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MGSV save bug

New Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain save-killing bug affecting PS4 users

If you use multiple SEN accounts
Sep 30
// Steven Hansen
Given that no one reads the overbearing startup messages for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, let me point out a worthwhile one. Konami has identified "cases" of a new progress-killing bug affecting PlayStation 4 users. ...
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Payday 2

The utterly broken Xbox One version of Payday 2 is getting fixed

DLC is coming for Xbox One and PS4 too
Sep 24
// Joe Parlock
For a lot of people, Payday 2 is a fantastic game. Pulling of the perfect heist with a bunch of friends, unlocking new tools and guns, and more often than not quoting lines from Heat while you do it, Payday 2 is a hell of a ...
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Buggy launches

Don't expect games to have less buggy launches

According to QA professionals
Sep 18
// Joe Parlock
2014 was a rough time for games being released in complete, bug-free states. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Sonic Boom, Halo: The Master Chief Collection… so many games were released that were just down-right broken an...
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Metal Gear Solid V

That Metal Gear Solid V Quiet bug has finally been patched

No more accidentally breaking your save
Sep 14
// Laura Kate Dale
Last week we reported on a bug in Metal Gear Solid V where, if you took Quiet with you on missions 29 or 42, you could end up finding your save game completely corrupted. Thankfully, the newest patch for the game seems to hav...
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Destiny 2.0

Bungie knows the Destiny 2.0 patch is kind of broken

Bungie's bungled the bundle of updates
Sep 10
// Joe Parlock
Bungie released Destiny’s 2.0 patch yesterday. Massive overhauls to the game were made, but with it came a buttload of new bugs and issues. Ever since the update, people have been reporting inability to update the game,...
Metal Gear Solid V photo
Metal Gear Solid V

Avoid this save-corrupting bug in The Phantom Pain

Watch out on mission 29 and 42
Sep 08
// Jordan Devore
Konami is warning Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain players about a bug that may corrupt their save file. To avoid it, do not select Quiet as your buddy for mission 29 or 42. That's it. The issue is "known to be present" o...
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A major Steam security flaw that made stealing accounts easy has been patched

The Steam Guard fell asleep at its post
Jul 27
// Joe Parlock
You know Steam Guard? The thing that’s supposed to give your Steam account more protection by using two-step verification? Turns out that was part of a major security bug, which allowed hackers to take peoples accounts ...
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Fallout 4 bugs

Bethesda: Experience with Skyrim bugs should aid Fallout 4

Good luck
Jul 07
// Steven Hansen
While it's all well and good to look back on Skyrim and have a laugh at all the silly bugs (some were too fun to fix) those of us who didn't experience game-breaking issues may forget it wasn't all backwards dragons and horse...
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Ex-Xbox Boss: Red Ring of Death was 'sickening'

'If we don't address this, this brand is dead'
Jul 03
// Vikki Blake
Ex-Xbox boss (and now EA head) Peter Moore has admitted that when he learned about Xbox 360s bricking courtesy of the now infamous red-ring-of-death error, he sat trembling in front of his then-boss Steve Ballmer and said: "i...
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Batman: Arkham Knight

Rocksteady co-founder 'totally supports' Steam delisting Batman: Arkham Knight

Rocksteady "working like crazy" to fix the issues
Jun 26
// Vikki Blake
Rocksteady co-founder and game director, Sefton Hill, supports Warner Bros.' decision to pull the borked PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight from sale. In a tweet late last night, Hill also added that the studio's "best ...
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More BADman drama

Batman: Arkham Knight on PC lacking key visuals effects from console version

Who needs graphics anyways?
Jun 24
// Jed Whitaker
Batman: Arkham Knight released yesterday to terrible Steam user reviews for frame rate issues, and now Eurogamer is reporting that the PC version is missing visuals found in the PS4 port: Just as baffling is the fact PC lack...
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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online suffers totally unexpected launch issues

Baffling scientists and all religions
Jun 10
// Joe Parlock
A well-known MMO suffers major launch-day issues that prevent people from being able to play. Shocker. In a turn of events surprising nobody, players of The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are rep...
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Wander is broken

Wander on PS4 and PC is horribly broken

How did this get through certification?
Jun 05
// Jed Whitaker
It gives me no joy to report that one of my favorite games of PAX East 2015, Wander, has been released in a broken state. Players are reporting all kinds of issues with it on the PS4 subreddit, including crashing, broken or ...
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Witcher XP bug

The Witcher 3's XP bug will be fixed next week

CD Projekt RED says to keep playing
May 29
// Jordan Devore
Players have encountered a glitch in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that's preventing them from earning experience points from certain quests. CD Projekt RED says it will resolve the issue "as soon as possible across all platforms ...
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Witcher 3 bug

Watch out for a potential game-wrecking bug in the Witcher 3

If you aren't getting XP, wait
May 28
// Steven Hansen
Here's another hazardous Witcher 3 bug to look out for, at least until it's fixed. This week's Witcher 3 patch brought with it an unexpected bug that makes it so players are not getting experience for quests. Keep doing enoug...
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Save bug

Witcher 3 bug kills Xbox saves, console patch not ready this week

Watch out for save bug on Xbox One
May 22
// Steven Hansen
While reception towards the usefulness of The Witcher 3's day-one update on Xbox One was mixed, the general stability patch CD Projekt RED is working on would be welcomed all around. Especially on the Xbox One, where people a...
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Dark Souls II

From Software fixed Dark Souls II's wonky weapons

Weapon durability update released
May 07
// Jordan Devore
The PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of Dark Souls II suffered from an issue that caused players' weapons to degrade faster than normal, requiring frequent repairs. In short: The rate at which weapon durability decrea...
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Steam screenshot bug finally fixed after four-year wait

Say goodbye to double screenshots
May 06
// Laura Kate Dale
Sometimes bugs in software are found and removed faster than anybody really realises they ever existed. Other bugs users resign themselves to never seeing fixed, working around them until the end of time. On very rare occasio...
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Huge Mortal Kombat X patch meant to fix PC problems deletes save data

May 05
// Steven Hansen
Yesterday, NetherRealm's Ed Boon promised "huge improvements" for the PC version of Mortal Kombat X, which does not work as well as the console version. This came in the form of an extensive 15GB patch, detailed here. Unfortu...
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Mojang took two years to address Minecraft security flaw, says programmer

But it's okay - they fixed other "arguably worse" ones too!
Apr 20
// Vikki Blake
Minecraft developer Mojang has addressed a serious security flaw following a blog post that publicly chastised the company for not responding to proof that a security flaw could cripple the game's servers. In July 2013, ...
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Easy mode bug

Bloodborne bug basically activates easy mode

You can do it too, you big baby
Apr 03
// Steven Hansen
Did you seem to have an easier time with certain Bloodborne bosses than other people? Well, unless you are real good/Chris Carter, this might just be because you have too much time on your hands. Reddit user meatballz is repo...
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Startropics music glitch

StarTropics music glitch fixed after 25 years

The bass is finally picked up
Feb 22
// Jason Faulkner
There's a sub-community of emulation fans out there dedicated to disassembling and modifying the arcane code of yesteryear's classics. Brad Smith, a.k.a. rainwarrior, is one such individual, who after hearing the errors in t...
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The Crew patch fixes months-old lost stats bug, doesn't return lost stats

Feb 09
// Steven Hansen
Ubisoft's open world racer The Crew launched in December with a bug that the team couldn't fix over the holidays or also the month of January. It was a big bug, too, what with it randomly erasing players' stats.  Wi...
Borderlands bug photo
Borderlands bug

Borderlands players: Don't go grinding purple hauls

Please stick to the commons and the blues that you're used to
Jan 27
// Brett Makedonski
[Update: A patch released in November added the option to grind three purples. Therefore, this is not as useless of a bug as originally thought.] Anyone that plans to hop around the moons of Pandora today might want to t...
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Sony looking into corrupted PS4 save files

Have you seen error CE-34878-0?
Jan 21
// Jordan Devore
There are reports of PlayStation 4 users encountering error code CE-34878-0, which signifies that an application has crashed, across multiple games including Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, and Resogun. Some of these crashes have res...
SpyParty photo

Something's off about this SpyParty video

I can't quite put my finger on it
Jan 09
// Brett Makedonski
What is going on in this SpyParty video? I've never seen a murder, but is this what happens? Because it seems that the reactions of the witnesses would be more scarring than the murder itself. Or maybe this is just what it's like when a developer's willing to poke fun at its game's bugs.
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X Rebugged

X Rebirth devs are sorry about bugs, fixes coming soon

Yup, it's an X game
Nov 18
// Joshua Derocher
X Rebirth came out on Friday, and it is facing the usual bugs that games from Egosoft suffer from at launch. On the Steam forums, they have listed the known issues, and some plans on fixing them. Essentially what has hap...
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Diablo III auction houses return following gold exploit

Blizzard still hunting down the remaining gold
May 13
// Jordan Devore
Rounding out coverage of the gold-duplicating bug found in Diablo III last week, Blizzard has taken the game's auction houses back online following a fix for the exploit. Some players called for a full server rollback, but ul...
Diablo III gold bug photo
That escalated quickly
Following the release of patch 1.0.8 for Diablo III, a bug that allowed players to duplicate gold through the auction house was discovered. And, naturally, some folks ran with the exploit. The auction houses were taken offlin...

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We answer The Question
It seems we can barely go a month without a game release suffering some manner of issue in its launch week that overshadows the game itself. With the complexity of modern games, the wide range of variables at work and the ch...

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