DC Universe Coming To Xbox One

The DC Universe streaming service is expanding as the app will be available on Xbox One as it gets rolled out starting this month.  Pricing is the same for all platforms on the growing roster, $7.99 per month (after a free seven-day trial) or $74.99 annually. DC Universe offers fans access to an unmatched lineup …

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PSN Still Down; XBox Live Back Up After Christmas DDoS Attack


If you woke up on Christmas morning and found Santa placed something XBox or Playstation under the tree, you also found that someone placed coal in your stocking as XBox Live and the Playstation Network were down.

As of today, XBox is back up, but PSN is still down.

The official XBox Live service status reads everything is up and running.

PSN status says it’s still down, and it appears the status page can’t handle all the regular traffic as at times it says there is an error – which isn’t directly related to the DDoS attack – it’s everyone checking to see if the PSN is back up, and ironically, the server can’t handle all the requests.

The good news is that early this morning the official AskPlaystation Twitter feed posted that the PSN is gradually coming back online. I just checked mine, and it’s still down; you may want to check to see if the PSN is up and running for you.

The group claiming to be responsible for the attack is the “Lizard Squad,” who have now moved on from attacking XBox Live and PSN to go after the TOR browser.

What the Lizard Squad did is basically gather a zombie army of computers and directed them all at the PSN and XBox Live. The Squad hacked into other computers, controlled them remotely without the users knowledge, and sent tons of requests aimed at the Playstation Network and XBox Live, which crashed the servers due too much bot traffic. Some of these botnet networks are actually millions of computers strong, and if they are repeatedly hitting the server over and over (in various ways), that’s when the server fails.

So why did the Lizard Squad do it?

Too much time on their hands? Maybe. Need of a girlfriend? Probably (comic book readers get this all the time, too, guys). One member claimed they did it to raise awareness due to the fact that Microsoft and Sony charge too much, and they don’t put anything back into their security. A member claimed that said DDoS attack could have easily been prevented, and the Lizard Squad did give at least a month’s notice. The bad news is that the Squad is stating the attacks won’t stop until Sony and Microsoft both learn from the attack and upgrade their security accordingly.


Watch: XBox ET “Atari: Game Over” Trailer

Coming to XBox is the documentary, Atari: Game Over, based on the urban legend, which turned out to be true, surrounding the Atari landfill full of E.T. video games.

The story went that back in 1983, Atari banked on acquiring the rights to Steven Spielberg’s E.T. film. It turned out that due to the game being so bad as well as the console crash that happened that year, that Atari found they had a surplus of the game on hand. So what did they do? They dumped them at a landfill near near the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Then April of this year saw a crew for XBox go out and dig through the landfill where, sure enough, the E.T. video games were found.

Watch the trailer for “Atari: Game Over,” the untold story of the 80’s tech giant and its fateful launch of E.T., the video game. Coming this fall to Xbox.


Atari E.T. Landfill Urban Legend Is True

Earlier today, an upcoming documentary for XBox dug up the infamous Atari E.T landfill out in New Mexico, which according to legend, is the site Atari dumped their surplus of consoles and E.T. video games.

From the below tweets, we see the urban legend is actually true as E.T. video games were unearthed.

The story goes that back in 1983, Atari banked on acquiring the rights to Steven Spielberg’s E.T film. It turned out that due to the game being so bad as well as the console crash that happened that year, that Atari found they had a surplus of the game on hand. So what did they do? They dumped them at a landfill near near the city of Alamogordo.

What’s interesting is that the story was never confirmed – well, that is until 30 years later when Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios dug up E.T. for their upcoming documentary about the video game industry.

Check out the images from the landfill of the Atari E.T. video game being unearthed:


Next-Gen XBox Announcement Coming May 21st

Microsoft has revealed that they will announce the next-gen XBox on May 21st.

A Facebook event has been set up as well with the following announcement image including:

A New Generation Revealed. Be part of this historic online event, featuring a live stream, video, images, updates and more.


Dubbed the “XBox 720,” it’s rumored the new console might be slightly less powerful than the PS4, but have a better capability to do other tasks than gaming (like their new “TV series” programming), might not be backwards compatible; however, an add-on is rumored, and might require users to be “always online.”


Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins Launch Dates Confirmed For PS3 and XBox

Capcom sent over the following in regards to the Marvel Vs. Capcom video game for the PS3 and XBox 260.

We’re pleased to confirm that the previously announced MARVEL® VS. CAPCOM® ORIGINS will be available to download in North America on PlayStation Network on September 25th for $14.99 and on Xbox LIVE Arcade on September 26th for 1200 Microsoft Points.

MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS is a compilation of two of the most popular arcade games of the ‘90s – Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. These two classic games are kept arcade-perfect, while adding a host of features sure to tap into arcade nostalgia while meeting today’s online needs.  MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS is jam-packed with Marvel and Capcom fan-favorite characters and crazy, beloved gameplay that throws a powerful punch.

MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS offers both the one-on-one gameplay of Marvel Super Heroes with its unique Infinity Gem system and the two-on-two carnage of the original Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, featuring a tag system, assists, and the wild Duo Team Attack. Bringing forth a host of features never before seen in these games, MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS adds GGPO-enhanced online play with 8-player lobbies and spectator mode, HD graphical upgrades, dynamic challenges and replay saving.