Infinite Crisis Closing on August 14th

Infinite Crisis was developed by Turbine Inc and published by Warner Bros and it started out as a highly popular MOBA game – but something must have changed as they’ve just announced that they will be shutting down the game and its servers on August 14th, 2015.

It’s only been out of beta for a couple of months and officially launched on Steam on the 26th of March this year. The short-lived game brought a wide range of crazy characters from the DC Comics Multiverse. The game is packed with heroes and villains alike, such as Nightmare Batman, Gaslight Catwoman, Green Lantern and The Flash.

“This was an extremely difficult decision to make. On behalf of the entire Infinite Crisis team we want to thank all of you for your feedback, support and for joining together to create one of the best communities in gaming,” the statement reads.

MOBA is very popular and millions of players taking it out on friend and foes in the PVP battlefields of DOTA2 and League of Legends. But the time doing that with super heroes is almost over.

Any player that bought the Starter Pack or Elite Pack through Steam can request a refund by visiting the official support article.

Anyone can still get a chance to try the game out for free and play it until the servers shut down in August.

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Warned for Using Windows XP

Wow, this is rather scary news. The Japan Times have reported that Tokyo Electric Power Co. or more commonly known – Tepco has come under fire from an auditor for trying to save money on their infrastructure by delaying their Windows XP upgrade despite windows XP costing 5 times more to run. The company has been using windows XP to run computers that suffered the triple meltdown 4 years ago in 2011.

“Tepco — effectively nationalized through a government bailout after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March 2011 — was hoping to save ¥3.6 billion ($30 million) by continuing to run about 48,000 computers on Windows XP until 2018,”. The Japan Times wrote. “In a report last month, the Board of Audit warned the company not to be so stingy.”

It is now well over a year since Microsoft pulled the plug on Windows XP support, yet millions of computers are still running the 14 year old operating system. When the support ceased,  computers running Windows XP no longer receive new updates to their operating system and users can no longer download security essentials for the device too.

Microsoft made the push to leave Windows XP for major security reasons and urged end users to upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. However at this rate they may as well wait until Windows 10 is released, although they may need to temporarily use Windows 7 or 8.1 if they need to upgrade immediately.

Thank you to BGR for providing us with this information

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Justin.tv Has Come to an End

It has long been expected, and now it has happened. Justin.tv has closed the doors and shut down, thanking their user-base for 7 years of live video memories. While the service has been shut down and the content isn’t available any more, any user who wish to transfer their profile to Twitch can request a transfer, but must do so before September 5th.

Justin.tv as a company isn’t gone, they changed the name to Twitch Interactive earlier this year. Twitch originally spawned as just a category on Justin.tv, but quickly overshadowed the entire rest of the site combined with the number of viewers and streamers. In 2011 Twitch launched as an independent service and has since been a leading actor in live gaming-streams.

Paying customers of Justin.tv should already have received an email about refunds of left-over memberships. Since Twitch only offers gaming related streams, everyone else is recommended to switch to YouTube, Ustream or Livestream.

There are also rumours going around that YouTube (Google) is looking to purchase Twitch for as much as a billion dollars. As of late July those talks are said to be nearing their end. Neither of the companies have made any official statement about the possible merger.

Thank you Justin.tv for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of Justin.tv