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2:45 PM on 04.04.2014

This five-year-old found a major Xbox One password flaw

See that adorable little kid? That's five-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel, and he discovered a major Xbox One password flaw. Kristoffer's parents noticed that the young kid was playing games he wasn't supposed to be on his fat...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 AM on 02.22.2014

Dumb Idiot Ideas: I want Hackers DLC for Watchdogs

About this time last year, Watchdogs was looking like a major contender for my 2013 GOTY. However, here we are almost a quarter of the way through 2014, and I still haven't gotten my hands on the game, so I've been forced to...

Max Scoville

12:45 PM on 02.18.2014

Hack the planet: Disrupt is up on Steam Greenlight

Despite all of the art and design that goes into creating expansive worlds in an effort to create immersion, few games make the player actually feel like he is doing the things on screen quite like Uplink once did. Certainly...

Darren Nakamura

2:30 PM on 12.30.2013

Streaming games from PC to the Wii U GamePad possible

Hackers booto, delroth, and shuffle2 have reverse engineered the Wii U GamePad and the results are impressive. The group's findings were presented at the Chaos Communication Congress including a demonstration in which The Le...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 12.16.2013

New consoles have brought a surge in hacking attempts

The gaming world isn't the only group of people that's excited by the recent launch of new consoles. It turns out that the hacker community's just as thrilled. Unsurprisingly, it seems that its intententions are far more nefa...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 AM on 11.19.2013

The DualShock 4 can be made to work on the PC

Thanks to some software created by InhexSTER, the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 can be used with a PC. The guys over at PC Gamer have tested it out, and they explain how you can get it working. Right now the wireless functions ...

Joshua Derocher

7:00 PM on 11.14.2013

Final Fantasy VII NES restoration sees release

It’s always impressive to see crafty modders making enhancements to fan-favorite games or allowing us to go zombie hunting in Russia, but I myself am more intrigued with the world of retro hacking. The endless imaginati...

Audun Sorlie

5:45 PM on 10.15.2013

Here's what that big-ass 2DS screen looks like

Just a bit after its announcement, we learned that the 2DS screens are really just one big screen with some facing plastic and software doing the trickery. Those clever kids at Nintendo never fail to surprise.  Rose Colo...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 10.07.2013

Quadrilateral Cowboy trailer leaves me anxious for more

This new trailer for Quadrilateral Cowboy has reminded me how much I want to play that game. I got a brief taste back at PAX Prime in 2012 and was immediately hooked by its lo-fi hacking aesthetic, especially after playing B...

Alasdair Duncan

1:30 PM on 07.02.2013

Change your password: Ubisoft online systems compromised

Ubisoft has issued a security update warning that usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords have been obtained from the company's account database. "We recently found that one of our Web sites was exploited to gain ...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 06.20.2013

NEWER Super Mario Bros. Wii is available for free

If you are a Wii U owner and possess a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U, you've probably downloaded New Super Luigi U from the eShop already. That, or you are waiting on the limited edition retail release in the coming months...

Tony Ponce

8:30 PM on 06.03.2013

EVE Online server taken down because of DDoS attack

Yesterday EVE Online experienced some difficulties and was taken offline for most of the day. A distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) was launched against the Tranquility server cluster and prevented players from loggin...

Joshua Derocher

3:00 PM on 05.28.2013

Gunpoint demo available now, releases next week

Gunpoint, and indie game about hacking, sneaking, and knocking guys through windows, now has a demo available on the main site for you all to get your certainly-grubby mitts on. Pre-orders are also available, with the b...

Patrick Hancock

4:30 PM on 04.19.2013

Play Super Mario Bros. within a Counter-Strike map

Sometimes you need to put down the AK-47, pause the terrorist hunt, and play Super Mario Bros. Using a server plugin, a clever modder that goes by the name skwumpy created the Sourcemod Entertainment System or SMES, which le...

Allistair Pinsof

1:15 PM on 04.09.2013

uPlay workaround resulted in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon leak

Although the leaked footage of Ubisoft's absurd(ly great-looking) standalone game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has been removed, it's too late; we've seen everything. One has to wonder, however, where the leak originated...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 04.02.2013

The War Z taken offline following security breach

It never ends for The War Z. While the controversial MMO was reinstated by Steam after addressing false advertising complaints, Hammerpoint's game is currently offline due to hackers making off with personal information. Acco...

Jim Sterling