Item-Duping Glitch Makes Bloodborne Way Easier, Kinda Ruins The Game

The Argument Over Whether A Bloodborne Exploit Is Cheating

Bloodborne is a difficult game, no doubt. If look closely, though, there are ways to make it easier. Boss exploits—aka cheesing—are the stuff of legend in Souls games, but is that cheating? » 3/27/15 11:45am Friday 11:45am

Dying Light patched out its famous loot-harvesting weapon-duplication trick once again this week. And once again, someone found another way to perform the same exploit. Follow the new instructions in the video above, especially if you need help surviving hard mode. Thanks to Reddit's Uber-Lurker for the PSA.… » 3/13/15 3:17pm 3/13/15 3:17pm

Giving Yourself Hacked Pokémon Just Got Way Easier

UPDATE 3/4: Unfortunately, this has now been patched out on the 3DS! You can still do it if you don't update, but it means not being able to play online. » 2/23/15 1:32pm 2/23/15 1:32pm

Smash Bros. Player Discovers Potentially Game-Breaking Exploit

Amongst the panoply of Super Smash Bros. characters, Captain Olimar is often considered one of the most peculiar figures in the game. The Pikmin star is tricky to use effectively, particularly for beginners. Now, he's developing a new reputation thanks to a ridiculously powerful exploit one player discovered this week. » 2/18/15 2:15pm 2/18/15 2:15pm

Dying Light's latest patch removed a popular weapon-duplicating exploit, but don't worry: there's already a workaround. It only took players like Reddit's BillSavage a few hours to find a new way to break the game's loot system wide open. Learn how to do so in the video tutorial above. Text-instructions included below. » 2/04/15 5:50pm 2/04/15 5:50pm

How To Trick Dying Light Into Giving You Loads Of Money [UPDATE]

Dying Light is a game with a lot of loot and a lot of grinding. If you're looking for an easy way around its loot grind to maximize your time spent killing zombies for fun and fun alone, fear not: players have uncovered a handy exploit to do just that. » 1/28/15 12:15pm 1/28/15 12:15pm

Destiny's Latest Exploit: Pulling Out Your LAN Cable

I like to think I'm pretty Internet savvy, so when someone first told me that the latest cheese for Destiny involves yanking out your ethernet cable, I thought they were screwing with me, like when some forum miscreant says that "Alt-F4" is the solution to your web problems. Turns out they weren't. It's real. » 1/02/15 10:00am 1/02/15 10:00am

Steam Holiday Auction Shuts Down After Gem Exploits Spread (UPDATE)

Shortly after launching its "Holiday Auction" on Steam last night, Valve was forced to put the thing on an indefinite hold—suspending many PC gamers wish to reap a bounty of free games. The problem? "There have been some issues with Gems." Dammit, Gems! » 12/12/14 10:00am 12/12/14 10:00am

Mario Kart Has A New Controversial Technique Called 'Fire Hopping'

Discussions around Mario Kart 8 are getting heated as the moment, as players have discovered a new technique some are calling "Fire Hopping." » 6/03/14 6:00pm 6/03/14 6:00pm

Here's How To Make Infinite Money In GTA V

Money makes the world go round, and boy howdy, can you nab a ton of cash in Grand Theft Auto V...if you're willing to play dirty, that is. Such is the nature of exploits. » 9/19/13 4:30pm 9/19/13 4:30pm

Hackers Find Origin Exploit, Can Get At Your PC [UPDATE]

Ars Technica reports that a vulnerability on Origin, the game platform by EA, has been found. It's an exploit that allows Origin to become an "attack platform" that can install malware on your computer. » 3/18/13 6:10pm 3/18/13 6:10pm

Bending the Rules as an Art Form

A man who applies a particular mental skill to play Blackjack, counting cards, will eventually find security standing behind him, strongly suggesting he vacate the premises, when someone working for the casino figures out what he is doing. » 2/22/12 8:30pm 2/22/12 8:30pm

What's Wrong With Exploiting Design Flaws in Online Games?

With players dancing their way out of trouble in BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic, commenter Raso719 wonders what's the big deal about taking advantage of sloppy programming to gain an advantage in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. » 1/04/12 11:00am 1/04/12 11:00am

EA Smashes Battlefield's Banhammer With Relish

Possibly in response to the XP exploit discovered last week, Electronic Arts has touted the hundreds of summary bannings it has handed out in Battlefield 3 and said it has nooooo problem handing out more. You want to boost for XP repairing an EOD robot, you little shits? I've got your ass for the rest of your natural… » 11/13/11 6:00pm 11/13/11 6:00pm

Easy Credit Ripoff In Halo: Reach

This guy says he's found a wash-rinse-repeat way to rack up 20,000 credits in Halo: Reach inside of 10 minutes. I promise, I promise, I promise Naughty Bear is not going to jump out and say boo. » 9/26/10 7:00pm 9/26/10 7:00pm

Javelins, Zerg Rushes, Ninja Looting and Other Social Dilemmas

It's there, and you know how to use it. It's an exploit or a glitch or some imbalance in the AI. Morally, it's wrong. But what if everyone else is doing it? Or just the potential for them doing it? » 3/07/10 2:00pm 3/07/10 2:00pm

Gears of War 2 Update Arrives With Mountain of Fixes and Tweaks

Gears of War 2 updated last night with a patch that includes quite a number of fixes for multiplayer and balancing issues as well as some new features. » 1/21/09 9:31am 1/21/09 9:31am