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

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187w 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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#8 - inginear - 187w ago
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1. no consumer hardware is made to run at a continuous 100% load.

2. what are your sources of the information regarding the design and testing of the ps3?

3. software controls the cooling system in the ps3. therefore software can cause overheating.

#7 - anon777 - 187w ago
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mines kept freezing but it wasn't just LA NOIR it was mw2 as well and black ops after the update.

#6 - daivyphuong - 187w ago
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a change for FW 3.55 ^^

#5 - craidoug - 187w ago
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The hardware is designed and tested to run continuously at 100% load, so given the manufacturing process was good, no software can cause overheating.

#4 - elser1 - 187w ago
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great work sony.. i'll stop playing it for now then i guess.. may return the game.. it's good but its not that good, it's a little boring too.. if i wanna know when someones lying, as per the game, i can just compare it to sony videos... CAN THESE IDIOTS GET ANYTHING CORRECT??


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