Posts Tagged ‘Blizzard Entertainment’
PS4: Greatness Awaits But Details Are Available Now
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 02:24 Written by Laddie13 Thursday, 13 June 2013 02:24
Sony showed off it’s next generation console at E3 and now has officially released a vast amount of details to get us even more excited for the PS4. An official press release sheet details just exactly what will be in the box, which does not include the Playstation camera. Quite frankly, I’ m pretty happy about that, I”d rather not be forced to buy an accessory I may never use. That’s right Microsoft, I’m talking about the Kinect. The Playstation camera can be purchased separately for a suggested retail price of $59.99. That price point will also be what it will cost to buy extra DualShock 4 controllers.
For the first time ever Sony will be including a headset in all PS4 boxes, sure it’s mono but it will be functional for those of you who do not have one. Finally, all PS4′s will also include an HDMI cable. I could never understand the packaging of non-HD cables in the current generation of consoles since high definition gaming is all the rage. Also included in the box is the console complete with 500 GB HDD, one wireless DualShock 4, a USB cable and of course an AC power cord. The cost of the PS4 is $399 and is expected to launch later this year.
For those of you geeks who want all the technical details, stick around after the break to see Sony’s official press release. Read more: PS4: Greatness Awaits But Details Are Available Now
Blizzard hacked, time to change those passwords again!
Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 06:51 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 9 August 2012 10:20
Back into the Hackdome we go geeks! Blizzard dropped a security notice earlier informing players their accounts may have been compromised in a recent hack into the network. Some private data has been accessed such as answers to users security questions as well as mobile and dial in Authenticator information. Blizzard feels this information alone is not enough for the intruders to access anyone’s Battle.net accounts. The encrypted passwords were hijacked, the Warcraft developer is confident they won’t be cracked but players should still change their passwords anyway.
Good news is none of the players’ financial information or real life identities seems to have been pilfered. Safety’s sake dictates to watch bank and credit card statements anyways. Blizzard will be prompting users to change security questions and answers in the coming days via an automated process. They also warn folks that phishing is still a danger to their online security and beware of emails asking for emails and passwords.
Be a righteous geek and help remind those less tech savvy amongst us, would you? Check out Blizzard’s full statement After the break.
Diablo III has several diabolical bugs
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 12:52 Written by JCWaitWat Wednesday, 16 May 2012 01:00
Truly a pun that had to be made. Since Diablo III‘s release on 15th May some players have found a bug that reportedly causes the player to be kicked from the game and then, to make things even worse, will prevent you from logging back into battle.net. This “error 3006″ seems to occur when you swap a shield with a Templar, so keep those shields and Templars well away from each other.
Another series issue with Diablo III is “error 37″ which locked players out of all aspects of the game, including the single player campaign. Blizzard posted on the Diablo Facebook page that these issues may be due to “a high volume of traffic” and so “login and character creation may be slower than normal.” Although bugs appearing in MMO’s on release day are no new thing, when they begin locking players out of the game they have paid for things begin to get a bit heated. Blizzard added that “We hope to resolve these issues as soon as possible and appreciate your patience” so wait we must.
Blizzard gives fans hope with Diablo III release date.
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 March 2012 05:40 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 15 March 2012 05:40
The tension has been thick, so thick you couldn’t cut it with a Lancer. Heart palpitations, cold sweats, nervous ticks – we’re not talking a fat man climbing stairs but the wait for Diablo III! Rabid fans have gobbled up every tiny bit of info, anxiously awaiting firm confirmation of a release date, begging Blizzard to end their pain. Relief has finally come in the form of an official release date – May 15th. Yep geeks you can at long last finalize your Battle.Net plans.
Eager beaver geeks can get in the presale fun now. You can grab the standard edition in digital or DVD form or you can swoop in on a special Collector’s Edition. Lighting up your life in an alabaster white case, it brings in the game, behind the scenes DVD\blu-ray, soundtrack CD, a 208 page artbook, a 4GB USB soulstone with Diablo II\Diablo II: Lord of Destruction plus skull base and exclusive goodies for Diablo III, World of Warcraft and Starcraft II. It will run $100 in stores but hardcore fans will most certainly line up for it.
If you happen to play WOW and want to plunk down for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass you can get the digital version of Diablo III for free! Not only that but you’ll get access to the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria beta. Pretty sweet deal if you’re down for it. You have until May 1st to hop on it, enough time to save up them ducketts!
Hit the break and drool over Blizzard’s press release and stop by the comments to vent your happiness!