Weekly Recap May 26th: Diablo 3 Hacked? GamersFirst Account Security, Writers Wanted
Author: William Usher
published: 2012-05-26 12:37:20
After a rocky launch, more trouble for Diablo III surfaces when users come forward about their accounts being hacked. Blizzard investigates while the South Korean FTC investigates Blizzard. Yeah, it's getting ugly. GamersFirst also addresses account security in a similar fashion, laying out plans to potentially increase account security. Also, if you think you have the mettle to hang with the rest of the Cinema Blend team, be sure to submit some writing samples and become one of the most hardcore writers on the interwebs. These stories and more in this May 26th, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.
Witcher 2 DRM-Free Version Was Pirated Less Than SecuROM Version Yeah, that makes all the sense in the world.
Diablo 3 Review: Between Heaven And Hell This is easily one of our more controversial reviews. Check it out.
Fallen Earth Content Update Includes Global Territory Control You can join a gang and fight to control the post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Legends of Eisenwald Is A KickStarter Campaign Success Great news for gamers looking for an original RPG strategy game.
Wii U Controller Adds Analog Sticks? The controller is beginning to replicate the old-school gaming controllers of old...or rather, of today's generation.
Pachter Destroys Industry Lies About Used Games Killing Gaming The doom-and-gloom of the used game market gets put to the test in Pachter's latest Pach-Attack.
GamersFirst Says They Are Consumer-First They're not proud of being labeled as anti-consumer and work hard to fight against the label.
XCOM Enemy Unknown Release Date, Pre-Order Bonuses Announced The official release date is set for 2K's strategy game.
Diablo 3 Hacked Accounts Reason Enough For An Offline Mode Plain and simple, with all the garbage this game is attracting, gamers deserve...no they're entitled to an offline.
Devil May Cry Reboot Gets Release Date, PC Version Confirmed Capcom finally sets an official release date down for the reboot.
Barbily Games Improving Customer Service, Wants To Be Pro-Consumer Given all the companies and their crappy anti-consumerism, Barbily wants to be the opposite of those guys. *Digital High-Five*
Castlevania Mirror Of Fate Coming To 3DS? Konami hints at a new game for Nintendo's newest autostereoscopic 3D mobile handheld.
Last of Us Screenshots Get Violent Check out the main characters of Sony's upcoming survival game get involved in some violent physical exchanges.
Games For Windows Live Encourages Piracy Why? Because it just doesn't work. Click the link to find out why.
Diablo 3 Accounts Being Hacked Even With Always-On DRM After all that talk about the DRM being used as a means to protect consumers, turns out it's the main reason as to why gamers are being hacked.
Writers Wanted: Join The Gaming Blend Team Show your grit and hunker down with the core gamers who run the internet's most explosive gaming news source!
Left 4 Dead Payday The Heist Crossover Coming Soon Valve is working with the guys from Payday to bring gamers an interesting new crossover.
CryEngine 3 Powering New-Gen MMO, God Slayer It looks pretty sick and promises to be a high-octane experience.
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Has Branching Storyline Yes, that's right...Activision and Treyarch are doing something different.
Gran Turismo 6 Announcement Coming Soon? Well that might be welcomed news, but I think it's time to wait for new consoles before that happens.
Capcom Apologizes For Street Fighter X Tekken Patch That Breaks The Game It could happen to any game, but this game here is just sort of like taking a scratched up knee and pouring salt and hamburger sauce all over it.
Mass Effect Infiltrator Now On Android You can now play the third-person shooter on Android smartphones.
Alienware Gaming Laptops Include Killer Wireless-N 1202 Module Good news for Alienware enthusiasts and hardcore, network-savvy gamers.
Hacked Diablo 3 Accounts Did Not Have Authenticators Attached, Says Blizzard Well, of course not...because that would have made all the difference in the world.
Sony Announces Free-To-Play Shooter, Bullet Run It was formerly known as Hedone TV, and now it's known as Bullet Run.
Heroes & Generals Expanding Closed Beta Testing Sign-up now to be a part of one of the coolest new FPS-RTS hybrids out there.
Max Payne 3 PC Version Delayed It's a slight delay but a delay nonetheless.
Star Wars The Old Republic Team Hit By Layoffs The subscription dropage has unfortunately resulted in a few key members losing their job.
CD Projekt RED Making Major Announcement May 30th What could it be? A new game? A new update to GOG? Oh, the possibilities.
Red 5 Studios Shows They Are Gamers-First, Great Direction For Gaming Industry It's so awesome knowing that a big-budget game by veteran developers is being made for gamers! Very exciting.
Activision Owed Modern Warfare 2 Devs $26 Million And the rabbit hole goes deeper...
From Dust Now Playable Through Google Chrome Play one of the most celebrated and controversial games from Ubisoft yet...but why it was controversial had nothing to do with the game itself.
Always Outnumbered Requesting KickStarter Donations It's an interesting title that puts an RPG in a TDG environment.
Bungie's Destiny Coming To Xbox 720 2013, PS4 2014 There are some steep stipulations attached, though.
Total War Shogun 2 Modding Tool Now Available Modify the game to your liking or create all new mods with the new modding tool.
Ubisoft Lays Out Their E3 2012 Line-Up, Includes Wii-U Exclusives Ubisoft has some big plans for E3, and the Wii-U will be given a bit of the spotlight there.
Spider-Man Dev Says Activision's Bad Reputation Is Unfair Well, what do you think? Is it unfair?
Vigil: Darksiders 2 Looks Just As Good On Wii U The devs confirm that the game is not going to be an afterthought on Nintendo's new console.
Diablo 3 Sells 6.3 Million Copies In One Week Blizzard's latest title becomes one of the biggest releases on PC, ever.
World of Warcraft Pandaren Mount Revealed, Dragon Turtles Yes, you can ride on Dragon Turtles. Get a glimpse of them after the jump.
Konami, Autumn Games Accused Of Fraud Totaling $14 Million Things get ugly for the Metal Gear Solid publisher.
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 Teaser Website Launched? Konami could be dropping some big news on the sequel, soon.
Mass Effect 3 Rebellion DLC Confirmed, First Screenshots Released Check out the next big DLC drop for Mass Effect 3, featuring some hearty new content.
Diablo 3 Patch Arriving Next Week, Real-Money Auction House Delayed Again Blizzard takes some necessary steps to protect the RMAH.
Korea's Fair Trade Commission To Investigate Blizzard Over Diablo 3 Well, quite naturally the complaints are still piling in and Blizzard doesn't seem to have much of a problem with it.
Skyrim Patch 1.6 Introduces Mounted Combat You can now fight while on horseback...move over Mount & Blade!
Activision Was Crazy Letting Sleeping Dogs Go, Says Square-Enix Of course they were...of course they were.
Aliens: Colonial Marines Looks Better On Wii U Than Xbox 360, PS3 According to the game's producer, it's a pile of hot smoldering hotness on the Wii U.
Jet Set Radio Coming To PS Vita Sega is porting over the classic niche title to Sony's new handheld.
PlanetSide 2 MAX Suits Let You Become Iron Man Check out these new armor suits, which mimic the popular Marvel character.
Secret World New release Date Set For July 3rd Funcom does a minor delay probably to help avoid any day-one over-crowding on the servers.
SteelSeries Mouse, Headset Now Available For Diablo 3 The Diablo liveries are now plastered all over the SteelSeries accessories.
Demon Souls Servers Won't Shut Down This Month Atlus gives gamers a little bit more playtime with the hard-as-nails RPG title.
Harry Potter Kinect Game Coming This Fall A brand new motion-based experience is arriving for Kinect gamers.
Jetpack Joyride Adds Robot Dog, Flash Check out the latest update to the popular indie title, Jetpack Joyride.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Dev Diary Introduces Dinobots See how each dinobot behaves in the game as well as what the pros and cons are of playing as the iconic dino-based Autobots.
Review: Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II Co-op Co-Optimus finds out if the cooperative mode in Sonic 4: Episode II is worth a playthrough or not.
Inversion Multiplayer Preview Has the game improved any since the last multiplayer preview trailers? Find out over at Electronic Theatre.
That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap. You can check out a cool walkthrough video for the upcoming game, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor. The video comes hot on the heels of the recently released demo, which is currently available on Xbox Live right now.
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