EA and DICE's Battlefield 3 and Battlelog servers have come under attack by an external group, knocking out the online services that power the soon-to-be-replaced shooter. They confirmed the outages via twitter.
As of now the attack seems to have been thwarted with all platform servers back up and running. EA recently revealed 3.5 million have subscribed to Battlefield Premium.
MachineGames, a studio made up of former Starbreeze developers, is behind the newly announced Wolfenstein: The New Order. Bethesda reveal it occupies a 'what if' reality where the Nazis won WW2.
We play as B.J. Blazkowicz, an American war hero who fights back. It's set for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this Q4. We'll be battling Nazis in Europe and taking control of super weapons.
Gearbox has announced that Krieg the Psycho Bandit, the sixth playable character class for Borderlands 2, will be arriving on the 14th May for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Off-the-wall Far Cry 3 total conversion Blood Dragon may be getting a sequel, as actor Michael Biehn dropped hints of this on Major Nelson's podcast.
Sega and Gearbox had been named in a class-action lawsuit over having deceived the public with an E3 2012 build and trailers of Aliens: Colonial Marines that turned out to be nothing like the finished product. Sega had even admitted the trailers were misleading.
With the full release of Fuse from Insomniac Games due out May 28th, today we learn that EA and the studio will be launching a demo of the co-op action shooter next week on May 7th for Xbox 360 and PS3.
We get to play as each of the four "elite operatives" in the demo as we switch between them using LEAP at anytime during combat. It also promises "deep RPG-like character progression".
Timegate Studios, which developed the Kohan series, Section 8 and the unfortunate Aliens: Colonial Marines with Gearbox, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy thanks to the fraud suit filed against it.
Gearbox has confirmed in the wake of a leak yesterday that the fourth and final campaign add-on in Borderlands 2's Season Pass, Tiny Tina, will be coming the 25th June for PC, Xbox 30 and PlayStation 3.
Activision has officially announced the next Call of Duty game, and as expected, instead of going with the appellation Modern Warfare 4, the next game will be Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Attorneys are on the march as a lawsuit is launched against SEGA and Gearbox Software for 'unrepresentative trade show demos' regarding Aliens: Colonial Marines, which took place at PAX and E3 2011.
The lawsuit targets game levels, AI behaviour and visual fidelity not present in the final version. Review embargos led to the gamers who pre-ordered 'left in the dark' as to the discrepancies.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is supposed to be revealed later today by Activision, but a leaked poster shows a 5th November 2013 release date for the next edition of the CoD series. The poster is a reward at GameStop for preordering the game.
The upcoming Killzone title is going with a colon'ed subtitle Shadow Fall rather than a 4. According to Guerrilla Games managing director Herman Hulst, it's due to it being on the next-gen PlayStation 4.
The only good bug is a squished one. Treyarch has released new title updates for Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Black Ops 2 with a different changelog provided for each. The latest Zombies map is tuned up.
This comes ahead of the impending announcement of Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Ghosts. The studio has reverted the global spawn influencer due to "undesirable side effects."
Back at the E3 2005, the "target video" showing of Killzone 2 for the PlayStation 3 gave developer Guerilla Games no end to headaches, as Sony gave the studio an impossible task of matching the lifelike CGI in the video.
The studio maintains that the Killzone: Shadow Fall trailer shown at the PlayStation 4 reveal was all real.
Gamers who visit the Call of Duty official site will get redirected to a strange page with the shadowy image of a skull. Running a mouse over the page features a magnifying glass showing tiny square pictures.
CCP has announced that DUST 514, the EVE Online tie-in shooter, will be launching on the 14th May, which is probably part marketing (May 14 = 5/14).
2K Marin's original XCOM shooter has officially been rebranded to The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, which has been hinted at for the past few months with domain name registrations and a teaser video a few days ago.
Activision has announced that the PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the Uprising Map Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be arriving on the 16th May.
Spark Unlimited is in collaboration with Capcom with Lost Planet 3, and that only happened because the "best-known developers" aren't all that interested in pursuing someone else's vision over their own.
Producer Andrew Szymanski said he was tasked with finding a studio with "the skill and the drive" to take on Lost Planet, whilst being open to collaboration with IP creators at Capcom Osaka.
Retailer EB Games has confirmed DICE has included the cob-webbed Commander Mode in Battlefield 4, which has a single individual guiding their team's strategy - it's like trying to herd cats, really.
Also mentioned is Drone Strike as the first downloadable content, although no date is provided, but it'll add "exclusive uniforms, weapons, and more," declares the promotional poster.