GamesIndustryBiz report that Rockstar Games blames Sony’s latest version 3.61 firmware upgrade for causing PlayStation 3 units to overheat and switch off while playing new title L.A. Noire. This new firmware was introduced this week as the PlayStation Network went back up following the massive hack disaster.
With the ongoing PlayStation Network drama which has resulted in the service being offline for weeks now, gamers and now even developers and publishers seem to be getting fed up. Gamers are not able to play use the PSN features they are used to and game suppliers are unable to sell games, DLC or movies which is a huge loss of potential revenue. This is nothing short of a catastrophe.
The notorious ‘hacktivist’ group, Anonymous has sent out a new press release to Sony which lo-ping.org have posted. The statement clarifies a few ‘allegations and false assumptions’ made against the group as well as Anonymous’ membership details and histories.
Anonymous have issued a statement denying any involvement in the recent breaches of the PlayStation Network and the Sony servers which has resulted in millions of customers confidential information being stolen, including credit card details.
Playstation Network consumers are up in arms this week with the network being down for days and then Sony’s monetary system being compromised by the security breach.
So consumers details have been compromised and some loosing money because of this. It was promptly assumed that the determined group of hackers – Anonymous – were behind the breach.
So who do you direct your anger towards, Sony or the hackers?
“His ‘Royal Awesomeness’ immortalized forever in oil to celebrate himself… and the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.” – 2K. The Duke Nukem portrait ‘Untitled: I’m So Awesome, I Don’t Even Need To Name It’, is an oil-on-board portrait celebrating the forthcoming release of Duke Nukem Forever and the Royal Wedding. 2K Games specially commissioned the and was painstakingly…
Peter Molyneux, the outspoken creator of Fable credits much of his 22-year career to a happy accident involving baked beans. Microsoft reveal that shortly after he graduated from university, and already having tried his hand at game design and business without much success, he was searching for a way to make ends meet. His father of his then-girlfriend suggested he start a company that exported baked beans to the Middle East which he went with.
Molyneux discovered the region didn’t have much of an appetite for baked beans “It was a very hand-to-mouth existence,” he said. “I was eating more baked beans than I was actually selling.”
Bizarelly and by mistake, Commodore, creator of the popular Commodore 64 confused his bean business named ‘Taurus’, with a software company called ‘Torus’. Commodore then called Molyneux up and invited him to their head office and told him how eager they were to work with his company.
Molyneux played along and told the then gaming giant firm, that he was looking forward to their partnership and reportedly ran out of the building before anyone realized the mistake.