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Nothing on the internet is safe these days. Even point-of-sale systems in stores we regularly shop in can be accessed and stolen from -- witness Target to name only one recent high profile example. However, when it comes to computers, some users see Apple as more secure. While that may be a result of simply being less targeted, there is also nothing that the company can do to protect people from themselves.
As is the case every four years, FIFA's biggest football competition is about to take place. To celebrate the 2014 tournament, which will be played in Brazil, EA Sports is releasing a title to give fans a chance to virtually experience the World Cup on gaming consoles. While the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil game will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, we were surprised to find out that EA Sports won't be bringing it to their next-gen revisions, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Here's what the game's Lead Producer, Mat Prior, told us:
Videogame giant Electronic Arts on Tuesday named company insider Andrew Wilson as its new chief executive.
Wilson, who had been heading the company's sports unit and online portal for digital games, joined the California group in 2000 and worked in Asia and as head of the FIFA game titles.
ReVuln, the company who revealed a potential exploit within the Steam client last October, have done it again. This time they demonstrated in front of an audience at a Black Hat security conference in Amsterdam that hackers could easily hijack computers with EA’s Origin client installed. There are caveats, however.
EA must have been rubbing its hands together yesterday when Dead Space 3 launched after a couple of million demo downloads. Not only is the game selling for $60 across three platforms, there’s also the prospect of gamers spending a further $50 on DLC and yet more on micro-transactions during play.
However, EA’s coffers may not be getting filled as quickly as the publisher had hoped due to a bug in the game. It seems there’s an exploit that can be used with item collection that renders the need to purchase items using micro-transactions unnecessary.