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

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188w 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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#18 - GrandpaHomer - 188w ago
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The crashing while trying to access the store is a bit of "overlook" on the side of Rockstar that the code doesn't count on the fact it could be down as well as on side of Sony for not having this properly handles on the system level itself.

And - yes - I DO aggree that this is another overhyped game - luckily I was able to resist purchasing it and now it's possible to DL and play anyway ...

#17 - elser1 - 188w ago
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i've played my copy for hours straight and my ps3 is running cool as its a fat 40gig.. only issue, apart from the game being average at best, is when you try to access psn from the game itself it freezes and you have to do a hard reset.. i'd say this is a bit of crap myself.. mine works fine!!

TOUCH WOOD... LOL damn i've just jinxed my ps3..

if you are indeed the gilksy with the videos on fixing ylod, and not some imitation LOL, i would just like to say thanks mate.

#16 - gilksy - 188w ago
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Get ready for the secound masive wave of YLOD lol, as expected hardware and software issuse causing end user expense!!

they will never admit its there fault due to the backlog of fat ps3's that also overheated!!

message to sony... next time take your time designing it !! dont rush it!! take a tip from my PCS3... it will never overheat!!

and before anyone flames me saying i am a xbox fan i have never owned an xbox and never will lol


#15 - B4rtj4h - 188w ago
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Strange that there is NO original update available jet

#14 - kombat75 - 188w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by daivyphuong View Post
this update fixes overheating (update 1.01 param 3.50)

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How does this work ? Just extract the files and update that all under XBM ?


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