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Yet more PlayStation trouble

We're starting to lose patience with Sony. They've finally got things pretty much running back to normal with the PlayStation Network after the horrible one-month shut down, and cleaned up (most of) the mess caused by the massive hack of user data that prompted the shutdown.

And now... this. Gamers excitedly playing LA Noire, the new gangster simulator, are finding their PS3s overheating and suddenly shutting down playing the game.

And it seems a recent Sony update to the PS3's software might be to blame.

'We have received some reports of PS3s overheating while playing LA Noire or beeping three times before shutting down/turning themselves off, mostly on older 60GB and 80GB fat models,' say developers Rockstar. 'Primary reports seem to be that updating to firmware 3.61 will cause PlayStations to overheat.'

Ugh. But! Perhaps it's not that simple. Rockstar have taken down the blog post (but not before Google made a cache of it). And Sony flat-out deny their software update is the problem. And Sony claim 'Rockstar... have admitted that it is a fault with their latest title LA Noire and have offered a work around. It should also be noted that the issue with this title is not PS3 specific and is also affecting other consoles.'

What's the truth? We're not sure but whether it's LA Noire or Sony at fault, a software update should be available soon to fix it. And then hopefully - finally - PlayStation life can return to normal.

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