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Swatting

Troll gone wrong: Suspected swatter arrested

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 get police to co...   read

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

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 would undoubtedly ...   read

 
 
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PSN outage
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Sony: PlayStation Network slowly restoring service

[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 network connectivi...   read

 
 
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PSN and XBLA

Report: PSN and Xbox Live down after DDoS attack

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 that this "downti...   read

 
 
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Wii U
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Old news: The Wii U can play GameCube games

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 Mario Sunshine wo...   read

 
 
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Stop. Just. Stop.

DDoS attackers now tied to Xbox Live outages

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 problem a...   read

 
 
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Way over the line

Sony Online boss' flight diverted by bomb threat

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 confirmed his San D...   read

 
 
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DDoS Attack

DDoS attack on Sony servers?

[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 started having...   read

 
 
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Waluigi
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Even Zelda: Ocarina of Time is better with Waluigi

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 could have fallen...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart
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These first Mario Kart 8 hacks are pretty benign

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 demonstration in thi...   read

 
 
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Watch Dogs

The Art of Watch Dogs nails the modern cyberpunk aesthetic

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 but Ubisoft has ...   read

 
 
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HackZ

DayZ developer's servers hacked, source code possibly stolen

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 files and their met...   read

 
 
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Watch Dogs preview

Seven things I loved about playing Watch Dogs

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. At all. It's no...   read

 
 
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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 father's account. ...   read

 
 
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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 entertain myse...   read

 
 
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Disrupt
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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, it's easy to ...   read

 
 
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GamePad
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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 Legend of Zelda: ...   read

 
 
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Hackers

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 nefarious. Accordin...   read

 
 
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PS4 controller for the PC

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 seem to only wo...   read

 
 
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FFVII

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 imagination and technica...   read

 
 
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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 Colored Gaming hack...   read

 
 
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Quadrilateral Cowboy
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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 Brendon Chung's ...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft hacked

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 unauthorized ac...   read

 
 
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Newer SMB Wii
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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. But don't fee...   read

 
 
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EVE DDoS attack

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 logging into the game...   read

 
 
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Josh is a PC gamer. He can usually be found flying around in EVE Online. He's been known to enjoy playing role-playing games like Dragon Age: Origins, Skyrim, and Planescape Torment. He starte...

 


 


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Just learned Capcom may be being Monster Hunter Frontier G west to PS3, PS4 and This is the online only version with a subscription fee, though, and none of the cool stuff in MH4U and

 
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