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Boss Fights in Final Fantasy XVI Make Players Fear for Their PS5s

Kamil Kleszyk, 25 June 2023, 23:44

Final Fantasy XVI may be one of the hottest titles this year. It is not only about the great quality of the gameplay, but also about the problem of PlayStation 5 consoles overheating.

Diablo 4 Breaks GPUs? Nvidia Investigates the Matter

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 March 2023, 17:52

The Diablo IV beta has a similar problem with GeForce RTX cards as New World had over a year ago.

Buning RTX 4090s Will be Investigated by Nvidia

, 14 November 2022, 13:38

The RTX 4090 has not had an easy time since its release. Reviews have no shortage of praise for performance, but the card has a serious reliabiliy issue that could affect the manufacturer's reputation. Nvidia wants to investigate the problem.

Some Steam Deck Owners Report Stick Drift [UPDATED]

Dawid Wanat, 02 March 2022, 10:10

Steam Deck has only been available for a short time, but some people are already reporting problems with drifting sticks.

PS4 Achievements Swapped for PS3 Ones Fuel PS5 Backward Compatibility Hopes

Michael Zegar, 25 January 2022, 20:08

Yesterday, Internet users reported that trophies from the PS4 were swapped for those of the PS3. Many see in this anomaly a confirmation of the theory that the future implementation of backward compatibility in PS5.

Undetectable Malware on SSDs; Serious Vulnerability Discovered

Jacob Blazewicz, 31 December 2021, 15:54

After CPUs, GPUs, printers, etc. we finally lived to see a security vulnerability in storage drives. As it turns out, modern SSDs allow for undetectable viruses to be installed.

Red Ring of Death - Once a Nightmare, Now an Xbox Legend

Adrian Werner, 14 December 2021, 13:35

Microsoft has started selling posters with the so-called Red Ring of Death. It used to be a symbol of the biggest hardware failure in the history of the corporation, but today the company approaches it almost with sentiment.

Denuvo Issues on Intel's New CPUs Almost Fixed

Hubert Sledziewski, 07 December 2021, 18:06

The problems of Intel Alder Lake processors with the Denuvo DRM have almost been solved. Only three games - including Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - are still experiencing trouble.

Gigabyte Saves New Intel CPUs in Games Using Denuvo

Dawid Wanat, 23 November 2021, 13:30

Gigabyte has released a patch for Intel Alder Lake processors. It eliminates problems with DRM systems in games in exchange for disabling some innovative features - unfortunately, it's available only for owners of boards from Gigabyte for now.

Denuvo Causes Trouble on Intel Alder Lake CPUs; 32 Games Affected

Hubert Sledziewski, 05 November 2021, 20:52

Yesterday's launch of Intel Alder Lake CPUs was not without controversy. Information was confirmed that the chips do not work well with 32 games (including AC: Valhalla, Far Cry Primal and Mortal Kombat 11) running on Windows 10 and 11. The main problems are caused by Denuvo DRM solution.

Human Error Crashed OVH; Many Websites Went Down

Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 13 October 2021, 12:58

OVH's servers suffered a major outage this morning, causing many websites to stop working. The problem reportedly occurred during routine hardware maintenance.

„It's Not Our Fault,” Claims Amazon in Reponse to GPU Problems in New World

Michal Ciezadlik, 07 October 2021, 14:38

The developers working on New World have addressed allegations that the game „toasts” graphics cards. From the commentary it seems that bugs and glitches are not their responsibility.

You Can Now Run Games on PS4 With Dead CMOS Battery

Arkadiusz Strzala, 22 September 2021, 17:25

The CBOMB issue related to the CMOS battery on the PS4 may have become a memory now. The console with updated firmware enables us to run games even with the wrong date set.

New World Not Responsible for Toasting RTX 3090 GPUs

Arkadiusz Strzala, 02 September 2021, 22:11

New information on the damage to RTX 3090 GPUs, allegedly caused by the beta of Amazon's New World. The game isn't to blame and Amazon Games responsibility for the situation is minor if any.

Facebook Has a Problem, 4 Million Devices May Cause Skin Irritation

Arkadiusz Strzala, 28 July 2021, 15:38

Owners of Oculus Quest 2 VR goggles are reporting health problems. More than 4 million devices may be affected. What's Facebook's response?

New World Beta Literally Burns RTX 3090 GPUs; Amazon Responds

Iltutmis, 22 July 2021, 13:44

The closed beta of New World, an upcoming MMORPG from Amazon Games, began on July 20. Owners of RTX 3090 GPUs need to be careful, as the game destroyed some users' cards during testing.

Chia Cryptocurrency Can Damage SSDs in the Span of Few Weeks

Martin Nothing, 12 May 2021, 20:32

It turns out that the increasingly popular Chia cryptocurrency does not only affect the availability and prices increase of SSDs. First information about the increased failure rate of SSD media, which wear out very quickly during the mining proces, appeared on the web.

PS5 Also Has CMOS Problem Like PS3 and PS4

Paul Musiolik, 18 April 2021, 23:13

The PlayStation 5 has the same CMOS battery issue as the PS4 and PS3. Thankfully, not in such a broad way, which may suggest that Sony has approached the solutions used in the PS5 a little better.

Without CMOS PS4 Blocks Access to Games; Internet Investigates

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 April 2021, 22:03

Internet user known as Forest has confirmed rumors of a problem with the PlayStation 4 console's CMOS battery. It seems that after it fails, the PS4 really does block access to all games, even those on disc.

AMD Like Intel: Ryzens 5000 With Serious Security Vulnerability

Arkadiusz Strzala, 07 April 2021, 16:07

AMD confirms that the new line of processors based on Zen 3 is vulnerable to a Spectre attack. The reason is the optimization mechanism included in the Ryzen 5000 and Epyc processors, among others.

PS5 Has Serious Problem With Displaying SDR Image

Bart Swiatek, 29 March 2021, 20:25

According to Digital Foundry experts, SDR content on PlayStation 5 is not displayed properly. Dark colors blend together and details present in a scene are lost.

PS4 Won't Launch Games if Internal Battery Dies

Arkadiusz Strzala, 25 March 2021, 19:31

A clock error can render the PS4 nearly useless. All it takes for this to occur is for the console's internal battery to die, effectively rendering it incapable of running games.

PS5 Overheating With Second SSD? Sony Wants to Improve Cooling

Jacob Blazewicz, 26 February 2021, 12:50

Sony may soon make it possible to install an additional SSD into the PlayStation 5. According to Bloomberg, the new firmware will speed up fan operation due to the possibility of console overheating when a second drive is installed.

PS5's DualSense Can Fail After Just 417 Hours

Paul Musiolik, 22 February 2021, 13:15

iFixit investigated the problem of drift in Sony's DualSense controller for the PS5. The conclusions are not optimistic. The device can stop working after just 417 hours of use.

February's Windows 10 Update May Disable Your Webcam

Adrian Piotrowski, 18 February 2021, 13:33

February's Windows 10 update, which already caused numerous blue screens of death or gaming issues, among other things, may also disable your webcam.

PS5's DualSense Has a Problem With Stick Drift [UPDATED]

Filip Wegrzyn, 16 February 2021, 11:09

PlayStation 5 users are crowding in to report another issues with the DualSense. This time, the problem is the analogs, which quite quickly began to drift, messing up control precison in games.

PowerGPU: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Highly Unreliable

Adrian Piotrowski, 15 February 2021, 15:09

PC building company PowerGPU tweeted stat figures showing that the failure rate of AMD's latest CPUs can reach almost 20 percent. The tweet has now been deleted, but not before it made big waves on the web.

One of Xbox Series X/S Features is Harmful to Environment

Filip Wegrzyn, 17 January 2021, 22:34

It turns out Microsoft's next-gen console may be harming the environment with its instant-on feature. So says a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Dirty Spots Are Definitely Not The Black PS5 Users Hoped For

Bart Swiatek, 01 December 2020, 17:16

Some owners of Sony's next-gen platform report strange, dirty spots on their console. Worse still, the dirt cannot always be removed.

iPhone Not So Waterproof After All? $12M Fine for Apple in Italy

Bart Swiatek, 01 December 2020, 14:39

The Italian consumer protection authority, AGCM, found that Apple was misleading customers about the waterproofness of its smartphones and imposed a fine of $12 million on the company.

PS5s Differ in Noise Volume Depending on Installed Fan

Bart Swiatek, 01 December 2020, 13:56

The editors of French website Les Numeriques have put several PlayStation 5 consoles together and discovered that some PS5 sub-models are equipped with a different, slightly louder fan.

PS5 Update Removes Spontaneous Game Uninstallation and Controller Issues

Adrian Werner, 27 November 2020, 13:32

PlayStation 5 received update 20.02-02.26.00. Thanks to it, the console will no longer remove games from the drive without our knowledge. Also problems with charging the controller will disappear.

Coil Whine in Your PS5? You Might Look for A Displaced Sticker

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2020, 21:52

Are you having problems with the volume of PlayStation 5? There's a chance that the discovery of Frank Keienburg from Supercell might help. After dismantling the console the developer found a rather unexpected cause of coil whine.

Downloading Bug on PS5 Requires Console Data Wipe

Bart Swiatek, 17 November 2020, 19:12

Players who already have a copy of their PS5 report a serious mistake that can permanently block the ability to download games and applications in some situations. One solution seems to be to restore the console to its factory settings.

iPhone 12 Launches; Users Report Problems

Bartlomiej Sagan, 16 November 2020, 18:50

Another great hardware launch did not go according to plan. Users of the iPhone 12 family of devices report a couple of problems afflicting the new smartphones.

Smoking Xbox Series X and Other Issues; Microsoft Investigates [Update #2]

Paul Musiolik, 13 November 2020, 20:10

With the release of Xbox Series X, the first information about mechanical failures appeared. The hottest (literally) thing right now is the case of smoking console. Microsoft is investigating the subject, and we've checked what other problems the users are facing.

First (Few) Dead PS5s Reported

Paul Musiolik, 13 November 2020, 13:01

Shortly after the release of the PS5 in the USA and Japan, the first reports about the falling consoles appeared on the web. However, there are not too many of them, which gives hope that Sony has made sure the quality of its device is top notch.

PS4 Firmware Version 8.0 Update Breaks PSN

Paul Musiolik, 14 October 2020, 22:24

Sony released PS4 firmware update version 8.0, which integrates group and event tabs. Instead, communities and events were removed, and what's worse, access to PSN was broken.

Xbox Series X Has Heat Issues? True or Not, Rumors Persist

Bart Swiatek, 07 October 2020, 12:04

Information that has appeared in the impressions of some of the influencers testing Xbox Series X suggests that Microsoft's platform has a problem with the amount of heat it generates.

RTX 3080 Taking Flak for Significant Issues Reported by Users

Paul Musiolik, 24 September 2020, 10:49

Selected RTX 3080 models face serious problems. Owners report games crashing when the card reaches high clock. Manufacturers have aknowledged the issue and are trying to find a solution.

Sony Has Trouble With Production of PS5 [Update: Sony Denies]

Paul Musiolik, 16 September 2020, 11:35

Sony encountered problems in the production process of PlayStation 5. Half of the produced chipsets are unusable, so the factories will prepare 4 million fewer consoles.

More Than Billion Android Phones at Risk From Security Gap in CPUs

Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 10 August 2020, 14:20

Vulnerabilities found in Qualcomm processors are putting more than one billion Android devices at risk.

Hackers can Attack a Quick Charger to Burn Your Phone

Bart Swiatek, 21 July 2020, 10:15

Experts from the Chinese company Xuanwu Lab have discovered a dangerous security gap that allows the quick charger to be hacked and consequently used to melt or ignite the device connected to it.

Nintendo CEO Apologizes to Customers

Michael Kulakowski, 30 June 2020, 21:43

At the meeting with investors, the CEO of Nintendo for the first time apologized to Nintendo Switch owners for problems with Joy-Con controllers. For three years now, console users have been complaining about malfunctioning analog sticks and constant problems with pads' connectivity, but so far they have been ignored by the Japanese company.

Sony Launches Bug Bounty Initiative on PS4 and PSN

Damian Strozek, 25 June 2020, 14:49

Sony Interactive Entertainment has just launched the Bug Bounty initiative, thanks to which users will be able to report various errors related to PS4 and PSN. Significant rewards are awaiting the best bug hunters.

Wallpaper Freezes Android Phones

Bart Swiatek, 01 June 2020, 09:31

Users of Android phones came across an image, which - after being set as a wallpaper - crashes the smartphone. Everything indicates that the cause is a bug associated with the color palette.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - Users Report Breaking Camera Glass

Bart Swiatek, 30 April 2020, 11:55

On the company's official forum, some users of Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra complain that their phones have cracked the lens protection glass for no reason. They also complain that the company is neglecting the matter and the warranty does not cover the repair.

Problems With PS4 Firmware Version 7.50; Better Wait With Installation

Jacob Blazewicz, 17 April 2020, 21:16

Internet users report problems with their PlayStation 4 due to the latest software update. Some gamers have been unable to boot up the 7.50 firmware, while others have noticed malfunctions in the Blu-ray drive.

Samsung is Working on a New Fold. Again

Julia Dragovic, 22 August 2019, 16:39

All signs (read: disclosed patents) suggest that Samsung has written off the old, although new Fold. While the work on the smartphone was supposed to be finished, the company is already working on a completely new, transformed version. This time it will fold horizontally.

110 Degrees Inside Your PC? Not a problem, says AMD

Conrad Hazi, 14 August 2019, 20:28

AMD has addressed users' concerns about the high temperatures reached by the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT cards. According to the manufacturer, new systems are adapted to operate at this temperature, and higher measurements are partly due to increased accuracy.