Over the past couple of weeks, members of the Playstation Underground Sony's US fan club, have been getting copies of Holiday 2004 Demo Disc.
Unfortunately, gamers eager to sample the cel-shaded beat-'em-up were in for a very nasty surprise. That's because the demo contained a glitch which will erase all saved games on the memory card or cards currently inserted in the console. Considering many PlayStation 2 owners are currently shooting their way through Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which takes at least 40 hours to finish, the glitch sparked an uproar among PlayStation Underground members.
This week, Sony acknowledged the glitch via a mass e-mail to PlayStation Underground members. Besides, conveying the corporation's "sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused," the e-mail also suggested that gamers "please remove your Memory Card(s) from your PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system before you load the Holiday 2004 Demo Disc."
Speaking to GameSpot, a Sony rep clarified the situation, saying "Hamers can play anything else on that disc except Viewtiful Joe 2." Said rep also stated that a new, glitch-free batch of discs is currently being mailed out to all PlayStation Underground members--minus the Viewtiful Joe 2 demo. "VJ2 code will be removed from all new discs," said the rep.
News source: GameSpot