Posts Tagged ‘EBay’
Be wary of Bad Piggies for Chrome, malware incoming!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:08 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:00
It never takes long does it? It’s come out that approximately 80,000 people have fallen for a malware infected version of Rovio’s latest mega-hit, Bad Piggies. The users downloaded a free version of the app called “Angry Birds Bad Piggies” for Google’s Chrome browser and in doing so they brought with it an unwanted plugin. The additional piece of software pushes advertisements on-screen when folks visit certain websites like MSN, Yahoo, eBay and others.
If anyone has fallen for the ploy, uninstall that bad boy pronto. After that, run the standard battery of antivirus and malware software. It’s also highly recommended to change passwords once again. After that, treat browser plugins like any mobile app and watch for those permissions. It also wouldn’t hurt to pony up the dough for the official developer’s app. Especially Rovio and Bad Piggies.
When PR goes wrong, it really goes wrong! PAX banning occurs!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:19 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:19
Maybe you’ve been following the drama swirling around Ocean Marketing and the way they’ve handled a disgruntled customer, then again maybe you haven’t. Either way, let’s go through this mess because it’s an insane situation involving a controller peripheral, douchbaggery and an epic banning from PAX by Mike Krahulik himself! So how exactly does this case study in stupidity start off? Why only with an upset customer feeling slighted and brushed off.
Dave ordered 2 of the soon to be released PS3 Avenger add-ons. If you’re curious about the Avenger, it’s a performance enhancement that clasps onto the gamepad. It looks like an abomination conceived between an octopus and a vat of plastic. But hey, if it works right? Anyways, dear Dave was promised an estimated delivery date of “Early December”, a date that came and went. Wondering where his order was, that he prepaid nonetheless, he fired off an email to the customer support. What followed was a cryptic message stating “Dec 17th”. Yep that’s it, nothing else. No apology, no explanation, nothing. Understandably, Dave needed clarification, hell who wouldn’t? What he got instead was the beginning of a swirling storm of belligerent, childish behavior best demonstrated on the playground. Read on geeks…
Able to buy Modern Warfare 3 early? Playing it may or may not get the banhammer.
Last Updated on Friday, 4 November 2011 08:11 Written by LoganDX Friday, 4 November 2011 08:00
There’s been quite a lot of reports that lucky gamers were able to pick up copies of Modern Warfare 3 early by hitting up Kmart. Some industrious buyers turned right around and promptly sold said street-date broken game on eBay for ridiculous sums of money. $1700 guys? Really? After the dust started to settle and Kmart stopped selling MW3, many gamers wondered if they could even play the game early. Will there be negative consequences? It happened with Gears of War 3 and Halo 3 so what about MW3?
At first the word was, “It’s fine, go ahead if the game is legit” from Stephen Toulouse, Xbox Live Director of Policy and Enforcement. Whew, cool beans. But wait, dear reader! Stepto (that’s what we call him, well that’s what he calls himself. We call him Stephen Toulouse, Xbox Live Director of Policy and Enforcement. Especially to his virtual face) later contradicted that statement on his usual podium, Twitter, by stating that “pre-release play not authorized. Playing early may impact your account!” Which meant many eager beavers were left going “WTF dude!” as they feared the future of their MW3\Live accounts. But then, of course there’s more, Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling went ahead and said “No plans to ban legit fans but try to wait until the midnight launch”. That should be the final word, right? I mean it is from Activision\Infinity Ward and all. Take a jump with me here…
Do it for the kids, buy a WOW server blade for charity.
Last Updated on Saturday, 15 October 2011 07:17 Written by LoganDX Saturday, 15 October 2011 09:00
Blizzard went through and swapped out a bunch of their World of Warcraft server blades and what better way to get rid of them than by a charity auction? The company has decided to hold an eBay auction with the proceeds going to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The blades will be auctioned off in batches over the next four weeks, the first one is scheduled to start October 17th.
Blizzard has approximately 2,000 blades from roughly 500 different realms across North America and Europe. The blades will be stuffed inside a plastic case embossed with the WOW logo. Also included will be a team signed commemorative plague to show all your friends you have authentic merch from Blizzard. Really though, you need it for the kids.