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  • Server found with 44 million stolen online game accounts

    Leading antivirus product manufacturer Symantec recently came across a submitted database with an astounding amount of stolen gaming accounts. If each account came from a different person, the amount of affected players would be larger than the population of Argentina.

  • Madden 09 & more EA Sports games going offline next month

    Earlier today, Destructoid discovered a list of games on EA's website that will lose online multiplayer support starting February 2. We've included the entire list below, but some of more notable games worth highlighting include last year's Madden game (Madden NFL 09), a few failed arcade sports games (Facebreaker and NFL Tour), and Tiger Woods 2007 on the PC, though I'm sure Tiger has bigger problems on his plate right now.

  • China to clean up online games amid addiction woes

    Chinese authorities have promised to clean the country's online gaming industry of "unhealthy" content such as violence and pornography, asserting more control over use of the Internet in the country.

Features about online games
  • Zynga plus Yahoo equals life after Facebook

    It looks like Zynga, the casual online games developer known for its wildly popular farm simulations, ticking off Facebook, and alleged "lead generation" scams just added another lifeline to its list of audience-expanding deals by cozying up to Yahoo.

  • Virtual horse rakes in $2.5 million per hour for Blizzard

    Last week, Activision-Blizzard released a new in-game item for its mega-hit MMO, World of Warcraft. This time out, it was the Celestial Mount and it was the first "usable" virtual pet that the company has sold (your character can ride it). They priced it at a whopping $25.