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'DerpTroll' derps into plea deal, admits DDoS attacks on EA, Steam, Sony game servers

The man accused over DDoS-bombing several online games hosts in 2013 and 2014 has entered a guilty plea under a deal with US authorities. According to the US Attorney's Office, District of California, part of the "DerpTrolling" plea deal cut by 23-year-old Austin Thompson of Utah involved him admitting to causing $95,000 worth …
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Cybercrook spared jail after copping to FIFA video game mega-hack

A game hacker who admitted involvement in a plot to steal millions from Electronic Arts was sentenced to probation by a Texas court on Monday. Ricky Miller, 23, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud last October, was involved in a plot to steal in-game currency worth $16m from a football video game that was …
John Leyden, 2 May 2017

'Ultimate Team' scheme: EA hackers charged for stealing in-game coins

A US man is facing felony wire fraud charges for allegedly stealing and reselling in-game currency for EA Sports' FIFA console games. Anthony Clark has been charged by the Northern Texas District Court with a count of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud for his role in a scheme to automatically generate and then re-sell the …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Nov 2016

EA Games rubbishes Pastebin breach claim

Electronic Arts has poured cold water on claims its users' accounts have been breached. News surfaced of a possible breach when a database of some 600 login records appeared on web clipboard Pastebin. The records, which included games purchased and personal identity information like birthdates were accurate for at least one …
Darren Pauli, 19 Oct 2015
Battlefield Hardline

Discreet fighting man: Battlefield Hardline

Game Theory If there’s one area of the Battlefield formula you’d say needs most work, it would undoubtedly be its single-player component. Recent offerings have promised much in hyped-up trailers, showing blazing gunfights and falling buildings. But, ultimately, each has fallen short when it comes to a cohesive storyline and noteworthy …
Mike Plant, 23 Mar 2015
SimCity

Remember when SimCity ABSOLUTELY HAD to be online? Not any more – fancy that!

Gamers will soon be able to play Maxis's SimCity offline – despite the company's earlier insistence that the game absolutely had to be connected to the internet to work. The turnaround was announced by Maxis studio manager Patrick Buechner in a blogpost on Sunday. He said Update 10 for the latest installment of the long- …
Jack Clark, 13 Jan 2014

First, the bad news: EA bags Star Wars games rights

Disney has made good on its promise to farm out future Star Wars games to an outside developer after scrapping LucasArts - and picked much-loved EA. Electronic Arts will be able to build on its Jedi-inspired online multiplayer game Star Wars: The Old Republic now that the two entertainment giants have signed a multi-year …
Origin

EA Origin vuln puts players at risk

A flaw in EA's Origin game store puts its 40 million or so users at risk of remote execution vulnerabilities The vulnerability was described by security researchers Luigi Auriemma and Donato Ferranta of ReVuln, in a paper released on Saturday. Origin is the distribution platform behind just-launched SimCity, along with other …
Jack Clark, 19 Mar 2013
SimCity 4

SimCity owners get free game, EA will get A NEW CEO

Updated Maxis has published the list of the games it's offering free miffed 'Mayors' to compensate for SimCity's disastrous launch. The offer was announced by Maxis on Sunday and lets existing customers and those who register before March 25 to get a free game along with their copy of SimCity as compensation. The downloads start on …
Jack Clark, 18 Mar 2013
SimCity 4

SimCity 4

Antique Code Show There’s a prevalent feeling throughout the whole of SimCity 4 that this is the game that Will Wright and Maxis would have liked to have made from day one. That is if graphics technology and PC hardware had been up to the task when the original SimCity was in development. The 2003 release was expanded in both the macro and the …
Mike Plant, 14 Mar 2013
SimCity 3000

SimCity 3000

Antique Code Show I don’t know if my gaming habits had started to become dominated by RTS and FPS games by the time SimCity 3000 made its delayed debut in 1999, but for some reason I don’t recall it registering on my radar. Strange, for not only was SimCity 2000 one of my favourite games - as it remains to this day - but its sequel was also a …
Mike Plant, 7 Mar 2013
SimCity 2000

SimCity 2000

Antique Code Show The summer of 1995, I remember it well. I was but a slip of lad at the time, slightly console obsessed perhaps, but about to embark on a period of PC gaming that would put me at the forefront of cutting-edge videogame technology, nearly bankrupting my parents as I went. It was my birthday and I’d just finished hooking up my …
Mike Plant, 1 Mar 2013
SimCity

SimCity Classic

Antique Code Show Doughnuts. Doughnuts are what I think of when someone mentions SimCity in my vicinity. Not because I used to cram them into my face, Homer Simpson-style, while I played, but rather because, back in my childhood, I was obsessed with arranging my own ‘simmed’ city in perfect concentric 'doughnuts'. Squares in three-by-three …
Mike Plant, 22 Feb 2013

Future war, what it is good phwoar? asks Crysis skin-paint babe

Crysis 3 goes on sale this coming Friday, and in a blatant bid to arouse interest among gamers, developer Crytek and publisher EA has sprayed some leggy lass called Ashley Roberts with hi-tech body art. Said skin paint job represents the sci-fi suit worn by Crysis 3's protagonist and is a more skintight variant on the usual …
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Lenovo, EA, Intel unite to DESTROY our childhood memories

CES 2013 Exactly why someone would want to play Monopoly on an all-in-one PC lying flat on the kitchen table, Intel didn't say, but a tableau vivant of a nuclear family doing just that was the centerpiece of a "Bringing Back Family Night" demo the company presented during a press event at CES 2013 on Monday. In the demo, introduced by …
Rik Myslewski, 8 Jan 2013
Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Black Ops 2 blunder has Mass Effect on buyers

PC gamers who rushed to buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 yesterday found themselves unable to play the new release when they found they received Mass Effect 2, a title published by Activision's fierce rival EA, instead. Gamers affected by the glitch - currently venting their spleen in several forums, including Steam and Reddit - …
Caleb Cox, 14 Nov 2012
The Register breaking news

Navy SEALs from Bin Laden kill unit spanked for video game work

Seven members of US special forces have been slapped on the wrist and had their pay docked for revealing ‘trade secrets’ to a games developer. According to US TV network CBS, the seven soldiers, all active members of SEAL Team 6*, spent two days last summer telling Medal of Honor: Warfighter creator Electronic Arts about …
Tony Smith, 9 Nov 2012
Fifa 13

Fifa 13 game review

Review Nearly a month has passed since EA kicked off sales for its latest Fifa release and, despite an influx of other impressive titles including PES 2013, the king of footie games remains firmly at the top of the UK charts. That's hardly a surprise in a population so grossly obsessed with the 'beautiful game'. Fifa 13 Kept alive …
Caleb Cox, 27 Oct 2012

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