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  • Blog Post: Killzone: Shadow Fall's First Major Multiplayer Expansion Releases Today

    The first major multiplayer expansion pack for Killzone: Shadow Fall has released today. A post on the PlayStation.Blog by Poria Torkan, producer at Guerrilla Games, has detailed the numerous updates players can expect. Shadow Fall's multiplayer is getting a new class, the insurgent, with two unique... More
  • Blog Post: Extra Life Website Suffers DDoS Attack, Now Back Online

    Update: The Extra Life website is back online. After suffering a DDoS attack this morning, the Extra Life website is online and functioning again. It might not be back up for everyone, but it should be soon. The following message was sent to Extra Life registrants who were alerted of the attack of the... More
  • Blog Post: Fan Created Game Bringing Portal To DS

    GBATemp forum users Smealum and Lobo are hard at work building an original Portal game, Aperture Science, for the DS starring Rattman. If you're unfamiliar with Portal lore, Rattman is best known as the man who wrote "The cake is lie," all over the walls of Aperture's laboratories.... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Harmonix Server Back Online After Hack

    Update: After a hack last week, Harmonix servers for RockBand.com, DanceCentral.com, and HarmonixMusic.com have been restored. Players should now login and reset their passwords. Harmonix also released the following apology: Thanks so much for being loyal Harmonix fans over the years. For those of you... More
  • Blog Post: The War Z Gets Hacked

    Zombie MMO The War Z has been hacked, according to the company, and subsequently taken offline. Users' info has been taken, but not any payment or billing info. A statement from the company reads in part: We are sorry to report that we have discovered that hackers gained access to our forum and game... More
  • Blog Post: Game Hack Places Zelda In Starring Role

    The Legend of Zelda now stars the title character as a playable character thanks to a hacker. In a short video below, Zelda fans can get an idea of what it would be like to rescue Link as Zelda in the Nintendo Entertainment System title. A similar thing happened with another classic Nintendo game, when... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong Hacked To Make Pauline A Playable Character

    A father who plays classic games with his daughter decided to take matters into his own hands when she asked if Pauline, the perpetual princess in distress, was a playable character. You can check out the video below, which has some details about the process in the video's description: "My three... More
  • Blog Post: Anonymous Has No Plans To Attack The PlayStation Network

    Anonymous recently released a YouTube video threatening Sony for supporting SOPA . They have since clarified that if this attack were to take place, it would be focused on Sony Executives and not the PlayStation Network. Apparently, there were those among the hacker group who wanted to attack the PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Anonymous Threatens Sony With Robotic Voice On YouTube

    Anonymous is upset at Sony for supporting the SOPA act, and is threatening to shut down its network again. The hacker group also threatened Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, and Taylor Swift. Here is the full text of their threat: "Hello, SONY. We are Anonymous. It has come to the attention... More
  • Blog Post: Hacker Group Lulzsec Ends Reign Of Digital Terror

    After nearly two months of constant, exhaustive cyber-attacks on corporations and government agencies all around the world, hacker group Lulzsec says it is going away. The announcement comes via the six-person group's "50 Days of Lulz" letter . The statement begins with a sort-of explanation... More
  • Blog Post: CBS' Sega Coverage Could Use Some Work

    A few days ago, the Sega Pass service was hacked , potentially compromising user's account information. That kind of security breach has been happening a lot lately, with companies like Bethesda, Epic Games, and most famously Sony experiencing encounters with various hacker groups. As you might expect... More
  • Blog Post: Codemasters' Site Hacked, User Data Taken

    Last month , UK publisher/developer Codemasters announced that its website was hacked. Now the company has revealed that another attack occurred last Friday, and this time user data was taken. GamesIndustry.biz reports that emails have gone out to affected customers that states that in an attack on June... More
  • Blog Post: Sony’s PSN Firmware Update Makes Its Way To PSP

    Following the PlayStation 3 firmware updates that Sony has been rolling out these last couple weeks, Sony has finally started to update its PSP firmware. Sony just released firmware update 6.39 for PSP systems. This update guides users through the process of changing their PSN password, and according... More
  • Blog Post: Time To Sell Your Car; This Kinect Hack Will Drive You Around

    During the keynote, at this week’s Microsoft's MIX 11 web developer conference, some interesting Kinect mods were rolled out. Clint Rutkas of Coding4Fun/Channel 9 rode onstage in a Kinect-driven Jellybean armchair. Check out the video below. Microsoft also announced that it will soon release... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Settles Its Case Against The PlayStation 3 Hacker

    In February, Sony began suing George "GeoHotz" Hotz, the hacker who had published the PlayStation 3 root key. Fortunately, this short-lived legal battle has already reached a settlement. Ever since root access to the PlayStation 3 was gained earlier in the year, the door has been open for unauthorized... More
  • Blog Post: Engineer Uses Kinect To Control AR Drone

    Ever since its release, Microsoft motion-control camera Kinect has been a modder's paradise. It seems like we seem something new being done with the peripheral on a near-weekly basis. This week's awesome Kinect mod comes courtesy of aeronautical engineer Tom Zickel, who rigged a Kinect for use... More
  • Blog Post: Dungeon Siege III Expanding Its Lore With Help From Dark Horse Comics

    Square Enix has announced the seemingly inevitable comic book tie-in for its upcoming dungeon crawler, Dungeon Siege III. The partnership with Dark Horse Comics will give players added insight into Obsidian Entertainment's game via three new web comics. The comics are a collaboration between writer... More
  • Blog Post: Kinect Hack Lets You Use Your Friends' Body Like A Puppet

    A few months ago, artist Chris O'Shea introduced the world to his Kinect-fueled air guitar . O'Shea hasn't stopped tinkering with the device, and he's recently shown off a few of his latest projects. His Body Swap installation is pretty neat, allowing two people to temporarily shed their... More
  • Blog Post: PS3 Hackers Can Now Unban Themselves

    Sony and the PS3 hacking community have been engaged in a tug-of-war in recent months, ever since root access to the PlayStation 3 was gained. In addition to opening the door for unauthorized indie development on the console, that breakthrough allowed users to play pirated games and cheat online. Sony... More
  • Blog Post: Kinect Hack Could Save Lives

    Hacking Microsoft’s Kinect seems to be a worldwide fad right now, but this latest repurposing might be the most practical ever. A group of graduate engineering students at the University of Washington have hacked a Kinect so it can help doctors perform surgery. University of Washington’s... More
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