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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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'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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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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Xbox Live hacking is a very real problem

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 comments and emails se...

 
 
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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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93,000 PSN accounts compromised in attempted attack

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, and while no seri...

 
 
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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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EA tweaks Origin EULA, makes it sound less like spyware

Following the righteous fury of a thousand angry Reddit users, Electronic Arts has tweaked the EULA for its Origin service, toning down the language used in order to make it sound less like glorified spyware that gives EA the right to mine ...

 
 




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Considering getting a PS2 Slim (a white SCPH-79001 model - I love white consoles!) and running ISOs from a network Anyone have any experience with this? Should I wait and see what the PS5 does for BC?

 
Seymour

Would anyone be interested in a Switch accessories review video from me?I already owned a couple, but I ordered several more last night because I was flabbergasted at all the cool shit people are making for what is becoming my favorite console!

 
RiffRaff

Been really hooked on Slay the Spire this First card video game I like! Messed with Hand of Fate 2 as well, seems pretty fun! And Ive been playing Gungeon again (so good on Guess the rougelite bug has bitten me

 
Sam van der Meer

Holy MOLY Im late to finally watching this but I NEED THIS GAME FU = ET, and the whole thing is just like Adult Swim acid madness by way of Sudas Hoping for dirty corporate commentary and goons to Oh my GOD!

 
mullon

The number of glitches in XCOM 2 disgusts

 
absolutfreak

Now that Ive nailed my most recent white whale (Nuclear Throne), its time to focus on another Ive not I need to remedy the blasphemy of not having completed Doom

 
Kristaps

Escaping Area 86!

 
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