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DDoS attack hits ArcheAge ahead of launch

The new MMO from the creator of Lineage has been his by DDOS attacks before its launch tomorrow. ArcheAge, the title that XL Games founder Jake Song has been working on since 2006, is due for release in the US and Europe tomorrow but has already been made available to …

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Diablo III and other Blizzard games disrupted by DDoS attack

Online miscreants have chosen to disrupt Battle.net services a week after the launch of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. The actions have left players facing problems attempting to log in to Blizzard’s biggest titles. Diablo, World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Hearthstone players may be impacted by high latency and disconnections …

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Games retail is "taking the industry for a ride", Ready at Dawn claims

Develop Ready at Dawn has accused games retail and the pre-owned sector of cheating not only developers but also consumers. "I think the problem is right now there are retail outlets that are really taking everybody for a ride. You can’t make a living at the expense of everybody else,” …

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AMD launches all-out attack on GPU rival Nvidia

The graphics card war looks like it’s getting ugly. AMD has responded to Nvidia’s recent launch of the GTX 700 series not by releasing new cards of its own but instead by embarking on a PR assault against its rival. A report from the company talking about GPU trends for …

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Apple lashes out at Android – is the mighty feeling the heat?

Phil Schiller, Apple’s marketing boss, has attacked rival Google’s Android operating software in a rare show of tension for the tech giant. The verbal slamming comes just hours ahead of the unveiling of Samsung’s flagship Android device the Galaxy S4. "With their own data, only 16 per cent of Android …

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The War Z servers suffer DDoS attack

The controversy over Hammerpoint’s now pulled shooter The War Z has led to hackers attacking the game’s servers. Developer Sergey Titov apologised for the saga earlier this week, but the furore has seemingly left a sour taste in the mouths of the gaming community. Guys over the last few days …

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UPDATED: SOE president lambasts Planetside 2 hackers

No-one likes a cheat, of course, but sometimes things should maybe be put in a little more perspective. At a time when games journalists and PRs are being targeted for even the slightest mishap or risk comment, the president of Sony Online Entertainment John Smedley has embarked on a possibly …

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Anonymous threatens Zynga with fireworks night attack

Infamous hacker collective Anonymous has threatened to release confidential information about casual gaming company Zynga on November 5th. It is doing so, it claims, in response to the company’s outrageous treatment of their employees and their actions against many developers”. This presumably refers to last week’s closure of 13 of …

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The Sun lets rip at Wii U

There are people out there who have accused The Sun of having an anti-Nintendo agenda. Why on earth could that be? Well, today’s astonishing story – Will you be picking up a Wii U? Here’s five reasons not to” – might give you an idea. (As might this fabulous 3DS …

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Tomb Raider ‘rape’ controversy continues to dog Crystal Dynamics

One word. Four letters. With a very powerful meaning. Crystal Dynamics executive producer Ron Rosenberg used the word ‘rape’ to describe an attack of heroine Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider game. It was accurate, reflecting what we’d seen in the trailer. But in the light of the Hitman …

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