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LDG has Moved!

You are reading this correctly. We here at Link Dead Gaming are more than pleased to present to you our new fangled, handy dandy website located at www.LinkDeadGaming.com. Some of you have been using that address the entire time, and will see it when you go to where you have always gone, while others of you that visited us through wordpress will find us there. While we love wordpress.com, and all of the things they did for us, there are just certain things we needed that can only be gotten through a wordpress.org site.  We hope to see all the faces over there with us, and hopefully some new ones as well, as we grow bigger and better in order to bring you the best of PC gaming news.


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Picture of graves decorated with flags at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day

First, I would like to say that I hope you had an enjoyable 3 day weekend, which included Memorial Day, in which if you are so inclined to do so, and I hope you are, you took a moment and gave thanks to those men and women who have put their own safety on the line to ensure that we stay safe, and free, and able to do things like enjoy Video Games. After taking that moment if you did not to recognize their sacrifice, we have some great news for you.

It was announced by ArenaNet today that the next Guild Wars 2 Beta event will be happening starting June 8th at 3pm EST and continuing until June 11th at 3am [source]. They went on to say how much the help given by the community has meant to them, and how happy they are to be getting close and closer to the release of the game. If you have not as of yet, pre-purchase your copy today and join us in the beta!


Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3 gets a voice

We all know at this point that there will be a Mass Effect 3 extended cut DLC, free for anyone playing the game, and set to help players finally close Mass Effect like it should be, but we have not know any of the particulars till now. It is now known that the voice actors for Admiral Hackett (Lance Henriksen), EDI (Tricia Helfer), and Kaiden (Raphael Sbrage) have signed on to help us end the saga. We still have a bit longer to wait, but it is slated to come out this summer.

Here is our hope that the rest of the cast will sign on as well, to give the Commander Shepard the send away he deserves. Keep your eyes peeled here as we will tell you more as it develops.

 

Diablo 3‘s woes continue
The five character classes of Diablo III. L-R ...

The five character classes of Diablo III. L-R Wizard, witch doctor, demon hunter, barbarian and monk.

After all of the trouble that Diablo 3 has faced since its release, you would think by now that the great Gaming Powers that Be would cut it a break and allow it to rest a bit. Sadly that is not in the stars, so to speak.  It has been reported today at GamesIndustry.biz that there are rumors flying of a new problem for those players enjoy Diablo 3. It appears that hackers are stealing accounts and taking items and gold, which is pretty much stock in trade, but what makes this story bizarre is that Blizzard Entertainment uses an authenticator to protect against these types of attacks.

What we are hearing is that even players who have and use the authenticator religiously are also being hacked, and wiped clean, which would be an indicator that the authenticators are doing very little indeed to stop the cyber thieves.  At this point the only warning we can give players is to log in daily, check your account, and if you notice anything out-of-place, notify Blizzard immediately so they can get right on fixing your account for you. Also, change your password. The setup that I have always used is as follows. Make sure your password has at least one capital letter (exmpl: H T P), at least one lower case letter, at least one number, and at least one special symbol (exmpl % * @) which will make it much harder for cyber criminals to figure out your information.


There is a story floating around over at Kotaku [source] stating that a poster was photographed at Fry’s in Texas showing the release date for Guild Wars 2 being June 28th, and that the Collector’s Edition pre-order is available until May 30th. It is known throughout the industry that many retailers use placeholder dates (Gamestop shows its release date as being June 26th) in order to show something on their books for games that will be released. The difference here though is that having an easily changed number in a computer costs much less that having physical posters created and distributed.

When ArenaNet was reached for comment, they stated the following: “We have not released an official launch date within 2012 as feedback from our closed and open marketing betas will help us determine an exact release date. We will release Guild Wars 2 when it is ready.”

So for those of you who have had the chance to play the beta, do you think it is ready for a June 28th release? Also, do you believe that a company would go through the trouble of printing out posters if they did not know?

BloodEagle