Blizzard has announced that the Diablo III auction house is going to remain offline for another day to audit accounts that are involve in the gold exploit bug.
The downtime of the auction house followed the recent 1.0.8 update of the game that triggered an exploit letting users duplicate golds of up to trillions.
The aim of the latest patch was to fix the bugs and apply some changes on the game but it accidentally triggered a duplication bug of game golds. Good thing the game publisher was notified after a few hours when the patch was launched. Blizzard took down the auction houses right away and investigated the issue. According to Lylirra, the community manager of Diablo III’s official game forum, “troubleshoot in a more stable environment while preventing further exploiting,”.
The game company did not release announcements yet on when they are going to open the auction houses again. Reportedly, fixes has been applied and game tests are complete.
In an interview with Blizzard, the company said that “auction house services will be restored as soon as the situation is resolved.” Their top priority as always is maintain safe, fair and fun gaming to genuine players, and “we’ll continue to monitor activity on Battle.net and take action as needed.”
A new installment of the first-person classic shooting game Wolfenstein will roll out this year according to Bethesda Softworks. No exact date stated though.
The next part will be titled Wolfenstein: The New Order, is scheduled to roll out between October and December this year. As stated by the game publisher, It will be on PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and the next-gen consoles.
Wolfenstein: The New Order will be developed by MachineGames. Developers will be comprised of Starbreeze Studios founding members which are also known in the first-person shooter gaming platform. They developed the Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness.
According to a statement from MachineGames creative director Jens Matthies, which is also a great fan of the Wolfenstein game, working on this game is an honor, and our team is driven to create an unforgettable action-adventure experience that will make FPS fans proud,”
The game Wolfenstein made a great history in the first-person shooting game in the 80’s. I remember playing it when I was young, I spend a lot of time infront of the computer just killing everything and doing it over and over again. It was the best game back then.
The game became even more popular when Wolfenstein 3D launched in 1992. Before the “The New Order”, another “Wolfenstein” came out in 2009 which was published by Activision, the publisher of the ever successful Call of Duty series.
Don’t lie, admit it, you’ve been addicted to Plants vs. Zombies before, right? We are too and almost all of the people that we know. From the irritating zombies crawling in the lawn on each levels to the action-packed unlimited stage, that was pure fun right there.
Now, we have been longing for more action from this game. We noticed that many versions of Angry Birds and other successful games came out already, so why is Plants vs. Zombies stucked? Actually, PopCap has just been working on the sequel due to roll out soon.
Yes! another war is coming out on July 2013 and the installment of the game is entitled Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time. Popcap has just posted a video on YouTube showing how fans are madly excited for the second part.
The video show fans getting frustrated on when the second part will be rolled out, the company seem to be making fun of themselves.
The company did not release much detail on the sequel though. It is not yet clear on what platform will it support. When Plants vs. Zombies came out in 2009, it started on desktop PC’s and Mac and after some time, gaming consoles such as PS3, Xbox 360, Ps Vita, and Nintendo DS followed. It even became available on smartphones, too.
Let’s just don’t bother ourselves on the platform for now because it will surely be available to any devices. Let us just prepare for it’s launching date and expect more fun in the war between the plants and zombies.
One of the biggest movie studio in the world, Warner Brothers, is now facing a lawsuit against an internet meme creator. The issue is about two cats who were included in a video game by Warner Brothers without the creators’ permission.
The feline-theme memes in the internet were named as “Nyan Cat” and “Keyboard Cat” and the video game in the issue is Scribblenauts. It is a series of games for various game platforms including Nintendo DS and etc.
The lawsuit filed against the media giant as well as 5th Cell, the game developer, is trademark and copyright infringement.
Nyan Cat is an internet meme uploaded in the popular video site, YouTube, in 2011. According to a description, Nyan Cat is a cat that has a “body resembling a horizontal breakfast bar with pink frosting sprinkled with light red dots”. In the video in YouTube, it flies across in the screen leaving a trail of rainbow in its path. And Keyboard Cat is simply a cat playing music on the keyboard which was uploaded in YouTube in 2007.
Both these videos gathered millions of views though some people find it irritating. The creators of these characters registered them for trademark protection.
For the fans of Activisions’ Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the game maker will reportedly change the title of the sequel from “Modern Warfare” to “Ghost”.
Wednesday, the popular game publisher announced that the next part of the very successful “Call of Duty” sequel will be called the “Call of Duty: Ghost”. The publisher promised new characters, new story, and a lot more action. And we expect a much more stunning effects, graphics and movement improvements.
The game company, Activision Blizzard Inc., stated that the next part of the installment will be rolled out for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC and next-generation consoles on November 5.
Call of Duty: Ghost will still be developed by the Encino, California-based studio, Infinity Ward, who originally created the Call of Duty game series. COD: Modern Warfare was rolled out in November 2007, Modern Warfare 2 then followed in November 2009, and Modern Warfare 3 in November 2011. We can surely say that the November release in this year will never fail.
According to CEO Eric Hirshberg of Activision Publishing, COD: Ghost will have a new story, new character, and a whole new world powered with the next-gen COD engine. “Infinity Ward is going all-in to create the next generation of ‘Call of Duty’ worthy of the world’s greatest fans.” he added.
Since the game’s release until today, the success is just unparalleled. COD: Black Ops II reached $1 billion sales in just 15 days and COD: Modern Warfare 3 crossed $1 billion sales in just 16 days.
As the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag nears official release, Ubisoft offers a nice treat for the fans who pre-ordered the game through “The Watch” app.
The video is a trailer of the fourth installment of the Assassin’s Creed game series, the Black Flag. The trailer is said to make the fans get more excited about the release but this trailer video is only for those who pre-ordered the game through an app which is available in any platforms – desktops, smartphones and tablet PC’s.
In this app, users can read news updates, upcoming events, etc. For the Assassin’s Creed fans, they can read some of the game details such as time and world settings, characters and many more. Yes, it could spoil the game but it is really nice to know some of the game details before any gamers does, right?
Actually, there are lots of things that this app offers to the gamers – well, just to sweeten the pre-order deal. These offers are so good that it will really make you decide to make the pre-order.
The Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be released for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U platforms. With the release dates, it will be on October 29 in North America and November 1 in Europe. The game will also be available in the upcoming generation of consoles.
On of the biggest gaming company, Electronic Arts (EA), has announced and confirmed the layoffs in their company but no details yet on how many will be left jobless.
According to a statement they released in their website, they said “In recent weeks, EA has aligned all elements of its organizational structure behind priorities in new technologies and mobile,”. The gaming company will be reducing the workforce from different locations or offices. They also stated that, “We are extremely grateful for the contributions made by each of our employees – those that are leaving EA will be missed by their colleagues and friends.”
In a recent report by Kotaku, it is estimated that 10 percent of the workforce will be affected by the layoff. According to Polygon, hundreds will be left without a job in this issue.
Electronic Arts also said that these actions were very hard for them and not an easy decision but “essential changes as we focus on delivering great games and showing players around the world why to spend their time with us,”.
In 2012, EA has 9,000 people but it’s gradually decreasing because the gaming company continues to reduce the workforce little by little. Since February this year, round of layoffs already happened in Monteal and Los Angeles Offices.