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Teenage Minecraft player admits to orchestrating three swattings

A 13-year-old boy confessed to the police that he initiated three separate instances of swatting across two states, reports Ars Technica.<p>The teenager, whose name has not been released because of his age, swatted a teacher and a classmate in Ventura County, California, according to the county's …

The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.<p>In mid-September, while President Obama was fending …

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

Why we fight: Inside Shack Tactical, the elite military simulation group

Flying low above a pine forest, the two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters suddenly broke formation. From my seat at the open door, the view tipped straight down for a moment before we leveled off. In the distance, backlit by a sky purpling with the dawn, I could see Alpha squad beginning to descend, …

Here's how to find Destiny's 'Loot Cave' and plunder it for endless riches

<b>Update 2</b>: There's already a new loot cave, and it's actually easier to mine than the first.<p><b>Update:</b> All good things must come to an end. Bungie has shut down the loot cave, saying that "shooting at a black hole for hours on end isn't our dream for how Destiny is played. Our hope is that social …

Payday 2's upcoming add-on pack is an homage to Battlefield

Battlefield seems to be going a little Payday with it's next installment, <i>Hardline</i>, so it's only fair that <i>Payday 2</i> would go a little Battlefield in its latest bit of DLC.<p>The Gage Assault Pack is a collection of four weapons, 28 mods, four melee weapons, four masks, four materials, four patterns and …

Google Maps Goes to Mars (Sort Of) With Destiny Videogame Tie-Up

That marketing stunt came from the moon!<p>In July, a game delay was announced via animated GIF. In August, the creators of Fruit Ninja finally gave their blessing to a “real-life” viral video. And just two days into September, here’s another neat Internet-y marketing play: A mashup of Google Maps and …

Madden Fan Drops $95 On Ultimate Team, Interrogated By Wife During Livestream

by Shellman Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 09:46 AM<p>Hmmm.. If this is even real I must start off by saying, this is one reason why microtransactions in …