NSA Spying On WoW, Xbox Live Players

A new report by the Guardian newspaper alleges that GCHQ and the NSA targeted online games and communities, including World of Warcraft and Xbox Live, as part of their anti-terrorism activity. This is the latest revelation from the dossiers leaked to the paper, by Edward Snowden, the ex-NSA employee. According to the article, the spy agencies developed capabilities to collect data from Xbox live and have been going under cover as Orcs and Elves in WoW. The paper says, ‘There were attempts, too, to recruit potential informants from the games’ tech-friendly users.’ An NSA document from 2008, describes games communities … Continue reading NSA Spying On WoW, Xbox Live Players

Blizzard To Close The Diablo III Auction Hall

One of the more controversial aspects of the Diablo III game was the auction hall, where players could trade and sell items for either real money or in-game gold. It was only implemented on the PC and Mac versions of the game, and did not make the jump to the console. Now Blizzard is closing the auction hall for good, sending out the following note to Diablo III players. "When we initially designed and implemented the auction house system, the driving goal was to provide a convenient and secure system for trades. But after much review and player feedback, it … Continue reading Blizzard To Close The Diablo III Auction Hall

Diablo III Now On Preorder For PS3

PlayStation gamers, the time has come to prepare for your confrontation with the Lord of Terror. Select retailers around the world have now begun taking preorders for the upcoming PlayStation3 system version of Diablo III’see the official website for a list of participating retailers. Fully reimagined for couch-based gaming, Diablo III for PS3 will go on sale later this year for a suggested retail price of $59.99. Further release details, including region-specific availability, will be announced at a later date. Players who preorder the PS3 version of Diablo III will receive an exclusive in-game item: the Infernal Helm, which grants … Continue reading Diablo III Now On Preorder For PS3

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