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Call of Duty-free: PR managers sentenced for siphoning thousands

Everything in moderation, dear. The Daily Mail reports Activision UK public relations executive Kathryn Kirton has admitted to stealing £18,963 ($29,000). Her co-defendant, Jamie Kaye, who worked for third-party firm Frank PR, admitted to taking £5,000 ($7,600). The thefts occurred back...

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Thieves steal 7,000 Wiis from a warehouse in Seattle [Update]

In the dead of night between Saturday and Sunday, thieves stole 7,000 Wiis from a Seattle Air Cargo warehouse, Seattle PI reported. The thieves made off with 7,000 consoles, two 53-foot trailers and a box van from the warehouse, for an estimated haul of $2 million. The King County Sheriff's Office...

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EA and Origin plug up unintended game giveaway

EA hosted a survey this past weekend that, when finished, awarded a nice prize: A code to download one free game, under $20, on the company's digital distribution site Origin. Just a few things went wrong, however. It turns out the codes distributed weren't matched up to a specific Origin account;...

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Capcom confirms Polish copies of Resident Evil 6 stolen

Capcom has stated the recent sale of Resident Evil 6 before its launch date in Poland is an "unfortunate incident" involving stolen goods. The publisher told Eurogamer that the situation is "limited to a small quantity of stolen copies of the German USK PlayStation 3 version of the game." The...

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Early builds of Divinity games stolen from Gamescom

Two PCs holding early builds of Divinity: Dragon Commander and Divinity: Original Sin have been stolen from Larian Studios' booth at Gamescom, possibly by jerks. Larian sent a press release out, seeking information on the whereabouts of the PCs and the alleged jerks who did it. To that end, the...

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Torchlight art found in iOS MMO; MMO dev denies theft against strong evidence

Art assets from Runic Games' Torchlight franchise bear more than a passing resemblance to those used in iOS MMO Armed Heroes Online, from Chinese developer Entertainment Game Labs ("EGLS"). And Runic Games head Travis Baldree is calling foul, taking to Twitter this week to say, "So, wow - this game...

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NerdHeist 2011: Razer Blade prototypes stolen from Razer R&D

After what we can only imagine was an exciting and Hollywood worthy laser-grid-circumnavigating vault heist, two experimental Blade prototypes have been stolen from a Razer research and development laboratory in the San Francisco bay area, according to a Facebook post made by Razer CEO Min-Liang...

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Microsoft issues Xbox Live bans for 'Marketplace theft'

It's not uncommon for Microsoft to unleash the Xbox Live banhammer once every few months. Rounds of banning are generally conducted for typical reasons -- piracy, cheating and the like -- but this ban session is a little different. We've received several tips on the matter, and Microsoft has...

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EVE Online gambling group robbed of 125 billion ISK and a friend

Much of EVE Online's MMO gameplay is governed by the in-game economy, and whenever you've got large amounts of virtual money (ISK, in EVE's terms) passed around, you're going to have a little theft from time to time. It happened again just recently, when a group of players called Somer.Blink (named...

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Super Street Fighter IV 'Fight Club' event had its highs and lows

Capcom's recent promotional get-together for its upcoming renovated fighting game, Super Street Fighter IV, was chock-full of exciting moments for die-hard fans of the series. The pinnacle moment of the "Fight Club" event was, undoubtedly, the final showdown between Street Fighter legends Daigo...

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