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Submitted by Syriel 1731d ago | news

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." (Industry, L.A. Noire, PS3, Rockstar Games, Sony)

Update 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 gameAr  +   1731d ago | Well said
I wish someone would gag these F.U.D. websites. There is nothing here that suggests that Sony "gagged" Rockstar, like they could anyway.
UnbiasedGamer  +   1731d 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?
rockleex  +   1731d ago
N4G gagged by
jwk94  +   1731d ago
wouldn't it be rockstar who gagged themselves since they programmed the game?
kerrak  +   1730d ago
You can vote down this site clicking " +" just under "Read full story".
Istanbull  +   1730d ago
@kerrak: thanks, voted them down, what a P.O.S no name website desperatly trying to get some hits
LordMaim  +   1730d ago
Thanks Kerrak. I did too. I'll be using this feature in future to rate unfounded stories like these.
MAiKU  +   1730d 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?
BubbleSniper  +   1731d 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.
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BiggCMan  +   1731d ago
RainOfTerror (2) | 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.
Andronix  +   1731d ago
Rockstar have retracted their statement
Apparently both PS3 AND 360 were experiencing problems which potentially means its the game not the console.
Nickster800  +   1731d 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.
Vherostar  +   1730d 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.
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moosehound  +   1730d 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!
Nitrowolf2  +   1731d 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.
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Veeger  +   1731d 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-skittle  +   1731d 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
Nitrowolf2  +   1730d 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.
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-Alpha  +   1731d 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.
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Nitrowolf2  +   1731d 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.
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Aussiegamer  +   1731d 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.
Syriel  +   1731d 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.
nopunctuation  +   1731d 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
MintBerryCrunch  +   1731d 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_McBoogerball  +   1731d ago
Gaming is a corrupt system.

And it is always the gamer that ends up loosing in some way or another.
RainOfTerror  +   1731d 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.
GarandShooter  +   1731d 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?
Aarix  +   1731d ago
....or it needs fixed
supremacy  +   1731d ago
Just continue your work on "agent" rockstar and you will get your check in the
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metsgaming  +   1731d ago
if i dont see anything on agent at E3 or gamescom im considering it a myth.
lazertroy  +   1731d ago
This is all leading up to GTA V PS3 Exclusive
metsgaming  +   1731d ago
i just wish they fix the gameplay and make it fun again.
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Falaut  +   1731d ago
I always wished, and I think quite a number of people agree, to see something on the scale of San Andreas but with the power of the ps3.

This might sound strange but I wouldn't want it to be too different in terms of graphics.

What I would want to see is maybe the same type of poly count for ps3 but:
-no pop in or draw in
-this part is hard to explain, but here it goes; I wish there was some sort of memory and logic behind spawning of vehicles, peds, enemies etc. What I mean by this is lets say you're driving down the road and lining up a jump and then the engine spawns some vehicles that where not there and you mess up. I think for people that have played an unhealthy amount of GTA know what I mean.

rant off.
metsgaming  +   1731d ago
yea i remember that, you have no cars in front of you then you check behind you and look forward again and you slam into a vehicle that just popped up. Just one of the many things that annoyed me about gta4, in fact that was only a minor annoyance compared to everything else. It would be funny in Agent turned out to be GTA5 though.
HellzAssassin  +   1730d ago
That's why there is Saints Row: The Third to look forwards to! :D
XRider  +   1731d ago
Why would Rockstar make GTAV exclusive to the PS3 when it sold 8 million on the 360? That just doesn't make any since.
lazertroy  +   1731d ago
Why is any game exclusive when it can sell more on multiple platforms?
XRider  +   1731d ago
Sounds like fanboy wishfull thinking to me. That or anger over GTA going multiplatform and having to wait a year for dlc 360 owners got to play first. IMO I think you fanboys are just pissed because GTA was once a timed Playstation exclisive. Thank god for "true" gamers those days are over.
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Aarix  +   1731d ago
What Gta games were exclusive?
DragonKnight  +   1731d ago
@XRider: It sold 8 million on the PS3 as well, what's your point?
XRider  +   1731d ago
This all went way over your head didn't it?
Raoh  +   1731d ago
i wont give the site hits so someone send them this
Neko_Mega  +   1731d ago
Soo when did my PS3 get a ring? Because it has to have one to red ring.

-_- another site needing hits.
DeeZee  +   1731d ago
Ehhh, hard to trust a site that you can't even leave a comment on. Besides, they're reading too much into this, but anything critical of Sony shoots to 1000 degrees... so whatever.
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XRider  +   1731d ago
PS3 doesn't red ring thats reserved for 360, but it is true about some PS3's shutting down because mine does. GoW3, Infamous, and Uncharted 2 play just fine. When I launch LA Noire it freezes for a few seconds during the start up Rockstar logo. It does load and play for about an hour then shuts down. Man this whole PSN shit is a mess, I hate hackers.
Pintheshadows  +   1731d ago
That isn't the kind of gagging I assumed this article related to.
ziggurcat  +   1731d ago
conspiracy theory nonsense.

someone needs to slap the tinfoil hat off of these people.
coryok  +   1731d ago

you do realize that the only way a gag order holds is if there is sufficient evidence that what is being said is false, right?

so either sony gagged them because they were wrong or rockstar took it down themselves, for whatever reason
LordMaim  +   1731d ago
I've been playing for the last 14 hours straight on the new firmware, without issues.
Blackguy2011  +   1731d ago
@ everyone in this thing

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Nickster800  +   1731d ago
Why would you do that to a perfect Ps3?
Blackguy2011  +   1730d ago
lol look how many disagrees u got.

I think we have a winner. 360000000:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDdddd
Nickster800  +   1730d ago
I'm just saying i would never throw out any cosole unless its in a bad condition, and telling by the REALISTIC pic its in good condition
HINDERIZATION  +   1731d ago
Sony has a big penis.
CrackHeadGamer   1731d ago | Spam
DanteKnightsTemplar  +   1731d ago
Another day of bullshit articles featuring Sony hate. I bet in 2012 when the world is in a state of mass hysteria, it would be Sony related also..
BrianC6234  +   1731d ago
Don't worry, the world is ending on Saturday.
BrianC6234  +   1731d ago
Why is this crap getting posted to this site? Enough already. PS3's can't even red ring.
Red_Phoenix  +   1731d ago
"However, after tweeting about it earlier today, the page has now mysteriously disappeared."

Hmmmm... sounds like a good case for Cole Phelps to solve.
TheRacingX  +   1731d ago
Gagged??? WOW. These website writers must have went to the supermarket tabloid school of journalism.... I'm just waiting for the "Aliens choose Xbox 360 over PS3" or "Intergalactic struggle to abduct humans responsible for PSN break in" articles....
RAmar101  +   1731d ago
What a silly journalist who pooped this on ng4
condemmedman  +   1731d ago
I'm having problems with Rockstars social website on the xbox , it wont let me log in or reset my password , so I think there are issues in house.
bunfighterii  +   1730d ago
Firmware update cant cause hardware failure anyway, its ridiculous.
_LarZen_  +   1730d ago
Ofc it can
DOOMZ  +   1730d ago
Sony's freaking screwed, lol... What else can go wrong, really?!?
earbus  +   1730d ago
Gaming karma.
SuicideShaun  +   1730d ago
"At the heart of PS3 is the Cell Broadband Engine, one of the most advanced computer processors in the world" Stop kidding yourself. It's a console processor. It's no where near one of the most advanced processors out there. It's 5 years old for christ's sake...
extermin8or  +   1730d ago
it used to be, but newer tech has equaled and surpassed it now
SuicideShaun  +   1730d ago
It did not used to be anywhere near it. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying its bad, its a good processor for a console. But don't go saying that it used to be one of the most powerful. It is no where near that.
extermin8or  +   1730d ago
can i just point out that all those oc's are supercomputers and are massive, way beyond the price point of a normal person looking to play games etc (then again some might say the ps3 was too but hmmm) for its purpose it was one of the most powerful, they are a completely different class of computer lol
Speakindatruth  +   1730d ago
It's true that the PS3 is overheating. Yes, let it be known that the launch date 60GB PS3s and later 80GB PS3s are overheating due to this game, which, utilizes features of the slim that the original didn't have. This is no secret. In fact, 60GB PS3s from launch also overheated and crashed with titles such as GTAIV, to titles such as God Of War I & II HD. It's a defect because the equipment they put in the slims are more advanced. I dealt with it with an overheat from GOW 1 & 2 HD, ya rly--the gpu started to melt whilst playing the game. Now people are dealing with it with a game the gpu just can't handle without those little tweaks. Pay $100. They'll fix you a brand new 320GB PS3.
extermin8or  +   1730d ago
Wtf? if rockstar's game is causing the ps3 issues then its a software bug... not a ps3 fault? so it would be in rockstars best interests to keep shut up until they can fix it?

Also theres story's like this after every firmware, just because your ps3 breaks after an update doesn't mean the update caused it correlation does not = cause..... and if this was a major problem how comes mine can handle games like kz3 for 3 hours still? this would be a mass reported problem if it was the cause...
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