GS News - The War Z servers attacked by hackers
Controversial zombie-shooter taken offline after hackers gain access to database with passwords, email addresses, more.Posted Apr 2, 2013 | 1:23 | 5,499 Views
Brett Todd shambles his way through the wilderness of The War Z in this video review.Posted Jan 17, 2013 | 5:07 | 66,346 Views
Day Z and War Z go head-to-head for new players in this video feature.Posted Jan 11, 2013 | 7:34 | 35,907 Views
Aaron and Ryan test their survival skills and experience random acts of online kindness in this look at The War ZPosted Jan 7, 2013 | 91:06 | 10,104 Views
Valve says it mistakenly published Hammerpoint Interactive's open-world zombie game; refunds available.Posted Dec 20, 2012 | 1:08 | 11,054 Views
- Jan 4, 2013
Infamous online game was temporarily forced offline.
I'd be hacking this POS out of existance too If only I bought a copy but to bad I was smart enough to see the warnings of a absolutly vaporware lieing devs and asshole game.
Why would they give refunds? I can't refund my shitty CoD games.The servers were literally down for one day.
I agree. But for some of these gamers, they have no choice, really. They already bought the game, and Hammerpoint don't do refunds. So unless they are well-off or just don't care, they have to commit, if just to squeeze out "some" value out of their ill-spent cash.
Karma at its finest. If you tell blatant lies and rip people off, you will make enemies. I feel bad for the people who (for some strange reason) are still playing this 'game', but I feel absolutely no pity for the developers and applaud the hackers. Keep it up.
@dahui58 I'm sorry but you comment is dumb, its a lesson the public needed to learn, don't buy stuff as soon as you see it, read the reviews first and we all know how trying to get refunds for video games is so difficult now if not impossible I was surprised to see it even happen on Steam. No I'm sorry but the hackers are more in the wrong here, they incite chaos and the only person that suffers is again the consumer, putting your hate on the developer just shows how single minded you are and full of hate.
Remember Hackers are the real problem here they don't just show up on people that do wrong but cause problems for innocent consumers aswell who have paid for something, this is malevolence since instead of getting a faulty XBOX 360 for instance with half the promised features missing, you are now getting the above and someone hacking into it so its completely unplayable.
@Hammershock6 Also, as I clearly said in my four line comment which you somehow failed to comprehend, I feel bad for the consumers still choosing to play the game, however the fact in the long run it will just make the developers look even more incompetent and less likely to continue stagnating the industry makes this worthwhile.
@Crabjock Exactly Hackers with no boundaries or law to govern them should just go around to companies and if they think they are dishonest should hack all their software and destroy the game which lots of people payed for, not only destroying someone's work they did not like, but also destroying thousands of customers that bought and paid for something. whether or not they still play it isn't the issue, I don't pour water over your TV because you haven't watched it in a month or scratch your CD's and DVD's.
Hackers are never justified they have only ever caused grief to other people who have paid for something. Most of them are the outlaws of the internet, except they don't stay away from the border's of town, they invade!
@m_bd89 @dahui58 Of course there's justification for it. Hackers felt that the game and company behind it abused people with dishonest marketing. That's their justification right there. It doesn't matter how we perceive it. Right and wrong has nothing to do with. Like dahui58 said, it's subjective.
Personally, I don't think hackers are needed for this one. The game will fall inevitably. Too many people hate it, and too many people feel they have been taken for a ride.
@m_bd89 What is worthwhile in my opinion is only the decision of myself and no one else, it's entirely subjective.
@dahui58 It's neither your decision nor the hackers decision if it's worthwhile or not. What is this, the wild west? You don't just mess with other people's property like that, for any reason. The people playing it paid for it, and the hackers had no right to intervene with that. If people felt like they were scammed then they can take legal action, ffs it was done for ME3's dumb ending but WarZ deserves it a lot more. But these kinds of attacks can be considered cyber terrorism, supporting it is just wrong, there's no justification for it.
@Hammershock6 I'm sorry, but YOU are dumb. I didn't buy WarZ as I was wary of it, but I was very tempted when the website was first released with the various options for getting access to the alpha version of the game. The (false) images looked great, and there were many lies spun on that page (and in various videos and threads) that made the game look like it would be amazing. To my knowledge there has never been such a bold deception or scam this big in gaming, so anyone who read that page can be forgiven for assuming the game would be at least a decent game. The various pre-order and alpha packages were a very attractive offer, and as gaming development isn't so linear nowadays you can't rely on reviews to know if a game is good if you don't want to miss out on the bonuses.
What the developers did was deplorable and unforgivable and if you can't see that then you are either stupid or one of Sergei Titovs multiple accounts, either way I'm done reading what you have to say.