Rockstar Gagged By Sony?

Worthplaying writes, "Now that Sony is finally bringing back the PlayStation Network, the road to recovery has started — or one would like to believe so. Earlier today, Sony disabled the update password function on the PSN Web site due to an exploit that allowed end users to update the password on any account to which they had the e-mail address and birthday — the very same data that was compromised in the original hack. Something weird also happened with Rockstar's support site today."


WorthPlaying has posted an update to the original story:
"Rockstar And Sony Joint Statement On L.A. Noire and FW v3.61 Firmware"

Yesterday we reported that a page on Rockstar's support site dedicated to PS3 overheating issues mysteriously disappeared. The Q&A in question flatout blamed the security checks in the new v3.61 firmware for the problem, saying it had already received multiple complaints. Shortly there after the page was pulled, and now both Rockstar and Sony have issued a joint statement stating the exact opposite.

"At this time, Rockstar Games and Sony can confirm that neither L.A. Noire or firmware update 3.61 are causing the PS3 hardware to overheat."

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Silly gameAr1990d ago

I wish someone would gag these F.U.D. websites. There is nothing here that suggests that Sony "gagged" Rockstar, like they could anyway.

UnbiasedGamer1990d ago

When will this nightmare pretty much started because of Geo-Hot, Anonymous and the no good for hackers that ruined over a month of game time for millions of gamers. E3 is just around the corner for Sony please get some specialist to secure your networks and data...Microsoft anyone?

rockleex1990d ago

N4G gagged by

jwk941990d ago

wouldn't it be rockstar who gagged themselves since they programmed the game?

kerrak1989d ago

You can vote down this site clicking " +" just under "Read full story".

Istanbull1989d ago

@kerrak: thanks, voted them down, what a P.O.S no name website desperatly trying to get some hits

LordMaim1989d ago

Thanks Kerrak. I did too. I'll be using this feature in future to rate unfounded stories like these.

MAiKU1989d ago

Want a hint that this article is total BS? PS3 SYSTEMS do not RED RING.

I don't care if you put it in silly quotation marks, any idiot knows a ps3 doesn't do that upon system failure. How could one person complain to rockstar and tell them that their ps3 was red ringing by their game?

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BubbleSniper1990d ago (Edited 1990d ago )

We can't see who approves submissions any more?

I guess they want to keep the people who approve crap, which is 95% of the time, safe from a community beatdown.

If we can, I apologize for my comment. But I REALLY want to know who approve this and many other articles constructed out of fecal matter.

Thank you, BiggCMan. Here's an informative Bubble from me to you. I need to learn the site better.

BiggCMan1990d ago

RainOfTerror (2) | 4h ago
Da Ill One (1) | 4h ago
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Just click on the little tool icon on the article's photo, then click info. When you see the 10/10 approved bar, click it to see the names.

Andronix1989d ago

Apparently both PS3 AND 360 were experiencing problems which potentially means its the game not the console.

Nickster8001989d ago

Ya my system turned off when I was playing L.A Noire and the red light kept flashing until I turned off the back switch.

Vherostar1989d ago (Edited 1989d ago )

Its on a support page which clearly said at the bottom we are currently looking into this which means if they removed it, then they obviously found it not to be true (the fact firmware causes it) this is nothing but fanboys making something out of nothing as usual.

moosehound1989d ago

The only way Sony would GAG Rockstar is with a pounding to the throat - Sheesh this story blows... it takes 2 +2 and make a bi-plane from it!

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Nitrowolf21990d ago (Edited 1990d ago )

I think the reason why it was deleted is because they also commented on 360 users reporting multiple freezing and other issues console related issue while playing their game on older 360 models.
They commented on that same post stating that they will be doing testing on Older consoles of both PS3 and 360, in hopes to make a patch.

So it would be wrong for them to state that FW 3.61 is causing it if both system are experiencing freezing and such.

Veeger1989d ago

You're totally right. The page is back and reports freezes on both systems. Typical development problem, expect patch incoming from Rockstar, not Sony.


orange-skittle1989d ago

So who are the 4 jackasses that disagreed with NITROWOLF2? Be a man and step up and stop cowering behind your monitor. I cant stand this childish site. The only reason I come here is because occasionally you'll get good information about what's going on around the industry. Now it just seems like an opinionated fanboy blogfest

Nitrowolf21989d ago (Edited 1989d ago )

I kind of wish they would implement the "who" feature they have with report option.

Th F is this. I'm gone for 13 hours and it hits front page? Wow.

-Alpha1990d ago (Edited 1990d ago )

Oh great, it got approved.

Guess Nitrowolf's comment was too much common sense and not enough controversy and baseless assumptions. We all know how much these sites don't want that.

Nitrowolf21990d ago (Edited 1990d ago )

i know, this is getting out of hands. Could they not have seriously come up with a better conclusion? I mean they took the time to screen shot the post, and they didn't even bother scrolling down a bit more to see the rest of the update.
I guess it's like you said, it's not enough.

Aussiegamer1990d ago

Alpha come on mate, we all know you never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Or a story that will get hits.

All these so called websites are drumming up everything and anything atm to get big hits. Seems to be working for them. Im just sick of reading all the shit. I would leave to see some actual game related stories atm, everything seems to be doom and gloom articles about sony, if they where warranted then go for it, but come on enough is enough.

Syriel1990d ago

Not really fair to say everything is doom and gloom. Same site posted a positive story about Sony's Welcome Back program this morning.

N4G won't let me post the N4G link in comments, but you can see it as one of the top 5 stories in the PSP section right now.

News isn't good or bad. It is just news.

nopunctuation1990d ago

Gagged? Rockstar is pretty neutral in my book. They develop for whatever console is best for them and dont show too much of a bias towards consoles unlike some other games i know coughcallofdutycough

MintBerryCrunch1990d ago

money talks....GTA's DLC was exclusive in the beginning if i recall correctly, yet it ended up on the PS3...LA Noire was suppose to be sony exclusive, but they gave that up in exchange for Agent

Scrotie_McBoogerball1990d ago

Gaming is a corrupt system.

And it is always the gamer that ends up loosing in some way or another.

RainOfTerror1990d ago

well, Rockstar went through the effort of putting up an dedicated page on their website, attributing it specifically to the v3.61 update, saying they got multiple reports, and that it happens on various games, singling out that the added security checks might be the cause for it overheating ..

Those are all rather specific items they mention, so I don't think it's too much of leap to claim something is afoot.

GarandShooter1990d ago

Bullshit. They're all rather general. My PS3 froze playing Fallout 3 GOTY and Fallout:New Vegas long before the hack or FW 3.61. Maybe my 60GB can foresee the future and responds accordingly?

Aarix1990d ago

....or it needs fixed