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Will a new Simpsons game be announced at E3 2019?

Published: 27/May/2019 11:25 Updated: 27/May/2019 17:09

by David Purcell

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The Simpsons have revealed that they will be hosting a panel at E3 2019, sparking speculation that a brand new video game based around the popular television series could very much be in the works. 

The announcement of their inclusion at the annual trade fair was made on May 24, just a few months short of 16 years after Simpsons Hit & Run first launched in September 2003. 

Now, it’s definitely a long shot to suggest that the panel will be about this game getting a remaster or a sequel, there are a number of different opportunities on the table for The Simpsons in the video game industry – one of which could be revealed by their team during the event. 

Vivendi GamesSimpsons Hit and Run was an iconic title.

The news was first posted on the official E3 Twitter account, stating that the writers and producers of The Simpsons will take to E3 on its opening day, June 11. 

Many fans of the show, and its previous video games, responded with their hopes of a brand new Hit & Run title, but other possibilities – if there is to be a video game announcement – could also include another venture into the mobile gaming market, a Virtual Springfield remake, among other things. 

The options are endless at this stage and we await further details on the specifics, but the show has clearly shown an interest in gaming, and esports, in recent times. 

An episode of the show that aired on March 17, called ‘E my Sports’, was focused solely around esports and League of Legends. 

The Simpsons’ co-executive producer Rob LaZebnik admitted that the reason behind the creation of the episode was the popularity of esports, which could pave the way for the show to announce their latest gaming venture at E3. 

We’ll update this article with further details as and when they are made available to us. Will we get a new game? We’ll have to wait and see. 

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Epic responds to concerns over leaked Fortnite player logins

Published: 22/Jan/2021 6:45

by Andrew Amos

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Fortnite players have made big claims that Epic is leaking player logins through the battle royale’s in-game leaderboard. However, the developer has insisted the system is safe, and there’s been no evidence of hacked accounts through it.

Security scares are no joke, and while developers do their best to keep them underwraps, they can sometimes appear where you least expect them.

That’s what Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber was claiming after being mysteriously logged out of his account. The Built By Gamers player claimed Fortnite’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ private information, including email addresses.

People could then use these emails to either try and brute force hack accounts, or reset passwords and kick players out of the game.

“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.

“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally ⁠— on Twitter, it means nothing normally ⁠— but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”

“This has happened to Clix, Nick Eh 30, Nate Hill ⁠— everyone. Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it ⁠— it’s disgraceful.”

However, people aren’t sold on Yung’s story. Fortnite dataminer ‘FNBRUnreleased’ has stated that it’s impossible. Epic’s API doesn’t allow for the sharing of information like Yung and others think.

“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they claimed.

FNBRUnreleased’s standpoint has been backed up by Epic. The developer published a statement in response to Yung’s claims, saying leaderboards do not leak any players’ secure information.

“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.

“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”

For now, players should just always make sure their passwords are strong to best protect against any leak. Plus, turn on two-factor authentication if you can.