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2K Sports turns NBA 2K14 back on, extends online support to legacy titles

Players of 2K14 are now once again able to access their single-player careers. Yesterday MCV reported that 2K’s activation of the game’s online servers had a particularly nasty side-effect – players found themselves unable to access their offline career progress as the way the game was built meant that the …

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NBA 2K14 wipes players’ single player career modes

Yet another stark warning about the risks posed about the increasingly online-dependent console gaming world has arrived courtesy of NBA 2K14. Polygon reports that publisher 2K Games recently shut down the online servers for the title. That in itself was enough to infuriate many players, occurring just 16 months after …

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MLB 14 servers to be taken offline in June – a year after launch

Sony has said that the UK servers for baseball title MLB 14 will go offline in June. The PlayStation Blog revealed that the servers for the PS4, PS3 and Vita versions of the game will all be taken offline on June 18th. That’s a little over a year on from …

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Final Fantasy XI on PS2 and Xbox 360 shutting down next year

The Xbox 360 and PS2 versions of Final Fantasy XI will be brought to a close by March 2016, Square Enix has confirmed. Polygon reports that while the PC version of the MMO will remain active, the console release is being shut down around a year from today. Until then, …

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H1Z1 refunds offered following ‘pay-to-win’ accusations and stumbling servers

It’s not been a smooth ride for Sony Online Entertainment’s online zombie title H1Z1. The game arrived on Steam Early Access for 14.99 last week but has been beset by server problems, including the inability to login and difficulty locating active servers. Once in the game issues such as no …

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Visceral says Battlefield: Hardline won’t repeat Battlefield 4’s mistakes

EA shooter Battlefield: Hardline is going to work at launch – that’s the promise of Visceral Games’ creative director Ian Milham. "What you’re basically asking is, ‘Is your game going to work?’ and the answer is yes, it’s gonna work,” he told Game Revolution. We actually started on this more …

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Destiny and Call of Duty servers downed by DDoS attacks

Bungie’s Destiny was among the big-name games forced offline over the weekend, with a group of online pranksters claiming responsibility. It’s the second time that Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for the pair’s servers being down. We don’t know for sure if it really is their work, but Bungie at …

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Microsoft withdraws support for F2P Xbox 360 RPG Ascend: Hand of Kul

Ascend: Hand of Kul will have its Xbox 360 servers switched off in November, Microsoft has said. The free-to-play Xbox 360 RPG was released in September and then subsequently on PC in May but has already been removed from the Xbox Marketplace. Signal Studios must regretfully announce that despite our …

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Battlefield Hardline will offer ‘great stability at launch’, dev promises

The problems that have beset Battlefield 4 since launch will not be repeated when Battlefield Hardline arrives. That’s the pledge of Visceral Entertainment’s lead multiplayer designer Thad Sasser, who has told PSLifestyle – as reported by CVG – that the issue is a top priority for the studio. "A lot …

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Bandai Namco scrapping F2P racer Ridge Racer Driftopia

Ridge Racer’s foray into the world of free-to-play is coming to an end in the summer. Bandai Namco has confirmed that it will turn off the game’s servers by August 15th. The Bugbear-developed title had been widely criticised for its implementation of microtransactions. The leading developer and publisher wanted to …

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