Here’s why a hurricane 12,000 kilometers away is affecting your gaming in South Africa

If you have been following international news in the past few days, you will know that Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is about to hit the USA’s South-Eastern coast.

While this normally would have no effect on South Africa over 12,000 kilometers away, because of today’s interconnected world, several of your favourite games and services may be affected.

Most notably the folks at EA Tiburon, developers of Madden 17, have had to evacuate their office for the next couple of days meaning the game could go offline in the next couple of days and they won’t be available to troubleshoot.

They’re not the only ones either – Matthew is likely to hit much of Florida’s High-tech corridor meaning big names like Zynga, Firebrand games, and IBM are all likely to run at a reduced capacity over the the next couple of days.

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