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League of Legends hacker made $1000 a day

Last year, Shane “Jason” Duffy had his house raided by the Australian cybercrime unit for repeatedly hacking Riot’s popular MOBA, League of Legends. Duffy managed to stay out of jail on bail but it turns out that during this time, his hacks were earning him $1000 a day. How did he pull …

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ISP’s launch weak four-strike anti piracy initiative

UK based Internet service providers have teamed up with representatives from the entertainment industry to send out alerts to those suspected of piracy. The scheme operates on the assumption that you don’t actually know that file sharing copyrighted works is illegal. ISP’s will be allowed to send up to four …

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Dota 2 International grand finals match up decided

The International Dota 2 championship tournament is finally coming to an end. We’ve had two weeks of single matches, eliminations and the final bracket but it all comes down to this- the grand final will see NewBee, the comeback kids of the tournament,  face off against ViCi Gaming. Newbee managed …

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Pirate Bay traffic has doubled despite ISP blocks

Certain Internet providers around the world have been ordered to block The Pirate Bay in some countries and so far, media groups have claimed that these blocks are effective and sufficient enough to deter piracy. However, new statistics are suggesting otherwise as it turns out that TPB’s traffic has doubled since …

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Two more special edition PS4’s announced for Japan

Sony has announced two more special edition Playstation 4 consoles for Japan. In addition to the recently announced Frozen themed console, Japanese buyers will also be able to get a Destiny themed white PS4 or a black ‘The Last of Us’ themed console. The white, Destiny themed console looks similar …

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Microsoft shutting down Xbox Entertainment Studios

Microsoft’s original programming plans have been cut short as it has been revealed that Xbox Entertainment Studios will be shutting down as part of the mass job cuts taking place at the company. The studio was in charge of the upcoming live action Halo projects and the Atari E.T landfill documentary. …

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Microsoft set to cut 18,000 jobs by March 31st 2015

Microsoft has officially announced its plan to cut 18,000 jobs by the 31st of March next year. However, it’s the company’s recently acquired Nokia device and services division that will be hit the hardest, receiving around 12,500 of the overall job cuts. The mass job cuts were announced by Microsoft …

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US Xbox One sales doubled in June

Microsoft’s decision to sell a cheaper, Kinecless Xbox One bundle is already paying off as US sales of the console actually doubled in June. The jump in sales could also be partially attributed to the holiday lineup of games announced at E3,  including The Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive. …

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A former dictator is suing Activision

Manuel Noriega, a former Panamanian dictator is suing Activision over his likeness being used in Call of Duty Black Ops 2, the latest game in the series to be developed by Treyarch. The case is similar to that of Lindsey Lohan suing Rockstar over her likeness being used in Grand Theft …

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Google announces Project Zero

Google has put together a new security team to find and fix the Internet’s most destructive bugs before hackers have a chance to exploit them, the company announced in a security blog post. Google is one of the largest online businesses in the world, which makes it a prime target …

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Check out this Oculus Rift lightsaber simulator

Most Star Wars fans have dreamt of wielding a lightsaber at one point or another and now thanks to the Oculus Rift- you actually can. Using some Optitrack sensors, and an Oculus Rift DK1, Benjamin Teitler was able to create a lightsaber training simulator from scratch. In the video you can see …

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Sony might be looking to revive old franchises

Sony might be looking to revive old Playstation franchises such as Crash Bandicoot, Spyro and even Jak and Daxter in an effort to return to the brand’s roots. Sony Computer Entertainment President and group CEO, Andrew House, hinted at possible character revivals in an interview with The Telegraph: “In concept, it …

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Google to start sending out Project Ara hardware this month

Google’s modular phone project is well underway as the company has announced plans to start sending out Project Ara hardware to developers this month. The company has previously stated that it hopes to have a finished product out on the market during the first quarter of 2015, meaning that this time …

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Homefront: The Revolution Director leaves Crytek

It looks like the situation over at Crytek isn’t getting any better as it has been reported that the Director for Homefront: The Revolution has left the company. This follows on from recent reports of unpaid wages, employees leaving and others just not showing up to work at all anymore. …

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Watch Dogs has shipped 8 million units

It looks like Ubisoft’s investment in Watch Dogs is paying off as the publisher has confirmed some highly impressive sales figures. While Watch Dogs isn’t the fastest or highest selling game in the world, it has managed to shift 8 million units in just six weeks, which is very good- …

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Apparently Dungeon Keeper ‘innovated too much’

EA’s mobile version of Dungeon Keeper didn’t fail because it was bad or because it tried to force gamers in to spending money on gems, it failed because it “innovated too much”, at least that’s how EA Mobile boss, Frank Gibeau, sees it. Speaking with Games Industry, Frank Gibeau explained that EA …

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You can now control Google Glass with your mind

One of the drawbacks to Google Glass was having to talk to it, voice commands are often seen as a gimmick rather than a useful feature. Luckily, an app has been released that will allow Glass owners to issue commands through brain waves instead. The app is called MindRDR, it …

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Samsung profits drop 25 per cent this quarter

It looks like Samsung could be losing its grip on the Android phone market as the Korean device maker warns investors that profits have dipped by 25 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 due to low demand for its Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone. A couple of weeks ago …

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Titanfall Frontier’s Edge DLC announced

Titanfall’s second map pack is on the way, it’s called Frontier’s Edge and will take the battle to new settings including a mining outpost, a beach, and a dig site. If you brought the game’s season pass then you will get access to these new maps straight away once they …

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