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RGN Daily News #7: Elder Scrolls Online Leak Removed and Xbox Live Downtime Update

In today’s episode of RealGamerNewz.com’s RGN Daily News #7 we discuss the Elder Scrolls Online Leak and how it was eventually removed as well as explain the Xbox Live Downtime and subsequent media updates. There’s a bunch of trailers that came out today and some big news and we’ve got you covered. Check out the links for the articles being discussed in the show underneath the video below.

 

Nex Gen / Rumors:

Backwards Compatibility: Reverse the Curse, Stop the Madness

The Witcher 3 Multiplayer on PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720

Xbox Live Hacked, Anonymous Involvement Claim Denied

Console / Handheld:

Minecraft Delayed Xbox 360

Microsoft’s Secret Weapon: State of Decay Xbox 360 Exclusive Zombie Game

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Enemy Trailer

Opening Cinematic and Trailer for Injustice: Gods Among Us Released

PC / Other:

Apple $53 Million Settlement

Elder Scrolls Online Leak Appears then Removed

Victoria II Heart of Darkness Video Developer Diary Shows Colonization

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Xbox Live Down, Media Immediately Panic

Microsoft has announced that many Xbox 360 players may experience issue attempting to use their friends list, play online, and use the Xbox Live Marketplace today as the Xbox Live system is currently down for maintenance. The website that lets you know the up-to-date status of Xbox Live shows the system as being online other than a couple of long-standing errors, as seen below:

“Users may experience difficulties with the following services:

  • Creating new or accessing existing Minecraft game saves
  • Last.fm” [Microsoft Xbox Live Website]

CLICK HERE for the latest status of the Xbox Live network. This post was created April 14, 2013 at 6AM Eastern Time as major media outlets continue to speculate about rumors behind the Xbox Live shutdown. We at RealGamerNewz will not indulge in fantastic conspiracy theory behind what could have caused the outage and instead will wait for Microsoft’s official update as we’ve reached out for further clarification of the nature of this shutdown.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Mitch Walters on 20130414 and was last modified on 20130414 .

UPDATED: Anonymous Claims They Hacked Xbox Live, And They’re Not Done Yet

***UPDATED*** Scroll to the bottom for the latest information on this story.

Microsoft’s Xbox Live went down last night and was still down at 6AM this morning when RealGamerNewz made its report on the situation at hand. Now the explosive details have emerged that “hacktivist” (Hacker Activist) group Anonymous is taking credit for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 downtime across social networks such as Library of Congress-Monitored “Twitter”. This may be in response to the forced resignation of Adam Orth due to the hacker group’s history for advocating freedom of speech rights. The primal result of this occurrence is that the world now knows the arrests made recently when hacker group LulzSec was co-operating with the FBI will not be the last of this group of shadow enforcers attempting to change history through non-violent means.

Another potential reason why this group who took down PlayStation Network in 2011 for over a month could be targeting Xbox Live this time around is because of the rumored Xbox 720 Big Brother software which maps your identity based on your facial bone structure which is stored in a database that Microsoft has admitted is “100% transparent with the United States” [read: government] and has a Kinect 2 camera built-in while also introducing once and for all the dreaded Online-Only gaming console experience.

Anonymous has stated that although Microsoft may have gotten the Xbox Live servers up and running again, they are not done with them by a long shot. Reporters close to the matter are even saying that there is a full download of data occurring including Credit Card information (though it will likely be heavily encrypted), email addresses, and anything else that can be obtained in an effort to prove that Microsoft should not be trusted with the massive amount of data they intend to harvest with the Big Brother software/hardware combo embedded in Xbox 720’s core design and possibly ulterior motive for existing. After yesterday’s reports of an arrest resulting from an online MMORPG company tipping off authorities, this type of law enforcement is no longer science fiction and technology like Always-Online paired consoles in your home with bone-scanning 3 Dimensional Stereo Cameras (Kinect 2) that can’t be unplugged present perhaps the largest threat to the American citizen’s privacy in human history.

Hopefully Microsoft announces something Xbox 720 related soon and puts to rest the notion that their console is an evil machine trying to take over their freedom, but it’s times like these I am glad that I invented Always-Offline DRM yesterday for the most incredible 360 game of all time MASS EFFECT which doesn’t need any multiplayer and doesn’t need any new ending because Mac Walters is a genius.

Further Reading: MOST RELIABLE XBOX 720 NEWS TO DATE

***UPDATE*** Anonymous has apparently stated that the original statement made by alleged Anonymous members was not representative of their group and that they will not be hacking Xbox Live any time soon. Although the group has no official leadership structure supposedly, we are now told that the users sharing the information reported in the unedited original report above are now being discredited by Anonymous themselves.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Mitch Walters on 20130414 and was last modified on 20130414 .