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    by Published on 02/03/12 22:30
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    Dante

    DmC’s Dante is a young man who has no respect for authority or indeed society in general. Dante knows that he is not human, but also that he is not like the demons that have tormented him throughout his life. Caught between worlds, he feels like an outcast.

    Dante grew up in various institutions, orphanages, youth correction facilities and foster homes but these were mostly operated by demons and often resulted in torture and violence. Dante has therefore developed a deep hatred of demons and authority in general but tries to stay incognito. He sides with the little guy, the victims of what he sees as an unfair society.

    Rebellion and Ebony & Ivory:

    In Game
    The Rebellion sword was given to Dante by his father Sparda as a weapon with which he could protect himself against the demons that hunt him. How Dante came in to possession of Ebony and Ivory or where they come from is unknown.


    Design Ethos
    The design philosophy behind both Rebellion and Ebony & Ivory is to create the impression that they were crafted a long, long time ago and since their creation they have sent innumerable ...
    by Published on 17/11/11 01:47
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    2. Xbox 360

    Earlier today CLK Lander gave us a quick heads up that the debug menu was left in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary retail versions of the game.
    CLK gave us a number of pictures backing up his claim.










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    by Published on 08/06/11 02:36
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    Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition Trailer and pictures.













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    by Published on 19/05/11 01:44
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    2. PS3,
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    Sony's 3.61 firmware patch for PS3 – which was released as parts of its efforts to plug the gaps caused by the PSN breach – may be bricking older machines.

    That's the claim of studio Rockstar. It made the statement in reply to claims that users playing LA Noire on their consoles are suffering freezing issues.

    “We have received some reports of PS3s overheating while playing L.A. Noire or beeping three times before shutting down/turning themselves off, mostly on older 60GB and 80GB fat models,” a statement reads.

    “Primary reports seem to be that updating to firmware 3.61 will cause PlayStations to overheat. There have been various reports of this on a few different games now, all reporting their PS3s turning off or 'Red Lighting' after having installed 3.61.

    “This can range from games randomly freezing to PS3s turning off anywhere between 30 mins use to 2 hours. We have confirmed locally that multiple games (Rockstar and non-Rockstar) overheat or freeze only when 3.61 is installed.

    “At
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    by Published on 18/05/11 14:43
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    2. PS3

    PSN password reset page could be violated using info stolen in original hack
    It's the nightmare it must have been dreading. Evidence is mounting that one of Sony's fresh PSN security measures has already been circumvented.

    The exploit allows people to change users' password via the PSN password reset page using only a PSN account email and date of birth – both of which were obtained by hackers in the original breach.

    It was first exposed by Nylevia.com, and while on the face of things it looked unlikely Eurogamer now claims to have verification of the hack's authenticity.

    As a result, PSN sign-in is now unavailable on a number of Sony's sites. The site that password reset emails direct users to has also been taken down.

    "Unfortunately this also means that those who are still trying to change their password via Playstation.com or Qriocity.com will be unable to do so for the time being," a Sony statement confirmed.

    "This is due to essential maintenance and at present it is unclear how long this
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    by Published on 13/05/11 15:16
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    It appears Square read the of business strategies from Sony.
    We have attempted to contact Eidos Montreal however no calls or email have been returned.
    Square Enix can confirm a group of hackers gained access to parts of our Eidosmontreal.com website as well as two of our product sites. We immediately took the sites offline to assess how this had happened and what had been accessed, then took further measures to increase the security of these and all of our websites, before allowing the sites to go live again.

    Eidosmontreal.com does not hold any credit card information or code data, however there are resumes which are submitted to the website by people interested in jobs at the studio. Regrettably up to 350 of these resumes may have been accessed, and we are in the process of writing to each of the individuals who may have been affected to offer our sincere apologies for this situation. In addition, we have also discovered that up to 25,000 email addresses were obtained as a result of this breach. These
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    by Published on 13/05/11 00:22
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    2. PS3,
    3. General

    The ongoing PlayStation Network outage is beginning to have an effect on the high street, Edge can reveal.

    Our sources indicate a growing trend of PS3 consoles being traded in for cash or Xbox 360s, slumping sales of PSN points cards and a shift in the ratio of multiplatform game sales and pre-orders away from PS3.

    “In the first week of downtime we did not really see any major change in sales or trades,” says one source, a store manager at a major UK retailer speaking on condition of anonymity. “However from the second week onwards we have seen an increase of over 200 per cent on PS3 consoles being traded in, split almost 50/50 between those trading for cash and those taking a 360 instead.”

    Another source, working for an independent retailer in the South West, said he had seen a “massive increase” in the volume of PS3s traded in in recent weeks, with most exchanging for an Xbox 360. He describes those trading in their PS3s as “the hardcore online shooter crowd” – players who spend most of their gaming time playing the same game online, and who are therefore greatly impacted by the outage.

    Tom Mestdagh, of Belgian
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    by Published on 05/05/11 23:52
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    2. PS3,
    3. General

    In congressional testimony this morning, Dr. Gene Spafford of Purdue University said that Sony was using outdated software on its servers — and knew about it months in advance of the recent security breaches that allowed hackers to get private information from over 100 million user accounts.

    According to Spafford, security experts monitoring open Internet forums learned months ago that Sony was using outdated versions of the Apache Web server software, which "was unpatched and had no firewall installed." The issue was "reported in an open forum monitored by Sony employees" two to three months prior to the recent security breaches, said Spafford.

    Spafford made his comments in a hearing convened by the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade. Sony was invited to participate in the hearing, but declined to attend. In a letter to the committee, Sony said it has added automated software monitoring and enhanced data security and encryption to its systems in the wake of the recent security breaches.
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    by Published on 03/05/11 16:23

    Sony has admitted that further customer data has been exposed, with more than 24 milltion SOE accounts compromised, along with tens of thousands of personal bank account and credit card numbers.

    Today, Sony clarified that this was not a separate attack, but was related to the original PSN attack. The Wall Street Journal has quoted a Sony representative as saying. "We temporarily took down [Sony Online Entertainment's] services as part of our continued investigation into the external intrusion that occurred in April. This is not a second attack."

    Apparently, Sony only recently realised that April's security breach also had an impact upon the SOE service.

    Reports suggest that the customer data, which affects customers outside of the United States, is from an old file which was last updated in 2007. Although this may mean that most of the credit card numbers may no longer be valid, the same cannot be said for personal bank account numbers for direct debit payments, or indeed customer names, dates of birth and addresses.

    This also raises a question as to why Sony would need to retain old data.

    It would seem that Sony are having a real tough time right now. The discovery that the breach affected SOE as well as PSN can only make matters worse for them. ©