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PSA: The iPhone cannot play Xbox 360 software

Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourself: the iPhone cannot play Xbox 360 games. We know, we were surprised too. Wait, no we weren't. That's why the latest YouTube video making the rounds is so hilariously stupid. YouTube vagabond onlywhenpissed claims a crack he created allows gamers to play Halo 3...

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$35 PS3 site is (obviously) too good to be true

For some reason, some people are quick to fall into deals that are simply too good to be true. PS3 owners were recently hit by a weak "Home Beta Injector" scam, which attempted to steal PSN information from hapless victims. Another scheme has been investigated by the LA Times: a ring of sites that...

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Just say 'no' to Home Beta Injector scam

Defender of the PS3 nation, PS3 Fanboy, has put the kibosh on a nasty little scam capitalizing on PS3 fans desire to get into the latest wave of the PlayStation Home beta. Sony's ninja-like lawyers are already stealthily shutting down the "PlayStation Home Beta Injector Blog," which promised...

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Beware of the Home Beta Injector scam

Click to enlarge image. We want to nip this one before it becomes a widespread problem. A program calling itself the "Home Beta Injector" will supposedly generate a redemption code for the Home beta by simply inputting a valid PSN e-mail address and password. Sound too good to be true? Of course...

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Singapore shop tricks woman into paying $1000 for PSP

Take this following story as a lesson on why you should be an educated shopper and do research before you head into a store. A 41 year old Singaporean woman went shopping for a new PSP at a Lucky Plaza shop. She met a courteous and helpful assistant who directed her to a Black PSP system. There are...

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Alert! Microsoft Points scam sweeps Xbox Live

While every major company in the world attempts to bang into your head that they will never ask for your account information sometimes people don't listen. Unfortunately a scam, which appears to have been around for some time, promises free Microsoft points when you log into your .net Passport...

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Dreamcast.com converted into phishing scam, Sega warns

"Do you still own a Dreamcast?" asks dreamcast.com. By all appearances, the supposed official site of Sega's cherished console has received a legitimate update, exciting loyalists that have been anticipating the system's 10-year anniversary later this year. By clicking on the question, visitors...

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Rent-to-own a Wii for almost 4 times its worth

The Consumerist has a very interesting story about a complete ripoff scam store promotion from Kelly's. Apparently, they lease out Wii consoles, allowing you to pay off the thing in monthly payments of only $79.99. This means that after 12 months, when everything is said and done and you now own...

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E-mail phishers targeting Xbox Live accounts

Stealing your bank account or credit card information is one thing, but now e-mail phishers are going after something truly important: Your Xbox Live account. Xbox.com forum-goer Whagi reports on an e-mail he received, purportedly from Xbox Support, announcing new features on his Xbox Live account....

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Beware the game funding credit trap

As game journalists, we here at Joystiq get a lot of press releases. As Americans over the age of 18, we get a lot of credit card offers disguised as once-in-a-lifetime deals. Rarely do we get both at the same time. Enter PeachDirect, a direct marketer that today issued a press release pimping out...

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