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Epic Games forums hacked, taken offline

Gears of War, Unreal Tournament and Fortnite studio Epic has shutdown its forums after confirming they had been breached by a hacker. Acknowledging the intrusion in an email to members of its community, Epic admitted that the incident may have resulted in unauthorised access to your username, email address, password …

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Selling in the Social Age: How to harness the power of the internet

Times have changed. So goes the well-worn adage, and it holds as true for games retail as any other sector caught up in the digital revolution. It’s not all about discs versus downloads either; from the continuing boom of social media to the emergence of live streaming, retailers must learn …

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Riot is closing League of Legends’ public chat rooms

Sometimes they’re wonderful, but there’s no denying that internet forums and chat rooms can at times be amongst the worst things ever to be devised by man. League of Legends may be one of the biggest games in the world, but its chat rooms are amongst the most foul. And …

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Respawn dev dignifies Titanfall bribery trolls with response

The press has reacted really positively to the now-ended Titanfall beta – and that seems to have caused upset. Accusations that the media has somehow been bribed by Microsoft and/or Respawn and/or EA into over-hyping” the upcoming multiplayer shooter have been rampant online in forums and comments sections. Because it’s …

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Why all that whinging online is counterproductive

Ever been left infuriated as the developer or publisher from whom you have been demanding answers online simply ignores you? Yeah, well it could be that’s there’s a very good reason for that. You may well fall into an upsettingly large category of online forum users whom sane minded individuals …

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F1 2012 creative director slams "disgraceful" abuse from fans

One of the lead developers of Codemasters’ F1 2012 has taken to the game’s forums to chastise some members of its community. We all know what the internet is like. And like it or lump it, the internet gaming community can be one of the worst. So MCV applauds any …

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Hacker defaces EA forums

EA was forced to shut down its forums yesterday due to a hacker attack. The intruder defaced” the forum’s front page, though it is not believed that any personal data was accessed or lost. EA thinks it has identified and repaired the vulnerability that permitted the actions and the forums …

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Hackers accused of Steam forum assault

Valve’s Steam forums are currently offline, and users have accused a hacking group of being responsible. Eurogamer reports that the email from Steampowered.com was distributed to some users: "Ever wanted to dominate the servers you play on with guaranteed results, but you were too afraid to cheat because of ban …

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Lord of the Rings Online suffers forum hack

Players of PC MMO Lord of the Rings Online have been warned about a ‘security issue’ on the game’s forums. Developer Turbine issued a statement informing gamers that some of their accounts may have been breached. The game itself remains unaffected. Recently, we were made aware of an issue with …

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Kudo shrugs off Kinect criticism

The man behind Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect has shrugged off the less then enthusiastic response that the motion camera has received from some elements of the internet games community. Well, people on the internet are generally negative anyway so I try not to get too bent out of shape about …

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