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Hackaday's custom Portal gun levitates a Companion Cube

Sure, everyone and their mother has made a custom Portal gun at this point, but the fine folks at Hackaday have raised the bar into the stratosphere. The floating Companion Cube effect was accomplished by ripping out the magnets in a floating globe, and the cube itself was created to proper size...

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World of Warcraft cities become insta-deathtraps, hacker suspected

Entire cities of players and NPCs in World of Warcraft are being wiped out in a solitary blow, WoW Insider reports. The death traps began on European servers, in the cities of Ogrimmar and Stormwind, and have since spread to Tarren Mill, Ragnaros, Draenor, Twisting Nether and other realms, and...

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 DLC characters found on Xbox 360 disc

Some dataminers have apparently discovered extra hidden characters on the Xbox 360 game disc for Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Sorry, still no Gon to be seen, but discovered fighters include that old coot Dr. Bosconovitch, original Tekken Tag Tournament boss character Unknown, a skinny version of Bob,...

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Vita homebrew hack under way, won't allow users to pirate retail games

Homebrew developers without access to a PlayStation Vita development kit may have something to look forward to, as independent developer Yifan Lu has purportedly found an exploit that allows retail systems to run native, homebrewed Vita code. Lu is seeking other developers to help with the project,...

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Anonymous: PSN hacked again, 10 million accounts at risk [update: Perhaps not]

A tweet by hacker group Anonymous links out to a document titled "Sony Hacked (LEAK) Playstation Network Pwned," containing a list of email addresses and what appears to be hashed passwords. The hacker claims to have about 50 gigabytes of information beyond what's in the document, and about 10...

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The best way to play Angry Birds is with this custom USB controller

While Angry Birds is mostly "been there, done that" at this point in time, we've got to give it up to the setup seen above. The custom "Super Angry Birds" controller above is a complicated USB mod using wood and gyros. Hacks were definitely involved. You adjust trajectory using the wooden sling,...

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Dual-analog N64 controller hacked together for Star Wars Episode I: Racer, GoldenEye

If you're like YouTube user "2010clarky," you probably wish you had two analog sticks for some Nintendo 64 games. Well unlike you, 2010clarky modded a slick N64 controller that features two analog sticks in order to play Star Wars Episode I Racer and GoldenEye 007. The result is pretty excellent....

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Modded Sega Genesis does what Nintendon't: administers electric shocks

Dyak and Furrtek, for reasons unknown, decided to mod a Sega Genesis with parts of a shock collar meant for dogs. The result is the Genezap, which delivers an electric charge of a modifiable intensity whenever the player takes damage in Sonic, Mega Bomberman, or other games. They did this on...

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Microsoft: Xbox Live security strengthened, sneakily started with spring update

Despite Microsoft working to ensure the security of its Xbox Live network, the company has encouraged users to check their security information and update their passwords in a community blog post today. It's a cruel (virtual) world out there, folks. It's all part of new security measures that...

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Today's old car junk is tomorrow's video game controller

Every unused car part you have is basically living in your place, rent free. Did you know that? How do we keep letting this junk get away with that? Well, here's an idea: turn that lazy junk into working video game hardware. Jason Torchinsky did just that, using an old power seat controller from an...

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