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Viruses in GTA V

Nasty virus found in two GTA V mods


Real criminals in the criminal sim
May 14
If you've installed the Angry Planes or NoClip mod for Grand Theft Auto V, you will definitely want to read this. Both mods have been found to include a virus that logs keys amongst other nasty things, such as spam bots that ... read
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PS4 HACKED!!

PS4 hacked and games pirated in Brazil


'Hue, hue, hue, hue,' - pirates
May 13
Brazil is known for its blatant piracy, with over 50 percent of software there being pirated. So it should come as no surprise that some electronic stores are offering to install 10 pirated games on customers PS4s for the equ... read
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Region-free 3DS

How to make your 3DS region-free right now


Homebrew isn't back, though
May 04
The 3DS hacking community keeps fighting back every time Nintendo thwarts their efforts. Late last year, "reverse engineer extraordinaire" Smealum found an exploit in the obscure game Cubic Ninja which enabled any homeb... read
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GTA V PC

Rockstar responds to GTA PC hacking fears


Someone else leaked your passwords, we swear
Apr 23
So, if you have a lot of friends who play Grand Theft Auto V on PC, or spend a lot of time reading about the game on forums, you may have noticed that over the last few days a lot of people have been reporting their accounts ... read
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Steam

Feeling bulletproof: Steam authentication available now on Android


Is it safe to go outside yet?
Apr 15
Little known fact: My Steam account has been locked for a few months now because someone from China or Russia attempted to get into my account. Sadly, they keep trying, so I've kept the thing on lock while I focus on my conso... read
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Twitch Hacked

Twitch security breached, passwords reset


Hit the reset button
Mar 23
[Update: In an email notice, Twitch asserts "there may have been unauthorized access to some of your Twitch user account information, including possibly your Twitch username and associated email address, your password, the... read
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Pokémon Shuffle

There's already a workaround to skirt Pokémon Shuffle's microtransactions


That didn't take long
Feb 25
Pokémon Shuffle isn't Nintendo's initial foray into the seedy underworld of free-to-play with microtransactions. Rusty's Real Deal Baseball did it first, but Shuffle is the first example that drew ire fr... read
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Swatting

Troll gone wrong: Suspected swatter arrested


Stupid is as stupid does
Feb 07
Have you ever heard the saying, just because you can doesn't mean you should? Well, apparently this guy didn't. A Las Vegas "man" has been arrested after authorities alleged Brandon Willson, 19, made up a murder in order to g... read
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3DS

Here's the latest way to region unlock your 3DS


Catch it before Nintendo does
Jan 18
Last November, Nintendo talked a little about rethinking their policies of region locking. Seems like common sense to me. The gains they'd make in consumer goodwill by allowing a few games to more easily make it overseas wou... read
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PSN outage

Sony: PlayStation Network slowly restoring service


Very slowly, apparently
Dec 27
[Update: According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony ascribes the outage to "high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay." The company is working to resolve the issue and restore net... read
PSN and XBLA photo
PSN and XBLA

Report: PSN and Xbox Live down after DDoS attack


Bummer
Dec 25
I'm currently away from my consoles so I can't confirm this myself, but word on the street is that PSN and Xbox Live are both inaccessible. They've apparently been down off-and-on since last night. Business Insider reports th... read
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Wii U

Old news: The Wii U can play GameCube games


Complex arduous hack could be good sign
Nov 09
With the GameCube controller adapter for the Wii U coming soon, a lot of people are hoping we'll be getting GameCube games on the Wii U eShop to boot. Getting another crack at some analog trigger-specific games like Super Ma... read
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Stop. Just. Stop.

DDoS attackers now tied to Xbox Live outages


Group claiming responsibility for PSN issues is at it again
Aug 24
Xbox Live users are now reporting intermittent sign-in issues, and the group claiming responsibility for today's PlayStation Network attacks and bomb threat is again taking credit. Microsoft seems to be aware of the... read
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Way over the line

Sony Online boss' flight diverted by bomb threat


Group tweets bomb threats to American Airlines
Aug 24
American Airlines has diverted a flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley after receiving a bomb threat from the group claiming responsibility for today's PlayStation Network outage.  Smedley conf... read
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DDoS Attack

DDoS attack on Sony servers?


Blizzard, Riot Games, and Grinding Gear also victimized
Aug 24
[Update: Sony has issued an update on the outage: "Network update: our engineers are aware of the issues and are working to resolve them. We'll keep you posted - sorry for the inconvenience."] Earlier today, PlayStation users... read
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Waluigi

Even Zelda: Ocarina of Time is better with Waluigi


Waluigi should star in every game
Aug 11
Thanks to a ROM hack by Russmarrs2, Waluigi is playable in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, just as we always wanted. Our collective hopes, dreams, and prayers have been answered. In the wrong hands, such an endeavor co... read
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Mario Kart

These first Mario Kart 8 hacks are pretty benign


'Moo Moo Meadows' becomes 'Shitty luck course!'
Jul 07
Through a browser exploit, a group has successfully managed to edit Mario Kart 8's memory on the fly, allowing, right now, custom Wii U menu fonts, renamed courses, and the alteration of which music plays when. Watch a demon... read
Watch Dogs photo
Watch Dogs

The Art of Watch Dogs nails the modern cyberpunk aesthetic


Ubisoft's controversial open-world hacking game gets a beautiful art book
Jun 30
For all the controversy over its graphical quality, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs had a compelling open-world version of Chicago to explore. As Chris Carter pointed out in his review, the visuals rarely meet the quality set by GTA V b... read
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HackZ

DayZ developer's servers hacked, source code possibly stolen


No player info compromised
May 14
Rely on Horror spotted a thread on game hacking forum Unknown Cheats which suggests user DevDomo gained access to developer Bohemia's servers. DevDomo's proof came in the form of some images which are alleged source code file... read
Watch Dogs preview photo
And a few things that I didn't love
The delay of Ubisoft Montreal's new open world IP, Watch Dogs, surprised many. With only a month away from launch, and a rather bold marketing push for the holiday season, Ubisoft appeared ready, but then we found it wasn't. ... read feature

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


l33t hax0r
Apr 04
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... read
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Hack The Gibson!
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... read feature

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Disrupt

Hack the planet: Disrupt is up on Steam Greenlight


Type 'cookie,' obviously!
Feb 18
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... read
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GamePad

Streaming games from PC to the Wii U GamePad possible


Hackers have reverse engineered the device
Dec 30
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... read
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Hackers

New consoles have brought a surge in hacking attempts


Europe's getting the worst of it
Dec 16
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... read
PS4 controller for the PC photo
PS4 controller for the PC

The DualShock 4 can be made to work on the PC


You just gotta grab some software
Nov 19
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 ... read
FFVII photo
FFVII

Final Fantasy VII NES restoration sees release


The clumsy bootleg becomes fully playable
Nov 14
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... read
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Here's what that big-ass 2DS screen looks like


2DS cracked open to see the magic inside
Oct 15
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... read
Quadrilateral Cowboy photo
Quadrilateral Cowboy

Quadrilateral Cowboy trailer leaves me anxious for more


Still no release date for Brendon Chung's 20th century hacking game
Oct 07
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... read
Ubisoft hacked photo
Ubisoft hacked

Change your password: Ubisoft online systems compromised


Personal payment info NOT affected by intrusion
Jul 02
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 ... read






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