Call of Duty and Guitar Hero servers affected by Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy-related power outages are to blame for a variety of tech issues today. Gaming has not been spared the weather's wrath, and Activision has announced that online play for select Call of Duty and Guitar Hero titles will be problematic while data centers attempt to restore power.

Players will have "some trouble connecting" to all versions of Call of Duty: World at War and all online-enabled versions of Guitar Hero. In addition, the PS3 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and the PS3, PC, and Wii versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops are also experiencing service outages.

Activision's One of Swords advises that the company is "working on restoring full functionality as soon as possible," but notes that they do not know precisely when that will be.