New Patch for both BF42 and BFV

EA Released patches for both Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield Vietnam today to address what is being described as an “undisclosed exploit”. These are must downloads and installs. These are all relatively small files with the largest weighing in at just over 10MB.

Battlefield 1942 1.61b (6.41MB)
Battlefield 1942 Server 1.61b (3.16MB)

Battlefield Vietnam Client 1.21 (10.1MB)

Battlefield Vietnam Server 1.21 (4.07MB)

On the BFV forums at PlanetBattlefield people seem to be having mixed results with the patch including crashes and mass server kicking. One user discovered what is thought to be the exploit in question and it appears to be a server crash/privacy vulnerability. More information can be found here

Ed – After reading more on the PBF forums everyone is having trouble with this one so far. I would hold off on installing it for the moment. – Sarge

Korn Covers EP, New CD

Billboard reports: While touring behind its recently released “Greatest Hits, Vol. 1,” Korn is already looking forward to its next studio project. According to guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer, the alternative metal acts seventh album is slated for a late spring/early summer 2005 release.

“On Jan. 2, were going to go back and finish writing our next album,” Shaffer tells “Its definitely more of a progressive [sounding] Korn,” he adds, declining to divulge any tentative song titles.

After including covers on its Epic/Immortal set “Greatest Hits, Vol. 1,” Shaffer hints the Bakersfield, Calif.-based five-piece is working on a covers EP, with a tentative title of “Korn Kovers,” for a possible April release. [see full story for more]

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Slipknot Go North

liveDaily reports: Masked metal marauders Slipknot brave the cold north of the border in early 2005 during a headlining run through Canada.

The group has planned a short stretch of shows throughout the country that runs from Jan. 7-16. [see full story for more, including dates]

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