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Rockstar warns gamers to expect early tech pains for Grand Theft Auto Online

Grand Theft Auto Online is liable to suffer from various tech issues in its formative days, creator Rockstar has warned. The GTA Online component of GTA V will be activated via a free download next Tuesday (October 1st). The first couple of weeks we expect to be heavily focused on …

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Splinter Cell Blacklist plagued by problems on PC

Both the Steam and uPlay versions of Splinter Cell Backlist on PC have suffered some significant launch problems over the weekend. PCGamesN reports that the Steam version in several territories outside of the UK, US, Canada and Australia remains unplayable, with the ‘pre-load’ button not yet being replaced by a …

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Just as we suspected, the Wii Vitality Sensor has been scrapped

One of the most maligned pieces of gaming hardware ever revealed will not now be released. In truth, any potential release for the Wii Vitality Sensor would have come as a shock. But the reason for the peripheral’s demise has certainly come as a surprise. After a large-scale test of …

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SimCity launches smoothly in the UK; Amazon pulls digital game from sale in the US

After what has been a wretched start to life this week, SimCity has finally arrived in the UK – and everything’s fine! Gamers have been reporting a largely trouble-free time both downloading the game and logging into its servers ever since it went live at midnight. EA confirmed via Twitter …

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Maxis: Our team won’t stop until SimCity is fixed

The team at SimCity developer Maxis has pledged that they won’t rest until the game is working correctly. At the time of writing connection problems are still blighting players in North America and Australia, and with the UK release just hours away gamers are rightly concerned about their chances of …

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Origin servers spoil SimCity’s US launch

Many PC gamer’s worst fears have come to fruition with news that EA’s Origin servers have crippled the US launch of SimCity. It’s yet another example of a primarily single player game being borked by a publisher’s insistence of implementing internet-centric DRM in a title. RockPaperShotgun reports that gamers trying …

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The War Z arrives on Steam, attracts criticism

Standalone DayZ rival The War Z has finally been released on Steam – and has instantly been slated for a host of technical compromises. The vanilla version of the game costs 9.89 while other SKUs priced at 13.49 and 29.69 that include in-game currency. This in itself has irked some …

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Molyneux apologises for Curiosity’s technical troubles

Developer 22Cans and Peter Molyneux have apologised for the technical troubles that have so far plagued the launch of debut title Curiosity: What’s Inside The Cube?. In a video that you can see below Molyneux promises that the team believes it has the solution to its server problems, which as …

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UPDATE: Microsoft insists that Xbox Live won’t be down for long

Xbox Live has been down most of this morning. And gamers are not at all happy. It doesn’t help, of course, that today’s the day that the second piece of DLC for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, called Hearthfire, is out now. But despite no sign of a reprieve Microsoft tells …

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