Bug Found in The Division That Lets Players do Unlimited Damage

Tom Clancy’s The Division has enjoyed enormous popularity since its release, despite the almost constant existence of issues that have plagued players. Now, a new exploit has been found in the shooter that effectively breaks the game by allowing players to do potentially unlimited damage, making PvE trivial and destroying the PvP ‘Dark Zone’ areas.

The bug is based around the use of the “competent” talent, which boosts damage output after another ability is triggered. This can be found on a number of weapons, but can most easily be gotten from a high-end AK-74 purchasable at a special gear vendor at the Base of Operations. With this (or another qualifying weapon) all you have to do is switch back and forth between the gun and any other weapon for some time causing competent’s DPS boost to stack on each switch. After switching the weapons for a number of minutes, the damage boost becomes enormous, capable of temporarily boosting damage by as much as 10 times over, with Youtuber Simplified showing his weapon going from 10,000 damage per shot to 100,000 with the talent active.

This bug has enormous potential for abuse in both PvE and PvP, with players able to kill difficult bosses with relative ease and effortlessly kill any player who crosses them with a single shot. While PvE uses of the exploit have relatively low impact on other players, this bug may drive many out of the PvP Dark Zone areas for fear they will be killed with ease by users of the exploit. It isn’t just the competent talent with the issue either, with players reporting a number of other pieces of equipment are able to stack their talent activations by swapping it on and off making players able to earn millions of credits for a single headshot, amongst other things.

It is reasonable to assume that Ubisoft will be giving abusers of this exploit the same treatment as in the past, with many people likely to face a ban should they have been found to be using the glitch. How long it will remain unpatched though still remains to be seen, but there may be a distinct drop off in players in the PvP zones until a hotfix is released.

Ready To Enjoy The Division? Collisions Mean You May Have To Wait In Line

When a game releases, it has teething problems. These can be anything from the servers not having enough space to accommodate as many players that want to play the game at the same time, it can even be as simple as a bug that wasn’t found during production leading to the game crashing. Tom Clancy’s The Division has a different kind of problem, meaning that in order to enjoy the game, you may have to queue up.

Typically online games disable collision when you enter a “social area”. Given their focus and the number of players that gather in these areas, being boxed in and stuck by other players isn’t uncommon if the collision is enabled. The Division doesn’t disable this collision, which has resulted in some rather funny situations.

With players only able to receive quests from certain people, the Division has come up with an ingenious way of solving this problem. The solution would appear to just wait in a cue.

This is better than the alternative that some players have come up with. The alternative being that if they stand in a doorway, players are blocked from going in and out of the room.

As shown in the video, when players are inactive your character will perform jumping jacks, leaving you to experience the “jumping jacks nightmare” should a group of players decide that you need to stay put for a while.

The only current solution being that if you keep moving forward you’ll be able to pass through a player, however if people stack up (such as in the video below) you won’t be able to pass through them. It also doesn’t help if you need to stand still to receive your next quest update.

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F-35 Radar Glitch Requires Pilots to Turn it Off and On Again!

At this point in its development, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is almost infamous due to the countless problems that have caused huge delays and taking it vastly over budget. Now another problem has been found with the software used for the F-35’s radar. The solution to this problem? Just turn it off and back on again!

In modern air battles, combat takes place beyond the visual range of the pilots, requiring extensive use of radar in order to locate and evade or attack enemy targets. As a result, in an aircraft touted as the most advanced jet fighter ever built, a flaw in its radar would put it at a huge disadvantage against vastly less developed jets. US Air Force Major General Harrigian spoke to analyst firm IHS Jane’s, telling them “What would happen is they’d get a signal that says either a radar degrade or a radar fail – something that would force us to restart the radar.”

Thankfully Lockheed Martin has discovered the cause of the glitch and are working towards a solution to the problem as well as running it through the software testing labs. The fixes are expected to be delivered to the US Air Force by the end of the month, however, this new problem has caused countries such as Australia to reconsider their orders of the plane. Keith Joiner, the one responsible for evaluating the plane’s performance for the Australian defence force said in a discussion with Radio National Background Briefing: “Some systems like the radar control are fundamentally worse than the earlier version, which is not a good sign.” With the next major software version for the plane, Block 4, not due until 2020, all development of the plane’s software since 2013 has been bug fixes, which hardly instills confidence in the original quality of the code. According to Joiner, the plane does not even have competent cyber security in place, with the only system that has undergone such testing being the logistics software, which did not have promising results.

With each F-35 jet approximately priced at about £100m, it is no wonder that nations are starting to lose faith in the 15-year long project. Each new flaw discovered in the F-35 just adds to a laundry list of past issues making other offerings seem far more attractive to the armed forces. The HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier is expected to take on a complement of 36 F-35 jets by 2018, but whether this ever comes to pass seems less likely with every new flaw and delay.

Nest Being Turned Off By Glitch From 2015

Nest is a name that flies around these days, settling in homes all over the world. The little piece of hardware is designed to allow you remote and smart control of your heating, from detecting when you’re nearly home, to turning the temperature down while at work, the device is there to make your life easier and you feel more in control. That was until people were hit by a glitch from 2015 that resulted in Nest being turned off!

People stormed online, like they often do these days when things go wrong, saying they were waking up in the dead of a night to a cold house. Finding that it is a known problem, but there was no fix in place for it yet.

Matt Rogers, the founder and vice president of engineering at Nest, stated that the bug came from a software update in December. “We had a bug that was introduced in the software update that didn’t show up for about two weeks”, in his statement apologizing for the issue. While Nest state that the issue has been fixed for 99.5% of their customers, the fix that is recommended features everything from turning it off and back on again to charging it for several hours.

While only a small problem for some, Nest is often seen as an option for those who are unable to move around a lot, such as the elderly, letting their friends and family check in and ensure that their heating is at a suitable level during the cold winters. A small problem for some can be a serious matters for others, and I’m certain that Nest will be looking into how this software update caused this problem.

Hilarious FIFA 16 Bugs and Glitches

Modern video games are arguably the best they have ever been in terms of graphics, animations and production values, the latest titles that have included Fallout 4 have entertained audiences with immersive worlds and gameplay, this has led to a rise in sales and also a growth in audiences. As great as video games are, they do tend to experience technical glitches and bugs which infuriate players, well until the latest patches are released.

To demonstrate this, a Youtuber that goes by the moniker “GameSprout” has edited together a highlight reel of glitches and bugs from FIFA 16, below is a selection of fails in the form of images as well as the full video.

Below is an image of what appears to be a rather lethal glitch involving one player merrily kicking the head of an opposition player, charming.

Below is a strange glitch involving two players who would rather sit on an invisible chair than play football.

Below is a bug which shows a player who would rather perform what appears to be a cart-wheel rather than score the conventional way, certainly a fail.

Below, Marcello has found himself in a situation whereby his arms are the wrong way round, looks painful, although he seems relaxed.

Yeah, I have no idea what Hulk is doing to that poor goalkeeper.

Below is a rather funny glitch of a player who A – thinks he is in Star Wars, or B – thinks he is in Call Of Duty and has unfortunately been shot at.

Below is the full compilation video of fails from FIFA 16, if nothing else it will make you chuckle if you have a spare five minutes. It just goes to show that while the games industry is moving onwards and upwards, the glitches remain and are somewhat as hilarious as ever.

Images courtesy of fullfifa

Battlefront Glitch Gives Gamers a Massive Advantage

If you’ve been Star Wars: Battlefront, one of the most eagerly awaited games released this year, you may have noticed a slight glitch in the system.

Recently there have been a lot of players crashing their X-wings and tie fighters at full pace into the ground, daft as it sounds, doing so triggers a glitch in the game that gives you infinite health. Kotaku said that “It’s the kind os s*** that you would tell a new player in the chat so you can laugh as they fly their craft straight into the ground”

Above you can see the video by Flynn Moloney demonstrating the new-found glitch. Since the surfacing of the bug, there has been lots of threads and videos popping up on various forums. Reddit users have posted their thoughts on the matter, you can see them here. alongside over videos of people finding the glitch.

The confusing (and a little amusing) thing is, not every nose dive into the map activates the glitch and sometimes the glitch happens without a crash occurring. Hopefully, Dice will manage to correct the glitch before too many people discover it and ruin the game.

The problem seems limited to Xbox One and PS4 only though, but please let us know if you find any bugs on the PC version.

I will say though, this game is stunning, they really have done a fantastic job (other than the glitches) and it certainly fails to disappoint me. What do you think of the game so far? let us know in the comments below

Someone Found an Infinite Caps Glitch in Fallout 4

I’m not one to cheat in my games, I like the immersion and level of effort required to get somewhere and do certain things within the world. However, if you’re not like me and you want to struggle to carry your bottlecap filled pockets around the wasteland with you, here’s how you can get all the caps you could ever want.

  • First, find a vendor who sells ammo. Any ammo will do.
  • Pick an ammo type.
  • Buy every single bullet of that ammo type.
  • Sell exactly one ammo of the stash you just bought back.
  • Sell another chunk of the ammo, but not all of it.

It should be noted that the glitch doesn’t seem to work with every vendor, and you can only take as much money as each vendor has at that time, but if you’re tired of only being able to afford cruddy hardware, it’s a quick workaround…. you cheating scumbag (joking).

It’s actually quite a simple glitch to say the least and one that I suspect that the team at Bethesda will patch in the not too distant future. Of course, with more pressing issues such as the FPS bug, I can’t see this one being a top priority.

NVIDIA Admits G-Sync Glitch Resulting in Huge Power Spikes at High Refresh Rates

NVIDIA’s G-SYNC is a propriety module embedded into select monitors which directly synchronizes game performance with the monitor’s refresh rate. This creates a smooth experience and minimizes the stutter you would typically get from V-Sync. This also eliminates screen tearing and some users argue it’s a more seamless experience than AMD’s FreeSync technology. Evidently panels with G-SYNC incur a hefty price premium which means consumers have high expectations.

Recently, a software bug emerged which results in significant increases in the GPU’s power draw under idle circumstances. Bizarrely, the clock speeds ramp up too, but only at a significant amount on monitors with a 144Hz+ refresh rate. This notion was discussed by Ryan Shrout from PCPer and said:

“But the jump to 144Hz is much more dramatic – idle system power jumps from 76 watts to almost 134 watts – an increase of 57 watts! Monitor power only increased by 1 watt at that transition though. At 165Hz we see another small increase, bringing the system power up to 137.8 watts.”

“When running the monitor at 60Hz, 100Hz and even 120Hz, the GPU clock speed sits comfortably at 135MHz. When we increase from 120Hz to 144Hz though, the GPU clock spikes to 885MHz and stays there, even at the Windows desktop. According to GPU-Z the GPU is running at approximately 30% of the maximum TDP.”

NVIDIA have acknowledged the strange power draw issue and is currently working on a fix to be included in a driver revision. The NVIDIA response reads:

“We checked into the observation you highlighted with the newest 165Hz G-SYNC monitors.

Guess what? You were right! That new monitor (or you) exposed a bug in the way our GPU was managing clocks for GSYNC and very high refresh rates.

As a result of your findings, we are fixing the bug which will lower the operating point of our GPUs back to the same power level for other displays.

We’ll have this fixed in an upcoming driver.”

I’d love to hear from people who own a G-SYNC display. Do you feel the module is worth the added cost when selecting a monitor?

Possible Fix Found For Windows 10 Error With Taskbar and Cortana.

The release of Windows 10 has been rather odd in many respects, yes it’s an improvement over the much maligned previous OS in terms of user interface, but privacy concerns coupled with a monitoring tool that allows parents to effectively spy on their children’s browsing habits by default has led to a rather mixed reception. Among the many errors and glitches that have befallen consumers is the rather annoying bug that has led to the failure of both Cortana and the taskbar for many individuals, who have been subsequently privileged to a “Critical Error” when attempting to launch both applications. So much so that the official Microsoft answers board has seen consumers vent their frustrations concerning the problem.

Well, this error might have been in part clarified by a redditor that goes by the moniker “Xeasar”, who has seemingly found a fix when this individual attempted to uninstall Avast Anti-Virus. It was found that as soon as this software had been removed, both Cortana and the Taskbar returned to full functionality, leading to the conclusion of compatibility issues with this particular program. Whether this is the sole cause of the problem or down to a variety of incompatible applications remains to be seen.

According to “Xeasar”, Microsoft is aware of the problem and as a result is working on a patch for the issue. On occasions software developers view consumers with suspicion even though in many cases it’s those same people who find a way to fix issues with certain products. It will be interesting to note how and when Microsoft patches this issue and it also conveys the unstable nature of a new OS in its first year.

Thank you Reddit and answers.microsoft for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of techworm

Reports of iPhone 6S & Plus Randomly Powering Down

Smartphones have moved on leaps and bounds over the last decade, the processing power which is confined within a portable device is quite mind-blowing. But, these devices do have their problems which include generally poor battery life and a tendency to break if dropped, unlike that Nokia 1100 model which would puncture the floor while leaving the phone unharmed.

Talking of glitches, there seems to be a new problem which has been reported by many consumers who have upgraded to iOS 9 while using the iPhone 6S and iPhone Plus. According to reports via various tech forums, the devices in question “randomly and unexpectedly power off” which is certainly inconvenient. Users also report that their phones power down even if the battery is fully charged while others have noticed the home button felt warm or even hot. These reports have been mainly attributed to the above models, although one consumer noted similar problems on the iPhone 5S.

Below are responses from consumers concerning this issue

“I overslept this morning, because my phone quit working overnight! (no alarm) I tried the power button, but it was unresponsive. When I went to try a hard reset, I BURNED my finger on the home button”

The screen was off, and the phone rang. The screen remained dark, but the ringing kept going, but couldn’t be answered. The home button was EXTREMELY hot, and the only way to get the screen back on was to hard boot it (home and power buttons)”

“Happened twice, bought 6s+ (9.1 beta 2) on Friday was dead on Saturday night while charging. Happened again Monday afternoon. Reset all settings and nothing since. Am currently running beta 3.”

Consumers have since upgraded their phones to iOS 9.0.2 and are waiting to see if the problem reappears. There is speculation although no firm conclusion as of yet that the glitches might be down to the A9 processor within the iPhone 6S, which had two manufacturers; TSMC and Samsung.

Unfortunately, the nature and power of these phones will always lead to glitches and errors, Apple will need to ensure such instances are dealt with in a speedy manner with the aim of avoiding potential negative consumer views of the brand. Consumers will also be hoping that any bug fix updates do not introduce new problems to their devices, as in the case of the botched bug fix for iOS 8.

Thank you cnet and macrumors for providing us with this information.

iOS 9 ‘Slide to Upgrade’ Bug is Bricking Apple Devices

The latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system has received a number of complaints from users during the upgrade process. Essentially, iOS 9 suffers from a major glitch mid-way through the update and can cause Apple devices to lock up. Any iPhone or iPad has to be forcibly reset to factory settings and re-attempt the upgrade procedure. Unfortunately, this means all of the user-data will be unrecoverable which is bound to annoy even the most devoted of Apple fans.

One reader told The Register:

“I have just updated my iPad to iOS 9 and found to my horror that once it has ‘successfully’ installed and then gone through the initial setup phase, I cannot progress past the second request to ‘slide to upgrade’ page.”

“The setup order is ‘passcode’ – ‘slide to upgrade’ – ‘select Wi-Fi’ – ‘slide to upgrade’ at which point no further actions are possible.”

I’ve also witnessed first-hand reports from Apple customers who are unable to even begin the update process and greeted with technical errors. Supposedly, the problems occur when updating from iOS 7 to iOS 9. From a PR perspective, this is fairly terrible news for Apple given the record-breaking sales of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

Thank you The Register for providing us with this information.

Witcher 3 Glitch Creates Level 100+ Enemies!

If you’ve been playing The Witcher 3 a lot since release, then there’s a very good chance you’ve completed the latest adventures of Geralt of Rivia. If you’ve been downloading all of the lovely free DLC from CD Projekt Red, then it’s also likely you’ve taken advantage of the recently released New Game+ mode, allowing you to replay the game with all your endgame loot, levels and more.

The game can be quite difficult on the higher difficulty settings, but a recently discovered glitch kicks things up from difficult to Geralt’s worst nightmare with a side of Dark Souls. The glitch kicks in when you hit 330 percent Sign intensity, which seems innocent enough, but if you disengage with your enemy, then return to fight them again immediately, you’re likely to get a serious butt kicking. The enemy level will jump to well over 100 and while some aren’t impossible to kill, you best be prepared for a challenging fight, as they won’t go down easy.

It’s unknown if CD Projekt Red are working on a patch for this issue, but it’s likely that they’ll fix it in the next wave of updates. Don’t worry though, we suspect some modders will put the feature back in for those that love the extra challenge.

Thank you PCGamesN for providing us with this information.

More Than 400 Flights Cancelled Due To Technical Glitch

So it’s the weekend and you’re flying out somewhere nice? The problem is your flight has been cancelled, and so has over 400 other flights. The reason, a bug in the system.

This weekend over 440 flights was cancelled while hundreds more were delayed on the east coast of America this Saturday. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated that they believe a center in Leesburg, Virginia may be the cause of the problem. The problem itself being that a bug in the tracking software resulted in the system going haywire.

While expressing its resolve to work with carriers to resume normal service they expressly stated that the incident had nothing to do with “an accident or hacking”.

It should be noted that while tens of thousands of passengers were affected in the cancellations and delays, severe and large-scale weather systems can cause cancellations numbering upwards of 1,000 per day.

With technical problems ranging from the wide systems used in this example to the systems used on a single flight, with researchers claiming they were able to issue commands to a plane’s engines through its WiFi. Is it time for us to upgrade the technology we use on an everyday basis and that a lot of us take for granted when going on holiday or travelling for business?

Thank you Yahoo News and Engadget for the information.

Image courtesy of Picture Depot.

T-Mobile Blue Screen iPhone Bug

Oh the nostalgia of the blue screen of death which has been a constant annoyance for PC owners. Yes PC fanboy, I am aware that Macs have a variant of this bug which boots to a blank blue screen, I use the term PC for personal computer, otherwise it would be a PiM for Personal iMac, and nobody wants Pims o’clock. ABut as mobile devices have become more powerful, the threat of a blue screen might be lurking in your shiny new phone and it may depend on your network.

There have been rumours abound that subscribers of the T-Mobile phone network have become victims of a blue screen of death and also frequent restarts which seem to occur on their iPhone. So far the known devices of such a bug are the iPhone 6 Plus, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5s. Users of these affected models seem to suffer with restarts every 10 to 30-minute intervals. This bug also extends to multiple versions of iOS 8 including iOS 8.1 and iOS 8.3.

As yet T-Mobile has failed to clarify the problem, but there seems to be a feeling of the glitch being either a carrier update from T – Mobile or memory problems with the devices in question. Users who have experienced this glitch have managed to halt the ascendance of the blue screen of death by performing a “hard reset” on their iPhones, it’s a good job we are talking about tech, otherwise I would be known as the ex writer of eTeknix.

If this fails, T-Mobile are instructing customers to delete their old text messages and do a factory restore via iTunes. It suggests to me that T-Mobile might be at fault for this glitch, if it was a problem with the devices then people from all networks would be effected. The advancements in tech but the same old glitches, it’s a funny old world.

Thanks You MacRumors for providing us with this information.

Image Courtesy of newnewsouth

Dead Or Alive 5 is the Latest Glitch-tastic Game Release

Day-one release bugs in video games are becoming a common problem. In the past few months, we’ve had big games like Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Dying Light, and The Order: 1886 ship with multiple glitches. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is the latest game to join that list, and developers Team NINJA is trying to put out fires all over the place on its official Twitter account.

The first problems, reported on Friday, were that the Xbox One game would freeze if throwdown challenges were turned on, and that Mad Catz fightsticks – the controller of choice for many beat ‘em up fanatics – were not working with the game.

Concerning the former, Team NINJA advise keeping throwdowns off until the issue is fixed, while Mad Catz are putting the blame for the latter firmly at the feet of the game’s developers:

“Mad Catz have been made aware that our Xbox One Tournament Edition 2 Arcade FightStick is not currently compatible with the Xbox One version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. Mad Catz would like to assure the fighting game community that we have contacted Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja, and we are all working to find a solution. It should be noted that controller compatibility is something that is largely out of our hands and needs to be implemented on the developer side. Now that this issue has been brought to all our collective attention, we will do everything we can on our side to ensure that our FightStick will offer full compatibility with the game. It is our understanding that at this time NO specialty controllers / arcade FightSticks from other manufacturers will work on the Xbox One version of DOA5: Last Round. Please continue to check Mad Catz social media for further updates.”

Team NINJA responded with the following statement, insisting the two were working on the problem together:

“It should be noted that controller compatibility is something that is largely out of our hands and needs to be implemented on the developer side. Now that this issue has been brought to all our collective attention, we will do everything we can on our side to ensure that our FightStick will offer full compatibility with the game. It is our understanding that at this time NO specialty controllers / arcade FightSticks from other manufacturers will work on the Xbox One version of DOA5: Last Round. Please continue to check Mad Catz social media for further updates.”

Last week, an update for the Xbox 360 version of Dead or Alive 5 triggered the deletion of saved games for some users. Players of the German, Italian, French, or Spanish versions of the game who try to complete the tutorial mode have had their save files vanish.

Problems with the game have become so numerous that Team NINJA has put together a handy chart that lists all known issues with the latest Dead or Alive game. Let’s hope they don’t need to add to it any time soon.

Source: Kotaku

US Healthcare.gov Sends Wrong Tax Information to 800,000 People

In another example of how the US government can’t deploy major tech initiatives without some sort of major mishap, the ever troubled Healthcare.gov site has sent incorrect tax information to 800,000 users.

All of those users received tax details that were incorrect in some way, and have been told to wait before filling their taxes this year. According to The New York Times, all of those affected have been contacted and told to read this for further information. Apparently, they’ll be getting replacement details, with the correct information, early next month.

Healthcare.gov has been pretty much in a mess right from the get-go. What initially seemed like a forward-thinking and efficient online way to ensure people have health insurance, turned out to be a nightmare. Not because of policy, but because of poor web design and management. There have been security lapses and massive bugs meaning people couldn’t sign up and now this.

Let’s hope this is last of Healthcare.gov’s calamities.

Source: The Next Web

Raspberry Pi 2 Reboots When Exposed to Camera Flashes

The recently released Raspberry Pi 2 is susceptible to reboots when exposed to camera flashes, according to user reports. The resets are caused by the ‘photoelectric effect’, first discovered by Albert Einstein, for which he won the Nobel Prize. The Raspberry Pi’s creator, Eben Upton, isn’t fazed by the glitch, instead calling it an “unintentional educational bonus”.

“It’s an interesting demonstration of the photoelectric effect,” Upton said. “If I had to pick a bug in the Raspberry Pi, excessive sensitivity to paparazzi is the one I would pick. If this was destroying devices I would be less cheerful about it.”

Upton says, “We have no real plans to fix it,” but adds, “We might use a component with more optical screening in the future.”

Finally, he suggests, “If you are intent on taking flash photos of your Pi, you can stick Blu-Tack on it.”

Source: BBC

30-Minute Legend Of Zelda Speedrun is a New World Record

A Legend of Zelda player has beaten the game in a record-breaking 30 minutes and 29 seconds. The speedrun was completed by Darkwing_Duck_sda, just 8 seconds faster than his previous best of 30 minutes and 37 seconds.

Darkwing took advantage of a screen scrolling glitch to skip through the game at abnormal speed – according to the website How Long to Beat, an average Zelda playthrough takes approximately 10 hours.

This excerpt, from Speed Demos Archive, explains the glitch and how to take advantage of it:

To clip through a wall (screen scroll glitch), you must stand toward that wall and be a specific amount of pixels away from the wall (either 5 or 7, the amount escapes me at the moment) and then move one frame in a side direction. This will cause Link to turn around, but stay on the same pixel. Then you can move through the wall. You only get to move through a half step of solid wall, but that’s enough to clip through things that are set diagonally, or push you through the screen transition “wall.” Clipping through the edge of the screen sends you to the other side.

The question is, should speedruns using glitch exploits really be considered a true completion of a game?

Source: Kotaku

Assassin’s Creed Unity PC Patch Breaking SLI and More… Obviously

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is somehow still broken! Yet another patch has been released on PC in the last couple of days and while it fixes some performance issues, it welcomes in a wave of new problems that are ruining the game for some players.

The fourth update for the PC release of the game breaks the Nvidia SLI compatibility, so that money you spent on a second graphics card for extra performance isn’t going to do you much good right now; at least not on this game.

When you do enable SLI you end up with diabolical flickering of the lighting and textures that are more likely to give you a seizure than anything else.

The endless saga of failures continues…

Vodafone Glitch Shuts Non-Emergency NHS, Police Phone Lines

A major fault with Vodafone’s network today (Saturday) meant non-emergency phone lines for the UK’s NHS and Police went down.

The NHS lost service to its 111 helpline, while 23 police forces, including the Metropolitan Police, lost their 101 non-emergency service. All lines were reinstated by 1pm GMT.

The fault, which also resulted in the road recovery company RAC losing its phone service, is now being investigated by Vodafone, who apologised for the problems.

“Our engineers have worked hard to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and services have now been restored,” Vodafone said.

It said it would continue to monitor the service closely, adding: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Source: BBC News

European PSN Glitch Giving Users Minecraft for Free

The past 24 hours have been good for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita owners after it was discovered that a glitch on the PlayStation store has been allowing people to unlock the full version of Minecraft for free!

The glitch is fairly simple to activate, just load the PlayStation store from a web browser and select the free demo for Minecraft. You then also add the full version of Minecraft to your cart, thus having both the demo and the full version in your cart. However, this triggers a “free” sale to go through as it can’t identify the full copy over the demo and you end up with the full copy without having to exchange any cash.

It’s worth keeping in mind that Sony could ban accounts, charge people for the game or have it removed for doing this, so do so at your own risk.

What’s funny about this is that Microsoft recently purchased the game for a staggering $2.5 billion; imagine their faces when they find out that Sony are practically giving it away for free!

Thank you TheGamesCabin for providing us with this information.

The Last of Us: Remastered Glitch Allows For Silly Alternative Ending

The Last of Us was a smash hit when it was released on the PlayStation 3, it’s story was deep and compelling and offered a welcome break from the usual run and gun action adventure titles that have been doing the rounds for many years. Now the game is back on the PlayStation 4 with new and improved graphics, sound and a few other tweaks, although one interesting little glitch has been slipped in there that certainly changes the overall end-game of the Naughty Dog title.

The video doesn’t contain spoilers, it’s actually just a short video of someone using the glitch to amuse us.

[youtube width=”800″ height=”450″]http://youtu.be/axJYo1hHjto[/youtube]

So there you have it, The Last of Us would certainly have a very different ending if this were actually a scripted feature. Perhaps Naughty Dog could create an ultra-ultra-hard mode where if she dies, the credits roll.

Have you experienced this glitch in the game yet?

Thank you JunkieMonkeys for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of JunkieMonkeys.

Users Download Loads of Free Games Due to Site Glitch on GOG.com

The game distribution platform GOG has been big in the news the past week with their new list of Linux games and accompanying event sale. There was however a minor glitch in their system resulting in free games for a lot of people. Out of the blue, new games started popping up in users libraries.

GOG is a fair and very well liked site that offers all it’s games as DRM free versions. Many of their sites users are just as fair as the company and contacted them quickly to let them know about the bug. Many even offered to give back the games they hadn’t paid for.

Again GOG came out as the good guy on the block and offered up this statement about the issue:

Thank you for your honesty. Yesterday, due to a small glitch on our end, you and a bunch of other lucky people ended up getting games from the Linux Launch promo for free. Don’t worry, though, as it’s totally cool with us and you may keep them. Yes, we will not be removing these titles from your account and we do hope you will enjoy them! 🙂

Of course, if you prefer, like some of our community members, we can always remove them your shelf – just let us know replying to this email. Again, there’s no problem if you want to keep them 🙂

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Beware….In Watch Dogs Police Cars Ride the Train!

What do you do when your police car is about to run out of gas? Jump on the train with the car of course! A rather entertaining GIF showed exactly that. A hilarious glitch in the new blockbuster title Watch Dogs resulted in a police car taking a quick ride on a moving train. If you thought the police in Grand Theft Auto were crazy, well this just takes it to a whole new level. The problem, which is likely to be patched by Ubisoft, is one of the funnier glitches that results from creating such an expansive game.

Watch Dogs was released for Windows PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One today, May 27th. Do you know of any other glitches that can beat this? Let us know in the comments below!

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Netflix Summary Glitch Creates Hilarious New Shows

When it comes to computers, it can only take one little thing to be wrong for the whole system to be useless, in the case of the internet, this can mean services and website can be taken offline, run slow, or a whole multitude of other issues. However, every now and then something goes wrong and hilarity ensues, just like it has done this last couple of days.

Netfelix has been suffering a bug that affects the summary section of it streaming content. More precisely it has been taking the last line of a shows summary and swapping it randomly for the last line of another shows summary, often with completely absurd consequences.

No doubt Netflix are working on the issue and we expect it will be fixed soon, if it hasn’t been already. Until then, see if there are any great ones that you can find and if not, enjoy this collection of some of the best ones so far.

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Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrid Vehicles Due To Software Flaw

Toyota’s Hybrid Prius has been a very popular vehicle. The Toyota Hybrid Prius is arguably the car that popularised the concept of a Hybrid (half-electric and half-petrol/gas) vehicle. With over 3.5 million of these cars being put on the road since the car’s introduction in 1997 Toyota’s decision to recall more than half of them due to a software issue is a huge deal. Of the 3.5 million sold Toyota is making a global recall of 1.9 million vehicles of which 713,000 are in North America. The recall is over a software issue that could affect cars made between March 2009 and February 2014.

According to Engadget the glitch can cause part of the car’s hybrid system to overheat and/or malfunction. That should only put the car into failsafe mode where it can still be driven with reduced engine power but apparently in some cases the car shuts down entirely and is unusable. The bug has existed since 2011 when it was first reported but for some reason it has taken this long to provoke action from Toyota, apparently no accidents have yet been caused by the issue.

To check if your Toyota Hybrid Prius is affected you can do so here. Apparently the software fix/update process takes under an hour and can be done at your nearest Toyota dealership.

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