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Call of Duty Black Ops Annihilation Zombies In the Jungle Trailer

June 29, 2011

E3 2011 Coverage

June 5, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - E3 2011
E3 has a lot in store this year. Please watch the blog for the latest announcements!

Leaked Wii2 video is fake

May 23, 2011

There is a chance that you saw a piece of video on this website, containing a presentation showing the Wii2 a.k.a. project cafe.

We can confirm that this video is fake. It was student project, goal was to create a viral(in other words a YouTube hit).
They generated 600.000 views, think they passed?

Playstation Network Back online!

May 15, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down
Happy to announce that the playstation network is back online!

Report: Sony hit with second attack, loses 12,700 credit card numbers

May 3, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down

Following up on this morning’s news that Sony Online Entertainment servers were offline across the board, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports (via BGR) that the company has lost 12,700 customer credit card numbers as the result of an attack. The company apparently took SOE servers offline after learning of the attack last evening, but has yet to issue a statement confirming that customer information has been lost.

Of the 12,700 total, 4,300 are alleged to be from Japan, while the remainder’s origins are unknown. The report also notes that most of the numbers are said to be from expired cards, which Engadget posits could mean this was simply stolen data from an old backup.

The report doesn’t mention whether last night’s supposed breach is connected to the recent incidents involving Sony’s PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, though an SOE representative told Joystiq that official comment would be coming from the company “within the hour.”

Source:
Joystiq

Some PSN services to return this week, full services ‘within this month’

May 1, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down

Sony’s US PlayStation blog tonight announced that “some PlayStation Network and Qriocity services” will become available this week as the company scrambles to build a new server home in the wake of a security breach earlier this month. Though no specific time or date is named, the post lays out a plan to “begin a phased restoration by region” of services “shortly,” alongside a mandatory system update for all consoles forcing a change in password, before the full return of services “within this month.”

With the return of services will also come a new position at Sony Corporation: chief information security officer, a position that will report to current chief information officer Shinji Hasejima. Additionally, the company says it is expediting an “already planned move” of its data center — a data center the post claims to have been “under construction and development for several months,” despite the attacks having only occurred within the past few weeks. Sony also detailed its “Welcome Back” appreciation program a bit more thoroughly, though it still remains unclear what content the company will be offering in various regions as an apology. The list of known services returning to PSN this week are listed after the break.
Restoration of Online game-play across the PlayStation®3 (PS3) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems -This includes titles requiring online verification and downloaded games
Access to Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3/PSP for existing subscribers
Access to account management and password reset
Access to download un-expired Movie Rentals on PS3, PSP and MediaGo
PlayStation®Home
Friends List
Chat Functionality

Source:
Sony

Geohot Speaks to PSN Hacker

April 29, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down

Geo Hotz claims he is innocent and has the following to say:

“Running homebrew and exploring security on your devices is cool, hacking into someone else’s server and stealing databases of user info is not cool. You make the hacking community look bad, even if it is aimed at douches like Sony.”

“Sony needs to accept that they no longer own and control the PS3 when they sell it to you. Notice it’s only PSN that gave away all your personal data, not Xbox Live when the 360 was hacked, not iTunes when the iPhone was jailbroken, and not GMail when Android was rooted.”

Bossfight Gaming Blog - Geohotz PSN

And this is his message to the Hackers:

“To the perpetrator, two things. You are clearly talented and will have plenty of money(or a jail sentence and bankruptcy) coming to you in the future. Don’t be a dick and sell people’s information,”

Sony PSN Confirmed Hacked, Personal Data Leak

April 27, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PSN Down

Whatever is going on over at the PlayStation Network seems pretty serious. As you may know, the PlayStation Network has been down for nearly a week. This has lead to tons of rumors and speculation. And Sony confirmed Tuesday that hackers have managed to obtain personal information Sony stored within the PlayStation Network, possibly including credit cards.

According to Sony’s Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media, Patrick Seybold an “unauthorized person” has obtained PlayStation Network Users’ personal information, including name, address, password, login. According to the company, it’s possible that credit card data has been accessed as well. Meaning, things just went to a potential catastrophe for millions of PlayStation 3 users.
The PSN issues also affected Sony Online Entertainment MMOs such as Free Realms and DC Universe Online.
Sony said that some services would be restored within a week.

Source:
MMORPG News

Sources: The Wii 2 Exists, and We’ll See It at E3 in June

April 15, 2011

bossfight gaming blog - mario wii2

From Wii price cuts to console successors, here we go with silly season rumors again: In this corner, the Nintendo Wii 2, or Wii successor, or Nintendo’s Next Big Thing. GameStop-owned Game Informer magazine claims that it’s heard from “multiple sources” that Nintendo’s planning to unveil whatever’s next at E3 in June, “if not sooner.”

Sadly the most important thing to Game Informer seems to be the system’s reported ability to run games at high-definition resolutions–sort of like pointing out that a contemporary computer comes with a mouse (or, you know, USB ports). There’s also some mumbling about whether the system can go rounds pixel-for-pixel with the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 (because we need more system war flame bait).

Word is Nintendo’s already chatting up publishers, showing around the system to drum up interest. Launch timeframe? Not until 2012. Which, much as we’d all love a new Nintendo system in time for the holidays this year, makes sense if you want to give developers and publishers time to put together a solid stable of launch titles.

“Nintendo is doing this one right,”

Said one of Game Informer’s anonymous sources. “[It’s] not a gimmick like the Wii.”

Right, because the Wii was just a gimmick. A system that utterly destroyed the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in unit sales internationally. A system that’s still outselling both of those systems more months than not.

In any event, now we wait, and speculate, and dissect rumors, and dish. Just remember: What will be, will be, and all we can hope for at this point is that whatever’s next, Nintendo makes it as unusual and industry-upending as their last two ideas.

Source:
Game Informer
PC World

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Multiplayer would not work

April 13, 2011


Few months ago the successor of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion got announced: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Bethesda is working hard on this game to have it released by the end of this year.

Director Marketing and PR Pete Hines Explains us why multiplayer in Skyrim would not work. It is investigated and it turned out that the multiplayer would have negative impact on the singleplayer. Hines explains:

“What we’ve tried to do is help people understand that in game development, it’s all about trade-offs. One of our mantras here is that you can do anything — you just can’t do everything. So certainly we could do multiplayer. Unquestionably. It’s not a thing we’re technically incapable of figuring out. But when we draw up the list of things we’d like to have cut or change in order to support that feature, what we end up with is unpalatable. It’d make a lesser version of the game. And there is no doubt on the dev side that that is the case.”

That means no multiplayer for Skyrim. A bad thing? I don’t think so nowadays a big misunderstanding is that games need mulitplayer to be good.
Often this even pulls the overal perception of a game into the ground for example Bioshock 2. Multiplayer wasn’t that good if they invested that time and money into the single player experience the game would have been a lot better. Now it is average single and multiplayer while Bioshock one was a great single player experience.
Think this also applies Skyrim so good choice Bethesda!


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