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Sony Takes Legal Action Against Infamous PS3 Hacker GeoHot

They mean business don’t they, and by they I mean Sony.  Geohot has been served papers and the charges include:

• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(2)(C) – Confidential Information On Computer
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(4) – Intent To Defraud And Obtain Value
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(5)(A) – Knowing Transmission of Code
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(5)(B) and (C) – Intentional and Reckless Damage And Loss
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(6)(A) – Trafficking in Password
• 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(7)(B) – Intent to Extort

Oh but don’t think it ends there the papers were also served to 27C3 lecturers and fail0verflow members Marcan aka Hector Martin and sven aka Sven Peter and 100 John Does, as posted on IRC and his site.

Geohot Releases PS3 Jailbreak for 3.55 Firmware

Happy New Year Sony! Okay maybe not quite. But it is for us Ps3 owners who didn’t fall for the ole update trick or for those of us who did! Geohot, the famous iPhone hacker has done it, he’s broken through firmware 3.55 and posted the code publicy on his website.

To jailbreak your console all you need to do is get the jailbreak.zip file from Geohot’s site and flash it with the official 3.55 PS3 firmware update.

Last week Sony PromiTo jailbreak your console all you need to do is get the jailbreak.zip file from Geohot’s site and flash it with the official 3.55 PS3 firmware update.

Activision Adds EA to $400 Million Infinity Ward Lawsuit

Activision fired a shot at its biggest rival, accusing fellow publisher Electronic Arts of “hijack[ing] Activision assets for personal greed and corporate gain.”

Activision is seeking $400 million from the three defendant parties.

Kotaku has the full text of the 39-page document, which claims that the Medal of Honor publisher “set out to destabilize, disrupt and to attempt to destroy Infinity Ward.”

I for one wished I could have sued EA back when they bought all rights to NFL games a few years back.  It looks like EA might be a bully in the the video game world, hopefully no more after this lawsuit.

Gears of War 3 Beta Slated for April, There’s A Catch Though.

Epic Games will give early access to the Gears of War 3 beta to anyone who buys Bulletstorm for Xbox 360, the publisher said Friday.

This has to be one of the most highly anticipated games for 2011, but is it worth paying full price for a game “Bulletstorm” that you might not even like? Microsoft and Epic seem to be dangling the carrot out in front of us but who will bite it? For me I knew I was buying Gears of War 3 the second I finished Gears 2, as I think a lot of people did.

I guess sales numbers will tell in February providing Bulletstorm isn’t postponed.

Mass Effect 3 Announced for Holiday 2011

I don’t know about you, but this is serious news to this Girl Gamer. I find that action RPG’s are the way to go and this one is the champion in my world. The final title in the Mass Effect trilogy will again feature Commander Shepard as battles an invasion of Earth by the Reapers. Commander Shepard is to the Mass Effect series what Laura Croft is to Tomb Raider, providing you select the female option like I do every time. Of course this is all my opinion, but play the game and you will see what I am talking about.

PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2 has release date confirmed

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EA have stepped up and at last confirmed the official release dates for the PS3 version of previously Xbox 360 exclusive title Mass Effect 2. The company have confirmed that the game will be available on January 18 2011 in North America and on January 21 2011 in Europe.

Xbox Live Rewards program launches

The Xbox Live Rewards program is up an running in the US and UK which allows users to earn points for everyday use from playing games to watching movies (if you have Netflix) or renewing Xbox Live subscriptions. Yes, these are real Microsoft points that you can you in the martketplace to purchase themes, maps, dlc, and other various items available. I think this is a great idea, you earn real rewards for things you love to do, gaming!

All you have to do is sign up here and it’s free to do so. You must have an Xbox Live account though.

Tiger Woods Needs to Start Winning for Partnership to “Make Sense” in the Long Run, EA Says

Looks as if Tiger Woods may be getting the boot from EA if he continues his golf game slump.  EA has prided itself of having the  number one golfer on the cover of it’s games and since Tiger has now dropped to the number two golfer in the world EA may change their front man to keep that tradition alive.

Speaking with Reuters (via NBC Sports), EA CEO John Ricitiello reiterated that there’s “no threat against Tiger.” But he also noted what he referred to as their business relationship.

Live in Japan? All you need is three feet for your Kinect, or so Microsoft says.

Perhaps Microsoft doesn’t read Japanese and doesn’t know how to translate six feet in Japanese? It’s said you need at least six feet for your Kinect to use it properly but Microsoft is handing out three feet tapes to measure before you buy? What gives? I own a Kinect and I have at least six feet between me and my television, any closer and the Kinect has a few problems with my actions.

Microsoft did originally say you needed thirteen feet but that was reduced, so which is it? Thirteen, six or three? I guess we will figure it out with all the updates they put out over the holidays for us Kinect users. Let us know of any problems or triumphs you have with your Kinect over the next few months.

New PS3 jailbreak beats latest firmware update with downgrade

Sony thought they had put the kabash on people who jailbroke their PS3’s by putting out firmware update 3.50, sorry Sony it didn’t work.

The team, which started all of the trouble with the release of the original Playstation 3 hack in August of this year, has announced a new workaround for Playstation 3s with firmware versions higher than 3.41. The latest exploit isn’t a true jailbreak, it basically lets you downgrade to earlier versions and then jailbreak.

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