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. Read more
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. Read more
As promised, Eric Ruth’s highly-anticipated Bungie-inspired demake, Pixel Force Halo, has now arrived! Originally announced back in December, Eric’s Contra-esque platformer is available on PC for free download now.
He has also created Left for Dead and DJ Hero in 8bit, which I am sure if you are like me and know how to use google you can find them all. Eric also has something coming out in the Spring but he wouldn’t say what it was but here’s a quote that is making me wonder what else he could mastermind in 8bit? Read more
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. Read more
Razer have released a prototype of their new gaming tool, the Razer Switchblade at this years CES.
The idea here is to take PC gaming, well portable PC gaming to a whole new level. The idea is essential a laptop, but a laptop focused on gaming. With a 7inch screen, digital keyboard and unquie user interface this is looking a like a genuinely interesting way to game on the go.
The selling point for this device is what they are calling its ‘tactile adaptive keyboard’ essentially a standard keyborad but with clear keys and digital characters. This allows the the keyboard to change and ‘adapt’ on the fly when you change from one game to another. Changing the types, positions and arrangement of keys, even allowing custom key setups for each game. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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.