Tag: gaming

Pokémon Go Apparently Used In Russian Election Meddling

Russian agents used the game Pokémon Go as a tool to influence the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report by CNN. A Russian-linked account masquerading as a Black Lives Matter activist group called Don’t Shoot Us apparently had the “dual goal of galvanizing African-Americans to protest and encouraging other Americans to view black…

Bee Explains How ‘Penis Goblins’ Helped Steve Bannon Take Over White House

On Wednesday’s “Full Frontal,” Samantha Bee read highlighted parts of the book, Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency, by Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green which talks about Bannon’s rise to President Donald Trump’s administration. “This is the true story of how Steve Bannon brought the alt-right into our world,”…

Hackers Hit Xbox, PlayStation Networks [VIDEO]

Hackers take responsibility for crashing PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox networks over Christmas, asking for retweets in exchange for ending the problem. The group Lizard Squad took to Twitter to announce it was behind the connection failure, adding that it used distributed denial-of-service attacks to flood the networks with traffic and bring down the services. Lizard…

Microsoft agrees to buy the video game developer behind Minecraft for $2.5 billion

Microsoft Corp. today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which includes the studios behind global blockbuster franchises “Halo,” “Forza,” “Fable” and more. Microsoft’s investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable “Minecraft” players to…

NSA, GCHQ ‘planted agents’ into World of Warcraft, Second Life to spy on gamers

The NSA and the UK’s GCHQ spying agencies have collected players’ charts and deployed real-life agents into online World of Warcraft and Second Life games, a new leak by whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed. An NSA document from 2008, titled “Exploiting Terrorist Use of Games & Virtual Environments,” was published Monday by The Guardian in…

Nintendo Boss Who Took It From Playing Cards To Video Games Dies

Nintendo has confirmed that its former president Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran the company for 53 years, has died. Yamauchi took the company from its humble roots as a playing cards maker to its position now as a global video gaming giant best-known for its Mario titles and Wii console. BBC News

Nintendo 2DS Announced Availble On October 12th.

Nintendo 2DS has been announced by Nintendo. The portable device will play both Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games, with no 3D effects with 3DS games. The 2DS will be available in North America for $129.99 on October 12th (the same day as Pokemon X and Y) and features a slate-like design rather than the…

Video Game Personality Ryan Davis Dead At 34

Video game journalist and podcaster Ryan Davis, known for his devout fan following in the tight-knit community, died last week at the age of 34, Giant Bomb, the news gaming site he cofounded, said on Monday. Davis had a visible online presence in the video game community through the popular podcast “the Giant Bombcast” he…