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[MG] Rockstar Blames Firmware 3.61 For PS3 Overheating Then Backtracks

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A post on Rockstar’s support site blamed PlayStation 3 firmware version 3.61 for overheating the console and forcing it to shut down while playing L.A. Noire.
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Sony Claims Xbox is Affected By L.A. Overheating Then Denies The Problem


After initially blaming firmware update 3.61 for PlayStation 3 overheating while playing L.A. Noire, then backtracking and issuing a joint statement with Sony stating that they are still investigating the issue, Rockstar Games issued another joint statement today claiming that neither the firmware update nor the game are responsible for the problem; yet the reason is still unknown
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This reminds me when Oblivion first came out and a few people has disk read errors, the internet was ablaze with "Oblivion causes console to fail" type articles, and guides on how to boil the game disk in water to remove some sort of residual film that was supposedly left on it. At the end of the day, it was just a few people getting coincidental errors and possibly some trolling that caused all the fuss.
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overheating? my slim, and 2 other friends cant even turn it back on since it shutdown while playing
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overheating? my slim, and 2 other friends cant even turn it back on since it shutdown while playing
Are you guys getting the YLOD? What happens when you try and turn it on?
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overheating? my slim, and 2 other friends cant even turn it back on since it shutdown while playing
That doesnt sound good...I played it for about 5 hours the other day, didnt notice any problems. Makes me not want to play it now untill they figure this out.
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Same thing happened with GT5. My PS3 has been reflowed 4 times, GT5 killed it 3 times. The games are pushing the consoles too hard...
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Rockstar, go back to PC gaming and you won't face these stupid problems anymore
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Same thing happened with GT5. My PS3 has been reflowed 4 times, GT5 killed it 3 times. The games are pushing the consoles too hard...
Mayhaps consoles need better cooling?
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Same thing happened with GT5. My PS3 has been reflowed 4 times, GT5 killed it 3 times. The games are pushing the consoles too hard...
Or you are doing something wrong?
I've been playing LA Noire constantly since I bought it, along with GT5. I hardly ever shut it down, it folds in the spare time. It is pushed into a cramped shelf with hardly any air flow. Not a single hiccup.

I do have an original phat model that yellow'd. I slapped on some fresh compound, and it runs like new again.
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Or you are doing something wrong?
I've been playing LA Noire constantly since I bought it, along with GT5. I hardly ever shut it down, it folds in the spare time. It is pushed into a cramped shelf with hardly any air flow. Not a single hiccup.

I do have an original phat model that yellow'd. I slapped on some fresh compound, and it runs like new again.
It's an original 60GB, has TONS of airflow. I'm not doing anything wrong, it's dust free, it was 16 degrees C in the house during winter...No reason to overheat

i refuse to buy a slim which doesn't have backward compatibility, less usb ports .etc I paid for a console, i should be able to play on said console.
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