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  • Blog Post: Blizzard Apologizes For Rocky Warlords Of Draenor Launch With Compensation

    Blizzard’s latest World of Warcraft expansion is on the roster of rough launches this fall. Warlords of Draenor suffered debilitating server congestion and a distributed denial of service attack on its first day, causing headaches for players and the publisher. Executive producer J. Allen Brack... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor Launch Woes Include DDoS Attack

    Yesterday, Blizzard launched its first World of Warcraft expansion since 2012's Mists of Pandaria. Unfortunately, the title is the latest to suffer from online problems, spurred in part by a distributed denial of service attack. Blizzard says that it began experiencing problems in Europe, the first... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] 'You Deserve Better,' Says 343 Industries On Halo Problems

    Update: 343 Industries has updated on the status of the problems facing Halo: The Master Chief Collection's multiplayer modes. We have deployed a number of server updates to help improve matchmaking. These updates should expedite wait times and allow you to find matches faster and easier. We are... More
  • Blog Post: More Driveclub Woes As Users Report Problems Downloading New Update

    Driveclub’s servers and user experience are still facing trouble 10 days after launch . Evolution Studios rolled out a new patch yesterday, but the developer has acknowledged that users are having trouble downloading it. The issue is preventing some players from even loading the game. The official... More
  • Blog Post: NBA 2K15 Patch To Fix MyPark And More ‘Available In Coming Days’

    In our review of NBA 2K15 , we identified some problems with the game’s servers. Those are persisting, with players complaining of issues, including getting kicked out of the MyPark mode. The official NBA 2K15 Twitter account has notified players that patches have been submitted to both Sony and... More
  • Blog Post: More Of Driveclub’s Features Coming Online In Next 24 Hours

    Evolution Studios and Sony have provided an update on Driveclub’s troubled launch. As we reported last week, portions of the game’s feature set were removed and in order to facilitate server performance. Another update is planned for some time in the next day. “Continual upgrades to... More
  • Blog Post: Some Driveclub Features, Modes Removed As Evolution Continues Server Work

    Evolution Studios has provided an update on the troubled launch of racing game Driveclub ( our review ). In order to get more players online, the developer has disabled some of the game’s functions. “Some functions are temporarily unavailable including challenges and social updates, but for... More
  • Blog Post: Driveclub Server Diagnostics Going On Now, May Disrupt Play

    Driveclub continues to face problems during its opening week. Players have reported issues playing online and the PlayStation Plus version of the game, originally slated to launch alongside the console in 2013, has been delayed indefinitely . Now, Sony and Evolution Studios are performing server diagnostics... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Servers Go Down Temporarily, Recent PSN Attackers Taking Credit

    The issues were quickly resolved, but Destiny's servers were down temporarily earlier, and t hose who recently attacked PSN and Xbox Live are taking credit. If you were having trouble connecting to Destiny – we had problems on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game –... More
  • Blog Post: Where's Our Destiny Review?

    Bungie's massively multiplayer shooter, Destiny, releases tomorrow. The servers are live right now . Everything appears to be ready, but there's one thing missing: reviews. If you're waiting to see an official score before picking up the game, you have to wait a bit longer. In Bungie's... More
  • Blog Post: Gamers Keep Online DS And Wii Games On Life Support

    Nintendo tried to tell them no, but the fans kept saying yes. A number of Nintendo fans have figured out a way to keep playing Nintendo titles online even after the recent server shutdown. Back in February, Nintendo announced that starting on May 20 it would pull online server hosting for a number of... More
  • Blog Post: 178 Days Since Release, DICE Confirms Battlefield 4 Still Broken

    It has been 178 days since Battlefield 4 was first released. Today, DICE confirms that the title is still not operating as intended, though fixes are being implemented. The current issue under investigation and repair is the ongoing problem with “ rubber banding .” This presents as slow or... More
  • Blog Post: Crysis And Crysis 2 Multiplayer Servers Shutting Down

    If you want to play a game's multiplayer these days you pretty much have to play it while the game is hot, because a few years down the road you might not be able to get online with the title. Case in point: The servers that Crytek use for Crysis and Crysis 2 multiplayer will be shutting down on... More
  • Blog Post: Two Million Players Helped Stress Test Titanfall During Beta

    The recent Titanfall beta helped Respawn get a good handle on how the game would hold up once the title's official release date rolls around on March 11. Fortunately, the beta was extremely useful in helping Respawn prepare for that impending launch. Titanfall is a giant multiplayer game that is... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall's Updates Might Not Interupt Your Multiplayer Sessions

    Server updates are a reality that most gamers have to deal with these days. Nothing is more frustrating than when the game you really want to play is down because the servers are getting an update. Thankfully, Respawn doesn't think they'll need to force gamers to stop playing when it updates... More
  • Blog Post: Magic: The Gathering - Tactics Going Offline Next Year

    Magic: The Gathering - Tactics, the Sony Online Entertainment developed tactics game based on the Wizards of the Coast card game series, is shutting down next year. According to an FAQ on the Magic: The Gathering - Tactics forums , the game will be shutting down next year on March 28. You can continue... More
  • Blog Post: EA Retires Online Services For Its '11 Sports Lineup

    If you are the kind of gamer that likes to wait a year or two to buy your sports games then you might want to know that EA will soon be shutting down it's online servers for many of the games it released a couple years ago. On January 11, EA will be retiring the online service for the following titles... More
  • Blog Post: Flood Of Trials Evolution Players Take Down Microsoft's Servers

    Trials Evolution is an awesome game, and apparently I'm not the only one that feels that way . The game went live yesterday, and over 100,000 players downloaded it and began posting their scores to the leaderboards. Because of the onslaught of new users, servers went down and resulted in error messages... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Auctioning Off Old WoW Servers For Charity

    If you played World of Warcraft back in its early days, your adventures were probably housed in one of Blizzard's HP BladeSystem servers. Now the company is auctioning off the hardware and donating the proceeds St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. According to Blizzard, the server blades being... More
  • Blog Post: [UPDATE] Sony Confirms Thousands Of Credit Cards Stolen During Hack

    UPDATE: While Japanese newspaper Nikkei.com claims that Sony fell victim to a second attack, a recent press release from Sony states that the recent credit card theft took place during the original attack on April 16. Unfortunately, Sony didn’t discover that its security had been compromised on... More
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