Why do hackers bring down video game servers?

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Seriously, why?

Some hackers brought down the PlayStation Network in 2011.  Were they Xbox fanboys?  Did they hate Asia based Video Game companies?

This week we have hackers running a DDOS attack on EA (Electronic Arts), preventing servers across all platforms from doing their jobs, that is, to serve data to paying customers.  Customers that have paid for a game in order to access it’s online features, such as multiplayer.  Do these hackers hate EA?  Do they hate Battlefield?  Are they head-over-heels in love with Call of Duty so much that they want to eliminate it’s closest competition? Continue reading

A Full Overview of XBOX One and What Was Revealed

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A new vision for the future comes to life today as Microsoft Corp. unveils Xbox One, the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system created for today and the next generation. At Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., the company showcased how Xbox One puts you at the center of all your games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.

“Xbox One is designed to deliver a whole new generation of blockbuster games, television and entertainment in a powerful, all-in-one device,” said Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “Our unique, modern architecture brings simplicity to the living room and, for the first time ever, the ability to instantly switch across your games and entertainment.”

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PWNED : Battlefield 3 Revisited

Games

As Battlefield fans are busy enjoying its final piece of DLC Battlefield 3: End Game, it’s time to say goodbye to Battlefield 3 with its sequel Battlefield 4 just over the horizon.

Matt Cuttle travelled to Stockholm to speak to Executive Producer Patrick Bach, GM Karl-Magnus Troedsson and Creative Director Lars Gustavsson about their time spent creating and refining the franchise.

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14: The Masters Historic Edition are in Stores

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Electronic Arts Inc. (announced today that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 14 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 14:The Masters Historic Edition have shipped. Both editions pay homage to golf’s rich history and legendary golfers through an all new game mode, Legends of the Majors featuring six different eras of golf and period specific equipment, night golf and for the first time in franchise history the chance to go for the Grand Slam by playing historical events in all four majors.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 has generated early accolades by enthusiast press. According to @Gamer Magazine, “EA clearly isn’t resting on its laurels, despite the knowledge that it’ll sit atop the leaderboards for another year.” The game is available on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, including support for the Kinect™ for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Move.

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EA Update: Need for Speed Most Wanted U, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 and More

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On this week’s EA Update the most definitive version of Need For Speed Most Wanted is available now for the Wii U, get FIFA 13 tips in the latest episode of The Boot Room, see how you can test you skills against the LPGA’s best players in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 and learn all about EA SPORTS Yogify – the new app for Yoga enthusiasts from beginners to masters.

Battlefield 4 Announcement Coming Soon ?!?

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A short video was posted to vid service Vine that shows promo work for Battlefield 4 with the date March 27th attached. With EA hosting an event at the Game Developers Conference next week all signs point to Battlefield 4 being announced and pushed heavily for a holiday release. Check out the video at the link below.

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EA Apologizes for SimCity Problems With FREE Games

Deals, Games

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As a way of apologizing for the problems with SimCity so many were having to deal with in weeks prior, EA is giving away 1 of 8 games to those that registered their copy of SimCity. If you have it but have not registered it you can still do so up until March 25th. The list of games to choose from can be seen below.

  • Battlefield 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Bejeweled 3
  • Dead Space 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Mass Effect 3 (Standard Edition)
  • Medal of Honor Warfighter (Standard Edition)
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted (Standard Edition)
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition

Army of TWO: The Devil’s Cartel – Double or Nothing

Games, Music

Two of the hottest stars in hip-hop, Big Boi and B.o.B, have teamed up to drop “Double or Nothing”, the official theme song for the upcoming video game, Army of TWO™ The Devil’s Cartel. Also available today on Xbox®LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation®Network is the Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel demo, complete with epic explosions, massive destruction and plenty of dynamic co-operative action for you to enjoy with a friend.

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The SimCity Launch Disaster Incurs the Wrath of Hitler???

Games, Left Field

To all those that didn’t know and those that do too….SimCity launched a week ago and due to the mis-management of the Digital Rights Management by EA. A lot has been said and little done in regards to it and a large number of fans and players were faced with not being able to play this game they had looked forward to and paid for. The oft used Hitler Rant Parody has been re-subtitled once more to pay homage to this SimCity screw up. Enjoy.

Army of TWO: The Devil’s Cartel Launches Co-op Demo on March 12th

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When the stakes are high, risk it all by going double or nothing! Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that a downloadable demo for Army of TWO™ The Devil’s Cartel, the next installment of the franchise celebrated for its dynamic two player co-operative gameplay and over-the-top blockbuster action, will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and PlayStation®Network starting on March 12.

In the demo, players will step into the boots of private military contractors Alpha and Bravo as they embark on a mission to rescue a kidnapped politician while diffusing an additional hostage situation. From the bottom floor of a dangerous drug lab, to the rooftops of a sky rise, Alpha and Bravo must infiltrate the Cartel’s stronghold and overcome hordes of kamikaze cartel members, all the while working together to survive. With the lives of others on the line, the dynamic duo will need to split up as one player runs into battle face-to-face with their opposition, while the other takes to the sky in a helicopter to man a mini gun and provide cover. Complete with epic explosions, massive destruction and the brand new Overkill feature, gamers will be able to experience the adrenaline and palm sweating action before the game launches on March 26.

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