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iOS MMO shamelessly rips off Torchlight

Armed Heroes, a mobile MMORPG, is the latest game on iTunes to be caught shamelessly stealing stuff from other studios. The victim this time is Torchlight, with Runic Games' Travis Baldree calling out the thieving party -- EGLS Ltd -- on Tw...

 
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Diablo III allegedly hacked as gold and items get stolen

Diablo III has allegedly been hacked, with gold and items stolen from users. This is according to multiple reports around the Web from those claiming to be victims. One such victim is Eurogamer's Christian Donlan, whose account was hijacked...

 
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Man arrested for smuggling cocaine in his Xbox 360

Driving around with mass quantities of illegal narcotics isn't exactly the smartest idea in the world, but if that's something you plan on doing you could learn a thing or two about what not to do from this tale about a man and his Xbox. Af...

 
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Daily Mail: Gamers 'trained' to shoot people in the head

In a new story titled, "Are we creating a generation of murderers?," the panic merchants at the Daily Mail implies that hardcore gamers are "trained" to accurately shoot real firearms. The tabloid call this a "shocking revelation" due to&nb...

 
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Kickstarter scandal time! Little Monster accused of scam

It was going to happen. The moment Double Fine made headlines with its Kickstarter project, an invisible timer had been set, counting down to the inevitable crowdfunding scandals. Little Monster Productions is up for the chopping block, acc...

 
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If Anders Breivik used COD to train to be a killer ...

... I've been using Sonic the Hedgehog to learn how to fucking exercise.

 
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Ubisoft sued for 'ripping off' Assassin's Creed idea

A science fiction author is suing Ubisoft after alleging that the premise of Assassin's Creed was stolen from his own novel, Link. John L. Beiswenger is a research engineer as well as a writer, and points to a number of similarities be...

 
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Child molester caught red-handed thanks to DSi camera

A 46-year-old British man may have gotten away with molesting a child, had the victim not been quick-witted enough to catch his criminal act on her DSi camera. Thanks to a 10-year-old girl and her game system, pedophile John Fisher is now e...

 
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'Legal'sounds illegally selling OC ReMix albums and more

It's a good thing the government shut down Megaupload. With those crooks out of business, content creators can finally earn money for their hard work. People should be paying for their digital goods on a site like Legalsounds, a music repos...

 
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No, really: An Ong-Bak videogame is in the works

I don't know how to react to the news that Studio HIVE has acquired the rights to make a multiplatform game based on the Ong-Bak series. They have a production team working on the project, due out later this year, right now. It's happening....

 
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Microsoft denies security problems with Xbox Live

Despite a growing number of public reports, Microsoft has continued to deny any security problems with Xbox Live, claiming that any problems faced by Xbox 360 users aren't unique to the system. Basically, it's the "Look over there" defense....

 
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Tips for securing your Xbox Live account

[Dtoider Magnalon has some great tips to protect your Xbox account from being hacked. - Kauza] Lately, we've been hearing stories of an increasingly alarming Xbox Live hacking issue, and the lack of care and concern that Microsoft has exhib...

 
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Developers of Firefall, Minecraft to join SOPA blackouts

At this rate, January 18 is going to be a very productive day. Two more notable gaming companies that feel passionately enough about the Internet to shut down their sites for a day are joining the fight against SOPA and PIPA. According to N...

 
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Microsoft says that recent thefts targeting Xbox Live users are isolated incidents, and often tries to portrays the problems as phishing scams -- effectively blaming the consumer. However, an eyebrow-raising amount of comment...   read

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Mole Kart, the amazingly shameless iOS Mario Kart ripoff

Ripoff games on iOS are nothing new, with no shortage of developers willing to trade their integrity for a handfull of dollars. Mole Kart is an almost beautiful in its utter, unapologetic, shamelessness.  As you can see from the trail...

 
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Game designer sentenced to death for spying/propaganda

An Iranian-American game designer has been sentenced to death in Iran on charges of producing movies and games intended to subvert Middle Eastern regimes. Amir Mizra Hekmati allegedly admitted that he was in the employ of the CIA to pr...

 
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Microsoft refunds Xbox Live scam victim

It's easy to get swift compensation from Microsoft, should money be stolen from your Xbox Live account. All you have to do is make a public blog about it that gets reposted by nearly every single game coverage site on the Internet. As soon ...

 
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Xbox Live account hacked? Microsoft is there to not help!

Microsoft's customer service is almost legendary in terms of how awful it is, but one woman in particular may have unlocked the Master Sword of incompetence. Susan Taylor awoke one day to find that her Xbox Live account was hacked, and...

 
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Man gets cease & desist for fiddling with Skylanders toys

Graphing calculator programmer Brandon Wilson likes to tinker with machines and post his findings online, for no reason other than entertainment and curiosity. Recently, he turned his attention to Skylanders, the unique game that uses physi...

 
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Grandpa gets face battered by cops over videogames

A grandfather accused of shoplifting videogames during a Black Friday shopping spree got a smashed face and a throat full of blood after cops sent him sprawling to the floor. Stories as to what happened in the Buckeye Walmart are conflictin...

 
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The Sun warns world of 'Xbox Cyber Fraud'

Shitty tabloid The Sun has a CRIME EXCLUSIVE on its front page, warning Britain of a terrifying new problem -- Xbox Cyber Fraud! While the Sun claims thieves have "hacked" into Xbox Live accounts, it's nowhere near as scary. It's actually t...

 
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Two Razer Blade laptop prototypes stolen

In case you don't know, the Razer Blade is Razer's (overpriced) solution to breathing new life into PC gaming. Two of these monsters were stolen from the company's Bay area R&D labs over the weekend and Razer clearly doesn't take this l...

 
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UK videogame piracy rises by 20%

Research group Envisional declares that videogame piracy in the United Kingdom has risen by 20% over the past five years. Its unnamed list of "top five games of 2010" were downloaded over one million times.  Despite the findings, games...

 
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A Steam database has been hacked, warns Valve

Following talk that the Steam forums had been hacked, Valve's Gabe Newell has issued a response. The official forums were in fact "defaced" on Sunday, and unfortunately, intruders have gained access to a Steam database as well. "This datab...

 
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Man tries to rob Modern Warfare 3 at gunpoint, fails hard

An eighteen-year-old man is sitting in a jail cell today after attempting to rob a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at gunpoint.  The would-be attacker followed a 27-year-old midnight launch attendee from GameStop to his home. On...

 
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Modern Warfare 3 shipment truck hijacked with tear gas!

A truck shipping 6,000 videogames was violently hijacked in France. It is said that the games were all copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which would make sense as I don't think people would go to such lengths to steal Jimmie Johnson...

 
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Activision hunting down Modern Warfare 3 pirates

Impatient gamers have already managed to get their hands on leaked copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, with pirated versions springing up online -- but if you mess with the bull, you get the horns, and Activision is the biggest l...

 
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Sony has announced that a new attempt to attack the PlayStation Network has put a relatively small percentage of accounts at risk. 93,000 users (less than one tenth of one percent) spanning PSN, SEN and SOE may be at risk, an...   read

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Serious Sam: Double D pirated, dev asks for donations

Despite only costing $7.99 and being worth the money, Serious Sam: Double D has been cracked and distributed among pirates to a considerable enough degree that developer Nathan Fouts isn't too thrilled. Rather than go on the warpath, howeve...

 
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EA offering refunds for the PC version of PGA Tour 12

Poor old golfing millionaire Tigers Woods can't seem to catch a break; plummeting to number 46 in golf's world rankings and now there's the news that EA seems to have botched the PC version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters ...

 

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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

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Yesterday I could only give 2 points of love to each post and Im really not sure how but now I can 3 points of love but I want to give

 
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Its nice too see The Chinese Room working so hard to reinforce the stereotype of the foot in mouth, head up their own ass, stuck up, faux-deep indie an image the indie community loves being stuck with, Im

 
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drmcscott

Has anyone found any reviews of that Uncharted 4 computer game? Ya know, considering a load of copies fell off the back of a

 
whatsacow

Am I the only one who feels overall disappointed with Ratchet and Clank? Gameplays fine, but it feels like Insomniac took all the charm, heart, and humour out of the game so they could shove it in the

 
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I like the silly DBZ-style power escalation in the new Deus Ex trailer, but Im also shocked by the possibility that Streum On will deliver a fun game with Deathwing, what with Divine Cybermancy being a Babys First Mod mod-level anime fanfic of

 
Fenriff

Someone invaded me in Dark Souls I ended

 
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Deadgar64

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TheLimoMaker

On the final boss of Dark Souls Wish it was better The lore implications are superb, but the awful tracking attacks and cheap magic shots are things I will never let slide I was expecting an awesome one-on-one duel, I got a pansy magic

 
Nekrosys

Ratchet and Clank is now my Even though Dark Souls also came out this Because you can turn bosses into This is And yes, I know the PS4 capture footage shows how utterly shit I am at

 
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Playing FF6 and Im thinking, thieves in Zozo never thought a dude with a chainsaw would show up

 
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I was goofing around invading in Dark Souls III and saw something kinda funny: I had to fight off two guys (I obviously wasnt trying to kill them) when another phantom got summoned to After they both killed me, the other guy arrived way too

 
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Nekrosys

The new Ratchet and Clank has easily secured a place on my top 5 games of 2016 through sheer virtue of it containing a Trophy that is unlocked by turning a helicopter into a That is

 
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Ok, Pontiff Hes maybe a bit But not in a good Random Many with animations too fast to react When I beat him I feel like itll be more luck than

 
Dr Mel

So, with DS2 I came to like the game less and less over I really liked it at Thakfully I seem to be having the opposite experience with I was maybe skeptical at first but now I stop thinking about how Im going to replay it over and over

 

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