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Crysis 2 Leaked

Crysis 2 was scheduled for release on the 22nd of March, but that doesn’t mean anything to people who want a game and will release a game into the gaming world for us heathens to play ahead of time.

So a late developement build of Crysis 2 has gone up on certain sites, it includes the full game, including multiplayer.  It also includes the DRM Solidshield master key files, which only handles the online activation. No one is sure where the leak came from, but it’s especially damaging because the game is near to being declared gold and shipping to retailers.

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PS3 Firmware 3.56 Includes a “Rootkit”

Well played Sony, you managed to put a root kit into your new firmeware update, that being if we actually updated our console. I myself will be staying on 3.41. It’s been reported that CFW disables your blu-ray play back.

Back to the rootkit though their own “rootkit” so to speak, which allows them, being Sony to execute remote code upon login. What code exactly? Well that can range from confirming system files, detecting custom firmware to searching for any installed homebrew that you may have put on. It’s rumoured that they will be able to “kill” your console but that has yet to be seen.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2

Proving that the fantasy is indeed NEVER going to be final, Square Enix has revealed Final Fantasy XIII-2, the latest entry in the long-running RPG franchise that is currently in development for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and scheduled to launch “next winter”.

The game, which is being described as a true sequel that will attempt to exceed its predecessor in every aspect, will feature the return of leading lady Lighting and deliver a brand-new story which stems from the previous title as well as a battle system which has “evolved further since XIII”.

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The Grateful Dead Get A Videogame

I don’t know about y’all but this is the most exciting video game news I have heard in a year. You can tell I like the Grateful Dead already? Well I do, they play music like I play video games, with reckless abandonment and somehow it turns out in a positive light.

The surviving band members gave the project their blessing, but the agreement was brokered by Rhino Entertainment, the Warner Music Group subsidiary that has managed all of the band’s intellectual property since 2006.

“We can’t wait for everyone check out the fun new toys we are building,” said David Lemieux, the band’s longtime archivist, in a statement.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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