The founder of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, has taken to Twitter to deny several claims that there has ever been a security breach on the Epic Games Store. The comments came during a conversation on the same twitter thread which was being used to discuss spyware claims late last week. Several Twitter users were discussing the safety of using the Epic Store as well as the fact that numerous account security breach e-mails had allegedly been sent out to users claiming people were trying to access their account.One user going by @sonofjudgement claimed to have received more than 50 e-mails asking him to change his password because someone had tried to access his account, something he says he doesn’t suffer with on other storefronts. Sweeney leaped in to defend the store, claiming that no login data had ever been leaked for the Epic Store. Instead, he insisted that the login attempts came from a pre-existing database of leaked e-mail addresses and passwords used by hackers to attempt to … [Read more...] about Epic Founder Tim Sweeney Denies Epic Games Store Security Breaches
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Valve responds to Epic Games allegedly “Stealing steam user data” and copying a Steam user data file called localconfig.vdf. The news went out thanks to a Reddit post in which user notte_m_portent detailed several issues with Epic Games as well as what was going on in the background. The whole post is worth the read In a statement sent to Bleeping Computer today, Valve’s Doug Lombardi said that the company is “looking into what information the Epic launcher collects from Steam.” It sounds like Valve isn’t too pleased about the whole thing. “The Steam Client locally saves data such as the list of games you own, your friends list and saved login tokens (similar to information stored in web browser cookies),” wrote Lombardi. “This is private user data, stored on the user’s home machine and is not intended to be used by other programs or uploaded to any 3rd party service. “Interested users can find localconfig.vdf and other … [Read more...] about Valve Responds To Epic Games “Stealing Data”
It's shiny, it's brand new, it's causing confusion - the Epic Games Store is here, and all eyes are on the platform to see whether it can truly rival Steam. It's already received praise for offering developers a generous revenue split of 88/12 compared to Steam (which currently offers 75/25 or 80/20 for games that generate over $10m). Yet over the past few days, concerns have been raised over whether the Epic Games Store will treat customers with similar fairness - with many pointing to its current refund policy as a potential source of problems. There's a lot of confusion here, however, so here's a breakdown of what we know so far about the Epic Games Store's refund policy. The online discussion began when users on Twitter and Reddit posted pictures showing automatic responses customers are currently receiving when they try to get a refund for their games. Pointing to an Epic Games Store FAQ page which states "a full refund will be offered for any requests made within 14 days of … [Read more...] about What’s the deal with Epic Games Store refunds?
Sony finally relented on it’s no cross-platform multiplayer policy yesterday, with Fortnite being the guinea pig for this endeavour. Fortnite fans were delighted to know that they could log into their Epic account and link all their different accounts together. PS4 players who held off creating another account to play on a different console that allowed for cross-platform play can now connect all their devices to one account so that they can play with the same character they’ve no doubt spent hours and/or real money on improving. Some PS4 players created a new Epic account when it became apparent you couldn’t use your login on the Switch or any other console except your PS4. There was an outcry from the Fortnite community, with Sony originally doubling down on their decision to block cross-platform play. The decision to allow cross-play came as a surprise, but it was a welcome one nevertheless. In response to this, Epic Games has announced that it is looking at a way … [Read more...] about Epic Games working on account merging and unlinking consoles from accounts
The recently discovered Intel Meltdown security vulnerability has led to severe online service degradation in Fortnite. The community has been finding it difficult as of late to log into the game without facing long queues, a problem being birth from the servers undergoing extensive downtimes for unscheduled maintenance. Posting on the official forums this week, Epic Games announced that the ongoing patches to address the Intel Meltdown flaw are the reason for the recent performance issues faced by Fortnite. The publisher explained that the game heavily relies on third-party cloud services to power its battle royale experience, and the recent security patches have limited the amount of power accessible from processors. “We wanted to provide a bit more context for the most recent login issues and service instability”, Epic Games wrote. “All of our cloud services are affected by updates required to mitigate the Meltdown vulnerability. We heavily rely on cloud services … [Read more...] about Recent Fortnite Service Degradation Due to Intel Meltdown Patches: Epic Games