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Kickstarter accounts hacked, password reset suggested

Kickstarter accounts were hacked Wednesday night, the crowdfunding service website has announced. While Kickstarter claims no credit card data was accessed and that only two accounts had unauthorized activity, management (and good sense) suggests you change your passwords as soon as possible. "W...

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EA tweet was 'unauthorized,' no new NBA Jam announcements

A tweet teasing a new entry in basketball series NBA Jam came from unauthorized use of the account, EA has told Joystiq. "Yesterday, there was unauthorized use of the @nbajam Twitter handle," an EA representative said. "We do not have any announcements to make about NBA Jam at this time." The tw...

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Archaic firmware allows hackers to crack 3DS region lock

A new trick allows 3DS owners to negate the region lock Nintendo has installed in the handheld - assuming they haven't updated their 3DS' system software in months. The crux of this hack relies on old 3DS firmware, specifically firmware revisions 4.1 to 4.5. Those firmware numbers are at least n...

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How to reverse engineer a Wii U GamePad for PC streaming

PC gamers, have you ever looked down at the mouse and keyboard in your hands and said to yourself (dramatically, with a single tear of regret rolling down your cheek), "no, this will not do"? Well, how about hacking a Wii U GamePad to stream games from said PC? A team of hackers and emulator d...

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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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Pokémaniac builds automatic shiny finder for 3DS, deserves all the rare candies

One of the aspects of Nintendo's Pokemon series that keeps players hooked is the occasional appearance of shiny creatures, or ultra-rare Pokemon that have a different color than usual. The odds of running into a shiny wild Pokemon in Pokemon X and Y are reportedly 1 in 8,192 battles, though craft...

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Report: Hacker leaks three new Pokemon, two new Mega Evolutions

A wild hacker appears! It uses Modify Code! It's super effective! Kotaku reports a hacker has discovered three normally unobtainable Pokemon hidden away in the game's code. The new Pokemon are Volcanion, Diancie and Hoopa, which are pictured above, in that order. While not officially confirmed by N...

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'Possible' loss of user information in Crytek security breach

Crytek took down four of its websites due to "suspicious activity" over the weekend. According to a statement from Crytek, the security breach "may have resulted in some users' login data being compromised." "Although it is uncertain whether the incident led to the copying and decryption of emai...

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Paperdude VR rides into the neighborhood with Oculus Rift, Kinect

Globacore, a creative technology company specializing in large multi-touch displays, has come up with an interesting marriage of Kinect and Oculus Rift. Dubbed Paperdude VR, this work-in-progress is a first-person homage to Atari's 1984 classic, Paperboy. As demonstrated in the video above, a ...

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Konami ID portal breached, change your password

On July 8, Konami discovered numerous access errors through its Konami ID portal site and subsequently commissioned a report. Over 35,252 successful unauthorized logins were uncovered out of nearly four million attempts to gain access – similar to the Club Nintendo Japan hacks reported last w...

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