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Long-awaited MMO ArcheAge is DDoSed before it even launches

ArcheAge, the MMO from Lineage creator Jake Song that has been in development for eight years, is finally getting a Western release tomorrow -- but it's already being hit with DDoS attacks.
Newsbrief: ArcheAge, the MMO from Lineage creator Jake Song that has been in development for eight years, is finally getting a Western release tomorrow -- but it's already being hit with DDoS attacks. Song founded XL Games back in 2003, and in 2006 started work on ArcheAge, a sandbox-style MMORPG. The game will be released tomorrow in the U.S. and Europe, although it's already been available for the past few days to players who paid for the "Head Start" bundle. But these head start players have been hit with big problems, and many can only access the game for short periods of time. Now XL Games has stated that this is due to a denial-of-service attack, and the team says it is "hard at work to get you back in the game." DDoS attacks are becoming more and more common in video games. Just recently the PlayStation Network was brought down by such an attack, while earlier this year, Steam, Origin and Battle.net all received attacks on the same night.

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