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Battlefield 3 DLC announcement coming this week in New York

Battlefield 3 DLC announcement coming this week in New York
Published by: forahobby on Monday, February 06, 2012
Tagged: Gaming, Live Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

New Battlefield 3 DLC, possibly the rumoured All American DLC, will be announced in New York this week during an overnight call with investors.

Responding to a question about DLC for titles including FIFA 12 and Battlefield 3, EA VP of Investor Relations Peter C. Ausnit said: "You're going to hear some announcements from us on Battlefield actually as early as next week in an event we've got in New York."

Rumors suggest DICE is preparing an All American DLC pack, featuring maps set in New York, Miami, New Jersey and San Francisco. So far, Back to Karkand is the only DLC that's announced for Battlefield 3, and is part of the Limited Edition version of the game.

Until the big announcement hits check out some of our own exclusive Battlefield 3 gameplay in High Definition on YouTube here or in Low Definition here.

The F-35 is capable of vertical takeoff and hovering just like a helicopter. It can transition to jet speed quickly, and quickly slow down to a hover making it the ultimate jet. Check out some of my own F-35 tactics.. This is basically my second ever flight in the F-35.. Took me the whole first game to learn to hover since I could never get a go.

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News-Source: videogamer.com
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Xbox Live Accounts are being Hacked!

Xbox Live Accounts are being Hacked!
Published by: hq_hacker_girl on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

Xbox Live accounts that have been recently hacked all have a common factor linking them together - FIFA 11 and FIFA 12.

The Xbox 360 has been big hit for many years, taking the lead in many of the products, games and software that has been released since its arrival. The Xbox 360 has also built a good reputation for its development and success in being able to keep hacked consoles from accessing the internet. Although the Xbox 360 has been a big success for many of its dedicated gamers, there has been a few unfortunate cases where Xbox Live users have had their accounts hacked due to serious security issues. Reports of these issues have been made since October 2011 and is now causing serious concern for both Microsoft and their customers. Xbox Live accounts that have been hacked into all have a common factor linking them together - FIFA 11 and FIFA 12. Even if the Xbox Live member has never played FIFA, it shows up on their account as a recently played game with associated downloadable content.

Here is an example of what is happening, quoted from a case which has just recently occurred;
I am now among the many Xbox gamers that has my account under lock down from Microsoft for fraud investigation. January 1 I received 2 emails from Paypal indicating I had just made 2 purchases from Microsoft, one for 79.99 and one for 49.99. Immediately I logged into xbox.com to look at my xbox account only to discover I no longer existed. I then logged into Paypal and disputed the charges and removed Microsoft from the auto-pay agreement (this was a smart move as they would have spent more I'm sure).

Next I turn on my Xbox, and sure enough I have no live account anymore. I then call Microsoft Live support not knowing what I would get since it was New Year's day and also a Sunday. I actually did talk to a person and they took my console information and basically told me they would submit it to Microsoft Fraud investigation and at that time my account would be locked. Also that I would get an email with a code for 30 days of live service.
Some articles posted on IGN, Joystiq, and G4TV in early October 2011 quote Microsoft is saying that this is not a widespread problem, even though many have commented on the articles saying the exact issue described in the story has happened to them. To this day, people’s accounts are still being hacked.

When the Playstation Network shut down due to hacking, the story was covered by every mainstream news outlet very quickly. In contrast, even though these Microsoft hacks have continued for over three months there has been little formal recognition of the issue by Microsoft or news media. The only information available has come from Xbox users posting articles or comments on gaming websites and forums.

Microsoft reports that they take their security seriously and that they are working with individual users to get their accounts back to normal. They even suggest that Xbox users follow the Xbox LIVE Account Security guidelines located Xbox.com’s website to help prevent any further issues that may occur. Although this is only a temporary fix to the problem, Microsoft will have to ensure further work is done to help prevent this problem over a long term basis.

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Xbox LIVE Activity - November 21 to December 1, 2011

Xbox LIVE Activity - November 21 to December 1, 2011
Published by: forahobby on Friday, December 02, 2011
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

Here is the latest Xbox 360 LIVE Activity for the week of November 21st through Dec 1st 2011, 10:31 am. The list has been compiled from official Xbox LIVE data and 360-HQ's own Xbox LIVE statistics.

Xbox LIVE Activity - November 21 to December 1, 2011

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim shuts out Battlefield to become the third most played game over Xbox LIVE during the week of November 21st, slotting in just behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at No. 1 and Call of Duty: Black Ops at No. 2.

On 360-HQ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim pushes Call of Duty: Black Ops to No. 3 and takes out No.2 position. Battlefield 3 takes position No. 4 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 takes out position No. 5, while the official Xbox LIVE charts show that FIFA 12 is in No.5.

The 360-HQ Xbox LIVE top 20 list is compiled automatically by the HQ server. Our server tracks each and every Xbox LIVE Gamercard registered on our site and which games our members are playing or have played most recently. Please note we do NOT track demos or PC games.

Top 20 Xbox LIVE

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  4. Battlefield 3
  5. FIFA 12
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  7. Halo: Reach
  8. Gears of War 3
  9. Madden NFL 12
  10. Saints Row: The Third
  11. Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  12. GTA IV
  13. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
  14. Forza Motorsport 4
  15. Batman: Arkham City
  16. NBA 2K12
  17. Halo 3
  18. FIFA Soccer 11
  19. NHL12
  20. Call of Duty 4

360-HQ Top 20 Xbox LIVE

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  4. Battlefield 3
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  6. Gears of War 3
  7. Halo: Reach
  8. Halo 3
  9. FIFA 12
  10. Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  11. Saints Row: The Third
  12. GTA IV
  13. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  14. Forza Motorsport 4
  15. Batman: Arkham City
  16. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
  17. Madden NFL 12
  18. Call of Duty: World at War
  19. Gears of War
  20. Gears of War 2

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FIFA 12 Demo Out Now on Xbox LIVE and PC

FIFA 12 Demo Out Now on Xbox LIVE and PC
Published by: forahobby on Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Tagged: Gaming, Live Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

A playable demo for FIFA 12 is now available for download for Xbox 360 and PC gamers.

The demo allows you to play as Arsenal, Barcelona, Milan, Manchester City, Marseille, and Borussia Dortmund at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium. The demo offers additional settings such as daytime and dry condition settings and matches are limited to three-minutes each half.

Content: FIFA 12 Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Winner of 20 “Best Sports Game of E3” awards, including the prestigious E3 Game Critics award, FIFA 12 brings to the pitch the game-changing new Player Impact Engine. Add to this the Revolutionary gameplay innovations including Precision Dribbling, Tactical Defending and ProPlayer Inteligence making FIFA 12 deeper and more engaging.

Add the free "FIFA 12" demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

For more detailed info on FIFA 12 be sure that you visit the 360-HQ games hub to see all of our previous coverage.

File Size: 1.42 GB
360-HQ Games Hub: FIFA Soccer 12

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