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Robot™ - Sep 27 2013 01:08 AM
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Battlefield 4 Servers Attacked
The PC version of Battlefield 4 has been either broken or down for many people all weekend long, after the game’s servers came under a denial-of-service attack.
A notice on Battlelog’s main page (since replaced by a PS4 server warning) read “We are currently experiencing attacks on our infrastructure that is impacting online gameplay on BF4 PC. We are working on mitigating actions”.
A DICE staffer has also posted on the game’s forums, saying “we are being targeted by a DDOS, but working on fixing it asap. Im sorry somebody is ruining your and my day. Rest assured we are doing our best to mitigate the situation though.”
In addition to having trouble getting into games, users also reported that if they could join, they were stuck with level 1 gear, having lost their progression bonuses.
PlayStation 4 continues its predecessor’s trophy system, and with it comes a new animation each time you unlock a gong.
Watch it in .gif form here.
Posted by GearNuke, the animations look this this when compared:
Meanwhile, PlayStation 4′s launch day firmware update – dubbed ’1.50′ – has been detailed by Sony. Check it out here.
Watch Dogs has been delayed into spring 2014, Ubisoft announced today, along with a delay for The Crew, it’s open-world racer. Due to the delays, the firm has revised its financial expectations for fiscal year 2014.
Watch Dogs and The Crew delayed
The Watch Dogs delay includes all versions, per the following statement from the Watch Dogs team:
“Our ambition from the start with Watch_Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until Spring 2014.
“We know a lot of you are probably wondering ‘why now?’ We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune every detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and during other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion is what drives us.
“We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next Spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it.”
Watch Dogs was originally announced for a November 19 release in the States, and a November 22 release across Europe on PC, PS3, PS4 Wii U and Xbox 360.
The original release date for Xbox One was November 22 worldwide and on PlayStation 4 November 29 in Europe.
Meanwhile, The Crew was previously planned for release in fiscal year 2013-14, and is now scheduled for fiscal year 2014-15, meaning it may not see a release until April 2014 at the earliest.
Developed by Ivory Tower, The Crew is an open-world racer originally slated for release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in early 2014.
Changes to financial targets
Due to delays, Ubisoft has revised its financial targets for 2013-14 and now expects sales of between €995 million and €1.045 billion compared to the prior target of between €1.420 billion and €1.450 billion.
“Our long term goal is to win the next generation,” stated Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot in the press release. “The tough decisions we are taking today to fully realize the major potential of our new creations have an impact on our short-term performance.
“We are convinced that, longer term, they will prove to be the right decisions both in terms of satisfaction for our fans and in terms of value creation for our shareholders.
“We are building franchises that will become perennial pillars of Ubisoft’s financial performance. In a context of growing successes for mega-blockbusters, the additional time given to the development of our titles will allow them to fulfill their huge ambitions and thus offer players even more exceptional experiences.
“Fueled by strong momentum for PlayStation 4 and XboxOne, calendar 2014 will see the return of growth to the console market. Combined with the quality of our line-up and our strong financial situation, this growth will allow us to achieve record operating income in fiscal 2014-15 and 2015-16.”
Based on the information at Ubisoft’s disposal today, sales for the second quarter of 2013-14 should exceed €210 million.
Final first half earnings will be released on November 12, 2013.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is the official record holder for best-selling video game in 24 hours; highest-grossing video game in 24 hours; highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours and four more Guinness World Records.
“GTA totally deserves to be recognized as an icon of modern British culture, and we’re thrilled to be able to feature the game in the record books,” Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said in a statement published on PlayerAttack.
“Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and how exciting that it’s taken on the might of Hollywood and won. I’m also doubly proud as a Dundonian to welcome this home-grown series back into the Guinness World Records book.”
GTA 5 now holds the following records:
- Best-selling action-adventure video game in 24 hours
- Best-selling video game in 24 hours
- Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
- Fastest video game to gross $1 billion
- Highest grossing video game in 24 hours
- Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
- Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure video game
It’s a ruddy big game, too – take a look at our GTA 5 walkthrough and guide to power your way through.
A subscription-based Xbox Fitness Pass will be released for Xbox One, allowing users to get their burn on with famous trainers.
This is according to an article which popped up on Xbox.com, and has since been pulled likely due to someone pushing the button a bit too early; however, one intrepid NeoGAF poster was too quick for the firm, and gathered all the information on it.
Pro Sports Daily and Dual Pixels also gleaned the information from the page before it was pulled, and it looks like Jillian Michaels, Tracey Anderson, and that P90X sadist Tony Horton is involved as well.
Here’s the blurb:
“Introducing the future of fitness. Experience the world’s best workouts with instant, personalized feedback, right in your home on Xbox Fitness. Train with Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, P90X, Insanity and more. Optimize every workout with immediate feedback on your form, power and heart rate with the all new Kinect, featuring Muscle Mapping, Power Gauge, and Pulse. Plus, feed your motivation with social challenges. Unlimited access is yours with an Xbox Live Gold membership through November 2014. Only on Xbox One.”
Once Microsoft “confirms” the pulled information, we’ll tell you a bit more about it.