Hackers slaughter thousands in ‘World of Warcraft’

“World of Warcraft” has suffered a cataclysm. And we’re not talking about “Cataclysm,” the expansion to the hugely popular online fantasy game. We’re talking about a massive epidemic of virtual deaths brought on by a plague … of hackers.

On Sunday, thousands of players of the game suddenly found their characters dropping dead for what seemed to be no reason. Virtual corpses piled up in the cities of Stormwind and Orgrimmar as well as Tarren Mill, Ragnaros and others.

According to Blizzard, the game’s publisher, it was hackers that caused the mass die off. Hackers discovered an exploit in the game and went to work spreading instant-deaths across the land, Blizzard community manager Nethaera explained in the forums:

Earlier today, certain realms were affected by an in-game exploit, resulting in the deaths of player characters and non-player characters in some of the major cities. This exploit has already been hotfixed, so it should not be repeatable. It’s safe to continue playing and adventuring in major cities and elsewhere in Azeroth.

As with any exploit, we are taking this disruptive action very seriously and conducting a thorough investigation. If you have information relating to this incident, please email hacks@blizzard.com. We apologize for the inconvenience some of you experienced as a result of this and appreciate your understanding.

Meanwhile, a person going by the name Jadd on YouTube and in the forums at “WoW” hack and exploit site Ownedcore has claimed responsibility for the virtual apocalypse.

“We didn’t do any permanent damage,” Jadd writes. “Some people liked it for a new topic of conversation and a funny stream to watch, and some people didn’t. The people who didn’t should be blaming Blizzard for not fixing it faster (4 hours of obvious use is sad).”

And the hacker adds, “It’s not like I added 20000000 gold to everyone’s inventory, and broke the economy; but look at the big Chinese gold seller companies, who are doing this every day. Now ask yourself who is really ruining the game. It’s not us. That’s my justification.”

“We hope you find it as funny as we do! ,” Jadd writes on this YouTube video showing off the instant-kill hack.

Rescource: nbcnews.com


Limbo coming to PS Vita

Playdead’s 2010 side-scrolling game supposedly coming to Sony’s latest portable.

Playdead’s black-and-white side-scroller Limbo is coming to the PlayStation Vita, according to a new IGN report. The game was originally released in July 2010 on Xbox Live to a warm critical reception before later launching on PlayStation Network, PC, and Mac.


In addition to Limbo, Sony recently confirmed that Telltale’s well-received The Walking Dead series is coming to the PS Vita.

In November 2011, Playdead revealed that Limbo had sold 1 million units across the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Limbo puts players in the shoes of a small child who must find his way through a black-and-white world, filled with puzzles and dangerous, often deadly, obstacles. The game won critical acclaim upon release, which was followed by a small avalanche of award nominations that yielded multiple Interactive Achievement Awards and a Game Developers Choice Award.

New PTR Character Copy Activation in World of Warcraft

Are you excited with the update of WOW? Maybe you have noticed that for the past few days you could copy characters to the PTR. It has acknowledge on the official European forums that wasn’t intended since there are no PTRs active and there’s no official date set for 3.1 testing. Pay attention to this.

They will closing down the character copy service shortly and will delete all characters that were copied during this time. The character copy service will be enabled again once the PTRs are ready to go live.

My Interests

I can’t just copy other articles. I need to write something about myself, too. If you are interested, read on, please.

I’m talking about my interests here because it has something to do with what you might read here in my WordPress blog. However, it doesn’t mean you just can meet these topics here, the things I care will change a little bit some time.

Firstly,  I love games. I love games very much, including videos games, PC games, etc.. I will share some of my game experience here in my blog. My favorite game is World of Warcraft, WOW for short. I will something about it more often, I think, both my experience and the useful articles I’ve read from other websites.

Secondly, I like TV shows. My favorite TV shows are Sherlock (I can’t wait for Season 3!), The Vampire Diaries (I love Damon!), The Big Bang Theory (I’m into  it for a long time), etc. I will share some latest news and my ideas about them.

I will also share some quotes that inspires me, and something about movies, animes, comics, too.

‘Sherlock’ Season 3 Finally Begins Production (Not Original)

“Sherlock” fans, the wait is almost over. For production, at least.

According to reports (via Deadline), “Sherlock” stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are finally back on the set for a table read with the third season scheduled to begin filming next Monday. Production of the third season was pushed back from January because Cumberbatch was filming the Wikileaks movie, The Fifth Estate and Freeman was busy with the third Hobbit film.

The high demand for both Cumberbatch and Freeman also necessitated another scheduled break for “Sherlock’s” production cycle. The first two 90 minute episodes of season 3 will be filmed back-to-back before a hiatus over the summer in order to allow the two stars to get back to their film commitments. The third and final episode of the season will be filmed after the break.

Deadline is also reporting that Jeremy Lovering and Colm McCarthy are set to direct two of the three “Sherlock” episodes this season, with the third director currently unannounced.

“Sherlock” Season 3 is expected to debut on BBC One this winter, but a U.S. premiere could be pushed back into 2014, since PBS rarely airs international programs concurrently with their home country.