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Hacker exploits Ubisoft website to swipe user data

A hacker — or possibly multiple cybercriminals– cracked one of Ubisoft’s websites to gain access to user data, according to the publisher.<p>“We recently found that one of our websites was exploited to gain unauthorized access to some of our online systems,” reads a statement from Ubisoft. “We …

Splitmo’s Poker Night TV Offers A Perfect Use Case For Apple TV As A Gaming Device

The Apple TV is already a game console, in case you didn’t know, and a new app from independent developer and AirPlay-focused startup Splitmo shows why. The company has just released Poker Night TV, its second app and first game, which uses AirPlay and the Apple TV to let up to eight players join …

'Quake III Arena' Bots Reportedly Stop Fighting After 4-Year Match

The story goes something like this:<p>A gamer sets up a bot-vs-bot match on his Quake III Arena server and lets the match run to see how the bots will adapt over a long period of time. The bot AI (artificial intelligence) in Quake III Arena is designed to adapt to new scenarios and situations but …

'Legends Of Gaming': Jovenshire And More Are In A New Gaming Show, And It Looks Awesome

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Pokémon Go<p>Sure, the game has quickly eaten society. But it's helping us see the world …

Rumor: Windows Chief To Lead Xbox Development

by Brett Jenkins Wednesday, July 03, 2013 at 06:40 AM<p>Great move! Windows 8 was so successful! *lots of sarcasm*<p>by Zachary Pligge Wednesday, July 03, …

MechWarrior Online crosses 1 million registered players — version 1.0 coming in September

Giant robots are always hip, and today MechWarrior Online publisher Infinite Game Publishing provided more evidence to support that claim.<p>More than 1.1 million players have registered to play the game during its open-beta phase, according to IGP. During that time, those robot warriors played a …

Xbox Live's new reputation system matches jerks with jerks

Microsoft is beefing up its Xbox Live reputation tools to make the online community friendlier for Xbox One players. The current system lets players …

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Report: Microsoft planning Gamescom press conference (update)

According to CVG, Microsoft is planning a full press conference at Gamescom in August, a step the company hasn't taken since 2005.<p>The report cites unnamed sources and says that "organizers and third party" studios have been notified of the plans for an hour-long conference based on Xbox One. While …

Microsoft opens public beta for next Xbox 360 dashboard update, kills Points system

Microsoft is opening up a public beta for its next Xbox 360 dashboard update. Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) posted details of the beta on Friday, noting that the update will include performance updates and the ability to use currency instead of Microsoft Points. Testers will be able to sign up to the …

Broforce devs talk female heroes, 80s action appeal and cultural sensitivity to games

<i>Broforce</i>, long before the explosions and shark wrestling, began with director Evan Greenwood's deep desire to create an action-packed cooperative game.<p>"We wanted to make a game that you would play with your friends, a local co-op game, and we wanted to make a game about a guy called Rambro — a …

Pachter warns Wii U will finish a 'distant third' behind PS4 and Xbox One

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has spoken about how he believes Nintendo's Wii U will be unable to compete with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and declared that Nintendo's home console will finish a "distant third in this console race."<p>"Nintendo's in trouble right now," said Pachter in an …

How IRON MAN 3 Should Have Ended - Hilarious Animated Video

Shipwreck in Baltic Sea? A UFO? Mystery to Treasure Hunters

They know they're onto something big. If only they knew what that something was.<p>A group of treasure hunters based in Stockholm, using sonar, has …

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One platform: how the Xbox One could change everything at Microsoft

More than a box, a key to your home<p>Now that the dust has settled following Microsoft's unveiling of its Xbox One, all that remain are questions over the future of the console and the platform that underpins it. How do used games work? How does the online requirement work? What's the future of indie …

Can Anyone Learn To Be A Master Memorizer?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Memory Games.<p><b>About Joshua Foer's TEDTalk</b><p>Some people can memorize thousands of numbers, the names of dozens of strangers or the precise order of cards in a shuffled deck. Science writer and U.S. Memory Champion Joshua Foer shows how anyone can become a memory …

New Wireless Electronics Could Heal Wounds and Then Dissolve

Nestled inside a wound, a remote-controlled device perks up and begins releasing bacteria-killing heat, a form of thermal therapy that can fell even …

This is what a $150 Grand Theft Auto V: Collector's Edition looks like

Grand Theft Auto V is only a few months away from release. In September, we will get the chance to head to Los Santos for all the car-jacking fun we could ask for.<p>Today, developer Rockstar revealed that you don’t have to pay just $60 for Grand Theft Auto V. For $80, you can grab a Special Edition …

New-generation Kinect for Windows coming next year

Kinect for Windows coming 2014<p>Microsoft is currently developing a new-generation Kinect sensor for Windows that is set to release next year, according to the director of Kinect for Windows, Bob Heddle.<p>Posting to the official Kinect for Windows Blog, Heddle announced that a new Kinect for Windows …

Alan Wake will return 'when the time is right'

The Alan Wake series will return "when the time is right," developer Remedy Entertainment has said. In a new video, creative director Sam Lake explained that despite attempts to make a full-on sequel, things never worked out.<p>"After the first game, we worked hard to make the sequel happen. But you …

Mirror's Edge 2 spotted on Amazon

'<p>[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, an Electronic Arts representative issued a statement to GameSpot on the matter.<p>"We appreciate fan enthusiasm for Mirror’s Edge, especially fans throughout the retail channel. This is not official EA material. We have nothing to announce at this …

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD hits iOS May 30

<i>Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy HD</i>, the iOS version of the first three games in the investigative series, will arrive on iOS next Thursday, May 30, according to a post on Capcom Unity.<p>The first two cases of the first game will be free. Players who enjoy the courtroom drama can then unlock the …

Forza Motorsport 5 review

On paper, Forza Motorsport 5 is a massive disappointment. Its car roster has been halved, leaving a paltry 200-odd to Forza 4’s 500-plus, and its …

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7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Microsoft Xbox 360 does not infringe Motorola patents, rules ITC

The International Trade Commission has ruled that Microsoft did not infringe upon any Motorola Mobility patents with the Xbox 360. The decision represents the end of an investigation that stretches back to 2010. Motorola Mobility contended that Microsoft had infringed upon several of its patents …

Xbox Live not hacked

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Microsoft confirmed with GameSpot that Xbox Live has not been hacked.<p>"Xbox Live has not been hacked," a company representative said. "Microsoft can confirm that there has been no breach to the security of our Xbox Live service."<p><i>The original story</i> …

PSA: Xbox Live was not hacked today

Earlier tonight, a hacker named Reckz0r claimed that he hacked Xbox Live. Reckz0r posted a list of emails and passwords online supposedly from Xbox Live users. That isn’t the case.<p>We contacted Microsoft and the company assured us that it is aware of the hacking claims and that they are completely …