Tag Archives: Hammerpoint Interactive
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 | 02:27 BST
Following a copyright claim, Hammerpoint Interactive has changed the title of controversial zombie survival MMO The War Z to Infestation: Survivor Stories.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 10:39 BST
The War Z was hacked a few weeks ago and it was feared that user account details were at the mercy of those behind the attack. However, publisher OP Productions has assured players that their details weren’t accessed.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 10:43 BST
The War Z developer Hammerpoint Interactive has a unique response to the inevitable problem of cheaters – lock ‘em up and exploit them right back.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 13:03 BST
The War Z has been taken offline by publisher OP Productions after both the user forum and the game’s database were hacked this morning.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 23:04 GMT
Much criticised survival MMO The War Z is once more available on Steam. Early reports suggest the product is somewhat more polished than at its initial launch, and its marketing materials have been altered to remove the troubling claims which resulted in its disappearance from Steam in December.
Fri, Jan 04, 2013 | 00:23 GMT
Servers for controversial survival MMO The War Z has been suffering “various forms of malicious attacks” attacks, according to a post on its forums. Hammerpoint Interactive believes the most recent issue is resolved, although it’s now tackling a Steam DRM problem. Comments from veteran players below suggest a history of hacking and DDOS shutdown attempts, possibly thanks to the horror efforts scandal-ridden development and launch.
Wed, Jan 02, 2013 | 16:10 GMT
The War Z’s launch on Steam was a bit of a disaster that saw developer Hammerpoint Interactive accused of nicking images from the Walking Dead TV show, charging players for instant respawn and the studio tussling with fans over the game’s policies and features. The game’s executive producer Sergey Titov has issued an open letter to players after Valve pulled the game from Steam, covering many of the key areas of criticism. Check it out below the fold.
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 | 04:51 GMT
As if The War Z hadn’t generated enough scandal for one week, Hammerpoint has been accused of nicking images for use in its promotional materials. Kotaku has a series of comparison images showing zombie faces seemingly copied from The Walking Dead, zombie walk photos, and other sources. This isn’t the first time Hammerpoint’s been noted doing a bit of copy paste; it forgot to take League of Legends’ legalese out of engine code shared by the MOBA and horror MMO.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 | 21:58 GMT
The War Z has earned the dubious honour of being one of the few games to be pulled from Steam with full, no-questions refunds offered.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 | 02:13 GMT
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 | 23:03 GMT
Tue, Dec 04, 2012 | 23:39 GMT
The War Z has completed its alpha testing phase, wiping tester progress and presenting a shiny new beta release.
Tue, Dec 04, 2012 | 17:20 GMT
The War Z has gone into beta, and now the 500,000 strong community can play the full Colorado game map, use new playable characters, and look over the additional features added. Hammerpoint Interactive said opening the full map increased the size of the current game world by 50%, and added clan support and marketplace items. Thanks, Massively.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 | 12:50 BST
The War Z’s critics have accused it of copying DayZ’s open world survival template. VG247′s Dave Cook speaks with Hammerpoint to find out where the similarities end.
Thu, Oct 04, 2012 | 14:43 BST
The War Z closed beta starts at the end of the month, and alpha access begins on October 15, according to Hammerpoint Interactive, which has released a new trailer showing off the PvP.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 | 02:10 BST
The War Z takes realistic survival to the next level by taking away items you’ve paid real-world money for if your character kicks the bucket.
Wed, Aug 01, 2012 | 20:44 BST
Arktos Entertainment Group and Hammerpoint Interactive have announced the zombie-apocalypse MMO, The War Z gathered over 100,000 closed beat registrations within a 24-hours period.