Tag Archives: The War Z
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.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 | 16:40 GMT
Dean Hall, creator of DayZ, has once again visited Reddit in order to answer questions about his game and The War Z. As expected, he doesn’t pull any punches when giving answers. Hall discusses the responsibility of consumers, his anger towards The War Z, and accusations from his family in decent length.
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 | 15:30 GMT
DayZ creator Dean Hall has responded to a Reddit thread dedicated to giving Hall’s team some breathing space as it crunches on the game’s development. Hall has also added that he was – at one point – considered calling time on his involvement with the project.
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 | 11:25 GMT
The War Z has seen a controversial launch on Steam, with many listed features on the game’s product descriptor being unavailable at release. It gets worse however, as respawning in the game used to take anywhere up to 60 minutes. Following an update patch it now takes up to four hours – unless you pay real money. Valve is now investigating the studio’s policy.
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.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 | 08:45 GMT
The War Z goes into beta phase from today, and developer Hammerpoint Games has thrown some Halloween-themed content into the mix. Get the details below.
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.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 | 10:21 BST
The War Z’s executive producer Sergey Titov has shared with VG247 his thoughts on his team’s zombie survival game being compared to Dean Hall’s DayZ mod. The game has come under some criticism for closely following Hall’s title, but the developer has argued that both games can happily co-exist in the same space.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 | 05:40 BST
Eagle-eyed early adopters of The War Z have turned up what looks to be an embarrassing bit of copy-pasta.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 | 17:03 BST
The War Z has gone into alpha testing, and if you pre-ordered the Pioneer or Legend options of the game, you can jump into the fray. Alpha kicked off yesterday and runs throughout the month. Closed beta testing starts on October 31. October 31st. The open-world MMO’s alpha roadmap can be found here. Thanks, TenTonHammer.