160w ago - Recently some COD Black Ops videos surfaced showing off a 15th Prestige XP and Infinite Care Package hack, and as a result Treyarch COD: Black Ops designer David 'Vahn' Vonderhaar has issued a statement warning PS3 glitchers.
To quote: "This is going to be my one and only statement on this topic, so pay attention.
I got Twitbombed today from dozens of people the same 2 links. Some are people using old dashboards or old versions of the game. Others are claiming victory on old dev builds that don't even connect to the version of Xbox Live that you use. Others are reproducible issues that we will hotfix or patch just like we said we would. In essence, we likely know more about it than you do from watching a video on Vimeo or YouTube.
What many of these people want is to be Internet nerd famous. I'm not going to make them famous and you shouldn't either. Internet hysteria from normal people is exactly what they want and that's how many people reacted today. You gave them exactly what they want.
Given the opportunity, I'd personally wield the ban hammer for anyone...
229w ago - It appears Sony is cracking down on those who are sharing their PSN identification and password to grant select items in PlayStation Home.
PSN game sharing is also labeled as violating the ToS later in the PS Forum thread (linked above).
Community Manager CydoniaX stated the following:
As many of you are already aware, there are members of our community who are requesting your PSN identification and password to grant select items in Home.
We would like to remind you that the Home staff will never ask you for your password, or any other personal information in Home.
The members of the community doing so are participating in activities that violate our terms of service. This is wrong, illegal, and most definitely NOT OK, and we will be handling these offenses accordingly.
Please be assured that we know who has done what. We know that many of you who participated in this are also some of our most dedicated and enthusiastic Home users and might not have been fully aware of the ramifications of your actions.
256w ago - California Congressman Rep. Joe Baca (D), who is reportedly well known for targeting video games with hefty legislation, is at work again.
Now he is pushing for cigarette warning labels to be placed on any video game rated T for Teen or higher by the ESRB.
To quote: A California Congressman who has a long history of targeting video games with legislation is at it again.
Last week Rep. Joe Baca (D) introduced H.R. 231, a bill which would require that warning labels be placed on any game rated T (13 and older) or higher by the ESRB. Baca's bill is titled "The Video Game Health Labeling Act of 2009."
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) co-sponsored the measure which would apply to both packaged and digitally distributed games. The bill has been referred to the House Energy & Commerce Committee.