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Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole 12 Billion Times Size of the Sun

Astronomers say they have have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow. Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big Bang. But with measurements indicating it is 12 billion times the size of the sun, the black hole …

Black Holes

GTA 5 Online: Leaked Heists DLC character models and gameplay details revealed

Avid GTA 5 gamers are in for some exciting news, as renowned YouTuber, DomisLive (aka Dom), walks us through the leaked description of character …

Five Things I Didn’t Get About Making Video Games (Until I Did It)

Before I joined Gearbox Software, I worked at <i>Destructoid</i> as a features editor. I worked there from 2006 to 2010 and specialized in highlighting indie …

SWAT Team Raids Gamer In Front Of 60,000 Viewers, Guns Held To Brothers’ Heads

Headphones worn by a gamer while playing <i>Clash of Clans</i> and <i>Runescape</i> for almost 60,000 live streaming followers prevented him from hearing 10 armed …

Twitch wants you to watch developers build their games

You can play games on Twitch. You can watch people play games on Twitch. You can watch fish play games on Twitch. You can watch people write news reports on Twitch. And now, there's a section where you can watch people make games on Twitch. A new "Game Development" category features people who are …

Destiny's 'Queen's Wrath' event is live, here's how to get some new legendaries

<i>Destiny</i>'s first timed event — a package of new bounties, quests and rare loot titled <i>The Queen's Wrath</i> — kicked off this morning, and will continue until October 6. Guardians who are sufficiently geared up can take on challenges to curry favor with a new faction, and purchase and find new legendary …

Snowden asks hackers to protect whistleblowers

Two of America's most famous government whistleblowers made a plea to hackers: Help future insiders secretly expose wrongdoing.<p>Daniel Ellsberg, who famously released the Pentagon Papers, and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden spoke to a packed crowd of computer experts on Saturday at the Hackers …

Wi-Fi flaw gives up your password

Some popular home Wi-Fi routers use dumb computer chips that let hackers steal your password with a single try.<p>Swiss security researcher Dominique Bongard said many popular routers' computer chips use a "random number generator" intended to safeguard your password -- but it turns out those "random" …

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank …

Google’s 'Security Princess' Leads A Team Of Hackers Paid To Think Like Criminals

Tabriz is one of the more than 250 Google security engineers responsible for protecting our user data and the company's infrastructure. In an excellent Elle profile, Tabriz told reporter Clare Malone that she chose the title before a trip to Japan, because she wanted to one-up the "hired hacker" …

How To Save Your Mice in MouseCraft - IGN Video

Leah and Meghan play a few levels of the scientific puzzler and create a stage in the level editor.

Elder Scrolls Online fans will have plenty to do at QuakeCon 2014

<i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> will have a large presence at QuakeCon 2014, including a panel and multi-day tournaments, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced yesterday.<p>The festivities will begin on Thursday, July 17, the first day of the show, with a PvP tournament from noon to 1 p.m. CT at the <i>Elder</i> …

Pokemon World – Free Fan-made Pokemon Game Powered By CRYENGINE – Alpha Video Released | DSOGaming | The Dark Side Of Gaming

YouTube’s member ’18T220′ is currently working on a Pokemon game that will be powered by Crytek’s engine and will be released for free. While this …

Pokémon

Sony Considering Steam-Style 'Early Access' For PS4

Valve’s Steam has experimented with a controversial practice known as “Early Access” as of late, allowing developers to sell unfinished games in order to acquire additional funding while receiving player feedback and bug reports. Now, Sony says they’re considering a similar program for PS4.<p>Speaking …