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Rockstar Games and Sony on L.A. Noire and PS3's Overheating


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174w 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 [Register or Login to view links].

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:

• Rockstar Support: [Register or Login to view links]
• Rockstar Support on Twitter: [Register or Login to view links]
• PlayStation 3 Support: http://us.playstation.com/support/



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HeyManHRU's Avatar
#28 - HeyManHRU - 173w ago
They can't ban L.A. Noire here in Australia even though it should be R 18+. It's a really popular game and they would loose lots of $$$

I can just imagine my kid asking such things - ROFL

9nihn's Avatar
#27 - 9nihn - 173w ago
It's a sad truth that glorified violence and gore is easier to explain or brush off. I agree that this is in no way a kids game, my friend almost rented it for his kid today, i lol'd then.

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#26 - elser1 - 173w ago
i can't believe that mortal combat is banned and this is ok in Australia... LOL

Neo Cyrus's Avatar
#25 - Neo Cyrus - 174w ago
1. your video cards are not running at 100% on a continuous duty cycle. if they were, that would mean that you are playing graphically intensive games 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. by stopping the game or turning off the computer you are making the duty cycle much less than 100%.
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.
my original comment was based on the fact that almost no game for the ps3 makes it run at 100% during the entire play session of the game. the ps3 may be "maxed out" during the game play, however unless the programmers are very bad the cell b.e. would not be taxed throughout the entire game or cause any problems.
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.

barrybarryk's Avatar
#24 - barrybarryk - 174w ago
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.

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