Some Xbox One owners keen for backwards compatibility have been duped into bricking their consoles by a prank that originated on 4chan.
On Saturday a user of 4chan's infamous /b/ forum posted what he or she claimed were the steps required to make the Xbox One backwards compatible.
One of the steps involves accessing the recently-discovered hidden developer menu on the console.
However, following all the steps results in the console locking up completely.
Xbox community manager Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb quickly took to Twitter to warn people about the post.
Bungie’s “shared-world” sci-fi shooter Destiny will be released on September 9, 2014, the developer has announced.
The much anticipated game will hold a beta over the northern hemisphere’s summer. It comes first to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Destiny is also coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360.
“Destiny has always represented a new beginning for our team. It was born from brave possibilities,” said the developer. “We dreamed of a renewed and independent Bungie. We found partners willing to bet big on some crazy new ideas with us.
Respawn Entertainment unveiled two new Titanfall titan classes, the Ogre and the Stryder, at the Spike VGX Awards in Los Angeles over the weekend.
The Ogre class Titan is a slower, heavily armoured mech. Its finishing move is to rip the arm from an enemy mech and use it like a weapon.
At the opposite end of the spectrum is the Styder class, an agile, fast-moving mech that relies on manoeuvrability to best enemies.
A new version of this year’s excellent Tomb Raider reboot is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Crystal Dynamics announced Tomb Raider: Definitive Version at the VGX Awards with a trailer that claims the game has been “rebuilt” and “remade” for those consoles.
It has a North American release date of January 28.
Joe Danger developer Hello Games has announced its next game, a procedurally generated sci-fi exploration title called No Man's Sky.
The game’s trailer demonstrates its ambition by showing a player moving from underwater to land to the sky to outer space in a small spacecraft.
“Every atom” will be procedurally generated, it states.
Telltale Games has announced it is working on a new episodic series set in the Borderlands universe.
Tales from the Borderlands will feature characters both old and new, and some of the latter will be “wannabe vault hunters”, said Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford.
It "will play like a Telltale game", said Telltale’s Kevin Bruner.
Telltale Games has announced it is working on a series of Game of Thrones video games.
The games will be based on the Game of Thrones television series, itself based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy novels.
The games were teased as “a brand new chapter” in the saga of Westeros, and Telltale CEO Dan Connors said his studio would focus on the characters who had the most at stake.
Bethesda will not be revealing Fallout 4 at the Spike VGX Awards this weekend.
For several weeks, rumours that the publisher was preparing to reveal a new instalment in the popular post-apocalyptic RPG have circulated online.
However, Bethesda marketer Pete Hines has said the publisher has nothing to announce at the awards show.
Microsoft is increasingly concerned by the efforts of some governments to bypass online security measures and collect private data on unsuspecting citizens.
In an open letter on Microsoft’s official blog, Brad Smith, executive vice president of corporate affairs, said allegations of illegal snooping by governments threatened to “seriously undermine confidence in the security and privacy of online communications.”
“Like many others, we are especially alarmed by recent allegations in the press of a broader and concerted effort by some governments to circumvent online security measures – and in our view, legal processes and protections – in order to surreptitiously collect private customer data. In particular, recent press stories have reported allegations of governmental interception and collection – without search warrants or legal subpoenas – of customer data as it travels between customers and servers or between company data centers in our industry.”
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