It’s not my fault, so it must be your fault. Actually, let’s say that it is no one’s fault.
That, in a nutshell, seems to be the gist of the joint statement from Sony and Rockstar. They say that there have been a “very small number” of complaints and customer support enquiries about the PS3 overheating and turning itself off when people were playing L.A. Noire.
First off all Rockstar had blamed the Sony PS3 firmware update number 3.61 for the problem, so it was Sony’s fault? But then it was revealed by Sony that the Xbox 360 has the same problem. So it was Rockstar’s fault?
As this point the two firms went for the rather novel approach of issuing a joint statement saying that neither was to blame. Or least that “neither L.A. Noire nor firmware update 3.61” is behind the overheating issue.
So what is the real cause of the problem? Hopefully it will be revealed soon, as games are more concerned about getting the thing solved than pointing the finger at the guilty party. Both companies state they are working to find out the reason for this issue.
If you have not seen L.A. Noire yet it is a game set in 1947 Los Angles and done in a film noir style. LAPD official Cole Phelps is the character you play as you wade through the murky underworld and deal with nasty criminals.
Have you had a problem when playing L.A. Noire? Did you notice and goblins or leprechauns messing with your machine while you were playing or could someone else be to blame?