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Xbox ONE Network Down by DDOS Attackers Who Took Down PSN Earlier

Injustice Xbox One

Update #1: Source: Microsoft (click here)

Xbox Live Network Down

Update #2: Users are replying to the RGN Twitter account now saying that they cannot get into World of Warcraft either allegedly.

Issues have already began as Xbox ONE and Xbox 360 begin to experience problems from the same set of DDOS attackers who took down PSN earlier today as they allegedly forewarned would happen. Below are a few samples of what’s going on right now, although it may be hard to make sense of it all without being given the full scope of imagery. The FBI are currently involved in locating the targets as well as bringing them to justice according to Sony statements earlier, as whoever is responsible took things a bit far earlier.

Inside information is leading to the fact that these groups will likely target EA Games servers, and many more next. This will likely not stop yet, and has been going on to hundreds of companies gaming and non-gaming in the past couple of years especially.

 

Xbox ONE Network Down

RGN Community Reactions to both the PS4 and X1 scenarios today:

RGN Community Xbox Hack PS4 1

RealGamerNewz Xbox Hack PS4 Hacked

RGN Community PS4 Xbox One Hacked DRM

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New PS4 Social Features Being Tested Out On Survey Takers

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The Sony PlayStation 4 has been getting some new and upcoming features debuted for it lately in the public. However, word is that Sony are now taking a look at testing out the opinions of users in regard to enhanced options for the PlayStation Network, PS4, and other Sony products overall. The main focus here is with changing the way users can interact. These social-centric features are pitched to potential survey takers with the implication that Sony could be gearing up for an upgrade to the PS4’s social ecosystem which has been a strong backbone for it already generating lots of user-generated content including photos, Twitter tweets, videos, livestreams, Facebook posts, and more. Take a look at some of the survey’s content below:

  • Player Reputation system based on a user rating system
  • Advanced matchmaking system (to help pair you with players at your skill level or player preference)
  • Ability to chat across PlayStation Platforms (i.e., with PS3 or PS Vita users)
  • Ability to change your PlayStation username
  • Ability to be invisible: see who is online without broadcasting the fact that you are online
  • Ability to party chat with more than 8 people at a time
  • Synchronization of messages across platforms, so that PS3/PS Vita messages all appear on PS4 and vice versa
  • On-screen notifications when your friends come online

Survey takers are asked to rate each feature’s importance to them (to determine which features are most in demand by the community) on a scale of Very appealing to Very unappealing. That being said, we shouldn’t go expecting every one of these features to come into fruition – but rather now that this survey has been leaked gamers should become vocal about one or two features they find the most important to them and attempt to get a community rallied behind Sony for positive reinforcement (read: no trolling / entitlement please). Personally, I could really go for having more than 8 people in a party at a time but only if press-to-talk was implemented and people can be mature on the PS4 voice chat service.

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[Some Info Sourced: anonymous PSN member via VGXNetwork]

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PlayStation Store Update – North America PSN – 03-25-2014

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For all our fellow RGN PlayStation fans out there, this week holds some exciting new releases on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita. The much awaited title Fez finally makes its debut on the PlayStation platforms, and Sony also has some great discounts on Bioshock and God of War Ascension content.  RGN has compiled a list of all the new content on the PlayStation Store for your viewing pleasure.

New Releases

PS4 Games

Price

Call of Duty Ghosts Gold Edition $59.99
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition $59.99
Fez Cross-Buy $12.99

PS3 Games

Cabela’s Big Game Hunter Pro Hunts $29.99
Call of Duty Ghosts Gold Edition $59.99
Deception IV Blood Ties $59.99
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends $39.99
Fez Cross-Buy $12.99
The Witch and The Hundred Knights $49.99
Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll $19.99 digital re-release
Warriors: Legends of Troy $19.99 digital re-release

PS Vita

Deception IV Blood Ties $39.99
Destiny of Spirits FREE
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends $39.99
Fez Cross-Buy $12.99

PSone Classics

TNN Motorsports Hardcore TR $5.99

Apps

MLB.TV Premium PS4
Hulu PS Vita
Redbox PS Vita

PS Plus Instant Game Collection

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite PSP & PS VITA

Discounts and Sales

Regular Price

PS Plus Price

Bioshock $9.99 $5.00
Bioshock 2 $9.99 $5.00
Bioshock Infinite – Burial At Sea – Episode 1 $10.49 $7.34
Bioshock Infinite – Clash In The Clouds $3.49 $2.44
Bioshock Infinite – Columbia’s Finest Pack $3.49 $2.44
Fez – PS Vita $12.99 $9.74
Fez – PS3 $12.99 $9.74
Fez – PS4 $12.99 $9.74
In addition to the Bioshock sale, the majority of God of War Ascension DLC is either free or heavily discounted.
Visit PlayStation Blog for a full list of PSN prices.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Launching “Revolt” This Monday, New Music Television Channel

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Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Sean Combs, call him what you want but you cannot deny his presence in the world as one of the highest paid entrepreneurs stemming from the hip hop industry. Diddy will be launching his own music television channel this Monday which aims to bring a new source of music, entertainment, and music industry news to the forefront of network television. Diddy will be sourcing $100 Million of revenue (mostly from his own billion dollar pockets) in order to cover the costs of start-up for the new channel which Diddy believes could not only be a potential success story in the making, but actually has become necessary due to a lack of trusted news and content providers in the music entertainment industry in terms of television channels. Find out more about Diddy’s intentions and what helped spark the idea for the entrepreneur’s latest venture in the following video below.

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Sony Blatantly Rips Off Microsoft Xbox Rewards With No Shame

SONY TO MS --- U MAD BRO

Sony was famous for being treated like trash last generation as their PlayStation 3 struggled to get any attention at all for the greater half of its existence. PS3 Released originally in 2006 with no games to speak of other than a few cult classics, if you can even call them that, like Warhawk and Resistance: Fall of Man which failed to move a respectable amount of units and confusing the entire game development world with the architecture of the cell processor causing many bad third party ports (or worse no port at all). It wasn’t until games like Uncharted 2 and LittleBigPlanet that the Sony PS3 started gaining momentum as a brand, eventually leading to where it sits today as one of the fan favorites (depending on who you speak to). All this time Sony has been playing the role of the underdog, and it turns out it was an act all along.

As the media suspiciously turns their backs on the Microsoft Xbox brand and now treats them like trash insulting the Xbox ONE before DRM was even announced (just as the PS3 was being bashed before the specs were even announced) now all of a sudden Sony feels king again and has begun to take actions that show their renewed egomania. Today, those actions come in the form of a complete identity theft of the Microsoft Xbox Rewards program by the Sony PlayStation brand.

For the past 7+ years the term “Xbox Ambassador” has been being used as well as “Achievements” pre-dating the PS3 trophy system, and today Sony has shamelessly decided that it would like to have the same benefits for its gamers but not only reward people for recruiting others to spend money on PSN to earn “Achievements” but also promise them the hopes of one day becoming a PlayStation “Ambassador” and “Grand Ambassador” even beyond that.

PlayStation Rewards Rips off Xbox Rewards Shamelessly

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RGN Daily News #37: PS3 Update 4.45 Bricking Systems

Join us in a late-night Episode #37 of the RGN Daily News podcast. On tonight’s show we send out an urgent SOS to all PlayStation 3 gamers who may or may not be effected by the latest firmware updated released by Sony. If you have a non-OEM hard drive or a hard drive above 500gb you may want to avoid installing Update 4.45 on the PlayStation Network. Hopefully your PS+ didn’t install it for you automatically and brick your machine. This show tries to nail down all the newest information regarding the glitch and find out what caused it.

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PlayStation 4 Specs and Release Date Confirmed Again by Official PlayStation Magazine

Today the Official PlayStation Magazine sorted out the claims from the reality when it comes to what exactly PlayStation 4 will bring to the table in terms of hardware specs and even when we can expect to get our hands on the machines ourselves. Among the data compiled OPM also mentions that Killzone: Shadow Fall is “rumored” to have run with only 1.5gb of PlayStation 4 8gb GDDR5 Memory being used, seeming to suggest far more power will come out of PlayStation 4 for years to come upon release to the market.

Beyond the features OPM mentions, we at RealGamerNewz are also excited to report that our most anticipated feature will be instant game demos (no downloading required) and in-demo purchases that will download the rest of the game for you without interrupting gameplay. If this can be pulled off gracefully then we will once and for all have an end to bad shopping experiences in digital distribution stores on gaming console devices.

Release Date

  • Holiday 2013
  • (regions TBC)

DualShock 4

  • Improved latency, controls and
  • motion sensing
  • Built-in speaker, headphone jack
  • and front touchpad
  • Front-mounted light bar both signals to player and adds motion-sensing options

PlayStation 4 Eye

  • Two 1280×800 resolution cameras
  • Four microphones
  • 85º field of view

Main Processor

  • CPU x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, eight cores
  • GPU 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon-based graphics engine

Memory

  • GDDR5 8GB

Hard Disk Drive

  • Built-in Optical Drive (read-only)
  • Blu-ray 6xCAV
  • DVD 8xCAV
  • Connectivity
  • USB 3.0
  • Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
  • AV output HDMI
  • Analogue-AV out
  • Optical digital output

Check out Official PlayStation Magazine’s writeup on the upcoming PlayStation 4 and be sure to follow RealGamerNewz via the links below to stay up to date on the latest PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 news, reviews, and rumors.

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Xbox Live Down, Media Immediately Panic

Microsoft has announced that many Xbox 360 players may experience issue attempting to use their friends list, play online, and use the Xbox Live Marketplace today as the Xbox Live system is currently down for maintenance. The website that lets you know the up-to-date status of Xbox Live shows the system as being online other than a couple of long-standing errors, as seen below:

“Users may experience difficulties with the following services:

  • Creating new or accessing existing Minecraft game saves
  • Last.fm” [Microsoft Xbox Live Website]

CLICK HERE for the latest status of the Xbox Live network. This post was created April 14, 2013 at 6AM Eastern Time as major media outlets continue to speculate about rumors behind the Xbox Live shutdown. We at RealGamerNewz will not indulge in fantastic conspiracy theory behind what could have caused the outage and instead will wait for Microsoft’s official update as we’ve reached out for further clarification of the nature of this shutdown.

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UPDATED: Anonymous Claims They Hacked Xbox Live, And They’re Not Done Yet

***UPDATED*** Scroll to the bottom for the latest information on this story.

Microsoft’s Xbox Live went down last night and was still down at 6AM this morning when RealGamerNewz made its report on the situation at hand. Now the explosive details have emerged that “hacktivist” (Hacker Activist) group Anonymous is taking credit for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 downtime across social networks such as Library of Congress-Monitored “Twitter”. This may be in response to the forced resignation of Adam Orth due to the hacker group’s history for advocating freedom of speech rights. The primal result of this occurrence is that the world now knows the arrests made recently when hacker group LulzSec was co-operating with the FBI will not be the last of this group of shadow enforcers attempting to change history through non-violent means.

Another potential reason why this group who took down PlayStation Network in 2011 for over a month could be targeting Xbox Live this time around is because of the rumored Xbox 720 Big Brother software which maps your identity based on your facial bone structure which is stored in a database that Microsoft has admitted is “100% transparent with the United States” [read: government] and has a Kinect 2 camera built-in while also introducing once and for all the dreaded Online-Only gaming console experience.

Anonymous has stated that although Microsoft may have gotten the Xbox Live servers up and running again, they are not done with them by a long shot. Reporters close to the matter are even saying that there is a full download of data occurring including Credit Card information (though it will likely be heavily encrypted), email addresses, and anything else that can be obtained in an effort to prove that Microsoft should not be trusted with the massive amount of data they intend to harvest with the Big Brother software/hardware combo embedded in Xbox 720’s core design and possibly ulterior motive for existing. After yesterday’s reports of an arrest resulting from an online MMORPG company tipping off authorities, this type of law enforcement is no longer science fiction and technology like Always-Online paired consoles in your home with bone-scanning 3 Dimensional Stereo Cameras (Kinect 2) that can’t be unplugged present perhaps the largest threat to the American citizen’s privacy in human history.

Hopefully Microsoft announces something Xbox 720 related soon and puts to rest the notion that their console is an evil machine trying to take over their freedom, but it’s times like these I am glad that I invented Always-Offline DRM yesterday for the most incredible 360 game of all time MASS EFFECT which doesn’t need any multiplayer and doesn’t need any new ending because Mac Walters is a genius.

Further Reading: MOST RELIABLE XBOX 720 NEWS TO DATE

***UPDATE*** Anonymous has apparently stated that the original statement made by alleged Anonymous members was not representative of their group and that they will not be hacking Xbox Live any time soon. Although the group has no official leadership structure supposedly, we are now told that the users sharing the information reported in the unedited original report above are now being discredited by Anonymous themselves.

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Around the Internet in a Minute – Human Statistics by Intel

Intel has released the following data revealing what happens on the internet every time a minute passes. For every single minute that passes, the following internet activity occurs:

  • 639,800GB of global IP Data is transferred
  • 204 Million E-mails are sent
  • 20 Million photos viewd on Flickr
  • 6 Million Profiles viewed on Facebook
  • 2 Million Searches on Google
  • 1.3 Million Videos watched on YouTube
  • 100,000 new Tweets on Twitter
  • 64,141 Hours of Music is played
  • $83,000 in Online Sales
  • 1,300 new Mobile users on the Internet
  • 135 Botnet infections
  • 100 new LinkedIn Accounts
  • 20 New victims of identity theft

The following interesting data was also released:

The Internet also experiences:

  • There’s as many online devices as there are humans on Earth.
  • By 2015, there will be 2x as many online devices as there are humans on Earth.
  • By 2015, 5 Years worth of Video Chat is being communicated between Internet users per Second

CLICK HERE to zoom in on the full-size image and get the visual impact on these statistics of the human species and its most widespread electronic communication network, The Internet (As of 2013).

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