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Infestation: Survivor Stories infests 1.3 million users

By Steve Watts, Jul 24, 2013 7:30am PDT

Infestation: Survivor Stories boasts 1.3 million registered users, with 100,000 playing daily, according to OP Productions.


"I totally missed the controversy around the game, but I was aware of its infamy. I went ahead ..."

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The War Z renamed Infestation: Survivor Stories due to 'trademark issues'

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 19, 2013 2:30pm PDT

We all expect the zombie apocalypse to be difficult, but The War Z has found the real world just as trying. Between being pulled from Steam, responding rudely to players, a forum hack, and, well, being widely slated, it's had a tough old time. Add another problem to the list...


"Any way they name it, these guys can still take a running leap at a flaming DICK for putting out ..."

- vertdang see all 7 comments

The War Z game, forum pulled following hacker intrusion

By Steve Watts, Apr 02, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Following an attack in which the hackers gained access to e-mail addresses, IP addresses, and encrypted passwords, The War Z has pulled its game and forums to launch an investigation.


"I have experience with email server software that allows me to run a command and get a list of ..."

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The War Z back on Steam, refund offer ends

By Steve Watts, Feb 27, 2013 9:30am PST

The War Z is back on Steam after a troubled launch. A notice states that Hammerpoint worked with Valve on community feedback, and a patch has been issued for existing customers.


"World War Z was taken, DayZ was popular. What's not to get. It's a shitty title, but what do ..."

- K1Bond007 see all 14 comments

The War Z dev sorry for 'arrogant' responses

By John Keefer, Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm PST

The War Z has had a pretty rough December. The zombified horror MMO launched on Steam on December 17, but was quickly beset with complaints about an info page that promised more than it delivered. Responses by pull the game. Titov must have been visited by a few Christmas sp...


"Is Valve paying for that out of pocket or is it the devs giving back money?"

- Mecha Tofu Pirate see all 21 comments

The War Z launch hit with player complaints, pulled from Steam

By Steve Watts, Dec 19, 2012 12:30pm PST

The War Z has gotten its "Foundational Release," and was quickly struck by fan complaints about misleading claims and microtransactions.


""Okay my point is - online games are [a] living breathing GAME SERVICE. This is not a boxed ..."

- Noorviko see all 4 comments

The War Z pre-orders pack early access

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 04, 2012 6:45am PDT

If you're already sold on the idea of open-world multiplayer zombie survive 'em up The War Z, perhaps nudged along by our preview, you can pre-order it from today to score early access starting later this month. Does the world need another zombie game? As much as it needs an...


"Some say it looks just like DayZ... well i agree and as long as they make a proper game out of ..."

- CrazyRussian1989 see all 27 comments

The War Z preview: Zombie apocalypse

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 21, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Surviving a zombie apocalypse is hardly a new concept in games, with many of them visiting this idea through action games and shooters. The War Z, from Arkos Entertainment Group and Hammerpoint Interactive, takes the zombie game in bold new directions, placing a heavy emphas...


"Minecraft shamelessly used Infiniminer's core concept and made it way better. Who cares. May ..."

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The War Z producer explains world building, end-game

By Steve Watts, Jul 27, 2012 11:30am PDT

The War Z executive producer Sergey Titov explains his team's views on objectives and living in a zombie-infested world.


"I'm not saying collection quests, or fetch quests, just give the game a purpose to play."

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Zombie survival MMO The War Z announced

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 20, 2012 6:00am PDT

Say, you like scavenging for supplies in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by the walking dead, don't you? If Day Z is too intimidating, you may fancy the newly-announced MMORPG The War Z, which seems to offer a slightly less hardcore "survival horror" experience but still ha...


"Those screenshots look staged/fake. Like someone jumping on the DayZ train and scrambling to ..."

- iamgoat see all 30 comments