Anthem VIP Xbox One Demo Still Has Issues; Other EA Games Have Been Impacted [Update]

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Anthem VIP Xbox One Demo Still Has Issues; Other EA Games Have Been Impacted [Update]

The VIP demo for Anthem is now officially live, but unfortunately it hasn't been a very smooth launch. Players have already seen messages that servers are full or been stuck on the title screen with extensive loading times, while others have been kicked out of the demo entirely with Origin momentarily going down.

[Update: EA and BioWare reached out with a statement regarding some of these issues: "The main issue impacting the Anthem VIP demo on PC and PS4 has been resolved. Anyone who has had an issue on those platforms should restart the game and attempt to join again. Our team is still working on fixes for some of the issues we're seeing on Xbox One." Our original article continues below.]

"We're adding more server capacity to the [Anthem] demo right now. Hang tight while we work to get everyone into the game," EA Help tweeted out Friday morning. That tweet was followed with another, this time addressing the long loading times, about an hour later. "We're looking into the infinite loading issue with the [Anthem] demo. In the meantime, try relaunching the game and rejoining your mission to see if that helps you," EA Help wrote.

Anthem VIP Demo Servers Are Having Issues; Other EA Games Now Impacted

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Anthem VIP Demo Servers Are Having Issues; Other EA Games Now Impacted

The VIP demo for Anthem is now officially live, but unfortunately it hasn't been a very smooth launch. Players have already seen messages that servers are full or been stuck on the title screen with extensive loading times, while others have been kicked out of the demo entirely with Origin momentarily going down.

"We're adding more server capacity to the [Anthem] demo right now. Hang tight while we work to get everyone into the game," EA Help tweeted out this morning. That tweet was followed with another, this time addressing the long loading times, about an hour later. "We're looking into the infinite loading issue with the [Anthem] demo. In the meantime, try relaunching the game and rejoining your mission to see if that helps you," EA Help wrote.

BioWare GM Casey Hudson has clarified that servers aren't actually full, tweeting "Turns out to not be a server capacity issue. Seems to be a different issue that didn't come up in previous scale testing." Hudson has confirmed that work is being done to address the issue.

Royal Rumble: 10 Creative Ways WWE Superstars Stayed In The Match

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Royal Rumble: 10 Creative Ways WWE Superstars Stayed In The Match


The first major WWE event of the year is coming to the WWE Network and PPV on Sunday, January 27. The Royal Rumble will be held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, and the events will begin at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT, with a Kickoff Show starting two hours prior. It's going to be a jam-packed evening, with two Royal Rumble matches happening at the show.

To be eliminated from the annual WWE Royal Rumble, a wrestler must meet the following conditions: he must exit the ring over the top rope, and have both feet touch the outside floor. The wrestler must then leave ringside immediately.

But where most wrestlers see an entrenched rule to obey, other wrestlers see a loophole to exploit; it's a classic example of "letter of the law" vs. "spirit of the law." Does hopping around the ring on one foot, for example, save one from elimination? These sorts of creative strategies have led to some of the Rumble's funniest, most memorable moments. And in many cases, the wrestlers must engage in heroic athleticism to make them possible.

Here 10 creative ways that WWE wrestlers have stayed in the Royal Rumble. If you liked this gallery, check out our predictions for this year's Royal Rumble, and every confirmed entrant for the men's and women's Rumble. The latest WWE PPV is set to air live on Sunday, January 27, 2019. And check in with us on Sunday; we'll be watching and reviewing the PPV live.

Let's Be Honest: WWE's Attitude Era Is Actually Kind Of Terrible

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Let's Be Honest: WWE's Attitude Era Is Actually Kind Of Terrible

The Monday Night Wars between 1995 and 2001 were a fascinating time for the World Wrestling Federation and professional wrestling in general. For the first time, there was someone else stepping up to challenge the then-WWF on a global scale in WCW, which was victorious in the ratings for over a year.

During that time, though, the WWF launched what it called the "Attitude Era" at the 1997 installment of Survivor Series. It was that show that was the sight of the infamous "Montreal screwjob" that saw Shawn Michaels defeat a departing Bret Hart in the main event. Then, on the December 17 episode of Raw, Vince McMahon made the dawn of the Attitude Era official, for better or worse.

"We here at the WWF think that you, the audience, are, quite frankly, tired of having your intelligence insulted," he said during a pre-taped segment. "We also think that you're tired of the same old simplistic theory of good guys versus bad guys. Surely the era of the superhero who urge you to say your prayers and take your vitamins is definitely, passe. Therefore, we've embarked on a far more innovative and contemporary creative campaign, that is far more invigorating and extemporaneous than ever before."

Facebook Facing Criticism Over New "Friendly Fraud" Info Involving Games Revealed

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Facebook reportedly allowed developers to obscure real-money transactions, while profiting millions from minors who made purchases without permission from their parents.

CBS News reports that just-released documents from a 2012 lawsuit show that Facebook was aware of the problem of kids making purchases through its games and apps without their parents' consent. In part, the suit alleges, this was because Facebook allowed developers to obscure the transactions in which a credit card would be charged.

The suit was filed by Glynnis Bohannan, whose 12-year-old son racked up almost $1,000 playing Ninja Saga. When she discovered the charges and asked her son about them, he showed her that the stack of in-game currency would blink when it depleted, and he would click to make the coins replenish--all without any indication that it was charging real money.

New PUBG Teaser Lets Everyone In On The Vikendi Map's Biggest Secret

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PUBG Corp. has released a new trailer for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds that teases a location on the game's new Vikendi map. The location is a secret cave that's hidden on the snow map.

Players discovered the secret location a few days ago, according to VG247, after Patch 25 went live on PUBG's PC Test Server. The mysterious spot is difficult to find, and this new trailer is the first time PUBG Corp. has even acknowledged that it exists. The cave is hidden inside some rock formations between Peshkova and Podvosta; it's located west of the former and northeast of the latter. You can only find it on the PC Test Server for now.

To enter the cave, you'll have to use explosives or a rapidly moving vehicle and strike a specific spot, which will cause the illusionary wall to fall away. If you happen to find the cave, your efforts will be rewarded with the discovery of several airdrop loot crates, which are typically filled with the rarest, most powerful weapons and gear you can find in PUBG.

Surprise PS4 Game Sale On PSN Includes Some Great Deals

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We may not have gotten a new assortment of PSN deals on Tuesday, but Sony has made up for it by kicking off another surprise sale in the US PlayStation Store. The PS Essentials sale is underway until February 5, offering some enticing deals on dozens of recent and popular PS4, PS3, and Vita games. And if you're a PS Plus member, you'll save an additional percentage off on all of the discounted items.

The sale encompasses some of 2018's biggest PS4 releases. Sony Santa Monica's critically acclaimed God of War reboot is on sale for $26 ($28 without PS Plus), and the special edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 is discounted to $60. Both Battlefield V and Destiny 2's well-received Forsaken expansion are $30 apiece, while Hitman 2 is $36. Just Cause 4 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are also on sale; the former is $42, while the latter is $30.

If sports games are more your speed, the latest entries in many of EA's most popular sports franchises are on sale. Both FIFA 19 and NHL 19 are down to $24 each. NBA Live 19: The One Edition is $10, while UFC 3 is $24. PS Plus members can also get the intense off-road racing game Onrush for $12.

Resident Evil 2 Guide: Where To Find All The Weapon Upgrades

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Resident Evil 2 Guide: Where To Find All The Weapon Upgrades

Evening The Odds

Resident Evil 2 doesn't pull any punches when it comes to its survival horror experience. Whether it's finding yourself trapped in the enclosed and dark halls of the police station with numerous zombies in front of you or encountering mutated beasts that surprise you when you least expect it, Capcom's survival horror game goes out of its way to make you feel overwhelmed and in a constant state of dread. However, there's still plenty of resources and tools to help you even the odds ever slightly.

In this feature, we've rounded up all of the game's weapon upgrades to ensure you don't miss any while surviving in Raccoon City. Though each protagonist experiences their own course of events, the locations for their respective weapon upgrades are similar, which slightly lessens the hassle of tracking down these valuable enhancements. Here's how to find all the weapon upgrades in Resident Evil 2.

For more info on Resident Evil 2, including our Beginner's Guide and story breakdown, be sure to stick with GameSpot.