It happened last week, and it's happening again today: the NFL Sunday Ticket, which is supposed to let you watch any NFL game on your computer or mobile device, is failing for some customers across the country. What a mess.
Do Not Adjust Your Picture: Yep, the super awesome watch-a-shitload-of-the-NFL-for-free offer through Madden NFL 25's $100 Anniversary edition promo with DirecTV is experiencing technical difficulties as thousands log in to the service on opening day. Others are saying they can watch just fine, but YMMV.
DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket, the service delivering all over-the-air NFL games broadcast on Sunday afternoons during the league's regular season, will no longer be offered on the PlayStation 3. IGN reports that Sony has confirmed the end of the arrangement.
Last week, Madden NFL 25 announced an "Anniversary Edition" that at first didn't seem like it had much to offer. Then word started to circulate in an officially unofficial way that a promo code could be used to watch DirecTV's Sunday Ticket NFL broadcast on a PC, with or without signing up with the satellite provider.
Yesterday, EA Sports announced a $100 "Anniversary Edition" for Madden NFL 25 that will include a code offering buyers access to DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket—the channel that lets you watch any team outside of your local market—even if they aren't subscribers to the satellite TV service.
X-Play is on pause for DirecTV subscribers. The satellite TV provider has dropped video game-centric network G4 from its line-up today, with DirecTV saying it has "no plans" to bring back the cable channel for its 18 million U.S. customers.
DIRECTV's coverage of BlizzCon 2009 goes beyond the television this year, with non-subscribers able to purchase a streaming internet package that includes the exclusive Grunty the Murloc Space Marine pet.
Blizzard just kicked out a press release announcing that tickets for October's BlizzCon 2008 will be going on sale on Monday, August 11th. Tickets will run you $100 a pop, which gets you access to all the panels, concerts, freebies, and girls of various shapes and sizes in blue and purple body paint. If you can't…