Gaming

Final Fantasy 14's Server Issues Are Due To DDoS Attacks

Final Fantasy XIV‘s ongoing network issues are the result of DDoS attacks, according to publisher Square Enix. In a post on the game’s official website the company offered an update on server problems that have plagued the game since the launch of its newest expansion, Stormblood. The update states North American servers are being attacked and that the technical team is having some trouble resolving the issues. “We have confirmed that since June 16th, we have been experiencing DDoS attacks from an anonymous third-party targeting the Final Fantasy XIV game ...

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More Nintendo Switch Consoles Coming To GameStop Soon

Nintendo’s new Switch console has been in short supply since it launched this past March, but US residents may have a chance to pick one up from a select GameStop store in the next week. The video game retailer has announced it is receiving more Switch consoles “at select stores across the country.” Unfortunately, there isn’t a particular day prospective Switch owners can come in to pick up a console; according to a representative from the company, units “will arrive at different times throughout the week due to shipping” and ...

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Jurassic World 2 Will Be A “Spanish Horror Thriller With Dinosaurs”

Jurassic World was one of the biggest hits of recent years, and although director Colin Trevorrow chose not to return to direct the sequel, he is heavily involved as a writer and producer. He has now been speaking about what fans can expect from Jurassic World 2. Trevorrow appeared on the HappySadConfused podcast, and explained that the film he had written for director J.A. Bayona was very different from what he might have done for himself. “It is by far my favorite creative collaboration that I’ve ever been involved in,” ...

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Attack On Titan Season 3 Won't Take Another Four Years To Release

Attack on Titan season three will air in 2018, it has been announced. This will come as good news to fans of the series, who previously had to endure a four year wait between season one and season two. The news was revealed through a very short teaser, which you can watch below. The video flips through artwork from the anime series, before ending on the message, “Behold, the sea.” Season 2 of Attack on Titan began airing in April 2017 and concluded with its 12th episode on June 17. ...

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Atari to Make its First Console in Decades, but What the Heck Is It?

Atari has announced its intention to re-enter the console market, 23 years after its last platform, the Atari Jaguar, launched. The company has said very little about its plans for the hardware, and hasn’t even confirmed if its working on a retro game platform or if it actually wants to compete with the likes of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Here’s what we know. At E3 last week, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told GamesBeat that the company was “back in the hardware business” and that the next Atari console would be ...

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There Was Some Pretty Good Cosplay At E3 2017

The annual E3 gaming convention is now over, but we’re still digging through our video footage for content we might have missed. One interesting find was the cosplay video featured above. Long-time readers may remember when E3 prominently featured costumed booth attendants, sometimes with very little connection to the company’s products (and even less clothing). But after 2006, when “booth babes” were banned from the convention, costumes overall also fell away. However, with the show now open to the public, a lot more people were willing to dress-up and show ...

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Retail Listings, Prices for AMD’s Vega Frontier Editions Appear

When AMD announced that it would launch its upcoming Vega GPU for professional markets before bringing it to the consumer space, would-be customers were somewhat less than thrilled. We now know that the GPU will launch for consumer products in July, with the professional Radeon Vega Frontier Edition available in June. Thanks to SabrePC, which briefly had price listings attached to the GPUs, we know the air-cooled variant will cost $ 1,199, while the water-cooled card will be $ 1,799. That’s a $ 600 price difference for two cards that ...

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Can You Build a $500 Gaming PC to Match the Xbox One X?

Microsoft’s Xbox One X got an official price tag at E3 last week. At $ 499, it’s coming in at the same price the original Xbox One debuted at. In this case the additional cost has been directly spent on the platform’s gaming horsepower rather than its ill-fated Kinect 2 peripheral. There’s a lively debate that goes on between computer and console gamers over which platforms offer the best horsepower for your gaming dollar. Whenever a new console hits, it’s interesting to compare what it packs with what you can ...

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