They have issued a statement claiming that a small number of accounts could have had their passwords altered by unauthorised access. This would leave personal user data and their Store wallet vulnerable to the intruder.
They are quick to point out that no complete records of credit card numbers are held on the Store, so fraud is "very unlikely." How reassuring.
ELSPA, the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association, have issued a statement in regards to the latest reports from the Bryon Review. The ELSPA welcome the findings of the review and feels that it lays out an important framework to deliver a better understanding of how to protect children on-line and when playing video games.
GSC Game World and Koch Media today announced that it plans to release S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky on August 29th, 2008 for the PC.
Tanya Byron, a TV child psychologist, was enlisted by the Prime Minister to conduct The Byron Review last year.
She fully recommends the games industry in the UK be subject to a fixed single system with a set of recognisable symbols, similar to what the BBFC employs for film.
Like someone who gets a call from the RIAA, nobody thinks they'll be picked up for their illegal doings. And chances are you won't. Statistically speaking, you're more likely to get struck by lightening.
Blue Byte Software and Ubisoft have released the 1.5 patch for The Settlers: Rise of an Empire. The patch includes a range of bug fixes, improvements, adds three new maps and support for clans.
Download The Settlers: Rise of an Empire 1.5 patch.
Telltale has today revealed the first details for the Sam & Max Season Two finale. The episode, entitled What's New, Beelzebub?, will debut Thursday, April 10 for subscribers of GameTap. Its worldwide release will follow one day later, on Friday, April 11, from Telltale's website.
The board at Take-Two have rattled their briefcases and pens in disapproval once again at EA's offering of $26 a share. They say they'll explore more options after the release of Grand Theft Auto IV, a pivotal release for the company and one that EA wanted.
Take-Two says to "Not Tender Shares at $26 a Share" to their stockholders, not to feel pressure from EA's deadline tactic.
Irrgheist Games, developers of H-Craft Championship, has revealed that it is currently working on two projects for the PC. Both are racing themed games, but the first one appears to be a futuristic Street racing game named Sci-Fi City, whilst the second one is a Sci-Fi Rally game that will feature volcano-mountains and snowy woods.
During a press conference in Paris this morning, Electronic Arts have revealed a special Collector's Edition for the upcoming Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning MMORPG. The pack will include miniature models of warboss Grumlock and shaman Gazbag.
A 128-paged hardback novel, a 224-paged art book and in-game content bonuses too, pre-ordering nets even more goodies.
After the company’s announcement that they've bought the rights to the Tom Clancy name on books, movies and games investors see a 5.91 EURO rise in shares. This is the biggest rise for Ubisoft in two months bringing the total value at around 54.98 EUROS.
They had previously declined 29% this year before yesterday’s revival for the publisher, who's also tingly all over now for a film.
GT5 Prologue is but days away but many have been puzzled at whether they should just save their dosh and get the full game. Chris Hinojosa-Miranda, SCEA associate producer, has revealed that the full game is "about a year away."
Prologue has already enjoyed a huge pre-order platinum success here in Europe.
Producer Jeff Hickman has announced this morning that their MMORPG of Warhammer will be pushed back to an autumn release. It was originally slated for a Q1 release this year, which soon changed to Q2 as the studio wanted more time to polish the game.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is for the PC and is being developed by EA Mythic.
You might have heard about the Capcom 25th Anniversary DVD that comes packaged with the latest issue of the Famitsu magazine. This DVD also contain a new video for Resident Evil 5 that shows gameplay footage, models of the characters and weapons, along with an interview with the producer Jun Takeuchi.
NCSoft's Lineage II uses Epic's previous prodigy the Unreal Engine 2 so they're no strangers when it comes to licensing. Now they've gone and formed a two-game deal with Epic, they'll be using the latest engine to development a couple of new and unannounced MMOs.
UE3 is used in Epic's own Gears of War and UT3, they predict their next instalment of the engine will be near exclusive to the next generation of consoles.
The ERSB website is the industries ratings board in the U.S. and their listings tend to 'leak' news of certain games launching from time to time. Darwinia is marked as having an 'E' rating meaning for everyone and is carrying an Xbox360 listing.
Introversion Software's Darwinia was widely acclaimed when it was launched on PC, offering a truly unique spin and atmosphere to RTS and puzzle gameplay.
Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft big-wig, has revealed their devilish plans to give a Tom Clancy MMO the thumbs up now that they control the IP, and are free from royalty woes.
So what could a Clancy MMO cost the publisher I hear you wonder? Guillemot doesn't seem put off when he estimates figures between $40 and $50 million now that they can see "full return."
EA have been in talks with Starz Media, a film company commissioned to bring the animated film to the world through television and disc. Dead Space is a horror survival game, a team aboard mining vessel USG Ishimura pulls an artefact from a dig site and boom - alien menace!
The film is set to premier on October 31, the day EA's Dead Space game launches on next-gen consoles and PC.
Some RPGs really like to pride themselves at letting the player shape the world or at the very least the kingdom around them. Fallout 3 is no exception with a possible 200 different endings, Bethesda is keen to admit though that some variations will be minimal.
Still it’s a technical 200 endings; other features have apparently exploded in scope too.
Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six all have the Clancy brand plastered all over with the publisher having to cough up each time.
However Ubisoft have come to the conclusion it would be cheaper in the long run to invest now by buying the name and watch the future profits eat the cost.