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Hacker teen responsible for attacks on Sony, Minecraft, Microsoft jailed for two years

Adam Mudd, who created DDoS tool Titanium Stresser at age 16, has been sentenced to two years in jail, The Guardian reports. Titanium Stresser, "carried out more than 1.7 [million] attacks on websites including Minecraft, Xbox Live and Micr...   read

 
 
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Nintendo begins paying out piracy bounties for 3DS and Switch vulnerabilities

Late last year, Nintendo partnered with San Francisco security firm HackerOne to attempt to pay out folks who discover vulnerabilities in the 3DS firmware (and subsequently, Switch, after it launched). Although they won't explain what part ...   read

 
 

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Weird science: play DOOM on a Porsche 911

There's thunder and lightning flashing outside as I write this, which adds a nice bit of punctuation to the mad science that I'm writing about. I would have never believed it could be so easy, but apparently the onboard computer in the Pors...   read

 
 
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Some mad genius hacked Darkwing Duck into DuckTales 2

Roms and hacking culture have always been a gray legal area, but I've always appreciated the pure artistry of it. Until today I didn't think it was possible to combine two of my favorite childhood loves, Darkwing Duck and Capcom's DuckTales...   read

 
 
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6,000 more idiots banned from Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pirates obviously haven't learned their lesson yet. After a crackdown of people playing online prior to release, The Pokémon Company has smoothed up that ole banhammer and is now putting to use again. 5,944 players have reported...   read

 
 
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Early Oculus Rift highlight Darknet coming to PlayStation VR

It's been relatively quiet on the PlayStation VR front, but here's some good news for the not-too-distant future: the cyberpunk hacking puzzle game Darknet is getting a port in "early 2017," priced at $15. In his review of the Oculus Rift ...   read

 
 
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Some mad genius hacked Bubsy into Streets of Rage 2

I'm a simple man. All I need in my games are cute characters, things to jump over, and dudes to punch in the face. But little did I know that I needed something like this. Thanks to Metal64, Bubsy is now a playable character in Streets of R...   read

 
 
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Watch Dogs 2 comes alive as San Francisco light-rail hack forces free rides

San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency is still investigating a hack that forced Muni Metro ticketing machines to be taken offline Friday evening and all day Saturday after the message "You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted" hit Muni agen...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Network is suffering from another DDoS attack

Sony can't seem to catch a break with its online network. According to a report at GameSpot, PlayStation Network (and most of ISP Dyn's network) has been suffering from outages today. While some minor issues were resolved in the morning, an...   read

 
 
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SPOILER WARNING: The Pokemon Sun and Moon demo has been datamined revealing all the new Pokemon and more

As you've probably realized by now, the Pokémon Sun and Moon demo is available worldwide and has been torn apart by hackers revealing tons of new information about the upcoming game including what is assumed be all the new creat...   read

 
 


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The hackers that ruined Christmas 2014 have been arrested

I actually have quite a fond memory of Christmas morning in 2014. My cousin had come over with his family and his son wanted to play NBA 2K15. I figured, why not? I'm never going to touch the game (which came as a pack-in with my PS4), so w...   read

 
 
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Vita developer thanks pirates for giving its game attention, turns them into paying customers

For those of you not in the know, the Vita has been hacked wide open with homebrew, emulators, and even pirated copies of games, all of which can be used as long as you have firmware 3.60 or below; 3.61 is the current latest firmware that f...   read

 
 
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This might be what your character looks like in No Man's Sky

A super sleuth over at NeoGAF has been data mining the PC release of No Man's Sky and has discovered some interesting stuff such as odd textures, a poop effect, a tiny monkey wearing a fez, and an astronaut model that could very well b...   read

 
 
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New mod undubs Persona 4 Golden

Thanks to the recently released HENkaku hack for the PlayStation Vita, you can now insert the Japanese voiceovers into Persona 4 Golden, pending you also own a Japanese copy of the game or are a filthy pirate. I can only assume that the Ja...   read

 
 
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Playstation Vita hacked: Run emulators, homebrew, and more games on PSTV

If you've been hankering to run emulators, homebrew, and classic PC games on your PlayStation Vita, well, you're in luck, as the HENkaku hack now enables it, as well as allowing all Vita games to play on the PlayStation TV. The hack current...   read

 
 
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Oh hell yeah, Quadrilateral Cowboy is out this month

It's been 47 years since Brendon Chung announced Quadrilateral Cowboy and it finally has a release date. The latest from the developer of the excellent Thirty Flights of Loving and Gravity Bone is coming out July 25 here and on Steam....   read

 
 
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Project: B adds tripping to Super Smash Bros. Melee

A couple years ago, I wrote about why I like tripping in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, (reviewed here for Destructoid by Battleborn writer Aaron Linde), and people really seemed to care about what I had to say. The post apparently got so b...   read

 
 
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U mod hopes to make the game more competitive

For those of you into competitive Super Smash Bros. you're probably familiar with the Project M mod for Brawl that made the game a lot closer to the GameCube's Melee. Now there is a mod for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U th...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls III told him he could become anything so he became an AC-130

At first I was disappointed that this hacker didn't actually replace their character model with an AC-130 gunship. But it's almost more heartwarming to see how aspirational their quest to become a warplane is within their means, within the...   read

 
 
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Someone's already figured out how to play Oculus games on the Vive

Someone has figured out how to play Oculus Rift exclusive games with the HTC Vive hardware. According to Redditor CrossVR, Oculus Dreamdeck and Lucky’s Tale are seemingly available to download from the Oculus Store and - with a little...   read

 
 
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New 3DS hack enables wireless video streaming

Capturing video from a 3DS is cumbersome. It requires a physical mod to be installed onto your console, costing a ton of money as well voiding your warranty to hell and back. Who has the time for that? That's why Reddit user Yangumasuta is ...   read

 
 
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Prankster gets paint drying simulator on Steam

A lot of shovelware makes it onto to Steam, but Watch Pain Dry, a game literally about watching paint dry, seemed a bit over the line. In fact, that was the point. Watch Paint Dry was never designed to be a real game, an art project, or eve...   read

 
 
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This Super Metroid hack is a pseudo-remake of Metroid Fusion

We don't know much about what's in store for the future of Metroid. Sure, Federation Force is coming (and I begrudgingly shaved a Metroid into the back of my head when it was announced), but I'm hungry for another side-scroller or firs...   read

 
 
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Pokemon on PlayStation? With hacks, anything is possible!

Hacking group "Fail0verflow" -- the same group that hacked the PS3 five years ago -- has taken advantage of an exploit in the PlayStation 4 to start messing about under its knickers, which is to say I myself know little about hacking and i...   read

 
 
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Valve says around 77,000 Steam accounts are hacked each month

There's a real problem concerning Steam account security. For years, hackers have targeted Steam users to gain unauthorized access to their accounts and clear out their inventory of items. It's a familiar story, but it's an ever-growing one...   read

 
 


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