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Submitted by Hellforged_Savant 748d ago | news

The War Z Taken Offline – Forum AND Game Database Hacked

If there was ever any part of you which still felt for some reason that The War Z might be worth a look here’s another reason why that’s not a good idea.

Visitors to the game and its official forums were greeted today with a rather ominous message detailing yet another hacker problem for the game. While The War Z has become infamous for its on-going issues with hackers and questionable methods of dealing with them, this one appeared to be far more serious than usual. The message in question, which can be found here, began with the following:

“We are sorry to report that we have discovered that hackers gained access to our forum and game databases and the player data in those databases. We have launched a thorough investigation covering our entire system to determine the scope of the intrusion. This investigation is ongoing and is our top priority. As part of the remediation and security enhancement process we will be taking the game and forums down temporarily.“ (PC, The War Z)

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Snookies12  +   748d ago
Good lord, this has to be the most unfortunate circumstance for a game ever lol. This thing has been ripped apart on so many different levels that I "almost" feel bad for them.
badjournalism  +   748d ago
I feel bad for neither Hammerpoint nor the people who kept playing and giving them money after everything that's happened. Too bad, so sad.
T2  +   748d ago
How is day z ? Is it also buggy or not bad ?
Reverent  +   748d ago
Day Z is still pretty buggy. By no means is it anywhere near the trash that was War Z though. Day Z has it's fair share of issues, but all in all, it's a really great experience, and it will only get better when the Standalone comes out.
Scenarist  +   747d ago
the only ones i feel bad for is the laymen gamer , you know the ones that dont really come on sites like these.. dont check gamer news.....

probably the same gamer that buys games based on box art.... and now that i just said that its like.. .do i really feel bad for people who dont know how to pick and choose games ? .. .idk maybe soccer moms...
Blackdeath_663  +   748d ago
i guess thats what happens when you upset the internet LOL. they had it coming.the devs,the hackers and the people who still defend this game (if any) are all as bad as each other they can keep at it for all i care
ApolloTheBoss  +   748d ago
Mmm smell that Karma bakin' in the oven?
KwietStorm  +   748d ago
I knew I smelled some. Good thing there's enough to go around.
BX81  +   748d ago
Hmm
What's the deal with the hate for this game? Did they screw over the gamers? Thanks.
KwietStorm  +   748d ago
Sure. They screwed everyone by stealing someone else's idea, work, and content, and having the balls to actually charge people for it. If that's not enough, when they released it, it was a bag o crap. Full of bugs and missing menus. That's what happens when you steal something still in alpha and try to make a quick buck on it.
LocutusEstBorg  +   748d ago
The biggesst joke is it was released on Steam.
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BX81  +   748d ago
Hmm
Lol, that sux. I can understand why individuals loyal to the original devs would want to see this game fail. I don't agree with stealing gamers info(if they in fact did). I wish there was some kind of penalty for games that come out really buggy. Money loss of some sort sounds good to me.
Bonerboy  +   748d ago
HAHA man I love this title for its endless BS! Its oh so very entertaining. No but you still went out and gave the Russian pig your money and personal info. A monkey would have the foresight to see this crap coming; serves you all right. Hopefully they will just close up the doors on this title and begin working on their next scam of a game.(which people will still buy)
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JonnyBigBoss  +   748d ago
This was covered about 14 hours ago. Old scoop.
R_aVe_N   748d ago | Trolling | show
kungfuian  +   748d ago
developer/front man asshole "We've been able to get the game back on line but all of your micro transactions have been corrupted or something and will therefore have to be re-purchased"

lol
Geovanny   748d ago | Bad language | show
Gabnet  +   748d ago
Does this reek of the DayZ dev to any of you?
yodawins  +   747d ago
The game is 15 bucks as in the cost of 1 pizza.... ive never spent a single penny in the market besides what the package came with, you are all losers who need to get off this games nut sack and go troll somewhere else.

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