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Today, Ubisoft announced Far Cry® 4, an open-world, first-person shooter that delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry experience ever. Far Cry® 4 will be available November 21 in the UK for PlayStation 4® computer entertainment system, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
Development on Far Cry® 4 is being led by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Ubisoft’s Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai, and Ubisoft Kiev.
Today Ubisoft announced that the launch of Ghost Recon Phantoms was well received with a positive response from Steam and PC players.
The game is now the third most played free-to-play title on Steam, with more than 200,000 daily active users across all platforms and more than half a million visitors to the Ghost Recon Phantoms website daily.
The composer of the original Halo soundtracks says he has been fired from his job at the video games' creator.
Marty O'Donnell revealed the news in a tweet: "I'm saddened to say that Bungie's board of directors terminated me without cause on April 11, 2014."
Bungie has confirmed the move but suggested they remained "friends".
Today, Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms is now available on Steam and Windows PC. Formerly Ghost Recon Online, Ghost Recon Phantoms launches with a new identity, new features and worldwide distribution.
A brand-new gaming experience built upon community feedback
Ubisoft has built a new identity for Ghost Recon Phantoms that includes a new background story, new user interface as well as new character and weapon designs for all three classes. Three maps have also been updated with a complete lighting and level redesign. Players will also be able to fully customize their weapons and characters with the new ModMaster feature to help them stand out on the battlefield.
We now know when the game will hit the shelves!!!Today SEGA with 20th Century Fox has announced the official release data for the latest incarnation of fear in this franchise.Can you wait that long?
Today, Ubisoft announced several upcoming changes coming to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms including matchmaking, new customization options and improvements in the game experience for new users.
These alterations will be available on April 10 when the game launches on Steam and PC.
A web server belonging to the games company Electronic Arts which had been hacked and was hosting a phishing website, has now been fixed. The website that was put in place by hackers asked users to enter their Apple IDs - the credentials needed to access services like Apple's iTunes. A second screen then asked users to enter further personal information, including credit card details. EA said the problem had been found and hacking attempts had been stopped.
A virulent form of ransomware has now infected about quarter of a million Windows computers, according to a report by security researchers.
Cryptolocker scrambles users' data and then demands a fee to unencrypt it alongside a countdown clock.
Dell Secureworks said that the US and UK had been worst affected.
It added that the cyber-criminals responsible were now targeting home internet users after initially focusing on professionals.
If you are visiting this page the chances are that you are not a human, at least according to research.
A study by Incapsula suggests 61.5% of all website traffic is now generated by bots. The security firm said that was a 21% rise on last year's figure of 51%.
Some of these automated software tools are malicious - stealing data or posting ads for scams in comment sections.
But the firm said the biggest growth in traffic was for "good" bots.
Major games publishers have offered their support to fans who have had gameplay clips removed from YouTube due to "illegitimate" copyright claims.
Changes in the way Google-owned YouTube scans videos had caused a spike in clips being taken down.
But Capcom, Blizzard and Ubisoft all said they wanted footage of their games to remain online.
Blizzard has announced the fifth expansion for its flagship World of Warcraft (WoW) online game.
Called the Warlords of Draenor it adds a new world to the game, lets players build settlements and instantly boost a character to high level.
The announcement comes as WoW player numbers hit a five-year low and Blizzard starts to group players on a smaller number of servers.
Blizzard has also unveiled plans for a new game called Heroes of the Storm.
The launch of Grand Theft Auto Online has hit substantial teething problems, as the anticipated flood of players has stretched Rockstar Games's servers to breaking point.
Players have faced multiple error messages such as: "Rockstar cloud servers unavailable," as well as screen freezing and slow loading problems.
One message says: "Mission failed," as soon as a mission begins.
Rockstar said it was "working round the clock" to resolve the issues.
Googles email service sufferes "technical issues", with some users reporting major delays.
Google has been trying to keep people informed on their Dashboard, but had to admit ""We're aware that prompt delivery is an important part of the Gmail experience.
And today's experience fell far short of our standards".
From this weekend, users will no longer need to own a Blackberry device to access its BBM messaging service.
Blackberry has confirmed BBM will be available as a free download for Apple and Android devices but not for Windows phones.
The move comes as the Wall Street Journal reports that Blackberry will lay off 40% of its staff before 2014.
Widening the appeal of BBM could be a clever way for the company to reinvent itself, said experts.
A senior US senator believes the fingerprint recognition technology featured in Apple's new iPhone 5S raises "substantial privacy questions".
Senator Al Franken, chairman of the influential Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, has written to Apple boss Tim Cook explaining his security concerns.
After stealing someone's thumbprint, hackers could "impersonate you for the rest of your life," he wrote.
Hiroshi Yamauchi, the Japanese businessman credited with transforming Nintendo into a world-leading video games company, has died aged 85.
Mr Yamauchi ran the firm for 53 years, and was its second-largest shareholder at the time of his death.
The company confirmed the news in an emailed statement.
Video game Diablo 3 is to ditch its auction houses after its developer acknowledged the facility "undermines" gameplay.
Players are currently able to buy and sell weapons, armour and other virtual items to each other using either real-world cash or in-game gold.
Blizzard took a cut of any transactions involving real-world money, offering it an extra source of income.
But it has now acknowledged that the facility "short-circuited" the title.
Blackberry has announced its biggest smartphone to date.
The Z30 features a 5in (12.7cm) screen and a relatively large battery, which, the company says, should last more than two days between charges.
It is the first product to be released by the Canadian company since it announced last month that it was considering putting itself up for sale.
Panasonic said it is to stop selling smartphones to consumers in its home market Japan. It said it would also begin outsourcing production of mobiles sold to India and other countries.
The news had been expected after Japan's largest network said it would stop promoting the firm's devices.
NTT Docomo said it would instead focus its marketing efforts on phones from Sony and Samsung.
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