134w ago - Shortly following the PS3 Firmware 3.61 update, reports came in that users running L.A. Noire may be causing PS3 consoles to be overheating.
Today Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold has addressed concerns on the issue below with an official statement on behalf of Sony and Rockstar Games, as follows:
We have received a very small number of customer support questions about PS3s overheating or shutting down while playing L.A. Noire. 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.
We are both committed to working hard to find solutions to this and any issues that may arise. If you are experiencing any issues with L.A. Noire or your PS3 hardware, please contact technical support using any of the means provided below:
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Your original statement implied the PS3's are dying due to too much consistent load (as in hours at a time) and that nothing could handle that load, so I pointed out standard hardware does... so what you write here is nonsense. It's as if you're not communicating in the same language I am or just trying to argue for the sake of arguing.
I have no way of confirming if at any point during a game the load would drop but that would usually happen during a movie/cutscene and the load would be lower before the gameplay starts... that just makes the PS3 seem even worse.
ok most of these arguments are irrelevant, LA Noire didn't cause any overheating issues it just crashed. Fat PS3's all suffer from the YLOD problem sooner or later, either that or the owners of the 100 or so i've fixed in the last 12 months must all be doing something wrong, same with the original 360's and the RROD problem, either way it's sorted now.