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Hackers charged with Xbox One, Valve, Call of Duty data theft

The United States has charged four members of an international hacking ring with stealing up to $200 million in intellectual property and other data from Microsoft, Epic Games, Valve, Zombie Studios and the US Army. The hackers are charged with stealing software related to Xbox Live, Xbox One, Call...

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Light sneaks to Steam, on sale this week

Just a Pixel's simple, stealthy game, Light, is now available on Steam. It is among the first to be published by Worms series developer Team17 in nearly two decades, a feat that Team17 first announced in November. In Light, Players guide a square icon through a blueprint-like overhead view of a ...

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Double Fine's Hack 'n' Slash gearing up for Early Access soon

Double Fine's Hack 'n' Slash, the developer's code-breaking puzzler, is "just weeks away" from its release on Steam Early Access, the Broken Age and Psychonauts developer announced. The game is in development for PC, Mac and Linux and will cost $14.99. The developer also issued a funky new traile...

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Cheaters prosper in Double Fine's puzzler Hack 'n' Slash

Double Fine has announced a new hacking-themed puzzle game called Hack 'n' Slash, due in the first half of 2014 for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam. Hack 'N' Slash started out as an idea during Amnesia Fortnight, Double Fine's internal game jam, and was then chosen by the public to become a fully-rea...

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Four Lulzsec hackers convicted in Britain

Confirmed Lulzsec members Ryan Cleary, Jake Davis, Mustafa al-Bassam and Ryan Ackroyd have been sentenced for their part in the great hack of 2011, which saw Lulzsec targeting notable companies such as Sony, EA and Nintendo. The four were initially charged nearly a year ago. Davis, as leader, wa...

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Watch Dogs getting hacking feedback from security firm Kaspersky Lab

Ubisoft Montreal is soliciting feedback on hacking as it is depicted in Watch Dogs, a contemporary action game in which the protagonist exploits interconnected computer networks through his smartphone. Senior Producer Dominic Guay told Joystiq about the developer's work with Kaspersky Lab, the inte...

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'Project Unity' is 15 fully-functional consoles in one giant box

Constructed by evil genius/mad scientist/hardware hacker Bacteria, Project Unity is a single, unified gaming console that can play Sega Master System, Neo Geo MVS, GameCube, Dreamcast, Saturn, Intellivision, Colecovision, Atari 7800, Turbografx 16, PS1/PS2, Mega Drive, NES, Super NES, Game Boy Adv...

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'High profile' Microsoft employees' XBL accounts hacked through social engineering

Certain unnamed Microsoft employees have been targeted by Xbox Live hackers, The Verge reports. The exact methodology is unclear (for good reason!) but it involves obtaining the targets' Social Security numbers – which are not used by Xbox Live – and using that information to get inform...

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Origin exploit uses hyperlinks to run malicious code remotely

Security research firm ReVuln has discovered a fairly simple way (in theory, at least) for unscrupulous folks and their hacking machines to execute malicious code on your computer, by way of EA's Origin platform. The exploit takes advantage of Origin's uniform resource identifier -- the protocol th...

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Wii U user stumbles into 'mock up' debug menu, Nintendo removes access

Nintendo is playing down reports of a Wii U owner accidentally hacking into Miiverse's debug interface, the company saying he only accessed a prototype. Nintendo released a statement to GamesIndustry International which says what the user found was "a mock up menu," and that it is now removed and i...

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