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Battlefield 3 servers see DDOS attack, EA says no user data breached

The Battlefield 3 servers have been under a DDOS attack for the past several days, aimed at interfering with network communication and preventing access to multiplayer, EA says. The barrage has not breached any user data and EA is working to stop the attack, the publisher adds. "The current Batt...

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PSA: Emergency Nintendo Network maintenance Jan. 28 and 29

Various Nintendo services, as well as a small handful of specific games, may experience issues of varying frequency and severity from 3 p.m. Eastern on Monday, January 28 through 8 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, January 29, as Nintendo will be conducting emergency network maintenance. The full maintenanc...

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Microsoft patent pictures networked, personalized profiles for Kinect-like system

A newly published patent application, submitted by Microsoft to the USPTO back in October 2009, describes the personalization of a "gesture-based system" -- presumably, what would become Kinect -- through detailed user profiles that could be stored on a network. It's anyone's guess if this is a g...

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OnLive now working over Wi-Fi, announces 'Indie Fest'

OnLive has begun rolling out support for Wi-Fi connections to its cloud gaming service. So sure is the company that it can offer lag free streaming of game content that it is bringing Wi-Fi support to subscribers before it planned to. Support is still in beta, but most OnLive members are supposed t...

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PSN survey hints at upcoming subscription-based features

Sony's European team has sent out a survey to some of its UK PSN members asking them yet again about possible subscription models for the service. The survey is run by a market research company called Ipsos, and appears to offer up a list of possible member benefits for a few different plan tiers, ...

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Wada emphasizes online delivery, advises devs to shift focus

Square Enix president Yoichi Wada estimates digital distribution and server-based gaming is poised for "exponential growth" within the next decade, advising developers to prepare for the shift. "In the past the platform was hardware, but it has switched to the network. A time will come when the ha...

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Vuze brings HD video streaming to Xbox 360 & PS3

Vuze got a big update today. Version 4.2 of the torrent client/online video portal service now allows live video streaming to game consoles Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The software acts as a media server and can directly transfer High Def content (music vids, the latest movie trailers and televisio...

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Hunting down the elusive North American PSN card

Reader Jeff S. took this picture of $50 North American PSN cards and sent it over to us. He found the elusive prepaid cards on sale at a gas station in Fort Gordon near Augusta, GA. Now, one would think that these things should be found in a more suitable place -- say a Sony store or even a gaming ...

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Sony proves your PSN qualms don't fall on deaf ears

Sony may have already proved that they're listening to what we want with the redesign of the PSN Store, but there are plenty of other features people are clamoring for from the service. Peter Dille, Senior Vice President of the PlayStation Network, has written a post on the PS.Blog letting everyone...

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GameStrata statistic site launches, get PWN3D via graphs

GameStrata, a new game statistic tracking and social site, has just launched into a (semi-)public status. Players can use the free service to keep track of a range of quantifiable game performance details. We're not quite sure what to make of the service, since an Xbox Live Gamertag does nearly the ...

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