Kickstarter Project Canceled After Dude Spends All the Money

If you were thinking about donating some money to help Spike Lee get back on his feet, maybe think twice: this guy just raised over $120,000 to make a game, and then just walked away with all the money. Contrary to what The Crowd Economy preaches, strangers can still screw you. » 7/25/13 2:23pm 7/25/13 2:23pm

Chinese Cosplayer's Image Stolen To Sell Companion Services

Last week we reported that Chinese gamers could pay female companions to play online games with them. This type of behavior has created an online industry dedicated to selling companion gaming services. However, it seems this industry is a bit shadier than originally reported. » 4/15/13 8:00am 4/15/13 8:00am

Scammers Behind Fake Version of Angry Birds Ordered to Refund Customers

There is a legitimate, free version of Angry Birds for Android. But one app that appeared on the Android Market (now Google Play) last fall wasn't it. It was a fake, a piece of malware explicitly designed to part phone owners from their cash. Now, the scammers that took the money have been ordered to give it back. » 5/24/12 11:30am 5/24/12 11:30am

ECA President Blames Exploiters For Cancellation Concerns

Earlier this morning Kotaku reported on concerns from members of the Entertainment Consumers Association over the organization's membership renewal policies. ECA president Hal Halpin now offers his response, blaming exploiters for the majority of the issues at hand. » 12/02/09 5:20pm 12/02/09 5:20pm