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Sony Comes Clean: PlayStation Network Hackers Have Stolen Personal Data

A security breach in the Playstation Network by still unidentified hackers resulted in stolen personal information, Sony confirmed today.
Sony says while personal information was likely stolen they don't believe credit card numbers were and that they hope to have the Playstation Network service... More »


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Everything You Need To Know About The PlayStation Network Hack

It has been almost a week since Playstation Network went offline because of an external intrusion.
Now that Sony has confirmed that it's going to be another week or so and that personal information has been stolen from their databases, I bet you have a bunch of questions. More »


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Error-Riddled Mortal Kombat Guide Won't Get Reprint Due to "Economics"

Strategy guide maker Prima Guides told visitors to their website that the error-riddled strategy guide for Mortal Kombat likely won't be seeing a second printing to correct the mistakes.
"Economics makes a second printing unlikely, unfortunately," a spokesperson wrote in response to fan's... More »


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Sony PlayStation Tablets' Touchscreen D-Pad In Real Life

A virtual d-pad has worked better on tablets and phones than many have expected, but mostly for games designed with those limitations in mind. [Impress Watch]
One thing hasn't changed: More »


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It Sure Looks Like Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness is Coming to the 3DS

The magazine scans reader David points us towards are ridiculously blurry and the images vague, but three things are certain: That spiky-haired character is holding a Pokéball, the game is on the 3DS, and that's Agate Village from Pokémon XD: More »


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In Search of a Massively-Multiplayer RPG that isn't World of Warcraft

Commenter ValeriaHeart is looking for suggestions for a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game to play with her partner that isn't World of Warcraft in today's episode of Speak-Up on Kotaku. More »


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How Did the Worst-Sounding Wii Game Become My Most-Anticipated Wii Game?

There are two ways to describe Nintendo's next Wii game, Wii Play: Motion. Well, three ways, if you include Game I Was Never Going To Touch Based On Its Original Description. More »


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What Can Terrorists Learn from Video Games?

Gamification is the act of applying video game-like rewards to non-gaming situations as a form of motivation. Imagine earning experience points for taking out the trash, or scoring well on a customer service survey, or learning how to create homemade explosives for use in terrorist acts. More »


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Nintendo Worried People Aren't Buying 3DS' Magic

Nintendo's glasses-free 3DS portable gaming system isn't selling as well as the company expected because people don't understand how great the gadget is or how to properly use it, the president of the company theorizes.
Addressing a gathering of analysts in Tokyo this week, Nintendo President... More »


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World Of Warcraft's Rise of the Zandalari Patch Feeds The Trolls

The Zandalari tribe once sided with the Alliance and Horde against their troll brothers in Zul'Gurub and Zul'Drak. In World of Warcraft patch 4.1, their sympathies have changed.
Coming soon to a World of Warcraft server near you, the Rise of the Zandalari patch brings sweeping changes to the... More »


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Buffy, Freddy and Machete Are Call of Duty's New Zombie Slayers

Dropped on a mysterious, ice-covered Siberian island, Call of the Dead has players control a dream-team of zombie killers as they fight to survive an army of the Soviet undead led by the set-light wielding reanimated corpse of George Romero.
Call of the Dead, part of the Call of Duty: More »


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L.A. Noire Can Be Rockstar's Easiest Game or One Of Its Toughest (Your Choice)

The next big game from Rockstar Games and Team Bondi will be challenging-or easy-in unusual ways.
The game, L.A. Noire, is a detective story, a dialogue-heavy noir adventure punctuated with brief moments of violence. More »


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