The lights are on
Respawn's Titanfall has garner a lot of buzz
since its unveiling in the pages of Game Informer. Online scammers have taken
note, and are now using the promise of Titanfall beta invitations in phishing
Respawn wants to get word out to gamers, and
recently sent this tweet from the official Titanfall Twitter account: "To help keep our fans safe from scammers, please note that all sites
advertising Beta access are 100% scams. #BePCSafe #Titanfall."
and when there is a public beta, Respawn will announce it through official
channels - and we will report on it. So, for now, if any website is asking
you for "registration" information, click away as fast as you can.
a sad statement, but it pays to be skeptical online. Kudos to Respawn for
helping to get the word out about these scams. Oddly, it's also a bit of a
compliment for Titanfall -- these scams speak to the genuine enthusiasm
people have for the game.
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