Surely The Most Awkward Way To Play Tetris

Do you love the game Tetris but wish it was on your torso for friends and total strangers to see? Well one lucky tinkerer has a solution for you! » 7/02/14 2:30pm 7/02/14 2:30pm

I Love “Trapped in a Video Game” Stories

I love “trapped in a video game” stories—be that in books, anime, or even games. As a gamer, such stories directly relate to my greatest passion. But more than that, “trapped in a video game” is setup brimming with the potential for epic plots and thematic explorations. » 5/20/14 7:00am 5/20/14 7:00am

A Hack That Gets You The Most Taco Bell Food For Your Money

It's late at night, you've got a pocketful of crumpled bills and coins, and your hunger exceeds your self-esteem. Thanks to a clever hack, now all you have to do is send your budget to a special email address to generate a maximum calorie Taco Bell menu. » 5/04/14 2:33pm 5/04/14 2:33pm

How to hack your air conditioner thermostat to make a wall explode

Sponsored by the game Watch Dogs, the folks at RatedRR explain how you can hack into anything in real life—from cameras to AC units to smart power outlets to wireless LED lights—to use those home devices as remote bomb detonators. And of course, their demonstration includes actual bombs and explosions for your… » 4/01/14 2:55pm 4/01/14 2:55pm

EA Server Hacked To Run A Scam (That's Now Been Shut Down)

According to a report from internet security firm Netcraft, an Electronic Arts server was recently hacked, and until it was shut down was being used to run a phishing scam that targeted Apple customers » 3/19/14 9:30pm 3/19/14 9:30pm

​The World's Biggest Digital Comics Retailer Got Hacked

Comixology—the digital comics storefront that pushes hundreds of thousands of comics to millions of readers all over the world—just informed users that they suffered a security breach. Okay, True Believers, you should know the drill by now: time to pick a new password. » 3/06/14 11:30am 3/06/14 11:30am

Mod Forces Spelunky to Create the Same Levels

A big component of Spelunky's appeal and challenge is its procedurally generated levels, assuring you don't play the same board twice. Some diehards, however, have developed a tool (for the PC's HD version) that forces the game to generate the same level on replays. » 1/21/14 11:04am 1/21/14 11:04am

Hacker Claims League of Legends Maker Buried a Finished Card Game…

Someone has claimed to hack the Twitter account of the president and co-founder of Riot Games, the makers of League of Legends, using it to publish images and templates from a completed-but-unreleased League of Legends card-based game. "Riot doesn't want you to play this game," said "Jason," the hacker. » 10/13/13 6:00pm 10/13/13 6:00pm

Ubisoft says hackers exploited one of its websites to gain access to names, email addresses and encrypted passwords of uPlay members. While no credit card information was compromised, the publisher is suggesting that users change their passwords. » 7/02/13 12:47pm 7/02/13 12:47pm

Watch This Yoga Ball Transform into a Katamari Damacy Controller

Playing Katamari Damacy is always delightful, but I've always wanted a controller that actually emulated the game. Well, now one exists! » 6/20/13 6:00pm 6/20/13 6:00pm

Hacking Killed a Square Enix Online Shop [Update]

Last month, the Square Enix Official Goods Online Shop was compromised as the third-party server, which hosts its online retail store, was breached. » 10/16/12 8:30pm 10/16/12 8:30pm

Report: Sony (Mobile) Hacked

Over the Labor Day weekend, some hackers were apparently hard at work. Hacktivist group NullCew announced that it has made its way into Sony Mobile's servers, reports ZDNet. » 9/04/12 5:00am 9/04/12 5:00am

PS Vita Is Finally Getting PS1 Compatibility, And Possibly Some New…

The PS Vita will be getting a firmware update soon which will allow for a bunch of new features, including the long-awaited PS1 game compatibility. However, by opening the doors to older classics, Sony could potentially be exposing or creating new security holes to hackers who would eagerly exploit them.


The new… » 8/16/12 7:00am 8/16/12 7:00am

Has the PS3 Been "Hacked" Again? [Update: Sort of, Not Really]

A Hong Kong-based modder known as AnoRelease is claiming to have made a pretty significant change to some PlayStation 3 code, using a highly technical routine to trick a retail console into thinking it was a "debug" unit. » 7/18/12 3:50am 7/18/12 3:50am

Exploit Found in Minecraft, Some Users Able to "Impersonate" Other…

Smash hit Minecraft has been slowly found to have been compromised over the past week, a flaw in the game's authentication system resulting in a loophole that's given us one of the weirdest exploits of a game in recent memory. » 7/15/12 5:39am 7/15/12 5:39am

Phantasy Star Online 2 Hacked as an Alleged Prank

Free-to-play online game Phantasy Star Online 2 » 7/12/12 5:30am 7/12/12 5:30am was hacked, and non-playable characters were moved about as, it seems, some sort of prank.

Security Breach Turns DayZ's Servers into a Giant Botnet

In a month's time, DayZ—the zombie-survival variant of Arma II— has quickly established itself as one of the most appealing mods of a PC game in recent history, if ever. That also makes it an appealing target to malefactors. » 6/10/12 4:00pm 6/10/12 4:00pm

Spurned Singer Arrested for Computer Crime

The Japanese entertainment industry is crawling with young women who hope to become the next geek idol. With her anime songs and maid outfits, Mako Okita might seem like any other hopeful, but she stands out. How many idols can say they've been arrested for cyber crime? » 4/16/12 7:45am 4/16/12 7:45am

Foxconn Hacked

A hacker collective named SwaggSec claims to have hacked Foxconn, the world's largest electronic components maker. Foxconn assembles hardware for Apple as well as game consoles, such as the PS3, the Xbox 360, and the Wii. According to SwaggSec's open letter, the hack appears to be retaliation for Foxconn's notorious… » 2/09/12 7:00am 2/09/12 7:00am