going out, there is bound to be a decent amount of people, who has received a DOA.

    #32 Exactly… you have just proven my point. And tears? Nah, but nice try troll.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. ultragamer

    ^^^ Damage control in full effect here.

    Someone get this man some napkins!

    Erroneus would be an appropriate nickname for the Playstation 4. You two are meant for each other.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. dreamcastnews

    Every console has it’s launch niggles be it hardware issues, unoptimised software or just lack of decent software.

    The PS4 will explode next year, there’s so much potential there for another PS2 and even that had its launch problems. I haven’t found a console launch exciting since the Dreamcast (obviously) I just feel most console lack that Sega magic.

    I’ll pick up a Ps4 and Xbox One when the big guns start coming, I’ll stick with Wii U this winter though.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Legendaryboss

    Alt accounts? Trolls? Same person? Nuff said!

    #36 1 year ago
  37. ultragamer

    ^^^ Yet you seem to tolerate the garbage Sony fanboys like Nephilimator post. Secret Sony fanboy? Nephilimator’s alt account? Nuff said!

    #37 1 year ago
  38. bobnice

    2 wrongs dont = right. Its ok, as long as the other is fucking up too??

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Legendaryboss

    Oh look troll admitted his words are garbage moving on.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. ultragamer

    @39 Going to go post another troll bait infested post like this one?

    Learn some basic English punctuation.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. bradk825

    FYI, That’s not really the right way to use FYI…

    Edit, it was edited. Comment 41 has served its purpose.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. Nephilimator

    It could be worse these people could have ordered a xbone. A bricked PS4 is still much better then a xbone.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. bradk825

    An EA representative responded to a request for comment, telling us that the help message was “posted in error.” EA recommends that players visit Sony’s website for answers about connectivity and for the latest updates.

    They don’t want the statement on their website anymore but they are still directing people to Sony. It seems EA hasn’t changed their stance, just how much they are willing to say.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. ysleiro

    @Erroneous by no shape or form is a network like PSN being down for more than 4 hours for “scheduled updates” considered “running great”.

    PSN goes down randomly at times and scheduled at other times for periods of up to 12 hours. That’s not “running great”.

    GTFOH

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/01/18/sony-provides-update-on-us-playstation-network-maintenance/

    #44 1 year ago
  45. ultragamer

    @42 Legendaryboss just left and ALL OF A SUDDEN, Nephilimator walks in.

    Alt accounts? Trolls? Same person? Nuff said!

    @44 He’s in denial. Either that or his brain has been patched by Sony.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. TheBlackHole

    Seriously, what the fuck happened to this site.

    Where’s Blerk when you need him.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. polygem

    @32: fanboy of videogames right here. i admit it. platform loyalist and brandmonkey. never was. never will be.

    #47 1 year ago
  48. Ireland Michael

    Why does this stuff always have to turn into a competition?

    #48 1 year ago
  49. TF_PtMaster

    @48 +1

    #49 1 year ago
  50. DSB

    @48 Just shuddup and eat your damn popcorn!

    I’m kidding. It’s really quite boring.

    But I think it’s funny how EA retracting the statement really just robs the whole thing of credibility, and makes it look like a speedy PR cover-up.

    Way to go, PR.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. Djoenz

    looooollll.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Myth

    That does NOT sound like a carelessly crafted statement.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. ultragamer

    @52 +1

    #53 1 year ago
  54. monkeygourmet

    This is now expected…

    Sucks balls…

    Consoles are now exactly on par with PCs, wake up SHEEPLE!!!!

    #54 1 year ago
  55. ultragamer

    if (PC > PS4){
    system.Print(“PC is superior to PS4!”);
    }else{
    system.Print(“PC is not superior to PS4!”);
    }

    PC is superior to PS4!

    #55 1 year ago
  56. Fin

    @55

    Fuck Java dude.

    if (true)
    {
    printf(“Everyone gives exactly %d fucks about your insecurities. We all want to play games. Why does it matter what your preferred choice is.\n”, 0);
    }

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Panthro

    Cant wait to read all the sony fanboys comments on the XB1′s rocky launch next week :D

    If you cant handle your console being criticised you better stop criticising others.

    #57 1 year ago
  58. ultragamer

    @56 Your code seems broken, didn’t see any output.

    @57 +((100*100)/100 * .01)

    #58 1 year ago
  59. Hcw87

    @57
    And if there’s ZERO problems (no downtime etc), then it speaks volumes of how shitty PSN is in comparison, considering XB1 has a worldwide launch.

    Not saying they won’t have problems though. But it would be a pretty bad deal for Sony if it goes down with no problems next week.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. DSB

    If there are zero problems then I will… Kick the flowerpot outside. Because that shit would be whack.

    But it’s impressive that EA would put Sony in this position. First they make the statement. That’s fair game, just telling people to call Sony. But then they pull it, and turn the whole thing into a genuine story.

    “Aliens crash in Roswell” – Okay, that’s crazy. “GOVERNMENT DENIES ALIENS IN ROSWELL” – HOLY FUCKING SHIT, LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS FOR HALF A CENTURY AND NEVER LET IT DIE!

    Maybe EA are using the same PR firm as Microsoft.

    #60 1 year ago
  61. ultragamer

    Maybe the little robots living inside the Dualshock 4 can fix this error.

    *Shakes the DS4 controller with both hands and aims it at the PS4*

    #61 1 year ago
  62. TrickyAudio

    Oh dear, EA.

    #62 1 year ago
  63. monkeygourmet

    @LBoss

    What is your position on alt accounts?

    #63 1 year ago
  64. ultragamer

    @63 Give him time to log off as Nephilimator and log in as Legendaryboss…

    Things to think about:

    1. LB leaves and immediately Nephilimator walks in. Coincidence?
    2. LB always has an issue when it’s Nintendo or Microsoft fanboys on the assault.
    3. LB has yet to ever comment against Nephilimator (<– this dude's posts are way more out of line than anything here)
    4. LB always puts up a front to seem like he hates trolls, yet his forum posts are usually geared toward baiting trolls (most recent example)
    5. LB’s poor English grammar and punctuation is similar to that found in fanboys.

    Do we really need more proof?

    #64 1 year ago
  65. monkeygourmet

    @64

    You can’t negotiate or influence from weakness. Who are you? No offence, but I haven’t seen you around before…

    #65 1 year ago
  66. monkeygourmet

    @64

    You edited a lot before my post.

    Not sure about some of those, although I happily agree with (4).

    #66 1 year ago
  67. ultragamer

    @65 … I’m Batman!

    *vanishes into the dark*

    #67 1 year ago
  68. ultragamer

    @66 *From the shadows you hear a voice*

    “As for #1, look at the time difference between comment #39 & #42.”

    “FYI, I don’t care if he has a hundred alt accounts. He’s the one that came here accusing me falsely of something that he’s actually doing.”

    #68 1 year ago
  69. monkeygourmet

    @68

    What do you think would drive a man to this kind of debauchery?

    #69 1 year ago
  70. DSB

    @69 God I wish I had been drinking milk when I read that. It would be all over the fucking screen right now.

    #70 1 year ago
  71. G1GAHURTZ

    You’ve just got to laugh at this launch.

    Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse…

    #71 1 year ago
  72. Djoenz

    I hope XboxOne’s launch will be even worse just to see Gigahurtz butthurt, but Microsoft has 300.000 servers so alas.

    You won the battle Giga but the war is far from over!!!!!!!!!!!

    #72 1 year ago
  73. Legion

    “EA spokesperson recommends layers visit Sony’s website” i think you dropped your “p”? Should read players instead of layers maybe?

    #73 1 year ago
  74. ultragamer

    @68 His inner fanboy that fights to get out. An alternate account would allow him to let that inner idiot run loose while saving face as Legendaryboss on the most important aspect of his life, the comments section and forums.

    Just taking a stab there :P

    Notice the sudden disappearance of Nephi and Leggy. They left without any counter comments, which is indeed UNUSUAL behavior for “them”.

    The evidence/coincidences are there, take them as you wish.

    #74 1 year ago
  75. G1GAHURTZ

    @72:

    lol!

    If the X1 launch had as many problems as this one, I think I’d have to laugh as well…

    I’m sure there will be problems, but I seriously doubt that too much traffic will be one of them.

    #75 1 year ago
  76. ultragamer

    #74 directed @69 :P

    #76 1 year ago
  77. Phoenixblight

    @75

    You would be sorely mistaken as my time with MS it got clogged every time a game with at least million people signed up on at the same time.

    #77 1 year ago
  78. Dragon

    @PB,
    Just one more week :D

    #78 1 year ago
  79. ultragamer

    ^^^ Look how eager Sony fanboys are of attacking the Xbox One like vultures. Sony Defence Force in position.

    Microsoft’s checklist for a better launch:
    1. Release games that achieve a rating above 6.0
    2. Release console with working HDMI ports
    3. Avoid Xbox Live network failure day one
    4. Release day one patch that actually works

    I sure hope they can manage to beat Sony after they set the bar so high… LOL!

    #79 1 year ago
  80. Phoenixblight

    @78

    Can’t wait. Trolls can go FOAD. It has only become worse lately and its one of the reason why I don’t post as often.

    #80 1 year ago
  81. Legion

    Here is a link to snapshot of what EA had up on their webpage before taking it down. http://i.imgur.com/Q1cqlBw.png

    I grabbed the snapshot from ‘The Red Dragon’ Youtube video where he discussed the same issue. His video can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adWxrqBK5j4

    Feel free to use image or link to video to add credence to your report on the subject.

    #81 1 year ago
  82. ultragamer

    @80 Sony Defense Force unite!

    Such geeks, enjoy your Playstation 3.5! Just make sure you put some tape on that HDMI cable and make sure you don’t touch it for the next 10 years. ROFL!

    #82 1 year ago
  83. G1GAHURTZ

    @77:

    Given that they had intended to not have the X1 work at all without being online, it would be pretty stupid of them to not have the infrastructure in place to cope with every single X1 being connected simultaneously.

    But sure… Let’s wait and see, shall we?

    @79:

    LOL!

    #83 1 year ago
  84. ultragamer

    @83 Can’t wait to see how PS3.5 fanboys complain about their pathetic, decade old network infrastructure. Get ready for ten more years of p2p hacked matches.

    At least they can add an external USB HDD when memory runs out… Oh wait, they need to REPLACE their internal HDD, essentially throwing out perfectly good hardware.

    Even the Wii U supports external HDDs! LOL!

    #84 1 year ago
  85. Legion

    Hey guys… how about staying on subject and less console warring?

    #85 1 year ago
  86. DSB

    @83 You know, sometimes I think the same thing. “This is so obvious, surely Microsoft knows about it”.

    But then I remember that this is the company that launched Windows 8 and fully expected people to still take them seriously.

    They spent billions and billions of dollars, just to take Windows 7 and make sure it was absolutely no fucking use to anyone.

    It’s so far beyond incompetence, and it would be funny if we didn’t know they were eventually gonna bruteforce people into adopting it.

    It’s also the company that invented GFWL, so I mean… Eh. What can’t they fuck up?

    #86 1 year ago
  87. ultragamer

    Let’s not forget, the Playstation 4 launched ONLY in NA. Obviously they were not ready for a world-wide launch. Should be interesting to see what happens 11/29.

    In the words of the infamous Sony Defense Force, “I can’t wait!”.

    #87 1 year ago
  88. Nephilimator

    Shit a bricked PS4 would still be better then a xbone. Who the fuck wants to pay for a box to DVR soap operas so you can watch them with your mom when you get out of school.

    $500 dollars = 720P/20 FPS, DVR soap operas, scan QR codes, dance around in front of shit camera that uses 10% of the GPU time slice, magic horse ride kinect adventures, list of shit goes on, PRISM watching you all day through shit camera, 2 exclusive games since you have no first party studios, every third party game will run like shit compared to cheaper PS4.

    $400 dollars = 1080P/60 FPS, better online, free games monthly with online, better controller, better hardware design (no 35% failure rate like failbox), and better exclusives.

    Go fuck off Microsoft you are not kidding anybody this generation.

    #88 1 year ago
  89. RussellGorall

    Enjoying my console, it just needs CD and DLNA support.

    Cheers and happy gaming!

    #89 1 year ago
  90. Darkfield

    @G1GA so did Blizzard with Diablo III, it didn’t stop the infamous Error 37 from plaguing the game for a couple of full months.

    @DSB +1

    #90 1 year ago
  91. polygem

    man, this time ps4 looked like a better deal to me. i’m loving indies, destiny is THE game i am looking forward to the most, it’s cheaper, the ds4 looks like a solid controller finally. but you sony guys really do make me think twice…what a desperate bunch of brandfascists.

    #91 1 year ago
  92. Ireland Michael

    Not really sure I understand what makes this a disasterous launch. You people take the significance and impact of 90% of this stuff way too seriously.

    PSN went down for what? 90 minutes? A statement that EA made was redacted. So what? 99% of people playing the console won’t know anything about it.

    Where exactly is the “disaster” in all this?

    #92 1 year ago
  93. G1GAHURTZ

    @86, 90:

    Yeah, MS definitely have the well known ability to mess things up.

    However, I think their main problem is usually just being out of touch with public demand.

    They somehow get an idea that ‘this is what people want’, then they stick a high price on it and ditch it it after a year or two.

    That goes for Zune and GFWL among other things. It’s looking like being the way that Windows 8 RT is going, too.

    Obviously, that’s not what happened with the original Xbox or the 360. There was a danger it could happen with the original X1 idea, but I think that there were enough gamers willing to put up with the DRM to keep it going.

    Anyway, the point is that their issue is usually one of misreading what people actually want, rather than a technical one (RRoD asside).

    Azure (the MS cloud) is looking like being the future of the company, if they really want to move into being a ‘devices and services’ company like they claim, so I just can’t see them not being ready for the X1 launch.

    I could be wrong…

    #93 1 year ago
  94. Obernox

    Inevitable launch issues……
    Same will happen with Xbox One, especially with all that backpedaling MS did. I’d be shocked if Xbox One launched without any malfunction at all.

    #94 1 year ago
  95. ultragamer

    @88 You better hope a bricked PS3.5 can beat an Xbox One because that’s what Sony is offering, $400 bricks.

    $400 – For a PS3.5 that offers the same exact experience as the 10-year old PS3 with slightly better graphics. Same XMB interface with no way to sort your games or view them in an organized manner. Same network infrastructure, offering PS2′s peer-2-peer online technology (the inability to change your user ID just proves they are using outdated network technology). Exclusive AAA games that have so far received HORRIBLE reviews. HDMI ports that are broken. The inability of adding an external HDD (even the Wii U supports this feature!). Indie games that belong on the PS3.

    Plus for $60 more, you get a camera that lets you see yourself on TV as you wave your arms like and idiot and shake the controller, all in 240p @ 15fps. They are probably using the same EyeToy from the PS2. What a pathetic camera.

    ^^^ What a steal! Sign me up for one of those! ROFL

    #95 1 year ago
  96. Stephany Nunneley

    Good lord. 95 posts? Do I need to go through the comments or is everything okay in here? :p

    #96 1 year ago
  97. ultragamer

    @96 I have nothing to hide. You can read through all my comments and you won’t find anything wrong. People are just mad we are having fun at Sony’s expense.

    Stephany, did you end up buying a PS4 or do you plan to wait it out?

    #97 1 year ago
  98. Stephany Nunneley

    @97 Okay cool. I just worry sometimes when I see massive threads. :D :D

    No, honestly, I will probably wait until it’s been out 6 months to a year so that all possible hiccups will have been remedied. I never buy any sort of electronic system until it’s been out a while.

    #98 1 year ago
  99. ultragamer

    @98 Wise move Steph! Seems like some people are getting DOA systems.

    Example:
    http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-4-Launch-Edition/product-reviews/B00BGA9WK2/ref=cm_rdphist_1?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0

    #99 1 year ago
  100. TrickyAudio

    ^ Not exactly an accurate measure. People that receive faulty machines are obviously going to complain via a review. The rest who have perfectly good units, are going to be busy playing them or wont even bother to review.

    I’ve also pre-ordered a second machine from Amazon, probably wont give it a review…

    #100 1 year ago
  101. ultragamer

    @100 I did say SOME people…

    #101 1 year ago
  102. xFidelCashflow

    wtf went down in here…?

    anyways, i got my PS4 yesterday, my sister & i waited in line like all day. i worked my ass off for it, & when we got home…the shit wouldn’t even turn on. lol like at all…its so bullshit. i waited 3 hours on Sony support for them to pick up for me, they’re gonna send a box to my house & have me send it back so they can fix it for us free of charge.

    i was expecting network issues…but how the hell do you manage to ship out broken consoles? i didn’t stand in line freezing my ass off all night before launch day to have to wait til Christmas to actually USE my damn console.. -___-

    i hope the Xbox people have better luck next week though.

    #102 1 year ago
  103. XanderZane

    This pretty much sums up the PS4 launch perfectly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjn2Fq4OPrs

    #103 1 year ago
  104. monkeygourmet

    @103

    That was hilarious! :D

    #104 1 year ago
  105. monkeygourmet

    @99

    That is pretty poor…

    #105 1 year ago
  106. XanderZane

    @104. Glad you enjoyed it. At least we now know why retail PS4′s weren’t at E3, Gamescom, EuroGamer & TGS. Sony obviously knew they had issues with some of these systems and didn’t want to take any chances putting these things on showroom floors. It would be like Russian Roulette. Push the button on the PS4. This one works, this one works, this one bricks, this one works, this one bricks, etc… lol!! I haven’t even opened my PS4 yet. It’s still in the box. I’ll be getting a 2yrs extension warranty on mine before I open it. lol!! Glad the PS4 comes with a 1 year warranty, but getting ahold of Sony’s Customer Support is a pain in the butt. I suggest people stay off of PSN until Sony makes an announcement to the press/public concerning these issues. Download the firmware to a USB drive and load it from there. Good luck everyone.

    #106 1 year ago
  107. CyberMarco

    Can’t say I’m surprised by this situation. It was bound to happen, as to every launch version of anything these days.

    Thanks again for beta testing the console for me, see you at the PS4 Slim release! :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rIJmGj4g-s&feature=player_embedded#t=103

    #107 1 year ago
  108. G1GAHURTZ

    Whoa!

    That Amazon page doesn’t look good.

    #108 1 year ago
  109. Nephilimator

    @108 Yeah I know PS4 is sold out across the board. GGWP SONY

    #109 1 year ago
  110. ultragamer

    @109 Good thing Sony has loyal fanboys who are willing to pay $400 for a brick.

    “Dead on arrival awaits”

    #110 1 year ago
  111. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @102 is so full of shit

    “my sister and I waited in line all day”

    Lmfao

    #111 1 year ago
  112. Djoenz

    @111
    Why is he full of shit?

    #112 1 year ago
  113. ultragamer

    @111 Butthurt fanboy in denial.

    *Hands tenthousandsonybricksonthemarket a tissue*

    #113 1 year ago
  114. Ireland Michael

    The amount of delusion floating around in this thread could power a Death Star.

    #114 1 year ago
  115. polygem

    #114 + infinity

    #115 1 year ago
  116. Ireland Michael

    @115 It’s bloody depressing to watch, frankly. I’ve pretty much given up on commenting here. There’s no point.

    #116 1 year ago
  117. G1GAHURTZ

    LOL! Yeah, cos girls don’t game, right?

    Tell that to the Sony promo team who made every friends list that they showed full of slim, teenage girls…

    #117 1 year ago
  118. Legendaryboss

    Jesus fucking christ!

    #118 1 year ago
  119. ultragamer

    @115 Don’t you mean “+ infinity x infinity”? That’s the way the little kids say it in the AT&T commercials.

    @116 Why do you keep commenting about how bad this place is? If it’s so bad, why are you still here? I actually get a good laugh reading and posting comments. If you think this is a serious place to discuss video games and drink tea, then you are mistaken my friend.

    You should go join Joe Mushy in the coffee lounge and discuss the meaning of life.

    @118 Calm down sir, Sony is aware of the situation and is working on a solution.

    #119 1 year ago
  120. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @116 is this you threatening to leave for the THIRD time lolconnor ? Do you just have daily hissy fits now ? It doesn’t work when you never follow through.

    #120 1 year ago
  121. ultragamer

    @120 +1

    #121 1 year ago

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    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

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    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

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  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

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  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

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  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

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  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

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