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After all the bug complaints and performance issues the plagued the launch of Anthem, it still emerged as the overall best selling game in the US last month, ahead of Jump Force (No. 2), Kingdom Hearts III (No. 3), Far Cry New Dawn (No. 4), and Red Dead Redemption II (No. 2), according to data by The NPD Group. In addition, it now officially ranks as developer BioWare's second-best launch month. Anthem was not able to topple Mass Effect 3 to claim the single-best launch month, but coming in second place is nothing to sneeze at, especially in this case—The NPD Group does not include in its numbers players who are enjoying Anthem through the EA Access Premier subscription program, or the... Read more...
The launch of Anthem, the latest offering from BioWare and EA, has been anything but smooth. Players have complained that the game is riddled with bugs and is crashing their consoles. Anthem thankfully recently released a massive patch that removes respawn restrictions, fixes the loot system, and improves the overall stability of the game. Anthem’s Patch 1.0.3 is rather extensive. First and foremost, the patch has “improved stability for all platforms”. The game had previously been crashing both Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles. BioWare's head of live service, Chad Robertson, noted that they had discovered a bug that would shut consoles down as if the power plug had been... Read more...
EA and BioWare have had a rough few weeks. Reports were running rampant that the major new IP, Anthem, had severe issues that were causing PS4 game consoles to crash with some claims that these crashes had bricked the console. Earlier this week, a report surfaced that Anthem was also causing crashes on Xbox consoles. The crashes led to many gamers on PS4 consoles asking for refunds from Sony, and word is that Sony granted some of the gamers a refund, but denied others. EA admitted this week that the game was crashing PS4 consoles and asked gamers for help. BioWare's head of live service, Chad Robertson, tweeted that the company had identified several causes for the temporary power-down issue... Read more...
Anthem players who spent hours grinding and leveling up and working towards a potent Masterwork endgame weapon were dismayed to find out that they already possessed the most powerful weapon in the game—a first-level common Defender Rifle. Despite what the numbers show, there is a bug that allows it to kill enemies faster than a level 45 Masterwork Ralner Blaze Rifle. This was put to the test by Reddit user YeetLordSupreme. Out of curiosity, he decided to quantify the damage amounts of different weapons. That's when he stumbled upon the bug. Using the level 1 common Defender Rifle, he recorded a single bullet doing 286 damage against a normal Scar Trooper. His level 45 Masterwork Ralner... Read more...
Gamers were very excited about what EA was cooking up when it and Bioware announced Anthem, an entirely new IP, last summer during E3. The game was highly anticipated but launched with significant problems, and that anticipation turned to disappointment for many. The game has been widely criticized for crashing PS4 consoles with at least one person claiming that the crash bricked their PS4 altogether. Sony has allegedly offered some PS4 Anthem gamers refunds. EA admitted yesterday that Anthem was crashing PS4 consoles and called on gamers to submit crash reports so it could determine the root cause of the crashes. Xbox One gamers might have felt safe as the problem seemed to be limited... Read more...
One of the most frustrating things for tech fans is when the games or products they pay hard earned money for don't work as promised, and the manufacturer won't even admit there is a problem. This is what has been troubling gamers on the PS4 who purchased EA's Anthem. Anthem has been crashing PS4 consoles leaving the game unplayable and many asking Sony for refunds on the purchase. Sony has allegedly been giving some Anthem players refunds while denying others. While the issue is still not fixed and the problems haven't been addressed, EA has at least stepped up and admitted that there is a problem with Anthem crashing on the PS4. EA Help tweeted that, "We're aware of a crashing issuing" noting... Read more...
Electronic Arts is having serious issues with Anthem right now, and many gamers are not happy at all. However, players are reporting that Sony has given them refunds for the game. The reason gamers are wanting refunds on Anthem has to do with PS4 console crashes caused by the game. One Reddit user claims to have been given a full refund on the game with "no questions asked" noting that the refund only took five minutes. Other PS4 gamers have also claimed that they have been given refunds on the game with one user indicating they told customer support chat that they were concerned about the game bricking their console and Anthem was a defective product. However, there are reports from... Read more...
If you just cannot wait for Anthem to be released at the end of the month, now is your time to get a taste of that sweet exo-suit action. Anthem is free to play this weekend on the Xbox, Playstation 4, and PC. The demo ends Sunday, February 3rd at 9PM EST. PC players will need to log into Origin using their EA account and go to the Anthem product page. They will next need to click “Try it First” to add the game to their library. Anthem will then be available for download. The minimum requirements are an Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350 processor, an NVIDIA GTX 760 or AMD Radeon 7970/R9280X, 2GB GPU RAM, 8GB of system memory, at least 50GB of free space, and a 512 kbps or faster stable... Read more...
There are certainly a lot of gamers out there who have been waiting in anticipation for the demo of the EA and Bioware game Anthem to land. Before the alpha test of the game wrapped up, EA and Bioware fought a leak from a streamer that broke the NDA and saw his Origin game library nuked in the process. The demo, essentially the beta test, is set to kick off January 25, 2019, at 9 AM PT for VIP players. To be a VIP player, you need to subscribe to Origin/EA Access/Premium or pre-order the game. The VIP demo will end Sunday, January 27 at 8 PM PT. If you don't want to subscribe or pre-order the game, don't fret you can get in on the demo action, just at a later date. The normal demo event starts... Read more...
Game developers and publishers aren't letting gamers get away with breaking NDAs surrounding the alpha and beta tests of games ahead of launch. Bethesda and Microsoft tag teamed a Fallout 76 NDA breaker back in October ahead of the game's launch after the beta participant recorded and posted a 90-second clip of himself playing the game. Something similar has allegedly happened to a participant in the alpha test of the anticipated EA and BioWare game Anthem. In this case a participant in the alpha for Anthem was live streaming his gameplay on Twitch, which is a violation of the NDA. Someone made a video of the Twitch streaming incident, and in the video, you can see the streamer start the game... Read more...
E3 has kicked off and EA's press conference has gone down giving us an idea of what the publisher and its developers are working on. EA talked about some big games at the conference including a new Star Wars title, a sequel to Unravel, and a glimpse at the highly anticipated BioWare game Anthem that lands next February. We learned last week that Crackdown 3 for the Xbox had been delayed and is expected to launch in February as well. The rub with E3's conference for those hoping for something new is that all of the big games were already known. Perhaps the most anticipated game EA talked about is the BioWare blockbuster Anthem that is coming in February. Executive producer Mark Darrah... Read more...
Electronic Arts has changed the release date for Anthem, the online shooter being developed by BioWare, pushing it back to early 2019 instead of fall 2018 as the company previously stated. Despite the new launch time frame, EA insists the game is not delayed. Instead, the publisher changed the date to make room for a new Battlefield game launch, which it anticipates happening in October. "It's not a delay," EA's finance chief Blake Jorgensen told The Wall Street Journal. "People are trying to create a story." pic.twitter.com/5aNQcxpiBo — Sarah E. Needleman (@saraheneedleman) January 30, 2018 Call it what you will, Anthem is not coming out in the fall of 2017 as originally scheduled. Jorgensen's... Read more...
It's bad enough when you're in possession of a database containing 80 million customer records and it gets hacked. But what's even worse than that is when you fail to encrypt all that data. Such is the unfortunate situation facing Anthem, the second largest healthcare provider in the U.S., and its tens of millions of customers who are potentially affected by a recent security breach. Had Anthem encrypted its records, the stolen data might not be all that valuable to hackers, or at least more difficult to access. But the reason Anthem consciously chose not to encrypt all that data is so that it would be easier for employees to track healthcare trends and share information with states and health... Read more...
Last year was a busy one for hackers, and it doesn't look like 2015 will be much different. The latest to get hit is Anthem Inc., the second-largest health insurer in the United States. While investigators are still determining the extent of the breach, it's said that hackers broke into a database containing personal information for around 80 million of the company's customers and staff members. Anthem believes that "tens of millions" of records were stolen from its database, making this one of the largest data breaches ever disclosed by a healthcare firm. Personal information that was compromised included names, birthdays, addresses, and Social Security numbers, according to The... Read more...