UPDATE: Normal service for Call of Duty: Ghosts is restored, and all functionalities should be working again.

Original story
Numerous users across social media are having issues connecting to Call of Duty: Ghosts on any platform as of right now, and it seems like the servers are being DDoS’d by the people who took down PSN a couple of weeks ago. Beachhead Studio has even confirmed that Clan Wars for this weekend have been put on hold due to ‘server issues.’

Hack group called LizardSquad has posted on Twitter “Parts of Call Of Duty Ghosts #offline.”


We’re waiting for more information from Infinity Ward and Activision on the issue. Stay tuned.

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  • Anyone with a group name “LizardSquad” are probably a bunch of pussies anyways.

    • You are mod too? wutttttttttttttttttt

      • How do you know that?

        • It says “mod” by your name…

          • It doesn’t say that on my phone. *facepalm* lol

          • It probably says so only for people on PC, then.

          • Yeah that’s what I’m thinking

          • MichiganerE

            #DesktopMasterRace ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Well it does on computers. (refresh)

          • k5berry

            Doesn’t for me. I’m on mobile tho

          • I’m on a iPad and I see it.

          • That’s because iPads view the desktop version of the site. Not the mobile one like on an iPhone.

          • David Sync

            U can switch to desktop mode on mobile and see it

      • All the usual’s are getting modded except for me, you, and sift. We must not be cool enough to sit at that table. I still need 4,600 XP.
        EDIT: Oh, and Riley. But his name is irrelevant now 😉

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          It’s okay, I don’t want to be a mod. I’m fine just commenting.

          EDIT: Oh, by the way, there’s a lot more usuals, lol. (:

          • derrrrrrrrrrrrr

            Like me, lol.

          • lol yeah, I’m talking about the people I converse with, though.

        • jordanxbrookes

          It’s not the case of being a usual, it’s more to that.

          • Josh

            Hey, Jordan, You’re gay. Ban me now little 14 year old

          • DopeAap

            Well, that was not very nice… Just ignore him jordan

        • It’s not because we’re usuals. It’s more than that.

        • Bigi345

          What, what about me? i’ve been here for more than a year now :'(

        • We riot!

        • TheShadowReaper

          being a mod is such a responsibility, and i have enough responsibilities irl already. commenting is more than enough right now.

    • Guest

      really delete my comment? why?

    • Go follow em on twitter :^)

    • Seven

      ^^^^^^^^^^ . Probably battlefield fans.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      Oh well, at least they didn’t touch other games. I’d prefer them to hack Ghosts more than anything lol.

      • They did Destiny to, and just when I was doing the Raid

  • jordanxbrookes

    It’s not just Ghosts, some Destiny servers are down too. Also I don’t think it was LizardSquad as this incident happened 15 minutes before LizardSquad said that they “DDoSed” those games. Anyone who feels the need to DDoS someone or a bunch of players have already proven they’re sh*t at the game.

    • k5berry

      F’ing aholes

      • jordanxbrookes

        They certainly are.

    • moddddd wutttttttttttt

      • jordanxbrookes

        It’s nothing special 😉

        • Now you can ban the haters more ezily

          • If I were a mod there would be no more ass holes on here. This would be a friendly community

          • MichiganerE

            So it would be like CI 2011 – 2013? Nice.

          • I remember those days 🙂

          • MichiganerE

            Yep.

    • TheShadowReaper

      who gives a fuck if they are shit at the game, they make a product that people payed money for useless. that’s more than enough for me to riot against them. i’m pro consumer you see.

      ps: btw Jordan, its not “sh*t” its “shit”! shit, asshole, cunt, bitch, fucktard, retard, pussy mussy all the way. proof that you can use profanity on the internet cause its the fucking internet! not that you should because you can, but you get my point. the option is there. 🙂

      • Just no racism. And not an abundance of swearing towards one individual (that is meant to be hurtful). Speaking about this comment section of course.

        • TheShadowReaper

          and of course you went that route…look Alex, i know you and Jordan are mods now, thats great and all but, just because they assigned you a position that doesnt mean that you should come and crash the party we are having over here. you didnt do that when you werent mods, you shouldnt do that now that you are mods. what i’m saying is that i much prefer to be myself and use profanity when i feel like i should rather than play “pretend” just so mods wont delete my comment or ban me. i am vocal and honest, and that’s why i address this now rather than later when its too late to stop you two. i hope you understand me and where i’m coming from.

          • Yo. Calm the fuck down. I’m just speaking in Generalities. Mod or not I don’t want to Racism in a comment section I deeply care about. JFC.

          • TheShadowReaper

            dude…i am calm. :/

            anyways, i think it was necessary to address this now rather than later. i know you were speaking in generalities, so thats why i didnt attack you and simply told you my opinion. if you feel attacked, sorry, but i cant do anything about it. cya in the comment section.

  • Mitch

    It really amazes me how shit general online security is these days, just like people failing to catch and arrest these people. Also, a small group of people are saying that they’re having issues with PSN and XBL.
    Personally, everything is fine for me (PS4). I’m also seeing people get back into Destiny on my friends list.

    • Hackers -.-

      When PSN got hacked by the group anonymous back on 2011 with external intrusion . Personal info, even credit card info, was exposed from approximately 77 million accounts. Sony couldn’t do nothing about that but to up’d the security on their severs. Still all users info was out there in a computer file by the group who hacked them. I’ve change all my info and i keep different email from all my essentials and non essentials

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      You have PS4? Wanna play AW when it comes out?

      • modernpoika

        I’m with you guys. Add modernpoika and send me a message where you tell you are from CharlieIntel.

        • modernpoika

          And sorry for my stupid english 😀

    • TheShadowReaper

      its not just general security. hackers are more and more experienced than they were back in the 90s or even 00s. i wonder why Sony and MS dont copy Valve’s Steam in that area. their security with Steam guard is literally impassable. tey need to take note.

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        Valve has been DDOSed multiple times. Any online service can be DDOSed, Steam is no exception, and it’s far from perfect.

        • TheShadowReaper

          yeah DDOs attacks are really a problem even for Valve. but at least i know that my info are protected with them. remember the PSN and XboxLive private info leaks? that was a bummer. many people got they credit cards fucked back then. at least something like this hasnt happened to Steam after they introduced Steam Guard.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Oh yeah thank gosh that that didn’t happen. Hopefully it never happens again.

          • TheShadowReaper

            yeah, my thoughts exactly. the next thing we need less than anything is a another wanna be hackers like LizardSquad DDOsing Steam and trying to get that info. PSN and XboxLive need to step up their game too.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            LS actually privated their Twitter when they DDOSed Sony and M$.

          • TheShadowReaper

            pfff…what a bunch of pussies. hilarious stuff.

  • iiTZ PaVVn

    LizardSquad not only took down Ghosts servers, they also DDOS’ed Destiny and PSN.

  • James Smith

    I honestly have no idea why in 2014 people still arrange DDoS attacks and there is still little to prevent it, instead of my future kids college fund I shall invest in a DDoS protection fund the future generation needs it.

    • k5berry

      “You wanna know why you can’t go to college? Well, you see kids, daddy spent all that money for you to go to college, and made it so you can play online whenever you want! Now shut up about wanting to go to college, all you ever do is sit on your ass and play that game all day, you weren’t even gonna go to college in the first place.”

      • You have taught me how to raise kids. I shall build you a shrine good sir.

        • JoZer805g

          No build him a temple on top of a majestic mountain in mainland China

  • Holy poop these guys are good

  • Tim

    The app is down too, in the middle of battle royale…

  • im sorry if this makes me look dumb, but what is DDoS’d?

    • jordanxbrookes

      It stands for Distributed Denial-of-Service. It’s when you send a bunch of packets to a server/IP, and it makes you lag to the point where you can’t even connect to anything. Happens mainly to big subscriber-count YouTubers and eSports players.

      • hm.

        • You have no idea what he just said, do you? xD

          • lol no

          • packets are groups of information so they load your router or server with information and it just kinda crashes it in a sense

        • Basically: someone sends tons of stuff into your internet and your internet cannot handle it and goes off.

  • Tep Kok

    Breaking news: absolutely no one is bothered, and some even applaud LizardSquad for their efforts.

  • They did so to Steam, PSN, XBL and WoT, previously.

  • k5berry

    Yea, I just got my PS4 today (YAY TURN UP BITCHES), and I went on the PS4 subreddit and they’re reporting that Destiny servers are apparently down on PS4, as well as other parts of the network. They just tweeted out something bragging that they took down Destiny. Assholes. On their ghost’s tweet, everyone was like “lolcodghostssux thx no1 cares lelcod” then on their Destiny tweet everyone’s like “YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES ARE THE WORST PEOPLE EVER LITERALLY WORSE THAN HITLER AND BIN LADEN FUCK YOU HACKING PEICES OF SHIT”. Give me a break, why the hell do they feel the need to be assholes and hack? I don’t understand how they can get satisfaction over being a bunch of dicks and everyone calling them on it

    • Well I’ll try not to be too schoolish with this. It goes back to us being simply animals. The whole alpha and omega thing. As animals we want to be the best and we want everyone to know it. It’s in our nature. Them doing this makes them feel like that because it’s on the internet and nobody can do anything about it.

    • When hackers hit corporations that deserve it its cool, but why fuck with the general public.

    • TheShadowReaper

      they get some form of reputation this way. there was an incident that a corporation was hit so hard by a hacker that they recruited him and payed him a pretty big salary too. on the other hand it can backfire of course, get found out, get a lawsuit up your ass by the corp and you know what happens next…i guess since they are hackers its only natural to brag about their doings and if anyone sees that as a job opportunity it will be a double bonus to them. ofc the risks arent worth it imo. cause they can get their asses handed to them if found out.

  • Krabotox

    These guys are still relevant?

  • Michael

    I find it hilarious how people have time in their day to do such a foolish thing. I mean honestly, get a life. Lizard squad, more like degen faggot squad. Haters gonna hate my friends, haters gonna hate ??

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      Degen Faggot Squad LOLOLO.

  • Adam

    Is this on all consoles or just PSN?

  • Anyone can say they’ve hacked something a few minutes AFTER the servers were shut down. LizardSquad can’t even hack a small twig with an oversized axe.

    • jordanxbrookes

      DDoSing isn’t hacking.

      • DDOSing, Hacking, whatever. The point is how they conveniently take credit for a server shutdown minutes after it happens.

        • jordanxbrookes

          That’s because they are literally those stereotypical basement nerd-dwellers.

    • Primey_

      Hacking ≠ DDoSing

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        I can second this fact.

    • Juses

      What are you talking about they DDOS company’s all the time

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      Is DDOSing really that much of a big deal? Just because they DDOS a server, doesn’t mean they’re impressive hackers lol. They’re pussies compared to Anonymous.

  • Josh

    As long as BO2 is ok! Who needs Ghosts anyways?…

    • the funniest thing is I haven’t played ghosts in weeks and just a few mins ago I wanted to go play Ghosts. Or at least try it for a min and rage quit.

    • Mitch

      I need Ghosts because it’s the only CoD on PS4. Tried to go back to BO2 on PS3, but couldn’t handle the R1/L1 for shooting and aiming.

      • You can switch it from the settings 🙂

        • Mitch

          I have a feeling you’re taking the piss… BO2 has R2/L2 for shooting and aiming?

          • Josh

            No I think you can change it

          • Guest

            You can. I changed it since I now use my PS4 controller on PS3 🙂

          • Me too, poor Mitch hasn’t known about this 😀

          • Mitch

            You know, it would have been nice if someone told me this when Ghosts was released…

          • Michael

            Better late then never :p

      • Kobrah

        You can use PS4 controller on PS3, it just has to be plugged in

      • Id rather burn my xbone that toture it with the task of running ghosts.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      I’d want them to hack BO2, as well. 🙁

      • TheShadowReaper

        hold on boy, lets not get stupid all of a sudden. yeah Ghosts is a mediocre game at best but still, having its servers hacked and brought down isnt a good thing. its still a product that people payed money for and cant use because some asshole thought it would be a great idea to fuck with us first thing he did when woke up this morning. so…lets stop with the comments “i want this game or that game to be hacked cause i PERSONALLY hate it” cause if it happens its not going to make things any better.

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          It was a joke, there’s no hard feelings, even if I think that BO2 was a terrible game. But if ATVI had no incentive on helping with the old CoDs, then that proves that they wouldn’t try with the latest ones, and that’s sad.

          • TheShadowReaper

            yeap! no hard feelings for sure. i would go ahead and talk about COD and how it is doing but i’m tired of repeating myself. 😛 maybe another time.

  • LovekillerX

    If they actually did it then…

    • Bigi345

      Not going to hate but that’s not a correct usage of the meme

      • Dictionary.com

        that is correct use
        noun
        1.
        Informal. an utterly foolish or senseless person:
        If you think you can wear that outfit to a job interview and get hired,you’re an idiot!

        • Bigi345

          What are you talking about, the meme is first world problems. It’s used to express a huge disappointment of something that really isn’t that big of a deal. “Please stop these idiots” isn’t a correct use of the meme. IMO the more correct one would be “Servers got DDOS, now i’m bored for another hour or so”. For the next half of your comment, i don’t get any of it. If you would explain it, i’ll be quite happy to read your explanation

  • If i dont see anyone hate on Jordan by Wednesday you guys are all idiots especially the ones who did before… I remember your names!! #kneestofaces

    • jordanxbrookes

      #HaterLove 😉

      • Josh

        Did you delete my comment Jordan?

        • jordanxbrookes

          Which one? And no.

          • Mad with power. You’re out of control! xD

          • jordanxbrookes

            I haven’t deleted anyone’s comment.

          • I know -_-

          • jordanxbrookes

            Or did I? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • MichiganerE

            Hai ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • jordanxbrookes

            Oh hey ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • MichiganerE

            Can Le Lenny be a Mod too? He’d do a great job. Ain’t that right Lenny?

            ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

            Good boy, now have some weed

            ( ͡0 ͜ʖ ͡0)

          • jordanxbrookes

            Lenny already has a job making that YT$ [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]

          • MichiganerE

            Good.

          • I’m sitting here mesmerized by how you guys make this “Lenny” Shizbiz. Like, I can barely make a 🙂 face correctly half of the time (ib lame my crappy keyboard).

          • jordanxbrookes

            Who says we use our keyboards to make them? 😉

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Copy and paste is your best friend when it comes to Lenny, lol.

          • TheShadowReaper

            so you are already in denial? power must be such a great thing to wield. #powerchangeseverything

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            Power changes everything. #NewEra #Jordan

          • jordanxbrookes

            Lol.

  • That doesn’t surprise me that Ghosts got hacked. LOL!

  • Juses

    I don’t think anybody cares. Some people are actually happy.

    • jordanxbrookes

      People aren’t happy, these guys took down some Destiny servers too.

      • Juses

        People are happy that they took down the ghosts servers… Look on twitter

        • jordanxbrookes

          Most people are because they dislike the game, but there are people who do like it, and aren’t happy about it.

          • Mr_ysi42t96

            I’m happy it’s down, I sold ghosts anyways lol

          • MassiveChaos347

            like me >:( i still play it

          • Get therapy. You shouldn’t want then urge to toture yourself.

  • xVale

    The same guys that DDOS attacked PSN… :/

  • Yup, rage quit from Ghosts. This time the TTK wasn’t a problem, the game just looks so boring, and is boring to play… Back to glorious Black Ops 2 with awesome colours and gold camos to get!

  • The7Reaper

    Honestly the saddest part is people think Lizard Squad is a hacker group they did a DDoS lol that’s not a hack.

  • Mr_ysi42t96

    GO LIZARD SQUAD :D, STOP GHOSTS FOREVER

    • Lizard Squad on ya forehead.

      • Mr_ysi42t96

        Wt… where, remove it now

  • omar_soft

    Destiny also had the same issue earlier

  • I see theres mod’s now, didn’t get chosen yet i’ve been a member of charlie intel since announcement of MW3… and they are brand new. Logic

  • AcePhoenix007

    If they want Lizard Squad on people’s foreheads again, then good luck. I can’t find one smart person to help a shitty game like Ghosts get back online.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      Lizards on people’s foreheads? This isn’t The Parent Trap.

  • Juses

    What if the hack the cod servers on advanced warfares launch day? :O

    • AcePhoenix007

      Then the one-day shipping will be a waste of extra cash.

      • Delay the release for the 5th and Day zero plays it on the 4th.

    • TheShadowReaper

      they cant do that. they need to find the source of the servers first and then find a way to disable the line that connects the public to the servers. i know it sounds simple or easy but its not. they’ll need at least 10 days to find that unless they are exceptionally skilled at hacking.

      • Archie

        They already know the server source seeing it’s the same servers that all the COD’s are run off of. Last night, all the COD games were affected simultaneously both on Treyarch’s and IW’s. Sledehammer no doubt will run off the existing static COD server locales which makes the game ripe for disruption day one/zero.

        • TheShadowReaper

          then they need to change the usual master server and pick a new one else we’re all fucked with day zero edition.

  • As if people are really care that they can’t play ghosts.

  • I think they are trying to take down bo2 servers too… I’have disconnected a few times now and been lagging :s

    • Juses

      Noooo!

  • Also, checked for myself on the 360. I got on but it took longer than usual.

  • ShankSquadIII

    This is Pathetic.

  • I_HAV2_POOP

    HOW DID THEY FINA THIS? I DIDN’T KNOW ANY ONE STILL PLAYED GHOST!!

  • Matthew

    Sounds like these guys also knocked off the Destiny servers recently.

  • StaticShockFather

    Well does anyway really care? I mean ghosts sucks anyway

    • Well it’s the fact that they’ve hit about 7 game servers and neither Sony Microsoft or activision are doing shit about it other thantelling the devs to repair their servers.

  • Jack Meoff

    Yea man lets shut down call of duty ghosts because we cool

  • Jack Meoff

    John Smedley

    @j_smedley

    ·

    Sep 16

    some idiot/wanna be hacker decided to send me a picture of my Dad’s grave out here in San Diego. You will be found.

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    Lizard Squad send a pic of Johns dads grave stone to him thats fucked up

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      If someone did that to me, I’d call the cops straight away. When they’re found, I’d kick every single one of their asses. It’s like GooseBuster sending Photoshopped images of Robin Williams to Zelda Williams. You just don’t do that shit, it’s evil and it’s not funny.

      • TheShadowReaper

        its psychological warfare. perfected by the Americans and Russians in the 60’s. what we call “cold war”.

  • who the fuck cares

  • Xecho

    Wtf, people just hate just to hate. It’s so fucking stupid. Humans are dumb. Our race guys is so fucking retarded.

    • Then what does that make you?

      • Xecho

        Retarded. I said I hate my own species. I hate myself and I hate everyone for what they are.

        • uh. okay.

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          Abort abort abort.

  • jordanxbrookes

    New map called ‘Greenband’, new prestige emblem and a nice camouflaged Riot Shield. Also notice Condrey’s green GamerTag, he’s a hacker 😉 https://twitter.com/MichaelCondrey/status/513457822638829569

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      That shield is the sexiest thing I’ve seen in a COD game so far.

      • jordanxbrookes

        It’s a bloody good job C4 isn’t in this game, although the Riot Shield is still a bloody nuisance :/

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          I usually only run it when I have one extra point slot and I’m using secondaries only. I like to keep it on my back at times. On that note, that camo looks beautiful, especially on the shield. For some reason, the new map Greenband looks like it could take place in a mall. And I’m not sure if that’s a prestige emblem or a level emblem (You know, the level logos that appear before you prestige for the first time).

          • jordanxbrookes

            It’s definitely a new prestige emblem, if it was just the level, it would have the classic 5-star Commander icon. And yes it does look like a mall, and a very high up one too. I can definitely see Search and Destroy being great on that map.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            I dunno, it kinda has that feeling that it’s not a prestige emblem, just because it’s that generic color and generic design. I could be wrong, it’s really hard to see. Maybe they’ll do the map reveal, who knows.

          • jordanxbrookes

            If they do reveal the map, it’ll be on Monday.

        • No C4? Are you for realsies? Welp there goes my SnD victories.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      That camo is beautiful. Is that the Obsidian Steed camo or something else? Look at the pattern in the middle. So awesome.

      • jordanxbrookes

        Not too sure, but it’s a mix of gold and blue 🙂

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          Gorgeous camo. Makes me want to jump on the camo fangasm train.

        • Xecho

          more like silver blue but more silver and a blue tint

      • Xecho

        was about to make a comment about that not being anything close to obsidian steel. But realized that Obsidian Steed is a thing.

        pic related

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          That’s quite funny, because the gun looks nothing like that, it’s more of a bronze with some sort of pattern, like on the Riot Shield on AW.

  • LizardSquadh8r

    ATTACK OF LIZARDSQUAD NOOOO NOT LIZARD SQUAD ANYTHING BUT LIZZZZZZZARRDD SQUAADDDDD

  • 277comments

    Lizardsquad should all be given a humanitarian of the year award for saving people from playing that game.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      They should have taken the servers down for good. If they could.

  • Guest

    Who cares about ghost?

  • Thecallrocks

    So… What happened to no one playing ghost?

  • MR_WATSiT2YA

    At least it wasn’t a CoD that people still play

  • Just a lizard wizard in the blizzard. Nothing to see here.

  • Josh Kennen

    WOW, COD GHOST SERVERS UNAVAILAVBLE BEING NEWS? OMG, WHERE WERE THESE REPORTS THE UNTOLD OTHER TIMES WE GET BOOTED AND CAN’T JOIN OR FINISH GAMES? THIS IS SAME OLD NEWS ON A BRAND NEW DAY. IF ADVANCED WARFARE’S SERVERS ARE ANYTHING LIKE GHOST’S SERVERS, I AND THOUSANDS OF OTHERS ARE NEVER BUYING ANOTHER COD AGAIN. AND SHAME ON YOU XBOX FOR TELLING US TO CONTACT ACTIVISION WHEN ONLINE PLAY IS POOR OR UNAVAILABLE, WE PAY YOU TO PLAY ONLINE, NOT ACTIVISION, FIX IT OR DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

    • thebulky1cometh

      You mad, bro?

    • Merffy

      Why are you yelling?

  • Ech!

    Ghosts servers being non functional is OK (I guess), but if they do anything to Black ops 2 I’m gonna go ape shit…

    • Bo2 is broken anyways.

      • Ech!

        That doesn’t mean the faggotsquad has to break it even more. I probably shouldn’t say that, they might hack me!

  • Dah_Wi3rd0

    Ps4 working fine.

  • modernpoika

    MW2 servers were offline too! NOOO! Well been playing [email protected] 😉

  • Diz sweg

    LizardSquad wasn’t the group that took PSN down, they were claiming to. Its another kid i forgot his name its something with god

  • Devin Wolfe

    Really I mean I can see a government website or something else but servers for a game? What is the end goal here other than LULZ what statement are you trying to put out? I swear I hate skiddies with no goal in mind.

  • They hit Destiny last night too, but it was only offline for about 20 min or so.

  • Their next target is club penguin…

  • Holy fuck. Why can’t any of these “leet” hackfags do anything good in this world, like I don’t know, take down child pornography rings? No, but let’s temporarily take down the servers of current AAA titled games! Seriously Lizard Squad can eat a bowl of dicks.

  • JoZer805g

    Brace yourselves, Lizard Squad are going to Ddos the Advanced Warfare servers across all platforms on Day Zero and Launch Day. We must stand up to these criminals and show them who we are. Autobots Roll Out!

  • Rud Sec

    Lizards just found a big time to make a show