Sony & Rockstar Issue Joint Statement

In a desperate attempt to appear multiple times on every website in the world, Sony and Rockstar have decided to kiss and make up and issue a joint statement on the official blog.

“We have received a very small number of customer support questions about PS3s overheating or shutting down while playing L.A. Noire,” says Patrick Seybold, corporate director of being corporate and speaking about corporate things.


“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,” he said, somewhat contradicting what a Rockstar employee said yesterday.

Well, it’s not the weather, that’s for sure.

“We are both committed to working hard to find solutions to this and any issues that may arise,” continues Seybold, before listing a few ways to get in touch with both Rockstar and Sony.

If it’s not the game, and it’s not the firmware, that kinda only leaves the console user, doesn’t it?



  1. Doesn’t this happen every time there is a firmware update and a new game released?

    • Usually it’s not a games developer who says it…

  2. Everyone’s the winner!

  3. “If it’s not the game, and it’s not the firmware, that kinda only leaves the console, doesn’t it?”

    Or the user. I’m picturing a lot of dusty console being overused in rooms which need a window opening. I could be wrong but it wouldn’t at all surprise me. I take good care of my consoles but others I know don’t really think twice about what might be good or bad for their console.

    • Good point.

    • i know the cause.

      if your air conditioner goes on the fritz or your washing machine blows up or your video recorder conks out; before you call the repairman turn on all the lights, check all the closets and cupboards, look under all the beds, ’cause you never can tell there just might be a gremlin in your house.


    • It the those darn pixies. There was a bad batch of pixie dust and ever since Tinker Bell has been in right state. A small batch of faulty game play was sent to Sony who as we all know are evil. (There also happen at Microsoft but this week there not evil business. But they did pay a hell of a lot of dosh for Skype)

      Problem solved.

    • I always thought the same thing about the 360, until I had my first one break on me… then my second and third. Thing is, I treat my consoles like some sort of electronic gods, I treat them well and give them offerings… of games. While my brother had a 360 that he kept on his carpeted floor, often with dirty clothes or dishes on top, which miraculously kept working, he’s had it for years.

      What I’m saying is, it’s all luck, don’t jinx yourself…

    • Agreed.

  4. Voodoo. Gotta be.

  5. console do die like your TV & every other thing.

  6. Its a good way to ensuring media exposure for your latest game

  7. This whole thing probably isn’t a huge issue but it got blown out of proportion since all gaming sites/blogs reported that it was possibly related to the firmware update. I feel sorry for Rockstar and Sony that these blogs/sites take every opportunity they can to find something about Sony’s new security measures to blow out of proportion.

    • Er, no. Rockstar said it was…

    • Rockstar made a statement that it was the firmware. Which, when you think of it, is absolutely crazy. Even if it is the firmware, you’d have expected them to talk to Sony first before releasing such an accusation.

      • It was a support operative that made that statement and it wasn’t an official statement. The whole thing was made in a support thread for Rockstar games and was completely blown out of proportion by the video game “press”. One support operative made a rushed conclusion and the entire “press” takes the opportunity to jump the gun.

  8. Well my LA NOIRE runs smooth as a holywood crime scene, so I’m delighted :)

  9. Bored with this now.

  10. amazing – its not even fucking out yet

    • Lol! best comment I’ve read on here today :P

    • In the UK. Not everyone here is from the UK.

    • Even for those in the UK, I can’t remember the last time I waited for a Friday bricks and mortar retail release for a game I wanted. Pre-order at the right place online (e.g. ShopTo) and you’ll always get your game early.

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