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News: Journey Composer Austin Wintory is Being Fined $50,000 By His Own Union

Journey Composer Austin Wintory is Being Fined $50,000 By His Own Union

Shots fired

Earlier this week, on the day of the big E3 press conferences, critically acclaimed (and personal favourite of ours) game composer Austin Wintory released a video detailing some of the troubles that he may be facing from his own union. You may have heard his name thanks to his work on the superb Journey, or flOw, or any number of his...

Rumour: Sony Wants the 'Net to Put Jodie Holmes' Clothes Back On

Sony Wants the 'Net to Put Jodie Holmes' Clothes Back On

Think of the children

Considering director David Cage’s penchant for the odd shower scene, it was always inevitable that someone figured out how to strip Beyond: Two Souls protagonist Jodie Holmes down to her birthday suit. While the recent release's customary cleaning sequence is tastefully handled in the main campaign, one debug-owning video...

News: Not Everyone's Particularly Happy with Grand Theft Auto V

Not Everyone's Particularly Happy with Grand Theft Auto V

One rapper wants the game recalled

Grand Theft Auto V has proven a critical and commercial success beyond everyone’s wildest dreams. Not only is the open world epic flaunting a 97 rating on Metacritic, but it’s also raking in revenue at a record breaking rate. In spite of its achievements, though, not everyone is particularly pleased with the g

News: Sony Drops Data Loss Appeal, Will Have to Pay £250k Fine

Sony Drops Data Loss Appeal, Will Have to Pay £250k Fine

Chunk of change

Remember when the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK fined Sony a whopping £250,000 for the PlayStation Network hack in 2011? At the time, the platform holder said that it planned to fight the charges – but it’s since dropped the case, meaning that the firm will be forced to cough up the extortionate sum. "After...

News: Naughty Dog Apologises For Using Subway Map In The Last Of Us Without Permission

Naughty Dog Apologises For Using Subway Map In The Last Of Us Without Permission

Naughty, dog

The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog has been forced to apologise to the creator of a map which appears in the critically-acclaimed survival horror epic. The angered (but now satisfied) party is cartographer Cameron Booth, who created a map of the Boston Subway system which was subsequently used in PS3 game. Below is the image taken...

News: PlayStation Store Reopens in South Korea on 16th May

PlayStation Store Reopens in South Korea on 16th May

Gee gee, baby

After being shut down last June due to a legal loophole, the PlayStation Store will finally reopen its doors for business on the PlayStation 3 in South Korea from 16th May. The service was originally closed due to a new legislation that made it illegal for users under the age of 18 to verify online accounts with their real name or age...

Rumour: Take Two Wrestles the WWE License from THQ

Take Two Wrestles the WWE License from THQ

Blood, sweat, and tiny pants

While the majority of THQ’s franchises found new homes yesterday, there’s still been no official word on the future of the WWE license. Early rumours suggested that EA had picked up the lucrative contract, but that’s been countered by an IGN report which claims that Take Two made a last minute bid for the series...

News: Sony Fined £250,000 Over PlayStation Network Hack

Sony Fined £250,000 Over PlayStation Network Hack

Chunk of change

If you thought (or wished) that you’d heard the last of 2011’s infamous PlayStation Network outage, then think again. A UK government body responsible for investigating the hack has issued the platform holder with a £250,000 ($395k) fine, describing the attack as a “serious breach of the Data Protection Act”. The...

News: PlayStation Network Hacking Lawsuit Tossed Out

PlayStation Network Hacking Lawsuit Tossed Out

Justice at last

Last year’s PlayStation Network hack proved a torrid time for Sony’s platform – but it was worsened by the knee-jerk reactions from some corners of the press. Cast your minds back to the hazy days of April 2011, and you’ll recall headlines regarding credit card fraud, identity theft, and more. In reality, while there was no...

News: Sony Is Suing Bridgestone and, Erm, Kevin Butler

Sony Is Suing Bridgestone and, Erm, Kevin Butler

Bizarre twist

Switch off Match of the Day and replace that cup of cocoa for something stronger, because things are really heating up online. A handful of court documents have revealed that Sony is in the process of suing Bridgestone and advertising agency Wildcat Creek – which just so happens to be managed by Jerry Lambert, the actor best known...

News: Maroon 5 Frontman Sues Activison

Maroon 5 Frontman Sues Activison

Joining an ever-growing list of musicians in palpable discontentment over Activision's Band Hero, Maroon 5 front Adam Levine has chosen to pursue legal action against industry scapegoat Activision

As has been the case with previous detractors of Band Hero (and its basis, Guitar Hero), Levine is incensed over his in-game avatar's ability to perform songs written and otherwise performed by other..

News: Ruh-Roh: Sony Discovers 'Anonymous' File Planted On Servers

Ruh-Roh: Sony Discovers 'Anonymous' File Planted On Servers

Despite multiple statements of innocence by the unnamed hacking group, Sony has told the US House Of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce that it has found clues of Anonymous' involvement in the PlayStation Network data breach

In a written letter to congress, SCE president Kazuo Hirai revealed that the platform holder had fallen subject to a "very carefully planned, very professional,..

News: Canadian Lass Wants $1 Billion Compensation For PlayStation Network Data Breach

Canadian Lass Wants $1 Billion Compensation For PlayStation Network Data Breach

21-year old Canadian, Natasha Maksimovic, is currently enjoying her moment in the spotlight

She has filed a $1 billion (Canadian) lawsuit against Sony for the recent PlayStation Network data breach. That's about $1.04 billion USD [assuming we can use a currency converter correctly - Ed]. The suit was announced earlier this week by a Toronto law firm, with Sony Canada, Sony America and "other..

News: Sony Wins Court Injunction Against LG, Held PS3 Stock Released

Sony Wins Court Injunction Against LG, Held PS3 Stock Released

The little patent disagreement between Sony and LG has been lifted, freeing some 300,000 PlayStation 3s that had previously been seized in Holland

You may remember LG was granted a preliminary injunction against Sony over an infringement on Blu-ray technology, but reports coming out of InsideGamer state that has now been lifted. Latest reports suggested that 300,000 PlayStation 3 consoles had been..