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News: Sony Could End Up Paying Millions to Angry Linux Fans

Sony Could End Up Paying Millions to Angry Linux Fans

Nerds

Remember when you could install Linux on a PlayStation 3? If you answered "vaguely" to the previous question, then you may be eligible to compensation – well, $9 to be precise. For the past six years, Sony's been battling a class action lawsuit, which proposed that the platform holder wronged up to 10 million owners by removing the...

Weirdness: Man Blames PlayStation for His Bad Driving

Man Blames PlayStation for His Bad Driving

Jailed motorist didn't have a license

A 24-year-old man who took police on a 100mph pursuit through Lincolnshire has admitted that he learned to drive on a PlayStation. Adam Jones crashed his way through Grantham like he was playing Burnout Paradise, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage along the way. It was subsequently revealed that he...

News: PlayStation Taken to Task in BBC's Watchdog Programme

PlayStation Taken to Task in BBC's Watchdog Programme

The weakest link

Sony's no stranger to Watchdog, the BBC consumer awareness show that's been running in the UK for over 30 years. One legendary report saw the PlayStation 3 taken to task following the yellow light of death scandal, but it's the PlayStation Network that will be subject to an Anne Robinson-fronted grilling in tonight's episode. The...

News: Rockstar Games Is Suing the BBC Over a TV Drama About Grand Theft Auto

Rockstar Games Is Suing the BBC Over a TV Drama About Grand Theft Auto

Game changer

BBC's planned television drama, currently titled Game Changer, is about the controversy surrounding Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto series. The plot follows the long dispute between Sam Houser, Rockstar's president, and Jack Thompson, the outspoken lawyer and critic who says that video games cause real world violence. Rockstar has now...

News: Lindsay Lohan Wanted 'Publicity' from Grand Theft Auto V Lawsuit, Claims Rockstar

Lindsay Lohan Wanted 'Publicity' from Grand Theft Auto V Lawsuit, Claims Rockstar

Seeking attention

Well, this is a story which keeps getting more and more interesting. You may remember reading about Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Rockstar earlier in the year. The actress had picked up on an unflattering likeness in the form of Grand Theft Auto V character Lacey Jonas, and decided to take legal action. The diva, who is found...